Instagram now has more than half a billion active users

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network, has crossed the 500 million active-user threshold. More than 300 people use the service "every day."

Canon’s Video Creator Kits get updated with 80D, M3 camera options

Canon has updated its Video Creator Kits with its latest APS-C DSLR and mirrorless camera, further pushing its all-in-one video kits into the future. In addition to new camera bodies, the 80D kit also includes Canon's new Power Zoom…

Meet the travel photographer using Facebook Live to invite you along on the road

Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff has embarked on a six-month journey where he plans to visit six continents. Unlike his previous travelogues, Ratcliff will have a live audience following him on Facebook.

This novel, crowd-sourced action cam edits your video for you

Who has time to edit hours of action footage? A project on Indiegogo could be a game-changer with an app that automatically edits video by detecting the footage with the most action.

Adobe Creative Cloud update brings new Content Aware features, boosts performance

Creative Cloud gets smarter, more efficient, and more integrated with Adobe's June update. Adobe Stock is now built into apps, while Photoshop has gained the ability to detect fonts and straighten horizons with less cropping.

WD My Passport Wireless Pro backs up photos faster, streams up to 8 videos at once

WD's new My Passport Wireless Pro portable drive has been designed with creative workloads in mind. The upgrade to SD 3.0 means faster image transfers, while more robust Wi-Fi allows for media streaming to eight devices.

There is now a GoPro accessory to give you crocodile vision

Have you ever seen those photos that are half underwater, half above? Now you can make your own with the Crocodile, a waterproof GoPro accessory with a secondary bubble lens. The Kickstarter campaign is currently underway.

This tiny gadget turns your smartphone into a thermal-imaging camera

Thermal image cameras are bulky and expensive -- or are they? The Seek Thermal CompactPro turns any smartphone into a thermal imaging device, and it weighs less than half an ounce.
Social Media

Twitter is about to optimize your images and videos with its latest acquisition

Twitter has acquired machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology to improve visuals, including images, videos, and live-streams on its platform. The London-based startup's team will now be integrated into Twitter's AI department.

Lightroom plugin allows for instant upload straight to Instagram

Tired of exporting photos and sending them to your phone before you can share to Instagram? The LR/Instagram plugin just made your day, allowing for instant sharing to multiple Instagram accounts directly from Adobe Lightroom.

Got a slider? This gadget will add automated panning, no matter what brand you use

Smooth, computerized panning may add a professional element to your videos, but it also adds a pretty significant cost to the production. Could the new universal panning tool AutoPan change that?

Beautiful blur: gold version of Trioplan 'soap bubble' bokeh lens costs $3,500

Meyer-Optik is now taking preorders for expensive, limited editions of its "soap bubble bokeh" 100mm Trioplan lens. Photographers looking to add exclusive style to their gear can choose between a titanium or gold version, but supply is very…