MakeUseOf: 2 Easy Ways to Combine Photos on an iPhone

MakeUseOf: 2 Easy Ways to Combine Photos on an iPhone . “Performing basic photo editing tasks has always been easy on the iPhone, and this includes combining your photos. As it turns out, there are actually multiple ways to combine photos on an iPhone. Below, we’ll show you some of the ways to put two pictures together on your iPhone or iPad.”

KnowTechie: Need to remove an object from an image? This free web tool lets you do it in seconds

KnowTechie: Need to remove an object from an image? This free web tool lets you do it in seconds. “If you’ve ever had to quickly edit something (or someone) out of a picture, you know it is a frustrating task best left to the professionals. Well, now it is something you can tackle whenever you have a spare minute, with a new tool that lets you remove objects from a picture with ease.” I tried it. It’s not perfect but for a free tool it’s amazing. I found that trying to remove the same area several times, like I was removing layers of paint, worked well in some cases.

Lifehacker: You Can Turn Your Live Photos Into Long Exposures, Loops, and Boomerangs

Lifehacker: You Can Turn Your Live Photos Into Long Exposures, Loops, and Boomerangs. “Live Photos are the little moving pictures you never knew you needed. Just like in Harry Potter, these little videos capture the essence of the moment, something that just can’t be captured in a still photo sometimes. Unlike GIFs though, they also record a snippet of sound, making them like micro-short videos of a moment. But there’s even more to Live Photos.”

BusinessWire: MyHeritage Releases Color Restoration Feature to Bring New Life to Faded Color Photos

BusinessWire: MyHeritage Releases Color Restoration Feature to Bring New Life to Faded Color Photos (PRESS RELEASE). “MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, announced today the release of color restoration for faded color photos. A major enhancement to MyHeritage’s advanced suite of photo tools, color restoration revives the authentic colors in faded photos, with exceptional results.” This is a freemium model — you can restore ten photos for free. You’ll need a subscription for more.

LowKey cool: This web app will tweak your photos to flummox facial-recognition systems, apparently (The Register)

The Register: LowKey cool: This web app will tweak your photos to flummox facial-recognition systems, apparently . “The application, called LowKey, is intended to protect people from unauthorized surveillance. It’s based on an adversarial attack technique developed by University of Maryland boffins Valeriia Cherepanova, Micah Goldblum, Shiyuan Duan, John Dickerson, Gavin Taylor, Tom Goldstein, and US Naval Academy researcher Harrison Foley. It alters images so facial recognition systems can’t easily use the data to find the depicted person in another image.”

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.”

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.”