Articles tagged "facebook"

Facebook's open source Surround 360 captures 3D-360 video at up to 8K

Facebook has introduced the Surround 360, which captures 3D, 360 degree video using a total of seventeen cameras, all with global shutters. Equally notable is the fact that Facebook will be making both the camera design and processing software open source to encourage developers to improve the product. Read more

Facebook Moments app update turns images into movies

Facebook's Moments app receives its first major update since launch.

Facebook's Moments app allows for private sharing of images

Facebook's Moments app lets you share photos from events among friends.

Facebook SDE blogs about copyright theft in 2012, gets flamed in 2014

Back in 2012, Jesse Chen - now an engineer at Facebook, but then a fresh graduate - wrote a blog post. In that post he explains how to get rid of the 'ugly copyright overlay' typically used in image proofs, posted online or sent out by professional photographers after events. Essentially a short guide to image theft, the post went unnoticed at the time, but two years later it has come back to haunt Chen, creating a storm of righteous anger from photographers on social media. Read more

American Society of Media Photographers warns about new Facebook T&Cs

Another day, another controversial change to Facebook's terms of service. The American Society of Media Photographers has warned its members to 'beware' Facebook's proposed new terms of service, which - the A.S.M.P claims - would allow the social media giant to 'exploit your name, likeness, content, images, private information, and personal brand by using it in advertising and in commercial and sponsored content - without any compensation to you'. Click through for more details. 

New capture app can automatically post to Facebook

Android app uploads your images to Facebook albums.

Galleries can be shared by 50 friends, each of whom can upload up to 200 photos. 

Canon offers 'Facebook ready' version of PowerShot N

Will consumers 'Like' a dedicated Facebook connect button?

Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition

Canon has created a 'Facebook ready' variant of its social-media-focused PowerShot N digital camera. The 'Facebook ready' version will only be available directly from Canon (in the US, at least) and has a dedicated Facebook connect button in the place of the connect-to-device one on the standard N. Once the camera has been taught your login details, you can upload images with a choice of who gets to see them, once posted. The 1/2.3" 12MP sensor camera will cost $299.

What size should your socially shared photos be? 

You can also download Nikon's iOS apps for on-the-go learning.

'Liking Isn't Helping' - ad campaign uses jarring press photos to spur action

It's all very well 'liking' a charitable cause on Facebook, but what difference does it make? Crisis Relief Singapore is running an ad campaign called 'Liking Isn't Helping' which uses photos showing victims of war and natural disasters to encourage volunteerism - with an ironic twist. The images are composites of real press photos and Facebook-style thumbs ups, accompanied by the message that 'Liking isn't helping'. Click through for more details.

Vine vs. Instagram: The battle for video views

Vine for Android gets update while Instagram videos views are off the charts.

Today, Instagram joins the shot form video scrimmage. 

NeroKwik helps you create and share photo collages

NeroKwik lets you access your images from a variety of sources, and is now for Nook too.

Can Instagram challenge Vine by allowing videos?

Is this the end of Twitter's 6-second video app?

App posts photos to Facebook from Google Glass

Third-party app developer Tesseract Mobile offers app to post Google Glass photos to Facebook.

Instagram introduces photo tagging

You can now tag your friends on Instagram, Facebook-style.

Cooliris lets you see all your photos in one app

The photo viewing application now lets you see Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox and Google Drive photos in one place.

What does Facebook's new Android 'skin' mean for the future of social imagery? 

Facebook 'phone' comes to fruition

Long-rumored Facebook phone is Facebook-centric Android launcher instead.

“Photos At My Door “allows anyone to browse their friends’ albums and create photo products.

Facebook may launch its own Android OS on HTC

Facebook invites press to “Come See Our New Home On Android" on April 4.

Facebook further pushes photo prominence in the News Feed

Facebook has announced an upcoming update to the way photos are presented in user News Feeds. More space will be devoted to images, displaying them more prominently on the page. This is the second redesign that focuses on bigger pictures since July last year. The result of the redesign is not too dissimilar to Google+. In addition, the News Feed can be filtered to view only photo-based updates. The company says it is rolling the changes out in the coming weeks to both desktop and mobile version.

Facebook releasing Snapchat competitor

New Facebook app will send self-destructing photo messages.

App updates for Google+, Facebook and more

Google+ app adds Communities feature, Facebook ups photo upload controls.

Facebook’s Photo Sync automatically uploads photos from your phone

Photo Sync uploads your photos privately so you can share them later; now testing for iOS. 

Photo of Obama hug sets Facebook record

Image earns most "likes" ever in history of social network.

Facebook adds photo filters too

Facebook's latest iOS app update includes filters for photos.

Facebook pushes photo prominence in timeline

Facebook has updated the way photos are presented in the timeline section of users' profiles - devoting more page space to the images and making it easier to give some images prominence. The result is an awful lot like the Google+ gallery view, and the Flickr interface for viewing contacts' images but appears to crop all images to square format. The Facebook update gives the ability to 'highlight' specific images (making them four times larger) but doesn't just present your own images - images with you tagged in them will be intermingled with your own shots, so it's not an optimal way to showcase your photography, unless you ruthlessly de-tag yourself from other peoples' photos.

Facebook creates Camera app for photo sharing and viewing on iOS

Facebook has announced a free app called Camera that focuses on viewing and sharing photos. Instead of showing what your friends are doing and thinking, it just dives straight to their photo galleries. The app also allows you to share multiple photos at a time, including descriptions and tagging. There are also tools for cropping and applying filters to your images. The app allows Facebook to be used in a much more Instagram-like manner (and it seems too soon for this to be a product of the Facebook buyout). Updated with first impressions.

Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn

Just as Instagram looked to expand its ambitions as a mobile photo sharing network, it has been bought by Facebook for $1bn. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company 'need[s] to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features, rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.' He stresses the importance of growing the service independently of Facebook and voices support for Instagram's recent expansion to easily share images from other Apps, such as Hipstamatic and Camera Awesome.

Facebook adds higher resolution photo viewing

Facebook has added high resolution photos and full screen photo viewing. From today, the photo viewer will show the highest resolution image available, rather than offering a download link for higher-res images (up to 2048 pixels along each edge). An option to expand the photo to fullscreen has also been added. The changes also include adding a simplified version of the sRGB color profile to each image, increasing its chances of displaying color correctly.

Facebook Lightbox vs Google+: which better presents your images?

Facebook is making its first steps towards taking photography seriously with the launch of its Lightbox display interface. The change, which is being rolled-out to users in the coming weeks, darkens the rest of the screen when a photo is selected and shows images in greater detail than before (up to 960 pixels in each dimension). How does this presentation compare to the more obviously photo-friendly Google+ service?