Photo Sharing & Publishing

How to save your photos from the Facebook Moments app before it shuts down

Facebook (download for iOS or Android) confirmed that it will be closing down its standalone photo-sharing app, Moments, on February 25.

Moments released in 2015 and allowed Facebook friends to share pictures without uploading them to the main social media site. The concept was a bit of a competitor to something like Google Photos.

You can still save your photos before Moments shuts its digital doors. Facebook set up a website that will allow you to either... Read More »

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Sony announces new 'Imaging Edge' app to transfer photos from cameras to phones

Whether you're a professional or just enjoy taking photos for fun, the new Imaging Edge app from Sony can streamline your creative process.

Imaging Edge offers instant image transfer from your camera to connected mobile devices while you're shooting, according to a press release. Images will transfer when a photographer uses the app's "Auto background transfer to Smartphone" feature.

Imaging Edge will replace Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app, which received dismal ratings for iOS.

SEE: How to make your photo and video content stand out amongst the competition (TechRepublic)

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Google Photos update now maxes albums at 20,000 photos and videos

Google Photos (download for iOS or Android) launched Live Albums in October, making sharing and organizing your photos easier. Shortly after the release, Google limited the Live Albums' storage to 10,000 images per album.

Users grumbled about the cap, claiming they would easily exceed 10,000 images. Google adjusted the app in response to complaints.

Google Photos updated its support page to say that users now have a max of 20,000 photos and videos per album.

SEE: Google Photos to end unlimited storage for some types of video files

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Anti-social media photo app wants to capture the moments that don't go on Instagram

We generally try to put our best selves on social media. We like filtered photos, flattering angles, exotic destinations, pictures of food -- and exclude the messiness of reality.

The Minutiae app (iOS) calls itself an "anti-social media" app. Instead of cultivating specific moments for followers, the app wants you to take a closer look at the moments in between.

Over 1,440 days, or almost four years, Minutiae users will get a daily prompt to take a photo of... Read More »

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'Unifie' selfie app can put you in the same picture with friends and family around the world

The older we get, it's less likely that all of our friends will be in the same 10-mile radius as they once were. We rely on social media, texting, and video chats to keep in touch with people around the world.

The Unifie app (iOS, Android) can let you take a real-time selfie with faraway friends and loved ones. The app is available for download, but is still in beta testing in some areas.

Similar to a private... Read More »

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Google Photos app launches new editing features and Live Albums

In the wake of the new Pixel 3 launch, Google updated its Photo app for optimal sharing between devices. In a blog post, Google said that historically sharing photos has been a somewhat tedious process.

"Every time, we have to find the photos, select the ones we want to share and send them to the right people. And that's if we even remember to share them at all," Dave Loxton, Google Photos Product Manager said.

Google is now rolling... Read More »

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Google Images finally adds photo credit to its listings and metadata

Google has finally acquiesced to demands from photographers and content creators across the world by adding important metadata to every photo found in its search engine. The move culminates a year of massive changes to Google's image search after Getty Images filed a 2016 antitrust lawsuit against them in the EU.

Getty eventually withdrew the lawsuit in February after agreeing to a partnership with Google that included many of the changes announced today. Getty Images is one of many... Read More »

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