December 25, 2011 |
Capturing the special moments in photos is a holiday tradition. But will those pictures be around to treasure in decades to come? In today's digital world, photos pile up chaotically on hard drives, often with no backup. Here are some options for saving copies of your pictures for future generations. • External hard drive: These sell for $70 to $200 and typically connect to your computer's USB drive. They're a reliable way of backing up large numbers of photos and other data.
November 20, 2012 |
Facebook wants to make it easier and quicker for you to upload photos taken with your smartphone or tablet, and it's now testing a feature that may just do that. Photo syncing, as the feature is called, uploads your phone's pictures instantly after you take them and puts them in a private section of your Facebook account. By having your pictures in Facebook's servers, you can share them very rapidly when you're ready, or you can also keep them private if you don't want to post them.
February 17, 2013 |
Luci, an American Kennel Club-registered German Shepherd, is enjoying 15 minutes of fame in an eye-catching listing photo for a 112-acre spread in Decatur, Texas. The asking priced of $1.495 million does not include the golf-cart riding Luci or the P-15 Mustang sitting behind her in the hangar. Luci shares the multipurpose property with a rescued male shepherd named Ruger. In addition to providing plenty of romping room for the pair, the acreage includes a two-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot home, an airfield with a grass airstrip, two hangars (one of which has living quarters)
November 29, 2011 |
Digitally-altered photographs in magazines and beyond -- a pimple fuzzed out here, a crooked nose reshaped there -- can be nice to look at. But as photo retouching has become more widespread, scientists worry that such idealized images have negative effects too, making people less satisfied with their own, less-than-perfect looks. When the website jezebel.com publicized apparent alterations to a photograph of the singer Faith Hill from a 2007 Redbook cover, readers recoiled . This summer, the American Medical Assn.
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July 10, 2012 |
A few years before he died, photographer C.C. Pierce practically gave away his life's work - a vast collection of remarkable pictures focused on 40 years of explosive growth in Los Angeles, from bucolic outpost to bustling metropolis. The Huntington Library, then a young institution with little money for acquisitions, was finally able to come throughwith a small sum for Pierce, getting an incredible bargain for an archive that is now priceless. "As each year goes by, it seems to take two or three years off my effectiveness in carrying on the business," he wrote to the Huntington in 1939 in hopes that it would buy his more than 10,000 photos.
January 31, 2013 |
The days of twiddling your thumbs waiting for Twitter pictures to load on a new page may finally be over. The San Francisco-based social network has announced that now when users click on pictures to expand them, they will appear in a new window above the rest of Twitter's content. That's good news for heavy Twitter users because it helps save time previously spent waiting on a new page to load before content finally appeared -- which sometimes could be quite a while. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The new photo viewer is a lot like the one used by Facebook in that it simply and quickly pops out front and center while the rest of the website goes dark so users can focus on the photo they are viewing.