BetaNews: Happy 25th Birthday, GIMP — you make Linux a viable Windows 10 alternative

BetaNews: Happy 25th Birthday, GIMP — you make Linux a viable Windows 10 alternative. “When it comes to GIMP, many ignorant Adobe Photoshop users will scoff at it, but the truth is, a talented person can have success with either. Usually it’s just a matter of being patient and dealing with the learning curve. Ultimately, having GIMP makes Linux-based operating systems a legitimate option for Photoshop users. And now, GIMP celebrates a 25th Birthday.”

Popular Science: Google Photos is better at image editing than you think

Popular Science: Google Photos is better at image editing than you think. “Depending on what device you’re using to access Google Photos, you’ll find some differences in features and overall look—we’ll flag what you can use and where. But rest assured—when it comes to image editing, this platform is more than enough, no matter the operating system.”

Android Police: Google Photos ‘color pop’ feature will remain free, upgraded version in testing for Google One subscribers

Android Police: Google Photos ‘color pop’ feature will remain free, upgraded version in testing for Google One subscribers. “Google told Engadget in a statement that only an upgraded version of color pop will require a Google One subscription, not the existing functionality that is already available.”

Engadget: Google Photos adds paid color pop editing feature

Engadget: Google Photos adds paid color pop editing feature. “The next time you dive into Google Photos’ editing suite, you may notice some tools locked behind a paywall. As part of an ongoing rollout, Google is adding a new take on its color pop feature that users can apply to any photo, not just ones that include depth information. The catch is you’ll need to subscribe to Google One before you can tweak your photos with the new color pop.”

CNN: A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled ‘blackface’ feature

CNN: A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled ‘blackface’ feature. “Photo editing app Gradient is under fire for a new feature that lets people alter their ethnicity in images, with many slamming it for promoting digital ‘blackface.’ The feature, called AI Face, supposedly allows users to ‘find out how you would look if you were born on a different continent,’ according to Gradient’s website.” 😬

EurekAlert: Does posting edited self photos on social media increase risk of eating disorders?

EurekAlert: Does posting edited self photos on social media increase risk of eating disorders?. “New research revealed a consistent and direct link between posting edited photos on Instagram and risk factors for eating disorders. Specifically, digitally editing pictures to improve personal appearance before posting photos to Instagram increased weight and shape concerns in college students.”

PopSugar: The Remini Photo App Makes Photos Look So Beautiful and Clear

PopSugar: The Remini Photo App Makes Photos Look So Beautiful and Clear. “People have been taking to TikTok recently to flaunt the capabilities of the photo app Remini because of how well it enhances your pictures (old photos especially, the ones that are soft and fuzzy). The app gives photos new life by filling in faces and making photos look new.”

The Verge: How to use filters to improve your Instagram photos

The Verge: How to use filters to improve your Instagram photos. “If you want to get the most out of Instagram, it pays to improve your pictures with a little bit of technical magic before you post them. Serious photographers do this by using digital tools to adjust everything from color balance to sharpness to saturation. For everyone else, the Instagram app includes easy-to-use filters and editing tools that can make your photos and videos more visually appealing.”

Hongkiat: 30 Free Online Photos, Videos & Music Editors

Hongkiat: 30 Free Online Photos, Videos & Music Editors. “We tend to rely heavily on our favorite desktop applications like Photoshop, GIMP, Audacity, Adobe Premier and so on when it comes to dealing with multimedia files. That’s fine on our desktops but what if we need to use an editor on a friend’s computer or a public one at the workplace? That is where web applications come in handy.” Decent annotation.

Slashgear: Google Photos markup editing tool appears for some users

Slashgear: Google Photos markup editing tool appears for some users. “It seems Google plans to add yet another tool to Google Photos that’ll make it easier to get things done directly within the mobile app. Some users have spied the arrival of a new markup tool that enables users to draw and write on images without having to toggle to a different markup app, making it simple to scribble out content, highlight or circle objects of interest, and more.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Instagram Photo Editors to Create Better Pictures

MakeUseOf: 5 Instagram Photo Editors to Create Better Pictures. “While Instagram is the go-to platform for those who want to share their images online, it’s definitely not the be-all and end-all when it comes to photo editing. Luckily, there are multiple photo editing apps that allow you to share your edited snaps directly to Instagram. And here are the best Instagram photo editors available.”

Ubergizmo: How To Watermark Your Photos (For Free)

Ubergizmo: How To Watermark Your Photos (For Free). “It has become increasingly common to find images that have been ‘stolen’ and reposted online without either paying for the licensing rights or attributing its creator. It seems highly unlikely that this is a problem that could ever truly go away. However, watermarking your images is one of the ways that you can actually use to combat the problem, and here’s how you can go about doing that.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Simple Single-Purpose Online Photo-Editing Apps to Bookmark

MakeUseOf: 7 Simple Single-Purpose Online Photo-Editing Apps to Bookmark. “There are countless photo-editing apps out there. But these are often serious programs that allow you to tweak every little detail of your image to make them Instagram-ready. However, at times, you may just want to perform a quick edit without having to learn the ropes. So here are the simple, single-purpose photo-editing apps you need to bookmark.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Easy-to-Use Photo Editing Programs for Newbie Photographers

MakeUseOf: 10 Easy-to-Use Photo Editing Programs for Newbie Photographers. “While some photos are works of art, others need editing, and we’re not just talking about slapping an Instagram filter on it. This means you need some easy-to-use photo editing apps. Here are the best photo editing programs for beginners.” Not sure I would have put GIMP on this list…