Courier Journal: Courier Journal donates ‘priceless’ photo collection to University of Louisville

Courier Journal: Courier Journal donates ‘priceless’ photo collection to University of Louisville. “To ensure future generations can look back on defining moments in Louisville’s history, The Courier Journal is donating its library of an estimated 3 million photographs and negatives to the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.”

9to5Google: Some Google Photos users finding that old images have been ‘corrupted’ [Updated]

9to5Google: Some Google Photos users finding that old images have been ‘corrupted’ [Updated]. “In recent days, Google Photos users scrolling back several years through their library have found pictures that can be best described as ‘corrupted.’ Update 9/26: Google shared the following this afternoon: ‘We’re aware of the issue and are rolling out a fix. The original photos are not impacted.’”

Hackaday: Inexpensive Reading Glasses Become Stereoscope

Hackaday: Inexpensive Reading Glasses Become Stereoscope. “It’s an unfortunate consequence of growing older, that no longer are you able to read the print on a SOT-23 package or solder a QFN without magnification. Your eyes inexorably start to fail, and to have any hope of continuing a set of reading glasses is required. We have this in common with [Niklas Roy], who noticed while shopping for cheap reading glasses that their lenses were of surprisingly good quality. The result of this observation was a stereoscope made from card and a few euros worth of eyewear.”

Flickr Blog: Discover Virtual Photography on Flickr

Flickr Blog: Discover Virtual Photography on Flickr. “Flickr is home to EVERY kind of photography, and that covers a vast range of subjects, styles, and categories. Today we’re excited to introduce a new kind of content category for the bulk uploading, group adminning, and search filtering needs of one of Flickr’s most active communities: Meet virtual photography!… Virtual photography is an emerging art form specializing in photos taken inside a video game or virtual environment.”

PC Magazine: Google Photos Rolls Out Its Biggest Ever Feature Update for Memories

PC Magazine: Google Photos Rolls Out Its Biggest Ever Feature Update for Memories. “Google Photos is harnessing our collective need to share nostalgia with its biggest-ever update to Memories, which surfaces snapshots from recent years. The redesign, according to product manager Yael Marzan, will feature more videos—including ‘the best snippets’ from longer videos automatically trimmed ‘so you can relive the most meaningful moments.’”

Amateur Photographer: How To Connect Your Camera To Your Smartphone

Amateur Photographer: How To Connect Your Camera To Your Smartphone. “If you’ve got a camera with built-in Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, then you’ll be able to take advantage of this to quickly and easily send your images to your smartphone or tablet. From there you can edit the photos and quickly share on social media. In this guide we’ll show you what you need to connect your camera to your smartphone.”

Lifehacker: Use This Free Tool to Restore Faces in Old Family Photos

Lifehacker: Use This Free Tool to Restore Faces in Old Family Photos. “This online tool—called GFPGAN—first made it onto our radar when it was featured in the August 28 edition of the (excellent) Recomendo newsletter, specifically, a post by Kevin Kelly. In it, he says that he uses this free program to restore his own old family photos, noting that it focuses solely on the faces of those pictured, and ‘works pretty well, sometimes perfectly, in color and black and white.’” I tried this tool with a picture of my great-grandfather sitting on the running board of an old Ford with his three kids. It worked okay, but I think it would work better on pictures where the faces where closer-up.

International Business Times: Century-old Family Photo Studio Preserves Ghana’s History In Black And White

International Business Times: Century-old Family Photo Studio Preserves Ghana’s History In Black And White. “For 100 years, three generations of Bruce-Vanderpuijes have painstakingly amassed the world’s largest collection of 20th century Ghanaian photographs under one roof. They believe their Deo Gratias photo studio is the oldest in West Africa. From glass plates to digital files of nation-shaping events to intimate personal portraits, the family’s 50,000-image archive offers a unique glimpse into Accra’s transition from a colonial port into a bustling modern metropolis.”

Input Magazine: The adorable love story behind Wikipedia’s ‘high five’ photos

Input Magazine: The adorable love story behind Wikipedia’s ‘high five’ photos. “I love the aughts fashion, the use of the word ‘victim,’ and the fact that ‘finger-guns’ gets a hyperlink in the last caption. The woman in the photo gives an Oscar-worthy performance in the final image — she looks like she’s on the verge of tears — and her male counterpart couldn’t look more smug. The pictures are endearing and capture a kind of humanity you don’t find in your average stock photo…. A quick search of ‘high five wikipedia photo’ shows that the images are an object of fascination for many others besides me.”

Illinois State University: Musselman Family Photographs now available through Milner Library’s digital collections

Illinois State University: Musselman Family Photographs now available through Milner Library’s digital collections. “In a recent addition to Milner Library’s digital repository of historical circus materials, a singular collection of photographs and ephemera relating to the Musselman family and their long-running trapeze act has been scanned and made available online for public research. The collection includes photos of the family both on and off the trapeze, offering an intimate glimpse into the life of a troupe that was different from most.”