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Articles about digital photo manipulation and ethics

Hi, I am curious about how photographers view the ethics of digital manipulation. Do you know any articles or discussions where I could learn more? I'm interested in a variety of views from photographers in different fields. Thanks!
posted by dfc5656 on Jul 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Best point and shoot camera with wireless photo upload

I just broke my point and shoot camera and want to replace it with something more modern. I have a 4GB eye-if SD card that I configured to auto-upload to my online photo storage for me, but I'd like to find a camera that has this feature built in. A quick google (an 4 hours later), it doesn't seem like I can find such a camera -- is my google searching rusty, or is the camera market missing "automatic, easy picture upload" as a built in feature? I don't want to use my eye-if anymore. Any suggestions for a camera that does it all?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jun 27, 2013 - 5 answers

No PC sync on Canon 6D? No problem!

What are your best workarounds for the lack of a PC sync port on the Canon 6D? And, additionally, I'd love to hear your experiences with the 6D vs the 5D MK III.
posted by nevercalm on Jun 24, 2013 - 13 answers

Best practice photo tagging

I've sent off my family's entire photo collection for scanning and now have 13,000 photos that I would like to tag with names, themes (sports, birthdays, travel), and maybe locations. What is best practice in photo tagging these days? What software (mac) should I use? What's the best way to tag photos in bulk so that I save time? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on May 29, 2013 - 3 answers

How to edit text and select underlined text in Acrobat?

I have to edit several PDFs. Not big edits, just some text changes. I'm using Acrobat X on a Mac, while the PDFs seem to have been created on a PC using Ghost Script, though I don't know what exact piece of software was used. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Is it possible to convert my Hi8's this way?

So, I have a bunch of old Hi8 tapes that I want to get on my MacBook pro. I have a camcorder that plays Hi8's (but is only analog) and a DVD recorder. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on May 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Cheapest place to print digital to canvas in Denver area?

Technically I live in Parker, CO. Friends and others have started buying my digital art doodles that I print locally on glossy cardstock. I've seen some artists have digital canvas prints but not sure where to go for a reasonable rate as I want quality but don't have a lot of money. I'm not even sure how it is done but have the CMYK files at a good resolution and am ready to go. I would like to try a few and see if I can sell them. Thanks for your time. It is nice for people to like what I draw but I want to give the best quality as it is not yet a living but a hobby.
posted by snap_dragon on May 6, 2013 - 4 answers

Archival Digital Texts

I have inherited my grandmother's writings. I'm scanning them, doing OCR and in some cases retyping them so that I can have them digitized. I'd like to know, is there a format for text that is best for archival purposes? I was thinking of .rtf, since so many applications can open it. Is it considered "archival quality"?
posted by dylan_k on May 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Finding a job in marketing (digital) in CA (SF/Bay Area, San Jose etc)

What are the best resources/avenues/contract agencies to get hooked up with regarding getting a marketing job (digital/online) within the Bay Area (California). [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 28, 2013 - 3 answers


Let's say you have a global disaster where the traditional web is no longer available (all ISPs are down, or a virus/cyber-attack incapacitates the web for entire regions of the world). What are the data communication alternatives in this sort of context? Is anyone still running a BBS? Does anyone even have a dialup modem anymore? Is there something better than this? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Feb 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Full-size digital piano or compact (inexpensive) keyboard for kid?

My young daughter (kindergarten) will be starting piano lessons soon, and the teacher wants us to buy an 88 key digital piano with weighted keys - that seems to be about $500 minimum. However we're not sure the lessons will stick, and as a bonus we are space-challenged in our small house. For about $160 we could get something that is still big but not 88 key big, touch-sensitive keys instead of weighted keys (i.e. Yamaha NP11, open to other recommendations). We are piano ignorant, so don't know how to judge the trade-off. Should we suck it up and buy the big boy, or will it not matter at this stage of learning?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Feb 23, 2013 - 16 answers

App/Filters that made my digital signature look hand written and pretty

I just filled out a tax form with a signature app where I "drew" my signature in the field (with a mouse) and it applied filter "smoothing" and other things to make it look like a real ink signature... It actually looked BETTER than my real hand written signature. Where can I get something like that to make my own ink looking images? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Helpful Books/Links for Drawing with Wacom?

I am a decent artist but very rusty, have intermediate Photoshop skills but draw quite well on my cheapie SB Pro app on my Kindle. (I even sold prints using just that.) Now, I have a new Wacom and besides the usual adjustment to using a wacom stylus, am finding that all three applications on my Mac have pros and cons (as a beginner with this wacom tablet), with the biggest con being the user myself. Can you recommend any books or links on doing drawings and paintings using the Wacom Bamboo (Splash) besides the applications' websites? Any brushes you favor or have downloaded and so forth? As an aside I note that pics I do in Art Rage at 300 dpi saved as psd don't open on my SB Pro application but this may be a future question.)
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 17, 2013 - 3 answers

will it sound warm or cold?

I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites on Feb 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Vodavi Starplus STS phone system and Cox digital phone service help.

My uncle has a Vodavi Starplus STS / system and KSU with 6 CO lines / which is 6 different phone #s can be used on the system. He recently changed 2 of his three lines to cox digital service. He still has one line with CenturyLink/Qwest. His phone system will not connect with the new digital lines. Cox says it's a Vodavi problem. The Vodavi guy says that there isn't enough voltage on the Cox lines. So, who's right? Will my uncle's Vodavi system work with the older CentruyLink line as well as the newer Cox digital lines?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Feb 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Pen cursor jumping in Intuos5

Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Feb 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Digital edition of a small arts magazine - the best way to do this?

I work for a small literary magazine. The incoming managing editor wants us to have a magazine app for tablets that appears on those virtual magazine racks. Is this a good idea, and if so what's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Feb 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Best way to make publication-quality, digital images of my artwork?

I need to convert 16 pages of 14" x 17" artwork into digital images to submit to a book publisher. What is the best way to make high-quality digital copies of my artwork? [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Jan 29, 2013 - 6 answers

from whence the look of music videos from the late nineties?

Many music videos from the late nineties, six underground by the sneaker pimps being the most salient example to me, have a distinctive cinematographic feel and style to them, with very high contrast (super dark blacks and popping-out, almost oversaturated whites); a lot of murky brown/green and pops of red/blue. Does this style have a name? Is it a film effect or some kind of post-processing, or both? digital? Why was it so prevalent in the late-nineties, and, correct me if I am mistaken, mostly just for music videos? [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Jan 8, 2013 - 22 answers

Digital watch with an alarm that will wake me up?

I'm looking for a pretty cheap digital watch that has an alarm that will actually wake me up. [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jan 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Art on All My Screens

What's the best app or website for learning about and seeing lots of museum art? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I upgrade my digital camera?

My point and shoot is 4 years old. Aside from improved video, is there a significant difference in today's newer models? [more inside]
posted by szg8 on Nov 26, 2012 - 12 answers

The most watched digital content is... what?

Is Gangnam Style the most watched "piece of digital content" in human history? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Nov 24, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I look for in a telephoto lens that wouldn't cost more than $250?

What should I look for in a telephoto lens that wouldn't cost more than $250? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Nov 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Battery-operated pre-loadable digital frame

I'm looking for a battery-operated pre-loadable digital picture frame as a Xmas present for my elderly grandmother - can you help me find something that fits my requirements? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Nov 19, 2012 - 5 answers

No really, must I keep my 3rd grade diploma?

I have boxes of neatly organized crap! I would like to upload as much as possible to "the cloud" thus freeing up space in the basement for the kitteh olympics. I need recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Nov 16, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I emulate this digital texture?

Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon on Nov 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"?

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Digital Learning in a School

Educators of MeFi, help me find some great digital learning techniques and resources. [more inside]
posted by brilliantmistake on Sep 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for the fastest cheapie digital camera I can find.

I am looking for an inexpensive point and shoot camera with the lowest shutter lag possible. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Sep 20, 2012 - 2 answers

the gift of charts and lists is the greatest gift of all?

How to choose a digital (video) camera? Not against photo and video capability as long as the video rocks. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 17, 2012 - 6 answers

My older mother needs a very simple but cool camera

Very Simple Camera For Older Person [more inside]
posted by metasav on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Digital Electronic Signature Capture for android

I would like customers to be able to digitally sign an electronic invoice on a Samsung SII. I see there are a few apps out there that do this but they seem to get mixed reviews. Do you have specific experience with an app of this type (signature capture) that you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Aug 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Painting pixels

Looking for advice, tips, links, book recommendations etc about getting into digital art. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

I need to get all of these DVDs out of my living room

How do I convert my movie library to digital? [more inside]
posted by lindseyg on Aug 15, 2012 - 12 answers

We have also weighed limes.

The lovely Mrs. Haddock and I were given a digital kitchen scale as a wedding gift, but we have no idea what we should be doing with it. What should we be doing with it? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 24, 2012 - 41 answers

On rituals and algorithms

What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 17, 2012 - 16 answers

One-off photo retouching service?

I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 18, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm pretending this will help restart civilization after the apocalypse

What's the best way to store digital information in a buried time capsule for 50-100 years? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Jun 11, 2012 - 27 answers

An issue without issuu

I'd like to upload a .pdf to turn it into a virtual magazine (like on Issuu.com), but I don't want to use issuu. Is there a wordpress plugin I can get somewhere to do what issuu does? [more inside]
posted by drea on May 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Turning a huge collection of digital photos into prints

What is an easy solution for someone who takes a lot of photos and would like to print all of them--or create a printed photo book--WITHOUT putting a lot of effort into it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 29, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm Drowning in Images

I have a couple hundred thousand digital photos. I have a bunch of duplicate images from overlapping backups. I have inconsistent naming and folder schemes. I have edited and cropped versions of the same image. I need some software to help me clean and sort my images. [more inside]
posted by gregr on Apr 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Grad Student in search of perfect digital inker

Tablet or Digitizer that works responsively with MS OneNote v2007 or 2010? Heading to grad school in the fall. My memory recall is much better when taking notes by hand and besides I have some math classes that will cover expressions that don't lend themselves to typing on a keyboard. Years ago had a fujitsu convertible laptop provided by a past employer that worked great when in tablet mode for digitizing handwriting using the stylus but I'm not so keen on purchasing one now as I don't want to outlay that much cash. I could either go for a digitizer - something like the WaCom Bamboo (but NOT the WaCom bamboo as its got known issues with OneNote) or even a full tablet that can do inking and supports OneNote. It seems like the new rage of tablets that Apple ushered in don't do much with digital ink (its all touchy feely touch screens now) and are better suited for consuming content then creating it. Your experience and advice? Difficulty: Budget under $700
posted by TestamentToGrace on Apr 4, 2012 - 8 answers

ISO Web Gurus for Charity

Can you name some digital marketing sales and marketing gurus in the non-profit, charity, NGO worlds? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Mar 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Digital camera for non-photog to take giant, awesome photos?

Best high-megapixel, high-zoom camera for the photography-challenged to take on wilderness vacation? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Mar 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Cheap or Free E-picturebook Template Sought

Is there a quick and cheap template to make a simple but polished e-picturebook that I can offer as a free download / giveaway with a CD product? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Mar 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Faulty Nikon D80: repair or upgrade with new lens?

I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 8, 2012 - 19 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Mar 2, 2012 - 12 answers

What to do with a sandy digital camera?

People who know about cameras, or who have had this experience - what should you do with a digital camera that gets sand in it? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Mar 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly?

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

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