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Instagram hits the 150 million photos mark

Photo-sharing app Instagram can now boast 150,000,000 shared images and 7 million users.

Macworld macro photo contest winners

Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 9 in the Mac App Store

Adobe has released a pared down version of its Photoshop Elements 9 photo editing software for the Mac App Store. Available immediately, the Mac App Store version of the application costs $80 and contains all the same editing tools as the full version.

Per Se 1.0

Per Se does its best to approximate on the Mac the old school pulp and ink journaling experience, while adding in some very cool features that could only exist in a digital notebook.

Macworld Photo Contest: Macro photography

The theme for this contest is macro photography, and we want to see your best close-up photographs. Enter by July 25th to win prizes and appear in Macworld's online winners' gallery.

Photographer creates 360-degree time-lapse movies

San Francisco artist and programmer Ken Murphy has combined a point-and-shoot camera, a Canon firmware hack, and a motorized telescope mount to create lively panoramic time-lapse movies.

Calibre 0.8.3

Calibre is an ebook manager, ebook creator, and desktop ebook reader. It's also a must-have tool for any bibliophile with an ereader and a growing library.

First Look: iOS 5 Camera and Photos features

With this fall's iOS 5 update, Apple plans to add some new camera and photo-editing features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. We take a closer look at these features and how useful they'll be for iPhone photographers.

Sony announces two powerful new cameras

Sony has unveiled two powerful new cameras: the incredibly small NEX-C3 interchangeable-lens camera, and the translucent-mirror SLT-A35 DSLR.

Apple releases iBooks 1.3 update

This new version of the iBooks app adds a read-aloud function that doesn't work yet, as well as new powers for enhanced books, a bug fix, and a performance boost.

Hasselblad announces the 200-megapixel H4D-200MS camera

On Wednesday, Hasselblad announced its newest medium-format digital SLR camera, the 200-megapixel H4D-200MS, which costs $45,000.

Apple updates Digital Camera RAW for five cameras

Apple has released an update to Digital Camera RAW that adds support for five new cameras.

Best DSLR cameras for beginners


These digital SLR and compact interchangeable lens cameras each have something for the first-time photographer. Yes, they're all reasonably priced, but they also have controls that are easy to learn, or help modes aimed squarely at teaching beginners the essentials of photography and manual settings.