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Facebook buys photo service Divvyshot


Calling it “an offer we can’t refuse,” the founders of a photo-sharing service called Divvyshot announced Friday that they have been acquired by social network giant Facebook. Financial details and other minutiae were not discussed, but it was assumed that the design team would remain on board.

Divvyshot allows for group photo sharing: multiple users can edit albums, which are grouped around various events and places. As part of the acquisition, the service will be shutting down.

A trio of hilarious mash-up sites that were made using Photoshop

Nic Cage Catwoman

The hilarious and ubiquitous Photoshop mash-up is truly a site to behold. Here are a trio of links that take the idea further than just about anybody else.

Nicholas Cage as everyone – Ever wanted to see Nic Cage as Catwoman? Abe Lincoln? Even Rodney Dangerfield? Well this site has you covered. It features literally hundreds of Photoshop marvels featuring everybody’s favorite kinetic actor in a variety of ridiculous scenarios.

A trio of helpful Photoshop tutorials – March 2010 edition

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Even you Photoshop experts out there could stand to learn a thing or two, right? Of course! With that in mind, we present to you a trio of tutorial links to help you achieve Photo manipulation nirvana.

A Little Photoshop – This set of tutorials is useful for photographers. Love to take photographs and use Photoshop to get them looking their best? Then this is for you.

Photoshop app for iPhone tops six million downloads

Adobe Photoshop iPhone app

Adobe has been having some trouble getting Apple to adopt flash on their best-selling iPhone. This has not stopped the company from giving away six million copies of their Photoshop iPhone app since it was released last October. It’s the second most popular free photography app in the entire Apple  app-verse.  It allows you to do basic photo editing on your iPhone, including cropping, rotating, filters, effects, and borders. You can also view your finished work, be it video or still image, at  This app is also available on Android phones and Windows Mobile. Happy Photoshopping!

Five lists of amazing photography to help you get your groove back

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How can you get your photo-taking groove back? No, not by having your camera carry on an affair with a younger, fitter camera. That could get messy. Just try on these five lists for size. They represent amazing photography of varying styles. Maybe you’ll find something that inspires you and you’ll spend tomorrow happily click, click, clicking away.

Photoshop Disasters chronicles photo manipulation gone horrbily, horribly wrong

Photoshop Disasters

As Photoshop experts of varying degrees, is there anything better than noticing a botched job that somehow escaped the cutting room floor and made it into the world? It is absolutely amazing to see the kind of mistakes that nobody notices, or the bad ideas that simply go unchallenged.

The folks over at Photoshop Disaster know this as well. They’ve taken it upon themselves to chronicle all of the awful Photoshopping getting done in the name of commerce. They post it online, we all make fun of it and a good day we learn something from the whole experience. Like, for instance, not to surround Tim Allen by about forty cardboard cutouts that don’t look real at all. Go check it out and submit your own disasters. Smoke em if you got em.

Best cameras of 2009, links edition

Old man winter is about to die and give birth to a brand new baby named 2010. You know what that means, lists! The internet is abuzz with more photography lists than you can shake a stick at. We’ve decided to get in on the action and compile a list of, well, lists. Here are various lists of the best and brightest cameras of 2009. It should make bargain hunting a bit easier, right?

Adobe announces download availability for Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and DNG Converter 5.6

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Abode recently announced that Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and DNG Converter 5.6 are available for immediate download on Adobe labs. These programs fall under the “release candidate” umbrella, which means they are on step above beta but not quite market ready. You can be Adobe’s willing guinea pigs!

The updates add raw file support for 19 new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D3s, with additional DNG support added for the Leica M9 camera model. These release candidates also provide a fix for an issue affecting PowerPC customers using Lightroom 2.5 and Camera Raw 5.5 updates on the Mac.



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