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How to Create a Droste Effect Photo in a Photo in a Photo

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The Droste effect is when a photo recursively appears within itself — the photo within the photo within the photo, “tunneling” forever. Here’s a 12-minute video by photographer and retoucher Antti Karppinen that shows you can create a Droste effect photo for yourself. First, a straightforward way you can do this ...

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This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used in World War II

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A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499. The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 camera was used for military training exercises. Before the age of tiny digital cameras broadcasting ...

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Twitter Trained an AI to Help Auto-Crop Your Photos Better

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Twitter has just announced that auto-cropping of photos on the social networking service will be producing much better results thanks to a new neural network that has been trained for the task. Twitter has been a platform for photo sharing since 2011, but cropping shared photos into neat previews has ...

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Photoshop Speed Test: Gaming PC vs. iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro

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How does Apple’s top-of-the-line computers for creatives stack up against a formidable gaming desktop? In this 12-minute video, photoshopCAFE pits a $6,400 iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro against an Alienware Aurora R6 PC. The configurations of the computers being tested were as follows: Instead of using benchmarks, this test ...

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Zeiss Otus: Another Level of Quality

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I have been shooting using Zeiss optics for decades. The appreciation was instilled in me by my grandfather who collected cameras quite seriously, including a large Leica collection. He passed on a few cameras like the Argus C3, Zeiss Ikoflex Twin Lens Reflex, Rollei 35, etc. as well as a ...

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Grumpy Cat Wins $710,000 in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Grumpy Cat, the Internet favorite feline whose photos have been widely used in memes, has been awarded $710,000 in a copyright infringement lawsuit. The cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, became famous around 2012 when photos of her and her grouchy facial expressions went viral online. People soon began ...

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