Instagram’s photo-focus often tends to drive musicians to the social network and also one start-up is working to aid artists make some cash money by selling those Instagrams as fine art prints. 8 × 10 is a new iOS app that intends to aid artists and digital photographers market their work with Instagram, removing the demand to construct a separate on-line shop.8 × 10 handles the sales, printing as well as shipping procedure, leaving the artist to simply develop the job and also set up the sale inside the application in order to begin offering prints. The app allows Instagrammers to market their images as mounted prints in limited-edition runs, developing a link for followers to get the piece.Inside the app
, artists post a high-resolution image made use of for the print and also the Instagram blog post. The app strolls artists via the various options for establishing a rate, terms, and hashtags in addition to entitling the work. As soon as ended up, the app sends out that info to the Instagram application, where the artist completes crafting the blog post using the information pre-generated from the app. 8 × 10 can additionally develop a graphic showing the image inside a structure to post, or users can just share the real picture being published.8 x10 The app additionally roll, Scott and Elizabeth Valins wished to develop a platform to assist musicians monetize their work. The duo launched the firm on April 12.” What’s been transformative for artists like ourselves, is exactly how Instagram has enabled us to reach a global audience that we couldn’t have actually gotten to or else. Nonetheless, it is a challenging course between having an adhering to and having the ability to sell as well as fulfill art acquisitions, “Scott Valins, said in a statement. “I can not inform you the amount of astoundingly gifted peers of ours constantly deny requests from their followers since the process of meeting archival art is as well difficult, also taxing, as well as expense expensive.” 8 × 10 isn’t the very first platform to attempt to enable artists to offer Instagrams, yet existing choices like Twenty20 focus on marketing the graphics as stock images , not art prints.The 8 × 10 iOS app is cost-free to download– the company gains their income by taking a part of the picture sale, a cut that is detailed as musicians established the rate of the print in the app. The app is currently available from the Application Shop.< meta itemprop=link web content =https://cdn.dtcn.com/dt/dt-logo-small.png >
roll, Scott and Elizabeth Valins wished to develop a platform to assist musicians monetize their work. The duo launched the firm on April 12.” What’s been transformative for artists like ourselves, is exactly how Instagram has enabled us to reach a global audience that we couldn’t have actually gotten to or else. Nonetheless, it is a challenging course between having an adhering to and having the ability to sell as well as fulfill art acquisitions, “Scott Valins, said in a statement. “I can not inform you the amount of astoundingly gifted peers of ours constantly deny requests from their followers since the process of meeting archival art is as well difficult, also taxing, as well as expense expensive.” 8 × 10 isn’t the very first platform to attempt to enable artists to offer Instagrams, yet existing choices like Twenty20 focus on marketing the graphics as stock images
, not art prints.The 8 × 10 iOS app is cost-free to download– the company gains their income by taking a part of the picture sale, a cut that is detailed as musicians established the rate of the print in the app.
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George Washington – distinguished general, first American president, lover of hemp. He wrote about it in his journal. He called it a cash crop. Washington even used it for rope and netting on his fishing boats. Historians say hemp hasn’t been grown on Washington’s Mount Vernon estate since he died until now. NPR’s Brakkton Booker reports
BRAKKTON BOOKER, BYLINE: Alongside the corn, cotton and tobacco plants that have been grown here for years, there are now 7-foot-tall stalks of cannabis.
DEAN NORTON: So here we are. We are at the hemp plot. Oh, look at those birds – those stinkers. You see? That’s the problem. They want the seed as much as we do.
BOOKER: That’s Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at Mount Vernon. Hemp has not been grown here in a really, really long time – centuries even. Back then, Washington’s slaves would’ve tended the land. On this day, Norton shows me the plot. It’s only about a thousand square feet.
NORTON: And this is just the sort of thing that makes it all worthwhile – when you can return a historic plant like industrial hemp to Mount Vernon that Washington grew all over his farm.
BOOKER: There’s also a smell when you get close. But Norton reminds me and a tourist who came to take a peek that this is industrial hemp, so not the plant you toke, the kind you use for making rope and a host of other products.
NORTON: It is for its use for fiber, food or fuel – not for anything else. We could light a bonfire, sit around and just (inhales). Nothing’s going to happen to you. You may turn into rope, but other than that.
BOOKER: Hemp and its famous cousin Mary Jane are both forms of cannabis. Hemp, though, has only trace amounts of THC, the chemical compound in marijuana that causes the high. That fact didn’t stop the federal government from cracking down on the harvesting of the crop starting in the 1930s. By 1970, it was listed as a Schedule 1 illegal drug.
BRIAN WALDEN: It’s been two generations that we last grew hemp.
BOOKER: Brian Walden is a farmer in Charlottesville, Va.
WALDEN: That means it’s lost from the general population’s knowledge or memory.
BOOKER: It was his idea to reintroduce hemp at Mount Vernon, an idea that was possible due to a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill allowing states to harvest the crop in limited supply for research purposes only. But still, it took years to convince Mount Vernon. Walden, a self-proclaimed hemp patriot, had two big reasons for doing this. The first, to give hemp a very public image makeover.
WALDEN: And getting the message across that this is an innocuous plant that has real benefits. And our founding fathers knew that, and they planted it.
BOOKER: The second, to show lawmakers in Washington that its production in the U.S. could be a viable crop for farmers.
WALDEN: The few restrictions that are currently in place federally are holding back the industry.
BOOKER: Some members of Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have thrown their support behind hemp. The Farm Bill is up for renewal this year, and it’s possible that in it, Congress could legalize industrial hemp.
(SOUNDBITE OF HEMP STALKS SNAPPING)
BOOKER: Back at Mount Vernon, historic re-enactors take freshly sharpened sickles to the tall stalks of hemp. It will be dried for a few weeks, then used in fiber-making demonstrations for the public. Dean Norton, the head of horticulture, says he’s proud Mount Vernon played a role in helping to teach the public, and perhaps politicians, about the benefits of hemp.
NORTON: They’re starting to free it up. They’re starting to get a better definition of the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp.
BOOKER: Norton says it’s all part of the education process. And in the coming weeks, lawmakers are expected to hash out their differences in the Farm Bill. Brakkton Booker, NPR News.
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Hemp Industry Turns To George Washington For Help With Its Image
Vacation photographs often capture perfect moments in favorite places, and yours could be a prizewinner.
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Last year, newspaper readers from across the country submitted photos taken around the world in iconic places such as Egypt’s pyramids and Germany’s famed Neuschwanstein Castle to beautiful spots closer to home such as Great Lakes beaches and national parks.
Matthew Smith, whose Maui photo received the most online votes, won the top prize of $1,000. JT Boehme’s photo taken at an Illinois campground took second prize, winning $500. And Barbara Austin’s Clearwater Beach, Florida, sunset photo won third place and $250.
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Digital images are a large obligation. I understand I can enter into my moms and dad’s house as well as place my hands on their old pictures in much less than 5 minutes.In 20 or thirty years,
if your children come over, where will certainly they locate your old electronic photos?We spoke recently about supporting your
computer system’s hard disk. Today we will explore on-line photo back-up services.The backup integrity is only as strong as the company that has the service. You require to select a backup solution that will be about in 50 or 100 years.Storing your images with a company like Apple, Google or Amazon is a rather secure bet.Look at your phone A lot of everybody takes
images with their smart devices. I would certainly bet for a lot of us, our phone is our main camera.Both Apple as well as Android(Google )provide on the internet image storage to back up your photos.iPhone customers get five gigabytes of cost-free storage when they enroll in an iCloud account. That storage can be made use of to
back up photos from any type of iphone device or any kind of pictures posted from your computer.Extra storage can be bought.
Bumping that storage to 50 gigabytes sets you back 99 cents per month; 200 Gb prices $2.99 monthly and also 2 terabytes costs$9.99 each month. The biggest two strategies can be shared if you have actually family members sharing established up.If individuals wish to keep their images
at their original resolution, they’ll get the very first 15 Gb for free, yet if they have even more to store, they’ll have to pay. A 100 Gb strategy costs $ 1.99 monthly, while one terabyte prices$ 9.99 per month.Both Apple as well as Google use applications to aid post photos from all your devices.Prime subscriber?If you
are an Amazon Prime subscriber, one of the Prime benefits is free limitless photo storage. Actually, you can share that unlimited storage space with approximately 5 other people in a family members team as long as one of the team is an Amazon Prime subscriber.Amazon has apps for iphone and also Android gadgets. Windows and also Mac individuals can utilize the Amazon Desktop computer Application to post their photos.Of course, anything
you do to support your images is much better than nothing. Backing up your hard disk, as we reviewed recently, and even the duplicating the pictures folder in your home directory site to a flash drive and keeping it somewhere safe is a good begin. If you have concerns regarding picture backups, send me
Few things get us as excited around here as buying a fresh pair of shoes. Even better is discovering a new designer whose entire repertoire of styles seems to speak to you on a *spiritual* level (right about the time when your credit card starts screaming). Just remember: Shoes are an investment—a mantra we tell ourselves daily. The latest addition to our designer obsessions is Nicole Saldaña, a line of dreamy, architectural creations inspired by the founder’s group of girlfriends, and beloved by fashion editors, millennials, and Rihanna.
Originally from California, Saldaña honed her design chops by working alongside the creative directors of Opening Ceremony and attending Parsons in New York. “I was able to work on some footwear collaborations, [like] with Repetto, and Robert Clegerie,” she explains during our recent phone call. To further perfect her production technique, the then-21-year-old also enrolled in a four-month shoe-making course at the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. “I just got immersed in the process and [learned] how to execute a shoe and how to work with the factory to build it from the ground up.”
Armed with skills needed to execute her dream shoe, she soon launched her eponymous label with a handful of loafers, boots, heels, and mules. One of those debut pairs—a periwinkle blue fur-lined strappy sandal—wound up on RiRi’s feet during New York Fashion Week last September, effectively launching her brand into the fashion stratosphere.
“That was so crazy,” she says, laughing, of seeing Rihanna in her shoes. “When I had designed that shoe, I oddly had designed it with her in mind. It’s such a Rihanna shoe. I had planned on gifting it to her, and I actually put together a little custom weed package, too, because she likes to smoke. She wore it within three or four hours of getting it. She styled herself, and it was kind of the perfect outfit. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Now with multiple collections under her belt—including a cult-favorite pair of snakeskin boots that are perpetually sold out—the designer is slowly expanding her offerings. “I’ve always wanted to do a sneaker, but not in a super sporty way. [For] the spring collection, I’m really excited to see the palladium sneaker styles. [They’re] a ’90s-inspired palladium, and I’m using different materials that are non-leather. So you’ll see a tiny gingham, a plaid, canvas, stuff like that.” She explains that despite the brand’s explosive success over the last year, she will stay true to her process and continue to create unexpected shoes that she and her girlfriends would love to wear. “I think because I’m new and a young designer, [my designs] are more pieces [that] you really want to wear that you can’t find, [like] a cocktail shoe, or a great boot you can wear in the rain. I’m always evolving, so I might not like something now, but in a season or two I’ll end up falling in love with it. I used to hate square-toe shoes, but now it’s all I can think about.” Get your credit cards ready, folks.
Photos: Tayler Smith / Courtesy of Nicole Saldaña
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Viewers Courtney of Denham Springs, Louisiana, wishes to know concerning obtaining prints made from her iPhone.
“A while back, I used the Walgreens app to do this; but I was really dissatisfied in the outcomes. The image was printed shiny; there was no ‘matte’ option.”
Her question: “What is my best alternative (rate+quality) for printing 4×6 prints from iPhone?”
Thank you, Courtney, for listening to the Talking Technology podcast and also striking me up on Facebook with a question.CVS, Walgreens, Target and Walmart for prompt gain access to of small prints. They’re low-cost, they’re quick, you can select them up at the store and you do not have to pay those huge delivery fees.That claimed,
when you utilize this alternative, you get little to no option. It’s shiny as well as 4×6 prints all the way.If you want selections, want to mail order, and photo-specific apps like Shutterfly or, my favored, MPIX.You get those selections you desired on different papers as well as dimensions, however you’ll pay for it. The prints are cost effective, at around 30 cents a piece, yet the delivery will add up. On Shutterfly, I bought 16 prints, and the price to ship was $5.00, bringing the print cost to over 60 cents a piece.(However, check for the frequent discount codes Shutterfly promotes to participants, which typically offer complimentary delivery.)MPIX is a pro photographers lab offered to the general public as well as has the best choice of print dimensions and also types. Like the others, it has an app that lets you upload pictures straight from your phone.The shipping isn’t cheap at MPIX either, as well as you’ll wait a week for them to arrive, however here’s
a pro pointer: Order $35 worth, and also the shipping is free.By the way, there are numerous applications readily available to publish photos for store pickup from CVS, Target and also Walmart.
They’re called, 1 hr photo and Publish Photos.So that;’s the lowdown Courtney. Hope we assisted. Many thanks for creating into Chatting Tech!Readers, audiences, audiences– where do you obtain your prints made from your phones? What questions do you have concerning customer technology? We’re here to assist. Search for me on Twitter, where I’m @jeffersongraham, or do not hesitate to e-mail me email@example.com!.?.!Read or Share this tale: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/10/26/get-great-smartphone-photo-prints-via-apps-target-cvs-mpix-and-more/1776827002/Share This Story!Let buddies in your social network understand what you read regarding How to get fantastic picture prints from your mobile phone Reader Courtney wished to know concerning where to go for prints straight from the phone, apps that
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