It was fun ending last year making some predictions in relation to photography and social media, but now that we’re wrapping up the first week of 2010 I thought I’d share with you 5 technology products/services I’m looking forward to in 2010. On some level each of these technologies/services relate to photography.
It’s pretty well known by now that Adobe is aiming to release their next version of their CS suite around April of 2010 (some reports saying April 10th). In general the odd versions of Adobe CS products carry the greatest number of changes and enhancements not to to mention generate better sales for Adobe. With leaked technology demos through out 2009 this is one update I’m looking forward to.
Tineye reverse image search engine expanded their index of images in 2009 from roughly 700 million to 1.25 billion images. Having reviewed TinEye in the past and having become a regular user I’m quite eager to see more frequent updates and expansion of their image index.
ImageExchange is currently in an invite only beta (see below on how to request an invite). PDN summarized how PicScout quite well:
PicScout has been beta testing a potential solution to the problem. It is called ImageExchange. Image owners can use the system to attach metadata–including their name, copyright information, contact information, and a link to their web site–to each image. Wherever the image travels, anyone with an ImageExchange reader on their Web browser can see a small blue information icon at the top right-hand corner of the image. (See the top left thumbnail image) By clicking on the icon, the user can access the ownership information and click through to the image owner’s web site. (The ImageExchange reader will be a free download)
– New PicScout Tool Connects Image Buyers to Owners
Google is poised to release “next-generation architecture for Google’s web search” any day. No really… any day. There has been a lot of anticipation around this release, with Google giving not so subtle clues that the roll out to one of their data centers will happen in January with others to follow shortly. What’s in the upgrade?
“It … will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions. The new infrastructure sits “under the hood” of Google’s search engine, which means that most users won’t notice a difference in search results.”
– Google Caffeine via the Google Blog
While most people might not notice those who manage their web sites closely with an eye on search might see some variation or differences.
Apple with much anticipation is due to release a tablet computer on or around January 26th. Will it be an alternate to an iBook, Kindle, netbook, etc? It’s tough to say. It could be a lot of things to a lot of people. In either case it’s a new technology product that should be noted. Apple’s products are always sexy (Ok maybe not the Newton) and bring a lot of attention to new facets of publishing. If there is a big surge in interest in this type of product it could influence how you publish your photography.
- The Exhaustive Guide to Apple Tablet Rumors – Gizmodo
- Apple rumored to announce tablet later this month – Mobile Burn
[tags]technology, Apple, iSlate, Adobe, CS5, PicScout, Google, Caffeine, TinEye, search[/tags]