Social Media Examiner: How to Create Social Media Images With Google Drawings. “Want to create social media images without purchasing expensive software? Looking for a solution you can access from any computer? In this article, you’ll learn how to create professional-looking images using Google Drawings.”
PDN: 13 Photo Editing Programs, From Classics To 360-Degree Image Retouching Tools. There is no intro; the site jumps right into the list of tools.
How-To Geek: The Best Online Photo Editors. “Whether you are making a Christmas card to send out for your holidays or making a fun collage to text your friends, you’ll need an image editing software. A few years ago, you’d had to download and install a dedicated software to edit images. But thanks to the advancement in web technology, it’s now possible to edit images right in the browser. Let’s take a look at few of the best online photo editors available.”
MakeUseOf: No More Photoshop: 5 No-Signup Image Editors on the Web. “It is a pain to fire up Photoshop, Pixelmator, or GIMP for a simple task like resizing some photos or blurring sensitive information in an image. Well, you don’t need to. Use these websites to do your job in a jiffy. I’m a big fan of doing common web tasks without signing up. Apart from the convenience, it’s also a big step in protecting your privacy online, especially when you realize how much information websites store about you.”
Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Online Photo Editors You Can Use for Free . “Adobe Photoshop is the obvious go-to when it comes to photo-editing software, but there are plenty of people who might not want to a) fork out all that money and b) download bulky software that uses a lot of hard drive space and memory. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can do advanced photo editing online, in your browser, for free. These are our picks of the best online photo editing you can use for free.”
CNET: Google AI now can give YouTube videos a wacky background. “Google… trained a neural network with lots of carefully labeled imagery that helped it learn how to distinguish facial features — eyes, hair, glasses, mouths and so on — from everything else. The result is a system that can swap out backgrounds fast enough to keep up with video. Digital video frames whip by at 30 frames per second, but Google’s technology works at 40 frames per second on a Google Pixel 2 phone and more than 100 frames per second on an Apple iPhone 7.”
The Verge: Twitter is using machine learning to crop photos to the most interesting part. “The lure of machine learning isn’t always about big new features; often, what it does best are small tweaks that subtly improve user experience. So it is with Twitter’s use of neural networks to automatically crop picture previews to their most interesting part. The company’s been working on this tool for a while, but described its methods in detail in a blog post yesterday. “