photography

Perfect photo portrait research mimics the masters

Perfect photo portrait research mimics the masters

Striking headshot portraits that offer the same styles as famous photographers could one day be created from the sort of snaps you can take with your phone, with one computer vision research team cooking up a dynamic retouching system. The handiwork of a group led by computational photography researcher YiChang Shih, the system - dubbed "Style Transfer for Headshot Portraits" - takes a regular source picture and another showing the an example of the sort of style you're trying to achieve, blending the two automatically, and even doing the same for video.

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LG G3 camera hands-on

LG G3 camera hands-on

Our first impressions of the LG G3 have been relatively positive. Having a look at this device in an international iteration for the first time means we’re getting several features that are slightly different from the USA-based edition, but one thing certainly remains the same: the camera. Here we’re having a first glimpse at the camera’s ability to take fine shots and video in a relatively dark environment.

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Qualcomm focuses on easier 3D phone cameras

Qualcomm focuses on easier 3D phone cameras

Qualcomm is aiming to position its new Snapdragon chips at the heart of computational photography, making it easier for phone and tablet manufacturers to add depth-sensing dual camera systems such as on the HTC One M8. The processor company plans a duo-camera reference design with stereo and depth camera support on the Snapdragon 805, senior director for cameras and imaging Tim Yates confirmed, in the hope of cutting the hassles of developing a system from scratch.

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NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a massive collection of images available to the public domain this month. Bringing 400,000 images - most of which have never been seen on the web before - to the public is a big step for the museum in joining a large cross-section of institutions implementing similar initiatives. "I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Lytro documentary brings LYTRO ILLUM camera to life

Lytro documentary brings LYTRO ILLUM camera to life

This week an 11-minute documentary called "Emotions in a Different Light" has been released to the web for the public. This documentary is a relatively new way of going about showing off the abilities of a device - the LYTRO ILLUM in this case - with Lytro traveling along with a set of photographers to see what they do with the device in the field.

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