As an aspiring artist, I've recently acquired a habit of saving to Dropbox every image I find particularly inspiring or useful as an artistic reference. This is fun and motivating, except I'm realizing that my Finder-based 'folder > subfolder' organizational structure is doing a poor job of keeping up with my needs. I'm looking for software recommendations (Mac OS X) or general tips re: sorting a frequently-accessed image collection that will eventually number into the thousands. The catch: the system needs to sync with an iPhone/iPad. [more inside]
posted by brieche
on Dec 17, 2012 -
A friend asked me (because I have been to France a couple times) if I knew the locations in a couple of snapshots taken by his father many years ago (I presume after WWII) while in France serving in the armed forces. I have no idea, having only been to Paris and environs, and thought there was a chance that a French, or French-traveling, MeFites would know. Thanks in advance to anyone who has an idea. Image
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posted by aught
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I'd like photos that I take on my iPhone to automatically turn up on my mom's iPhone. I'd prefer to do this without setting up my iCloud account on her phone, since we don't need to share contacts, calendars, etc. Ideally the solution would be completely transparent for her, and require little or no ongoing effort from me once it's set up. Any tips on the best way to do this?
posted by yankeefog
on Apr 14, 2012 -
A friend of mine is moving to an all-iOS home infrastructure:
- airprint printer
- Apple TV
No computer. Their died and they're not buying a new one.
They don't have much or any local music or video content, but do have a ton of photos (like over 16GB by some large amount).
What's the best way that you can think of, without them having to buy a computer, of storing photos and sharing them amongst all of their devices and with other people. Interested in hearing about both free and paid services. Also interested in camera app recommendations, other app recommendations, and service recommendations.
gives some interesting camera app recommendations and I'll send that to him as well.
posted by reddot
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I just created a fan page for my photography. Naturally I'd like to add some photos but I can't seem to figure out how. If I click on photos, there's an album for the profile picture, but I can only change that photo; not add to it. There's no option to create a new album. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi
on Jan 19, 2012 -
So I love this image, and want to use it for an art project. It's old, so I'm pretty sure it's public domain. I'll find out.
But meanwhile, does anyone know where I can find a hi-res image file of this photo?
I tried emailing that website, but no dice.
posted by HylandErickson
on Nov 15, 2011 -
I have an older Canon inkjet printer (ip8500) that has been very reliable. However, it really gripes my tush every time I have to pay a fortune for replacement cartridges that don’t seem to last much past the time they come out of their wrapper. [more inside]
posted by konig
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Is there a valid reason that my classes require us to upload a picture of ourselves? Is this done in other programs? [more inside]
posted by winna
on Aug 17, 2011 -
I'm trying to figure out what services are good for scanning a large number of family photos.
We have about 60 photo albums, some with photos marked on the back with descriptions, and we want to scan them and keep them somewhat organized so we can view and print them.
So I think we have somewhere 3000 photos and I want to know if these online places do what they say on the tin, if some are better than others, etc. We are in the US, California.
What services do this, and how do I make sure I get the originals back, and the photos get metadata added to them if it's there?
posted by artlung
on Jun 5, 2011 -
What makes a good mugshots/avatars for social media ? Hivemind give me your guidelines [more inside]
posted by southof40
on May 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for really simple PHP image gallery software that does RSS, automatically parses a directory of images, and automatically generates thumbnails. That's really about it. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Apr 19, 2011 -
I have multiple computers with multiple folders of photos (with many copies of the same photos on multiple computers). Help me organize them! [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD
on Mar 25, 2011 -
What options do I have when it comes to finding high quality photos of dishes for a recipe site that I'm thinking of launching? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Mar 11, 2011 -
I'm taking my Canon G11 on a sailing vacation in the Greek islands. I expect lots of blue sky, brilliant sun, and light reflecting off the water. I've never used any kind of filter before, but should I consider it this time? If so, what do I need to know to make a filter work with my camera? Is a circular polarizer the best way to go or are there other filters to consider? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl
on Aug 21, 2010 -
I've been tasked at school to photograph a negative emotion. I had a plan in place which broke to bits when I forgot my camera at school over the weekend. I need to shoot something tomorrow, but I'm having trouble being more creative than some crude and banal ideas for photographs of fear. I can't find inspiration online - all I come up with is crappy stock photography. Can you please point out for me good online and free resources on scene staging in films, resources on photographing emotions or good examples of emotional photos?
posted by ye#ara
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I have a bunch of pieces of art that I'm not displaying, but I'm not sure how I should be storing them. What's the best way to protect and preserve them (preferably without spending a zillion dollars)? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Looking for a video of a technology demo, which uses high-def photos to add details to video by intelligently overlaying the photo on the video and deforming the photos as the video moves. I vaguely recall it as being TED-talk-like, with shots of a (young, possibly Asian?) guy at a podium and shots of the video in action. My google-fu is failing me.
posted by cthuljew
on Aug 13, 2010 -
PhotoFilter: I have a picture frame that will display 3 large photos. Can anyone offer basic advice/criteria for picking 3 images that will look good together? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01
on Jul 19, 2010 -
My father, who lurks around these parts, has started a cuteness war. I'm in search of the cutest photos possible. [more inside]
posted by lauranesson
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Mac users: is there an easy way to export a large number of photos and videos from the Photo Booth application? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Mar 22, 2010 -
Suddenly no one gets MMS photos i send (their screen's blank). i sent one to myself and it worked. it doesn't matter what carrier they have. my tech support (verizon) said it was an issue with the other carriers. i read through other posts here, took the battery out for 30 seconds, to no avail.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Feb 19, 2010 -
My boyfriend took a ton of nice photographs while visiting India this summer. I'd like to get many of them printed. How best to present multiple photographs in an attractive, inexpensive way? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What's a minimal self-hosted "blog" that hooks into Flickr's API so I can send photos from my camera directly to my web site? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Looking for a site aggregating a series of "2 slightly different pictures of the same subject animated in a loop". [more inside]
posted by bru
on Nov 4, 2009 -
I'm looking for your favorite blogs about things to do in or around the twin cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) or in Minnesota in general. [more inside]
posted by TheClonusHorror
on Jul 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo
on Jul 16, 2009 -
What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
posted by JensR
on Jul 16, 2009 -
I have photos from two consecutive years, in which my brother was 6 mos - 18 mos. I can group the photos somewhat by clothing or activity - but can I separate them into the two years at all reliably? I know nothing about child development, and can't tell myself from looking at the faces. [more inside]
posted by mccn
on Jun 24, 2009 -
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
posted by not_on_display
on May 12, 2009 -
My dad has many boxes of the photographs he took during college 30 years ago. After completing my freshman year, I have equally as many digital pictures saved on my computer. While I would love to make 1500 prints, that isn't very plausible. What's the best way to preserve these pictures and make them easily accessible and viewable in the future? (I might be able to choose 200 or so to make the most accessible and viewable.)
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on May 4, 2009 -
Legal boffins! I paid a photographer a few hundred pounds to shoot some of my sculptures. No contracts were exchanged, and no agreements were made about where the photos would be used. Now a magzine would like to use these photos in a forthcoming issue! Awesome. But the photographer says I don't have a license to allow a third-party to publish these. Is he right? Do I own the photos or does he? I don't have the pieces any more so can't get another set of photos made...
Am I screwed? Thanks guys :)
PS: I'm in the UK if that makes a difference...
posted by basil1
on Feb 17, 2009 -
Can somebody help me identify this ancient lab equipment? I'm doing some research and have posted two photos to my flickr account, here
. (PS, I know what the typewriter is!) Thanks!
posted by soulbarn
on Feb 9, 2009 -
Does anyone know the origin or a way to determine the origin and individuals in this Holocaust-era photograph? [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Jan 11, 2009 -