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Questions about resources on the World Wide Web or about photography-related web technologies, including those related to promotion of a photography business.

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How to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos online?

I found some nice images on Flickr using the advanced image search to show only those that are creative commons licensed; I want to use the images in a commercial website I am building. One of the ...
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What solutions are available for a self-hosted portfolio website?

I am trying to find a simple yet solid solution for a self-hosted photo site. I have been through a bunch but have found them outdated code-wise (Gallery2), technology-wise (Flash based) or just plain ...
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What should I look for when choosing a stock web sites to sell through?

I was reading Are stock photo sites a viable source of income? and thought I might give it ago. However what are the things to look for when choosing a stock photo sites to sell on taking in to ...
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Where can I find reviews of and tools for comparing cameras?

We all buy a new digicam/DSLR every now and then. So what web sites do you use to get more information about cameras and compare them? Where do you look for technical information, camera reviews, ...
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What is a good pre-built website platform for displaying my photos?

I know many of the people develop their own web sites, and that's fine if you want to invest the time. Unfortunately, I barely get time enough to take photographs, so I would rather get something out ...
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Wordpress plug-in for a photoblog?

I use Wordpress for my photo-blog site and currently use Yet Another Photoblog plug-in to help manage uploading the pictures. Are there other similar plug-in's that might offer more features. I'm ...
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Online viewer for panorama photos?

Are there any better services to upload wide (10K pixels wide) than flickr? I would like to see some kind of 'fit to screen height' and zooming functionalities.
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How secure is Flickr's “disable download of original image” feature?

In the Flickr privacy settings page there's a setting entitled "Who can access your original image files?". If I set this to anything other than "Anyone" (e.g. "Only you" or "Your contacts"), is it ...
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A website that can help me in choice of new lens?

Is there any website that can help me to choose the best lens? I would like to find a website where I can specify a range of minimum focus distance, a range of maximum focus distance, range of ...
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Is there any site with photos of photography masters?

Is there some online collection of really great photos of great photographers, maybe with some comments giving hints on the reason of their greatness?
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How to avoid jpeg compression artefacts when saving photos in web resolution?

When I save a web-resolution image (for example, 1920×1024px), flat areas tints often have damaged shades of color. I'm saving in Photoshop CS4 with quality 2 in standard mode, because I need the ...
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Suggestions for a photo sales & printing vendor?

I'm beginning to seriously think about selling my photos online ... as prints, greeting cards, etc. Can anyone recommend a site that does a good job of handling the sales translations, printing, ...
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Is there a photo print provider I can use to offer a “Buy a print” feature on my own website?

I do host my own photo gallery online and want to share my photos with my community. It should be possible to purchase copies of my photos online. So I asked myself if there is a service provider for ...
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Where can I find posing guides & resources online?

What resources are available online to give ideas for poses. Is there some type of catalogue of common poses?
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Online Printing API?

tl;dr: Is there a way to have SmugMug-like + printing service integration hosted on your own website? (The API to the printing service is the piece I am missing) I am looking for an automated ...
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What's the best website for showcasing my work to the public?

Wondering which website is more popular for posting own photography art and maybe get some feedback from community in other words a way to carry photography to mass public. FB is not the right place.
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What software shows the most accurate version of a photograph for web viewing?

I have a photo (photo_A.jpg), taken on a post-sunset beach, for which I want to reduce some noise. I do so using the luminance noise reduction technique from Adobe Camera Raw, open the image in ...
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Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload?

Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload? I know that if you upload a TIFF, for example, Flickr converts it to JPEG. But do they also compress incoming JPEGs? I've read some complaints about the ...
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Is it safe from a privacy and security point of view to display identifiable EXIF data on a public web site?

Whenever I compare the exif data displayed by Flickr or the data on Lightroom (3.4), I can't avoid getting my mind blown for the simple fact that I never come to a software tool (for windows) with a ...
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What sites exist for posting client proofs?

As I'm doing more and more photo shoots, I'm looking for a site in which I can post proofs for clients to look at. I would use Flickr, however the images can be downloaded and I obviously don't want ...
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Best Sites for Simplified Instructions in Taking Wedding Photos

Does anybody have any recommendations for Photography Sites that give you some basic yet good instructions on shooting weddings?
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Are photo releases necessary when using event photos in my portfolio?

Do I need to get photo releases from people in the images I capture at public events? For example, do I need photo releases from all wedding guests pictured in order to use my photos for ...
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Is there a web application that can notify you ahead of time if a certain weather forecast is predicted for a certain location?

In other words, it would be a site where you can "subscribe" to certain locations and then have the service email you if the weather forecast matches the kind of weather conditions you are looking ...
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What solution should I use for cataloging photos for private sharing?

I'm seeking a solution for cataloging many thousands of images. Each photo will be tagged and categorized to become searchable by a small group of private people. I've considered any combination with ...
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How can I ensure proper color rendition with browsers on wide gamut displays?

When editing for the web, everyone will recommend you to use sRGB, since a lot of browsers don't offer color management, and most browsers will interpret all images as being sRGB anyway. This is ...
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What are some reasons to not display EXIF data when sharing photos online?

I notice that some photographers choose to deliberately omit the information pertaining to how the photo was taken when sharing online. There's a communal value in learning how other folks staged a ...
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What should be considered for employee photos to put on company's website?

I work in the entertainment industry and am looking to produce friendly looking images of our employees (sales managers, customer support people, and so on) to put on our company's website. What ...
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Are there websites which compare digital cameras based on technical image quality?

There are lot of sites, which compare digital cameras by parameters, user experience and etc. I looking for a website which has some kind of procedure to test image quality and compares digital ...
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What's the fastest way to get thousands of photos from camera resized and uploaded to web?

Currently, for shooting sports events, my workflow contains following sequential steps: shoot at location (JPEG for smaller files and minimum post-processing); batch resize all photos into a size ...
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How do Facebook & Google's new photography features impact professional photographers?

Many photographers, including me, have moved their portfolio sites to SmugMugPro from private servers/domains. How do FB's new "portfolio" frontpage and G+'s new hub for photographers change how pro ...
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What photo blogging service could you recommend?

I'm thinking about starting photography blog soon. The idea is to start presenting portfolio in chronological order and simply share those precious moments capture on the pictures. I was wondering ...
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Who covers Canon products in a similar vein to Thom Hogan's Nikon coverage?

I'm looking to learn a bit about Canon's history, products and reviews and wondered if there were any reviewers that do work focused on Canon's (D)SLR products. The publications and web site of Thom ...
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Where can I host my pictures for free without giving up rights? [closed]

I want to host some pictures at low cost (less than flickr). I have come across Shareapic and Imgur. However, imagur strips the meta-data off of uploaded images, and I couldn't find much information ...
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What's a good web system for sharing photos amongst co-workers?

I work for a company where we quite often are doing internal events, seminars, and party's. This offen ends up with quite a lot of pictures, from both the company dSLR but also coworkers that bring ...
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Is there an online Encyclopedia of Photographic Methods/Techniques, better than that in Wikipedia? [closed]

Looking for a listing photographic methods/techniques just like this one on Wikipedia, but possibly better, any suggestions?
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Is there a “How do they do that?” site for learning image post-processing techniques by examples?

I often see really excellent photographs that seem to have been adjusted in photoshop or something like that. This includes even pictures that seem to be from someone's vacation or travel. Is there a ...
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What are the proper Photoshop settings for the most consistent color on screen?

There are some in-depth answers on the topic of color profiles including this one by jrista, but it all makes my head spin, and I suspect I'm not alone. I'd like to ask a question that will hopefully ...
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What open source photo library/database system can I use to build my website? [closed]

I'm planning a web-based searchable photo database. Any suggestions for what software to use? I've seen stockbox. I want an opensource community content management system, with the potential to add ...
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What are the statistics on users posting photos to the web with a color profile embedded?

I am coming from StackOverflow, from this question specifically: How to stop GD2 from washing away the colors upon resizing images? Summary: I have a photo gallery website on which the image resizing ...
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Why is Nextgen / wordpress is reducing the quality of my photographs?

I have been researching this night and day for months now. Photos viewed on my website look terrible compared to the same file viewed with other mediums. I have contacted many website support ...
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What image dimensions are used for 500px?

The name is 500px.com, but what is the image resolution for which to optimize before uploading your photos there?
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Which websites give step by step explanation to how a picture is taken?

I randomly came across this article http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7670130459/editorial-lighting-the-minimalist-way - I would like to find out if there are any websites there are dedicated to ...
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Is there a site for browsing a ton of photographers by location and skillset?

I'm looking to hire a photographer for a tech / fashion shoot in NYC. I'm very particular on the style that I'm looking for and I'm hoping someone here can point me to a site where I can do some ...
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What's a good place to share panoramas online? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Online viewer for panorama photos? I've got some Photomerged panoramas, about 5-12MB each. Where's a good place to put them online? Preferably I'd like a place where ...
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What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop over the free online version?

What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop (subscription or one off payment) over the free online version? I am aware that: Internet Access it required The "heal" tool is not fully ...
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Can I legitimately create derivative works from re-blogged source material?

I've searched around without finding exactly the right answer--and I already know no answer here speaks for the final-say, legally. I'm just looking for general rules of thumb pertaining to my ...
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Finding a mentor [duplicate]

I'm beginning photography and sometimes I find it very difficult to rate my own work or to find answers to common basic problems... Is there any websites/forums that allow people to get rating and ...
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Crowdsourcing sites for scouting photography locations

I was wondering if there is a website where people can share the best spots to take pictures from (of course, this would mostly apply for outdoor photography). Essentially, a map with dots indicating ...
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What software do I need to create a panorama inside a cylinder to publish on the web?

Googling I found on the net reference to sphere panoramas, but I'm not interested in looking up or down, just to the front. My image is a just rectangular, a very wide panorama and I wanted to create ...
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Why does my photo look great in Lightroom but show sharpening halos on my web site?

I haven't over sharpened my photo — it looks great in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, but when I upload it to my webpage, it has horrible ghosts/halos around much of the subjects. I have tried it with ...