Nokia's Photo Browser Has Zoom and Face Detection
New beta software for S60 5th Edition touch phones has become available via Nokia's BetaLabs. The new Photo Viewer offers users a new way to interact with their images, including swiping through an image library with your finger, zooming in by pressing and holding on an image, and changing the orientation of the image by flipping the phone. The software also allows users to browse through faces within images. For example, if an image has multiple faces in it, users can zoom in and pan from face to face. The software is a free download and will work on the 5800 XpressMusic and forthcoming N97. Nokia says that it will support S60 3rd Edition at some point in the future.
Twitter Says It Has Improved the Way It Crops Images
Photos that appear on Twitter should begin to look better over the coming weeks. The company says it has changed the algorithms it uses to automatically crop images and the results are much improved.
Instagram Adds Photo Replies and Face Filters
Instagram has rolled out several new ways to interact with friends on the photo-sharing social network. First, Instagram made it possible to reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in the Direct messages feature.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Google Image Search Gains Badges to Help Classify Results
Google today added a new tool to image search that should help clarify what type of content is available within the individual search results. Moving forward, people will begin to see small badges in the bottom left corner of image results that indicate what's behind the image.