Apparently Picapp is having some hiccups. As per many posts in their forum, Picapp has been supplying non authorized images to bloggers worldwide for free. Apparently Getty  was supposed to only put their wholly owned images via the Picapp service. That is images either produced by staff photographers or boughtContinue Reading

We are all getting fat. let’s face it, we are gaining weight and it doesn’t seem like it is going to change. When we were dealing with slides and prints, we needed to physically move. We needed to get up and get the images in drawers, got to a lightboxe,Continue Reading

First there was the end of out of focus images. Thanks to autofocus lenses, it is now quite impossible to get a blurry image. You can, however, get the focus on the wrong object.  Now, this company out of California, is working on what they call Refocus Imaging. You canContinue Reading

One has to wonder what is going in the minds of the Getty management. A quick stroll throught their website today reveals some strange discoveries. Follow me for a little tour, I will show you: Free images for website usage ?: If you go to the entertainemnet images pages andContinue Reading

  It is funny how keywords have become the new verb. It is no more about what you are looking for but what is available. Keyword search has been elevated to new highs as photo agencies fail to replace the old “call me and let me find what you areContinue Reading

A fascinating blog entry about face recognition and face detection by Sebastian Marcel on Google Blogoscoped. For those, obsessed like me by the future of image classification, key wording, intelligent search and automated work flow, this is a must read. You can even try out the algorithm and result onContinue Reading

I came upon a cool new website today and starting playing with it. The result, if you click on “run this pipe”, is all images in Flickr that corresponds to a news item on Google News. It is very interesting and when I have more time, I will attempt toContinue Reading

For the upcoming week end, I thought I would share some links to a few web application I have been dying to play around with. Some are still in there infancy, others well on there way, but all our certainly a part of the evolutionary process of the FAWM project.Continue Reading

There is no imagination left in the professionnal fields of stock RM and RF photographer. Nothing. zip. Zilch.Nada. Has to be, because when you look at the images being offered by most stock agencies, they all look the same. Especially those taken with a piece of plastic added to theirContinue Reading