At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). The OPA does computationally what lenses do using large pieces of glass: it manipulates incoming light to capture an image.
Ricoh is staring at huge losses as the market for multifunctional printers, Ricoh’s cash cow, evaporates and its global sales network racks up high costs.
Ricoh will have to go through a cost reduction target of 100 billion yen ($912 million) for the three years through March 2020. And this means job cuts. It’s unclear how this will affect the camera business from Ricoh-Pentax.
MacPhun announced the new Luminar Neptune software (Click here). The big new feature is an “artificial intelligence” filter which does all the basic changes on your photos for you. You get $10 off if you use the checkout code “MIRROR”.
New feature highlights in Luminar Neptune:
Accent AI filter – Uses artificial intelligence to create stunning images with a single slider movement, tapping into the power of dozens of filters.
Quick & Awesome workspace – A workspace consisting of the Accent AI Filter, Saturation & Vibrance and Clarity filters. Perfect for achieving great results in a fun and easy way within seconds.
Plug-in integration with Creative Kit and Aurora HDR 2017 – Seamlessly access favorite features from Macphun’s other photo editing tools.
Brush, Gradient and Radial Gradient tools – Dramatically faster performance yields smoother selective editing.
Vignette filter – Addition of Vignette Styles, Place Center and Pre- and Post-Crop modes delivers even more flexibility to this popular photo finishing tool.
Memory management – Increased overall performance for large files and 5+ simultaneous open images.
User Interface changes – Extensive improvements to in-app animation and mode transitions make for a more pleasing editing experience.
Crop tool update – Ability to specify custom crop sizes bring the ultimate usefulness to cropping.
Local history – Provision for reviewing separate history while in Transform, Denoise, Clone & Stamp modes helps optimize editing.
That gave me a smile on the face. The German blog Der Postillion posted a fake news about a new 0,001 megapixel Camera from Casio. Why would they imagine such a camera? Because it’s perfect to take blurred low resolution shots of UFO’s. No more work needed in post production :)