Windows: This week’s featured Windows app isn’t really an app per se, but it’s an incredibly useful extension you’ll want to grab from the Windows Store if you have any kind of device—cough Apple cough—that shoots and stores .HEIC images.
Windows: Here’s the problem: The HEIF image format, which Apple now uses in iOS 11 in the form of HEIC files, is a great alternative to JPEG. HEIC images eat up less space and support plenty of extra features, like depth maps and 16-bit color. Great. Wonderful.
All the cool services are getting data dumps—that little link you click somewhere in a settings menu that triggers the service to send you all the data it collects from you (and everything you’ve used it to do, theoretically).
It happens. You’re absentmindedly browsing through your photos while enjoying a lovely view or a summery drink. You tap around—and then realize you’ve accidentally deleted a ton of photos on your device. You panic. Have you just lost your precious memories forever?
A few years ago I was scrolling through the home page of a large magazine and saw a photo I had taken featured in the middle of its homepage. The pic was a distinctive one of a surprised Mark Zuckerberg that I had taken at a press conference. Where I was sitting when I took the picture and my luck in catching him at…
Today the Wall Street Journal listed all the data Facebook can grab when you upload a photo, based on Facebook’s privacy and data collection policies. The list illustrates what we’ve said before: Facebook doesn’t need to spy on your through your microphone, because you already let it spy on everything else you do.
It’s official: selfies definitely make your schnoz look drastically larger than it actually is—up to 30%. That’s according to a recent study that compared photos of people’s faces being taken from different distances. But don’t worry you selfie fiend you, there’s an easy way to fix it.
If you’re a frequent user of Google’s image search, then you probably noticed that the company recently removed the ‘View Image” button from search results.
Funerals are a time to remember loved ones and say a heartfelt goodbye, not draw attention to yourself. Still, some people do exactly that. Just because you’re all dressed up doesn’t mean a #funeralselfie is warranted.
If your Facebook feed has been littered this week with pictures of people comparing themselves to portraits in museums, you’re not alone. The meme started with people who actually found art on their own that happened to look like them and has now extended to people posting pictures of art that sort of kind of looks…
Your Twitter feed is likely littered with pictures. Photos, videos, and GIFs can add a lot to a tweet, but can be frustrating to the visually impaired that can’t see them.
Every year around this time all my friends start sharing their “Best 9” photos of the year from Instagram. Do we all necessarily need to relive all those memories? Probably not. But they can be fun to look at and share nonetheless.
Sometimes all that smartphone picture needs to reach perfection is a kiss from Instagram’s X-Pro II filter. There’s just one problem: to take advantage of that filter, or any others in the app, you have to commit to posting your picture on Instagram.
If you’re worried about apps tracking your location, it’s not enough to limit your location sharing. You need to limit camera-roll sharing too. If you’ve ever given an app access to your camera roll—to take photos, or store screenshots, or any given reason—you’ve also let it see where all those photos were taken.…
Hours after he was born, my son’s image was all over the internet. Some of the posts were by relatives, while others were by friends wishing to share in our joy. Not one photo out there had my consent to be published.
Last week, my favorite web-based photo editor, PicMonkey, started charging users. As it turns out, PicMonkey has also been a favorite with a good number of my Lifehacker coworkers. It’s easy, lightweight, and makes small edits like resizing photos or creating collages (stuff we do here pretty regularly) super simple.…
Over the course of a year, I take thousands of pictures that I either share on Facebook or Instagram or leave to die on my smartphone’s camera roll. While the idea is that I’ll go back and look at them at some point, truth be told that rarely happens. The closest I get is when something comes up in conversation, I…
The most interesting aspect of visiting another country is the people there, so it’s understandable if you want to snap some pics of locals while you travel. But it’s easy to get shutter happy and forget to be courteous while you do it. These tips will help.
It’s easy to find stock photos of slim white people doing stereotypical activities—women laughing alone with salad and that sort of thing. If that’s not what you’re looking for, may we suggest some of these sites that break the mold?
If you’re looking for a cheap, and somewhat tasty, lighting solution for your selfies or smartphone portraits, look no further. Bah-da-ba-ba-bah, I’m lovin’ this Big Mac box lighting trick.