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Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online  Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online 

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…

How to Keep Windows 10 Organized, Pretty, and Productive How to Keep Windows 10 Organized, Pretty, and Productive

Microsoft Windows can get messy. It’s not (always) the operating system’s fault. You download tons of apps and files, and create new content stuff of your own, until your “Downloads” directory looks like a landfill for old content. Your desktop is so full of icons, you can’t see your pretty wallpaper. Your Start Menu…

How to Use Instagram's New 'Portrait Mode' Feature How to Use Instagram's New 'Portrait Mode' Feature

“Portrait mode” has been a thing since Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus — and bokeh-style photography has been around since long before then. Nowadays, most high-end smartphones come with some sort of background-blurring camera mode. Today, Instagram is getting in on the action as well.

How to Keep Selfies From Making Your Nose Look Bigger How to Keep Selfies From Making Your Nose Look Bigger

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.

How to Clean Up Your Instagram Explore Feed How to Clean Up Your Instagram Explore Feed

Algorithmic feeds, how I loathe thee. I hate Twitter’s, minor as it is. I hate Facebook’s, because I just want a simple chronological News Feed. And I hate Instagram’s, because its Explore tab can fill up with all sorts of weird shit that the service thinks I should like. There’s not that much you can to do get a…

InstaWrimo Is NaNoWriMo Using Photos Instead of Words InstaWrimo Is NaNoWriMo Using Photos Instead of Words

Every November, NaNoWriMo challenges writers and would-be writers to knock out a novel over the course of the month. It’s a challenge I’ve tried at least half a dozen times and completed once. Despite my limited success rate, I always try again the next year, because frankly, it’s a pretty fun exercise, even if I…

Use Instagram's Collections Feature to Save Interesting Posts Use Instagram's Collections Feature to Save Interesting Posts

Last year Instagram introduced Collections, a way to organize your pictures within the app into different curated groups. It’s a feature that’s been around for roughly a year now, but it’s one that most people don’t realize is even there.

It's Time to Bury Funeral Selfies for Good It's Time to Bury Funeral Selfies for Good

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.

The POP Shakes Things Up with the Polaroid Picture The POP Shakes Things Up with the Polaroid Picture

The Polaroid POP mashes together all the quality compromises and all the fun of instant photography with all the comforts of smartphone photography in one tidy, pricey package.

Convert Your iOS Photos and Videos for Better Compatibility Everywhere Convert Your iOS Photos and Videos for Better Compatibility Everywhere

iOS: If you’ve tried to manage your photos and videos on anything besides your iPhone, you might have run into compatibility issues preventing you from opening, uploading, or editing particular files. That’s thanks to Apple’s new space-saving HEIF image and HEVC video file formats, which offers a space-saving benefit…

How to Find Your Doppelganger in a Museum How to Find Your Doppelganger in a Museum

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…

How to Make Your Tweets More Accessible to the Blind  How to Make Your Tweets More Accessible to the Blind 

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.

How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone

If you’ve been lusting after the portrait mode on your friend’s Pixel 2 (or iPhone) now there’s a way you can get it, too—provided you have an Android device running Oreo.

How to Become a Better Street Photographer How to Become a Better Street Photographer

I’ve been working as a professional photographer for nearly a decade, but I still get a little nervous every time I head out to take some street shots.

Use Google Assistant on Your New Pixel 2 to Take a Hands-Free Thanksgiving Family Photo Use Google Assistant on Your New Pixel 2 to Take a Hands-Free Thanksgiving Family Photo

With family descending upon your home for the holidays, you’ll probably be asked to take a group photo or two. If you’ve got the Google Pixel 2 (or 2 XL), you can use it to snap pictures using only your voice. No longer do you have to rush into frame, or assign the role of photographer to your weird uncle’s new…

How to Use Instagram's Filters Without Posting Your Photo How to Use Instagram's Filters Without Posting Your Photo

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.

Black Families Can Get Their Film Digitized for Free From the National Museum of African American History & Culture [Updated] Black Families Can Get Their Film Digitized for Free From the National Museum of African American History & Culture [Updated]

Digitizing analog media like video cassettes is a tedious process, and requires equipment you may not have at home (your scanner can’t exactly convert a VHS tape). To lower the barrier to media conversion, the National Museum of African American History & Culture is offering a free digitization program, which will…

Turn Your Moto Z Into a Polaroid Camera With This New Accessory Turn Your Moto Z Into a Polaroid Camera With This New Accessory

Smartphones have made it ridiculously easy to capture any moment with a photo, but as a result, we’re all buried in so many digital photos that each one feels less special. Having moved on from their iconic instant cameras, Polaroid has a solution—but only if you have the right smartphone on hand.

4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone 4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we take pictures and record our lives—it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we’ve seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn’t dead yet.

How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location

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.…

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