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Google+ snaps Snapseed into Chrome browser

Snapseed junkies rejoice—you favorite image editor is now built into Google+ for Chrome browser.

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PhotoDirector 5 steps up to compete with Aperture and Lightroom

Cross-platform PhotoDirector 5, with new 64-bit support, features enhanced editing, management, adjustment, and sharing.

Adobe launches Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud

New plan offers twice the Photoshop goodness at half the subscription price.

Hands-on: Flickr’s slick iPhone update puts filters in the foreground

Despite the static that greeted mobile Flickr's last overhaul, there are no arguments with this new version.

Apple acquisition spree continues with data compression firm AlgoTrim

Apple's latest purchase is the Sweden-based AlgoTrim, which specializes in data compression of images and video for mobile platforms.

Hands-on with Eventiles, the camera roll curation genius

Eventiles organizes your iPhone photos into beautiful collages according to time and location.

These black-and-white photo apps are 50 shades of great

If Ansel Adams had these apps, he'd be the most popular guy on Instagram.

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Hands on: Shutterfly Photo Story for iPad makes photo books that talk

The competitive universe of photo books has nothing on Shutterfly as its new free iPad app takes on the competition with a free online presence and a paid hard-copy version.

The Week in iOS Apps: Picture perfect

We've got a whole range of new ways to help you make better images on your iPhone and iPad. And if you're looking for work? We've got suggestions there, too.

Hands-on: Loom makes it increasingly tempting to ditch iPhoto and Photo Stream

There are many services bidding for the chance to store and share our digital memories. The latest, Loom, claims to be as user-friendly as Dropbox. Does it live up to the statement? Associate editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands-on.

Hands-on: LittleSnapper becomes Ember, with powerful collection features

RealMac reworks its snapshotting app into a scrapbooking powerhouse for professionals.

Socialmatic unveils $300 price tag for Instagram-focused camera

Socialmatic's slim, Polaroid-branded digital camera will cost $300 when it ships early next year. It comes with built-in photo filters and the ability to printer photos.

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Video Alternatives

Shoot and share video without Instagram and Vine

The two blockbuster apps get all the buzz, but these 9 alternatives are as creative as an art-house indie.

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