After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames
. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer
of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard
. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Why do digital SLRs have no shutter lag and digital P&Ss (even expensive ones) have a bad case of it? What's the technical reason I mean (I am not an engineer)? In fact, most people who still don't like digital mention shutter lag as a major problem of digital photography. Thanks.
posted by PenguinBukkake
on Oct 21, 2005 -
A few questions about printing digital photos in NYC, and tangentially, the legality thereof. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Oct 21, 2005 -
What is the website that one can upload a photograph and convert that image into what looks like a famous painting (Modigliani , van Gogh etc). I recall it used some type of face recognition software algorithms.
posted by turbanhead
on Oct 19, 2005 -
T-ShirtFilter- online sources for mannequins? I'd like to have "inaction shots" of a bunch of t-shirts, but I'm not sure how to word my google searches. I'm currently finding nonsense.
posted by clango
on Oct 13, 2005 -
Help my non-profit's photo problem! The non-profit organization I recently started working with has nearly 2,000 photos from years past that I'd like to sort in a meaningful fashion, whether by filenames and folders or with a program. I'd like people to be able to browse/search by date, the program involved (After-School, Food Pantry, etc), and the activity going on in the photo. The clincher: Must be easy to use, free, and can run on Windows 98. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Oct 3, 2005 -
My wife is trying to find a photo-hosting site for her organization, but is having a problem locating one that meets her criteria. [more inside]
posted by parttimesaint
on Sep 28, 2005 -
I am hoping that one of the Google-masters here can help me where I have failed. I am looking for an old photo of Scottie Pippen with a large swelling on his forehead. Approximately ten years ago, he bumped his head during a game and the bump swelled to the size of a golf-ball... sticking out of his forehead. Thanks in advance.
posted by jimmereeno
on Sep 23, 2005 -
When did people start smiling for photographs? What is the oldest extant photograph of someone smiling (whether for the camera or incidentally)?
posted by pracowity
on Aug 27, 2005 -
What's the absolute best (as in quality) way to resize a digicam image for viewing on the web? [more inside]
posted by deadfather
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Is there alternative photo organizer software for OS X? iPhoto is driving me nuts. I'm not interested in anything that costs money -- just a reliable free download that will organize and display photos. Thanks.
posted by crapples
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Is there such a thing as free photo editing software? My 6-months-free-with-computer deal ran out, and Microsoft Paint isn't worth a plug nickel. All I really want to do is resize and crop pictures easily. If there's nothing decent available for free, then I'd be interested in the dirt-cheap category of software, too.
posted by Miko
on Aug 15, 2005 -
I have a Nikon d70 (and an n80) and several lenses, the longest of which zooms to 200mm. I have a remote for the d70 (and a cable-release for the n80). I have a mediocre tripod. My yard is filled with birds. What do I need to know to optimize my chance at great bird photos? Is it merely a matter of patience and luck? Does anyone here have experience with bird photography? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Aug 11, 2005 -
I have the opportunity to buy an older Kodak DCS digital SLR (a 330) but I'm concerned about getting images out of it. [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Jul 19, 2005 -
Which credit card companies offer custom photos on their cards? I know Bank of America lets you do the "photo expressions," and it covers half of the card, but I remember a while back seeing an advertisement in a magazine from a credit card company that let you pick a photo that basically covered the entire card.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by petah
on Jul 17, 2005 -
At the end of next week, I will be embarking on a move from the New York City area to San Jose, California. I have this brilliant (or slightly overzealous) idea to "geophotopodcast" my way across the country using a combination of different technologies, so my friends back home can keep up with my adventures. What suggestions can you offer me for making my high-tech travelog cooler / easier to execute? [more inside]
posted by superboy422
on Jul 13, 2005 -
This is a question about patience and photos on the web, namely - how many photos are too many? [more inside]
posted by Moondoggie
on Jul 11, 2005 -
I am looking for a higher resolution version of this picture
of the photo-finish in saturday's 8th stage of the Tour de France. [more inside]
posted by TinTitan
on Jul 11, 2005 -
Okay, so everyone loves DaShiv's photographs of SF Meetups, and for good reason. They are incredible. I can take decent photos, but they're obviously amateurish. Here's my question: How do I take it to the next level? How can I get the colors to look as brilliant as DaShiv's, for instance (just an example; I'm sure that there are many other styles of photography that I am not aware of)? What equipment do I need? What software do I need? What type of training is required? BTW, I run a Mac and have a little cash to burn. Thanks in advance.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Jul 9, 2005 -
My friend is supposed to have her engagement portraits done tonight and of course she has a nasty huge pimple on the side of her nose. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy
on Jul 8, 2005 -
two photography questions in one:
a. Does the Bronica ETRC have a double-exposure button/lever? If so, how do I use it? I know the ETRS does, but I can't seem to find one on my ETRC.
b. How can I take long time exposures on my Canon Powershot S70? I bought this because I wanted a lot of manual control, and I know it doesn't have a bulb setting, but is there a way to set really long (i.e., 60 second plus) exposures for tripod/night landscapes?
posted by luriete
on Jul 6, 2005 -
What software can you recommend for creating a large collage suitable for printing at poster size? [more inside]
posted by gfroese
on Jun 27, 2005 -
ImageFilter: You know those scenes in old gangster movies, in which the boss is seated in a towering black chair facing away from his desk (usually towards a window)? I'm looking for a photo like that. [more inside]
posted by Count Ziggurat
on Jun 26, 2005 -
Is there a way to search for a photograph on line, not by caption, key words, etc. but by uploading a photo and then searching for that photo?
posted by rabbus
on Jun 25, 2005 -
Next year I will graduate from college with a double concentration in English and French. As much as I love literature and reading, graduate school in those fields doesn't seem like the right thing for me. However, my love of photography has blown up in the past few years and I'm pretty serious about making a career of it.
Where are the good photography schools? Is there any way to get an MFA with my experience? Otherwise, is a second BA worth the money and hassle? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler
on Jun 14, 2005 -
In a effort to allow both of my parents access to the family photos, I have accepted the task of digitizing all of our albums. I have more than 2000 photos I need to scan and wanted to know if anyone has any advice for me. My mum owns a Epson Stylus Photo RX620
for me to use. [more inside]
posted by herting
on May 25, 2005 -
I am looking to find a high resolution photo of an area in Canada to buy (cheap will be good) as a gift. The area in question is around Peterborough - Clear lake and the coordinates are 44.5 N, -78,16 W. I have searched around, but looks as if only low res pictures are free.
posted by bright77blue
on May 12, 2005 -
Does anyone know which digital cameras either have the least (or no) shutter lag or some kind of audible feedback to let you know the picture's been taken? [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Apr 24, 2005 -
I've got quite a large number of photos on my hard drive date have a generic date because the date was not properly set on my digital camera. Is there an easy way to change the dates of these (preferably in a batch process)?
posted by Yukon
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I bought a matted photo from Australia that says it takes "any standard A4 frame." What size is that in inches? [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Apr 12, 2005 -
A major publisher has approached me about using a photograph that I posted on my website that was originally taken by my dad (who, for reference, passed away a few years ago). According to the person who contacted me, the image would take up about a half-page in the interior of the book and they are interested in a quote for both world and North American rights. Can anyone give me a notion of what sort of compensation would be normal for this sort of thing and what the correct procedure might be? Thanks!
posted by stefnet
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Foggy photo of a kayaker with a whale surfacing alongside. Anyone remember where? [more inside]
posted by figment
on Mar 21, 2005 -
iPhoto 5: I love the new iPhoto and I'm really impressed with the new photobook formats. I want to order one, but after using the auto-format, half the images did a nice full page bleed while others are tiny and centered on the page. I can't seem to figure out how to stretch the smaller photos into a full page bleed. The photos are all the same large size and bit depth. Anyone figure this out yet?
posted by mathowie
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Any recommendations on quality photo paper to use in a photo printer? Is there any good reason to buy from the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Has anyone used Costco's film lab to print black and white? I develop my own b&w film but don't have a darkroom. Was thinking of getting a scanner and, after scanning and editing the negs, having the prints done at Costco. [more inside]
posted by Tacodog
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Printers: I am looking at photo printers and have pretty much narrowed it down to the Canon i9900 and the Epson Stylus Photo 2200. Which should I choose? (Output continues inside) [more inside]
posted by TedW
on Oct 29, 2004 -
I want to create a website which visitors can "annotate" with something more than a simple commenting system. Basically, I'm looking for Flickr
posted by sanitycheck
on Oct 6, 2004 -
I need to find a specific photographer from very, very vague information. The photographer is know for brightly colored, slightly surreal portraits, mainly of children (I think) and is not Anne Geddes. Can anbody figure out who I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by dogwelder
on Sep 27, 2004 -