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In the 1980s, photo editing computer programs for personal computers were made. The first version of Adobe Photoshop was released in 1988. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only for raster graphics editing, but also for…
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In 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson created the first-ever digital camera. The camera was about the size of a breadbox and it took 23 seconds to capture a single image. It took 0.01-megapixel images shot only in black and white that were saved to a…
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"Selfie" has been named as word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries (BBC News 2013). To be named as the word of a year, a word does not have to have been coined during the last 12 months to qualify, but it must have been prominent or notable during that…
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In 1925, the earliest prototype of the selfie stick appeared. In this year, A photo from that year shows a man taking a photograph of himself and his wife, with the aid of a long pole which is pointed towards the camera and out of frame. And the long…
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Self-timers allow a photographer to be included in the photograph by delaying the opening of the shutter (Vintagephoto 2001). Self-timer provides great convenience for the development of selfies because people can better control the time when one…
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In 1900, Eastman Kodak released the new Brownie dollar box camera. It was a rudimentary cardboard box camera with a simple meniscus lens that took 2 1/4-inch square photographs on 117 rolls of film (Wikipedia 2019). It was sold for one dollar. One…
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The Kodak simplified #1 box camera, created in 1888 by George Eastman, an American innovator and entrepreneur, was the first "box" camera to gain widespread public acceptance. Its design became the archetype for box camera designs. George Eastman…
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In October of 1839, the Dutch-born chemist Robert Cornelius made Photo Self-Portrait (1839) while standing in the yard behind his family's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lamp store (Eckel, Ruchatz, and Wirth 2018). Setting up his camera at the back of…
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A box camera is a very simple camera that consists of two metal components joined together to form a sealed rectangular box with a single element meniscus fixed focus lens on the front and a loading knob on one side. Several types have two additional…
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A digital camera is a camera that captures photographs in digital memory. A digital camera is a camera that takes pictures and stores them on a computer. The majority of cameras developed today are digital (Musgrove 2006), which have essentially…
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Meitu Xiu Xiu (Meitu Pic) (Chinese: 美图秀秀) is a popular image editing software in mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is available for download on Google Play and the App Store. It includes picture editing tools such as filters,…
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Xiaohongshu, or Little Red Book, is China's social media and e-commerce portal. It's been dubbed "China's response to Instagram" (Deng 2021). This platform allows its users to post photos and videos to share their life, including but not limited to…
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A front-facing camera is one that has the lens facing the user on the same side as the screen on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer monitor. A front-facing camera, generally known as a "selfie camera" on a smartphone or a "Webcam" on a…
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A selfie stick is utilized to take photos or video by positioning a digital camera device, ordinarily a cell phone, past the typical scope of the arm. The selfie stick allows shooting at angles and distances that cannot be achieved with a human arm.…
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