Articles tagged "microsoft"

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High-profile camera expert leaves Microsoft, returns to Nokia

Juha Alakarhu is the latest Microsoft engineer to leave that company's mobile devision, returning to Nokia as it looks more and more likely that Microsoft will abandon its mobile hardware business. Read more

Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures

The Microsoft Pix app aims to out-do your stock iPhone app by analyzing captured image bursts for image quality and facial expressions, selecting and optimizing the best exposures. Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review

Can the Microsoft Lumia 950 keep up with the Windows and Android competition? Find out in our full review.

Microsoft provides additional detail on Lumia 950 and 950XL cameras

Juha Alakarhu, Director of cameras for phones at Microsoft, has written a blog post about the camera in the new Lumia 950 and 950XL devices. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power

Microsoft has announced the latest generation of its Surface Pro tablet.

Microsoft launches Lumia 950 and 950 XL with PureView cameras

Microsoft has announced the long-awaited successors to the Nokia Lumia 930 and 1520.

Microsoft's MobileFusion turns smartphones into 3D scanners

A Microsoft prototype app allows for the generation of 3D models using your smartphone.

Microsoft retires Photosynth apps

Microsoft will no longer support its Photosynth apps for Windows Phone and iOS.

Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app

Microsoft Hyperlapse aims to turn long, boring first-person videos into something more interesting.

Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows

Microsoft's new Surface Pro runs a full version of Windows 8.1, making it an alternative to conventional laptop PCs.

Microsoft Image Composite Editor 2.0 offers new panorama features and improved interface

Microsoft's Research's Interactive Visual Media Group has announced the release of Image Composite Editor 2.0. The software's latest update, taking advantage of the company's Photosynth technology, can seamlessly stitch together 'gigapixel images', create panoramas from video, and automatically fill in areas of missing photographs. Read more

Microsoft OneDrive updated with new photo features

Microsoft's OneDrive is getting a photo-centric update in order to compete with Dropbox and other cloud storage services.

Microsoft announces Movie Creator beta for Windows Phone

Movie Creator by Microsoft is a new video editing option on the Windows Phone platform.

Microsoft offers Office 365 subscribers unlimited OneDrive storage

Microsoft has announced that all users subscribed to Office 365 will begin to see their OneDrive cloud storage upgraded to unlimited space for no additional cost. The new change will begin rolling out over the next few months to subscribers of the Home, Personal, and University editions. Read more

Nokia's Lumia 830 comes with optical image stabilization and a range of innovative camera modes.

Microsoft introduces hyperlapse algorithm to fix shaky first-person videos

Microsoft's Research division in Redmond, Washington has published material detailing a method for turning shaky first-person camera footage into a stabilized hyperlapse video. The algorithm they've developed uses a 3-step process to produce exceptionally stable videos that play back in a single fluid camera sweep. Researchers state that they are woking on bringing this technology to a Windows app, though no release date is given. Learn more

Microsoft Project Adam aims to improve image recognition

Microsoft claims its Project Adam will be more accurate and faster at image recognition than current systems.

Canon and Microsoft have signed a patent agreement covering "a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products." 

The "Lumia Arc of Wonder" combines 50 Nokia Lumia 1020s to create a "bullet effect".

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers the computing power of a PC in the shape of a tablet.

A leaked letter supposedly reveals that the Nokia Services and Devices division will be renamed to 'Microsoft Mobile'.

Photosynth can now create interactive 3D scenes

Photosynth has gone beyond the panorama with new features.

Microsoft has bought the best bits of Nokia: What can we expect from this intriguing mashup?

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business

The $7.2 billion deal will allow Microsoft to unify its mobile brand. 

SkyDrive now a solid choice for basic photo sharing — if you're on Windows

Microsoft's SkyDrive has been upping its game in the photo department to better compete with other cloud storage options — but they still have a ways to go on mobile.

What Microsoft Build announcements mean for photographers

Microsoft's developer conference under way in San Francisco.

Blink for Microsoft Windows Phone 8 updated with animations

Now you can create and share GIF-like animations with Blink 2.0.

Microsoft updates Windows Raw support - adding 22 cameras

Microsoft has announced a Raw compatibility update for Windows Vista, 7 and 8, adding support for 22 cameras. This includes the previous generation of Canon Rebel cameras, along with the Pentax K-01, Sony RX100 and the Fujifilm X10. It also adds support for the Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600, along with 'richer' support for images shot in AdobeRGB.

5 must-have lenses for the Windows Phone 8 photographer

We round up the best "lenses" for taking photos on a Windows 8 mobile device.

Nikon and Microsoft sign Android-based camera patent deal

Move is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices.

Nikon and Microsoft sign patent deal over Android-based camera

Nikon has signed a licensing deal with Microsoft to cover the use of patented technologies in its Android-based cameras. The deal is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices, claiming patent infringement. Despite free access being one of the founding ideas of Google's Android operating system, Microsoft has been increasingly successful in convincing manufacturers of Android devices that they need to strike licensing deals for some of its technologies.

 iFixit looks inside the Pro version of Microsoft's first tablet.

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro tablet starts at $899 in the U.S.

Microsoft has announced pricing and availability for its Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet.

Microsoft releases Camera Codec Pack with Raw support for 34 extra cameras

Microsoft has released an updated version of its Camera Codec Pack for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and RT. The latest update allows applications such as Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Viewer, Media Center, and Windows Photo Gallery to deal with Raw files from 34 additional cameras. The cameras include the Canon EOS M, Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Sony NEX-7.

Microsoft testing its own smartphone, says WSJ

Is the software giant going to make its own Windows Phone 8 model? 

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 8 official launch

Microsoft offers insight into its Windows Phone 8 OS at press event.

iFixit tears downs the Microsoft Surface

Teardown reveals Samsung display and four touchscreen controllers.

First round of hands-on with Microsoft's Surface tablet has reviewers weighing the good with the bad. 

Screen display expert debunks Microsoft Surface claims

PC World report: Expert confirms iPad display sharper than Surface, despite Microsoft claims.

Google sends Oct. 29 invites, same day as Windows Phone 8 event

Google sends invites for press event Oct. 29.

Tablet news: Apple sends iPad mini event invites, Microsoft Surface goes on sale

Apple says it has "a little more to show" at an Oct. 23 announcement event, while Microsoft starts pre-orders for the Surface.

Microsoft releases Camera Codec Pack with RAW support
Microsoft has released an updated version of its Camera Codec Pack for Windows Vista and Windows 7 allowing users to view RAW files from more than 120 DSLRs. Using Microsoft's Windows Live Gallery 2011 software, RAW files from compatible cameras can be edited, with adjusted images stored as either JPEG or JPEG-XR files.
Phase One acquires Microsoft's Expression Media software
Phase One has announced its acquisition of Microsoft's Expression Media digital asset management software. The software enables users to import, browse, organize and share images and videos. The company is running a special offer for users of its Capture One 5 image editing software and existing users of Expression Media entitling each to a copy of the other piece of software until June 30th.
Microsoft Photo Info tool
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Microsoft has today released a new 'Photo Info' tool designed specifically for digital photographers. After installation this tool provides a new option of 'Photo Info' on the Explorer context menu. The Photo Info dialog enables you to edit both EXIF and IPTC information in compatible image formats as either a single image or a collection. The Photo Info tool works on either Windows XP or Vista and is a free download.
Microsoft acquires iView
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It appears to be acquisition season. Today iView Multimedia, who brought us MediaPro, has announced that it has 'joined' Microsoft. MediaPro is a fairly well known digital imaging workflow and management application which was originally created for Mac and later evolved to Windows. In the announcement on the iView website today Yan Calotychos, founder of iView, stated quite clearly that Mac support would continue and that the iView product range will continue to be available (and supported).
Microsoft has released an update to its RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP, which was made freely available in June this year. Version 1.0 adds support for RAW image files from selected Canon and Nikon cameras. The two Canons are the EOS 1D Mark IIn and the s EOS 5D. Supported Nikon cameras include the entry-level DSLRs, the D50 and D70s, plus the D2Hs It also fixes other bugs relating to the the TIFF file locking issue and problems with RAW files produced by the 5D.
Microsoft has today made their RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer PowerToy available for download. This utility provides for viewing of Canon (CRW & CR2) RAW and Nikon (NEF) RAW files as well as TIFF images and other standard image formats (BMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG etc.). The utility is split into a Windows XP shell extension which provides preview / edit / print commands for RAW files as well as a RAW viewer application. It weighs in as a 47 MB download!
Microsoft announces beta version of graphics application Acrylic

Microsoft has issued a beta version of a new illustration, painting and graphics application program code named Acrylic. The news was first announced by CNET, which says the software is based on graphics application Expression, which Microsoft acquired with its purchase of Hong Kong-based company Creature House. Acrylic will only be available for Windows XP, despite Expression being available for Apple Macs before the purchase.

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Microsoft has today announced native support for various RAW file formats in its next version of Windows, known as Longhorn. In addition the 'Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer' will also be available for Windows XP. "The explosion in popularity of digital photography on Windows continues to progress and evolve as consumers discover the quality benefits of digital camera RAW," said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president of Windows Digital Media at Microsoft. "By working with industry leaders to extend support for RAW in Windows, we are removing the obstacles for consumer use of RAW and enabling a seamless platform for the next era of digital imaging innovation."
Microsoft announces MTP protocol
Microsoft has announced two new technologies that use the capabilities of Windows XP to make digital photography easier for all users. The new technologies, which will be unveiled at Photokina, include Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), designed to make camera connectivity easier, and Windows Connect Now (WCN), which simplifies the setup of wireless devices and networks - especially devices with a limited or no user interface. Together they should make connecting cameras wirelessly easier for users, as well as simplifying the development of camera drivers for manufacturers. Canon has already announced support for the new protocols, and Nikon will demonstrate an MTP-enabled SLR and consumer digital camera at Photokina.
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