It’s been almost two years since Google liquefied our brains with its Deep Dream neural network and the nightmare-inducing images the technology created. But now, a team from the University of California, Berkeley is sort of doing the opposite—emphasis on “sort of.”
Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it’s hard to know which one is actually better. Here’s how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.
If you’ve been seeing selfies of your friends that look like paintings, don’t worry. Your friends haven’t magically become artists overnight (most likely). Prisma—an app that turns your photos into paintings—has been blowing up over the past couple weeks on Apple devices, and it’s now available for Android.
Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever your level of experience with the software, though, there are some quick and easy tips you can take advantage of to improve your Photoshop experience—here are some of our…
Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is the hassle of managing so many snaps and all the more apps and services that make it even more confusing. Here are the tools you need to know to bring order to your digital…
My most essential piece of software as a photographer is Adobe Lightroom. It’s one of those things you salivate for when you hear an update is coming. Such an update is upon us with Lightroom CC, but the new features still leave me thirsty.
I don't remember what the first thing I ever made in Photoshop was, much less why. What brought me to the software in 1996, at age thirteen, is a faded memory. But I'd like to think that I saw a power in learning its magic—even then, I knew it could conjure incredible things.
Today at the Adobe MAX event in Los Angeles, the software maker demoed a bunch of nifty new things they have brewing for future releases. One of the coolest was a web version of Photoshop that allows some pretty impressive image editing capability without the need to install any software.
One time I drove five hours out of my way on a road trip to Monument Valley, only to be devastated when I arrived. Instead of the bright red buttes I'd envisioned against a clear blue sky, a gray haze had settled into the valley, rendering the landscape flat and lifeless. My photographs could have been saved by a new…
Impressive as they may be, Photoshop tricks are a little bit trite. But what if those same sorts of mind-bending manipulations came to life in 3D, allowing you to change the story of a photograph? Well, a new photo editing tool from some of the nation's top computer scientists lets you do just that. The best part is,…
Any experienced photographer will be able to tell you the indispensable utility in shooting RAW as opposed to JPG. If you just got a new camera or haven't heard a good explanation for why RAW is so great, just look at this one GIF, made with images by Glyn Dewis.
We know how extreme photo retouching can get when human bodies are the focus. But what about when the subject is an inanimate object? This time-lapse shows the insane levels of doting that go into make a Rolex watch look its absolute best.
Post-processing is an important part of photography, and it becomes even more important with smartphone photos that may lack depth of color and and dynamic range. With the advent of Instagram and its imitators, filters have come to rule the day for most casual photogs, but many of us demand more control. Here are five…
Today, manipulated or 'shopped photos are common in the media and in our everyday life, but that wasn't the case for most of photographic history. Here are some of the most interesting trick photos and image manipulations made before the first version of Photoshop was released in 1989.
Considering your smartphone shutter is likely pretty decent at this point, you probably tend to do at least a little basic photo editing. If you're an Android user you now have one more great option for that with Snapseed.
Photo editors on the iPad are intimate little buggers: you're touching and stroking pictures and seeing them react as if they were physical objects. Problem is, a lot of them end up skimping on features and feel bare boned. Luminance tries to do better.
Photo editors are pretty useful: boosting pics to bring out colors, adjusting settings to bring out quality, adding filters to bring out hipsters, etc. Snapseed for iPad is a great photo editor that's incredibly easy to use.
In the world of photography, Photoshop is the industry standard in post production work—capapble of doing nearly anything to any given photo. Though the rabbit hole is extremely deep, there are a few simple steps you can take to spruce up your images quickly and efficiently.
Today Apple have tweaked Aperture up to version 2.1. The biggest change is an open architecture allowing third-party plugins, hopefully adding some of the picture-editing tools Aperture had been lacking. Apple are even starting you off for free with a new "Dodge and burn" plug-in, and more are due soon. Version 2.1 is…