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Instagrid is an easy way to create a gallery of your Instagram photos

Looking for a clean, simple way to display and share your Instagram photos as a gallery? Check out Instagrid, a new Web app that makes the process about as painless as it can be. Just create an account, plug in your Instagram account details, and starting choosing photos. Photos can be viewed in a single-column display at full size, or as a neatly laid-out array of thumbnails. Clicking a thumbn...

Kik adds easy photo sharing, group messaging

Kik continues its quest to become the multi-platform BlackBerry Messenger alternative. Today, the company announced the arrival of two important features: photo sharing and group messaging. Group conversations have been implemented the way many desktop instant messaging apps have done so. Start a conversation with one user, and you can add other contacts to your discussion -- it's a more natura...

Picasa Web Albums now store unlimited small images and videos

Recently, some users of Google's Picasa Web service noticed something odd. Like Gmail, Picasa Web tells you how much of your total available storage you're using. Something appeared to be wrong, however -- users were reporting having more free space than they previously had. It's common for Google to silently bump our upper storage limits, but how were these users showing the same number of photos...

Microsoft shows off Windows Live Photo Gallery's Photo Fuse compositing

If you haven't tried Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, it's definitely worth a download. The Inside Windows Live team has published a blog post showing off two features they find particularly cool: Photo Fuse and image compositing, and pixel-level retouching. A one-time Microsoft Research project, Photo Fuse allows users to makes it easy to combine elements from two similar photos. Got a holida...

Picasa Web gets secure with HTTPS support

Most of Google's Web apps already supported SSL-encrypted connections. One which didn't was Picasa Web, though that has now changed -- you can now connect to Google's photo sharing site via https://www.picasaweb.com. As with many other sites, though, not everything displayed on Picasa Web is encrypted. While the home page and upload form are fully encrypted, gallery pages report as being only ...

FotoSketcher 2 adds new effects, improves performance

FotoSketcher 2 is here, and a lot has changed since Erez first wrote about the photo stylizing app. For starters, there are new filters like sepia, vignette and "old photo texture," and four new frame effects have also been added. FotoSketcher 2 now even offers real-time brushstroke previews. The new version can also perform lossless 90-degree rotations and one-touch contrast adjustments, and ...

Add TinEye similar image search to your Google Chrome context menu

TinEye is a slick "reverse lookup" tool that helps you find similar images from a source. It's the kind of thing that would be handy to be able to access from your browser's context menu: see an image you want to search, right click it, and get your results! Firefox users have been able to add this functionality for a while [addon link], and now Google Chrome users have an option as well. A ne...

Awesome Screenshot for Google Chrome does annotations, sharing

Folks like those of us on the Download Squad team might have more use for screenshot tools than some, but they're still incredibly handy from time to time even if you're not blogging or designing. If you spend most of your time in your web browser -- and that browser happens to be Google Chrome -- you might want to check out Awesome Screenshot by the folks behind Diigo. What makes it awesome? ...

Chrome extension displays sender's picture in conversation threads to liven up GMail

I've been using Gmail for years now, and while it's been a dependable workhorse for me sometimes it feels a little on the spartan side. Themes are nice, but it'd be nice to jazz up the conversation threads in some small way... For example, by letting me see the profile picture of the person who sent me the message I'm reading. Well, would you look at that! Someone put together a Google Chrome ...

GMail becomes even more like a local app with drag-and-drop image attachment

There are still a couple features that keep GMail from "feeling" like a desktop email client, but Google obviously has their sights set on making it perform as much like a native app as possible. Recently they added drag-and-drop file attachments, and now they've extended that ability to image insertion. Need to remind someone it's peanut butter jelly time? Grab your favorite dancing banana an...

Free program lets you easily change wallpaper images on Windows 7 Starter

Whether you're a novice user or you know your operating system inside-out, chances are good that you like being able to personalize things a little. Changing sound schemes, placing icons on your desktop, changing your wallpaper -- that sort of thing. Unfortunately, that last tweak isn't possible if you're running Windows 7 Starter on a netbook. At least, it's not possible without a little help...

Polar Rose plug-in: facial recognition in your browser?

Though it is currently accessible only to a closed set of beta testers, it seems the 22 minds behind Polar Rose are trying to create a sort of "Google" for people pictures -- a system that is always indexing visual information. But that's only the beginning of the service. Beta testers have recently been given access to an Internet Explorer and Firefox plug-in that will scan faces on a loaded we...

New project aims to combine Flickr, Google Earth, and "spatial location"

An innovative an dinteresting venture by the University of Southern California called Viewfinder seeks to spatially locate 2D pictures within a 3D environment like Google Earth. The end result places the pictures within Google Earth so that they seamlessly integrate within their environment. Can't picture it? Just check out the video after the jump, and check out the site for more information on...

Photobucket gets image editing features thanks to FotoFlexer

Photobucket, a popular image-hosting site, will get basic image-editing features (resizing, cropping, coloring, rotating, etc.) thanks to FotoFlexer, an in-browser, web-based picture editor. For those who use both services, this is probably unsurprising as FotoFlexer already lets users save their edited pictures to their Photobucket accounts -- as well as any Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo Flickr, an...

Lockimage: password protects your images

We can think of many reasons why it'd be a good idea to password protect an image, and, whatever your reason may be (patent pictures, blueprints of the Death Star, or maybe a couple naughty shots of the wife), sometimes it's best that others don't find out. To solve this problem, we present Lockimage. It consists of just one file and doesn't need to be installed. Lockimage will convert any pictu...