Got old film? Send it to the Rescued Film Project!

Film developed from WWII soldierWhile collecting old cameras at flea markets, Levi Bettwieser kept finding abandoned film. He decided to develop it, and eventually founded the Rescued Film Project. Most of us think that film expires, but Bettwieser has developed film as far back as 1930s.

For instance, over 70 years ago, a World War II soldier filled 31 rolls of film and never developed them. The Rescued Film project developed the photos and has shared them here.

Rescued Film ProjectOf the tens of thousands of photos the Rescued Film project has developed, 99% are from unknown sources or unknown photographers. You, too, can send old film to the Rescued Film Project. They will develop the film and email you a digital copy of all discernible images for your personal use. Film processing and scanning can take up to 18 months.

Curiously, Bettwieser himself says he takes fewer pictures after founding Rescued Film. He notes, “Every image in The Rescued Film Project, at some point, was special for someone.  Each frame reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered.” The value of each frame made film less ephemeral than the trillions of digital pictures we take today. The next revolution in photography may be artificial intelligence that sorts through our photos to identify the most interesting, best composed, and most important photos in our lives.

New Jewelry or Keepsake Box at dotphoto

Jewelry or Keepsake Box at dotphoto

Lined with soft vanilla felt, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is perfect for your earrings, watch, baby keepsakes and other valuables.  The ceramic tile on top displays your cherished photo or fine art. Customize for women or men — or for special occasions like weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and holidays. The Jewelry & Keepsake Box makes a great gift for any occasion.

Crafted of solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is as durable as it is beautiful, and easy to open, yet tight enough to protect its contents from young children.

  • Materials: Solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish
  • Dimensions: 5.375” x 5.375” x 2.1875”
  • Custom Image Dimensions:  4.5” x 4.5”
  • Best Resolution:  1350 x 1350 pixels
  • Acceptable Resolution:  900 x 900 pixels
  • Full-bleed, Sublimation Printing
  • Ships within 2 business days (allow additional time between Nov 20 and Dec 25)

Buy the Jewelry Box with Degas Blue Dancers only $23.99

How can I create a photo product on dotPhoto?

NEW! Pre-Build Photo Products For Sale

How to sell pre-built photo productsNow you can pre-build photo products on dotphoto for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays, for selling products with your company logo, or for a funny T-shirt idea. Make it easy for your friends and customers to purchase pre-built photo products with just one click.

Great for Pro Photographers & Newspapers
You can set the cropping and ensure proper resolution to make it easy for your customers to purchase. Just one click adds a product to a guest cart. Set your own prices, and the guest price appears in the cart. When you sell at dotphoto, dotphoto sends you money every month!

We’ve made it easier to sell.
1. Make any product and save it as a project. 2. Click on the new Sell link in the main menu, and choose Sell Pre-Built Products. 3. Send the pre-built product link to friends or right-click-copy the link for a particular product.

Try clicking on the products below to see how easy it is for your friends and customers to buy Pre-Built dotphoto Products.

The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop

The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop lets you try different frames, multiple colored mats, and different sizes before you buy. Even better: the dotphoto Frame Shop is not limited to standard sizes or print ratios. Square, narrow or oblong, the photo you see is the photo you get!

Shop for Custom Frames

Watch a video that explains how to customize a frame on dotphoto.

Memorial Day 2019: Remembering Our Fallen

Adding comments on dotphoto albums

Memorial Day will be different for me this year. I happened to be in Washington, D.C. on Friday, and saw a new memorial along the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Remembering Our Fallen was inspired by a 2010 newspaper story about a father whose grief was even greater four years after his son had died in Iraq because he felt his son had been forgotten, and the war was not even over.

The happy faces of the fallen — most of them in their teens and twenties — shine with youth and promise in this powerful memorial. One cannot help but reflect upon the grief of thousands of families who have suffered and continue to suffer. I will be thinking of them this Memorial Day.

This is a traveling memorial. If you can’t get to Washington, check here to see when Remembering Our Fallen may be near you.

Remembering Our Fallen Slideshow

Add comments to your dotphoto albums

Adding comments on dotphoto albums

Facebook shrinks your photos, but it does one thing extremely well: Facebook makes it easy to get feedback from your friends. You can Like and Reply to comments, and it’s fun to get feedback on photos. It feels like appreciation.

That’s why dotphoto has added Facebook’s comment capability to your dotphoto albums. You can comment only to your dotphoto guests, or you can share directly to your Facebook account and collect comments in both places. Just scroll to the bottom of any dotphoto to add a comment or post directly to Facebook.

One upload for all your photo needs
One dotphoto upload now gives you archival back-up, printing, comments, and social media. dotphoto archives your full-sized photos up to 30MB each, and you can also share those photos directly to Facebook. Just make a comment on your album and tap the checkbox to Also post on Facebook. Now your photos are shared in both dotphoto and Facebook, and you’ll get comments from Facebook friends.
Your dotphoto album on Facebook
What you’ll see on Facebook
Your first comment becomes your post, and your friends can comment as they usually do. The first photo in the album is displayed on Facebook, and friends can click on that photo to see your whole album.

To share a single photo

    1. In dotphoto, create a new album with the Organize / Create Album command.
    2. Copy the photo to the album you just created with the Organize / Copy command.
    3. Comment in the album that contains one photo.

Your phone is a magnifying glass

Magnifying the small print on a partYour camera phone now has such high resolution that it makes a handy magnifying glass. For instance, you can read the tiny branding marks on small parts like this hearing aid if you take a photo and zoom in on your camera phone. dotphoto’s Edittools can also make a permanent image for reference or printing.

Images of tourist Magnifying a street mapmaps with tiny street names are especially helpful when traveling.

iPhones have a magnification mode, and Androids show two leaves in the photo mode: tap the single leaf to magnify your screen by 200%.

Zoom in with dotphoto Edit tools

Remembering Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Good Friday 2017Two years ago, my wife and I were in Notre Dame Cathedral on Good Friday. We were exploring the somber chapels deep in the cathedral when a commotion stirred nearby, and a line of young men in robes emerged from a dark hallway. We joined a small crowd that followed the celebrants to the front doors of the cathedral and out onto the bright plaza where they established the stations of the cross. We will remember that colorful spring afternoon all our lives.

How wonderful that Notre Dame was largely saved and will be re-built! Here is a dotphoto slideshow that recalls Notre Dame that day.

See the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Good Friday 2017

Where are my Android photos?

Where are my Android photos?Where are my Android photos?
My apologies to the nice dotphoto customer who called to ask about uploading Android photos. I suggested that she watch our video about uploading, which is usually very helpful; it only occurred to me later that she could not find her photos in her phone.

Android devices can keep photos in many different places, so we’ve created this illustrated FAQ to help find Android photos. A few simple tricks are very useful.

Where are my Android photos?

Pro photographers: add your logo to dotphoto

Your guests will see your logo when they login
Add you logo to dotphotoProfessional photographers, newspapers and others who sell photos on dotphoto can now add their logo to dotphoto. Your logo will appear to guests when they sign in as a guest or use a link to reach your dotphoto album.

To set up your logo, email your logo as an attachment to prologos@dotphoto.com  Logos should be oblong and horizontal, and up to 1031 x 286 pixels.

How to remove “red-eye” in photos

How to remove red-eyeRed eyes appear in photos when the camera flash or another bright light source is reflected from the retina. The reflected light illuminates the rich blood supply of the connective tissue at the back of the eye and produces the red color you see in pictures.

To remove red-eye on dotphoto, go to the dotphoto editor by choosing a photo and then tapping the pencil icon. Then choose the red-eye feature, select the eyes and apply.

More on removing red-eye