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Google+ added improved RAW file to JPEG conversion for over 70 cameras (including new cameras like the Nikon D800 and Nikon 1 J3). Additionally, you can always access your RAW files from the cloud if you need the original on a local drive.

I think this is a big, dang deal. While everyone is stirring for an Adobe competitor to come out of the woodwork with a perpetual license alternative to Photoshop, Google is quietly sneaking up with its acquisition of Nik and just continues to nudge out releases of photo editing, archive and sharing support via Google+. [click to continue…]

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Adorama has a deal on the Sony NEX-5R with 18-55mm kit lens bundled with a Google Nexus 7 32GB 7-inch tablet for $687.99 (reg. $997). Retail on the NEX-5R kit alone is $748. Check it out here at Adorama.

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The Google Glass Photographer

What would it be like if you took Google Glass on a serious photography outing?

Macro shots? Timelapse? Weddings? Fashion?

We get answers these questions in the new parody video, ‘The Google Glass Photographer”. Check out this comical take on Google Glass below.

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Olympus Glasses Built-in Camera

Olympus has submitted a patent application in Japan for what looks like a camera-centric Google Glass unit. The Olympus glasses feature a built-in camera and display; however, little else is revealed concerning the camera’s functionality – and it’s hard to imagine connected glasses units from Olympus that would offer greater connectivity than what we see in Google Glass. [click to continue…]

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Google+ Auto Highlight

Google is rolling out some major updates for Google+ this week. One of the big changes is the way your photos are handled on Google+.

The key new features in Google+ Photos are: [click to continue…]

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Google Glass

Google has opened up applications for what it is calling Glass Explorers. A select few “bold, creative individuals” will be invited by Google to become a Glass Explorer and given the opportunity to pre-order Glass Explorer Edition for $1500. You will also have to pick them up in person in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

You can get a closer look at how Google Glass works in the demo video below. [click to continue…]

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