Facebook is testing a tool to let users claim image rights

Facebook is testing a new way to let users claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests if they wish, The Verge reports. Today, Facebook revealed Rights Manager for Images, a tool that gives creators the ability to track and moderate where t...

Some Canon cameras can now upload images straight to Google Photos

Despite all of the advancements in camera tech, backing up photos from a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera can still be a hassle. The process often involves cables to plug in your camera or adapters to get photos from an SD card. Google and Canon want t...

Google Photos will no longer back up WhatsApp and Instagram images by default

Google Photos will no longer back up images from WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other messaging and social media services, the service announced (via Android Police). According to a community message, Google is doing it to save resources because “...

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet’s birth

Scientists believe they have observed a planet being formed for the first time. In a study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics today, a team of astronomers explain how they captured images of a young star, AB Aurigae, 520 light-years from Earth...

Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public

The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a whopping 2.8 million high-res, two- and three-dimensional images from its collections to a new Open Access online platform. The material comes from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, librarie...