Canon vs Nikon cameras at Brazil World Cup 2014

Here’s the list of cameras that I’ve seen been used by professional photographers at the Brazil World Cup 2014.
I noticed that there are much more Canons than Nikons.
I thought I would only see Canon 1 DX and Nikon D4S, it turns out that other cameras were used as well.
Based on the photos published by , here’s the list of cameras that were used:

  • Canon 1D X
  • Nikon D4s, Nikon D4
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon 7D
Nikon D4S, Canon 1DX - Switzerland vs Equador
Nikon D4S, Canon 1D X – Switzerland vs Equador
Netherlands vs Costarica - Nikon D4
Netherlands vs Costarica – Nikon D4
Korea vs Algeria - Nikon D4
Korea vs Algeria – Nikon D4
Germany vs Portugal - Canon 1D X
Germany vs Portugal – Canon 1D X
Canon 7D
Canon 7D

Brazil vs Croatia - Canon 1dx
Brazil vs Croatia – Canon 1D X
Brazil vs Mexico - Canon 5D Mark III
Brazil vs Mexico – Canon 5D Mark III

Belgium vs Algeria - Nikon D4
Belgium vs Algeria – Nikon D4
Argentina vs Nigeria - Canon 7d
Argentina vs Nigeria – Canon 7D
Argentina vs Nigeria - Canon 5D Mark III
Argentina vs Nigeria – Canon 5D Mark III

Bloom 3.2 released

Bloom 3.2 released. It fixes the ‘Cannot Create JVM’ issue that occurred sometimes on Windows 64 bits, it brings the ability to customize the memory allocated to Bloom. Currently on Mac the limit is 75% of the total RAM, on Windows and Linux it’s 1024MB. Next version will bring larger memory sizes for Windows 64 bits versions (64 bits JVM).

Bloom 3.1 released

Bloom 3.1 has been released.

The new release contains big improvements relating to the import of Exif information.
The photo preferences dialog has been rewritten to provide much greater control over importing Exif information into the photo caption.
Here’s a screen shot showing what can be possible.

Here’s a list of the other features included in this release:

  • Support for viewing albums of Facebook pages
  • Added the ability to rotate and delete pictures from the view image window
  • Improved caption support in the view image window
  • Fixed adding caption to multiple photos.
  • Support for larger image sizes: tested images from Nikon D800, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fuji X-Pro, Olympus EM-5, Leica M9, PENTAX K-5 II, Panasonic DMC-GX7, Ricoh GR, SIGMA SD1, Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c
  • Other bug fixes

Bloom 3.0 released

Bloom 3.0 has been released.
Version 3.0 brings 2 versions of Bloom, Bloom (free) and Bloom PRO ($3.99). The 2 versions can be downloaded from Bloom homepage
Bloom 3.0 Brings compatibility with new Facebook API, has the ability to save login information.
Bloom PRO adds the ability to upload large photo sizes (up to 2048 pixels) and supports uploads to Facebook pages.
For a step by step tutorial click here

Facebook Active Sessions Security Breach

Be aware of this Facebook security breach/bug.

If you go under Facebook -> Account Settings -> Security -> Active sessions make sure you end undesired sessions with weird IPs and weird browsers.

In my case I saw weird sessions somehow around 3 weeks ago with a weird browser coming from a specific IP. I’m very careful and I only use Facebook on computers I trust therefore it worried me. I called my ISP and asked them to provide me with my IP history. It turns out the IP with the weird browser/weird location belonged to me on that specific date. Therefore Facebook is showing me information about another user which is a security breach. This is not a big security breach as I can only get the user’s browser, IP and activity but the real problem there is that it’s pretty scary as somebody might think his account might be compromised by somebody else when in fact it is not the case.

The bug lies in that Facebook still associates that IP with me so it’s only using my IP as an unique identifier, pretty scary. I hope it’s only a UI issue. Facebook should use a cryptographically strong unique token as the unique identifier.

Conclusion: Facebook should fix this security breach and also show the active sessions of

Bloom 2.8.0 released

Bloom 2.8.0 has just been released. It’s a big release it includes the following:
* Adds cover flow: the ability to view photos by pressing on the SPACE button, ESCAPE dismisses the preview, the RIGHT and LEFT arrows are used to navigate between photos
Bloom 2.8.0 Cover Flow
* Increased the upload photos size to 720 pixels
* Added Spanish translation thanks to Francisco Viollaz
* Added the ability to choose the default file dialog directory (in the Preferences menu)
* Added the ability to save photos from the thumbnails list
* Added the ability to locate the added images in the file manager (Explorer, Finder)
* Performance improvement when viewing albums
* Fixed the caption defect: when selecting a photo with a caption then selecting other photos, the other photos captions used to get overwritten

Bloom 2.6 released

Bloom 2.6 has been released. Photographers using IPTC to tag their photos with Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, Picasa or any other software will love this release it as Bloom can now import all the IPTC metadata they want into the photo caption.
To customize the keywords go to the Preferences dialog and click on the Photo tab as seen below, click on the Add button and then click OK or Apply, you need to restart the applications for the changes to take effect:

Bloom - Customize IPTC metadata

Bloom 2.6 brings the following:

  • Adds the ability to customize the imported IPTC metadata
  • Fixes the proxy server support
  • Enlarges the photo caption text area for a better user experience
  • Adds the support in the help for Snow Leopard and Windows 7.

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Bloom 2.5 released: 200 photos, video upload and improved user experience

Bloom 2.5 is finally here. It increases the number of photos per album to 200 photos, adds the ability to upload videos, and brings an improved user experience with the ability to track the progress of the uploaded file (each 100 bytes transferred). It also improves the load of the photos viewed from FB. This release is a must so upgrade ASAP.
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