I Don’t Shoot RAW

I Don’t Shoot RAW

Apart from the ironic „I Shoot People“, the slogan „I Shoot RAW“ can be found on many photographer inspired clothes. But the latter could hardly be less true for freelancers these days. At least if they want to keep on working for Reuters.

„The Verge“ reports that the international news agency requested freelance contributors to not „send photos to Reuters that were processed from RAW or CR2 files.“ For some this will come as a surprise considering that participants of photo contests are often asked to send in raw files as a means of detecting altered images. Well, RAW does not necessarily mean raw. So it is possibly a move by Reuters to eliminate unwanted image manipulation.

Of course, this does not explain why Reuters instead asks for “photos that were originally JPEGs”. An explanation for the policy change comes from a Reuters spokesperson, who was telling PetaPixel that JPEGs can be transmitted faster because they need less processing. [1]

 

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Industry: The End Of Adobe Revel

Adobe Revel formerly known as Adobe Carousel will shut down its services on February 23, 2016.

However, the photo sharing service that never met the success of platforms like Picasa, Flickr or even Photobucket will not completely be given up by Adobe. The company wants its users to transfer to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

This is nonetheless a small comfort because unlike Revel there is no free tier. Therefore users who do not want to subscribe to Adobe’s photography plan should soon backup their data. [2]

 

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Photography: Visit „Paris Photo 2015“ Virtually

Due to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, this year‘s Paris Photo 2015 had to close its doors two days earlier. The responsible authorities sadly decided to end the 19th Edition of the fair, which is held annually in the Grand Palais.

Besides offering reimbursement, visitors who would have liked to tour „The International Art Fair For Photography And Moving Image“ are still given the chance to walk around the Gran Palais virtually.

“In this virtual visit of Paris Photo 2015 at the Grand Palais, you will find a 360° view of the main exhibitor sector in the nave, the PRISMES sector and the Private Collection exhibition in the Salon d’Honneur, as well as views of our associated exhibitions.” – A nice gesture that could also awake the interest of those who never heard about Paris Photo. [3]

 

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Sources:

[1] http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/19/9759620/reuters-raw-photos-ban-worldwide
[2] http://www.macworld.com/article/3006522/photography/adobe-kills-off-its-photo-sharing-service-revel.html
[3] http://www.fotointern.ch/archiv/2015/11/18/jetzt-kann-man-die-abgesagte-paris-photo-virtuell-besuchen/

 

 

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