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Photos for Life: A Stock Photography Service By and For Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Photos for Life is a “charity photo bank” where all the stock photos are created by cancer patients and survivors and for other cancer patients. Each of the models you see in the images was personally affected by cancer in their own lives. “They love their lives and want to show it to the world!” the website says.
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Vintage Photo Finds is an Online Collection of Old Pictures Found at Flea Markets

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Joel Snow was visiting a flea market in Colorado this past October when he came across a box with several packets of old negatives at the bottom. After digitizing them, Snow realized that it was a fascinating collection of old photos from the early part of the 20th century.
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Aerial Wallpapers: Beautiful Satellite Photos Turned Into Backgrounds for Your Phone

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Aerial Wallpapers is a website filled with beautiful wallpapers for your mobile device. Each of the images is a 1242×2208 pixel crop of a beautiful satellite photograph.

The project is curated by João Paulo Bernardes, who searches through the Creative Commons archives of NASA and the Airbus Defense and Space.
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ScanMyPhotos Can Scan Your Prints a Priority Mail Boxful at a Time

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Have a ton of old prints lying around but not enough time or energy to scan them? Since 1990, Southern California-based ScanMyPhotos has helped customers scan over 250 million physical prints. As digitizing old family photos is catching on as a trend, the company’s most popular service is something it pioneered: the USPS prepaid box deal.

It’s a flat rate option for scanning large quantities of photos. Pack as many photos as you can into it, send it in, and receive digital versions of every photo.
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RoboStage: Do Remote Photo Shoots in Your Browser with Real Models, Gear and Studios

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Here’s a new idea that’s quite a bit off the beaten path: RoboStage is a new online studio that lets photographers conduct a photo shoot through their browser. We’re not talking about some kind of faked virtual environment, but an actual photo shoot done in an actual location, controlled through your browser.
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ShareGrid Allows Photographers to Safely Rent Gear To and From One Another

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“AirBnB for cameras.” That’s how ShareGrid describes itself. The young startup company is trying to do for camera rentals what AirBnB did for vacation rentals, and if the idea catches on, camera gear rental companies may have some stiff competition to deal with in the years ahead.
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An Interactive 3D Viewer for Earth Pictures Captured From the International Space Station

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More than 1.4 million photos of Earth have been captured from the International Space Station over the course of 41 expeditions. San Francisco-based developer Callum Prentice wanted a better way to browse the images and the locations they were captured over, so he created a nifty 3D web app called the ISS Photo Viewer.
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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

Pixact.ly: An Online Game That Lets You See How Well You Can Eyeball Pixel Counts

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If you do a lot of photo editing, you’ve likely gotten pretty used to making estimates of pixel dimensions. But how good are you, exactly?

A new browser-based game called Pixact.ly wants to help you answer that question. It’s based around the simple idea of drawing a box with specific pixel dimensions.
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Swift Galleries Lets Clients See Your Prints on Their Walls, Pick an Arrangement, and Place an Order

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Swift Galleries is an upcoming platform whose goal is to get your photography work on your clients’ walls and, in turn, bring in some extra profit for you.

By leveraging a simple drag-and-drop web app, Swift Galleries makes it easy for you to customize and show off how your photographs would look in your clients’ homes, with little to no effort on your behalf.

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