Google+ Goes RAW; Better Conversion Now Supports Over 70 Cameras . . . Look Out Adobe!

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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+. [Read more...]

‘The Google Glass Photographer’ Parody Video Shows Just How Ridiculous Serious Photography Can Be With Google Glass

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.

Olympus Glasses w/ Built-in Camera & Display

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. [Read more...]

Google Glass Coming Soon in Beta for $1500

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. [Read more...]

PostalPix Now Available for Android

PostalPix, the app that lets you order prints from your phone’s camera roll, is now available for Android. I reviewed PostalPix for the iPhone last month and found it to be an excellent and affordable way to get quality prints from your phone.

The print and shipping prices are more than fair, and the print quality is great. Now all you Android users have no excuse to miss out on physical prints for all your great instagram shots.

You can find PostalPix here on the Google Play Store.

Android Camera Apps

Android Camera Apps

The following post on Android camera apps was written by amateur photographer Erik HawkinsonLearn more about Erik at the end of this post.

Searching for “camera” on the Location Formerly Known as the Android Market (now known as Google Play) yields over 1000 results. Obviously, not all of them are camera apps but there are still a lot of choices of which one to use. I am going to evaluate five different camera apps I have used. Each has its place, but not all of them are what I normally have on my phone. [Read more...]