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Flickr shuts down wall art service, moves photo book printing to Blurb

Earlier today, Flickr moved its photo book printing service over to a third party services, and stopped offering any wall art options entirely.

Google Photos introduces new pet-friendly features

Google Photos is adding a few pet-friendly features that will make it easier to find photos of your favorite pooch. Now, you can organize your pet photos by facial recognition, and you can even search your library by breed.

Snapchat 'sky filters' use augmented reality to replace the sky with stars, sunsets and more

Snapchat is using its augmented reality tech to replace the sky in your photos. The so-called 'sky filters' can swap out a boring sky for a colorful sunset, rainbows, a starry night, and more.

iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography

TechCrunch has already posted their review of the upcoming iPhone 8 (not yet the iPhone X), and they're calling it "a look into the augmented future of photography."

The Quickshot app adjusts your photography in real time

The app, created by the makers of Facetune, features a 'quickshot' mode that adjusts your image preview in real-life, rather than optimizing it post-capture.

New startup 'Binded' aims to simplify copyright for photographers

Copyright disputes are no fun at all. 'Binded' is a new startup that aims to simplify the process of registering - and enforcing - copyright for photographers.

Instagram implements image upload through mobile site

Instagram's mobile website has been updated to allow for image upload without installing the Instagram app on a mobile device.

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat and Prisma with new camera features

Facebook is testing filter and effects options that are remarkably similar to the kind offered by Snapchat and the popular Prisma app on its in-app camera. Read more

Facebook posts Surround 360 camera assembly instructions on GitHub

Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 camera records up to 8K 360-video using 17 camera modules. Now the company has posted instruction manuals on GitHub detailing how to build the camera and install its software. Read more

Facebook adds 360 photo viewing to iOS and Android apps

Facebook has added support for uploading and viewing 360-degree photos to its iOS and Android apps. Read more

REVL seeks funding for Arc 4K action camera with integrated gimbal

REVL, a San Francisco-based startup, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce REVL Arc, a 4K action camera with an integrated motorized gimbal. Read more

Chinese maker Xiaomi challenges GoPro with new Yi Action Camera

Update: The Yi Action Camera is now being sold in the US. Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more

Lomography seeks crowd funding for new production of Petzval lenses

The people at Lomography have built a business around promoting and selling lo-fi cameras and accessories. What's (really) old is new again in their latest Kickstarter campaign, an effort to bring the centuries-old Petzval lens back into production. The 'New Petzval' lenses look and function much like the originals with a brass exterior, and would be produced in both Canon EF- and Nikon F- mounts. Click through and read more about the project.