If you're into panoramic photos there's a cool place just for you. It's called viewAt, and it's a really slick panoramic photo service where you can browse through other people's panoramic photos, and upload your own. If you've ever checked out panoramic shots on other photo services, you'll know they're hard to enjoy unless you have a large, widescreen monitor. Even then, you're missing out on the experience of actually looking around like you would in real life. viewAt attempts to solve this problem with its specially designed Flash viewer that … Read more
Having conquered the living rooms of grandparents everywhere, Ceiva's digital photo frames have set their sights on a new target--the refrigerator door. As ridiculous as that might sound, it's really the next logical step in kitchen-media convergence: We've already seen a steady rise in fridge TVs from Samsung, LG and other manufacturers, after all.
Ceiva's partnership is with Whirlpool, a deal that makes sense because of the appliance maker's "Centralpark Connection" networked line of iceboxes; Ceiva provides slide shows received by online feeds, so it's a natural fit. The Whirpool frames will … Read more
The most notable bells include an upgrade to a 3-inch LCD from the ES1's 2.5-inch model and a redesigned physical interface. Whistles include new photo effects, frames and clip art selections to add at print time.
Since it uses the same combo ink/paper cartridges, it costs the same 28 cents per print. It should also spit out prints in roughly 69 seconds. And like the … Read more
Digital cameras keep getting better, and as a result, just about anyone can get an extremely high-quality camera without breaking the bank. These days, you can get 7.1 megapixel cameras for less than $200. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when a 2-megapixel camera went for twice that much, but one of the great things about technology is it always gets better--and cheaper!
If you're a serious photographer you probably like to use a full-strength image editor for color correction, filters, and other advanced features. But if you just use your camera for holidays and family events, how do you manage and display your pictures? There are a number of online sites like CNET Webshots, Flickr, and Shutterfly, which do a nice job of presenting your pictures, but if you want to keep your work local before pushing it out to the Web, want to post pics to your personal site, or want a few more customization options, a downloadable program might be your best bet.… Read more
Picnik is launching a new premium subscription service tomorrow morning. $24.95 gets you a year of access to a slew of advanced effects and fonts. Many of the premium effects have been available during the service's beta testing period, but there are some new ones that do a pretty incredible job of taking a drab photo and making it look special.
The biggest thing premium users will notice is over a dozen effects that aren't available in the standard version, and seven brand-new ones. According to CEO Jonathan Sposato, the No. 1 request from users is more … Read more
Like my colleague Michael Kanellos, I'm not an early adopter of technology, particularly gadgets that cost a lot of money. My music collection isn't on my laptop yet, but at least I do have a digital camera. And a Flickr account. I haven't found Flickr that easy to use, and I've been lazy. So, I haven't posted a lot of photos on there. Until … Read more
In late May, Facebook posted some stats about adoption rates, and usage of their photo service. The numbers were pretty staggering for a social network, and as it currently stands, more than 14 million photos uploaded to the service every day. To take advantage of all those shots, the folks at Moo.com, makers of all sorts of Web integrated print items have added a link to Facebook photos for use in their entire product line.
If you're a Facebook user, you can pull in photos from any of your albums, or browse by the people that you've … Read more
Been looking for a way to get a Flickr slide show on your blog or Facebook profile? Check out SlideFlickr, a dead simple tool for pulling in albums or photo streams in an embeddable slide show. Just drop in a Flickr username, or a URL for a group, photo set, or tag, and hit a big pink button. SlideFlickr will spit out some embed code you can plug into your blog, Web site, or social networking profile. If you're interested in a simpler solution, they've also got a Facebook application that lets you add your SlideFlickr slide shows … Read more
MyFamily.com lets families create private Web sites where members can post news, share photos, and host live chats, among other things. It's a great way to centralize all your family communication--my own large extended family has had a MyFamily.com space for a few years--but the site's circa-1998 interface always left me wondering why we didn't start a simple Yahoo group, which has the same functionality.
Recently I got word that MyFamily.com was getting an overhaul (in fact, the link above leads directly to the beta of MyFamily.com 2.0) and logged on to check it out. Gone are the previous version's tightly spaced lists of text links, which have been replaced with plenty of white space and a row of nine tabs across the top of the page that help you navigate the site's features. The Videos, Files, and Members tabs are self-explanatory. Events leads to a calendar of events, where family members can not only list birthdays and anniversaries but also create invitations for parties or other gatherings; Gifts takes you to a MyFamily.com area on Qoop, where you can order family photo books and tchotchkes.
The four remaining tabs--What's New, News, Photos, and Stories--are where members are likely to spend the most time.… Read more
If you're an avid photographer when you go on vacation, you've probably faced the problem of what to do when your memory cards fill up. Do you lug along a laptop or do you buy a potentially expensive handful of memory cards to swap out? Epson presents a different solution today: the P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. This device features an 80GB hard drive, two media card slots, and a 4-inch LCD screen for viewing. To free up space on your camera's memory cards, simply slip the card into one of the P-5000's slots and offload the … Read more