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From Fotomat to Photoshop: How to best copy & print a lot of old photos?

I need to copy a bunch of photo prints (estimated at 80) to have made into duplicate prints for multiple people. (Reason: I found my birth family, and they all want photos of me from throughout my life.) The photos are many different sizes and ratios, like 3x5, 4x6, square, 5x7, etc, and some have been cut with scissors into odd sizes/aspect ratios. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Sep 7, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I see my photos?

I've attached my cheap Verizon smart phone to my Toshiba computer, but the photos show up as icons (a little cartoon with a mountain) instead of actual photographs. It would be nice to see what was there without opening up each file individually. I'm OK if you talk to me as if I was six.This is a newish computer running 8. I am unsure where the specs reside.
posted by Prairie on Sep 1, 2013 - 5 answers

For $60, I should be the customer, not the product.

Now that Smugmug has pretty much broken their site with the redesign, where should I host my baby pictures? [more inside]
posted by Ralston McTodd on Aug 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Beginner Blackroom

I just got an older enlarger and want to get back into developing photos. I haven't done this since high school. Please recommend A. Beginners resources for blackroom devloping and B. Internet sites to buy cheap chemicals and paper. Thanks MeFies!
posted by hiddenknives on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I do it in HTML learned in 1998?

I need either an extremely specific browser add on or a computer script that does a strange and complicated (??) thing. I'd rather download a solution, but if someone can point me to a scripting language that will eventually do what I need it to I am willing to learn. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Aug 13, 2013 - 23 answers

How do I teach my kid to smile for pictures?

My child is 7 and when he was younger, had no trouble smiling (or looking serious) for pictures. But now he gives a horrible grimace...thing. He's been at camp all summer and they take pictures of the kids and post them on Flickr. Paging through it is painful. Cute kid, cute kid...oh hey, my kid with a frightening stretched-face chimp-grimace and slitted eyes. Every fucking picture. It looks like a sneer. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Aug 3, 2013 - 34 answers

How can I display photos and postcards somewhere other than my fridge?

Our new fridge is not magnetic and our new apartment is very plain and white. I am not very crafty or DIY oriented, but it would be nice to find somewhere/some way to display all our photos and pictures, and personalise the place a little in the process. I don't mind expending some money on this. [more inside]
posted by retrograde on Aug 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Finding photos in Yahoo Japan Box.

Sifting through public photos on Yahoo Japan Box. [more inside]
posted by user92371 on Aug 1, 2013 - 0 answers

eBay devolution

What is with the bad photos on eBay? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I credit a Flickr photo licensed for commercial use?

Help me know exactly how to give credit to photos I want to use on my blog. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jul 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Professional online photo gallery online

What options do I have for showing my photography portfolio online with the ability to sell prints to customers? [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jul 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Free stock images

Any sites that offer royalty free and free images? [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Jul 10, 2013 - 19 answers

So bright you gotta wear shades

Can someone please point me to a step-by-step on how to fix this type of bad photo? I do not have photoshop, I can download GIMP or whatever freeware is popular and easy for home use these days. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Jun 20, 2013 - 24 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 do I find all of my photos that are NOT on Flickr?

I have a few thousand photos on my hard drive and a few hundred of them have been uploaded to my Flickr account. With the new space available on Flickr, what is the easiest way for me to identify all of the photos that I have not yet uploaded? [more inside]
posted by soelo on May 21, 2013 - 6 answers

IS there an app for that?

Help me find an app like this for Android! [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on May 20, 2013 - 1 answer

iPhone4 + GmailContacs = Wrong Contact Photo. HALP!

I have an iPhone4, running iOS 5.1.1. From day one it has always pulled the Contacts from my gmail account via the "Exchange" option and has worked flawlessly...untill now... [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on May 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Government office wants to use Creative Commons photos - kosher or no?

I'm trying to get an idea of WHICH areas of Creative Commons I can draw from on Flickr. I work for a state doing something that, while noncommercial, does support business in a way. I want to use creative commons pix for a website we're putting up. So attribution, I get. That's easy. The others I'm not sure about - as a government office are we, by dint of our setup, considered non-commercial? And the non-deriviative works...does that mean we can't even crop it? And I completely don't understand "share alike" at all. Does that mean if we use THOSE photos we have to let anyone have our website template and content (which would be our only original work) for free with complete unrestricted use?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2013 - 11 answers

Protocol for Photos on a Blog?

What is the protocol for 'reblogging' photos you find at various places on the internet? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 26, 2013 - 10 answers

How to implement a digital asset management system for a small company

I work for an organization that has lots of photos and videos but no system to manage that. I have introduced the idea of using a system like Resourcespace to achieve this goal. What areas could I study to implement this most effectively? Any books, journals, associations or anything that covers effective metadata and content management? [more inside]
posted by andendau on Apr 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Name/domain for private photo network for parents.

Please help me pick a name and domain for our website/app. We're a private network for parents to upload, backup and share their kids' pictures. [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 14, 2013 - 1 answer

The Bedroom of Tristan Tzara's Children

Years ago I was reading a book (an art book I think but it's possible that someone like Tom Stoppard might be messing with my memories) and it said that Tristan Tzara had decorated his children's bedroom and playroom with the most beautiful wacky paintings and props a dada artist could conceive. [more inside]
posted by Marauding Ennui on Apr 14, 2013 - 2 answers

I need a lot of royalty-free pictures of California. Options?

So basically I need to swap out all the art on several websites with photos of California that we have the rights to use in perpetuity (as well as for print). I realize there's the "buy one at a time from Getty" avenue but I have neither the time or resources for that. What I need is a boatload of pics that I can use for commercial use that are all OF California (as well as some general use pics, graphics and art). A very big collection that I can hand to an intern so they can get swapping. I think in the old days you used to just be able to buy a CD-rom of images. Can you still do that? Are there full collections with hundreds of pics? Or are there any free collections that anyone knows about that are just public use for this purpose? My budget for this is not high (no more than a couple hundred bucks) so I'm open to any options possible.
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Moving to SSD, moving iTunes, overthinking beans

I am adding an SSD as a boot drive in my Mac Pro. I am comfortable installing it, and intend to clone the existing boot drive onto it with SuperDuper! However, I'm confused about how and WHEN to move my documents, iTunes library, etc. in the process. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Using photos that aren't yours

Someone asked to use photos I took at their event to give to the media, and then used them on their Facebook page without asking me. I need to calibrate my anger and response. [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Mar 31, 2013 - 49 answers

Pictures of celebrities riding public transit?

We're looking for photos of famous people riding public transit for a Facebook page that fights prejudice against public transportation. [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Mar 25, 2013 - 30 answers

New Parentsfilter: What's the best and easiest way to share photos?

Earlier this week, Mrs. Zooropa gave birth to our son, Elias (we call him Eli). He is our first, so of course, we are taking all sorts of photos and video on our phones, and have received a ton of requests from grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Here's my question: what's the best and easiest way to share photos and videos with all these folks? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Feb 24, 2013 - 30 answers

Help me organize my digital photos!

Pretty much all of my photos exist on my laptop, a networked hard drive and Flickr. I am looking for a good way to keep the three locations synced with each other. [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Feb 19, 2013 - 3 answers

Site or application for logging text and photo messages?

For a research project, we’re asking ~24 high school and college students to log their experiences with homework by sending us text messages and photos over the course of about two weeks. Is there a site where they can send those messages so that we could see them from a computer? There are particular features we’re seeking... What comes closest to satisfying them? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Feb 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Pimp my instagram

Pro tips or tutorials on taking A Beautiful Mess style photos please. [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the funniest photo on the internet?

I am looking for a variety of photos to choose from for a caption contest. The contest is related to sexual health, but the photos need not be, and preferably will be fairly suitable for public viewing. [more inside]
posted by ghost dance beat on Jan 23, 2013 - 20 answers

Why are my photos turning green on Facebook?

I carefully change my photos' color temperature using Shotwell (not accurate, but fast enough and easy), export them to smaller-sized pictures and upload to Facebook using Facebook's uploader, but the color balance is wrong. They're all green. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Awesome photographer books for a photographer

Photographers and photography buffs! Please help me find a really cool photography book (or photography-related gift) for my photographer boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Why are people taking pictures of our house?

People keep stopping and taking pictures of my house. The previous owner was in a lot of debt and I'm wondering if we should be worried. [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Dec 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Best practices in organizing a digital, image-based inspiration file

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 - 7 answers

Is there an app that will put photos onto my iPad?

Is there an app out there that will dump a bunch of clip art into my iPad's photo album? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Holiday card vanity

I made a holiday card for myself and my husband. My sister thinks it is embarrassing. I'm not going to send it anymore, but I have a questions about regarding the general consensus of what and when and why certain things are embarrassing or not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 95 answers

Can PhotoBridge save a collection of mediocre family photos?

Has anyone used FotoBridge to enhance and digitize old photos, and if so how would you rate their services? (Asking for a friend.) [more inside]
posted by naoko on Nov 23, 2012 - 3 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

Looking for a mid-1990s magazine article about end-of-year celebrations in Scotland

Longshotfilter: Did anyone else in the U.S. see this magazine article about New Years Eve/Hogmanay (or possibly Christmas Eve) in Scotland circa 1996-97? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Collage making software for PC?

Collage making software for PC? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Nov 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Simple mass-tagging interface for photos

Suggestions for a photo management software that will allow me to quickly scroll through photos and tag them with keywords. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Oct 27, 2012 - 12 answers

What happens if I turn on sharing in iPhoto 11?

If I allow iPhoto to share photos with my Facebook and Flickr accounts, will I regret it? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Do my bidding, PICASA!

How can I get Picasa to organize the way I want? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Oct 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Photo of mother/father/child sleeping spiral-style?

What's that image of the happy mother/father/child sleeping spiral style? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 4, 2012 - 3 answers

What are these three pictures from?

What are the three photos at the top of this page from? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 2, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I import my pre-organized photos into Aperture?

What is the best way to import my 10+ years of photos into Aperture without screwing up the existing on-disk organization? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Sep 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me better understand how WordPress handles images.

I need to better understand how WordPress works with images, how they load onto a page and the best way to automate the process to keep a WordPress self-hosted site running fast.. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 7, 2012 - 1 answer

Found photos - not mine - find owner or forget about it?

I've accidentally happened upon a cache of someone else's photos on photobucket. Do I reach out to them, forget about it, or delete the account? [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Sep 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Name my blog (please).

What would you name a Tumblr blog featuring 'found photos' scanned from old rolls of film that were discovered in used cameras? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Sep 1, 2012 - 34 answers

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