I Could Spend Hours Gazing at Pictures From Old Science Magazines

If you're on the lookout for a good old fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. » 3/30/15 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

Use Smart Folders on OS X To Put All Your Photos in One Convenient Place

Smart folders have been available in Mac OS X since 10.4, but if you're new to the platform—or haven't really explored it—then you might not know how useful they can be. These "saved searches" give you instant access to files matching a particular set of criteria, so they're perfect for picking out pictures taken with… » 3/16/15 9:48am 3/16/15 9:48am

Here's What The Night Sky Would Look Like With Much Better Eyes

Not too long ago, most people on Earth could look up at night and see the Milky Way's stunning ribbon of stars. But if you live in a modern city or suburb awash in light pollution, that dazzling view of the night sky is about as rare as a wild predator sighting. » 3/14/15 7:00pm 3/14/15 7:00pm

Oh Hai! Amazing Photos Capture LA's Newest Baby Mountain Lions

Clear photos of wild mountain lions are pretty rare. Crystal clear photos of an entire family — a mother and her two cubs — are unprecedented. These cute little guys live in the Santa Monica Mountains above Los Angeles. http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/my-dog-treed-a... » 3/10/15 9:43am 3/10/15 9:43am

Check Out the Wellcome Trust's Best Science Photos of the Year

What you're seeing in the photo above is a cross section of a cat's tongue, one of many pieces of scientific eye candy from our sister site io9. Enjoy. » 3/09/15 11:22am 3/09/15 11:22am

12 Photos Of Love

Love. Is there anything more important? No. Which is why, even though Valentine's Day may be over, you still have nothing more important to do then check out the 12 photos of love, submitted for this week's Shooting Challenge. » 2/17/15 2:00pm 2/17/15 2:00pm

The Story of the First Photo on the Web

CERN, the world's most awe-inspiring physics research facility, is pimping some images of its newly renovated Large Hadron Collider today. It reminds me of the very first time CERN pimped some images on the web nearly a quarter century ago. Let's just say they were not entirely scientific in nature. » 2/16/15 2:05pm 2/16/15 2:05pm

Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Every Photo on Facebook

A security researcher recently made a seriously startling discovery. With just four lines of code, he says he could delete any photo album on Facebook. Zuck's wedding photos? Zap. Your high school graduation album? Lost forever. Lucky for you, he decided to report the bug to Facebook, which promptly cut him a check. » 2/12/15 4:05pm 2/12/15 4:05pm

Woman Discovers Her Photos Have Been Used to Catfish Others for Years

Most of our discussions of catfishing are limited to the catfishers and catfishees, but there's a third category we often forget about: the unwitting catfish-complicit, whose pictures and deets make the catfishing possible, and whose lives also get crappy and complicated when sucked into the mix. » 1/26/15 2:29pm 1/26/15 2:29pm

This Simple Video Makes the Best Case for Printing Your Family Photos 

While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people's photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink… » 1/13/15 11:00am 1/13/15 11:00am

Two-mile-high structures rising on Saturn's rings

Someone on Reddit posted this old November 2010 image by the Cassini spacecraft. It shows 2-mile-high (3.5-kilometer) structures rising on Saturn's B ring's outer edge. We talked about this back then, but it's a great peg to show this cool artist impression of what it would look like from the ring itself: » 12/29/14 11:33pm 12/29/14 11:33pm

How To Disable Facebook's New Auto-Enhance Photo Feature

Good news if you're not all that brilliant at snapping Facebook photos on the go: Mark Zuckerberg and his algorithms will now automatically enhance images for you, no extra work required. But what if you don't want your images tampered with? What if you really were going for that badly lit, washed out look? Here's how… » 12/17/14 2:28pm 12/17/14 2:28pm

If you're in the habit of uploading photos to Facebook via the mobile app, be aware: the Zuckerbeast is now auto-enhancing and filtering your photos for you, to make them suck a little less. It's the same thing that Google+ has been doing for a while now, but, y'know, people might actually notice this time. The… » 12/16/14 7:22pm 12/16/14 7:22pm

Move over, Valencia, you smug sepia-tinted ass clown. Instagram is releasing five new filters today—Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden—its first round of new vintagey camera effects since 2012. » 12/16/14 1:05pm 12/16/14 1:05pm

Edit Your Photos with Third-Party Extensions in iOS 8

It's the keyboard replacement apps you can now install in iOS 8 that have grabbed the most attention, but Apple has also opened the door for third-party image editors to integrate directly with the Photos app. Here's how to get the feature set up, and some of the best apps you might want to try. » 12/15/14 12:03pm 12/15/14 12:03pm

These Aerial Photos Make For Incredible Phone Backgrounds

I still remember the original iPhone background. You know. The ridiculously simple shot of Earth. No phone background since has really captured my imagination in the same way since. Aerial Wallpapers, a site that finds great satellite photos and optimizes them for phones, has just changed all of that. » 12/13/14 4:00pm 12/13/14 4:00pm

7 Gifts for the Photography Buff

The internet is replete with photography-related gifts that are kitschy, corny, or just plain silly. Another lens mug. Yay. We thought you should right by the photographer in your life by gifting him or her something genuinely cool or useful. Here are some ideas to start: » 12/04/14 3:51pm 12/04/14 3:51pm

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VSCO Cam Update Touts Photo Essays, Web Uploads, and New iPad App

In the age of Instagram, VSCO Cam has managed to carve out a niche of photographer-types seeking a more refined experience in their mobile sharing. With some brand new updates, you can now incorporate text for essay-style stories, upload photos from other cameras straight from the web, and do all the VSCO things you… » 11/13/14 9:03am 11/13/14 9:03am

Oh Hey, Dropbox's Carousel App Doesn't Suck Anymore

Back in April, Dropbox introduced a standalone app for viewing and sharing photos. Carousel was an exciting prospect, harnessing the power of Dropbox's popular cloud storage. It was also kind of a mess. Lo and behold, over a series of recent updates, Carousel has fixed almost everything that was wrong, and is now a… » 11/05/14 9:48am 11/05/14 9:48am

Why Amazon's Unlimited Photo Storage Is Such a Big Deal

If you didn't already have Amazon Prime, it's hard to imagine why, but with the addition of free unlimited photo and video storage, it's become a no-brainer. More than just a Dropbox assassin, the latest addition illustrates the real core of Amazon's plan to win: Making us all kings of infinite space. » 11/04/14 11:40am 11/04/14 11:40am