Eye-Fi Launches View and Email for Easier Online Sharing

Eye-Fi View

If you hate having to upload, login, email and do all the other things required to share your photos online, then this new solution from Eye-Fi just might be the right thing for you.

“Today, Eye-Fi, best known for the world’s first wireless memory card, launched Eye-Fi View, giving consumers full access to all of their photos and videos – anytime, anywhere, from any computer or mobile device. Along with Eye-Fi View, Eye-Fi also introduced a new email-sharing feature, allowing direct, private sharing of full-resolution images without clogging inboxes or requiring viewers to login.”

These new services work will all Eye-Fi SD cards.

More details in the video demos and press release below. [Read more...]

Twitter, Lawyers and Your Photos

I had decided to sit this one out . . . but there sure has been a lot of name-calling, face-making and side-taking, so I thought I would try to clear the air a little bit by offering up my opinion on the matter.

While I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and this is an editorial commentary on newsworthy issues rather than legal advice.  Remember that one too – unless you’re paying a lawyer, you aren’t really getting legal advice, and what you are getting on blogs, forums and, for that matter, Twitter is worth just what you paid for it.  Seriously, remember that the next time you want to rely on someone’s advice on a forum.  The judge won’t be too keen on a printout of a blog post when you hand it to him as “evidence.”

Ok, with that out of the way, let’s dig into this Twitastrophe.  And, if you’ve made it this far, and don’t know what I mean when I say the word “Twitter,” feel free to skip this post altogether.  ;-) [Read more...]

Samsung ST80: Wi-Fi Enabled Point & Shoot

The Samsung ST80 is a 14.2MP point and shoot camera that features a 3x optical zoom and a 3-inch touch screen display.  The ST80 can capture 720p video in H.264 format and offers Wi-Fi connectivity to email and direct upload images to photo and video sharing websites.

The Samsung ST80 should be available in September 2010 at an initial retail price of $249.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Zenfolio Enhances Photo Presentations With Addition of Music Soundtracks

Zenfolio

At WPPI today, Zenfolio announced the addition of new offerings that provide users with a unique way to add music to their site, and select and share favorite photos. With the addition of the new features, Zenfolio users can now enhance their photo presentations by adding soundtracks to be played along with their images. To provide users with choices in song selection, Zenfolio has partnered with Triple Scoop Music, which is the first music licensing service built specifically for professional photographers and videographers.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Picasa 3.5

Picasa 3.5

Google has released Picasa 3.5.  This new version of the popular, free photo photo editing software adds a number of features for organizing and sharing online.

In Picasa 3.5, you can now import to Picasa’s desktop client and upload to your Picasa Web Albums account in one step.  Additionally, Picasa 3.5 has added face detection technology and will help you tag faces of individuals in your photo library (see above screen capture).  You also get geotagging integration with Google Maps for easy drag and drop to the location you got the shot.  Google also improved the tagging system for better bulk tagging, quick tags and tag counts.

To read more about the updates and download Picasa 3.5, see picasa.google.com.

SmugWallet (iPhone App) Review

While I like some apps on my iPhone, I have always stuck to the free apps.  I really hate being nickled and dimed for every little app that comes along.

Maybe it’s just the principle of it; however, I had never purchased an iPhone app until a couple of weeks ago, when a friend showed me some photos on his iPhone by using SmugWallet.  Instantly, I knew I had to get this app.

As you may know, I am an avid SmugMug user/evangelist.  It’s a service that works and is constantly improved upon by the founders.  You can always find someone to return your emails within a few minutes, and the SmugMug staff act like they really care.  SmugMug accounts start at $40/year.  You can get $5 off the first year by using a referral code (mine’s 7jCtURK05RxC if anyone is in need – in the interest of disclosure, I get a credit toward my annual fees as well).

Ok, so you know I like SmugMug and SmugWallet obviously has something to do with SmugMug.

Now, let’s get to the point of this discussion. [Read more...]