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Google’s new Photos app offers unlimited storage – sort of

Just moments ago, on the stage at Google’s annual I/O conference, Google unveiled Google Photos, the long-anticipated separation of the company’s photo platform from its Google+ social network.

Google Photos is an ambitious project from the search tech giant; an attempt to bring together all of your photographs in one place, whether you’ve...

Report says Google will likely separate its photo services from Google+ later this month

 
 

Bloomberg News has reported that Google is looking to definitively split its Google+ Photos service from the stagnant social networking site.

This isn’t exactly old news, as rumors of this separation have long been tossed around in the industry, but Bloomberg’s latest unveilings do provide a few more details.

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Leica issues product advisory due to DNG flaw that can wipe out Apple Photos libraries

 
 

Leica has discovered a major flaw in regards to the RAW DNG files from its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera. According to a product advisory posted on Red Dot Forum, the camera’s DNG files have been causing issues with Apple’s Photos app, potentially corrupting users entire photo library.

Specifically, the product...

Flickr 4.0 update brings Uploadr tool, contextual search and more

 
 

In an effort to fulfill CEO Marissa Mayer’s promise to ‘make Flickr awesome again,’ Yahoo has unveiled yet another massive update to the photo sharing platform, both in the browser and in its apps.

Deemed Flickr 4.0, the update brings about a handful of visual changes as well as a few new tools and features to further...

FastRawViewer 1.1 update adds filmstrip view, folder directory and auto-mounting

 
 

FastRawViewer has released version 1.1 of its powerful cross-platform RAW photo manager and editor. In addition to improvements in speeds and stability, version 1.1 introduces a handful of new features to more efficiently import, browse and process your images.

One of the most welcomed additions to FastRawViewer 1.1 is...

Amazon announces two new unlimited storage plans, including limitless photos for $12/year

 
 

Amazon has announced two new unlimited storage plans, taking on the likes of Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and Apple.

The first plan, called ‘Unlimited Everything,’ lets you store unlimited files of any type to Amazon’s cloud platform for only $60 a year. The second plan, called ‘Unlimited Photos,’ is a...

Eyefi’s newest Mobi Pro SD card lets you sync RAW photos

 
 

Eyefi has launched Mobi Pro, a 32GB WiFi SD card that adds incremental improvements over its earlier generations.

Self-proclaimed as ‘the most powerful wireless SD card ever’, the Mobi Pro sets itself apart from Eyefi’s lower-level Mobi cards by now allowing you to transfer RAW files to your desktop or mobile device,...

Apple reminds Aperture users of upcoming removal from Mac App Store, impending Photos arrival

 
 

Today, Apple sent out an email to Aperture users informing them the program will no longer be available for purchase when Photos, its iPhoto/Aperture replacement program, goes live 'this spring'. 

Apple notes that Aperture will still be functional through OS X Yosemite, its latest operating system, but purchasing won't...

Apple delays release of its Aperture replacement app, set for a late April release

 
 

Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s professional-level photo editing and organization program.

The announcement didn’t come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called Photos....

McMoon’s revealed: Inside the hacker project that’s saving NASA’s lunar photos

 
 

We've all been there: Media comes and goes, and despite your best efforts to keep your photo archives current, eventually you find a stray. Perhaps it's an old Iomega Zip disk that got misplaced, or a floppy from your Sony Mavica that you found at the bottom of a drawer. Either way, you know there are photos on there,...

Photo series takes you feet-first through life’s journey


 
 

Thomas Edison famously claimed that genius was 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. For photography, we'd put the figure on inspiration a little higher: Great photos usually start with a great idea; doubly so for a photo series. For London-based professional photographer Tom Robinson, sitting stretched out alongside...

Red Bull Illume action photo contest winners take the stage on Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars


Last April, we mentioned Red Bull's Illume contest in our coverage of the company's incredibly cool wakeboarding-and-light-painting photo shoot. Red Bull Illume is an action and adventure-themed photo contest that takes place every three years, and the latest round of winners have just been announced at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

If you're...

Like father, like son: Striking photo series makes family resemblances much easier to see


Most of us have had someone comment on how much we look like our parents, but sometimes we can struggle to recognize the similarities ourselves. Seeing your own face reflected back at you in that of your child is easier, but it's still tricky to imagine just how they're going to look in the decades to come.

"Boys and Their Fathers,"a project...

This spectacular, perfectly timed photo mixes fireworks with lightning

 
 

We saw so many dull fireworks photos from Fourth of July festivities last week, it's nice to see something that's truly unique. Photographer Jason Smith captured this perfectly timed (lucky?) shot of fireworks exploding over Rio Rancho, New Mexico just as a bolt of lightning flashed across the sky.

Smith then shared...

NTSB’s Asiana Flight 214 photos take you inside the aftermath of a major plane crash


On Saturday, July 7, a Boeing 777 passenger jet operated by South Korea's Asiana Airlines crashed on arrival at San Francisco International Airport. Unless you've been off the grid since the weekend, you've doubtless already heard of the accident of Flight 214. News channels have spoken of little else, with coverage of the crash and its...

Astounding photos show massive Second Avenue Subway being built under New York City

 
 

Anyone who's lived in New York City in, oh, say the last 90 years, has probably heard a tale (or two) about the Second Avenue Subway. The project, which will be the first new subway line built in NYC since 1932, was proposed back in the late 1920s but didn't begin its first phase of construction under Manhattan's Upper...

Google I/O recapped: What’s new for photographers in Android, Google Plus, and more?


At its annual Google I/O developers conference, search giant Google unveiled its latest feature updates for the Android operating system, Chrome browser, Google Plus social networking service and more.

Although there were quite a few changes in Android and Chrome that will have a positive impact for both developers and end-users, there was...

7 great photos showing off the beauty of the American West

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has an excellent Tumblr blog called "My Public Lands" featuring photos by government workers of U.S. land they love and cherish. Many of the images look like the work of professional photographers, with some of the best shots captured under the grand vistas of the American West.

We've pulled together seven of our favorite American West shots...

Sony announces Photographer of the Year title and other winners in 2013 World Photography Awards

 
 

Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang has captured the coveted Photographer of the Year title in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. The 32-year-old Gjestvang won out over 122,000 entries from 170 countries, capturing the grand prize of US$25,000 along with Sony photography gear, which were presented to her at a...

This is what happens when amateur photography goes horribly wrong

Earlier today we shared a fun and educational infographic that showed the difficulties amateur snapshooters face when trying to become full-time professional photographers. One of the biggest challenges is consistently creating images that are of professional quality.

To that end, check out this humorous, satirical gallery we ran across online: "Amateur Photography Gone...