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
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mobileJul 27, 2016 at 18:35
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
mobileOct 16, 2015 at 23:03
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.
mobileOct 6, 2015 at 19:09
Microsoft has announced the latest generation of its Surface Pro tablet.
mobileOct 6, 2015 at 19:06
Microsoft has announced the long-awaited successors to the Nokia Lumia 930 and 1520.
mobileAug 25, 2015 at 18:50
A Microsoft prototype app allows for the generation of 3D models using your smartphone.
mobileMar 31, 2015 at 19:17
Microsoft's new Surface Pro runs a full version of Windows 8.1, making it an alternative to conventional laptop PCs.
Feb 9, 2015 at 00:00
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
mobileFeb 2, 2015 at 23:18
Microsoft's OneDrive is getting a photo-centric update in order to compete with Dropbox and other cloud storage services.
mobileNov 14, 2014 at 20:21
Movie Creator by Microsoft is a new video editing option on the Windows Phone platform.
Oct 28, 2014 at 05:17
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
mobileSep 4, 2014 at 16:37
Nokia's Lumia 830 comes with optical image stabilization and a range of innovative camera modes.
Aug 12, 2014 at 06:59
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
mobileJul 15, 2014 at 18:47
Microsoft claims its Project Adam will be more accurate and faster at image recognition than current systems.
mobileMay 23, 2014 at 22:27
The "Lumia Arc of Wonder" combines 50 Nokia Lumia 1020s to create a "bullet effect".
mobileMay 20, 2014 at 21:12
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers the computing power of a PC in the shape of a tablet.
mobileApr 21, 2014 at 21:59
A leaked letter supposedly reveals that the Nokia Services and Devices division will be renamed to 'Microsoft Mobile'.
mobileSep 7, 2013 at 11:46
Microsoft has bought the best bits of Nokia: What can we expect from this intriguing mashup?
mobileAug 2, 2013 at 14:06
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.
mobileJun 26, 2013 at 23:49
Microsoft's developer conference under way in San Francisco.
mobileJun 19, 2013 at 23:33
Now you can create and share GIF-like animations with Blink 2.0.
Jun 12, 2013 at 17:43
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.
mobileMay 14, 2013 at 12:38
We round up the best "lenses" for taking photos on a Windows 8 mobile device.
mobileFeb 22, 2013 at 18:48
Move is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices.
Feb 22, 2013 at 18:16
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.
mobileJan 23, 2013 at 20:26
Microsoft has announced pricing and availability for its Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet.
Dec 12, 2012 at 20:10
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.
mobileOct 29, 2012 at 19:08
Microsoft offers insight into its Windows Phone 8 OS at press event.
mobileOct 24, 2012 at 19:38
First round of hands-on with Microsoft's Surface tablet has reviewers weighing the good with the bad.
mobileOct 20, 2012 at 02:02
PC World report: Expert confirms iPad display sharper than Surface, despite Microsoft claims.
mobileOct 18, 2012 at 15:52
Google sends invites for press event Oct. 29.
mobileOct 16, 2012 at 19:37
Apple says it has "a little more to show" at an Oct. 23 announcement event, while Microsoft starts pre-orders for the Surface.
Jul 28, 2011 at 21:49
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.
May 25, 2010 at 15:00
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 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.
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!
Jun 13, 2005 at 12:00
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.
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 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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What's been the most exciting announcement of Photokina?
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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