Monthly Archives: March 2015

A 10K Timelapse Demo

Photographer Joe Capra loves high resolution. He writes,

“10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo” is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot… Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328×7760 pixels. […]

You can literally get about 8-10 solid 1920×1080 shots out of a single shot. You can also get about 5-6 solid 4K shots out of a single shot.

[Vimeo] [Via Rufus Deuchler]

Illustration: Pop-culture mash-ups in Pixar & Marvel styles



Hiding messages within Instagram pics

Check out this cleverness:

[F]ashion retailer Ted Baker is making insanely innovative use of Instagram filters to deliver hidden messages people can use to win prizes. This is all to promote its new SS15 collection.

Over the next two weeks, working with Poke London, Ted Baker will upload specially-processed images to its Instagram account. The brand is asking people to re-gram or screenshot and re-post the images to their own Instagram accounts. And then by applying filters, various clues, hidden messages and challenges appear in portions of the image.

Steganography for the rest of us!

See also The Triumphant Rise of the Shitpic.

Photography: Drip, honey, drip

Time & money for girls covered in honey, as the B-Boys would say.

FastCo writes,

The subjects in [Blake Little’s] “Preservation” range from a 1-year-old baby to an 85-year-old woman, and everything in between, including pets.

So how much honey does it take to coat a person? Clearly, far more than what’s in that squeezable bottle in your kitchen: Little estimates he used 900 five-pound jugs of honey for the series.



Exciting news: Aseem Agarwala joins Google

Have you ever auto-aligned & blended layers in Photoshop (e.g. making a panorama)? Applied a wide-angle lens correction or perspective warp? Warp-stabilized video in After Effects? Quickly segmented an image in Photoshop Touch? Dreamed about voice-driven image editing?

All of these projects & more had key contributions from researcher Aseem Agarwala, so I’m incredibly excited that today is his first day at Google. In just his first few weeks at Adobe we were able to get his alignment & blending tech into CS3, and Aseem was always one of my favorite research collaborators (energetic, thoughtful, and aesthetically savvy). Let’s see what we can do with the resources of Google!