iPhone App: I want to upload EVERY photo I take, to Flickr, immediately after being taken. This means that I want the app to upload in the background, REGARDLESS of what I'm doing. I may hit the home button and go on to another app, or I may just throw the phone in my pocket. I want the new spiffy multitasking to work as promised and upload my photos. I want to use this as my main camera app. I use a 3GS, so multitasking does work fine. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Sep 7, 2010 -
What is the simplest possible way to allow multiple people with very little tech-savvy to upload digital photos to a central repository (preferably write-only)? [more inside]
posted by L'homme armé
on Sep 1, 2010 -
I'm interested in usage patterns of user-generated media. Are the large sites that collect a lot of photos and videos from users (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, etc.) publishing any kind of data on what people are uploading? [more inside]
posted by mkultra
on Aug 31, 2010 -
I found an exposed and undeveloped roll of 35mm film dated 1977, and had it developed. The pictures are here
, most of them taken at this Buddhist temple
, somewhere in Asia. Anyone know where the photos were taken? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Aug 28, 2010 -
Are efforts afoot to improve the quality of photos displayed on computer monitors? What, for example, would it take to produce a photo display on a screen that would be essentially indistinguishable from a darkroom print of the same size?
Do we need screens with many more, smaller, pixels? Do we need better software? Both?
posted by justcorbly
on Aug 23, 2010 -
I have been the sole writer/editor for a small, free, newspaper for a couple of years. I have kept all original .doc files and published and unpublished photos. What I am looking for is software that will organize both pictures and text. It is easy to find organizing software for images, but not for photos and text. Does software like this even exist? Any help is appreciated.
posted by razorian
on Aug 22, 2010 -
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 -
I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Aug 16, 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 -
My university (that I just graduated from) wants to purchase something like 20 of my photos to use for a new brochure they're making and also for the website. I have a good relationship with them and don't want to be a jerk overcharging them, and while I've sold photos to publications before at a fairly standard price of $150 for a limited use quater-page print, I think doing that for 20 photos might be much, especially since a lot of these are just photos I took during school and I haven't gone through the usual process of getting model releases for any of my fellow students. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has sold photos in "bulk" like this before and what might be a good price to charge.
posted by lou
on Jul 28, 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 -
How can I decorate my living room wall with lots of photos without framing them or tacking each one up individually? [more inside]
posted by chummie26
on Jul 14, 2010 -
I need to embed a slideshow into a web page. These will be pictures with captions that need to be displayed in a specific order. Preferably with an automatic mode and also next/previous buttons. Please guide me in the right direction. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Jul 12, 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 -
I have a large amount of family letters, photos, and documents dating from the late 1800s to the 2000s, with most ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Some are in fair condition, and I'd like preserve them for future generations. Most are in English, but there's a smattering of Hebrew and French, neither of which I can read. My questions inside. [more inside]
posted by scottso17
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I recently moved about 200 pictures off my memory card onto a laptop which I then had to return, forgetting that I had pictures on it. What is the best way to try to recover them from my memory card? [more inside]
posted by blue shadows
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I need help! I'm trying to get all of my photos organized and consolidated in my Mac Pictures folder - but they're strewn everywhere after using various programs to try to keep them organized... [more inside]
posted by fracturing
on May 30, 2010 -
I am looking for the easiest and cheapest site to print photos from online! I have used both kodak and walmart.com, but I was wondering if anyone else has any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by luckyme793
on May 24, 2010 -
Lost photo memory card, and photos were deleted from computer hard drive. They're on flickr, so I can order prints, but is there any way to get the digital images back? [more inside]
posted by odayoday
on May 5, 2010 -
I have a Facebook account linked to a Yahoo e-mail account. For some reason, my Facebook profile photo now appears in my out-going email. How do I get it to stop? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert
on Apr 25, 2010 -
What's the easiest way to take a bunch (between 150 and 250) of photos and create a DVD of a slideshow of those photos and set some background music using a few mp3 files? I'm using Windows 7. I'd like it to be playable on a standard non-computer DVD player.
posted by Proginoskes
on Apr 3, 2010 -
The art director of a magazine I submit photos to seems to be rejecting my iPhoto adjustments in favor of the originals. Should I discontinue sending in the adjusted photos? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Mar 24, 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 -
Using Wikipedia content and photos in an iPhone application. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Mar 20, 2010 -
I'm a photographer and one of my photos was used without my permission on a television show. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Help me scan some precious old family photos! I need advice on the best settings to use: TIFF, dpi, encodings, and the rest of it.. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin
on Mar 16, 2010 -
I have a how-to type Wordpress blog and I'd like to start adding more photo essays and tutorials to it. I'm looking for advice about the best ways to organize and display them, recommendations for plugins or software that can make my job easier, and links to web sites that have found a way to do it better than almost everyone else. [more inside]
posted by 14580
on Mar 12, 2010 -
I'm looking for a way to make very occasional photo prints, color and b&w, in the 8x10 and 11x14 range. I've looked at buying a printer and concluded that's not cost effective for my needs. Ideally, I'd like to send a Photoshop file to someone and then drive by to pick up the prints or have them ship the prints to me.
Are any of the online services any good? If so, who is the best?
What about places like Costco and Kinkos?
I've found a few old threads here on this subject, so I suspect things have changed. I'm looking for better than drugstore/Walmart/Target quality.
posted by justcorbly
on Mar 5, 2010 -
I want to get some feedback on my idea for photographing eroded gravestones before I go out and buy the materials to test it. I propose taking two camera flashes and putting green film over one and red film over the other. Then I'll mount one on the left and one on the right of the camera. I hope
that this will give green shadows on one side of the carvings and red shadows on the other, and by fiddling with the resulting photo in Photoshop I'll be able to see the faded carvings better. Does this sound as though it would work? Could I get by with a single coloured flash? Is there a better way?
posted by Joe in Australia
on Mar 1, 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 -
I have a zillion photos in iPhoto and half a zillion scattered around my hard disks. I'd like to organise them all into clean, portable folders, keeping my iPhoto ratings and killing dupes, and somehow automate this process. [more inside]
posted by scrm
on Feb 6, 2010 -
I'm looking for a program (OS X, must be 10.5.8-compatible with my oldtimey work computer) that will generate contact sheets of photos and it must print the file name under each photo and allow for a title to be entered on top (ex. Marcy Building Site Visit 1/13/2010).
Right now, my work computer has iPhoto 5 and Photoshop Elements 3 on it. PE can do everything except auto-add a title.
Is there anything that can do all of this AND run on this crotchety eMac?
posted by stefnet
on Jan 18, 2010 -
Help me, hive mind. I vaguely recall an image (in Time Magazine
, perhaps) of a man wading in waist-deep water holding a sign that said "Leadership please." I think it was from the Hurricane Katrina disaster but I'm not entirely sure. Have looked and looked online to no avail. Can anyone help?
posted by chavenet
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Are there better alternatives to flickr for sharing photos with a large group of international people? I'm trying to come up with an easy way to have access from the US to people's photos from abroad -- particularly the Mid East, Philippines, South Africa, and Argentina -- without having to e-mail multiple attachments or send photo CDs through the mail. [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Calling all Photoshop and photo enhancement experts, and/or people who can pick out Hebrew letters: help me digitally fiddle with these photos of old weathered Romanian-Jewish tombstones to make the inscriptions clearer, so that I can hopefully get the Hebrew writing on them translated. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jan 4, 2010 -