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How to Delete Duplicate Burst Photos on iPhone

deleting-burst-photos-iphone.jpg Apple’s Camera app can shoot photos in “Burst Mode” (available on iPhones and iPads). That means you can take dozens of pictures at once, then choose which ones you’d like to use later on. However, considering photos can take up a significant portion of your device’s storage, you’ll want to be careful when using this feature.  If you’ve been using “Burst Mode” on your iPhone, you have hundreds (if not thousands) of duplicate photos. Therefore, let’s take a look at how to delete duplicate burst photos on your iPhone, helping you reclaim some much-needed free space.  Related: How to… Read more14445193.gif

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Octopus selfie wins photography contest

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Photographer Gaetano Dario Gargiulo‘s cool tide pool octopus photo won Best in Show at the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest this year. What makes this image even cooler, is that the octopus apparently snapped the photo itself.

On the day of the photo, I remained in the tide pool as the tide was too low to venture outside of its boundaries.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/04/octopus-selfie-wins-photography-contest.html
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The Morning After: More Mars pictures, videos and sound

38ef05b1-75d3-11eb-bedf-a9e75d708544Spotify is splitting its ambitions between podcasts and music. For the latter, it’s teasing a high-fidelity service that will arrive later this year, an idea the company has been testing since 2017. Spotify’s current maximum audio bitrate is 320k…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/perseverance-rover-videos-tma-123956911.html
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Windows 10’s Photos App Is Too Slow. Here’s the Fix

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Windows 10’s Photos app is too slow. It was too sluggish the day Microsoft released Windows 10, and it still is. Follow our advice and your images will open three or four times as fast.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/714259/windows-10s-photos-app-is-too-slow.-heres-the-fix/
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Do You Need a Special Lens to Take Portrait Photos?

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If you’ve ever tried to shoot good-looking portraits with your camera and a basic kit lens, you might have been disappointed that the results didn’t match the images you see on social media or in magazines. Part of this is down to the lenses most often used to shoot professional portraits. Let’s look at what makes them special, and whether you need one to get great portraits.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/713048/do-you-need-a-special-lens-to-take-portrait-photos/
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NASA shares photos from Perseverance’s descent to Mars

47971940-72f9-11eb-afb4-d65ee036704bThe image you see above was taken just moments before NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and it’s just the first of many high-resolution photos to come. NASA pulled the image from a video of the rover’s descent that…

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Nikon’s latest Z6 II camera firmware unlocks 4K 60 fps recording

7ad56560-71ef-11eb-bccf-4ef7d2f4f963Nikon has released firmware updates for it latest full-frame Z6 II and Z7 II that should improve eye-tracking autofocus and video performance for the Z6 II. The key feature that applies to both cameras is improved human eye-tracking performance when…

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Which Budget Phone Has the Best Camera?

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If you’re looking for a phone with a great camera, you’ll quickly realize most of today’s options are pushing four figures. That’s way too expensive. But surprisingly, the best budget phone typically delivers a pretty similar experience.

Low cost doesn’t have to mean low quality, and spending less than $500 on a phone can still yield impressive photos that rival the best of the best, as long as you choose the right one. So, below we’ve recommended the best budget phones with great cameras. Obviously, everyone has a different budget or brand preference, so here are a few of your options.

Why It’s So Hard to Find a Good Camera in a Cheap Phone?

There are several reasons why it’s almost impossible to find a decent camera in a cheap phone. Consumers expect, or even demand, more than ever these days, making it difficult for any brand to deliver a great all-around camera phone for those on a budget. Brands have to pick their battle on parts, and as we know, those parts are expensive and start to add up. So, they compromise on things like the camera.

Often, manufacturers put the biggest and best screen they can into a cheap phone to lure buyers. Or, they’ll pack three cameras on the back, so it looks convincing, but then you get home and realize it’s awful. Even worse, some phones try to sound like a flagship device for $300, packing in everything but the kitchen sink, and no single aspect of the device is very good. Instead, it just “has it all.”

Honestly, that’s where Google’s Pixel line excels. Google focused on an excellent camera, smooth software, and a good screen, then cut out all the gimmicks or extras most people rarely use. It nails all the essentials. Apple did something similar with the iPhone SE. As a result, they both top our list.

Best Overall: Google Pixel 4a

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The Google Pixel 4a is an incredible value and offers the best smartphone camera in any budget setup, period. See, the key here is Google put the same excellent camera sensor as its flagship phone into the budget Pixel 4a, powered by excellent computational photography software that makes it one of the best on the market, so you get Google’s excellent night and portrait modes, for example. Our own Michael Crider gave it an editors’ choice award and says it’s “Google’s best phone yet, at any price.”

As a refresher, you’ll get a 5.8-inch hole-punch display, 128GB of storage for all your photos and video, 6GB of RAM, stock Android, great battery life, and one of the best cameras on a smartphone. And though it doesn’t have multiple rear cameras like, say, the Galaxy A51 or the original Pixel 4, it’s still the same great main camera as Google’s more expensive phone. As a result, taking great photos is consistently fun, easy, and hassle-free.

The Pixel 4a seriously raises the bar for how good a budget phone’s camera can be.

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Alternatively, we wanted to mention Google’s slightly more expensive Pixel 4a 5G. Odd name aside, it’s the same amazing phone as the Pixel 4a, only bigger, slightly better, adds 5G connectivity, and it packs dual cameras on the back. Yes, you’ll get a bigger 6.2-inch screen and a secondary ultra-wide camera to enjoy, but it does cost a little extra. When we reviewed it, we decided it’s the best camera phone for those with a slightly higher budget and who want more from their phone.

Best Budget iPhone Camera: iPhone SE (2020)

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the iPhone SE, mainly because it’s the best cheap iPhone camera. You could pay over a grand for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, or save most of that and get Apple’s 2020 budget phone.

The iPhone SE is a powerful new phone in a familiar old design. It looks like the iPhone 8, yet underneath the small 4.7-inch screen are upgrades like Apple’s A13 bionic processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, TouchID, and the same rear camera as the iPhone 11. It’s a mish-mash of devices, but the result is a phone that takes amazing photos without breaking the bank. If you don’t want an Android or Galaxy phone, the iPhone SE (2020) is the best camera phone that’s affordable.

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If you’re on a budget but want a great camera phone, get the iPhone SE at $349.

Runner Up: Samsung Galaxy A51

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In closing, we wanted to offer a runner-up for Samsung fans or those invested in the brand and Galaxy ecosystem. The Samsung Galaxy A51 is one of those phones that looks amazing on paper. You have a huge, gorgeous 6.5-inch screen, 128GB of storage, a big 4,000 mAh battery, and four cameras on the back.

Yes. it’s kind of what we mentioned above, where the manufacturer packed in a ton of cameras and a huge screen to lure you in. Then again, this is Samsung, who makes some pretty great phones. All things aside, the Galaxy A51 is a solid option for buyers. You can shoot in 4K video, and the phone is surprisingly versatile in terms of taking photos day in and day out. Thanks to a good range of standard, ultra-wide, and macro lenses on the back, it’s capable of getting good photos with ease.


When you’re trying to get a great budget camera phone the options are somewhat limited. At the end of the day, though, everyone has different wants, needs, preferences, and budgets.

Hands-down the Google Pixel 4a is the best phone and camera for the price, but anything on this list will make you happy.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/69770/which-budget-phone-has-the-best-camera/
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How Computational Photography Improves Smartphone Photos

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When it comes to smartphone cameras, it’s not all about the hardware anymore. Modern smartphones automatically use “computational photography” techniques to improve every single photo you take.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709190/how-computational-photography-improves-smartphone-photos/
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