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By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit

August 19, 2012

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit (and some other places too)

Detroit is Detroit’s place to learn the stories behind the city’s historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at the point of this site is to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. You can also find them on Facebook at Facebook photos at

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at Go to their links page for a lot of other sites with even more photos.

Detroit Pictures is a small site but it has a Hamtramck section.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Lots of black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s are on their Cities page. You can find the Detroit pictures here. Right now there is about 180 pictures in there. You can find more picture by searching like this for Detroit + Michigan.

A great documentary of Detroit at

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit. Press the < & > keys to scroll through the pictures. Their photo sets.

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery has a new gallery of over 870,000 pictures. For a peak at a few of the pictures take a look at this article.

And you can always search Google for old pictures of Detroit.

If I find any more good sites I’ll add them to this post.

Update 4-2-13: Through a generous donation from DTE, Wayne State is able to provide researchers with access to digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and area for the period 1949 to 1997. The collection consists of a series of low resoloution (72 dpi) and high resolution (600 dpi) pdf files.


Finding and making Facebook Timeline cover images

March 4, 2012

Here is a list of sites to find and/or make your own new Facebook Timeline cover images.

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Create a Professionally Designed Facebook Timeline Banner the Easy Way A how-to using a template and Photoshop or Gimp.

2 Cool Tools To Design Amazing Facebook Cover Photos Here are two of the best online tools that will help you to design amazing cover images for your Facebook profile.

Find Cool Facebook Timeline Cover Images at which talks about using the site

Customize your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Timeline Cover Banner is one of the easiest and most powerful free graphic tools for creating a cool and custom new Facebook Timeline cover/banner.

7 Sites to Look for Awesome Facebook Timeline Cover Images

Or you can do this Google Image Search which will search for “timeline cover photo” images that are 850 px x 315 px.

ReclaimPrivacy Bookmarklet Rates Your Facebook Exposure Levels

May 17, 2010

From Lifehacker

Facebook’s privacy settings are notoriously complex, and the results of changes hard to see instantly. has a handy bookmarklet that shows which potentially insecure and privacy-invading settings are enabled on your Facebook account when you click it.

ReclaimPrivacy’s bookmarklet focuses on just a few key areas where Facebook can share information with the public—having your contacts, connections, and tagged photos exposed to the public, as well as allowing your friends to accidentally expose that information themselves. It also looks at your relationship with Facebook’s personalization, applications, and other aspects to see what Facebook and independent developers can find out about you, then rates your exposure level in simple Good, Caution, or Insecure levels, along with offering links to change those settings.

Read the rest at Lifehacker

How To Easily Download All Facebook Photos You’re Tagged In

March 2, 2010

One of the best features of Facebook are the photos albums, which allows you and all of your friends to upload an unlimited number of pictures to share with your personal networks.

You can also create Facebook “tag” photos, which means a person’s profile is linked to the specific picture they appear in. This gives you the very useful ability to quickly view pictures of specific people – all without ever having to dig through a photo album.

While it’s great having all of these pictures online, you aren’t guaranteed that they will always be available. You can easily lose access to these photos if Facebook removes an album, if the internet is unavailable, or if the friend who uploaded the photos decides to remove them. It is possible to save Facebook pictures individually, but that can be incredibly tedious if you have a large amount of photos you’d like to download.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to download all of the Facebook tag photos that you and your friends are in with a great application called PhotoGrabber.

Read the rest at MakeUseOf.Com

Update: Also see this 5 Free Software to Download Facebook Photos and Albums