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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

HistoricDetroit.org 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 facebook.com/HistoricDetroit

Detroiturbex.com 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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636. Facebook photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636?sk=photos.

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Detroit/121468454578957 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 www.palladiumboots.com/exploration/detroit.

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

picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/. 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. http://www.clas.wayne.edu/photos/ap_index.htm

The Best Free Software of 2011

April 7, 2011

Yes I know it’s another list of free windows software but this one has about twice the amount of programs than my last post.

From PCMag.com

Got Windows? These 208 free products are yours to download and install to help you with just about any computing job you can imagine.

Every year at this time, PCMag takes a look at what is worth installing on your PC— software that’s totally free that does the job as well as, if not better, than the big boys. That’s not to say programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and hundreds of other developers aren’t worthwhile, but you should always be aware of your options, especially when they’re free.

With that in mind, we’re here again to gather the best of the freebies. First, we re-examined our picks from last year’s story (The Best Free Software of 2010) to ensure they’re still worth installing and that they’re still freeware. Of course, we also took a look at all of the great free software announced in the last 12 months.

The list is primarily productivity apps for Windows users (mainly Vista and Windows 7, with some XP tools)—the kind you download and install to your hard drive. However, we make frequent note of other places the apps can run: Mac, Linux, Web, Mobile & Portable.

Read the list at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381528,00.asp

25 Websites To Have Fun With Your Photos

March 15, 2009

Getting a little bored how your photos are presented online? How about injecting some fun and humour into it. You don’t really need to be Photoshop literate to edit and add effects into your photos. There’re some really great sites out there that allows you to add effects to your photo by using their existing effect-templates.

The best part is – most of them are free and output is shown immediately on the fly. Here’s a collection of 25 Sites To Have Fun With Your Photos we’ve come to know. You know they don’t really have to be your photos 🙂

Read the rest at Hongkiat.com

JPEG & PNG Stripper: Scrub Photos Before Uploading

February 19, 2009

Not too long ago a scandal happened that involved one of my favorite television hosts, who uploaded photos of herself to the Web without properly cleaning the metadata from each photo. Unfortunately, the thumbnails of the photos remained intact even though she edited them to obscure certain… well, details, and suddenly enlarged copies of the thumbnails started circulating the Web when readers of her blog discovered the oversight.

Don’t let that happen to you: Use JPEG & PNG Stripper, a free app, to clean the thumbnails from your images and wipe out the metadata before you upload them to the Web.

Every photo you edit, and upload to the Web has metadata embedded in it, such as the EXIF data, which describes the type of camera you used, shutter speed, white balance, and focus on the photo when it was taken. Metadata can also include unedited thumbnails and GPS information in geotagged photos. If you’re a photographer, either amateur or professional, you would do well to know what information about your photos is embedded in them and available before you publish them online.

Read more at AppScout

Original post at MakeUseOf