I’m now on Instagram

Instagram logo on blue background

After some indifference all this time, I’ve finally decided to sign up for Instagram, the popular photo sharing service. In the past, I’ve had some doubts about the need for Instagram, between my lack of interest in most filters, the limited photo size options, and storing my photos on Google Photos. I also usually display photos … Read moreI’m now on Instagram

Google to end support for Picasa


On Friday, Google announced it’s ending its support for its desktop photo management software Picasa. The program will be available for downloading through March 15, 2016; after that point, no further updates will be provided. Google is offering support for either exporting photos from Picasa, on top of the photos being available through Google Photos. … Read moreGoogle to end support for Picasa

Ways to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos

Fremont bridge, Seattle

Creative Commons photos are quite useful for websites and bloggers, but do require attribution for their creators to be included. This includes the photos offered on services such as Flickr. The Creative Commons wiki recommends photo attribution includes the following information: Title of the photo Author of the photo Source of the photo, preferably as a link to … Read moreWays to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos

NY Public Library releases 180,000 public domain images

Harlem Dance

The New York Public Library has released over 180,000 public domain images from its collection. Said collection of images is largely photos and artwork, but also include various sheet music, manuscripts, maps, and so forth. Since all of the material is under the public domain, it’s free for anyone to use. NPR has more on this collection release. … Read moreNY Public Library releases 180,000 public domain images

Flickr Pro is back

Fuji camera

Yahoo, the owners of photo hosting site Flickr, has announced it’s bringing back Flickr Pro subscriptions. A few years ago, Flickr was revamped, with accounts gaining 1TB of photo storage space for free. No new Pro accounts were allowed; existing Pro users could keep paying for Pro. In exchange, they’d get… the ads removed. Needless to … Read moreFlickr Pro is back

Google+ Photos shutting down on August 1, 2015

Google Photos

Google’s recently spun off its popular Google+ Photos service into the stand-alone Google Photos, without the “+” or ties to Google’s less-than-popular Google+ social network. As such, the search engine giant is shutting down its Google+ Photos apps as of August 1, starting with the Android app, followed by the iOS and web versions. Users … Read moreGoogle+ Photos shutting down on August 1, 2015