What makes the world go round? Metadata. That’s right, the web, search, directions, locationing, imaging, branding, impressions, engagement, pretty much you name it online or in the digital world, and it is guided or executed with metadata.
Put simply, that is data about the data. Think of it as an intelligent or interactive blueprint for data. What you really want to do when you create a website these days, or an online presence, is create a foundation for the manipulation and use of this metadata. Often, this includes your use of images.
Here is a simple guide on how to get some valuable metadata into your images. Protect your brand, your rights, and your creative.
As photographers, protecting your images is of real importance to us. Ensure you’ve done all you can to keep your images “yours” – add copyright metadata!
This new engine looks amazing. I particularly like the new illumination, render scaling and tracking, and the animation matching engines. This particular demo is sample game code running on a Sony PS5 console. When next generation games come out on this engine, we are going to be in for a step-change in presentation and immersion for this level of design, coding, and gaming.
I can’t wait to see what developers, designers, and the marketplace do with these tools and this platform in the next couple of years. Enjoy the demo reel, it’s a very worthwhile watch and walkthrough.
Android Circuit: Samsung’s Hidden Camera, Faster Wireless Charging From OnePlus, The Gaming Phone With A Fan
Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy’s hidden camera, Samsung’s curved screen, faster wireless charging from OnePlus, new Nokia PureView delay, the costly Mate Xs, Russia’s smartphone software law extended, and a gaming phone with a fan…
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).
Keep The Note 20 Camera Under Your Screen
Not only is Samsung on course to release the Note 20 in its traditional mid-August slot, it has an innovative answer on where to put the selfie camera. The South Korean manufacturer has no need for punch outs, notches, or pop up famers.
I wonder how widespread this will become. Marking photos and edited in post is going to be a huge qualifier. Almost all professional or studio images are produced or edited in post, it’s a question of how or how much, incl color palette, blemish removal, contrast increases or decreases, etc. Putting a digital filter on your images is as prevalent as putting a lens on your camera.
The law means that any models appearing in commercial photography whose bodies have been made thinner or thicker using image software must be labelled with “Photographie retouchée” (edited photograph). France isn’t the first country to legislate on image editing in advertising (Israel did so in 2012), but it’s good to see more awareness on the …
A combo of 4K and 360º, the AI-powered modular Insta360 ONE R action camera impresses with its small size and high quality hardware.
We have been wanting to get our hands on one of these. Nokia has had a professional alternative in the marketplace for years. However, it costs 10s of thousands of dollars. The review cites the cost of this bad boy as a con, but we have to say that it actually hits the sweet spot.
Can’t wait to get out in the field and start creating with this thing. Of course we’ll report on our progress once we find a client that can use some 360 degree creative.
Raw files (the correct files format differs from manufacturer to manufacturer) are simply a ‘digital negative’ of your image (but aren’t negative at all, only referred to that way in reference to the film era). In Practical terms, a raw file is all the bits of information the sensor captures, packed in one file without any compression or loss. But why would anyone need all that info? After all, raw files are 10x larger than jpegs, right? Yes, and it means they contain much more information. If you edit a raw file and need to brighten the shadows and equally tone
Making high-contrast shapes in Capture has been a design staple, and now for the first time you can create detailed, full-color vector shapes, right from your mobile device! Simply open the app and switch from black and white to color mode in the shapes panel to vectorize artwork and photos.
Use the edit panel to crop, erase, draw, and fill in areas, and reduce the number of colors in your shape. Preview your vectorized shape using the preview mode before saving to your Creative Cloud library.
Color Shapes are currently available for iOS only.
Portrait Mode takes images with a shallow depth of field, focusing on the primary subject and blurring out the background for a professional look. It does this by using machine learning to estimate how far away objects are from the camera, so the primary subject can be kept sharp and everything else can be blurred.
In order to estimate depth, the Pixel 4 captures an image using two cameras, the wide and telephoto cameras, which are 13 mm apart. This produces two slightly different views of the same scene, which, like information from human eyes, can be used to estimate depth. In addition, the cameras also use a dual pixel technique in which every pixel is split in half and is captured by a different half of the lens to give even more depth information.
It is amazing what you can do with a camera in a Smartphone these days. Don’t think of it as a replacement for a DSLR in hardware, think of it as a vehicle for delivering innovative software features to the world of photography. The Pixel 4 and Nokia products are a good example.
With everyone nowadays talking about computational photography and all that it can do, you know that the engineers at Google will put some magic into that […]
Always be learning.Some of these look like simple, or not so simple masking techniques. It’s amazing what a well placed layer or mask can do to open up an image. Though provoking images can make an indelible impression on the viewer.
It’s good to think through that, and see if there isn’t some intentional effect you can leave with your product or brand.