Google Photos – another one joins the club

This weekend Google unveiled their new online image storage service – Google Photos.

It’s not Picassa, though it can use it. It’s also separate from Google+. Interesting. Meh. I’ll stick with Flickr. Here’s why.

If you want unlimited free storage, this may work for you, though when you upload your photos, you have to use Google’s ‘high quality but free’ setting, not the original setting. This means RAW and other file formats will be converted.

Also, there doesn’t appear to be a way to share the link directly to the image file — rather all shared links jump to a Google Photos page with the image embedded in it. Not a big deal but that means you can’t directly embed images stored at Google Photos in a blog post, for example. You still have to use services such as imgur, etc.

And the image editor built into Google Photos creates unusual artifacts around the image while in edit mode.

 

It’s fine when you accept the changes, but in my case, the image appeared posterized while I was editing it, throwing a blue tint in some areas. Not great.

As I said, I’ll stick with Flickr.

 

I like that I can update the image on our digital thermometer

I like that I can update the image on our digital thermostat. Just added this one from NASA APoD:

Posted by Brad Grier on Saturday, January 31, 2015

My iOS App Picks for 2014 – iOS Photo Apps

I tend to keep my photography over on iPadDarkroom, but since I’m writing about iOS photo apps that I’ve discovered or have dominated my work this year, it seemed fitting to look at apps that have influenced my photo work.

You’ve likely seen some work created with these apps before, but they’re worth profiling again as my picks because they’ve stood head-and-shoulders above the other apps in the photo editor / filter space.

So, on to the apps… Continue reading “My iOS App Picks for 2014 – iOS Photo Apps”

Cold & Starving

Cold & Starving

I felt like playing at lunch and this is the result. Original image is a screen shot from the early-access sandbox version of The Long Dark – a survival game.

I pushed the screen shot through the iOS app Waterlogued, then into another iOS app to make the album cover — VinylizeMe. I kinda like the results 🙂

UNDERDOG

Thought I’d make a treatment of our ‘UNDERDOG’, Bogart. The Underdog concept came from a post by our CaliCan Rescue honcho, Rene. He was in a restaurant in California, on a trip to pick up a new pack of rescues, and after explaining to the waiter why he was there, the waiter replied; ‘Thank you for saving the Underdogs’. Bogart is our UNDERDOG.