The Daily PetaPixel for 04/06/2021

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Lawmakers Want Details on Facebook's Instagram for Kids

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 05:42 pm

In March, Instagram was reportedly working on a version of its app that was designed specifically for children. Today, four Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern over the project, and have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerburg asking fourteen pointed and technical questions about the initiative.

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LG Leaves a Trail of Photo Innovations Behind As It Exits Mobile

By Ted Kritsonis on Apr 05, 2021 05:02 pm

It may not have come as a surprise for those with ears to the ground in the mobile phone industry, but LG is officially walking away. Despite that, it does leave something of an imaging legacy behind.

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533 Million Facebook Users' Info Was Leaked Online

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 04:21 pm

The personal data of over half a billion Facebook users was posted online over the weekend. It appears to have been collected in 2019 through a vulnerability Facebook patched that year, but security professionals believe it could still be useful to cybercriminals.

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Photographer Using Video Game Photo Modes to Teach Photo Skills

By Michael Zhang on Apr 05, 2021 03:21 pm

If you’re a video game enthusiast who’s also trying to get into photography, Texas-based photographer Miles Morales has a creative new video series for you: he’s teaching photography skills through the photo modes in popular games.
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How Much Does Lens Sharpness Matter?

By Alan Adler on Apr 05, 2021 02:04 pm

Many of us enjoy quality. Be it a car or a lens, there’s a pleasure in using quality things. And in the case of lenses, how perceivable is the quality of the images captured?
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It's Official: LG Is Getting Out of the Smartphone Business

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 01:43 pm

Following rumors, the LG today confirmed that it is shutting its mobile division down amid mounting losses. The company had been known for its “quirky” and unusual designs that were produced as the company tried to differentiate its devices.

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Why Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI Blew My Mind

By Brian Matiash on Apr 05, 2021 01:12 pm

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For the past few years, I’ve been content with keeping my entire photo editing worldview pegged to the Adobe ecosystem. Anything that Lightroom couldn’t handle, or that required more refined content-aware heavy-lifting, was offloaded to Photoshop. And that’s the way things went for a very long time.

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New Photo of the Veil Nebula Shows Incredible Detail

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 12:50 pm

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has re-released an image of the Veil Nebula that it originally featured back in 2015. This time, significantly more detail has been made visible thanks to new processing techniques.

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New MacBooks Powered by Apple's M2 Chip Coming This Year: Report

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 12:06 pm

While Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Pro is less than six months old, the company is apparently working on the next generation of the laptop powered by the M2 chip, according to a new report.

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Why I Rarely Shoot Wide Open: How to Separate Subject from Background

By Kebs Cayabyab on Apr 05, 2021 11:29 am

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There was a time when I would always shoot wide open, and it hurt my progress. The kit lens that came with my camera had a slow aperture, so getting blurry or creamy background was quite unusual unless the subject was close.
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CIPA Data Shows That the Camera Industry Appears to Be Stabilizing

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 05, 2021 11:24 am

The camera industry may finally be stabilizing according to new data published by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA), as 2021 has is off to its best start since 2017.

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Earlier Stories:

Great Reads in Photography: April 4, 2021
VSCO in Talks with Pinterest to Be Acquired: Report
Photographer Captures Aurora Over Iceland's Erupting Volcano
Sigma I-Series Lenses vs Sony G Compact Primes: No Losers Here
FIMI Launches the X8 Mini Drone, Competes Directly with the DJI Mini 2
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