Pictures Articles

Replacing my home backup server with Amazon’s S3
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Not too long ago, Amazon released their Simple Storage Service (or “S3″ for short). It provides a hosted storage platform which developers can build all sorts of applications on top of. Smugmug, a popular photo sharing web site, is using it to store and host pictures.

Technorati In Paramount Pictures Deal

Founder David Sifry moved from helping a user with using Technorati to making an announcement at the Syndicate Conference.

Google Link Boosts Sony Visits

Sony Pictures enjoyed serious link love when Google UK dropped a link to them at the bottom of its search result pages.

First Origami Photoshops Appear

Origami Portal.com (yes, there’s already an Origami news site) has an image of what a final Microsoft Origami device might look like.

Blogger.com Goes To The Phones

Sony Ericsson and Google have made a deal that will place Google’s search and its Blogger software on upcoming mobile phone models.

The Boss is Blogging

Bradley Horowitz, who manages the Technology Development Group at Yahoo, has been bitten by the blogging bug.

CableCARD Only For Certified MCE PCs

Microsoft has said that CableCARD, which allows you to access and control digital cable with a Media Center PC, will only work on certified systems, and naturally, the certification procedure is too expensive for mom-and-pops and individual system builders.

Ask Jeeves For Pictures Too

A new search engine from Ask Jeeves lets users delve into the world of image search, via a new dedicated picture search technology from the company.

AOL Pictures Itself In Photo Sharing

Yahoo’s Flickr gets some extra competition from AOL today, as the Time Warner portal relaunches its photo sharing presence online.

Pretty pictures :a question of blog aesthetics.

Is a blog that uses pictures in its posts more likely to succeed that a blog that posts identical content but doesn’t use the pictures? Sure, we know that there are many other considerations in the success or otherwise of a blog, but take a pure economists view of a perfect market where both blogs are identical in every other way.

Yahoo! Pictures You Using PhotoMail Service

The portal and search engine company offers another online tool; this one lets you e-mail 300 digital photos to your friends.

Sony Pictures Turns To Microsoft

At the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2005, Microsoft announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is implementing the Microsoft Connected Services Framework.

Google Opens R&D Center In Tokyo

Google officially opened their R&D doors in Tokyo, Japan last week with a series of open houses to celebrate and outreach.

Creating a Photo Scrapbook with Flash

This week we are going to create a photo scrapbook using Flash MX 2004. The goal for this project is to create an easy and fun photo viewing application that allows the user to drag pictures within the movie and bring the chosen picture to the front for easy viewing.

Text vs Pictures: Shedding Light on the Debate

What’s more important to your web site: pictures or text? If you have an ecommerce web site, you need the answer to that question. Your profits depend on it.

Picture a Digital Camera in your Business Inventory

If you’re operating a small business, a digital camera could be on your wish list. You could:

Inserting Multiple Pictures in PowerPoint 2002

PowerPoint 2002 introduces the ability to select multiple pictures and insert them all at once. This can be a real timesaver when you are creating a presentation that is heavy on graphics!

Two-Tone Style Pictures
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This style of design is excellent for backgrounds and light accent type work. Make sure you use a fairly simple photograph for this technique, as you’re going to be converting it to two color.