Facial Recognition in Photo Sharing Sites

While researching information for another blog article, I ran across an article where Shutterfly was sued for using facial recognition in their database.  So, I had to jump on this as facial recognition and tagging are used more and more in photo sharing sites.  So what is facial recognition and tagging?  And, how does it affect you?   In order for us to learn about facial recognition, we need to take a look at tagging first.

Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day fishing

In honor of Father’s Day, how about remembering a lesson your dad taught you?

There were lots of lessons my dad tried to teach me. One of those lessons was how to take a hook out of a fish. That didn’t go well as a kid. But when I had my own child, I had to call up my dad because I was so happy when I had to take the hook out.  And put those nasty worms on the hook as well.
So, for this Father’s Day, what were some of the lessons your dad tried to instill in you?  Be sure to cherish those memories, ask questions and pass them on because you never know when the dad in your life won’t be there anymore.
I love you Daddy!  I can only imagine you must be fishing with your dad today.
Moore Reflections Web Signature

Facebook and How Apps Others Use Affect You

I was doing further research this morning about Facebook deleting secret photos.  The keyword here is secret, and believe this is if you have turned on syncing with your mobile device.

facebook apps privacyAnyway, what really caught my eye was something I had not seen before.  You know all those fun games that people play on Facebook?  Telling them who would have their back in a certain situation?  Well I haven’t played those in a while because I was aware of those apps accessing my privacy.  But did you know you can further control what others can access about you when they use that “fun” game?  I state “fun” loosely here.

Picasa Transitioning to Google (Part 2)

Took me a little longer to get back to this; but as promised, the following is some information on how to move your photos from Picasa/Google Photos.

Staying with Google Photos?

Remember (Refer to Part 1 for last week’s article), if you are perfectly fine with the move to Google Photos; there’s nothing to move.    You can keep using Picasa on the desktop, but now you have the choice to upload to Google Photos.

  1. Right-click on the photo and choose “Upload to Google Photos…”
  2. Return to Google Photos, Refresh your web browser if you are already logged in and whala!

Moving from Google Photos

There are a couple of options available on how you can move your photos from Google Photos.

Family Recipe Photo Book

Homemade ice cream
Working for ice cream Credit: patentpending.blogs.com

Do you find yourself or other family members asking for Grandma’s wacky cake recipe?  How about creating a Family Recipe Photo Book?  Not only sharing recipes, but adding photos and stories with those family favorites.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Celebrating Father’s Day

Father Son Bootcamp combined photos

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work on several special projects honoring those that are, or have served in the military.  The projects involved either restoring or retouching photographs.  While another project involved combining two generations along with adding my design abilities for a surprise Father’s Day gift.  This was an idea the client had in mind for several years until they found me at a recent event.  And, with the clients’ permission has allowed me to post a copy of the final work.

Picasa transitioning to Google Photos (Part 1)

If you haven’t heard the news, Google announced on February 12th that they will begin the transition to Google Photos over the next few months.  If you are utilizing Picasa (desktop or web), I’ve outlined a timeline along with information if you choose to make the transition to Google Photos.  Just because Google is phasing out Picasa, doesn’t mean you have to use Google Photos. Hint; Hint.

Warning to those with Seagate Hard drives

warningPublished today from Petapixel is a warning regarding bad hard drives from Seagate.

Seagate was hit with a class action lawsuit today by consumers who claim that the company’s hard drives “failed to live up to the advertised promises” by failing and causing the loss of data. While it is extremely important to backup all computer devices, we need to be cautious of the quality of the devices we use to store our photos and data.

An opportunity with Giclée Printing

Giclee print; watercolor created by Jim Buchan
Original watercolor created by Jim Buchan

Before I tell you my story…If you are not sure what giclée is; Giclée (pronounced “zhee clay“) printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers.  Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art for resale while preserving the original.