Items tagged with Flickr

Apple never neglects to mention whatever improved optics are in the latest iPhone during each and every iPhone launch event, and it's never just lip service -- the rear-cameras on last few iPhone releases have been quite good. Even with that being the case, however, we find it a tad surprising that iPhone devices ranked as the second most popular camera on Flickr last year, Yahoo's popular photo storage and sharing site.In a ranking of the top overall camera brands on Flickr in 2014, Apple shoved aside Nikon to take the second place spot by accounting for 9.6 percent of the photos that appear on... Read more...
There have been times when I've uploaded what I considered to be a "slew" of images to some service, which in reality might have peaked at about 50 or so. But then there's someone like Kalev Leetaru, who comes along and makes 50 seem like an actual drop in a bucket. You see, Kalev has taken on the task of scouring all of Archive.org's public domain book section to extract any and all images that could found. He then pushes them through to a special Flickr account named "Internet Archive Book Images". As far as I can tell, the job is not finished, but even at this point, a staggering number of extracted... Read more...
Yahoo announced some new changes to Flickr with version 3.0 for iOS and Android, and they seem to be aimed at competing with the wildly popular Instagram photo sharing service with a number of filters, advanced editing, intelligent search, and plenty of social elements. There are fourteen different live photo filters you can employ even before you snap a picture, and there are plenty of editing tools beyond that. The live filters work on up to 30 seconds of video, too.    Users get Flickr’s 1TB of storage with an AutoSync feature that backs up your photos as soon as you take them... Read more...
For the most part, we're taught from a young age to try and work well with others. Sharing, caring, and not hogging all of the spotlight is generally in one's best interest. So much for that. Yahoo has announced that it will cease letting users login to various services (including its popular Fantasy Football and photo-sharing Flickr sites) with anything other than a User ID from Yahoo. Previously, users were allowed to login via their Google or Facebook profiles -- a fairly standard practice across the Web. Creating a new ID for each site can be a hinderence, and enabling people to use logins... Read more...
Yahoo! is scrambling to solve a major service outage for Flickr, the photo-sharing site that received a major revamp just a few days ago. The stumble comes at a particularly bad time, given the high marks Yahoo! was receiving from pundits and customers for opening a full terabyte of free storage to shutterbugs. The company announced the outage on Twitter this morning and promised to resolve the issue “as quickly as possible.” Not all users are experiencing problems. Some straight shootin' and a little humor. Not bad for a mea culpa. The new Flickr is part of the turnaround plan CEO... Read more...
If we're being honest, we can all admit to at one time or another suffering from foot-in-mouth disease. Unintentionally saying the wrong thing can happen whether you have the gift of gab or not, and those in the public eye are especially prone to such incidents when every word is scrutinized. Hence Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is asking for forgiveness from professional photographers after she made a statement that appeared to disparage their profession. Yahoo held a press event in New York City to celebrate the opening of a new office and to unveil a revamped Flickr service that now offers users 1TB... Read more...
At this point in time, it's pretty-well assured that the vast majority of people are getting a little annoyed by North Korea's ongoing antics, and while we'd love to see things settle down and people be reasonable, that's not the restrictive state's way. It seems that the country has only one outcome in mind, and for that reason, hacktivist group Anonymous has stepped-in in an attempt to annoy it right back. In the best way it knows how, Anonymous has begun targeting social networking accounts and websites related to the country, such as news site Uriminzokkiri and its related... Read more...
Instagram scored a $1 billion bid from Facebook simply by popularizing the practice of tarnishing an otherwise well taken photo with funky filters, and now Flickr is getting in on the fun. Maybe Yahoo's hoping Google will fork over a similar buyout offer for its photo sharing division? More likely, Yahoo's just giving users what they want, which is an ability to post retro looking snapshots. The newly updated Flickr app adds "16 unique camera filters," including Original (not really a filter), Panda, Mammoth, Ocelot, Chameleon, Wallaby, Iguana, Aardvark, Narwhal, Salamander, Flamingo, Toucan, Orca,... Read more...
For a time, there were rumors that the iPad 2 would have a front-facing camera, but no rear-facing camera. After all, the thought was, who'd really want to lift up a tablet to take an image? That thought appears to have been correct. We can extrapolate that fact by using Flickr's stats on the average number of daily users uploading images to the online image site. Among the iDevices, here are the averages for daily users: iPhone 4 - 4402 iPhone 3G - 3314 iPhone 3GS - 1948 iPod touch - 446 iPad 2 - 23 Of course, there are many more iPhones than iPad 2s, right? There is also another possible reason:... Read more...
According to Mike Nelson, the relevance of the Internet in all facets of modern life is decreasing as cloud computing takes the stage. Nelson, a Georgetown University professor, gave a speech at the World Future Society in Boston on Friday, where he predicted cloud computing would eventually be more important than the Internet as services evolve. "In the mid-90s there was a clear conscience about what the Internet was going to be," Nelson said. "We don't have as good a conscience as we did in the '90s, so we may not get there...the cloud is more important than the Web." One of the problems when... Read more...
Kodak announced a few new cameras at CES that are designed to provide easy sorting and uploading to popular sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Kodak Gallery, and YouTube. The most noteworthy camera among the new offerings is the Slice, which is half camera, half photo album. This 14 megapixel camera features a 3.5-inch touchscreen for image playback. The Slice also lets you tag images of people with their names using an onscreen keyboard. The KODAK SLICE Search Feature and Face Recognition lets you sort your pictures by person, place, date, or occasion. In a day where we're seeing more and more connectivity... Read more...
Shutterfly announced a new service called Wink that combines real-time sharing with photo printing. Designed for the social networking generation, Wink lets you create and share printed photostrips (2x6-inch prints) using photos from your iPhone and social network sites such as Flickr and Facebook. As part of the service, your photostrips can be delivered anywhere in the world for $2.50 including tax and shipping. According to Shutterfly, it takes only seconds to create and send a photostrip in Wink. All you have to do is choose a template, add and adjust a few photos, and send it off. You can... Read more...
In December, the iPhone managed to push its way into the top 5 Flickr cameras, overall. Now it seems the device has managed to push its way past the Canon Eos Rebel XTi, according to Flickr's Camera Finder. However, it doesn't appear that it maintained that lead. Since the LA Times wrote about it, a newer graph seems to show that the iPhone and the Canon Eos Rebel XTi are neck and neck again. I wouldn't put any stock in this being something intentionally done by Flickr to satisfy the (as the LA Times puts it) "elitist photographers" at the site. More likely it's simply because the Camera Finder... Read more...
It's always a pain in the rear when a friend sends you a link to a photo or video when you're in the middle of doing something and you don't want to take the time out to open the link in a new tab.Google decided the pain was too great to force those using Gmail to have to do that one moment longer, and users now can get previews for YouTube videos, Picasa or Flickr pictures or Yelp ratings right there in your e-mail.In Google Labs, you can enable the previews for any or all of the services in your e-mail. For YouTube, you'll be able to watch entire videos without leaving your Gmail. Just click... Read more...
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