San Francisco State University: History of SF State told through photos. “From its first Commencement in June 1901 to the Third World Liberation Front student strikes of 1968 right up to today, San Francisco State University has a rich history of innovative teaching, community engagement, student activism and much more. As an homage to San Francisco State’s unique heritage, the University Archives, Associated Students and Academic Technology teamed up for a project that tells the University’s timeless stories through vintage photos. Called the Photographic Timeline Collection, this project highlights images of student life and activities at SF State throughout its history.”
Taneya’s Genealogy Blog: My Digital Photo Organization: Principle 1 – Gather Into One Place. “Last week, I posted about a presentation I did for the Genealogical Society of Maury County on digital photo management and shared some of the details of my presentation. In follow-up, I thought it would be helpful to share details of my specific approach. This is the first in a series of posts where I will share what I do and perhaps it will spark some ideas for you.”
State Archives of North Carolina: State Archives Announces the Collection of Elmer Gibson, Pioneering African American Army Chaplain. “The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for researchers of the Elmer P. Gibson Papers (MMP 9). This collection documents the U.S. Army service of pioneering African American chaplain, Elmer P. Gibson of Greensboro, N.C., and Philadelphia, PA…. The Elmer P. Gibson Papers help document one of the unsung heroes of the American civil rights movement of the twentieth century, and one of the most important forces for racial integration of the U.S. military. All of Gibson’s photographs are available for viewing online in an album on the State Archives’ Flickr page.”
Search Engine Land: Google beats out Microsoft, Amazon, IBM in image recognition study. “The folks over at Perficient Digital released an image recognition study looking at the accuracy of the respective technologies. The study found that Google Vision beat out the competitors including Amazon AWS Rekognition, IBM Watson and Microsoft Azure Computer Vision.”
Journalism .co .uk: Ten sources of free images for journalists. “For your next article, consider one of these ten handy websites for accessing free images. Do note that some websites have paid-for options too, while others are free but come with different licence agreements, so always make sure you check the terms and conditions before going into download mode.” A few here I had never heard of..
Tom’s Guide: How To Save Photos from Instagram. “Wondering where you can find the option is to save photos directly from Instagram? Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist. While there’s a simple setting feature to save your own posts, it gets a bit trickier if you wish to download a full-resolution .JPG version of a photo from a different user’s account. Of course, this is by design — you didn’t capture the photo, so you probably don’t have the copyright to use it. Luckily there’s still a way to save those photos using a web browser.”
Fast Company: The world’s most-advanced AI can’t tell what’s in these photos. Can you?. “Is that a manhole cover or dragonfly sitting on a table? Is that a green iguana or just a squirrel running with some nuts? Is that a unicycle or a crocodile crossing the road? To humans, the answer is obvious. But the best image-identifying artificial intelligence in the world hasn’t a clue.”