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Archive for October, 2007

What is Anti-Blur Mode, and can it help my photography?

What is Anti-Blur Mode, and can it help my photography?

A lot of cameras come with an Anti-Blur mode. This is marketed to reduce blur in your photos; particularly when indoors or at twilight. But does it work, and how can it help with your photography?

Does Anti Blur Mode work? Yes it does. It can stop (or limit) blurry photos caused by low light.

Should I purchase a camera with Anti Blur? No. Don’t purchase a camera just because it has an Anti Blur Mode. As I explain below, Anti Blur is actually just a marketing name for a feature that almost all cameras have already!

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Picnik used as Flickr’s Photo Editor

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Picnik used as Flickr’s Photo Editor

I’ve long been a fan of Picnik – a free online image editing program. In some great news today, Picnik has been announced as the long-awaited Flickr photo editing software.
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10 of the world’s photography firsts

10 of the world’s photography firsts

What’s the world’s oldest photo? The first color photo? How about the first photo from space? Black Star Rising takes a look at the world firsts in photography from the 3th century BC until modern times.
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Kodak will add GPS to camera range by 2009

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Kodak will include GPS in it’s camera range starting in 2009. GPS (the Global Positioning System) shows you where you are in the world by checking with satellites orbiting above us.

The location information will be stored in the EXIF information of the image, and will be able to be retrieved using common software.
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Smile Shutter makes smiles easy

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Smile Shutter makes smiles easy

It’s no longer a case of saying “One, Two, Three, Smile” then taking the photo. Instead you can press the “Smile Shutter”, and your camera will automatically take the photo when your subjects smile!
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