How to Move Your Instagram Photos to Flickr

By now you’ve probably knew about the controversy surrounding Instagram’s latest changes to their terms of service. It was largely interpreted as “Instagram now has the right to sell your photos to advertisers without your permission and you’ll not be paid” by many of its users who also expressed their outrage at the various social media outlets.

Although co-founder Kevin Systrom later sort-of clarified the change, attributing the misunderstanding to the way it’s written and how legal documents are “easy to misinterpret”, many users are still keeping a “wait and see” attitude, with some, like National Geographic, suspending their account.

If you too, would like to leave Instagram and also move your precious filtered photos to a better service like Flickr, a new service called freethephotos will let you do it very easily. All you need to do is to visit their website, login with Instagram, login and authorise with Flickr and click the “Free Your Photos” button. The process runs in the background and you can choose to be notified by email when it’s done. After it finishes, all your Instagram photos will be posted to a new set in your Flickr account called “Instagram”. You can then decide whether to keep or delete your Instagram account.

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Three Guys’ Camera Picks of 2012

As Christmas, the New Year and possibly the end of the world nears us, we bring to you our picks of various kinds of digital cameras.

Small and light, compact cameras lets you bring them around with you everywhere you go, never missing a shot. They are also a great complement to your DSLR gear. We bring you our picks for the more advanced compact cameras.

Sony RX100

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony’s latest addition to the high-end compact market. Featuring a 20-megapixel 1” sensor (same size as the one on the Nikon 1 series), a large aperture of f/1.8-4.9 and a 3.6x zoom (28-100mm equivalent), it’s quickly becoming the favourite of photographers looking for a high-end compact camera to complement their SLR setup.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 Now Available

Adobe has just released version 4.3 of Photoshop Lightroom 4.3. The new version adds support for several new cameras, listed below:

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Leica M-E
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG900

The Mac version of Lightroom 4.3 also supports the HiDPI mode in the Develop and Library modules on retina-enabled Macs.

Download now for Mac and/or Windows.

Also available for download is Adobe Camera Raw 7.3, which can be downloaded using Photoshop CS 6’s updater.

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Nik Software Releases Snapseed for Android, Makes iOS Version Free

Snapseed interface. Image credit: Nik Software press images.

Android users (hey YS!) rejoice! Nik Software’s Snapseed, the popular photo editing app for mobile photographers, is now available for Android users. Additionally, they have also made the iOS version of the app a free download on Apple’s AppStore. Prior to this, the app cost US$5.

The new version of Snapseed also adds Google+ integration as well as a new filter called Retrolux, which according to the release notes, “combined with a range of different scratches and textures as well as light leaks to create a truly retro look for your photos. ”

Snapseed can be downloaded from either Apple’s AppStore or the Google Play Store.

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One Guy’s First Thoughts: Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
The all new Canon EOS 6D.

The Canon EOS 6D is the other big DSLR to appear in the second half of this year, after Nikon’s D600. Like the Nikon, the EOS 6D’s main claim to fame a is packing a 35mm sized sensor at an affordable price? I managed to spend some time shooting with it, so here are some thoughts from me. (Unfortunately CK and David did not get to see much of the camera, so this is mostly my impressions)

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