Juxtapose – Comparing Images

Juxtapose creates a slider to compare two images. It’s one of several handy tools from the Northwestern University Knight Lab. This Juxtapose images compares London’s Heathrow airport in 1945 and 2014. (Link to larger version.) […]

Photo sources for the classroom

    Richard Byrne of Free Tech for Teachers has updated his handy chart of reliable photo sources to use with students. Personally, I love pixabay, but it is fairly easy to find photos you might […]

Google Open Gallery

I’d forgotten that several months ago I’d requested an invite to test Google’s Open Gallery service. It’s the software that powers Google’s Art Project,  Historic Moments and World Wonders projects.  As of December 2013 it is being made available to anyone, though […]

Jetpack Carousel

Just a quick test of the updated Carousel slide show feature in Jetpack.  Click on any thumbnail to go to the Carousel powered slide show.  Carousel turns any standard WordPress photo gallery into a full […]

FlickrCC for Creative Commons photos

I love using flickrCC to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on flickr. It’s faster and simpler than the advanced search on flickr itself. But I had blindly not noticed that they have incorporated Aviary […]

HistoryPin: Maps, Photos and Stories

I’m getting delightfully lost in the HistoryPin website. Old photos, layered on top of Google Maps and stories to go with them – all things that I love to explore. What is HistoryPin? The site […]

SimpleViewer Photo Gallery

SimpleViewer creates elegant photo galleries for spiffing up your web sites. The galleries can be standalone pages or embedded in other pages. But what has me excited is the WordPress plugin. The SimpleViewer plugin adds […]

ImageCodr – Handy Photo Crediting Tool

ImageCodr – A handy tool that simplifies finding, using and crediting flickr photos for reuse on web pages. It creates a block of code that displays the photo, the photographer’s flickr name, links back to […]

Words and pictures and storytelling

I love words and pictures and storytelling. And I love playing with tools that help us tell our stories. So it’s no surprise that I’m having great fun playing with  Flickr Poet from Stories in […]

Galleries on Flickr

Flickr has a new galleries feature that lets you create sets of up to 18 photos around any idea, theme or concept you find interesting. This encourages you to explore other people’s photos and search […]

Have some PhotoFunia

PhotoFunia: Pick from around 100 photo effects, upload your photo and have some fun. Their face recognition software does a great job of inserting your face into the scene. That’s me, rocking out. And no […]

And the Winners Are…

The New York Library Association is pleased to announce the winners of the National Library Week Snapshot Contest. Please feel free to contact Johanna at events@nyla.org with any questions you may have.  Winners in each […]