How-To Geek: How to Upload the Best Looking Instagram Images. “Instagram is probably our favorite social network here at How-To Geek. We always want our photos to look their best, so I did the research. Here’s how to make your images look as good as possible on Instagram.”
I do believe this is the first thing I’ve found via MeWe (thanks, Sam R.!) PetaPixel: This Web App Lets You Build Your Own Stock Photos. “Here’s an unusual way to obtain the simple stock photo you need: Photo Creator is a web app that lets you build your own realistic stock photos. The site features thousands of models, objects, and backgrounds that you can combine into your own creations.”
Useful for a given value of useful, from The Verge: Create emoji masterpieces with any image using this fun web tool. “The emojification of human culture is not complete until every object, verb, symbol, emotion, and image is captured using this once-obscure, now all-consuming pictorial format. That is why Emoji Mosaic is so helpful. Simply feed this free web tool any image you like, and it’ll churn out an emojified version for you in real time.”
BetaNews: Here’s what 2019 holds for Paint.NET. “The developer of the popular image editing tool Paint.NET, Rick Brewster, has shared his vision of what the coming year holds for his software. The 2019 roadmap for Paint.NET is an exciting one, promising migration to .NET Core, support for brushes and pressure sensitivity, and an expanded plugin system.”
KnowTechie: This super helpful website will remove the background of your image in 2 seconds. “You know the one thing that can really elevate your meme game? Like, really make it so your stuff sticks out? Background removal around your subject, so you can stick them into another crazy environment. You used to need expensive software like Photoshop to do this, and it was time-consuming! Plus it didn’t always work well, especially if the background had similar colors, or if the subject had flying hair.” Okay, the big limitations here are that a) your picture has to have a human in it and b) ideally it’s only one human. I tried the tool and it was so good I literally gasped out loud. It wasn’t perfect, but it did a ton of work in just a few seconds.
MakeUseOf: What Could Robots Do With Your Pictures? 5 Cool AI-Based Photo Editing Apps. “There’s a curiosity around AI that is difficult to quench. So far, we’ve seen how neural networks create paintings, but AI is now going beyond that. There are apps that are trying to ‘see’ photos the way a human would, and do useful or fun stuff based on it.”
Make Tech Easier: 5 Useful Tools For Batch-Editing Images in Windows. “Sometimes you just have a whole mountain of images you need to edit. Perhaps you need them all at a specific size or want them all to follow a specific naming convention. Before you open them all and edit them one by one in your favorite image-manipulation program, perhaps consider a batch-editing program to do all the hard work for you. If you have a lot of photos to clear and little patience to offer, these handy tools will make life that little bit easier!”