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Google Images Launches ‘Licensable’ Badge and Search Filter

Google today launched new features in Google Images “to help people use images on the web responsibly.” The features should benefit photographers, as they help people both identify photos that can be licensed as well as find out how to properly license them. Licensable Badge Google Images’ new “Licensable” badge, which had been in beta …

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Tourist Breaks 200-Year-OId Sculpture by Sitting on It to Take a Picture

Earlier this month, an Austrian tourist learned a tough (if obvious) lesson at the Antonio Canova Museum in Possagno, Italy: don’t sit on the sculptures. While posing for a photo with a 200-year-old plaster cast of a famous statue, the tourist leaned on and broke off several of the sculpture’s toes. The incident took place …

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Xiaomi Unveils Nearly Invisible Under-Display Smartphone Camera

Xiaomi has unveiled its third-generation of under-display cameras for upcoming smartphones. Instead of a notch or cutout, the edge-to-edge display will have a camera that’s nearly invisible under the screen while retaining the standard quality of front-facing cameras. “This brand-new technology is able to perfectly disguise the front camera under the phone’s screen without ruining …

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Astronomers Warn Starlink Satellites Could Have a ‘Fatal’ Impact on Astrophotography

Hundreds of astronomers, satellite operators, and dark-sky advocates recently joined forces to call out a problem that impacts all three groups: the growing number of SpaceX ‘Starlink‘ satellites in orbit, and how these ‘constellations’ could actively hurt scientific progress and have a ‘fatal’ impact on some forms of astrophotography. If you’ve been following PetaPixel for …

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Facebook Sues Man Selling Fake Likes and Followers to ‘Cheat Instagram’

If the sheer number of Instagram bots with profiles that read “buy 5,000 likes RIGHT NOW!!!” are any indication, selling fake likes, followers, and comments on Instagram is big business. But it’s also risky, as one fraudster from Belarus is finding out first hand. In a statement posted yesterday, the social media giant announced that …

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This Interactive Map is a Street View of 1940s New York City

1940s NYC is a new online interactive map created by NYC-based software engineer Julian Boilen. It’s like Google Street View, except every photo taken shows New York City between 1939 and 1941. “Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of every building in …

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TikTok Holocaust Trend is ‘Hurtful and Offensive’, Says Auschwitz Memorial

A new “Victims” or “Holocaust” or “Trauma Porn” trend has popped up on video sharing app TikTok that has prompted reactions ranging from outrage to disbelief. While the point of the trend seems to be educational, many people have called it out as offensive and tone-deaf at best, or disturbing and inhumane at worse. While …

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Android 11 Will Limit Third-Party Camera Apps to Protect User Privacy

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that Android 11 would limit third-party camera apps’ access, essentially “forcing” apps to use the phone’s built-in camera app even if you have a different app selected as your Default. But while the limitation might seem a bit Apple-esque, Google says it’s a necessary trade-off to protect users’ …

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Olympus Releases Free OM-D Webcam Software for Mac Users

Olympus has just announced the release of its OM-D Webcam Beta software for Mac. Almost two months after releasing the software for Windows, Mac users can now turn select OM-D cameras into ultra-high-quality webcams for livestreaming or video conferencing without using a capture card. The announcement dropped this morning, and it brings OM-D Webcam to …

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Whitney Slammed for Buying Black Photographers’ Art Indirectly for Exhibition

The famous Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan is being accused of “predatory” and “exploitative” behavior after it purchased artwork by Black photographers indirectly (and at a steep discount) through a fundraiser to exhibit the photos without the artists’ permission. HuffPost reports that the Whitney had purchased artwork by Black photographers through the collective …

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