At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free. Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.
In concrete numbers, a terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes, or 1,048,576 megabytes. Wow. This is huge. Most other services on the web are still only offering a few gigabytes. Yahoo has really upped the ante!
Combine this with the recent purchase of Tumblr, arguably the biggest blogging platform on the net, the most popular hangout for kids, and a really popular social site, and this is a huge one-two punch from the new Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer.
The next version of Photoshop will be Photoshop CC, and it will only be available through subscription. No more boxed version.
Adobe Photoshop CC will be available to Creative Cloud customers starting in June 2013. You’ll need to subscribe to Creative Cloud for $50 per month to use all of the new CC programs, or subscribe to Photoshop CC itself for $20 per month.
That does come out quite a bit cheaper than buying the full version, but a bit more than the upgrade prices of the past. Which kind of sucks, but it’s worth noting that the Creative Cloud also comes with 20GB of cloud storage, access to type kit fonts, and a few other bells and whistles.
I’m kind of neutral on this. Photography is my job and my primary income, so I imagine I’ll get it. But a lot of folks are up in arms against this so I may wait to see how Adobe responds to all this anger before I buy.
A pretty good collection from Anne McKinnell. I’d only add one: Photofocus which is hosted by pro photographer Scott Bourne; it is short and simple — he and a guest host answer a handful of questions each episode.
This new service seems fun. The design is nice, and the UI is very easy to use. Basically it is like a digital scrapbook. As you may expect, that means the majority of users are women. Well over 60% from what I read.
Women… And photographers!
I was almost content to ignore this as just the next fad, but several of my photos started showing up on it, and the entire photographer community seems to be moving towards it.
I’m still learning the ropes, but I’d welcome your follow if you want to keep up with me on there.
Setsubun is this coming Friday. This is a fun holiday, especially for kids. I was going to write a little about it, but then I remembered this old post. It still holds up, so go have a read if you are curious.
Setsubun is a Japanese holiday that takes place on Feb 3rd, the day before the start of Spring on the old Japanese calendar. It’s not a national holiday, but almost everyone celebrates it. It has some fun traditions that go along with it, particularly one called mamemaki.