What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
1. Stock Photo Secrets
As Trump released a $99 collection of NFT trading cards, there were some reasons to suspect that the images, which Trump called the "amazing ART of my life and career," were not entirely original. And indeed, online detectives quickly discovered that the 45,000-NFT collection appeared to contain copyrighted and unattributed images from various sources on the Internet.
It's been discovered that Adobe has automatically enrolled users in a "content analytics" program that allows Adobe to analyze your media files in Creative Cloud for use in its machine learning training programs. This setting appears to be enabled by default for all Creative Cloud subscribers.
3. The Guardian
American photographer Tony Vaccaro, who was drafted in 1943, survived the Battle of Normandy and created unflinching images of the conflict in Europe. Then he began a career as a documentary filmmaker of famous personalities in art, film, and fashion. Here you will find a short selection of his most notable works.
4. Peta Pixel
Picsart has announced a new AI-powered app called SketchAI, which can turn a basic sketch into a polished piece of art. In addition to using a simple image as a starting point, users can also provide a brief description of their desired outcome to further improve the final result.
5. DIY Photography
In recent years, Instagram has shifted its focus from creativity to business, advertising, and shopping. However, starting in February this year, the platform plans to remove the shop tab from the homepage in order to simplify the user experience and focus more on fostering creativity, connecting people, and discovering new content.
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