Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google’s Gigapixel Robot Camera Is Taking Pictures of Museum Work

Posted by on Tuesday May 17, 2016 | Camera, Fine Art

Medium format cameras are widely used in commercial photography but they also have a thriving (if less well-publicized) life in museums, where they’re used to create high quality digital files of precious artwork. Those cameras, and the photographers who operate them, have some new competition from Google’s Art Camera. This custom built, robotic camera creates... More

Getty Files Complaint Against Google In Europe

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Business

Getty Images announced today that it has filed an unfair competition complaint against Google Inc. in Europe, where Google is already under fire. Getty objects to Google’s image search platform, which enables users to easily find and scroll through high resolution, full-screen displays of photographs. That deprives Getty of traffic to its own website, and... More

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

Google Photos Puts Dropbox, Box on Notice with Unlimited Photo Storage, Pushes Deeper into VR

Posted by on Friday May 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

Google is rapidly pushing cloud storage into commodity territory with a new Photos app that gives users unlimited photo storage for images with a resolution of 16-megapixels and under. The app was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference. Photographers shooting images at higher resolutions can opt to have Google automatically resize their images to stay... More

APA, NPPA Join Copyright Suit Against Google

Posted by on Monday April 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

American Photographic Artists (APA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announced today that they are joining an ongoing class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that the Google Books Search program is a violation of the copyrights of photographers and other visual artists. Under the Google Books Search program, Google has been working with several... More

Google Deeply Cuts Price for Nik Plug-in Suite

Posted by on Monday March 25, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with... More

Google Buys Nik, Developer of Photo Editing Tools for Pros

Posted by on Wednesday September 19, 2012 | Business, Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

Google has acquired Nik Software, the San Diego company that owns Snapseed photo editing software and other tools designed primarily for professional photographers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is intended to help Google attract users to Google Plus, as part of a push to make that social media platform more competitive... More

Google Changes Search Engine to Penalize Copyright Infringers

Posted by on Monday August 13, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Starting this week, web sites that have received high numbers of removal notices for unauthorized use of copyrighted content will rank lower in Google’s search results, the search engine giant announced on its Inside Search blog on Friday. Because Google is the number one search engine, this could result in lower traffic for sites that... More

With Much Ado About Public Service, Google Pleads Fair Use in Big Copyright Case

Posted by on Tuesday July 31, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Arguing that its Google Books program makes fair use of copyrighted books by providing an indispensable public service, Google has asked a federal court to dismiss The Authors Guild’s claim that Google is infringing the copyrights of authors on a “massive” scale. Google has scanned more than 12 million books–many of them still under copyright... More