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Microsoft Brings Basic Photo Editing Features to OneDrive

Microsoft’s cloud storage solution OneDrive has been expanded to offer basic photo editing features like crop, rotation, and exposure. The new feature launches today and allows OneDrive users to edit images straight from their OneDrive storage folders. Announced on the Microsoft OneDrive Blog, this new feature means users can crop, rotate, flip, and...

Canon ‘Locked Up’ Migrant Workers in Taiwan Amid COVID-19: Report

Electronics manufacturers in Taiwan including Canon and Foxconn supplier Innolux have been accused of “locking up” migrant workers amidst the COVID-19 outbreak taking place in the country. The Financial Times reports that according to internal documents and staff communications that it has seen, multiple electronics manufacturers — including Canon...

Lexar Developing SD Express Memory Cards, But It’s Unclear Who For

Lexar has announced that it is actively developing on the thus far unused SD Express specification to create SD memory cards that use PCI Express (PCIe 4.0) and will more than triple the speeds of current UHS-II cards, but it’s not clear who these cards will work for. Lexar says that it is actively developing both regular SD Express as well as microSD...

The Crazy Inventions of Two Wildlife Photography Pioneers

Throughout photography history, determined, creative, and brave photographers have gone to extreme lengths to capture the perfect shot. Here’s a curious photo from the 1890s that shows a crazy tripod setup used by wildlife photography pioneers in the 1890s. Pictured in the photo are British naturalist brothers Richard Kearton (1862-1928) and Cherry...

The Hidden Costs of NFTs: Ecological Impact and Unpredictable Volatility

If you are reading this, chances are you’re aware of NFTs — non-fungible tokens that are bought, sold, and traded on a digital ledger known as the blockchain. But what are their costs, risks, and side effects? For those unfamiliar, make sure to catch up with PetaPixel’s explainer on what NFTs are, and how they are made. NFTs are one-of-a-kind pieces...

EarthCam Collabs with Sony in New All-Weather High-Res Timelapse Rigs

EarthCam, which recently made waves when it took the largest photo ever captured of New York City, has launched two additional high-resolution timelapse camera rigs that use a Sony Alpha 7R Mark IV at their core. Following the launch of the EarthCam GigapixelCam X80 in May, the company has announced two more high-resolution timelapse camera rigs: a...

The FlashQ X20 is a Pocket-Sized TTL Flash and LED Video Light

Hong Kong-based LightPix Labs has launched a FlashQ system called the X20 for Sony mirrorless systems that is both a strobe and LED video light. The X20 is an updated version of its previous system and adds a bi-color LED Light for video that also functions as a modeling lamp and TTL flash with wireless radio control that uses a “Mi” shoe interface....

The Sabrent Rocket 16TB Thunderbolt SSD Costs More Than Your PC

Sabrent has been producing high-capacity computer SSDs for some time, but its latest greatly expands the possible use cases outside of traditional PC builds. The new Rocket XTRM-Q is a 16 terabyte Thunderbolt and USB-C external SSD that promises single disk speeds of up to 1,500 MB/s. While Sabrent has been producing external Thunderbolt drives for...

The Best Free Online Tools to Manage Your Photography Business

It is all too easy to fall into a trap of signing up for an ever-increasing number of photography and business tools that entice you with the promise of better organization and communication but lay on costly monthly subscriptions. Shed that overhead and consider these free alternatives instead. It seems as though every week a new product is released...

Why I Bought a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

I used to view digital Leica cameras as a classic example of style over substance. Surely this is a perfect example of a company developing a luxury brand on the back of their, admittedly wonderful, history and heritage. In a world of ever-increasing sensors, rapidly improved autofocus, and seemingly endless technical innovations to assist the photographer,...

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