TechCrunch: All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

TechCrunch: All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos. “Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the hassle involved with switching to a rival service.”

The National: 13 insightful photos of early 1900s Palestine taken by engineer Nasri Fuleihan

The National: 13 insightful photos of early 1900s Palestine taken by engineer Nasri Fuleihan. “The Nasri Fuleihan Collection comprises more than 350 photographs by Nasri Fuleihan, who worked as an engineer in Palestine and helped exploring for oil in the Middle East. His photographs, taken between 1912 and 1924, can be viewed online thanks to Akkasah, NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Centre for Photography, which digitises photos from the region that documents day-to-day life. The collections are shared on the centre’s website for the public to browse and for researchers to use as resources.”

EurekAlert: Does posting edited self photos on social media increase risk of eating disorders?

EurekAlert: Does posting edited self photos on social media increase risk of eating disorders?. “New research revealed a consistent and direct link between posting edited photos on Instagram and risk factors for eating disorders. Specifically, digitally editing pictures to improve personal appearance before posting photos to Instagram increased weight and shape concerns in college students.”

PsyPost: Analysis of 31,500 social media photos finds a connection between nature and happiness

PsyPost: Analysis of 31,500 social media photos finds a connection between nature and happiness. “The researchers used artificial intelligence to gather 31,534 photographs from 185 countries that had been uploaded to the website Flickr and automatically detect their content. They found that photographs tagged as #fun, #vacations and #honeymoons were more likely to contain elements of nature such as plants, water and natural landscape compared to photographs tagged #daily or #routines.”

Wired: I Can’t Stop Escaping Into Google Photos’ Nostalgia Vortex

Wired: I Can’t Stop Escaping Into Google Photos’ Nostalgia Vortex . ” This spring, the coronavirus pandemic shut down college campuses and canceled gatherings across the country. For those of us so privileged that our only diagnosis is to stay home, long stretches of isolation and anxiety spirals still take a mental toll. The idea that there might be an escape hatch from the fear and grief many of us are feeling, however temporary, has never been more seductive. My own colleagues have found escapist respite in Animal Crossing and reality TV, ASMR and a Barbie Polaroid camera. On sleep-starved nights, I’ve tapped through each one of my apps, in search of solace within the safe perimeter of my phone screen. This was how I opened my long-dormant Google Photos app—and unleashed the most potent diversion of them all.”

The Verge: Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos

The Verge: Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos. “Facebook is rolling out a new tool today allowing users in the US and Canada to transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos. The tool can be accessed by heading to your Facebook settings, then heading to the tab that reads ‘Your Facebook Information.’ There you’ll find the option to transfer your photos and videos. You’ll need to connect your Google account before you can transfer your files.”

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Kinsall Collection Now Available on TeVA

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Kinsall Collection Now Available on TeVA. “The Lt. Col. J.Y. Kinsall Collection is now available to view online. This collection centered around Lt. Col. J.Y. Kinsall, a World War II and Korean War veteran. During his military career, Kinsall cultivated a passion for photography. Most of the photos and slides in this collection document his personal and military life during the Korean War. He took pictures of his family living in Japan, landscapes in South Korea, and photos of everyday life in Morocco.”

Coming to an SF street near you: A photo of what it looked like 100 years ago (SF Gate)

SF Gate: Coming to an SF street near you: A photo of what it looked like 100 years ago. “OpenSFHistory, an online archive of over 50,000 historic images of San Francisco and the Bay Area, recently launched a project to integrate modern-day S.F. with its historic past. With walking tours halted and most historic sites closed, the folks behind the site are hoping their ‘guerilla history posters’ will give residents a little entertainment and education.”

KPIX: Photo Tribute To 50 Years Of San Francisco Pride Celebrations Goes Online

KPIX: Photo Tribute To 50 Years Of San Francisco Pride Celebrations Goes Online. “The exhibition features photojournalism, portraits, posters and magazine covers from prior Prides. Many images came from the GLBT Historical Society’s archives but others are from other institutions and more than a dozen independent queer photographers.”

Dallas News: A Dallas blogger’s images of parked planes show just how far the airline industry has fallen

Dallas News: A Dallas blogger’s images of parked planes show just how far the airline industry has fallen. “Andy Luten usually takes pictures of planes in the air, taking off or landing. But in the depths of the COVID-19 downturn, the 37-year-old financial software consultant in Dallas wanted to put his hobby to work showing planes in their current state — on the ground. So Luten packed his Tesla and drove from Dallas to airports as close as DFW and Fort Worth Alliance and as far away as Arizona to document how the COVID-19 pandemic has thrashed airlines. He published the images this week on his blog, where he usually posts vacation pics, rocket launch photos and even shots from Dallas Mavericks games.”

Coronavirus: Photographers’ children’s lives in lockdown (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Photographers’ children’s lives in lockdown. “Unicef UK, a charity working for children in danger, has coordinated a photo-essay by their photographers, showing life in their households. Hundreds of millions of children have been affected by the lockdowns, with a potential negative impact on their education and mental wellbeing. The images, taken in March and April, show the constrained and resourceful way activities are being carried out in households, including home-schooling, exercise and playtime.”

Elle: The Hauntingly Beautiful Self-Portraits Of ‘Girls Of Isolation’

Elle: The Hauntingly Beautiful Self-Portraits Of ‘Girls Of Isolation’. “The account has nearly 10,000 followers, and more than 40 collages made up of five or six individual self-portraits in black and white, which, Gatwood says, ‘gives off this kind of intimate but also melancholy energy, which is very much what people in isolation are experiencing right now.'”

Denver Post: Colorado photography center puts its entire 180-artist collection online

Denver Post: Colorado photography center puts its entire 180-artist collection online. “It’s impossible to tout the valiant efforts of one Denver cultural organization to keep art thriving during the great coronavirus shutdown of 2020 without mentioning a few others for context…. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center adds mightily to the mix, using the pandemic as an incentive to put its entire in-house collection online. CPAC’s just-released digital gallery is an easily accessible assemblage of images featuring some of the world’s most-respected photographers past and present, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Berenice Abbott and Philippe Halsman.”

Google SEO 101: Image Search Best Practices & Changes Over the Years (Search Engine Journal)

Search Engine Journal: Google SEO 101: Image Search Best Practices & Changes Over the Years. “Changes to Google’s image search results over the years, and current best practices, are discussed in a newly uploaded presentation. The presentation was given by Francois Spies, Product Manager for Google Images, at Google’s Webmaster Conference in November. Google just published a batch of videos from the conference so, for most people, this is their first time seeing it. Here’s a recap of Spies’ presentation on Google Images.”