SmugMug and Flickr have joined forces once again, and this time, it’s to expand of their efforts to promote and preserve photography online. They’ve started Flickr Foundation, a new non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving billions of historic and culturally significant photos. Flickr and SmugMug want to keep them “safe, sound, and accessible for future generations,” so they can have a remarkable and easily available insight into history.
Follow this tutorial to turn photos into goofy animation
Like most of us, Swiss photographer Nicola Tröhler had some extra time due to the coronavirus pandemic. He used it to perfect his animation skills, and he shared with us some hilarious animations he’d created. In his latest video, he shows you how to do it yourself. So if you’re up for making some goofy animations from photos, check it out below.
This photographer uses vintage photos to create hilarious animations
If there’s one good thing in this whole coronavirus situation, then it’s the number of fantastic ideas and projects people have come up with in isolation. Swiss photographer Nicola Tröhler is one of these people and he has made animations like you probably haven’t seen before. They tell totally unexpected stories, and I’m sure they won’t fail to make you laugh.
Getty Images sued again, accused of profiting from public domain images
Dallas-based digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has recently filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images. The lawsuit claims that Getty is allegedly licensing images that are in the public domain. But in addition to that, CixxFive Concepts also accuses Getty of using all kinds of “deceptive techniques” to make customers think that the company is the legal copyright holder.
You can now access and download 30,000 images from The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection
It’s becoming more and more common for museums to digitize their collections. The latest one to join the trend is The Cleveland Museum of Art. After digitizing its collection, it made it publicly accessible online, with 30,000 images free for download and remix.
New York Public Library releases over 187K digitized works into the Public Domain
If historic images are your cup of tea, The New York Public Library (NYPL) has brewed you up enough to make the Sons of Liberty proud.
Earlier this week, the NYPL announced it’s digitized, organized and released over 187,000 digital items into the public domain, many of them historic photographs from around the world.[Read More…]
‘Do What the F*ck You Want’ is the image licensing option you’ve never heard of
You’ve probably heard of the different variations of Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses. But did you know there are other, lesser known licenses available for use?
One such license is the WTFPL—better known as the Do What the F*ck You Want to Public License.[Read More…]
Creator Turns Old Photos From The Library Of Congress Into Creepy GIF Animations
With over 13 million photographs belonging to its collection, The Library Of Congress is one of the most extensive anthologies of images in the world. Many of the royalty free photos in the collection are old, bygone relics from times long ago passed that have been, for the most part, forgotten about. That is until an inventive director and designer by the name Kevin Weir had the notion to take some of the black and white images and breathe new life into them by turning them into some awesome, albiet a little creepy, GIF animations for a project he’s dubbed, The Flux Machine.
Yale Organized 170,000 Depression Era Images And Organized Them Into An Awesome Interactive Photo Map
When a team of professors, employees, student’s and alumni of Yale University decided to tackle the massive collection of depression era photographs created as a special project by the The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) between the years of 1935-1946, they knew they were embarking on a massive undertaking. The collection, which have been meticulously curated and cared for by the Library of Congress and the FSA-OWI, contained a whopping 170,000 images, all of which would needed to be sorted and re-cataloged into Photogrammar, the new interactive map/website designed by Yale.
As a means of documenting the time during The United State’s Great Depression and to instill trust in the citizens of the governments new programs designed to provide aid and relief to the poorest 1/3 of American farmers, the FSA-OWI began working with photographers all over the country to grow a collection of images. The great Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein were among some of the photographers involved with the project. [Read More…]
US Copyright Office: Photos Taken by Animals Have No Copyright. Nor Do Photos Taken by God.
Two weeks ago, the story of the selfie-taking monkey gave me what I had thought was the best article title I was ever going to get to right. I was wrong. This is the best article title that I’ve ever gotten to write.
For those who missed it, around the beginning of this month Wikipedia was caught in a bit of controversy for its ruling on photographs taken by a monkey with photographer David Slater’s camera, saying that Slater had no copyright to them since he wasn’t their photographer. In a update to the story equally as bizarre as the story itself, the US Copyright Office released a 1,222-page document establishing new policies and reaffirming existent stances set on copyright law; touching on the subject at hand, the Office basically said that a picture taken by a monkey is unclaimed intellectual property.
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