KODAK MOMENTS: A Beautiful New Storytelling App

The iconic Kodak is at it again, with new innovations to celebrate the world of picture taking in today’s all-digital world.  We love this new app from Kodak Alaris to experience visual storytelling.  It transforms photos into beautiful Moments worth sharing. While the app is free, the plan is to monetize it by offering Kodak-branded photographic print and gifting items.

 

The new KODAK MOMENTS App offers an array of narrative tools meant to awaken the storyteller within everyone.  Pictures can be enhanced with beautifully designed text, block quotes and more.  You follow along to see how people tell their stories and share their Moments. Users get notifications whenever friends start to follow their KODAK MOMENTS or have liked one of their KODAK MOMENTS.

The experience is also completely ad-free, ensuring one’s KODAK MOMENTS App news feed is a place for the most memorable Moments. Follow the conversation on Twitter

 


 


 

Sarah Perez at TechCrunch wrote: Kodak tries its hand at social with new “Kodak Moments” storytelling app

 


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Photo-Sharing Image Recognition Tools Advocacy Campaign #SupportBFR

ScanMyPhotos.com launches advocacy campaign supporting image recognition biometric tools championed by popular photo-sharing services. #SupportBFR

 

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ScanMyPhotos.com digitized one-quarter billion pictures

While the practice of photobombing has become a social and cultural phenomenon lately, the practice itself isn’t anything new.

 

Since the advent of the camera, people have either intentionally tried to appear in someone else’s photo or have accidentally stumbled into the frame. Now, with biometric facial recognition (BFR) algorithms, companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Shutterfly, may soon be able to identify these photobombing faces across the web—and the potential is dredging up privacy concerns.

 

“When you consider the 3.5 trillion analog photos and billions of more recent digital pictures in existence, our images—in some form or another—may be entrapped in a stranger’s photo album without consent. If a person walks through the background of a tourist’s snapshot, facial recognition software may recognize the face and tag the person’s name to that picture. That photo can then be shared across the internet—with the person’s name attached, and without their permission to share it,” said Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com.

 

While the privacy implications are concerning, there are also many positives to this technology. The ability to detect a person’s image in the background of a photo could help historians make a number of connections. If, for example, an individual is researching his personal family ancestry, facial recognition could help him find photos of his great, great grandmother smiling in a (seemingly) complete stranger’s photo.
It’s for reasons like this, and many others, that ScanMyPhotos.com supports the benefits and legitimacy of biometric image-recognition tools.

 

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Lifetile: Photo-Sharing App, “We All Have a Story to Tell

Guest post by Richard Grant, founder and CEO of Lifetile, the photo-sharing app to capture, save & share your most precious photo memories – in one place. We ALL have a story to tell.

 

  • Lifetile is a simple and secure way to capture, save and share your most precious memories – all in one place – creating a visually stunning timeline of big life events.
  •  Lifetile creates a digital shoe-box of your favorite photos, videos, music, documents and web links, enabling you to enjoy and share your memories today or simply keep them safe for tomorrow.
  • Lifetile gives you total control over your content, so you can keep your memories completely private, only share with friends and family, or make them accessible to everyone.

    Lifetile, the photo-sharing app to capture, save & share your most precious photo memories – in one place. We ALL have a story to tell.

  • Capture your children’s early years, record family life and draw together memorable moments such as weddings, parties, special days and holidays.
  • Quickly and easily sort, caption and tag each big life event to create an enduring digital legacy – the story of your life – that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
  • Lifetile is free to use. Ready?  Go to lifetile.me to create your account, or download the app from the App Store.

 


 

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You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

 

That’s what they say….or in some cases sing.  But it’s true.  It’s true for so many things.  An ex-lover.  Your health.  Your hair.  Or in my case…..my father.

 

It wasn’t planned.  It started with a relaxing holiday for my Mom and Dad to the United States…followed by a little difficulty breathing, then a doctor saying “you should go home, you’ve got lung cancer”.  Three months later my father had died.  A rapid decline from good health to losing his battle with mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer.

 

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100 Years of Photos Reveal an Incredible Family History and Journey

100 years of photos

Jessica’s great grandmother, Helen, standing in the corn field of her family’s farm in Wisconsin.

Sometimes when we think back to the lives of our great grandparents, we conjure up thoughts of stuffy, Victorianesque people who never seem to smile in a photo.

 

This was simply not the case with ScanMyPhotos customer Jessica Taylor and the story of her great grandparents, Lew and Helen. The legacy of this couple—who were married during the Great Depression era—can put the coolest of cats to shame. And it’s a legacy that Jessica made a priority to preserve.

 

“I got an email from ScanMyPhotos about a special sale, and I knew we had a bunch of old family photos stuffed in drawers that we needed to scan so grabbed it right away. The dates of the photos span from the 1890’s up until the 1990’s. Most were in pretty good condition, but some were starting to fade.”

 

The photos revealed an amazing cross-country journey and a touching love story.

 

“My great grandparents grew up in Wisconsin. When my great grandpa Lew joined the navy, he traveled to San Diego and decided he wanted to move there. At the time he and my great grandmother were only dating so he proposed and asked her to move out to San Diego with him. She said yes, and in 1937 they drove out to the West Coast on the back of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. The deal was she could go back to the farm in Wisconsin every other year to visit family. Now our whole family (aside from some cousins) are all in San Diego.”

 

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Why the Over-35 Crowd Needs to Start Using Snapchat Today

Using SnapchatAsk any teen with a smartphone where they spend most of their social media time and, chances are, their answer will be Snapchat. Since its launch in 2011, Snapchat has been a hit with the teenage and young adult demographic, but now expansion is in the cards. This social app is growing its target base, and has the over-35 crowd in its sights.

 

Yet, there are many challenges ahead.

 

First and foremost, many people over the age of 35 (and some younger) are mostly baffled by this app. They want to know: How does it work? What does it do? And why would I want to use it?

 

Before we dive into the basics, the reason why we find using Snapchat so compelling boils down to one simple word: connections. This app, like many other social media applications out there, is all about making meaningful connections between people—and it does so in a way that’s very different, and sometimes even more meaningful than Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

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