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More Photo & Video Opinion

  • Opinion: Can I Post Videos that Use Other People's Music on Youtube?

    Spiderowych asked the Answer Line forum if it's legal to post a remix of copyrighted songs on Youtube.

  • Opinion: YouTube's Big Redesign is a Letdown

    Sorry, Google, but I was expecting more from the big YouTube redesign that launched this week.

  • Opinion: Internet Service Providers May Start Usage-Based Charging

    If you ditched your cable television subscription figuring your wallet would be happier with a subscription to Netflix, you may be in for a surprise. At least one major cable operator is expected to start charging usage rates for its Internet service, starting next year, according to analyst Craig Moffett.

  • Opinion: Photography Gift Guide for Casual and Action Photographers

    The holidays are a special time of year--not just for the food, family, and togetherness, but because it's when photographers can look forward to getting goodies like new cameras, gadgets, and software. Last week I kicked off my annual holiday gift guide by suggesting some goodies for photographers who are trying to stretch their skills.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 14: Don't Trust All Your Eggs in One Basket

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 14

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 13: Storing and Managing Pictures in the Cloud

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 13

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 12: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 12

  • Opinion: Stream 'Mission: Impossible' from Facebook

    Paramount Studios announced Tuesday that the first three Mission: Impossible films can now be streamed directly from Facebook.

  • Opinion: Holiday Gifts for New and Growing Photographers

    When I was a kid, this time of year I'd comb through the pages of the Sears Wish Book and make a list filled with GI Joe sets, Lego blocks, and Erector sets. These days, I put grown-up toys on my wish list--even though it's scientifically proven that you can never outgrow Legos. Over the next few weeks, I'll take a page from my own wish book and give you recommendations for digital photo gadgets and goodies. I'll start with some gift suggestions for new and growing photographers. Come back for suggestions aimed at casual snapshot takers, action photographers, and people who love to shoot portraits and outdoor photos.

  • Opinion: iTunes Match shouldn't shun those with big libraries

    We are the excluded ones. The misfits. The ones who listen differently.

  • Opinion: GeekBytes: Camera Obscura

    Welcome to GeekBytes for November 16, 2011--your roundup of cool stuff delivered in bite-sized chunks.Today we have a definite photography theme. If you want a geeky-looking and useful iPhone case, or some cool camera hacks to test on your old setups, read on.

  • Opinion: Turn Your Digital Pictures Into a Photo Strip

    A long time ago, there were these things called photo booths. Here's how it worked: You'd go to the mall and sit in a small booth obscured by a curtain, where you would get your picture taken a half dozen times by a built-in camera. Then results would emerge moments later as a series of snapshots on a long strip. Of course, I'm exaggerating--photo booths are alive and well in places like arcades, carnivals, and shopping malls. And even if (like me) you've never stepped foot inside one, you certainly know what I'm talking about--the concept is deeply embedded in our culture. Some time ago, I described how to make something called a Life Strip, which looked sort of like the photo strip that comes out of a photo booth, but this week, let's do the real deal. It is crazy simple to make an authentic-looking photo booth strip, and the effect is instantly recognizable.

  • Opinion: Swivl Is the Camera Stand That Will Keep You in the Shot

    Swivl is a nifty little camera stand that you can use to keep yourself in a shot without guiding it by hand. The device by Satarii has a stationary base with motors that allows it to tilt and spin to keep a remote marker in its sight.

  • Opinion: The Beginning of the End of Adobe Flash Player

    Adobe is trying to put a positive spin on the news that the company is stopping development on mobile Flash Player. From now on, Adobe will focus on HTML5 and AIR-based native apps for smartphones, while pushing forward with Flash Player on PCs.

  • Opinion: Polaroid Goes Retro With Z340 Instant Digital Camera

    If Polaroid's new Z340 Instant Digital Camera looks like something you've seen before, you're showing your age. The new 14-megapixel digital camera with a built-in digital photo printer (which can generate dry prints in 45 seconds) was crafted to resemble the popular Polaroid Spectra cameras of the 1980s.

  • Opinion: Five Tips for Great Thanksgiving Photos

    It's that time of year again--the local pancake house has put pumpkin pancakes back on the menu, and my family is gearing up for the day when we'll have a turkey feast, a panoply of pies, and, yes, give thanks for another year. If Thanksgiving is a special day to get together with friends and family and share those things as well, then you probably want to capture moments throughout the day with your digital camera. In the past, I've given you some advice on how to get the best Thanksgiving photos--check out my past holiday photo shooting tips, for example. This year, I have a few additional suggestions to help you take some photos you can treasure for years to come.

  • Opinion: Is Google Your Next Cable TV Provider?

    Google is reportedly in early talks to offer cable television services to residents in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. The new offering would be part of Google's one gigabit-per-second experimental fiber-to-home network currently being built in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and slated to go live by early 2012.

  • Opinion: Get smarter with iTunes U

    You've probably noticed it in the navigation bar at the top of the iTunes Store--sandwiched between Podcasts and the much-maligned Ping--but have you ever clicked on the iTunes U link? Millions of people have, and iTunes U has seen more than 600 million downloads since its inception in 2006.

  • Opinion: Make the Free GIMP Photo Editor Easier to Use

    Not everyone uses the same photo editing software. There are many programs to choose from, ranging from the industry standard Adobe Photoshop CS to more accessible and affordable programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements and Corel Paint Shop Pro. Which program you use may be a matter of budget, need, and ability. Even if you could afford Photoshop CS, for example, you might not need all of its features. And the program is complicated and difficult to master. Likewise, there are a slew of free photo editors out there--you can read about some of the more popular ones in my free photo editor roundup.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Video Predicts Dazzling Technology Future

    Microsoft’s promotional video depicting a future in which interconnected touchscreen and gesture-controlled devices pervade every facet of daily life will make people crave the possibilities, but also wonder how they will afford them.



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