Hongkiat: Best Tools to Convert HEIC to JPG

Hongkiat: Best Tools to Convert HEIC to JPG . “Currently, Android and Windows users have two options to view HEIC pictures. They may either install HEIC image reader tools or convert HEIC pictures to a common and widely used image format such as JPG. Once the HEIC images are converted to JPG format, they can easily be viewed on Android, Windows, or any other platform. Before jumping into the list of best tools to convert HEIC image format to JPG, let’s first define what HEIC image format is.”

Lisa Charlotte Rost: One Chart, Nine Tools – Revisited

Lisa Charlotte Rost: One Chart, Nine Tools – Revisited. “2.5 years ago I wrote an article recreating the same bubble chart with 24 different charting tools: twelve charting apps and twelve libraries/frameworks. Afterward, I wrote an article for SOURCE explaining what I had learned during this experiment. During the last 2.5 years, the tool landscape changed. It’s time to look at it again!” Ms. Rost notes that she does work at one of the reviewed tools now, but has strived to be neutral in her judgement.

Google-Landmarks: A New Dataset and Challenge for Landmark Recognition (Google Research Blog)

Google Research Blog: Google-Landmarks: A New Dataset and Challenge for Landmark Recognition. “Today, we are excited to advance instance-level recognition by releasing Google-Landmarks, the largest worldwide dataset for recognition of human-made and natural landmarks. Google-Landmarks is being released as part of the Landmark Recognition and Landmark Retrieval Kaggle challenges, which will be the focus of the CVPR’18 Landmarks workshop. The dataset contains more than 2 million images depicting 30 thousand unique landmarks from across the world (their geographic distribution is presented below), a number of classes that is ~30x larger than what is available in commonly used datasets. Additionally, to spur research in this field, we are open-sourcing Deep Local Features (DELF), an attentive local feature descriptor that we believe is especially suited for this kind of task.”

Irish Times: Amateur sleuthing helps solve the mysteries of old Irish photos

Irish Times: Amateur sleuthing helps solve the mysteries of old Irish photos. “The first community-sourced exhibition of photographs and stories from the collection of the National Library of Ireland was opened on Wednesday by Sabina Higgins. Photo Detectives, at the National Photographic Archive in Dublin, celebrates the library’s historic collections by highlighting the work of researchers around the world who have helped discover details about the photographs in the library’s holdings.”

New Image Identifying Service on Facebook

There’s a new image identifying possible-bot running around on Facebook. I’m not sure this is AI, which is why I say possible bot. I sent a picture of Lily Tomlin as Ernestine, and got back Your photo is person brushing the teeth, which seems odd syntax even for a bot. I sent a picture of a Thor action figure and got back Your image is a thor action figure. Finally I sent a picture of Raul Julia from Overdrawn at the Memory Bank and got Your photo is a girl in a dark room. I dunno….