Engadget: Adobe vows to continue offering Figma’s free plan if its buyout is approved

Engadget: Adobe vows to continue offering Figma’s free plan if its buyout is approved. “In an interview with Bloomberg, Adobe Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky has reassured worried Figma users that the online collaborative design platform’s acquisition will not change its pricing model and ease of use. If you’ll recall, Adobe announced in mid-September that it’s purchasing Figma for roughly $20 billion in cash and shares. Users understandably raised concerns about the merger, seeing as Adobe’s programs are quite expensive.”

TechCrunch: Canva moves beyond graphic design to launch a visual worksuite

TechCrunch: Canva moves beyond graphic design to launch a visual worksuite. “Canva is further establishing itself as more than just a user-friendly graphic design tool. The Australian company announced at its Canva Create event that it will unveil a suite of new products to round out its product offerings: Canva Docs, Canva Websites, Canva Whiteboards and Data Visualization, which comes from its acquisition of Flourish.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Useful Command-Line IrfanView Tools for Working With Images

MakeUseOf: 10 Useful Command-Line IrfanView Tools for Working With Images. “These days, image editors are a dime a dozen. Beyond new filters, few tools offer exciting features. What if you could integrate image editing directly into your batch jobs or Windows scripts? If you’re familiar with IrfanView and think it’s only a simple image viewer and screenshot app, then we invite you to take another look. You can run all the script commands presented below from the command prompt or Windows Terminal, so long as you are working from the IrfanView directory. Let’s see how it’s done.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Truly Free Online Image Editors for Photoshop Effects (No Limitations)

MakeUseOf: 6 Truly Free Online Image Editors for Photoshop Effects (No Limitations). “Plenty of free image editors online do wondrous things like remove backgrounds from photos or upscale picture sizes. But usually, these have some restrictions. You’ll find limitations like only editing five images in the free account or exporting images at a really low resolution. So we set out to find free online image editors with no restrictions or limitations that don’t affect a normal user.”

MakeUseOf: Need to Remove an Image Background? Try These 5 Free Websites

MakeUseOf: Need to Remove an Image Background? Try These 5 Free Websites. “If you’ve ever taken the right picture in the wrong place, you’ll understand the need to remove an image’s background. There are a lot of different tools that can help you do this. But many of them require large downloads and installs, expensive licenses, or technical know-how that most people don’t have. That’s where online alternatives can shine. There’s a wide range of websites that can automatically remove the background from an image. Here are five of the best.”

Make Tech Easier: 7 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics

Make Tech Easier: 7 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics. “Social media has become a key part of the marketing strategy for most companies and influencers. However, not everyone has the graphic design chops to make amazing social media graphics on their own. Luckily, there are several great online tools that can help you design graphics for your social media accounts, and many of these tools offer free versions.”

Digital Photography Review: Edit.Photo is a fast, free web app for editing your photographs

Digital Photography Review: Edit.Photo is a fast, free web app for editing your photographs. “Edit.Photo is built on pintura, a Javascript Image Editor SDK also developed by PQINA. The web app works on both desktop and mobile browsers and is incredibly fast and intuitive. It offers all of the basic editing tools you might need to process a photo, including a crop/rotate tool, filters and a robust array of fine-tuning features, including brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, color temperature, clarity, vignette and more.” I tried it. It’s so good I’m giving it my highest honor — a permanent pinned tab in my browser.

The Verge: Algorithms that detect cancer can be fooled by hacked images

The Verge: Algorithms that detect cancer can be fooled by hacked images. “Artificial intelligence programs that check medical images for evidence of cancer can be duped by hacks and cyberattacks, according to a new study. Researchers demonstrated that a computer program could add or remove evidence of cancer from mammograms, and those changes fooled both an AI tool and human radiologists.”