Product Review

GoPro’s new low-cost action cam is all the Hero casual users need

GoPro’s latest Hero is its most focused yet. What it lacks in advanced features, it makes up for with best-in-class ease of use and software. Among entry-level action cams, this is the one to beat.

There’s an entire photo studio in your phone with this AR app

Ready to experiment with lights, or pre-visualize a shoot? Photo Studio AR is an augmented reality app, from a developer with both Hollywood and Snapchat experience, that allows users to place models, lights, and props into a scene.

Hold your Instagrams in your hand with Canon’s new tiny pocket printer

Meet the Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer, a 2 x 3 photo printer with a compact design from cartridge-free printing. The printer uses Zink paper with embedded ink crystals, while an app tosses in editing tools like AR face filters.

Capture One makes batch editing and presets faster with latest update

Capture One 11.1 speeds up workflow when using styles or presets, Phase One says. The update enhances a handful of tools while expanding camera support to eleven new models and another ten lenses. The update is available April 19.

GoPro will turn busted digital cameras into $50 with the Trade-Up program

That old and broken camera could be worth as much as $100. The GoPro Trade-Up recycles old cameras for a $50 to $100 discount on a new flagship GoPro. Unlike earlier programs, the camera can be from any brand.

JPEG XS will be a faster format for 8K streaming, better VR, and safer drones

The organization behind the JPEG is aiming to create faster streaming without sacrificing quality. JPEG XS is a new file format that offers faster -- but not more -- compression for better live-streams.

Tips on how to take jaw-dropping monochrome pictures with the Huawei P20 Pro

The creative opportunities available when taking black-and-white photos may surprise you. We received some great tips from a professional photographer on how to make great monochrome images even more striking while using the Huawei P20 Pro.

Epson shrinks its cartridge-free ink, but it’ll still last you two years

The latest Epson WorkForce Pro uses a smaller design and smaller ink tanks -- but the ET-8700 still ships with enough ink to last the average small business two years. The all-in-one printer uses Epson's cartridge-free ink design.
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Facebook’s photo tag suggestions could violate Illinois law — and cost billions

A federal judge has again dismissed Facebook's request to throw out a lawsuit that claims the social network's suggested photo tags tool breaks an Illinois law that prevents storing biometric data without consent.
Product Review

Shooting 360-degree video doesn't get any easier than with Ricoh's Theta V

The Theta V from Ricoh may look exactly like the Thetas of years past, but inside is packed with performance. It delivers on image quality, yet it remains the easiest 360 camera we’ve used.
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Want more AR masks? Snap’s Lens Studio now supports custom face filters

Snapchat now allows creatives to build their own augmented reality face masks using Lens Studio after adding new face-based templates. The update also brings Giphy integration and a program designed to reward top Lens designers.

Adobe just bought Sayspring, a program for creating voice-control apps

Adobe's experiments with voice control are likely to grow, now that the firm owns Sayspring, which develops software supporting personal assistant apps. We don't yet know how the software will be integrated into the Adobe family.