OpenPhoto: OPEN SOURCE PHOTO SERVICE


Yahoo Engineer Jaisen Mathai left Flickr and took to Kickstarter his open source Flikr Alternative. Therefore at the moment he’s raising money and likely the installable source code will run by September and this will be downloadable from Github.
Here the main points of the project, taken from Kickstarter.
• Build a top notch photo sharing service that stores photos, tags and comments into a users cloud service account (i.e. Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloudfiles or Dropbox)
• Provide two versions of the service, both free – installable and hosted
• Allow photos to be easily uploaded, searchable and shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Document the crap out of it so others can build their own OpenPhoto applications
• Open source the installable version on Github.

OpenPhoto (via PP and TechCrunch)

 

Canon work in progress

PMA Australia has not seen any Canon Announcements “and even a categorical ‘No new 1 series this year’ heard from the mouth of a Canon person.” Northlight Images
Many hypotheses and many open questions.
The only official declaration is that reported by PMA Newsline on June 21 and points out the beginning of big things :
The 2011 Digital Life Expo marks the start of big things for Canon in the remaining six months of this year and is a great opportunity to engage directly with our consumers and bring our campaigns to life,” says Jason McLean, director of Canon Consumer Imaging. “We’ve managed our way very well through the challenges of the first half posed by the Japan earthquake situation and, with product supply improving, we’re investing heavily for growth in the second half.” PMA Newsline

EOS 5DII: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay EOS 1Ds MIII: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay EOS 1Ds MIV: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Released latest firmware for EOS 50D and EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3

EOS 50D Firmware Version 1.0.8.
Firmware Changes:
This change in firmware (Version 1.0.8), we incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1. Improved read / write speed when using CF cards capable UDMA7.
2. Fixed incorrect display of the following eight languages on the menu screen is displayed. 
Language / Turkish / Thai / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish / Arabic Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese
Firmware Version 1.0.8 of this guide is covered by the earlier cameras with firmware Version 1.0.7.If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.8, you do not have to change the firmware.”

Translated by Google from Canon Jp.

You can download the Firmware Version 1.0.8 for EOS 50D on Canon Jp

EOS 500D/ Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Firmware Version 1.1.1
“Firmware Changes
This change in firmware (Version 1.1.1), we incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1.The menu display language (Polish / Portuguese Arabic) Fix mis-display.
Firmware Version 1.1.1 of this guide is covered by the earlier cameras with firmware Version 1.1.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.1, you do not have to change the firmware.”

Translated by Google from Canon Jp.
You can download the Firmware Version 1.1.1. for EOS 500D/ Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 on Canon Jp

EOS 50D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay EOS 500D/ Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay