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Black Families Can Get Their Photos Digitized for Free From the National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Digitizing analog media like photos and video cassettes is a tedious process, and requires equipment you may not have at home (your scanner can’t exactly convert a VHS tape). To lower the barrier to media conversion, the National Museum of African American History & Culture is offering a free digitization program,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Turn Your Moto Z Into a Polaroid Camera With This New Accessory

Smartphones have made it ridiculously easy to capture any moment with a photo, but as a result, we’re all buried in so many digital photos that each one feels less special. Having moved on from their iconic instant cameras, Polaroid has a solution—but only if you have the right smartphone on hand.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The DJI Spark’s Black Friday Price Is Cleared For an Early Departure

DJI’s Spark is the most exciting new drone of the year. It’s roughly the size and weight of those cheap toy drones you see out there, but with significantly better flight time and performance, an automatic follow-me mode, and most crucially of all, a gimbal-stabilized 1080p camera that shoots some seriously great…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we take pictures and record our lives—it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we’ve seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn’t dead yet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location 

If you’re worried about apps tracking your location, it’s not enough to limit your location sharing. You need to limit camera-roll sharing too. If you’ve ever given an app access to your camera roll—to take photos, or store screenshots, or any given reason—you’ve also let it see where all those photos were taken.…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Plan Travel to See an Aurora

It can feel nearly impossible to you access a sense of wonder in today’s all-the-information-anytime-you-want-it environment, but the answer, I find, is often in the natural world. Whether it’s feeling the strange cool breeze that arises during the totality of an eclipse, watching a thousand-strong starling murmurationRead more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Polaroid’s New Instant Camera Takes Terrible Retro Photos Very Well

The night that Polaroid announced its first all-new instant camera since the mid-aughts, there was a party in the Bowery. A small gallery space was filled with sweaty art school types, and a row Polaroid cameras lined one wall showcasing a timeline of the company’s design. The famous Polaroid photographer Ryan…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Free Web-Based Photo Editors to Try If You Don’t Want to Pay for PicMonkey

Last week, my favorite web-based photo editor, PicMonkey, started charging users. As it turns out, PicMonkey has also been a favorite with a good number of my Lifehacker coworkers. It’s easy, lightweight, and makes small edits like resizing photos or creating collages (stuff we do here pretty regularly) super simple.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Take Someone’s Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk

The most interesting aspect of visiting another country is the people there, so it’s understandable if you want to snap some pics of locals while you travel. But it’s easy to get shutter happy and forget to be courteous while you do it. These tips will help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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