Here’s another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay’s Flickr Group.
I’ve tried a number of digital photo frames; however, I’ve always hated the process of updating the photos by putting files on an SD card and then having to transfer them over to the internal memory of the frame. eStarling may have a solution with their new TouchConnect Wi-Fi photo frame. This new frame allows you to update your frame wirelessly and automatically through a variety of online services.
The eStarling TouchConnect boasts integration with Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, RSS Feeds and Gmail. With an easy, one-time set up an eStarling TouchConnect can receive photos (and videos up to 20MB in size if e-mailed to the corresponding Gmail address) from all these places as they are posted. And with 802.11n WiFi, a touch-sensitive screen and automatic over-the-air firmware updates, the eStarling TouchConnect is one of the most user friendly frames on the market. -eStarling
The eStarling TouchConnect is available from Adorama at a current price of $200.
Photography Bay has had a Flickr group for about a year or so now. We’ve featured readers’ photos from the group during contests; however, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply show off some of your photos that you’ve shared in the Photography Bay Flickr pool.
I’ve chosen these just because they jumped out at me and I had to stop somewhere. We’ve got nearly 500 members and many of you contribute to the pool on a regular basis. We’re now at over 2100 images, which I find very inspiring.
In addition to Kirstein’s photo above, there’s 20 more coming up. [Read more…]
PhotoScatter is a pretty cool looking iPhone App that lets you share your iPhone photos on a variety of photo sharing sites instantly. You can upload to Facebook, Flickr, Shutterfly, Photobucket, Picasa and Twitter with just a few taps on the screen, as you can see in the above video.
You can check it out closer at PhotoScatter.com. They’ve also lowered the price to $0.99 for a short time.
There are a lot of photo apps for the iPhone. Some are better than others. Tiny Pictures says they’ve got the best thing for mobile Flickr users. With the new Radar service, you can follow your Flickr contacts and engage in conversation through Flickr photo comments.
Get more details in the following press release.
SAN FRANCISCO ? March 11, 2009 ? Tiny Pictures, Inc. today launched Flickr integration for Radar (http://radar.net)—the leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures, videos and conversations between friends. The integration allows users to follow Flickr photos as they’re shared and stay on top of conversations around photostreams, directly from the Radar mobile applications, mobile site and desktop site.
“We have a long-standing affinity with the Flickr team and the massive photo community they’ve built, and we’re very excited to be able to offer the Radar mobile experience to Flickr users as well,” said John Poisson (http://radar.net/people/fugu), Founder and CEO of Tiny Pictures. [Read more…]
Flickr has made it easier for photographers to geotag images uploaded to the photo-sharing site. If you take a look at your photos on Flickr, there is a new option in the Additional Information section, labeled “Add to your map.”
Click on that link and you can mark where your photo was taken on a map, direct from Yahoo! Maps. Not my first choice on mapping options, but considering Yahoo! owns both, it isn’t a surprise. It looks like there is an element of feedback from the photos folks tag on Flickr and Yahoo! Maps. According to the Flickr blog:
As the odds are you know more about your local neighborhoods than we
do, when you edit a location on the pop-up map you can also see other
nearby options and choose one. Over time if everyone continuously tells
us we’ve got somewhere wrong, we can feed it back into the system and
update it for everyone else.
As we’ve reported, Flickr has announced a new partnership with Getty Images, the well-known seller of stock imagery that will allow photographers with Flickr accounts to make some money. Getty can now browse images hosted on the site and contact Flickr members directly about sharing their images in Getty’s new Flickr-branded collection.
Photographers will be paid for the use of their images, on the sliding scale that Getty Images uses for all photograph licensing. Photographers will be expected to sign a contract allowing for the use of images once Getty has selected their work. There is no way to notify Getty that you want your Flickr photos considered, however. According to a CNET article, you’ll just have to wait to be contacted.