Images and Photos

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop, which dominates the market, has its own topic. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include Apple Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.

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Ryan,

We just learned that key congressional members -- backed by Verizon and Comcast -- are meeting in secret about net neutrality.[1] It's the first frightening step toward a worst-case scenario: Congress outlawing an open, censorship-free internet.

This is an emergency. Stopping lawmakers from passing an anti-net neutrality bill is the single most important thing we can do right now to save the net.

We've put up six billboards calling out members of Congress who are doing Comcast's bidding, and with your help, we can put up even more.

Will you chip in for another wave of billboards to stop Congress from killing net neutrality forever?


Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can charge extra fees and control what we see and do online. For months, FCC Chair Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has been doing their bidding, pushing to undo the strong Title II rules we helped win in 2015.

Apparently, that's not good enough for Big Cable. Having received massive campaign contributions from Verizon and Comcast, members of the House Commerce Committee are now secretly working to rewrite the law that underpins net neutrality -- a step that would be nearly impossible to reverse.[2]

The response from Americans must be swift and unequivocal: Hands. Off. The internet.

We know the vast majority of Americans -- including 73% of Republicans -- support net neutrality.[3] We just need a fraction of them to get in their congressional members'…
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https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/1000-sonicspy-apps-spread-fresh/

An active Android-focused spyware family called SonicSpy has burst on the scene after being found lurking within 1,000 mobile apps, some found in Google Play.

Lookout Security researchers Michael Flossman found that SonicSpy can manipulate a victim's device via 73 remote instructions, including the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make outbound calls, send text messages to attacker specified numbers, and retrieve information such as call logs, contacts and information about Wi-Fi access points.
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by:Brian Matis
Ugh... Really seems like Google could use some better ways to keep this kind of stuff out of the store.
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What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?

Found another one: Snapchat spectacles. Okay, I'll admit I wanted one but I would've probably used it for a day and gotten bored. Also, I don't even have Snapchat.

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by:Katrina Donegan
Yup! Overall, I just can't see the average consumer using these. This reminds me of Google Glass...remember these?
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by:Juana Villa
HAHAH!! I do remember those! At least the Snapchat ones are more fashionable ;)
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images.PNGCommunity posts with images, videos, diagrams, and links catch your eye. Don’t be shy with their use in posts.
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paint sad face No More Paint?
With the news of MS Paint being killed "deprecated", I just had to express my feelings in the only appropriate way I could... I mean, it's certainly not a great image editor at all, but at least you could count on it being available on any Windows system. Even when I've had much better tools at hand, it was still a frequent go-to for really quick-and-dirty screen grab cropping and annotating.

How do you feel about this? Do you mourn the loss or feel it's long overdue?
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by:Brian Matis
Wait... Paint 3D has no crop? That sounds crazy...
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by:Colleen Kayter
LOL. I know, right? Paint 3D lacks a lot of the features that make Paint a quick & dirty photo/screenshot editor. Even worse, the Win 10 Photo Viewer and the built-in editor? No crop there, either. Wut the?
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Came across this on Wired today:
https://www.wired.com/story/ai-will-make-forging-anything-entirely-too-easy
I highly recommend following the "Watch" link within; it leads to a video on YouTube of one of the researchers from Stanford editing a video of George W. Bush to insert new facial and speech expression in real time using an off-the-shelf webcam.
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by:Brian Matis
Yep... We're going to need entirely new techniques for determining and maintaining authenticity for things like this. Hey, maybe that can be one of those uses for quantum computing somehow... I'm also thinking blockchain solutions too (even though I really have a pretty weak grasp on blockchain, it does seem like a primary purpose is to help with data integrity.)

Photoshop brought about many similar problems for photography and all sorts of techniques have had to be created to detect when things are doctored.

But really, it's most important to always have a healthy level of skepticism... Even without any sort of editing of a photograph, it's easy to bend the truth just by what you choose to show in the frame!
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by:Ryan
This technology is scary, but it's coming whether we like it or not.
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Today I learned: how to save an image that's used in a Google Doc.

I love Google Docs, but I've always been annoyed that there didn't seem to be a way to extract embedded images. But it turns out that downloading the document is a way to get them. Go to File > Download As > Web Page, which then gives you a .zip file with all the assets. Open that, go to the images directory, and voilà!—the document's images are all there for you!

Hope this helps you as much as it helped me :-)
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That question has surely plagued many a G Suite user! Thanks for sharing!
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Images and Photos

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop, which dominates the market, has its own topic. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include Apple Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.