Hello there. This is the, of course, most recent (July, 2014) version of the Photolist. Enjoy.
Julie Éclair’s Photolist
Note: Guaranteed Smut-free for your protection.
I. Fine Art Nudes.
A. Fashion Search Engines.
B. Image Search Engines.
V. Other Photography, Fashion, or Design.
All other Art and Photography on other Lists.
The first three categories are collections of sites hand-picked as representative samples of what’s available in each category. I’ve included a mix of old and new sites, and so on.
HQ stands for “High Quality”, and for images, means that they are Hi-Res, clear, and (hopefully) free from any obvious marks including logos. For sites, HQ means that they are laid out clearly and simply, easy to use, or enjoyable to see. Others are as stated. Some of the FAN and Celebrity may contain sexuality, as apart and distinct altogether from porn and smut. Those are addressed below. Underscored URLs link directly from Word. Document (this edition) is Microsoft Word but may be used in Wordpad or Open Office. “SK” denotes use of “SexKey” for nude or partly nude section (i.e., verifies age). Many in the “nude” areas are merely swimsuits or paparazzi photos. DL means “Dead Link” and is usually followed by the date discovered broken.
Note that I started, in 2013, to include Fashion search engines, sites describing CBIR with demo apps, retail sites, and design sites as well. Those will be in either IV. Tools, or V. Other Photography, Fashion, or Design.
Viewer Discretion is Advised.
I. Fine Art Nudes
http://www.akts.de }max master nudes. May be DL (2/11). Replacement 2012: http://artboom.info/photography/andreas-bitesnich-fine-art-nudes.html }the ArtBoom site of Andreas Bitesnich, with FAN, painting cinema and more.
http://www.alexanderpaulin.de }his collections of FAN photographs, recommended. HQ site, fun to use.
http://www.all-nudes.com/girls/1109/index.html }includes Andrea galleries.
http://ardor.net/now/index.htm?page=2 }David Hamilton galleries.
http://www.art-bridge.com/directory/abdir.htm }art directory and links page.
http://artculture.com/opinion/nude-art-model }”I am completely naked. And 15 total strangers are studying every inch of my exposed skin by the gray daylight streaming through the window.”
http://www.art-nude.com/ }their front-page.
http://www.artphotoblog.net/Blog }Not all are nude, but a good site. Clean.
http://www.artinude.com/ links and galleries, and menu: all natural. Warning, may have erotic content.
http://www.artistic-nudes.com }gateway to other sites. Warning: site contents may change after being listed on this list. Ms. Éclair is not responsible for unanticipated changes in the contents of any of these sites.
http://www.beautyisdivine.com/ }aka gODDESS; a tasteful pay-site. Update 1/2012: Warning: may redirect to x-art.com, use caution when visiting site.
http://artnudes.blogspot.com/search/label/environmental%20nudes }up-to-date linklists categorized.
http://chv-nudeph.blogspot.com/ }another new, excellent FAN site. Small images, one enlargement to medium-large. HQ.
http://darklightphoto.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html }FAN photos here. HQ photos but small, good and current linklist on front page.
http://finenudes.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html?zx=53c908c06a890857 }site features a variety of FAN, mostly b & w, mostly HQ. Note, however, that some of the images or links on this page are “adult oriented”; viewer discretion is advised.
http://lascerezasdexondicar.blogspot.com/2010/07/jock-sturges-tiempo-de-verano.html }has Sturges’ videos, photos, and other info.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/03/jock-sturges-danny-lyon-and-sturges-was.html }the browser tries to block this website. Sturges images, very large, HQ,
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/06/david-hamilton-dreams-of-young-girl.html }Hamilton images, large, HQ.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/03/david-hamilton-age-of-innocence.html }Hamilton images, large, HQ.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/04/david-hamilton-place-in-sun-1996.html }Hamilton images, large, HQ.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/11/1973-les-demoiselles-dhamilton.html }Hamilton images, large, HQ.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/11/1973-les-demoiselles-dhamilton.html }full HQ images of the Pirelli calendar 2005-2006. ?? http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2010/12/herb-rittsphotographs-of-noted.html }full HQ images of Herb Ritts of various Celebs, Models, Musicians, etc.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2011/05/balthus-i-refuse-to-confide-and-dont.html }selection of Balthus’ images similar to one’s own.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/2011/07/andrew-wyethi-dream-lot-i-do-more.html }selection of Wyeth’s images similar to one’s own.
http://onlinebrowsing.blogspot.com/search/label/Sally%20Mann }Sally Mann photos that improve one’s own.
http://skippedbreakfast.blogspot.com/2011/10/nudes.html }a newer site with large, HQ images, FAN. Good site, images are somewhat noisy. Recommended.
http://soko-barefoot.blogspot.com/2012/08/jock-sturges.html }a new FAN site, also has fine photography. Recommended. HQ photos, mostly, many with a larger size available.
http://vilmantas-dambrauskas.blogspot.com/ }another new FAN site, many pages, HQ images, some large. Clean site, easy to use, Highly Recommended.
http://www.body-collector.com/bc.html }recommended: click Fashionable or Ultra Life. There are some nice galleries there, all HQ. Site has improved much this year; nice links under “co/operation”. DL (2/11).
http://calyxes.tumblr.com/page/2 }newer HQ FAN site. Here is: http://calyxes.tumblr.com/post/14445678969/humanerror-la-moisson-de-douceur-tendre-bulle }one sample page from there.
http://www.davidschoen.com/index.html }altered FAN photos from SoCal.
http://www.emptykingdom.com/main/featured/astrid-salomon-photography }HQ FAN site, large images, tasteful. Also has fashion and landscape, etc. photos. Links to other art photographers.
DL 2014. Replacement:
http://www.emptykingdom.com/featured/astrid-salomon-photography/ }new page for her.
http://www.emptykingdom.com/category/photography/nude-photography/ }clean site, Recommended.
http://www.famozz.com/photographers/jock-sturges }scroll down to Jock Sturges pictures on the web.
www.fineartnude.com }the fine art nude network, gateway to other FAN sites.
http://www.fineartnude.com/links/ }their link list.
http://www.fine-art-photos.de/ }a sample gallery that I enjoyed.
http://finenudes.blogspot.com }nudes, not a blog (ignore name). Site had good list of links but not all links are suitable. Scroll down below the “recommended” links: most of these are, e.g., commercial and not recommended. I recommend the links that start at “Art Blogs”, about halfway down the page. Clean site, nice appearance.
http://forrealfashionmodels.wordpress.com/ }downloaded many pics from here and similar sites. HQ images, variety, most large. Recommended. Has smoking models, naughty models, etc.
http://www.freshnudes.net/nude-art.htm }10 pages of photographers; HQ links.
http://www.gods-art.de/start-en.html }another HQ links & galleries (samples).
http://www.hqlinks.net }many older links, MET free galleries, much more.
http://www.hqscan.net/ }has free and commercial nude, & celebrities. 2013 DL. This site was one of the oldest on the Web of its kind, and, one of the best back then; and it must have still been online when I first made this List. It is down now; but I have two replacements for it for you: http://fashionscansremastered.net/ }”Welcome To The Supermodel Lounge. Sit Back, Chill, and Enjoy the After-Hours.” These HQ scans have been featured on prominent sites such as The Daily Mail UK, Oh No They Didn’t, Models.com, Fashionista, and many other sites. …And the other one: http://www.hqscan.com/pics/farabe-cottingham/ }yes, HQ Scan is down, but they haven’t taken the storage files off of the server yet. That means that you can find rare, mostly celebrity images here; rare from being old (only 10 years or so but old in our culture), and rare from being minor celebs. I saw some names there I’d never heard of! Page listed is for Farabe Cottingham, for example, and more galleries are listed at the bottom of each page. Medium images, HQ, links all still work, images still on server. 2014 Update: site is down now. However, you can still download from the image cabinet, whatever images are still on the server, from here: https://web.archive.org/web/20110812061328/http://hqscan.com/pics/ }on archive.org. These are very large, HQ, clean images, before they’re gone.
http://imgsrc.su/jpdf/13056078.html#bp }collection of Sally Mann photos.
http://www.indienudes.com/main.html }avant-garde; some sexual content. Scroll down immediately to “Photography”. One or more Plusses (+) next to name means more than one site for that photographer. Under Photography links is word “More”, click to see more pages of photographers. Many of these are FAN but some are “Caveat Emptor”. If Word says that it can’t open the page, just copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.
http://inventiveplankton.blogspot.com/ }various. DL 8/2011.
http://www.labrys.ru/node/7002 }the last day of summer; gallery.
http://www.livresphotos.com/les-contes-erotiques-cahier-photographique-1970-1990,412.html }has all his books, etc.
http://www.lookatmestudios.com/Fine-Art-Photographer.html }good linklist, HQ galleries (2010).
http://www.markmarek.com/pics/galleries/ }site has samples from each photographer’s or site’s work. Click on the link or photo, and it takes you to the gallery for it. HQ, smallish images. Clean, well-made site.
http://milkmade.com/articles/456-Walter-Chin-25-Nudes-Sep-21-Oct-9 }a somewhat newer page of FANs, including fashion models and celebs.
http://www.nude-sites.narod.ru/ }redirects to MPL studios. Has related linklist at page bottom.
http://hem.passagen.se/pointofview4/v/index.html }Famous Vellum Art/Fashion scans. Big images. HQ and artistic. Sorry about the tiny thumbnails.
http://hem.passagen.se/pointofview5/v/index.html }more Vellum scans.
http://hem.passagen.se/pointofview777/v/index2.htm }Goes to last Vellum page; scroll down and click “Back to Vision Delight” to go there. View “Fresh” or “Archive” there. Many of these are older images. Site also called “A Vision of Delight”; see below.
http://www.petersfriends.com/french/hamilton/S1/28A_f.htm }David Hamilton and other photographers.
http://www.pmates.com/ }excellent links and galleries of other sites, mostly commercial.
http://www.rigonstories.com/index.htm }very HQ work. Enjoy. DL (12/10).
http://www.rigonstories.com/pages/linksset.htm }excellent, tasteful links. DL (12/10).
http://www.room44.com/index.php?cat=6 }FAN and photos; possible sexual content; asks for registration for enlargements. Links. HQ. DL (2/11).
http://sacredwhore.tumblr.com/ }excellent collection of nature and environmental FAN.
http://www.san-francisco-nudes.com/sample/index.htm }variety of b&w and color nudes, indoor and outdoor, various poses. Simple, clean site, just like the nudes there. Recommended.
http://www.semplicebellezza.com/pages/intro.html }good b&w FAN site.
http://www.shadowscapestudio.com/index.html }nature photos. Large, HQ b&w nudes outdoors. Color nudes also. Simple, easy to use site, Recommended.
http://sexoteric.com/ }adult search directory. FANs, all color, large, HQ images, no redirects but images load slowly if your computer’s old. Straightforward to use, Recommended. Many erotic links. FANs are basically lesbian-oriented, as are the erotic
http://sex-happy.blogspot.com/ }this page is featured for its long and interesting links lists, both left and right sides of the page. Use caution when viewing, though, since this page may have erotic photos on it.
http://www.sexinart.net/ }collection of a variety of FAN, mostly color. Use caution, some images may be erotic. Also watch out for redirects.
http://soft.drun.net/archive }new FAN site, b&w, many photos, all HQ. Warning: some of these nudes may be erotic in nature. DL 2014.
http://www.stefanolevi.com/main.html }another FAN site w/ a/v; nice work. DL (12/10).
http://spod.cx/girls/ }one man’s private collection, but it has several old, very hard to find galleries of images from, e.g., proteus scans (celebs, etc.), etc.
http://www.tenthousandgirlspage.com/index.html }links page, novel design. Tiny thumbnails somewhat difficult to see. Some links go to front pages; check for link to actual site. Some are amateur, odd, or indie sites.
http://www.thequietfront.com/ }another new, excellent FAN site. HQ images, medium sizes, one enlargement to large.
http://travelinghost.blogspot.com/ }good new FAN site. See many links on right-hand side of page. Sturges already harvested. 12/8/10Great site, has Balthus-like etc.
d.webring.com/hub?ring=figureartring }lists 44 related sites.
http://worldofthenudest.tumblr.com/ }assortment of naturist photos and images, mixed b&w, FAN mixed w/others. Most HQ, and novel links.
II. Fashionplus scanners/collectors. Don’t forget their links-pages. For some sites, usage tips are shown, that are typical of all site.
http://www.anneofcarversville.com/style-photos/ }another good fashion site and linksite, somewhat more sensual.
http://annikenengeland.blogspot.com/2010/04/model-of-week.html }good linklist on this blogsite. Featured photo is of Vodianova.
http://www.best-celebritees.com/celebs-galleries/index.html }alphabetical list of links leading to galleries. Some images HQ, some large to very large. Mix of fashion models, celebs, and other models… as one often finds on these sites.
http://www.bellazon.com/main/ }fashion model forum site, some pics, some DLs. Appears to be a different site from the one below. Also has other models, some celebs.
http://www.bellazon.org/index.html }supermodel electronic book.
http://bmodels.blogspot.com/search/label/Izabel%20Goulart }good new site, good links. (1/11)
http://modeforme.blogspot.com/2010/10/ }another good website, that is a fashion blog. Has images of fashion models, but also accessories, etc., a blog-site with other fashion news and products. A clean site, with large, HQ images, and no hassles viewing or downloading the images. Highly Recommended, which is my highest rating for this type of site. I use the same rating system that Jae and Jone do. Only drawback, difficult to navigate around the site; use a non-google search engine that does site-searches, such as Ixquick.
http://sexycute-girls.blogspot.com/ }newer site that has both fashion models, and lesser quality models. Celebs also. Good selection, some images large and HQ.
http://verazabyd.blog.ru/ }site with HQ fashion model pics. Medium to large. Site in Russian.
http://visualoptimism.blogspot.com/ }new(2014) fashion blogspot. Clean; large, HQ images; site is somewhat slow. Recommended.
http://www.body-collector.com/bc.html }This site also has Fashion galleries, some new, HQ,
Flash. DL (2/11)
http://courturiere.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html }another good fashion image site, HQ and med to large images.
http://facultyofimagination.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html }another somewhat new fashion blog site w/lots of pics. HQ pics, some large, most medium. Link goes to one of their archive pages, w/rare photos of Malin Martensson. Click on site logo to go to homepage. In small type, in red, this site has an excellent fashion and photography linklist. Nice linklist.
http://www.fashiontoast.com/ }another new HQ fashion site. Many outdoor pics, fash models in world cities, etc. Recommended. Medium size pics.
http://fcsas.blogspot.com/search/label/Natalia%20Vodianova }Finn’s place hosted. 2013 DL. Replacement: http://finnsplace.wordpress.com/category/shannan-click/ }basically the same images and magazines, etc., Finn’s Place on WordPress now. Page is of fashion model Shannan Click.
http://keskescans.blogspot.com/ }ad scans, no blogs(ignore name). Large image size.
http://www.bwgreyscale.com }many links at front page, clean site.
http://bytemodels.com/ }excellent, large and HQ images of models and some celebs; clean, easy-to-use site. Look under “friends/links” for other modern, contemporary model sites, and some links to celebs and FAN.
http://www.demarchelier.net/home.html }professional and artistic site. Good.
http://www.exbii.com/showthread.php?t=79824 }this site has older and rare images of fashion models. Images are medium size and most are HQ. I recommend this site for you collectors. Images are stored here: http://www.picscrazy.com/ }a simple image hosting site.
http://www.fashioncosmos.com }link button at front page. 17 pages of them.
http://www.fashionfile.com/displayMoments.html }primarily video-oriented.
http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/ }this site has HQ versions of fashion images, that other sites don’t. Ads, but still easy to use, and new: Highly Recommended. Large images.
http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com }2000 images archived, HQ site. After selecting a model, move to “Features” at the right and click “pictures”. Below the thumbnails is “Go to page,1,…,n” where you select the page you want. Logo on pic.
http://fashionography.net/model/lara-stone/ }site has many medium size, HQ images of fashion models and supermodels. Some large sizes. Clean, HQ site, Recommended. Page shown has Pirelli photos, and other models, not just Lara Stone. Here is: http://fashionography.net/ }their front page. And here http://fashionography.net/model/izabel-goulart/page/ }search bar, recent posts, and categories.
http://fashionscansremastered.net/category/nuditysemi-nudity/page/2/ }a somewhat newer fashion site, with rescans of many of your favorite campaigns and editorials. Recommended. Large, HQ images, one click in a new window. Contemporary images; they say “Welcome To The Supermodel Lounge. Sit Back, Chill, and Enjoy the After-Hours.“
http://www.fashionworld.it }nice site. This one was “down” but now is back. Click “look at the book” (i.e. the model’s book) then “men or women”. Flip through book or look at thumbnails by clicking “all the pictures”. Clean and HQ.
http://topmodel.fateback.com/index.htm }Model Menagerie; links to AVision of Delight: small collection, tiny thumbs, but fun. Large and HQ. DL 2011
http://www.gonzofolio.net }Update! Site has changed! Was a large collection of nine best models. Now is a “share your collection” site (modesty prevents us from doing so).
http://www.herfamedgoodlooks.com/ }one of the best; 8/08 format revised and server improved. New site under construction (12/10). DL 2011 L
http://www.iconique.com/flash/ }”hip” Euro-site, flash a/v. Flash 9 recommended. Go to Fashion Editorials for shows w/music, then click one under Archived editorials. Warning! Google ads in list.
http://ifdb.co/models/ }This is the Internet Fashion Database, similar to IMDB but about fashion models and the business.
http://imfscans5.tripod.com/imfscans.htm }scans of celebs and models; HQ, Large images.
http://www.imodelosbrasileras.com/ }site has photos, videos, and interviews of Brazilian models. Recommended. Of course, it’s all in Portuguese, including the videos.
http://intimatecelebs.com/ }this is a Russian site, with many pics of celebs, some HQ and large. Has older, hard to find images, and also European celebs. Recommended.
http://itr2010.org/ }new address for: in the raw/nebula’s nude models; good scan and link site, fash but other categories too. (12/10). Site also has vidcaps, and links to videos. Also has modern, categorized linklists on right-hand side of page.
http://www.jozworld.club.fr/index.html }French; site may be down. DL (12/10). Remnants of this can still be found at http://www.archive.org/web/web.php }this is the Archive’s Wayback Machine, which lets you find the remains of extinct web sites.
http://www.kathrin-hohberg.de/network/airfield }photographer representing some lesser-known models. Medium size HQ pics, no enlargements, clean site.
http://www.knighttcat.com/ }another new fashion site. HQ, large pics; lots of backstage and candids. Recommended.
https://lamodelamour.wordpress.com/portfolios/ }medium-to-large images, most HQ, fashion, fashion nudes, and artsy photos. Scroll to bottom of page for links to sections; URL opens portfolios page. Also links. Newer site.
http://lesmokingimage.blogspot.com/ }new fash site. Here is a big, impressive collection of beautiful fashion models smoking, mostly women, some men. Pics small the medium size, most HQ. Recommended.
http://blogs.lexpress.fr/styles/mode-personnel/page/9/ }French fashion blog. Medium images, some HQ, various models. URL is page “Les fleurs de Moscou d’Alexander Terekhov”, about 20 photos on page. The site’s name or title, mode personnel(le), means “MODE : n.f. Conforme au goût du jour. n.m. Manière individuelle de vivre, d’agir, de penser. PERSONNEL,ELLE : adj. Qui concerne une personne. Qui s’adresse personnellement à quelqu’un. MODE PERSONNELLE : n.f. La mode sur un ton personnel. Le mien, le tien, le sien.”
http://www.lookatme.ru/flow/posts/fashion-radar/84269-chto-nas-zhdet-novye-s-emki }lookatme.ru is a famous Russian fashion photo site, well known to fashionista and collectors. Page shown is fashion models, of course, in colorful, unusual garments, settings, or photos “artistically” modified.
http://www.ma-collection-de-pubs.com/index.html }4000 images ads in alphabetical categories, by advertisers’ names, not models’ names. Site is in French but can be translated. Specializes in photos from advertising campaigns, French and International. Recommended. Last updated March 2012.
http://models.com/models/ }check out this new HQ fash site, excellent for, e.g., Brazilians, etc. (1/11)
http://modelscafe.ifrance.com/modelscafe/karolina-pages/karolinakurkova1.htm }site still up and current.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/ }a good place for models, photographers, and clients to meet each other. Tools and help for models and their agents. Site has recently been redone.
http://www.modelpages.tv/ }for those in the business, helpful for new models. A career-building site.
http://community.livejournal.com/fashion_screen/ }various; added 12/10.
http://www.naked-lunch.com }one of the best. DL 2011. The Wayback Machine has preserved the site itself, but the images it contained are lost, alas. It was an excellent and big site.
http://mode.newslicious.net/2011/05/100-daria-daria-werbowy-by-derek.html }newer fashion blog/photo site. Highly Recommended, this one has large, HQ pics, some very large, and the site often comes out on top over other sites with the same pics. Recent work, current, clean and easy to use. Enjoy.
http://www.onethousandmodels.com }clean site, very nice; has improved much this year. “Pages”, followed by numbers, are the galleries. DL 7/2011. August 2011 Update: One Thousand Models is back, at the URL shown.
http://www.paranaiv.no/story/anja-sasha-mert-marcus }this is a newer site with fashion model pics. Highly Recommended, for very large, HQ pics, easy to view and download, clean site. Page shown is Sasha Pivovarova. Has multiple viewing formats, is easy to use, clicks go to image, no redirects. Great site.
http://pennylifeinpics.blogspot.com/ }a very slow website, but with large, very HQ images.
http://www.pony-ryder.com/2012/01/vika-falileeva-polaroids.html }newer site, HQ images, med-large. Features newer and lesser-known models, recommended for this. Some images small.
http://www.purseblog.com/ }blog about fashion purses. Medium to large images, clean site, easy to use. Recommended for what’s trending now.
http://www.qiuqu8.com/photos/index.php?page=1 }images of fashion models. This site is Chinese, but there is an alphabetical by first name list of models, scroll down to see it. Has a surprisingly large collection of HQ pics of fashion models.
http://sandiinthecity.onsugar.com/ }site says “Social blogging is a popular concept developed from the advances of weblogging, microblogging and social networking. These ever-changing constructs represent the new way for people to broadcast their activities, share their passions and connect with others.” Large HQ images, clean site with white background, current shows and models.
http://www.scanlinks.de }many older links, some expired. DL 2011.
http://www.silverbeauties.com }400 b&w photos; clean site. DL 2011.
http://www.style.com/ }Style channel. One of the biggest sites in the world about fashion modeling. You can find galleries, videos, and links here, and news.
http://www.style.com/fashionshows/ }archive of 85000 runway looks.
http://www.stylehive.com/blog/ }a newer fashion site and portal. This page is linked to here for the linklist, somewhat long, all newer sites and no dead links. Another clean, easy-to-use site, Recommended. Products shown, and includes accessories, makeup, shoes.
http://www.stylelist.com/ }newer site, clean, portal for articles and sites about fashion. Emphasis is somewhat on celebrity, plus current fashions. Medium size images, easy to use, and fewer ads than many other sites. Recommended.
http://stylerumor.com/ }fashion runway review site. Features news and information, but also leads to some galleries and videos.
http://www.supermodels.nl/ }extensive, tasteful collection of HQ models. Scroll to bottom for next page. Images sizes vary. Updated often. This famous Dutch site has free images, but the large to very large images require sign-in. Logo on most images.
http://www.supermodelwizard.com/index.html }clean site, easy-to-use, best link-lists. First appeared July 2001, updated July 2012. Medium images, most HQ, older models and celebs. Not all pages are still current.
http://www.taod.com }use their search for “taod original scans”. “Bikini models”. DL 2011. You can find some of what this was on the Wayback Machine, but often the image files are missing, as they were with Naked Lunch (which was Fashion Models, not naked models, btw).
http://www.talimba.com/index.php?page=search/images&search=pirelli+kalender+2012&type=images }another newer site with fashion images. Opens to gallery page, sizes shown, etc. and HQ images, but quality varies by source.
http://teamisabeli.com/gallery/index.php }here is an excellent collection of pics of Isabelli Fontana, the famous Brazilian Fashion Model, and several others. Pics HQ, most large.
http://www.teenvogue.com/style/search }news & blog site w/some pictures, HQ. Click “People and Parties”, “Models” on pull-down menu, click model’s face to select, then “view all” for thumbnails, click to enlarge. The online version of the magazine.
http://www.thefashionspot.com }check it out: fashion trends, styles, news, and celebrities.
http://www.thequietfront.com/ }a new, HQ fashion site. Many galleries, top photographers and models, images med to very large sizes, most HQ. Recommended. Site is easy on the eyes, easy to use, no loading problems.
http://theseventh.com/ }clean site, novel design, photographers too. Scan-site. July 2012 Update: redesigned site is now “under construction”.
https://www.theworldjournal.com/special/supermodels/home.htm }fresh pics and links. Ads appear w/pic when full-size. Scroll down for list.
http://topmodel.fateback.com/ }Model Menagerie, nice site, good links, some old.
http://trendscelebrityfashion.blogspot.com/ }new site with HQ fashion pics. Recommended. Many magazine covers.
http://uhqmodels.wordpress.com/ }another good new site. (1/11). DL 1/2012.
http://www.vngallery.org/2008/01/alessandra-ambrosio-9.html }very large, HQ images of supermodels and celebs. Newer gallery, Recommended.
http://www.vngallery.org/ }”where beauties gather”. Has images of Brazilian fashion models, and others.
http://www.vngallery.org/2008/01/alessandra-ambrosio-9.html }very large, HQ images of supermodels and celebs. Page is for Ambrosio.
http://www.vogue.de/ }Tricky site to use but HQ. Helps to read German. Below headshot, “Bild 1 of 10” and arrows for pictures. For gallery/thumbnails, go to Top 100 List, find model (by browsing or using pull-down menu under “models”), and click “Weitere Bilder” (further pictures). Note scalable thumbnail sizes. Click to enlarge twice. Site specializes in Top 100 and has about 2000+ images, all HQ. Online version of the magazine.
https://lamodelamour.wordpress.com/tag/anouck-lepere/ }new model pics.
http://leclownlyrique.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/la-vie-revee-des-anges/ }collection of HQ b&w FAN. Recommended.
http://www.zobworld.com }artistic and beautiful site. Zobworld is gone now. 😦
Note: many sites are down. French Box is down. Jozworld is at its French address; Models Café is down. Chilax.de and Chilax.com are both down.
III. Celebrities.Note: Web contains myriad celebrity sites, but only a few are HQ enough for you. Always beware of ads, which have content independent of the website. Always beware of links, which may go to porn sites. Warning: Most free nude celeb photos are on adult sites or sites that have porn ads. (!!) Some are pay-only sites.
http://abes-celebrities.com/ }has both celebrities and models, including some older photos. The older photos are not as HQ as the newer ones are, and aren’t as large. On this site few are actually nude, most in swimsuits, etc.
http://www.actressarchives.com/celebrities }many ads. HQ, many recent photos, midsize. News. Also here is http://www.actressarchives.com/photos }their photo page. They have a page for celeb/actress videos, but, there are so many celeb videos and video sites these days, that I’ll have to make a separate list for just those.
http://alicia-logic.com/capspages/dragonfly.asp }limited vidcaps. This site is unusual, it is a searchable vidcap database and collection, apparently all made by the same person. Has other collections, click on left-hand menu. Fun idiosyncratic collection. Extra: here http://alicia-logic.com/email/Bush%20or%20Alfred%20E.%20Neuman.gif }you can see Alfred E. Newman morphed in to George Bush.
http://www.all-nude-celebrities.net/ }scroll down for list; ignore ads. Use A-Z to access list. I’ve apologized before for the increase of porn ads on celeb photo sites. Sorry.
http://www.alphacelebs.com/ }blind links to large, HQ images! Many ads.
http://www.alwaysgirls.com/ }celebrity wallpaper site. Wallpapers of Men, too. Most images avail in 3 large sizes. The bad news: some of these wallpapers have double logos on them: a watermark-type logo, and the URL across the bottom.
http://www.photoman.artspb.com/brooke.php }this site has some excellent, large, classic HQ celebrity pics. Page linked to is Brooke Shields. Click on the icons at the bottom to view other galleries of the same celeb. Hint: since the buttons don’t say where your browser is going, cause the page to display full URL in place of the icon. Use the Thumbs app to see all the galleries at once. If Thumbs doesn’t work, list all the links on the page. In older style webpages, you’ll get all the images on one page. Recommended.
http://alltimetop.blogspot.com/2010/09/kim-basinger.html?zx=4b1bc7e0c77df77b }has actresses both new and old. Selection of classic actresses, some images small.
http://americangirljuliette.blogspot.com/2013/04/brooke-shields.html }another newer blog site, which has good pics of celebrities, classic older pics, and other unrelated galleries. Page linked to is her Brooke Shields photos, nice scans of some rare ones.
http://babeinvasion.com/Celebrities.html }celeb galleries and nude-caps. many ads, etc. Good links.
http://celebswnude.blogspot.com }newer celebrity image site. Simple, clean site except for the redirects to adfly. Medium size, HQ images, Recommended.
http://deedoolife.blogspot.com/2010/04/acidpop-du-people-dans-playboy-en-1984.html }another collection of scans of old celebs, mostly 1970s. Also has stories, video excerpts from TV series, etc. Fun site, clean, fast.
http://sexycute-girls.blogspot.com/ }newer site that has both celebs and models. Images vary by size and quality. Pretty good selection. Some images large and HQ.
http://thissymmetry.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html }City pics here, HQ images.
http://visualoptimism.blogspot.com/ }new(2014) fashion blogspot. Clean; large, HQ images; site is somewhat slow.
http://www.celebritycastle.com/index.html }clean. Many links, some to nudes. Sk. m-l sizes. An older site, easy to use, w/o any redirects, tricks, or dead links. The newer sites should be like this one. Recommended.
http://www.celebrityhotspot.com/ }scans + nude section. sk. small galleries, lrg pics. DL 2011. 2012 Update:Site is back up now.
http://www.celebrity-link.com/ }links to images, fan sites, bios, etc.
http://www.celebritynudeking.com/ }features celebrity movies; ignore & scroll down for list.
http://www.celebritypicturesarchive.com/ }scroll down; avoid many ads. 2012: Another older site that is dying. Sometimes the thumbs open to images that are smaller than they are! Some images are missing, etc. Soon to be DL.
http://www.celebritywizard.com/index.html }another clean site. 50847 photos, 639 celebrities. sk. Photos, bios, links, nudes in separate section (that’s what the “sk” means: Sex Key registration required, you prove your age with your credit card). All the “sk” sites on this List are therefore safe for teens, etc., and make parents happy.
http://celebritywonder.ugo.com/ }lists galleries in UGO network & related. Simple, seems free of redirects and porn ads. Large galleries, HQ images, easy navigation, medium sizes.
http://www.celebrity-link.com/ }more extensive lists of celebrities. 2012: Clago now redirects to Celebrity Link. Celebrity Link contains 25,080 celebrities and links to 38,208 sites. Big celeb portal.
http://www.celebritymixer.com/index.php?action=search }celebrity images, listed alphabetically by first name. The thumbnails are a little small, but all the links I tested led to images, mostly standard sized. Unfortunately, this site also mixes porn images so I cannot recommend it, sorry.
http://celebrityimg.com/ }mostly models and supermodels on this site, smaller images, some celebs, i.e., actors and actresses.
http://celebshqpics.blogspot.com }recently found celeb blog site. Variety of pics, most HQ some large to very large.
http://celebshqpics.blogspot.com/2008_12_23_archive.html }one of their archive pages, with Ambrosio. Archives not easy to find on the homepage or site.
http://celebskin.com/videos/L/29 }more celebrity photos, links to some videos. Often links to pay-sites.
http://www.cybercelebs.net }long list of celebs, pages have links to many galleries, pics and vidcaps both, but all collectors, many ads, “Mr. skin” often, etc. Not all pics HQ.
http://www.celebritypicturesarchive.com/ }another new celebrity site..
http://www.csotd.com/archive.html }Celebrity Site Of The Day’s Archives.
http://www.dailygalleriesfree.com/free-celebs/a-z-celebs-list.php }alphabetical list of celebs and models. Most links lead to galleries, and there, some of the images (after you click on the thumbnails) are large and HQ. Avoid “adult” ads, etc. Sometimes, the links lead to linklists, but these lead to galleries; and those galleries have some images that are large and HQ. If you’re image hunting, you’ll find many sites like these, but google and the other engines never review and annotate these sites for you like I do. That is why it is better to start searching here and not with search engines.
http://www.digiscans.6x.to/ }scanner’s site: celebs, links to scans & CSV. Large images. HQ. 8/08: Goes to Pink Devils now; click “pictures aus dem web”; “tips & tricks”. DL (2/11)
http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/People/Child_Stars/ }leads to list of child stars, links to sites or webrings of them. 76 actors & actresses listed with average of 15 sites each.
http://www.earthstation9.com/index.html?celebrity.htm }more lists of celebrity sites. Actor, Actress, Celebrity Webrings – General and Specific. Has unusual webrings, including a renaissance faire webring and child actresses webring also.
http://eforu.com/gallery/ }also has older celebrity pics, medium size, not HQ owing to age.
http://www.fabuloushollywoodmemories.com/ }this site has a large collection of celeb photos, scans of originals (for sale) going back to the 1960s, and older. Recommended for older pics of celebs, vintage pics and scans.
http://www.famousbabes.com/ }oldest free celeb site. 2012: DL.
http://famousbase.com/ }perhaps a good replacement for famous babes, above. Site is fast and not too crowded with ads. Browser ad blocker recommended, as usual. Limited selection for each celeb, but, pics they have are HQ and large to very large. Recommended. Search by first name of celeb.
http://www.famousbeautiessite.com/celebs.php?akcia=name }blind links to many sites.
www.famousnetwork.com/ }good site but pics mixed with ads. DL 2012.
http://www.fdb.cz/dvd-obchod/dvd/navrat-do-modre-laguny/?foto=1 }a good Russian site with celebrity pics, medium-to-large, some HQ. Page shown is teen work of famous Russian actress and model, Milla Jovovich, from the Return To The Blue Lagoon movie. Born in the Ukraine, Milla had an acclaimed debut album, The Divine Comedy, as well.
http://foto-star.net/ }site has HQ, large celeb photos. Russian, so you may want to translate the page or site for easier use unless, of course, you can read Russian. Recommended.
http://frandall2.free.fr/sommaire.html }old nude scans of 17 celebs from the past.
http://www.fullbabes.com/ }brief bio, valid links and galleries. HQ. SK. DL (2/11)
http://www.fulllatin.com/ }Latinas. HQ, pics framed, oversize logo shows. SK. DL (2/11)
http://www.geocities.com/ngio }click pic for next; images only. Click side ad to collapse. DL (8/11).
http://www.goddessfreya.info/actresses.htm }example of an idiosyncratic site. This site seems to be, er, the “L” word, but the site is clean, works fast, no redirects. Small galleries but medium size images, some HQ, thumbnails and full-size both appear on same page, click on celeb’s name. Scroll down to bottom for search box and tags.
http://grokzone.com/gallery/index.html }a somewhat unknown celeb site, not on the usual lists. Actors, actresses, and models, more men than usual on celeb site. Also has musicians and athletes. A clean, easy-to-use site, somewhat older design. Scroll down for images after selecting celeb. Med size images, HQ, different selection than usual.
http://www.heavenlycelebrities.com }clean and HQ; images somewhat small. SK. Another older site that is simple, fast, no redirects.
http://www.hicelebs.com/ }speed galleries, HQ, but many ads. 2012: site seems dead.
http://www.hitagent.com/ranks/index.html }links for Bollywood and Indian celebs. 6 pages on 3/25/12. Recommended if you want pics or links for Indian celebs.
http://hotsexycelebritygossip.blogspot.com }has HQ pics, but small sizes.
http://www.hqscan.com/ }scans of Celebrities, HQ, large pics, limited selection. 2012: Once a good site for celeb and model scans, it seems to be dying now. The front page is still there but the galleries are 404 now.
http://www.icanscan.com/ }galleries, links to scanners; plus links to ‘sexy’ sites. DL 2011. Once a famous scanner site, gone now.
http://www.idolpleasures.com/index.shtml }clean site, old; HQ but sizes vary. sk. Another older site that is fast and simple. The newest celeb sites should take a lesson from Idol Pleasures. The newer sites are too greedy for money, far too many ads, pages too crowded, hard to read, hard to use. Garbage.
http://icelebstar.com/celebs/ }somewhat new site, lots of celebs listed. Has clips for each celeb, but not very many pic galleries.
http://connect.in.com/hollywood-actors.html }also has celebrity images. Sizes and quality vary.
http://www.ijustwanna.com/index.html }clean site, good linklist. SK. Somewhat older site, but clean, fast, and simple. The newer celeb sites today should start over and be more like I Just Wanna. Small galleries, but med-large images, some HQ. No redirects.
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jsrpages.index/index.htm }JSR pages:collector images.
http://www.jsrpages.co.uk/sindex.htm }new link for JSR pages. (2/11).
http://www.listal.com/pictures }this is Listal, one of the newer sites. Has both model and celebrity images; also shows films or products related to the person, e.g., books they’re in, or have written, etc. So far, most images large and HQ, some very large. Recommended.
http://jodiefoster1980.narod.ru/photoalbum.html }celeb pics…this one is Jodie but there are others of the *.narod.ru type. There’s a place where you can view all the *.narod.ru sites, hundreds of pages of them, thousands of URLs.
http://www.moono.com/atoz/ }Moono is back! Galleries, easy navigation, thumbs open to medium images, which click-open to large-to-very large images, some HQ. Clean site, I found no porn ads or links on it. Also has celeb news and links.
http://www.mote.no/forum.php }celeb and fashion model forum site with HQ images, some large. Swedish.
http://www.movie-list.com/archive.php } find and watch movie trailers, find awards photos, etc.
http://www.moviesplanet.com/search-results.asp?searchType=5&pageSize=25 }enter celeb name in site’s search bar where it says “enter a celebrity name”.
http://www.music-juice.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_page=5 }another site w/ images of celebs both old and new. Images medium size, HQ. Allows galleries to be searched.
http://www.nude-celebs-center.com/ }most aren’t nude; some “celeb gallery” links are misleading. Scroll down and avoid ads. Some adult content. Viewer discretion is advised. I don’t like all the porn ads that have been taking over these celebrity photo sites over the years, my apologies.
http://www.nude-female-celebrities.com/nude-pictures/ }another site that might not seem worth it, but, they have some older or rare photos in their galleries. Also some celebs not in the newer sites. Pictures, med. Quality, med. size, and they have a video gallery as well. For the annoying porn ads, I repeat this advice: get an ad-blocker. I use the Ghostery, which Jae and Jone suggested to me. They also suggested Jesse’s Bookmarklets, which allows me to “zap” a lot of that annoying stuff away. With all that gone, the site is much more friendly.
http://www.oocities.org/the_fanatik/links.html }an old celebrity scan site with links.
http://www.oocities.org/the_fanatik/links.html }fanatiks’ celebrity vidcaps’ links page.
http://pennylifeinpics.blogspot.com/ }mostly models but has celebrities too. This site may load slowly. Works best on new computers, new browsers; loads up the browser; but the images are large to very large, new, and HQ. Click open image in new tab/window. Big site with hundreds of models’ galleries.
http://www.perfectpeople.net/ }more celeb images and links.
http://picturecentral.wordpress.com }a newer celeb (and model) photo site. In their archives, some of the images links are already broken.
http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-doutzen-kroes-photos/celeb-spotter }Photos of Doutzen Kroes, among Hollywood’s hottest women. Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model best known as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She has modeled for Gucci, Versace, and Prada, among others, and has appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Vogue Magazines. Kroes is the face of campaigns for L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co., and Calvin Klein’s fragrance Eternity.
http://www.starsfond.ru/ }a Russian collectors’ site with celeb images, including some older ones that are harder to find these days. Alphabetical by first name. Includes some models and fashion models as well. Here is http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.starsfond.ru%2F }an English translation of their front page.
http://www.stars2go.com }clean galleries, large photos, some HQ. 7/08: site seems down. 2012 DL.
http://www.stardeon.net/ }portal and link list for several celebrity sites. As with all older sites, there may be some DLs. Since the site in mixed English and German, here is: http://www.stardeon.net/starlinks.htm }the celeb portal and galleries page.
http://www.starschannel.de/schauspielerinnen.htm }sometimes these pages are in German, sometimes English, and sometimes mixed. Good linklist of celebs’ own sites, these are harder to find.
http://starexposure.blogspot.com/2009_03_29_archive.html?zx=b92b1de731503a2b }has photos of Morgan Fairchild, my wife.
http://www.starfetch.com }images of and blogs about celebrities.
http://www.starpulse.com/index.html }click celebrities, then on name of celeb, then on pictures; clean site and pics; medium quality, size, and inventory of pics.
http://www.stars-tv-nues.com/index.php }French celebrity images site. Some are large and HQ. Recommended.
http://www.stylelist.com/ }newer site, clean, portal for articles and sites about fashion. Emphasis is somewhat on celebrity, plus current fashions. Medium size images, easy to use, and fewer ads than many other sites. Recommended.
http://www.superstarlinks.de/schauspielerinnen/ }large HQ pics, many ads, links. 7/08: site has changed. Photos in list no longer link. Links at right of page still good, use these. Asks for joining. Page may be auf Deutsch.
http://www.terababes.com/ }115000 mostly HQ images, grouped from largest to smallest. Scroll down for Links; click “more links” for more, gives a long list but these sites are difficult to work with and many are useless; some are paparazzi pics of celebs: ignore ads there. SK
http://www.thecelebritycity.com/vbcc/ }registration and login required. Good blog images.
http://the-feeding-tube.com/ }site has large, HQ photos of celebs, candids and paparazzi, but, page is full of porn ads. Recommended: a good ad-blocker. I use Ghostery, which Jae and Jone suggested to me. Also, you can get rid of most of the other stuff with Jesse’s Bookmarklets, leaving only the celeb photos you want.
http://cool-and-beauty.thepop.com/page/29/ }this site also has celeb images. Page shown has rare child photos of Milla Jovovich. Milla also started work as a model and actress in childhood and her teen years, respectively, but is not as well known as famous celebs like Brooke Shields or Jodie Foster; both of them started working as children, in modeling and acting. HQ pics, recommended. However, it is difficult to navigate the site. Use an engine that does site searches, such as Ixquick or even google, to find what you’re looking for. Or, you can browse the site by changing the page number in the address bar.
http://www.thespiannet.com/index.shtml ]actor’s site, has small but HQ images organized by the movies they were in, etc. Clean, simple, fast. Also has audition notices but these seem dated (recent=2010).
http://www.topmodelky.com/ }an older celeb photo site. Has links, site appears to be in Hungarian. Some of the links for the images are broken or dead, but, the images that are still there may be hard to find elsewhere.
http://www.ultimate-celebs.com/celeblist/a/ }this site has a huge selection of celebs, most of whom I’ve never heard of. Select by first name. Easy to use, images are fair quality, medium size, mostly vidcaps.
http://uncoveredcelebrities.com/ }this site sometimes has pics, vidcaps, and videos of various celebs, which you don’t see on other websites.
http://unmistakables.com/ }clean, mostly HQ but small-to=medium images. Limited selection. 240 celebs.
http://www.veoxxx.com/ }has also some older celebrity pics; searches other sites and compiles. Click ‘search by relevance’ and enter actor’s name. 2012 update: site seems to mostly have porn galleries now, but, I have found some image and movie links for some celebrities using their search.
http://www.vngallery.org/2008/01/alessandra-ambrosio-9.html }very large, HQ images of supermodels and celebs.
http://www.wallpapers4u.com/ }site has a mix of celeb and model photos. Most are large, some HQ. Older site, has images possibly hard to find elsewhere.
http://e.webring.com/hub?sid=409&ring=celeb1 }lists all other sites, webrings with previews. dir.webring.com/dir }the webring directory. From here you can browse the various sites by category, and then select within these for preview. One such is given above. Example: From the directory, choose Entertainment & Arts, then Actors and Actresses from there, then browse and preview sites.
http://womeninblackandwhite.com/ }b & w art-photos of celebs, but also of fash models. Recommended.
http://topstarscelebs.yuku.com/directory }another old celeb pic site; link goes to directory. Images are, for their age, large and HQ. Some images go back to the 1970s!
http://scan.zpc.cz/scanaddict/sa_guide_celeb.htm }ScanAddict celebrity scans.
IV. Tools.(related to Photography, Scanning, or Collecting)
A. Fashion Search Engines.
http://www.avenue7.com/ }”Avenue7 is a fashion collage community. Members piece together outfits from images of online products and other decoration items. As a user publishes more outfits and participates in competitions, they develop their stylist profiles and reputation within the community. Avenue7 provides insight into which items work together well in both practical and aspirational contexts.” I didn’t have time to get to the collages, but, that’s what I want to make with the fashion garment or accessory images. I consider this site also Beta. See below.
http://www.chicengine.com/search/results/ }a new fashion search engine. Yes, a fashion search engine. The site and the engine and app are all set-up for Iphone and similar devices, but I was able to find the search engine. In the test shown, the engine returned the results below the pink “click here” button, to match the garment shown in the thumbnail next to the pink “click here” button, which I uploaded from my USB drive. Worked well, yes? None of the garments is an exact match for the jacket that Vika is wearing, but, they are all similar in shape and color. This app was meant for shopping, but from the search results you can also get ideas. Recommended. And here: http://www.chicengine.com/about/ }read about the owner, inventor, and developer of Chic Engine, which follows on the footsteps of Riya’s Like.com, building a smarter, faster, and easier to use fashion search engine where you search using images rather than keywords. Does your friend have that piece of clothing that you are just dying to have but don’t know where to find it? Do you find it frustrating trying to describe clothes in terms of keywords? Do you wish there was a better way? Chic Engine solves all these problems. We have built a search engine that analyzes images rather than the text of the webpage they appear on. So when you upload a picture of a blue shirt, guess what? We find all the blue shirts for you. No more guessing the right combinations of keywords to find what you want.
http://www.empora.com/ }front page of the empora group. (see below)
http://www.empora.com/Portfolio }if you are really seriously into Fashion, if your title is “fashionista” or “fashionfreak”, then you’ll love the mobile apps and such on this page.
http://fashionspider.biz/Shopping }the new Fashion spider, in Beta (FashionSpider is a fashion product search engine, bringing all partnered brands and stores together in one place for consumers – users no longer have to search through many stores online to find and compare products. FashionSpider contains a powerful set of filtering tool including core data (such as price, category & brand) and garment visual data (colour, texture, shape). Additionally, email alerts can be setup for new ranges and price levels, so users can be kept informed about interesting changes.). The empora group acquired Pixsta (The acquisition of Pixsta brought a powerful array of fashion image processing technologies into Empora Group. Prior to the acquisition, Pixsta secured patents covering various key components of the systems & algorithms to create a sustainable competitive advantage in this space. With the company came a passionate team of researchers to continue pushing back the boundaries in this field.), and its personnel and patents and so on; and a very good visual image search engine became owned, private property and not for us any more. But you can have fun shopping for fashions on this site and the empora site, so, do you really care?
http://www.pokki.com/download/?name=Pokki&etag=Pokki_Pokki }the download link for Pokki. They say “Pokki is compromised of two components: the Pokki Menu and the App Store. The Pokki menu adds start menu functionality (especially useful for Windows 8!) to your desktop and enables easy navigation to your favorite applications. The App Store contains tons of great apps with one-click installs to have instant access to your favorite programs and games!“ This is here, since it is where I downloaded the free instagram apps from.
http://psfk.com/ }fashion site. “PSFK Labs plans inspiring storylines that set brands’ content apart.”. I found this: http://www.psfk.com/2014/04/embedded-chip-clothing-information.html }If you happen upon a fabulous fashion find on a friend at a party or on the street, there are quite a few apps you can download that will pull up a similar item for you. Awear Solutions‘ app works a little differently however. It gives you product details on the exact item you scan. Awear Solutions intends for their embedded chips to be the ‘missing link between social and retail.’ In addition to providing product information, the chips could eventually include washing instructions and act as an authenticity tester. Though the Tel Aviv based company is still testing their device, they plan to fully launch their chips by 2015.
http://labs.systemone.at/retrievr/about }the ‘about’ page for Retrievr, and they say there: “retrievr is an experimental service which lets you search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch. One thing to keep in mind is that retrievr doesn’t do object/face/text recognition of any kind, so if you’re drawing an outline sketch of a chair, it almost certainly won’t get you one back (except your index only contains images of chairs). It helps to think of it as matching the most pronounced shapes and slabs of colors. Personally, I see retrievr more as an “exploration” tool than as a “search” tool, and it seems to work very well for that. “ This engine is trying to find similar images, but not like the content-based algorithms you’re familiar with, for example, by the colors, saturation, brightness, etc. So, what does it retrieve? An image with similar shapes, colors, and maybe proportional areas. In my tests, it tried to use the colors and patterns in the original image, in selecting similar images. Otherwise, simple and easy to use, clean page, Recommended for image research.
B. Image Search Engines.
http://www.20search.com/image.php }”The Web’s Best Image Search Engine List!
Pick an image search engine from the image search engine list. Enter your search term, and click search. Your results will open in a new window. If you don’t find what you want, just close the results window, pick a new image search engine and search again (your search term will already be filled in). “
http://www.blekko.com }I’m including Blekko here since it’s image search is as good as some of the others. Results format similar to google’s. Select images from the menu or learn to use their “slashtags”. Jae Kamel has pointed out to me, that this is a bad term and perpetuates a mistake: “slash” started life as a slang term for the symbol “/”, which is a slant, virgule, solidus, or oblique solidus. From the beginning of PCs, computer people have preferred slang to correct English, probably to hide their lack of knowledge of it. The word caught on, and now a generation of kids has grown up using the wrong term, slash instead of slant, and therefore thinking it was correct. Sadly, it still is not the correct term. Jae went on to say, that when there’s a choice between the two, “\” is called left-slant, and “/” right slant, for reasons obvious enough that a child can see. Neither one is either forward or backward, obviously. -Also, the way the images are displayed, before and after hovering over one or clicking on one, is similar to Bing’s, and both are awkward and not user-friendly. However, Blekko and Bing will sometimes show you images that the other search engines didn’t.
http://pixolution.does-it.net/index.php?id=2 }pixolution has two product demonstrations here. The first one is a little boring. The second one, displayed the images (250 – selectable) that the terms described, but, their “find similar images” option didn’t work at all.
http://suche.freenet.de/ }a German search engine. I was impressed with their image search, and found it almost as good as Ixquick, and better than Dogpile, giving results from many sites, European mostly, that google doesn’t.
http://images.google.com/ }google has a reverse image search now, which must make Tineye very unhappy indeed. It works alright, but I find that Tineye’s is still the better one, when their servers (etc.) are working right.
http://www.incogna.com }Incogna similar image finder. Links to image selected and page image is from, are given. Recommended. Experiment. The major image search engines on the web today don’t even look at the content of their images, they’ve made themselves in text processing, so they only look at each image’s text meta-data. At Incogna, we’re trying a different approach. By using highly parallel processors, we process the shape in every image and use this to build a large scale searchable visual index. With typical desktop processors, this scale of processing is not computationally feasible. But by exploiting processor parallelism to an unprecedented degree, Incogna’s image search technology lets you explore visual data in a whole new way.
http://karmadecay.com/ }a new reverse-image search. Search by image or URL. Since the downfall of Cydral, and since reverse-image search apps, extensions, and plug-ins don’t obtain results from Yandex or Baidu, this site is a pleasure to see. Really, Tineye and google are about the only general reverse-image search engines left (2jun13). Other reverse-image search, e.g., extensions or plugins, will search specialized sites, etc., and one connects to Jeffrey’s Exif Data, also on this page. Karma Decay, this one, searches Reddit, and is the only one that does. It did fair in our tests, but no better; but has very useful links and such when it can’t find an image, etc., so I am Recommending it for those reasons.
http://labs.ideeinc.com/upload/ }another type of reverse image search, based on color palette similarity rather than exact match. I did a test, and it did well on the b & w image, but then failed to respond to the uploaded color image, showing only the ‘spinning wheel’. They need to keep working on this one. 24apr14 Update: I re-tried this today, now the color works. Use the color extractor to extract the colors from an image you’d like to find similar images to. Put the result window on the left of your screen. Open the multicolor search engine on the right side of your screen. Select the color result displayed from the left screen and drag it to the right screen; the colors will appear in “step 2” and the empty boxes will fill with matching images. Recommended.
http://viral.image.ntua.gr/?query&id=q14545.jpg }this engine matches your photo (URL or upload) of any city, with similar from their large database. In my tests, it failed the first two, but then worked very well, indeed, in the third test, the page linked to above. Look carefully, and you’ll see that it identified the building on the right in the photo, then (a) returned several photos of that same building, but from different angles, (b) showed which city it’s in, and then (c) showed which street corner(s) in New York the building could be seen (photographed) from. Very impressive, and Highly Recommended for that. However, it also failed the next several tests, including images of cities that it should have been able to easily match. Use this page: http://viral.image.ntua.gr/?upload }to match a photo from a file or URL.
http://picturesearch.imense.com/ }the immense picture search. I tested it with descriptions of the type of people, and it returned good results, many of them, and quickly. Only flaw, it tended to return mostly portraits and headshots, not showing the full figure in many. I didn’t find the advanced search useful, but you might. When I gave it a harder test, it still returned 303 images. Recommended. Note: it will return no adult-rated images unless you specify them. The “similar results” feature works well.
http://www.pixolu.de/ }this is another visual search engine. Pixolu starts with your descriptors (or use keywords or tags) in your natural language, and then you pick one and it matches the image using its algorithms. I like the color and style of the webpage, and the app & servers were fast. Drag more images to that window, and it will try to match the characteristics of your selected images. I tested using 1 to 4 images, and the program worked well. Recommended. Click on the eye icon on the image, and a page open with the image’s source in a new tab.
http://www.pixolution.de/index.php?id=18 }free image sorter from Pixolu, download from this page. Since this is the beta-version, the entire right-side panel doesn’t’ work, that is, all the “find similar” and image matching parts. So, the “image search” feature was disappointing, and that made the whole app disappointing. However, it was sometimes fun and easy to use, high-res, and did sorts very quickly, including the “sort by color”. Recommended but only as a beta-version. “ImageSorter is a demonstration software, showing the potential of our visual technologies. ImageSorter is not intended to be a substitute to other imaging software but a completion.”
http://pixsta.com/ } “Pixsta has created advanced visual search and browse technology that enables online customers to search products by appearance alone. The company is backed by Straub Ventures and Eden Ventures.” The Pixsta page today. You can download the app from this page; free. 17oct13. The app downloads from here http://www.pokki.com/ , the Pokki site. This https://www.pokki.com/download/?name=Pixsta&etag=Pokki_Pixsta&utm_source=instagrille&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=insta002# }is the download URL.
http://www.webfetch.com/ }yes, most of the “new” image search engines are no good. Cydral, for example, is already down, I never even got a chance to test it. But this new one, Webfetch, is different. And even though it is from Infospace, I found that it did better than Dogpile in our tests, and all the other Infospace products are similar to Dogpile. Webfetch has features that none of the Infospace products have, for image searches; Recommended. 2014 Update: redirects to Zoo, which search engine I found unnecessary. What’s it for? See also Dr. Jone Dae’s answer to that question at http://sdrv.ms/x8nu4J . Mar.2014 Update: I have used Zoo in other searches and find that it is Ok. It is similar to Dogpile.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBIR }be sure to read this long article on content based image retrieval (CBIR). I’ve found a few dead links, and several commercial, pay sites for this, such as piXserve, but nothing that good. There are other links on this list to tutorials about CBIR.
http://www.tineye.com/ }reverse image search; does work. Sometimes it doesn’t find images that are on the Web, though; that’s why I’ve made this List and others like it (unreleased/unpublished). I can find any image for you if it exists on the Web, usually without using google at all. Tineye also sometimes has trouble with its servers, their down or report ‘bad data’ for ordinary images submitted. It may have trouble with bitmap images.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBIR }curious about content-based image retrieval? This is the Wikipedia page for CBIR. It says, “Content-based image retrieval (CBIR), also known as query by image content (QBIC) and content-based visual information retrieval (CBVIR) is the application of computer vision techniques to the image retrieval problem, that is, the problem of searching for digital images in large databases (see this survey for a recent scientific overview of the CBIR field). Content based image retrieval is opposed to concept based approaches (see concept based image indexing). “ List of 20 CBIR software systems, with links.
http://images.yandex.ru/ }Russian search engine, finds images that the other engines don’t. See also Baidu, above.
C. Other Tools.
http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page18.html#Dup%20Detector }an alternate download location for the Dup Detector. You might like the other apps on this site. Dup Detector scans your folders and files looking for duplicate images, and then shows them. Matching criteria are adjustable.
http://www.awaresystems.be/index.html }everything about TIFF images here, including tools. Also tools and links for Delphi developers. Clean, simple site, recommended.
http://www.awaresystems.be/links.html }their links. These go to sites for specific image formats, such as jpeg, png, tiff, and Borland Delphi. Other links on this List also have technical sites for image formats.
http://www.downloadatoz.com/download/113802,csv-file-extractor.html }CSV file extractor downloads.
http://www.downloadatoz.com/download/68068,xml-to-csv.html }xml to csv 9and presumably vice-versa) tools, tutorials, and downloads.
http://entropymine.com/imageworsener/bicubic/ }tutorial and definitions of image resampling terms.
http://www.fileguru.com/apps/full_photoshop_tutorial/freeware/p3 }IRC Client freeware and other Photoshop freeware.
http://www.fileguru.com/apps/image_edit_scanner/freeware/p5 }image editing scanner freeware, plus many related links.
http://filezilla-project.org/client_features.php }free FTP facilitator, open source GNU code.
http://www.fine-view.com/en/r13/ }visual examples of resampling methods.
http://www.fotocrib.com/ }Welcome to fotocrib, a web based photo editing service. fotocrib currently allows users to …Create montages, Add 3D effects, Encrypt photos
Create rounded corners, Convert between jpeg, png, gif, pdf and postscript formats, Send photos to email recipients… and lots more.
http://www.fullmoongraphics.com/index.html }”FullMoon Graphics has been around since 1995. It was hosted on a free site for a while until I registered the domain name in 1998. In those days, making “free graphics” was the cool thing to do. Running my own business now, I just don’t have the time like I used to. But I guarantee FMG will always be here, if only for a trip through memory lane. Enjoy!”
http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Pier/3193/scansort.html }scan collection mgmt. DL (2/11). 22dec12 Update: http://www.hotlib.com/30385/download-where-is-it-.html }this app, Where Is It?, is the best program for scan collection mgmt, that I have found. This version is shareware, I was unable to find the free version of it today. The next best version, is Picasa. I don’t recommend picasa since it is from google, and since it is a bigger file, and bigger to run. I think you’ll like my recommended choice, but it is only free for 14 days. I tried to find the free version (I had it once) but was unable to.
http://www.getpaint.net/ }this is our other main image app. PaintDotNet has many features that are improved versions of what you would find on MSPaint, the windows bundled app that it was made to replace; but it also has features like those in Pro image processors. One of the best freeware image apps, I use it in conjunction with IrfanView. Highly Recommended. If you have an older OS, you might need to download some .NET framework updates from microsloth.
http://docs.gimp.org/en/glossary.html }glossary of image processing terms from Gimp. Good for quick reference.
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/11-free-alternatives-softwares-to-adobe-photoshop/ }so, this is the first collection of freeware image apps by Hongkiat Lim, and it is the best of its kind. Mr. Lim has truly collected the very best freeware image processing apps on the Web, site highly recommended. See also his second collection of these.
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/photoshop-alternatives-another-14-free-image-manipulation-tools/ }Hongkiat Lim’s second collection of freeware image apps. Highly Recommended.
http://forums.hostchaos.com/index.php?topic=5.0 }Here is a list of HostChaos IRC knowledgebase articles to help you set up and run various IRC software.
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cmgmt/v8r3m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.sysadmin.hlp%2Fdfs00013.htm }IBM’s site, with clear instruction for how to set-up the QBIC in Windows, or most other OS as well, including Mac and Linux.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/ }this site has reviews of digital cameras and equipment, and is current. 18jun13. They say, “we’ve grown to become one of the largest photo news and review sites on the web. In our pages, you’ll find in-depth reviews backed by exhaustive lab tests, as well as extensive coverage of photo news.” The site is thorough, and Highly Recommended if you’re looking for digital camera equipment, descriptions, news, reviews.
http://imgops.com/saucenao.com/userdata/tmp/rMltJS2Zm.jpg }with this page, you can apply a variety of photographic tools, to any image, in the browser. Complete and interesting set of links and tools on this page. Recommended.
http://imgops.com/static.karmadecay.com/img/thumb_u_2972556.jpg }Image Operations – Place your mouse over links for details.
http://imgops.com/static.gedankenacker.de:8080/fashionography/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Emily-Didonato-by-Dan-Martensen-for-Double-Magazine-4.jpg }arrived at ImgOps from a different website, and got different pages than the link above this one. Really, a lot of useful image tools, etc., all on one page. Highly Recommended. The site is well done, easy to read and use. These tools are grouped together like this page, nowhere else on the Web.
http://www.image-scene.de/ }German site for all photography products, plus info, links, etc. Easy to read and use, recommended.
http://www.image-service.de/ }Online photo print services. Recommended. “Sorted by price for a 10x15cm photo print format. Here you will find photo services via the Internet exposure of your digital photos. To make an order or pattern according to the name order, please click on the appropriate link in the table header. The price for the ‘model contract’ is made up of 20 photographic prints 10x15cm plus the basic fee plus shipping charges. Clicking on the vendor name will take you to their homepage.”
http://www.imgfsr.com/ifsr_resamp.html }contrasting image resampling methods.
http://instagram.com/# }the Instagram site. They are interested mainly in the photos from the iphone camera, since “You will find some of the most amazing photographs you have ever seen on Instagram. The tools we now have allow almost anyone with a decent eye to take beautiful, crisp shots. That’s not to say you won’t find the everyday and mundane on Instagram, because you will. But as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. All the more important to be careful who you follow on Instagram, because its all about who’s in your feed ~ what do you find interesting? Some people take shots of nothing but weddings, or landscapes, or horses. Determine what it is you want to look at, or look at whatever strikes your fancy. “ I hope they’re right.
http://www.irfanview.com/ }This is, of course, IrfanView. This is highly recommended not only as an image app, but also for playing or showing files in various formats for which you many not have a player, or for when you want a faster app. Example: you’re on windows and have no QuickTime and no apple player; Iview has a built-in apple QuickTime player. Since it is simple, fast, straightforward, and easy on the eyes, this is a very good everyday workhorse, Highly Recommended. See also Universal Viewer and Imagine.
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/stillimages/advice/review-of-image-search-engines/#metasearching }JISC Digital Imaging, review of image search engines, including metasearches and metacrawlers. A rather long document, and not all that recent, but, here it is if you want to see the engines they found and their descriptions of them. Their section of meta-searching and ‘springboard’ searching was interesting. However, avoid “Search 22” since it leads to DLs and few results, except for, e.g., Picsearch. That is, the ‘springboard’ portals are just forwarding your search terms to other engines, and most of the ones here don’t work, or are DLs.
http://hitmaninc.lindesign.se }IRC/CSV tutorials. DL (2/11). 2012 Replacement link:
http://tutorials.downloadroute.com/IRC-JoHeR.html }more IRC tutorials. For those who don’t know, images can be sent and received via IRC, chatrooms, and the like. That’s why these sites are included here. Such images are often in CSV format. They can be sent quickly, and w/o using the Web. Such images are small and large volumes of them can be sent all at once.
http://usa.shop.lomography.com/ }site with many different kinds of photography products: cameras, films, everything. Site clean and easy to use, recommended. Many European and Russian cameras, etc., not usually found in U.S. sites and stores.
http://logicnet.dk/Analyzer/ }One of my newer applications is the Image Analyser 1.34. This is one of the best freeware image apps on the Web. So, I use three apps for all my image processing now: this Analyzer, IrfanView, and PaintDotNet. Recommended.
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/freepro.htm }recently I have added this to my list of image apps. It can be useful as a “backup” for other programs, such as IrfanView. Backups Free File Viewer, and Total Commander; in abilities, Universal Viewer is like at half-way between those two. Recommended; and the Viewer uses the same plugins as the Lister in Total Commander. See also Online Tools : http://sdrv.ms/wkep6I . BTW, it is recommended that you download and use the plug-ins for both TC and this Universal Viewer. 2014 Update: this Universal Viewer will open and show literally any kind of file, with very few limits. It can be used as a web browser! Also opens and shows MHTML, HTM, etc., similar formats. For just images, it is no better than Imagine, and not quite as useful as IrfanView. Recommended.
http://www.oocities.org/the_fanatik/vidcap_tips.html#step_2 }vidcap tutorial.
http://paint.net/ }free download of what started as the improved version of mspaint. PaintDotNet is a major improvement over mspaint which, for example, degrades the photo or picture quality when you use it; PaintDotNet does not. This is a mid-level app, perfect for those that don’t need the overkill complications of Photoshop or Gimp.
http://www.nyam.pe.kr/ }homepage for Imagine image viewer. This viewer is fast, simple, small, and easy to use, and that makes it Highly Recommended by me. If you have trouble downloading from this location (I didn’t) let me know, and I can find another good download location for you. Note too that there is a Total Commander plug-in for this, that is, the Imagine viewer will operate from within TC, and can be set as its default image viewer, or alternative. Use the plug-in helper with the TC if you decide to use it. I use it there, and by itself as another tool alongside my Main Three image editors.
http://www.fotocrib.com/ }Welcome to fotocrib, a web based photo editing service. fotocrib currently allows users to …Create montages, Add 3D effects, Encrypt photos, Create rounded corners, Convert between jpeg, png, gif, pdf and postscript formats, Send photos to email recipients… and lots more.
http://www.photographytips.com/ }”for everyone with an interest in photography. It is intended to help beginners get started in photography, and become so good at it that they turn into advanced amateurs. However, accomplished photographers will also find useful photography tips and hints here. Our primary objective is to help people to take better photographs.” Recommended by Kim Komando and others.
http://www.photographytips.com/page.cfm/1587 }their glossary. Very useful if you’re still learning about digital photography, or want to look-up a term. Recommended. “Our Glossary contains an alphabetical listing of many of the terms used in photography, accompanied by definitions. In a number of cases, more in-depth information on the term can be found by clicking on text links contained in the definitions.
http://www.picstopin.com/ }an interesting photo collection. Page shown is UFO photos, if it opens to the same page when you visit the site (today is 1apr13, and not an April fool’s joke). This site also has large HQ pics of supermodels, celebrities, and so much more. Very good pic quality, but, it is very hard to find what you want using the site. It has a search bar and category selection, but, to find celebs or models by name I had to use a site search. Now, good engines like Ixquick or even google will do site searches, but, I found my result immediately with Ant (http://www.ant.com/ ). Best way to use Ant: go to the site, then click the little molecule symbol on your Ant toolbar. A page with info about the site appears, and you can search the site from there.
http://www.pixlr.com/editor/ }online photo editor and graphics tool. It is simple, and runs in your browser. It isn’t as HQ as the computer-run apps, and works to a lesser degree of refinement and accuracy. But it is free and has all the tools you’ll want, so, I still Recommended for a browser image editor.
http://www.prismaticsoftware.com/dupdetector/dupdetector.html }I use this Dup Detector. It is Ok for freeware, but is a little confusing, and I had to do awkward things to make it work correctly, i.e., find duplicates in the folder I specified, then show them to me. However, it is the best of its kind in freeware; and I did a pretty extensive search before finding this one. So, I’d have to Recommend it. 2014 Update: Since that was written, I ‘ve found another freeware duplicate detector, and a third one which didn’t work for me. IMHO none of the freeware duplicate image detectors work the way you’d want and expect.
http://regex.info/exif.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsaucenao.com%2Fuserdata%2Ftmp%2FrMltJS2Zm.jpg }this page is called by a reverse image search extension for Firefox, and uses Jeffrey’s EXIF tool, below. It provides a quick way to get technical data on an image, from your context menu. Recommended; and the Firefox extension is Highly Recommended. It is called Image Search Options, from http://saucenao.com/ . Best to download it from the FF add-ons page. Of course, you should be using Mozilla Firefox, and not any other browser. Why? Write to me and ask, via Jone Dae: email@example.com. And note: it seems that you can only get to this tool from the extension. If you go to www.regex.info , you can’t get to the EXIF tool from there.
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ }here is Jeffrey’s EXIF tool. It is the only tool I’ve ever found, that works for more file-types, and gives more EXIF data and options, than IrfanView. This is a very good tool, Recommended; and for me, it just emphasizes how amazing IrfanView is, which so many image and media tools all in one lightweight, fast program.
http://saucenao.com/tools/ }here is a good set of image tools, see above. You can download their Image Search Options from here. Recommended. Download link goes to this page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/image-search-options/ }and download it from here. I strongly recommend that you quit using Chrome and switch to Firefox. Why? Write to me and ask, via Jone Dae: firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://savanttools.com/ }Savant Tools are the hammer and screwdriver of your digital world. Their deceptive simplicity makes them endlessly useful, and absolutely essential.
http://www.scantips.com/basics01.html }start of basic scanning tutorial.
http://www.scantips.com/basics03.html }basic scanning tutorial. Sample of several pages-long website.
http://www.smooks.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page }advanced info for using CSV data and Java object models.
http://taipei-taiwan.org/dummies/faq/intro.htm }up-to-date scan collecting tutorial.
http://thenexus.tk/merge-multiple-csv-files/ }how to merge multiple CSV files.
http://thepluginsite.com/download883567485/index.htm }several collections of freeware plugins for photographers and graphic artists. Site clean, and easy to use. I use the plugin commander light, here: http://thepluginsite.com/products/picopro/index.htm }however, its use is somewhat confusing. The site says “Using plugins, tubes or other add-ons in a graphics, video or animation application can be a frustrating experience. As your effect collection grows your application needs longer to start up and your menus and lists become cluttered making it very difficult to find the particular effect you are looking for.” They should have also said, how and why do you convert the plugins to various formats, etc. I got the app to make sure that Irfanview and Total Commander had all their plugins available to them. Irfanview has its own plug-in installers downloadable from their site, but the TC plugins are still, not obvious. It is difficult to tell which ones are installed and working, and which are not. Nevertheless PiCo Light is the best freeware app of its kind.
http://script.yourdada.com/page/irc-bot-tutorial.html }links to IRC and chatroom bots and tutorials.
http://www.zeropaid.com/gimp/ } GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a big program, bigger and fancier than PaintDotNet, and match for Adobe. Some use and like Gimp better; for my images, I use a combination of Irfanview, PaintDotNet, and Analyzer. They have complementary capabilities, and I get very good results using them together. But some photographers swear by Gimp.
V. Other Photography, Fashion, or Design.
http://artphotographyblog.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html }site has galleries by several good contemporary photographers, and a unique linklist to galleries, some on blog sites, some by photographer, etc.
http://www.backyardbill.com/archive/ }an interesting site. Photos of “unknown” people, identified by name and city in the thumbnail view (large, HQ thumbs), each links to a gallery of pics of that person, with a brief interview text below. HQ images, large. Recommended. Clean site.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/line-of-beauty-and-grace-jock-sturges-pt4/YupIr-654fub9deOMrrKEA }jock Sturges working. Part 4. DL September 2011. See note above.
http://artnudes.blogspot.com/?zx=a2aecbf63f590f63 }this site also has many links to galleries, including blogsites, photographers’’ sites, and more. Recommended.
http://thissymmetry.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html }new site, HQ images, some large. Mixed categories; Jae found City pics here.
http://www.cheimread.com/exhibitions/2011-01-07_mcdermott-and-mcgough/?view=checklist# }Of Beauty and Being set. 19 photos.
http://www.designsponge.com/about }Design*Sponge is a design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates between 6-8 times per day and was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of devoted readers across the globe. Design*Sponge currently has 75,000 daily readers on the main site, over 127,000+ RSS readers, 405,000+ Twitter followers and 70,000+ Facebook followers. Click here for PRESS on design*sponge.
http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/ }a source of unique photographs.
http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Photography/ }features search by region or topic.
http://www.dpreview.com/ }the digital photography review, a site for digital photographers.
http://www.essickphoto.com/fs126.html }this site has underwater dolphin & human photos.
http://exposurecompensation.com/2008/04/29/aesthetic-emotions-and-lines-of-beauty-and-grace/ }discussion of the origin of Sturges title, Line of Beauty and Grace.
http://fabsugar.com/ }fashion-related topics. Clean & modern site. Celebrity & news, Fashion, Beauty, Fitness, Entertainment, Love & Sex, Food, more.
http://fashionandpopculturemagic.blogspot.com/ }Pop Culture and Fashion Magic is a lifestyle and fashion blog that was established in January 2010 and offers a personal point of view on personal style and popular culture with an accent on fashion, movies, TV shows, music, icons, photography, art and everything beautiful. Currently the site has a 4 GPR (Google Page Rank).
http://fashionista.com/ }fashion related topics. News, Business, Style, Beauty, Shopping, Careers, more.
http://femalefirst.co.uk/lifestyle-fashion }fashion-related topics. Clean and modern site, flash menues and so on. Celebs, Fashion & Beauty, Love & Sex, Entertainment, Food, more.
http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/fcgi-bin/db2www/qbicSearch.mac/qbic?selLang=English } this is the Hermitage Museum, in Russia. Page shown describes how a fine artist or photographer would use the Query By Image Content (QBIC) that IBM developed. You should check this out. There are other search engines on this page that will find images by color, but this is the most advanced one. More info about the QBIC on this List.
http://www.imagecoast.com/index.php }”We reserve the right to delete without any notice any images which we believe violate our terms and conditions, and to suspend or terminate the accounts of any members who upload images that violate our terms. …You must not upload any images containing material that is of an adult nature, …” So are we, who use and view the worldwide web, children?? Not recommended. See also note below for Photobucket.
http://www.imageviper.com/pages/details.php#uploading }” Image Uploading:
This is how many images you can upload at one time. For example, if you wanted to upload 10 images & you can only upload 1 image at a time, you would need to access the image upload page 10 times; if you are allowed to upload 10 images at a time you would only need to access the image upload page once.” Free accounts can only upload one image at a time. Not recommended.
http://www.inadolescencia.com/2011_12_01_archive.html }Olá sou Luan Oliveira, tenho 19 anos, moro em Porto velho. Sou amante dos blogs, moda e fotografia. Amo viajar sem nunca ter viajado. Tenho um sonho de morar fora do país e de conhecer cada pedaço do mundo, conhecendo novas culturas e pessoas!
http://www.indienudes.com/more.html#photog }Photographer page from indie nudes. This is the largest collection on the Web, of interesting independent photographers’ websites. Usually artistic in some way; recommended for browsing through. Warning: some of the links here lead to nude or sexual photos.
http://just-another.me/la-voz-dormida-guerrilla-girl/ }la voz dormida guerrilla girl ; “ Just Another Fashion Blog, “
http://kineda.com/ } Kineda fuses cultural influences from sneakers, cars, and video games, with the clean lines of Japanese graphic design. The result — trademark lifestyle apparel and accessories.
http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures/ }this one has millions of free images, categorized, and is easy to read and use. Drawbacks: only a few images per page, and all images are limited to those they consider “suitable for a K-12 audience”. The site and its search engine are fast, though, and they’ve obviously done a lot of work putting this all together.
http://photobucket.com/ }”If you do any of these things, …contains nudity,…we may deny, restrict or suspend your access to all or any part of the Site or Photobucket Services or terminate your Membership at any time, without warning for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability – and even take legal action if needed.” Not recommended. I feel that people everywhere, but especially in the still juvenile U.S., should, if they are adults, grow-up and try to act like adults. But also, they should quit ruining their childrens’ intuition, innocence, and trust, with illogical and absurd notions about nudity, art, and photography, and quit ruining them with their, the adults’, shame and guilt feelings, about nudity, art, photography, and the human figure. Miss Éclair loves you, and doesn’t want you to be sick inside anymore, that’s why this list is here.
http://www.photolinks.com/ }PhotoLinks has a variety of how-to photography articles covering many aspects of photography from novice to expert. “If you happen to be an author on photography topics, contact us as we’re actively seeking new submissions.“ This is a big site, with over 30,000 photography listings in more than 80 categories. See also http://www.photolinks.com/directory.html }their directory.
http://www.photographysites.com/ }another useful site for photographers.
http://www.picstopin.com/ }an interesting photo collection. Page shown is UFO photos, if it opens to the same page when you visit the site (today is 1apr13, and not an April fool’s joke). This site also has large HQ pics of supermodels, celebrities, and so much more. Very good pic quality, but, it is very hard to find what you want using the site. It has a search bar and category selection, but, to find celebs or models by name I had to use a site search. Now, good engines like Ixquick or even google will do site searches, but, I found my result immediately with Ant (http://www.ant.com/ ). Best way to use Ant: go to the site, then click the little molecule symbol on your Ant toolbar. A page with info about the site appears, and you can search the site from there. Note that clicking on an image, often takes you to www.imgite.com, which is dysfunctional. Not recommended.
http://plateau49.com/category/arte/page/7/ }a site featuring fine photography. These may be famous people, i.e., from history, celebs, models, fashion models. I found no FAN on this site. All photos HQ, clean. Clean site, recommended.
http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/archive.php?iid=64203 }the list of video podcasts at style.com that the podcast directory has.
http://postimage.org/ } I found that the single image uploader worked, but that you could not upload multiple images. The website also seems to be very slow to respond.
http://www.psfk.com/ }PSFK – Inspiring Creative Business. Site has daily innovation briefing with news from advertising, design, retail, and technology industries.
http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/ask }here you can ask questions and get advice about photography.
http://www.thephotographylink.com/ }”Images are everything. Welcome to the home of my favorite fashion photography blog.” “Our mission is to bring you the most gorgeous fashion images from the best fashion photographers in the world.
The images and comments on this site are not censored. Some of the content may contain nudity, suggestive elements, objective language, or otherwise offensive material. Please consider your environment while viewing the site. “ 2014 DL.
http://illusion.scene360.com/ }photography, art, design, and video. Pages show samples of each artist’s/photographer’s work, in large, HQ images; you can then go to a page that has more photos of their work. Recommended. Browse through pages until you see what you like, etc. Interesting work. Here’s a sample: http://illusion.scene360.com/wp-content/themes/sahara-10/submissions/2012/07/smugone_1_04.jpg }I’m into mural art.
http://splendicity.com/ }fashion related topics. What’s new, Fashion, Beauty, Sex & Dating, Culture, Career, more.
http://styleclone.com/top-100-fashion-blogs/ }”The Top 100 Fashion Blogs ranking calculates the most popular fashion blogs from around the world. The ranking is computed by our algorithm based on influence and reach. Information for the Top 100 Fashion Blogs list is compiled every month. At the bottom of the list below you will find code to add a top 100 blog button to your fashion blog.”
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/jock-sturges }articles/samples from Tumblr. Goes on to several pages.
http://thaiintelligentnews.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/life-out-fitting-like-james-bond-is-hot/ }page has several photos of couple in a great variety of amorous poses, almost all clothed. Resource. 11may14: DL.
http://www.thesartorialist.com/biography/ }Founder/blogger/photographer Scott Schuman began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. In addition to the blog, Schuman’s work has been featured in GQ, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, and Interview; for GQ, Schuman shot and edited his own page for over three years. Schuman has appeared in national ad campaigns for The Gap and Verizon, and collaborated with Kiehl’s on an exclusively commissioned product and campaign surrounding Father’s Day.
http://www.trendhunter.com/ }Trend Hunter is the world’s largest, most popular collection of cutting edge ideas, fueled by 136,000 insatiably curious people. Our trends, trend reports and innovation keynotes help creative people Find Better Ideas, Faster. With 60,000,000 monthly views, TrendHunter.com is the world’s largest, most popular trend community. Our head office is based in Toronto, Canada, and we are fueled by a global network of 136,000 members and 3,000,000 fans. Trend Hunter, Trend Hunter TV and Trend Hunter PRO feature 226,000 cutting edge ideas.
http://www.vintag.es/2013/04/photos-of-times-square-in-1970s.html }excellent galleries of vintage images; mostly b&w. Page opens to Times Square in the 70s, other galleries on right-hand side of page. Clean and straightforward, Highly Recommended for vintage images.
http://www.yankodesign.com/ }Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best. Yanko Design reaches a rapidly expanding audience of approximately 1.8 million unique users, serving 6 million page views each month with 41,000+ total daily newsletter subscribers making it the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine. Yanko Design is on the list of Technorati.com’s top 100 most read blogs on the internet, currently ranked at 94 (out of 75,000,000+ blogs).
http://www.zeropaid.com/software/tools/photo-editors/ }here are various free photo-editors that you might like to download and try.
1. Q: Are there any other FAN sites you’d recommend?
A: Basically, no. The list above is fairly well updated now (2/11).
2. Q. Any other celeb sites?
A: Again, not really. The Celeb List too has been recently updated. (5/11)
A: (March update): Actually, there are some galleries online that you could look at if you wanted to; here are the URLs, categorized:
(2013 update: under construction.)
-I’ll keep you posted if I find any more of these.
3. Q: What if my app, such as Word or WordPad, won’t link directly to the site?
A: Select the address only, the colored ink part to the left of the curly brace, copy it, and paste it into the address bar of your browser, and then press enter. Then you’re done. Note: if this doesn’t work, please e-mail the “Dead Link” to me right away so that I can delete it from this List. If you receive this list by e-mail, you can also link directly from your e-mail copy of it to the link.
4. Q: I’m looking for a “backdoor” site that will go directly to galleries and sample pages for the various popular pay- and free-sites. Can you recommend one?
A: There are a few left for JPEGs. I recommend instead, some of the blogs which use images made with this list, with the tools and websites listed here. They are: http://ravelpatel.wordpress.com , http://henryjay.wordpress.com , and http://jonedaepics.wordpress.com/ . However, you might like to browse the URLs on the Photobacklist. There are
URLs of image sites which are not on this List or the Videolist, but which are
5. Q: Any other changes?
A: Well, yes, there are several. The notable sites and links that have gone down are noted above. However, the use of blogsites for posting scans and collections has increased 10-fold or more in just that past few years. Remember, some of the info above, including some of the sites, date back to the 1990s. In years, that’s not very far away, less than one generation; but in computer/communications technology years, the 1990s are now very far away. I say, the appearance of NTFS was the herald that signaled the big, big changes everywhere that followed. Some of the images in collections on older sites, are still jpegs from the 1990s or even earlier. I’ve seen online images from as long ago as the 1970s; and no jokes please. They did have images back in the 70s, including on their computers.
6. Q: I noticed above that you referred to your Main Three image processing tools.
Which are they?
A: They are, IrfanView with all the plug-ins, PaintDotNet with some of the plug- ins,
Michael Vinther’s Image Analyzer, also with all of the plug-ins. Michael Vinther has also written a few plugins for the PaintDotNet. Note: running Image Analyzer or Irfanview with all the plug-ins will not slow them down, but it does slow down Paint.Net, so, pick and choose just the ones you want. Of course, the folders for them will increase in size. Note that I also use Imagine for a second thumbnail viewer. It is also a good image viewer, allows some editing, has many useful features, such as opening an image in other apps you specify.
7. Q: I saw above that you have tested other image tools and Recommend a few. Which
A: Since I already did review them all above, I don’t want to repeat all that here.
However, I do sometimes use both the Imagine image tool, and the Picasa3 app,
as well. See also the notes for Pixlr and Pixolution above. Since you’ll ask, I again
don’t use Photoshop or any other Adobe products if I can, and for very good
reasons. Gimp was also too large and complicated for my needs. I like small, fast,
simple and easy-to-use apps, and just don’t have the time for vastly complicated
monsters like Photoshop that have features I’d never use in 3 lifetimes, let alone
just this one. I also avoid all Google apps and products whenever I can. Picasa3 was
an exception, since it has some useful features the other apps don’t, and, 2 features
that none of the other apps have, (1) the facebook uploader, and (2) the collage
maker. It makes collages somewhat crudely and doesn’t give you enough choices,
seems like a beta-version sometimes, but it is the best free collage maker I’ve found.
8. Q:Do you have a rèsumé ?
A:Yes of course, but that’s not necessary here. You know that I do all the image and
graphics work, and most of the A/V work, for Jae Kamel and Jone Dae, the creators
of JKU (Jae Kamel’s URLs); and I still work IRL for my other clients as well.
9. Q:Is it true that you have added (2014) Design sites to this List?
A:Yes. Also, if they’re Fashion-related, I have added Advertising, Marketing, Retail
10. Q: Where can I download the Photobacklist from? You mentioned that I could
browse the URLs there.
A: You may download that from here: bitly.com/1uvFgOP .
Contact: Ms. Julie Éclair: via Ms. Jone Dae, email@example.com.