Do you "pose" for snapshots? Should I? It has been kindly brought to my attention that I look like crap in photos--worse than in person. [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera
on May 17, 2006 -
Help me find a great wedding photographer for my wedding on Long Island next June! [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 16, 2006 -
How do I merge/combine 4 separate photographs onto a single sheet? This is for an insurance record. Four separate photos might be more easily lost in my insurance agents' filing cabinet. i need to keep the four separate images intact and unmodified. I have Photoshop Elements 3, Photoshop 7 (which I have never used) and Corel Photopaint 8 and could not find (or did not know how to properly phrase a question to find) a description of how to do this I any of these programs. Can this be done in any of these programs? I would prefer to use PE3.
posted by Raybun
on May 13, 2006 -
What free software can I use to make a slideshow of photos, with a soundtrack of several songs that are started and stopped at various points during the presentation? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord
on Apr 30, 2006 -
Is there an easy method for a non-tech guy to use in order to keep folks from right clicking on my site, or, if not that, an easy way to prevent pictures from being copied (getting properties) so as to prevent hotliniking? [more inside]
posted by Postroad
on Mar 22, 2006 -
I tried out Apple's Aperture for a month to see if I liked it and if it saved any time, but now that iPhoto 6 is out, I'd like to go back to iPhoto which runs loads faster on my iMac. This means I have about a month's worth of photos in Aperture I'd like to salvage in iPhoto. What I can't figure out is how to export photos from Aperture into iPhoto, instead of vice versa. Any tips?
posted by mathowie
on Jan 18, 2006 -
I am thinking of getting a Mac. I blog a lot and post pictures. On my PC I get Properties and then size the photo via Irfan. How would I lift photos from sites to post on my blog using a Mac?
posted by Postroad
on Jan 11, 2006 -
I'm looking for a way to upload information (photos, ringtones, wallpapers) to my phone from my computer. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith
on Jan 3, 2006 -
I am planning to buy my first Digital SLR camera. What are your recommendations and why? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Wedding Photos: we decided to go with an all digital photographer for our wedding. How should we print the photos? [more inside]
posted by papercake
on Dec 1, 2005 -
"What is this actually a photo of" photo sets that reveal the unexpected? [more inside]
posted by ransom
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Is there a flickr for images that we dont hold the copyrights for where we can basically post our image collections and have tags and peer ratings? [more inside]
posted by baking soda
on Nov 1, 2005 -
Flickr. Easy to upload to. Easy to publish. Easy to share. Finding it not so easy to download from. What tools if any exist so that I can do a batch download or otherwise automated capture of my photostream?
posted by cavalier
on Oct 26, 2005 -
A few questions about printing digital photos in NYC, and tangentially, the legality thereof. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Oct 21, 2005 -
Some people on the media platform took photos or video of me and the sign I was holding at D.C. on Saturday in the Ellipse. Where can I look for this picture/video? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 25, 2005 -
What is the quickest way to reduce a .jpg file size? I am trying to upload photos to eBay and meet their requirements to stay under 1.2MB per file. I have a lot of photos and need to do this quick.
posted by terrier319
on Sep 14, 2005 -
I'm embarking on the task of archiving my family's collection of several thousand images, from prints, negatives of all sizes, slides and the odd tinplate. I've got what I feel is a good film/slide scanner (Nikon SuperCoolscan 9000 ED) and a half-decent flatbed scanner (Epson Perfection 1650 Photo), and I'm using VueScan on Mac OS X. I've read some of the other AskMeFi posts on similar projects, and I still have three questions about advice for making these the best digital archives they can be, specifically on colorspace, calibration and large negatives (and any other advice welcome): [more inside]
posted by mboszko
on Sep 3, 2005 -
What do you do with all your photos? I have years of printed photos (pre-digital camera) that I'm slowly getting into albums, and a year or more of digital photos that are dumped on my computer but not organized. [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on Sep 2, 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 -
Family Photo Project - I'm working on a "How to" for a project to turn my family's entire photo history into a easily searchable, sortable, and archived digital collection. I would like some insight on my plan. [more inside]
posted by Mroz
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I just received an email from someone at an energy management company who is preparing a document for the U.S. Department of Energy. They found three of my photos from the NYC August 2003 blackout
on the web and are offering to purchase the rights for using them in this report. I can provide high-resolution photos to them, but have no idea how to estimate how much to charge them per photo. As an amateur photographer, how do you assign values to your photos for re-use?
posted by camworld
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I've started into my first serious foray into amateur photography. The only fully-manual camera I could get my hands on for free is 35mm, so I'm now confronted with a problem that I haven't really ever dealt with before: where to get it developed. I want digital scans of most of my photos, for easy storage and Flickring, and there are a number of corollary requirements as well. [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Jul 15, 2005 -
I want to take some photos of locals around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). I have two questions: One, is there anything I should know about taking pictures of people like this? I want to be as uninvasive and polite as possible, but I don't want to be a big dumb American screaming "HAY GUYS CAN I TAKE YOUR PHOTO?!" and acting like they're animals in a zoo. Two is a technical question about my Canon Powershot A35... [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Jul 12, 2005 -
On flickr, why isn't there a method or hack to upload pictures WITH TAGS & DESCRIPTIONS from Adobe Elements Photo Album, or any other Windows based album software.
I'm not a programer, but it seems that the web savy community has come up with a solution to a new problem every day, why not this one?
Won't this be a useful solution?
posted by Mroz
on Jul 3, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a service that will scan all of your photographs for you? (And maybe put them back in your family album nicely?)
posted by k8t
on Jul 2, 2005 -
I recently inherited a pretty decent digital camera, and want to learn how to become a better digital photographer. What would you recommend, resources wise, for learning how to take better photos? [more inside]
posted by sperare
on Jul 1, 2005 -
For a design job, I need images of standard playing cards: both the faces and the backs. These will be for commercial sites (not personal use), so I need images that I can use legally (I can't credit the photographer). I prefer free, but will pay if I must. Vector is fine if it looks real. So is raster. On stock sites, I keep finding cards, but they are always shot from odd angles or are partially obscured. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I'm in the process of sorting through some digital photos that are about a year or so old. I'd like to sort them in folders by date (year, month) as I do now. The trouble is, when I "Show Info" the "Date Created" field is blank. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by btwillig
on Jun 14, 2005 -
I'm thinking of some artist who put together graphic renderings (orthogonal?) of various famous news photos -- the King assassination, the Buddhist monk immolating himself in Saigon, the beating of Reginald Denny -- and made them look like stills from computer games. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Shanachie
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I'm going to be in Las Vegas this weekend with friends. Coincidentally, the new ultra-luxe Wynn casino and hotel is also opening there this weekend. The mainstream media has been "prohibited" from publishing photos
of its super-secret interior until at least a week after
the next issue of "Vanity Fair" hits the stands May 4th, since VF got some sort of exclusive deal
with Wynn. But ordinary Vegas tourists--and, presumably, our cameras--will be allowed in starting this weekend. If I take and upload photos of the hotel's interior to my blog or to a site like ourmedia.org while I'm in Vegas, the photos will beat VF by several days and the mainstream media by almost two weeks. If I license the photos under a non-commercial Creative Commons license and won't be profiting from them, would/could I get sued for breaking the media embargo?
posted by Asparagirl
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm interested in being a picture researcher and have done a fair bit of investigation into the career and what it entails. Does anyone work in the field? It would be great to hear any tips about highs and lows of the job, and ways to make myself stand out from the pack when looking for work.
posted by different
on Apr 5, 2005 -
I have set my screensaver to play "My Pictures Slideshow" and notice that some pictures appear much more frequently than others. I have noticed this with other programs as well. Is there a process or formula the processor uses in these cases. Is random really random?
posted by terrier319
on Mar 16, 2005 -
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in the modern art/photography section there's a photo (from 1997 or thereabouts) of a man standing in a hotel room in a rainy day. It's a huge print, probably 5'x4', and is lit from behind. It's not on the Met's website. Does anyone know the name of the photo/photographer?
posted by incomple
on Mar 11, 2005 -
I am about to set up a Flickr account. Is there anything I need to know before doing this... tips, tricks, or whatever would be very helpful.
posted by bamassippi
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I'm an amateur photographer, but I'd like to see if I could sell it to someone, somewhere. If not that, maybe enter it in online or local photography contests. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker
on Mar 4, 2005 -
I need some good song suggestions for music to accompany a slideshow of a child growing up. [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Mar 2, 2005 -