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La història del gran tauró blanc de Tossa de Mar
Amazing pic and newspaper report regarding a great white shark which washed up on the beach at Tossa de Mar in the Costa Brava in the 1980s
tossa-de-mar  costa-brava  spain  sharks  nature  great-white-shark  1980s  history  photos  wildlife 
july 2017 by jm
How your selfie could affect your life insurance
Noping so hard. Imagine the levels of algorithmic discrimination inherent in this shit.
"Your face is something you wear all your life, and it tells a very unique story about you," says Karl Ricanek Jr., co-founder and chief data scientist at Lapetus Solutions Inc. in Wilmington, N.C.

Several life insurance companies are testing Lapetus technology that uses facial analytics and other data to estimate life expectancy, he says. (Lapetus would not disclose the names of companies testing its product.) Insurers use life expectancy estimates to make policy approval and pricing decisions. Lapetus says its product, Chronos, would enable a customer to buy life insurance online in as little as 10 minutes without taking a life insurance medical exam.
discrimination  computer-says-no  algorithms  selfies  face  lapetus  photos  life-insurance  life-expectancy 
may 2017 by jm
Ireland’s Content Pool
Bring your content to life with our free resource for positive tourism related purposes. Our image, video and copy collections show people, landscapes and the Irish lifestyle across a range of experiences including festivals, activities, cities, rural life and food.


Interesting idea -- but the licensing terms aren't 100% clear. This would have been much easier if it was just CC licensed!
open-data  licensing  ireland  tourism  via:damienmulley  landscapes  photos  pictures  content  failte-ireland 
april 2017 by jm
Great comment on the "realism" of space photos
In short, the answer to the question “is this what it would look like if I was there?” is almost always no, but that is true of every photograph. The photos taken from space cameras are no more fake or false than the photos taken from any camera. Like all photos they are a visual interpretation using color to display data. Most space photos have information online about how they were created, what filters were used, and all kinds of interesting details about processing. The discussion about whether a space photo is real or fake is meaningless. There's no distinction between photoshopped and not. It's a nuanced view but the nature of the situation demands it.
photography  photos  space  cassini  probes  cameras  light  wavelengths  science  vision  realism  real 
november 2016 by jm
A New Wrinkle in the Gig Economy: Workers Get Most of the Money - The New York Times
So using money from the sale of iStock to Getty, she and Mr. Livingstone set out to create Stocksy, paying photographers 50 to 75 percent of sales. That is well above the going rate of 15 to 45 percent that is typical in the stock photography field. The company also distributes 90 percent of its profit at the end of each year among its photographers.

Stocksy is part of a new wave of start-ups that are borrowing the tools of Silicon Valley to create a more genuine “sharing” economy that rewards the individuals generating the value.
stocksy  stock-photos  photos  fair  sharing  photography  work 
july 2016 by jm
Schneier on Automatic Face Recognition and Surveillance
When we talk about surveillance, we tend to concentrate on the problems of data collection: CCTV cameras, tagged photos, purchasing habits, our writings on sites like Facebook and Twitter. We think much less about data analysis. But effective and pervasive surveillance is just as much about analysis. It's sustained by a combination of cheap and ubiquitous cameras, tagged photo databases, commercial databases of our actions that reveal our habits and personalities, and ­-- most of all ­-- fast and accurate face recognition software.

Don't expect to have access to this technology for yourself anytime soon. This is not facial recognition for all. It's just for those who can either demand or pay for access to the required technologies ­-- most importantly, the tagged photo databases. And while we can easily imagine how this might be misused in a totalitarian country, there are dangers in free societies as well. Without meaningful regulation, we're moving into a world where governments and corporations will be able to identify people both in real time and backwards in time, remotely and in secret, without consent or recourse.

Despite protests from industry, we need to regulate this budding industry. We need limitations on how our images can be collected without our knowledge or consent, and on how they can be used. The technologies aren't going away, and we can't uninvent these capabilities. But we can ensure that they're used ethically and responsibly, and not just as a mechanism to increase police and corporate power over us.
privacy  regulation  surveillance  bruce-schneier  faces  face-recognition  machine-learning  ai  cctv  photos 
october 2015 by jm
Google Photos - Can I get out?
what's the export policy for Google's new Photos service? pretty good, it turns out
google  export  data  google-photos  photos  archive  history  storage 
june 2015 by jm
Family in No poster Says YES to Marriage Equality | Amnesty International
Beyond the politics, the risks of stock photo usage are pretty evident too:
"In 2014, as a young family, we did a photo shoot with a photographer friend to get some nice shots for the family album. No money was exchanged – we got nice photos for free, they got nice images for their portfolio. As part of this agreement, we agreed to let them upload them to a stock photo album. We knew that these were available for purchase and we gave permission. Perhaps, naïvely, we imagined that on the off chance that any was ever selected, it might be for a small magazine or website. To confirm, we have not received any money for the photo – then or now, and nor do we expect any.

We were surprised and upset to see that the photo was being used as part of a campaign with which we do not agree. We completely support same-sex marriage, and we believe that same-sex couples’ should of course be able to adopt, as we believe that they are equally able to provide children with much-needed love and care. To suggest otherwise is offensive to us, and to many others."
ssm  ireland  politics  amnesty  stock-photos  ip  rights  photos  campaigns  ads 
may 2015 by jm
Men Angrily Eating Raw Steak
the stock-photo counterpart to "Women Eating Salad" has been found
stock-photos  photos  meat  steak  funny  men  salad 
march 2015 by jm
The Hit Team
Fergal Crehan's new gig -- good idea!
The Hit Team helps you fight back against leaked photos and videos, internet targeting and revenge porn.
revenge-porn  revenge  law  privacy  porn  leaks  photos  videos  images  selfies 
january 2015 by jm
An analysis of Facebook photo caching
excellent analysis of caching behaviour at scale, from the FB engineering blog (via Tony Finch)
via:fanf  caching  facebook  architecture  photos  images  cache  fifo  lru  scalability 
may 2014 by jm
Composition of crystals
One of the photos taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, around the turn of the century from the NLI collection
ireland  history  science  chemistry  crystals  t-h-mason  photos 
may 2014 by jm
Cell Development
One of the photos taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, around the turn of the century from the NLI collection
ireland  history  science  biology  t-h-mason  photos 
may 2014 by jm
Published image: 'An Irish Village'.
'Cart, man/woman; 2 men and boy serving beer outside, + sign 'Rich King Spirits'. Ragged attire' - One of the photos taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, around the turn of the century from the NLI collection
ireland  history  poverty  t-h-mason  photos 
may 2014 by jm
Holdings: Guinness's Brewery Dublin
'Guinness's Brewery Dublin. Malt House, malt on floor; sign' - One of the photos taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, around the turn of the century from the NLI collection
nli  ireland  photos  t-h-mason  history  dublin  guinness  maltings  beer 
may 2014 by jm
Reflected hidden faces in photographs revealed in pupil
The pupil of the eye in a photograph of a face can be mined for hidden information, such as reflected faces of the photographer and bystanders, according to research led by Dr. Rob Jenkins, of the Department of Psychology at the University of York and published in PLOS ONE (open access).


(via Waxy)
via:waxy  future  zoom-and-enhance  privacy  photography  eyes  photos 
december 2013 by jm
Time is a Dimension
I love these.
Photographic prints are great because they don’t need power to be displayed. They are more or less permanent. Videos are great because they record a sequence of time which shows reality almost like how we experience. Is it possible to combine the two? And not via long exposure photography where often details are lost from motion.

So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension. This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.
photography  beautiful  photos  art  time  dimensions  prints  via:matthaughey 
september 2013 by jm
Police may block recording with Apple patent
Creeptastic, Apple.
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any public event. And while the company says the affected sites are to be mostly cinemas, theaters, concert grounds and similar locations, Apple Inc. also says “covert police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions.”
apple  iphone  via:devore  creepy  police  photos  recording  remote-control  phones  blackout 
august 2013 by jm
Fred's ImageMagick Scripts: SIMILAR
compute an image-similarity metric, to discover mostly-identical-but-slightly-tweaked images:
SIMILAR computes the normalized cross correlation similarity metric between two equal dimensioned images. The normalized cross correlation metric measures how similar two images are, not how different they are. The range of ncc metric values is between 0 (dissimilar) and 1 (similar). If mode=g, then the two images will be converted to grayscale. If mode=rgb, then the two images first will be converted to colorspace=rgb. Next, the ncc similarity metric will be computed for each channel. Finally, they will be combined into an rms value.


(via Dan O'Neill)
image  photos  pictures  similar  imagemagick  via:dano  metrics  similarity 
april 2013 by jm
I left my shutter open for 30 seconds in the wilderness at 10.30pm, under a full moon
Amazing shot. With a sufficiently long exposure, it looks like midday -- no colour correction applied. (via fp)
via:fp  pictures  photos  night  colour  landscapes  long-exposure  photography 
march 2012 by jm
Photo Tampering throughout History
dating back to 1860: 'This nearly iconic portrait (in the form of a lithograph) of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a composite of Lincoln’s head and the Southern politician John Calhoun’s body.' I had no idea of many of these
tampering  photos  pictures  images  photoshop  doctoring  history 
march 2012 by jm
The OpenPhoto Project
A great getting-out-of-Flickr life-raft. self-hosted, PHP app, storing photos in Dropbox, S3, or local disk; UI screenshots look great (via Nelson)
galleries  photos  php  flickr  images  via:nelson 
february 2012 by jm
Through speed of traffic on San Francisco area streets vs. popularity with Flickr and Twitter users
"slower streets" generate more photos/tweets than "faster streets", with a peak around 9 mph
data  san-francisco  photos  flickr  twitter  speed  driving 
september 2011 by jm
In Focus - The Atlantic
Alan Taylor moves his iconic blog of photojournalism from the Boston Globe to The Atlantic
the-atlantic  photos  photojournalism  journalism  alan-taylor  news  newswires  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Ireland at night
the real deal -- a photo of Ireland, at night, from the ISS. I always assumed those patches of light were exagerrated for effect, but they're genuine!
ireland  iss  light  night  space  photos  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
All About Skimmers — Krebs on Security
photos of the current state-of-the-art in ATM skimmers via Brian Krebs
brian-krebs  atm  skimmers  security  photos  banking  fraud  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
JotNot for iPhone
another scanner. take a photo, fix contrast, geometry, shadows etc. then upload to Evernote, Dropbox, and/or Google Docs. EUR1.59 for this one
apps  document  evernote  iphone  jotnot  scanner  scan  photos  dropbox  google-docs  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
flogr
'shows your pictures from flickr in a customizable photo portfolio interface which includes a main photo page with EXIF details and flickr user comments, a customizable thumbnails page of your recent work, a slideshow component to browse through thumbnails, a tag cloud page, and an about page that shows your flickr user profile. With flogr you can control which photos are shown by specifying the flickr tag(s) to include so you can show only your best photographs if you choose. Flogr is powered by PHP, MySQL (optional), and Flickr.' excellent! via yoz
via:yoz  flickr  photos  web  cms  php  blogging  photoblog  gallery  slideshow  flogr  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
In Which She's Every Woman
what it's like to have your photo used for stock images
stock-photos  yvonne-georgina-puig  photos  pictures  licensing  ads 
august 2009 by jm

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