Photography

Lightroom’s ‘Android native’ interface goes live in version 3.0

Lightroom’s ‘Android native’ interface goes live in version 3.0

If you fancy yourself a photographer and want something more powerful than Instagram, there's a good chance you use Adobe's mobile version of Lightroom. The app has been steadily improved for mobile for years, offering some of Lightroom's best features for smartphone and tablet users. A fairly significant update for Android users was just pushed out, and it overhauls the interface.

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iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be. Perhaps you won't know why, assuming your skills have improved. Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple's own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots.

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olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

In the past, you needed a rolling suit case or at least a backpack to carry some professional photography equipment. And that didn’t even include the camera yet. These days, however, you can get nearly the same results from just a smartphone and a few accessories. Especially if said accessories come from this photography kit for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. olloclip, makers of the most popular lenses for iPhones, and laptop and camera bag maker Incase have joined forces to offer a very limited edition Filmer’s Kit to help you carry your iPhone 7 studio with you wherever you go.

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Leica TL2 arrives with 24MP, 4K video, and new Maestro II processor

Leica TL2 arrives with 24MP, 4K video, and new Maestro II processor

Following weeks of rumors, Leica has officially launched its new TL2, a compact camera based on the Leica TL-System. This time around, Leica has fitted its TL camera model with a new 24-megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor, as well as the new Maestro II series image processor. The camera is, despite its compact size, intended for serious photographers in need of serious quality.

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LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

When LG went back to the drawing board with the LG G6, it eschewed almost all fancy features save for the Full Vision display. It focused on improving the staples of smartphones like reliability, performance, and camera. On that last part, however, it might have faltered just a bit. In taking the LG G6 for a spin, DxOMark eventually gave this LG early 2017 flagship a score of 84, a point or two lower than the LG G5 or even the V20 from last year.

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Samsung’s ISOCELL camera brand could debut in Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s ISOCELL camera brand could debut in Galaxy Note 8

Samsung might really be paving the way for its silicon to compete in a broader market. Nothing has been formally announced yet, but it is already expected that Samsung will soon be selling its Exynos systems-on-chip (SoC) to other device manufactures. Now at MWC Shanghai, it is perhaps laying the groundwork for doing the same in the mobile camera space. It has announced a new ISOCELL brand for its camera sensors, hinting at the possibility of expanding the reach of those sensors to other smartphones.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Rebel SL2 missed the 4K video boat

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Rebel SL2 missed the 4K video boat

It's National Camera Day and what better way to celebrate that than by launching new cameras. Or so says Canon. Although these two new DSLRs won't be available for purchase until late next month, they have been years in tha making. So what's a few more weeks' wait? The new EOS 6D Mark II and the new EOS Rebel SL2 give budding and slightly advanced photographers almost everything they can want from a serious camera. All except for one now common feature: 4K video recording.

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Google Photos shared libraries feature is rolling out now

Google Photos shared libraries feature is rolling out now

In mid-May, Google announced a new inbound feature for Google Photos called Suggested Sharing; with it, users are presented with sharing suggestions made possible via machine learning. That feature is rolling out to users this week, the company has announced, making Google Photos even easier to use; the shared libraries feature is rolling out, too. Once it arrives on your own phone, you'll be prompted to share certain photos with your friends, and the entire process will only take a single tap.

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Caltech’s camera could banish smartphone bumps for good

Caltech’s camera could banish smartphone bumps for good

The powerful cameras inside our smartphones come at a price, and not just the literal one, of course. Next to the endangered 3.5 mm headphone jack, the camera is the last piece that keeps phones from becoming uniformly thin, not to mention flat. Even without mechanical parts like OIS, the camera's bulk is mostly due to its non-flat lens. That is why when the California Institute of Technology, better known as Caltech, boasts it has produced an ultra-thin, flat camera, the smartphone industry's interest is definitely piqued.

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OnePlus 5 took these photos : Zoom, Low-Light, Bokeh, Speed

OnePlus 5 took these photos : Zoom, Low-Light, Bokeh, Speed

This afternoon I took the OnePlus 5 on a walk to take a set of photos. I walked the dog with the phone, took a few photos of birds, then came back home to take some photos of oddities around the house. What you're about to see is a set of photos I captured this afternoon, resized but not edited at all in any other way. This is the first part of our camera judgement, part of our OnePlus 5 review, extended through this week.

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OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

Today the OnePlus 5 was revealed by the company during a special event broadcast live across the internet. This device has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution and AMOLED technology as well as a dual-camera image and video capture system at its back - but it's the price that's most interesting of all. This is the most expensive device ever offered by OnePlus for any smartphone they've ever released.

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How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

The next big thing in the world of smartphones are dual rear camera arrangements, one where a high-resolution camera is joined by a second typically low-resolution camera. The combination of the two enable the camera to pull off some interesting effects, one of which is bokeh effects applied to the shallow depth-of-field -- that is, to the blurred background of a image where where the subject itself is in focus. If you haven't updated your smartphone in a while, don't fret -- you can get this effect using your single-camera phone, as well.

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