MakeUseOf: Back Up Your Photographs Automatically With These 8 Tools. “Photos on your PC can contain a treasure trove of memories. One of the best ways to ensure you never lose them is by backing them up. Thankfully, there are tons of useful tools that let you make backups of all the photos on your PC. We’ve listed our top eight.”
TechCrunch: Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together. “While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s imaging smarts.”
MakeUseOf: 12 Amazing Google Photos Features You Didn’t Know About . “Google Photos has grown into an awesome service. From automatically backing up your phone’s pictures to letting you easily share your photos, there’s a lot to love for anyone who works with photos.” Nice roundup article.
The Library of Congress has acquired the photographic archives of Bob Adelman. “The Library of Congress today announced the acquisition of the archives of Bob Adelman, one of the best-known photographers of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The collection, containing 575,000 high-quality images, was given to the Library as a gift from an anonymous donor. The materials, which represent a wide range of images covering the latter half of the 20th century, will be housed in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. Of the 575,000 images, 50,000 are prints and the rest, negatives and slides.”
The North Jersey Media Group has started an Instagram account for its vintage photos. “The Record has a rich trove of photos, dating back to the 1800s and we’d like to share them with you.”
From LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips: Introducing Photo Filters and Editing. “To give you a quick and easy way to enhance and crop your existing photos—yes, even a selfie or group photo—we’ve added photo editing in our mobile app. There are now six photo filters available, and you can also crop and edit the brightness, contrast, saturation and vignette of your LinkedIn profile photo.”
Yahoo has launched similarity searching for Flickr. “With billions of photos on Flickr, finding the ones you want – by searching based on tags and descriptions – only gets you so far. Today, we’re introducing similarity search, which uses advanced technology to allow you to discover visually similar photos without much work on your end. Here’s how it works: after your initial search, whether you’re looking for your favorite succulent or the perfect image of a ‘67 Mustang (not the horse), just click the ‘…’ in the upper right of the photo you’re excited about. We’ll surface similar images for you.”