Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

(Chris WIlson)

Here are nine of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

Credit Card Fraud Suspect Doesn’t Have ID, Poses For Picture With Card Instead

Credit Card Fraud Suspect Doesn’t Have ID, Poses For Picture With Card Instead

A suspected credit-card thief was caught thanks to the quick thinking of a cashier at a beauty-supply store in Florida. He didn’t quite feel comfortable with the purchase, and the customer didn’t have any photo identification on her that matched the name on the card. Instead of turning the customer away, he asked her to pose for a photo while holding up the card. She did. [More]

Sick Of Fighting Photo Thieves, Getty Makes Images Available For Free Embed

Sick Of Fighting Photo Thieves, Getty Makes Images Available For Free Embed


Every day, at just about every event that could be of interest to the national and international media, there is at least one Getty photographer, snapping away, all the while knowing that countless websites, Facebook posts, Tweets, and Tumblr posts will probably soon be sharing some of these pics without paying or providing any credit. But after years of trying to combat photo thieves, the mammoth photo agency realizes there is no use fighting the trend. [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

(strobist)

Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or just plain neatness. [More]

(stevelyon)

Yet Another Accused Thief Makes Rookie Mistake Of Uploading Pics From Stolen iPad To The Cloud

The funny thing about those who steal technological toys like iPads and iPhones from others is often that they don’t really know the capabilities of the electronics they’ve swiped. Even if they do, incriminating photos have a way of showing up and biting them in the rear. A woman accused of stealing an iPad ended up providing her own mug shot when photos her kids reportedly took were uploaded to the owner’s cloud. [More]

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No One At Snapfish Knows How To Upload A Photo That Won’t Be Cropped

Gil was under the impression that a company that lets you print photo books would actually let him add in his own collages without cropping the heck out of them. Not so fast, Gil! He wrote in to let us know that his issues with the Snapfish book-making interface were bad, but his problems with the company’s customer service were even worse. He worked on a book of his pictures from his sister’s wedding, laying out the pages in collages and taking a lot of care to do so. The Snapfish software cropped his photos very severely, and no one in customer service could help him. His book got delayed long past his holiday deadline. [More]

(ixot)

How Does Shutterfly Still Exist?

More than one thousand online photo-printing services have entered the marketplace in the history of the Web. Only a few remain. The most successful survivor is Shutterfly, founded in 1999. The 16 billion pictures currently sitting on Shutterfly’s servers aren’t your garden-variety snapshots of sandwiches and shoes. The pictures on Shutterfly are treasured images, and destined to decorate photobooks, prints, calendars, wall decals, mugs, greeting cards, and other items. [More]

This Beer Promotion Isn't A Good Deal, But At Least It's Honest

This Beer Promotion Isn't A Good Deal, But At Least It's Honest

Regular photo contributor Ashi sent us this photo, seen in San Diego. It’s a thing of beauty: truth in advertising and the least fuzzy math we’ve ever seen. Or is it the most fuzzy math, because it’s calling your attention to something that isn’t a special price at all? [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or just plain neatness. [More]

How To Save Your Instagram Photos Before You Delete Your Account

How To Save Your Instagram Photos Before You Delete Your Account

If you’re miffed that Facebook has flung its billions around to engulf Instagram, you may want to take your photos and run. [More]

Wedding Photographer Convicted For Not Turning Over Photos To Couple

Wedding Photographer Convicted For Not Turning Over Photos To Couple

This story is sweet justice for anyone out there who’s gotten married and had to beg and plead just to get their photos back: a South Carolina wedding photographer was sentenced to two years of house arrest for not turning over the photos he took of a couple’s wedding, even though they had already paid him $2,450. [More]

Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Three years after we first started pointing it out, Banzai continues to make kiddie pools that are disproportionately smaller than they appear on the box. The latest to enrage the internet is their “Slip ‘N Splash Whale Pool.” On the box it shows four children frolicking. In real life, those would have to be tiny munchkin children. [More]

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

If you’re betting Google’s would-be Facebook killer, Google+, will end up MySpace-ing Facebook, you may as well go all-in and transfer all your photos over to the new site, which is currently in an invitation-based testing phase. [More]

Tennessee Bans Posting Of Pics That Cause Emotional Distress

Tennessee Bans Posting Of Pics That Cause Emotional Distress

It’s a good thing for the internet that Tennessee lawmakers are around to learn it how to behave. After lawmakers threw down a regulation barring people from sharing passwords for services such as Netflix, the state made famous by Arrested Development (the band, not the show) has created a law that bans the posting of images that cause emotional distress. [More]

Snapfish Offers Special Deal: Get No Photobooks For The Price Of One

Snapfish Offers Special Deal: Get No Photobooks For The Price Of One

Karina writes that she found a fantastic promotion from Snapfish: order one photo book, get two free. A great deal if you want to try putting your photos in printed book form. Snapfish can’t quite get it together to actually print and send Karina’s books, though. They keep canceling her order without issuing a refund, and no one seems to know why. [More]

Merry Christmas Creep! Santa Is Everywhere In September

Merry Christmas Creep! Santa Is Everywhere In September

The Christmas Creep season is officially here, and Consumerist shutterbugs from Portland to Puerto Rico have been sending in photographic evidence. Get into the pre-pre-holiday shopping spirit with this photo album!
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Sprint Customer Finds Naked Pictures On Her Repaired Cellphone

Sprint Customer Finds Naked Pictures On Her Repaired Cellphone

A woman in Colorado had her eyes burned out by images of “nude women and male genitals” on her cellphone’s new(ish) memory card, reports KRDO.com. She says the Sprint employees who worked on her phone must have known it was there, since they’re the ones who swapped in the new card. She’s pretty upset: “If [young family members] had seen those pictures, it could have ruined them for life.” [More]

Hyatt Charges Asthmatic Woman $250 For Smoking, Says It Has Secret Photos

Hyatt Charges Asthmatic Woman $250 For Smoking, Says It Has Secret Photos

A woman who stayed at a Hyatt in Milwaukee last month was hit with an extra $250 charge for smoking in her room. The problem, she says, is that she has severe asthma–she offered to show Hyatt her prescriptions–and is not a smoker. When she complained to Hyatt, the hotel’s director of operations told her “the Hyatt had photographic evidence of smoking in the room and would absolutely not refund her money.” [More]