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Ask any photographer: good composition is essential to capturing a great image. Ask that same photographer the most frustrating thing about Instagram, and they'll probably say "aspect ratio." Since its launch, every image or video uploaded to the service has been restricted to a limited square for...

August 27th 2015 at 1:37pm 0 Comments
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Last month, Instagram redesigned the discovery section of its photo-sharing app to make it easier to spot what's trending and leverage search abilities. Now, that revamped search function is arriving on the web. If you'll recall, the option for browsing filter-draped photos in a browser received a...

July 20th 2015 at 1:38pm 0 Comments
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Facebook may be not as in tune with the teen crowd as Snapchat, but that isn't stopping it from trying to fit in. TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook is testing an iOS photo uploader that lets you overlay Snapchat-like filters, stickers and text on pictures as you post them. While it's not ex...

June 28th 2015 at 6:27pm 0 Comments
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A number of companies have developed photo software for facial recognition, but what happens when your face is partially hidden? What if it's completely covered up? Facebook's artificial intelligence lab developed an algorithm that remedies the issue by picking out folks with other clues. Instead...

June 22nd 2015 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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Facebook's Creative Labs has produced yet another app that feels like it should be a feature within the main Facebook app rather than another icon taking up space on your smartphone. The new Moments app creates shared photo albums from a group of people at an event. Photos are curated using locati...

June 15th 2015 at 2:38pm 0 Comments
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Look, Facebook kind of has to be good at this whole photo-filter thing. Like, come on: It owns Instagram, of all things. As it happens, you can already use various filters to tweak your photos from the Facebook app before you upload them to the site. Now, though, Zuckerberg & co. are taking th...

December 16th 2014 at 6:20pm 0 Comments
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We've seen too many clever quips on Instagram marred by a typo or a malformed emoticon - if you've fouled up a caption or eight in your time, you'd better download Instagram's latest update. At long last, those of you whose fingers move fasters than your eyes can go back an edit your captions so a...

November 10th 2014 at 5:11pm 0 Comments
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Instagram is gearing up to monetize all of your colorful border-enhanced photos, and you may not like what that means for your feed. Beginning "in the next couple months," Instagram users in the United States will see "an occasional ad" sandwiched between their friends' photos and videos. The comp...

October 3rd 2013 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Last week I wrote an article about how pointless the recently released photo-sharing app Cluster -- which raised a ridiculous US$1.6 million in funding -- is, given that the vast majority of its features are already mimicked on more popular services, including Facebook. Today, in an interview with...

August 26th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Google+ may not be the premier destination for photo sharing, but its devotees know just how wonderful Party Mode's collaborative albums are. Facebook is bringing a little bit of that magic to its much more popular platform through shared photo albums. The feature, which was built during a company...

August 26th 2013 at 3:56pm 0 Comments
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If you enjoyed Windows 8's central Photos app that not only stored your local images but also those from other sites, you might be disappointed with Windows 8.1, if a post in Microsoft's forums is any indication. After a commenter noticed that Facebook and Flickr integration was gone, one of Redmo...

July 3rd 2013 at 12:44pm 0 Comments