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We've some pretty postcards to give away!


The guys over at UPrinting have generously given us three sets of 100 postcards to give away to some of our USian readers. They make lots of pretty printed things, but both Haje and I are postcard fanatics, so we’re mighty excited by this. (Take a look here for what they offer.)

Of course, we had to come up with a means to give away these lovely missive, so we’ve devised a little quiz. It’s not terribly hard, we promise. And all the answers are on Small Aperture, of course.

Complete the form, submit it by 23:59 Wednesday 1 June (that’s PST, which is pretty much when I’m waking up here in the UK), and we’ll announce a winner later this week. All groovy? Cool! Good luck!

And now for the boring bit:

  • Participants must be resident in the USA and over 18 years of age
  • Three winners will be selected at random from correct entries
  • 100 postcards for each winner, no alternatives are available
  • Postcards measure 5” x 7”; 14pt cardstock gloss; front-only printing
  • Two business days print turnaround time, free shipping
  • This postcards giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting online printing services no monetary compensation was given.

News in brief: Google challenges JPG

The web isn’t quite fast enough, says Google, and they’ve decided that they can do better than JPG, PNG and GIF, with the introduction of a new image format, WebP.

It seems as if Google have found a new way of compressing images, whilst keeping them sharper and less prone to compression artifacts than the current file systems in use.

For now, WebP is only supported in Chrome and Opera, but we’ll see whether Firefox and (god forbid) Microsoft throw themselves into the mix as well.

Exciting times to be a photographer!

More about the format on the Google Code site – and the announcement was made in the Chromium blog

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