Posts tagged: photo editing

iOS 8 What Will it Mean for Photos?

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 Jun 4, 2014

On June 2nd, Apple announced that iOS 8 will become available later this year to download for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. This new version of iOS promises to be a major upgrade on the current iteration, iOS 7.

Below is a summary of the photo related announcements that Apple made on Monday. I am excited about the changes that Apple is making, not just because I am the owner of Apple products myself, but because I can see the benefits for consumers in general.

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Facebook Announces Agreement to Buy Instagram

David Haueter
 Apr 10, 2012

Facebook will be making the largest acquisition in its history when it acquires the incredibly popular Instagram photo app, a deal which was announced on Monday and should be completed in this quarter. Facebook has agreed to pay approximately $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, which has gained around 30 million users since it launched in January 2011. Instagram doesn’t have any significant sources of revenue, but reportedly closed a deal for $50 million in funding just last week (at a $500 million valuation — hello instant payoff!). Facebook will also acquire Instagram’s entire team of employees in the deal, which only consists of around a dozen people in the San Francisco area. Read more »

Google – A Nice Place For a Picnik

Alan Bullock
 Mar 2, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced its acquisition of Picnik, the online photo editor. Established in 2005, Picnik is a powerful Flash-based in-browser editing suite for photos that are already online, with tools well beyond the standard zoom/crop and rotate functions offered by most online photo services. Read more »

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