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February 2014


by gregg
Marmoset crafts original music for motion picture, conveying story with music and sound.

January 2014


by gregg
To empower mobile picture takers with the best lenses in the world.

December 2013

Comparison of all optimisation tools | ImageOptim-CLI

by sbrothier & 1 other
Speeding up images often comes with a cost in picture quality and finding the right balance can be difficult. Here we compare the percentage file size savings across several image optimisation tools, followed by the percentage of quality lost.

November 2013

DOM Monster Bookmarklet

by 84GHz & 1 other
DOM Monster is our answer to JavaScript performance tools that just don't give you the full picture.

Responsive images – end of year report | HTML5 Doctor

by srcmax
It’s nearly two years since I suggested a picture element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing.

October 2013

Jaron Lanier: l’Internet ruine la classe moyenne | Big Picture

by gregg (via)
L’idée au début de l’Internet était que l’on donnerait du pouvoir à tout le monde parce que tout le monde aurait accès à l’information. En fait, Google et tous ceux qui collectent les informations au sujet des autres parce qu’ils offrent ces services gratuits, deviennent de plus en plus puissants. Plus leurs ordinateurs sont gros, plus ils sont puissants. Même si vous regardez la même information que Google, Google en retire beaucoup plus de pouvoir que vous.

Capturing camera/picture data without PhoneGap

by sbrothier
As people know, I'm a huge fan of PhoneGap and what it allows me to do with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. But I think it is crucial to remember that you don't always need PhoneGap. A great example of that is camera access. Did you know that recent mobile browsers support accessing the camera directly from HTML and JavaScript? Let's look at an example.

September 2013

Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy - Überwachung - FAZ

by gregg
Even the best laws will not lead to a safer internet. We need a sharper picture of the information apocalypse that awaits us in a world where personal data is traded to avert the catastrophy.

The Samurai Archives Japanese History Page

by sbrothier (via)
Welcome to the Samurai Archives, an on-going effort to create an extensive database on the Internet for all interested in this fascinating piece of human history. This page deals with the military aspects of Old Japan, and as such devotes considerable space to the warriors themselves, along with descriptions of battles and various other 'militant' topics. Yet, given Japan's dynamic history, we could hardly confine ourselves to such a narrow view without diminishing the depth and sheer pagentry of our subject . The heart of the page will continue to be the warriors, but with every effort being made to round out our picture. We have and will continue to make every effort to make sure that the information we post is accurate - and will not hesitate to change any mistakes that come to our attention. Where possible, Japanese sources are used - and even these we endeavor to double-check. Nonetheless, inevitably mistakes will be made or reprinted - readers are heartily encouraged to let us know! Moreover, we would be delighted to answer any questions or just hear from fellow lovers of Japanese history. We do not view history or learning as something to be jealously guarded but rather as a gift to be shared with all who seek it.

August 2013


by sbrothier
Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. We deliver big-picture science by reporting on a single monthly topic from multiple perspectives. Read a new chapter in the story every Thursday.

July 2013

Invisible Picture Show

by gregg
A moving new interactive documentary launched at the recent Sheffield Docfest called "Invisible Picture Show". It tells the story of the hundreds of thousands of children worldwide who are affected by immigration detention. Children fleeing war, violence, famine and poverty are too often met with iron bars and isolation. Hidden from the public, they are vulnerable to abuse and often lack adequate access to medical care and education. This moving piece helps make the invisible visible by using real voices from children in detention. Using exclusive interviews recorded during telephone calls to children locked up in detention centres in one of four countries (Australia, Greece, South Africa and the United States) talented animators bring the words of these children to life, creating a powerful, extraordinary visual experience to express the world of each child.

June 2013

Climbing Mount Everest - The Big Picture -

by bouilloire
Il paraît que c'est la saison justement

May 2013

April 2013


by m.meixide
Compress Picture now

February 2013

January 2013

See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and an architect's commentary

by sbrothier
Even before Google allowed anybody with an Internet connection to see a satellite view of anyplace on the globe, I loved looking at books with aerial photography. A few favorites that focus on natural and human-made landscapes of the United States are Alex S. MacLean's Designs on the Land: Exploring American from the Air, Dolores Hayden's and photographer Jim Wark's A Field Guide to Sprawl and Alan Berger's Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America.

December 2012

Lost and Found : Discover the black-and-white era in full color : The Picture Show : NPR

by sbrothier & 1 other
"Lost and Found" was published on NPR's Picture Show on 9/14/12. It was produced and reported by Claire O'Neill and designed and developed by Wesley Lindamood. Photographs by Charles W. Cushman, courtesy of The Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection/Indiana University and Eric Sandweiss, author of The Day In Its Color (Oxford University Press, 2012). Portrait of Rich Remsberg by Robb Hill. Music: "The Mountain," "Chimera" and "Vibe Drive" by Chad Crouch (Podington Bear), Animated car background gif adapted from moving image collection of Thanks for visiting!

November 2012

China gets a new leader - The Big Picture -

by bouilloire
Une occasion de voir quelques belles photos de la Chine

Lost and Found : Discover the black-and-white era in full color : The Picture Show : NPR

by gregg & 1 other
In the 1990s, photo historian Rich Remsberg made a wonderful discovery: In a trove of boxes headed for the trash, he found a view of American history like he'd never seen it. That is, America in color, as early as 1938. The photos Remsberg found had been separated from a much larger collection, housed at Indiana University. It had belonged to hobbyist photographer Charles W. Cushman. Fully reunified, the archive contains more than 14,000 photos spanning three decades we typically see in black and white — including one of the first known color photos of a freshly-painted Golden Gate Bridge.

October 2012