SILS 603 Image Database, Individual Project
Annotated Web Sites about Collections of Images
Yu-Ling Fan Oct. 27, 1995
The following is an annotated list of Web sites related to image collections and image databases. There are around 100 items listed alphabetically.
PLEASE ENJOY YOUR EXPLORATION!
- 3-D and SIRDS Images
-- This archive contains single image random dot stereo (SIRDS) and other 3-D
images, together with related information and software. It is divided into several
sections, papers, programs, other local resources, other sources, SIRDS images
and information, and virtual reality.
-- 3DSite is a site dedicated to 3D Computer Graphics. It provides services and
very useful CGI information, like CGI and Animation Literature, References,
and Discussion, FTP Sites, Images and Movies, Hardware Products, Publications,
Virtual Reality, and Software Packages.
- 3D Stereographic Images
-- 3D Stereographic Images allow you to see a 3D object hidden inside a picture.
An online tutorial is also provided to the new user to make the best use of this page.
- 3D Strange Attractors and Similar Objects
-- The pix were created using a program that renders 3D chaotic attractors. This method renders using a Z-Buffer and a Shadow-Buffer. Though this limits the
optical effects that are possible, it does allow a wider range of objects to be
- 5-D Stereograms
-- 5-D stereograms take advantage of the manner in which your brain interprets
similar, but slightly offset, images to produce a three-dimensional image. In a
5-D stereogram, the information for two different views of the same scene is hidden within the artwork. This page also includes links to three 5-D stereogram images,
accompanied with order information of 5-D prints and books.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
-- The exhibition examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600. The exhibit is divided into six sections: What came to be called "America", The Mediterranean World, Christopher Columbus: man and myth, Inventing America, Europe claims America, and Epilogue. A list of suggested readings is provided.
- AACME Image Corp.
-- AACME Image Corp. is an arts collective working on various public and internet
artwork. They feature their works in both textual and graphical forms, and categorize them into four parts, history, views, images, and projects.
- AmberGraphics' Digital Imaginaria
-- Here are some of computer generated & scanned images by various artists, and some examples of digital manipulation by Amber Graphics. Under each thumbnail,
file size is listed. While click on the thumbnail, the full sized image will be brought
- The Animation Gallery
-- The Animation Gallery shows several stills from different sources of animation,
such as from "Static Culture" animation, "MetaGenesis" animation, "Space Dock"
animation, and a technology proposal animation.
- Animation Master Hobbyist
-- This WWW page is intended as a way for users of Animation Master or
Playmation to share ideas, tools and files. It provides information about Related Utilities, Animation Master Listserv Summary, Animation Master Objects, Software Reviews, and so on.
- Art Gallery
-- The site mainly provides links to other art galleries. Now there are 53 linkage
in this page.
- ArtLinks, Galleries and Multiple Exhibits
--The site mainly provides links to other art galleries and various art Web sites.
- ArtWOW: Art from Washington on the Web
-- Providing resources of what's happening on the Washington DC, visual arts
scene. There are information about Artwork of the Week!, Washington Image Bank, Interviews, KOAN Critics Roundtable, and a great list about D.C. Artists on the Web, Galleries, Museums, Opportunities for Artists, and Organizations.
- Austine Studio
-- It's Austine Studio's Polarized Light Art Gallery and Information Center.
All parts in this page are related to Polage. Sections include Introduction and Exploration the meaning of the Polage art form, the Artist, Polage Gallery, Polage in Motion, News and Information, Reviews and Commentaries on the art of Polage.
- Biology Resources on the Web
-- A list of some interesting Biology Resources on the Web. Information includes
images, newsgroups, glossary, homepages of related institutes and universities.
- The Burning Man Festival 1995
-- The official Burning Man Festival home page features articles and imagery
from past festivals and the 1995 Registration Form. There is also a list of other
Burning Man resources on the Internet.
- Canadian Artists on the Web
-- A listing of Canadian visual artists who offer images of their work on the Web.
- CHQ's Studio on the Web
-- New York City artist's studio, works in mixed media assemblage, print, computer manipulated images, and video. Some parts, like statement, sketchbook, are still under construction.
Clinton Inauguration Photographic Exhibit
--The Inaugural Tour is available in a text-only format, as a series of images, or as an illustrated text narration. Images are first shown in thumbnails, and can be seen at a larger size while be clicked on.
- Computer Graphics and Art, Computer Technology (Galaxy)
-- This page provides useful information about computer graphics and art.
They are divided into different sections, such as articles, guides, announcements,
events, sights and sounds, software, product and service descriptions, collections,
directories, organizations, academic organizations and non-profit organizations.
- Corbis Corporation
-- It is an archive of high-quality digital imagery and multimedia products. There are thousands of images, interactive demos, and virtual galleries. This page provides links to the Corbis Publishing page, Corbis Media pate, the story of the Corbis archive, the Corbis Exhibit Hall, and Images by Subject. The images here can be clicked to download at 640x480 pixel JPEG compressed image.
- Dave Space
-- An evoloving collection of art by Dave Sage, a virtual artist in South Australia.
It contains many inline 24 bit JPEG images. And these pictures were generated on
a bunch of different Apple Macintosh computers ranging from a LCII through to
a PowerPC. Each image has the title, information about its background and brief
description at the left of the image.
- David Elliott's Land of the Squishy
-- There are links to several galleries of up to 9 thumbnails, each linked to a larger
(around 700x500) JPEG image.
- David Schlater Bookarts Unique Books Photography
-- It's a collection of images from handmade books. Incorporated photographs
and found images from a variety of sources with text messages.
- David's Cool 3D World
-- The site contains samples of computer generated images and an animation as well
as a few links to other cool 3D sites.
- In a Different Light
-- An art exhibition at the University Art Museum, UC Berkeley. In a Different Light explores the resonance of gay and lesbian experience in twentieth-century American art. It was developed by imagining groups of objects and images that might engage in refreshing and provocative dialog. The online images represent a sampling of the following groups: Void, Self, Drag, Other, Couple, Family, Orgy, World, and Utopia.
- Digital Paintings by George L. Schelling
-- These images have been created on a Macintosh using painting, modeling, and
image editing applications. The styles vary from impressionistic to super real and
the subject matter is mainly nature and wildlife. The on-line exhibit is updated
regularly with new pictures when finished.
- Digital Studio Magazine: Online Resources for Computer Graphic Professionals
-- It contains various sections, including articles, interviews, what's new, tutorials, job offers, about D.S.M., production, software, entertainment, services, movie companies, virtual reality, ftp sites, and usenet conferences.
- Discount Don's 3D Gallery
-- Original raytraced images using Imagine and Lightwave. Sample frame from
Lightwave animation. Links to other computer graphic and misc sites.
- eW8's Gallery
-- A collection of images/flics created by using Autodesk's 3D Studio R3 and Calligari truespace 2.
- Fine Art by Michael Swartzbeck
-- A representative slice of works from the past year. Each image is accompanied
with title, creating year, file size, and brief descriptions.
- Fractal Images
-- These images are of the Mandelbrot set, a fractal generated from a simple
mathematical formula. They were produced by DRAWING Librarian Professional (DP) . It can also generate the main view of the Mandelbrot set. From that point, users can zoom in and examine all the detail of the set.
- Fractal Image Compression
-- This site contains links to a variety of information and resources on Fractal Image
Encoding and related topics.
- Fractal Image Gallery
-- 12 fractal images that have been generated with Fractus. (640*480*256)
- Fractals from Ojai
-- A collection of original Fractal images created by Art Baker. There are over 48 different original Fractal thumbnails that can be clicked on to see the full-sized images.
- Fractint Fractals
-- Tractint fractals, custom fractal idea with example iamge, link to fractal movie
animation, a few raytraces with fractal content.
- Gallery of the Future/Past - Mount Shasta
-- Visionary images of the future/past that float in cyberspace to enchant and delight
- Gareth and Peter's SIRDS Pages!
-- This page contains pictures, programs and information on SIRDS. Two SIRDS
packages are provided here and can be downloaded. It also provides a list of links to The Mother of All SIRDS.
- Hopi Basketry Webography Presentation
-- The presentation was shown to approximately 40 people on May 30th, 1995 at an Anthropology course. It provides images of basketry of the Southwestern Hopi
people and it is divided into three parts, History and Meaning, Manufacture and Decoration, and Bibliography.
-- HypArt stands for Hyper-Art and is an artistic equivalent to "Hyper-Text". The
thought is that a single picture is created by several people. Therefore the image is
being divided into squares and each artist contributes on of them.
- Images Du Futur
-- Montreal's interactive art exhibition celebrates it's tenth year. The textual information is presented in both English and French.
- Images for Art History at the Australian National University
-- The trial pages reflect the varieties of three image projects working currently.
- Image Dot Gallery
-- Image Dot Gallery is at Arizona State University. It's an experimental project established with the idea of bringing together the best works of faculty, students,
and other artists associated with Arizona State University.
- Images of Federal Hill
-- Images of 19th and early 20th century old houses at Lynchburg, Virginia.
Images are compressed in a JPEG format, and presented in several pages which let users browse easily. Each image is accompanied with brief descriptions.
- Image Gallery - Silicon Graphics
-- Image Gallery contains graphics and 3D images for your viewing pleasure!
Most of these images have come from SGI customers and partners. Each title
is hyperlinked to information about the image, and you can access a larger version
of each image by clicking on the thumbnails on the description page. The size of
each larger image is shown at the right of the smaller version.
-- ImageMagick is a package for display and interactive manipulation of images for
the X Window System. It is written in C and interfaces to the X Library. The
page periodically provides information about added enhancements of ImageMagick. It also links to reference materials, such as Image Magick Tools, FAQs, Magick Image File Format, Colr reduction algorithm, The Imaging Machine, and Homepage of Muhammad A Muquit.
- Image Matrix
-- There are three Matrixs which include 25 computer generated images each.
(1) An Interactive Student Tutorial on the History of Prints and Printmaking
-- Via the preparation of an interactive student tutorial package, this project currently has 2,800 digitized images, ranging from the 15th century to the
20th century, from religious to secular, from "high art" to popular, and also
including sections on techniques, using extreme close ups of the prints selected.
(2) Architecture and Architectural Sculpture in the Mediterranean Basin
-- The cataloging of a large collection of research images on architecture and
architectural sculpture in the Mediterranean Basin. Most images come from
Italy, Sicily, Greece and Turkey, with smaller numbers from France, Spain,
and North Africa.
(3) Point-and-Click System for the National Gallery of Australia
-- The X-Windows-based Point-and-Click interface to visual materials in the National Gallery of Australia is for the use of the general public in the Gallery's foyer.
- Image Processing for Multimedia Database Management at IRST
-- Thinking about the potential problems of multimedia uses and information overloading, here comes a very important project - MINDEX (Multimedia Information Database Exploration and indeXing). It is the development and application of artificial vision techniques to the management of multimedia databases. The project will investigate the storing, classification and retrieval by content of images and sequences of images. In this page, some useful information on the MINDEX Project, including external and internal papers, related WWW sites in the World are provided.
- Image Soup Magazine
-- It's a quarterly periodical for new media arts professionals featuring techniques for Photoshop, Fractal Design Painter, KPT Bryce, Macromedia Director, 3D Illustration, countless filter packages, and much more. The articles are divided
into five sections -- Animation by Filter, Leveled Edges, Filter Paper, Well
Rounded Digital Design, and Depth and Dimension. The Gallery will show
24 bit color images and details of creation, in Adobe Acrobat format.
- The International Museum of the Horse
-- It's a collection of history of the horse throughout time. It contains over 1,000
pages of text and over 600 images.
- Loving and Living
-- It's an exhibition which promotes positive images of love, optimism and hope
for all people living with HIV/AIDS. There are 19 images with accompanying
texts and the exhibition is split into two indexes. Part 1 covers issues for people
living with HIV/AIDS, and Part 2 promotes therapies that can nurture a sense of
well-being in people affected by the virus.
- The Mandelbrot/Julia Set Generator Home Page: The Fractal Image Creator for Everyone
-- It is a comprehensive fractal generator that can create, display, print, and manipulate images with mouse click ease.
- Martindale's Health Science Guide- '95: The "Virtual" Public Health Center
-- A lot of information provided here. Including Interactive Anatomy Browsers, Genetic Maps, On-Line Journals, Demography & Population Databases, Public Health Courses, Textbooks, Cases & Images, public health general information, and so on.
- M. H. Yao's Stereogram Page
-- Brief explanation and usage of SIRDS (Single Image Random Dot Stereogram)
is provided in this page. There are some examples, scencery pictures, of China.
- Michael C.
Carlos Museum of Emory University
-- The Michael C. Carlos Museum is located within Emory University and serves its community as well the general public. Its permanent collection of over 15,000 objects spans nearly 9,000 years from the prehistoric cultures of seventh millennium B.C. to the twentieth century. The museum also offers special exhibitions, lectures, films, and workshops. Information about the exhibit, permanent collection, and floor maps are provided.
- Mike's Top Art Links
-- The Melocentric Gallery
-- "Black and Blue"
-- Digital Photography '95
-- Art on the Net
-- Lehman College Art Gallery
-- Fine Art Forum: On-line Art Resources Directory
-- TELECINE: The Journal of New Nedia Authoring and the Digital Domain
-- Comics 'n Stuff
-- It generates chaotic images reminiscent of Italian paperweights.
- Morphs For All!
-- This site is to allow anyone to access the technology of morphing and "be
morphed" or get anything morphed.
-- It shows four works in the form of multimedia presentation. It also provides basic information about these four projects, Made in USA, Victims of tyranny
images, Timelines, Deceptions, and necessary equipment should be used.
- NetJohn's Internet Gallery
-- The Gallery reflects examples of work in a variety of areas including graphic arts,
photography and multimedia. Images on display include The Becoming II -- Net's
latest creation showing the blend of man and machine. "Nets Buttons & Boxes" to
look for buttons and boxes for multimedia projects.
- Nga Tangata Cosmos Gallery
-- Five New Zealand Artists present a wide range of images in various media, including paintings, graphics, and wire bending. Most images are in JPEG format,
while a few are in GIF format.
- Not Just Mud! On-line Gallery
-- Not Just Mud! is a gallery of fine contemporary crafts focusing on art glass. It locates in Portsmouth, NH and houses one of the finest collections of hand blown contemporary art glass in New England. It currently has a collection of work by over 30 of the USA's top glass artists. The Web site presents some samples. Images and information about artists' work displayed at the gallery plus biographical information of selected artists.
- The Operative Term Is Stimulate (OTIS) Artchives
-- Images on OTIS' Artchives are sorted by Medium and Content. Selecting any
Medium or Content listing will give you a list of Artists with images that fall under
that category. Selecting any of those Artists will lead you to their personal OTIS
web-page where you will be presented with a list of all images by that particular
Artist, including the images that fit the category you selected.
- The ORL Database of Faces
-- The ORL Database of Faces contains a set of face images taken between April 1992 and April 1994 at Olivetti Research Laboratory. The database was used in the context of a face recognition project carried out in collaboration with the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group of the Cambridge University Engineering Department. There are ten different images of each of 40 distinct subjects. The files are in PGM format and the size of each image is 92x112 pixels with 256 gray levels per pixel.
The "Palace" of Diocletian at Split
-- It is a unique structure from the Later Roman Empire. Four sections are provided -- Introduction, Diocletian, Architecture, and Tetrarchy. Each image is followed by textual descriptions and explanations.
- The Piero Project: ECIT - Electronic Compendium of Images and Text
-- This project addresses the problem of bringing electronic technology into the
teaching of humanities subjects in a manner that is believed to challenge traditional
methods of pedagogy and benefit the learning process in a fundamental way.
It's an interactive computer graphics software for use on-line in the classroom,
which allows the spectator to navigate through images and other information,
verbal and visual, thereby gaining access to visual information that is closer to
perceptions of reality than those offered by slides and photographs. It also provides Piero Project Movies, in Mpeg and QuickTime forms.
-- Portfolio provides permanent and temporary exhibitions for viewers to take a
look at. It tries to bring up ways beyond traditions of design, illustration, photography, and advertising. There are also links to other sites beyond Portfolio,
in addition to information about tips on advertising, advertising publications,
corporations on the Web, demographics of Web users, research programs, FAQs,
- Pro Arts 1995 East Bay Open Studios Gallery
-- East Bay Open Studios is a project in which over 300 artists from across the
East Bay open the doors to their workplaces - studios, workshops, lofts, homes,
and much more to see great art and meet the artists. The 1995 East Bay Open
Studios Web site is designed to allow for quick access to subjects, works, and
artists. Two "Guide Tours" have been developed, by selected medium and city,
in addition to an alphabetical index of artists.
- Raytraced Picture Gallery by Florian Maushart
-- Some of the pictures are the results of playing with shapes and colors,
and some try to express an emotion or a feeling.
- The Rendering Plant, Inc.
-- The Rendering Plant is a company specializing in 2D and 3D graphics and
animation for film, television, video, multimedia, and Internet applications.
There are links to useful and informative Web sites in this page.
Soviet Archives Exhibit
-- The Library of Congress Soviet Archives exhibition, also shown in Moscow, illustrates both the domestic and the foreign policy of Soviet rule. The exhibit is divided into many small displays on two floors. The first floor, Internal Workings of the Soviet System, covers internal politics and aspects of Soviet reality. The second floor, The Soviet Union and the United States, shows how Soviet- American relations were conducted. Almost every display contains images of documents from the Soviet Archives.
- Specular Online
-- There are a wide variety of products, technical support, freeware, images, demos, artist's spotlight, and hot links related to Mac, graphics provided in this
- Squirrel 3DFX
-- A collection of 3D images and information about how to make 3DFX graphics.
- Surrealist Imagery
-- The page is organized into smaller pages for each artist, up to 10. Under each artist, it shows the name, date, and file size of that image. It also contains information about miscellaneous sites, collaborative efforts, and associated by
- Synergy: PANIC - The On- Going Live Image Exchange and Manipulation Gathering
-- PANIC began as a one-time real-time image collaboration and manipulation
party, coinciding with a digital media event called smartBOMB. The object was
to take live images from smartBOMB, have participants download them from the
site, manipulate them in odd and stimulating ways, then send them back up to
the site for the world to see.
- TechnoART: Interactive New Media Exhibit
-- It's one of the Ontario Science Center pages. The images are from The Ontario Science Center exhibit running from September 26 to January 8, 1995.
- Text-Music-Image: A Work page for Poetry, Painting, Music & the Merged Arts
-- The intentions of this work page are to engage willing discussants in the workings
of merged media, and to do this most effectively through electronic discourses that
explore the possibilities of collaborative art. Web types interested in the visual
image, computer music, hypertext fiction, poetry and their standard predecessors,
may find at least a little something interesting in this page.
- Thesaurus Florentinus
-- The Thesaurus Florentinus homepage presents everything about the information
system that manages the images of the mural paintings made by Vasari and Zuccari
in the Cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore in Firenze around the end of the XVI century. It provides a brief overview of Thesaurus Florentinus, the projects, the
image processing and mosaicing, the development of the information system,
- Type Design, Typography & Graphic Images
-- The page contains samples of new typeface design, graphic design, historical images on Hypnotisn, Fire-Eating, and Frauds. There is also a list linking to useful sites related to computer, including PC Magazine, Windows, Magazine, Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems, Inc., etc.
U.C. Berkeley Museum of Paleontology Public Exhibits
-- The exhibits highlight some of the research Paleontologists are conducting at the Museum of Paleontology. The exhibit might be visualized as starting at the center of a museum with halls spreading in each direction. Three topics are provided -- Phylogeny, Geological Time, and Evolutionary Thought.
UCR/California Museum of Photography - Hoffer Elementary School Project
-- In the past five years, Hoffer Elementary School has collaborated with the UCR/
California Museum of Photography on photography and related media projects.
Now Hoffer is one of four schools participating in the museum's VidKids Media Literary Program . During this visiting, you will see pictures, hear voices, and read words of young artists....
- UM- Gateway: Integrating An Image Database into the World Wide Web
-- It is a study funded by a Department of Education grant. The researchers
intend to enhance the capabilities currently built into Internet tools by creating a
classification and retrieval system that will facilitate the browsing of digitized images. The SILS Art Image Browser is available now.
- The University of Arizona Library Image Projects
-- This page is about The Clearinghouse of Image Databases and IMAGELIB listserv archives. It allows to search both databases and archives by keyword. A list of selected Worldwide image databases is also provided.
- University of Arizona SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space)
-- This page provides Space Images Archive, A Galaxy of Images and Information, Nine Planets: Solar System Tour, The Web Nebulae, The Astro FTP List, and X Prize Foundation.
- USC-SIPI Image Database
-- The USC-SIPI image database is a collection of digitized images. It is maintained primarily to support research in image processing, image analysis, and machine vision. The database is divided into volumes based on the basic charter of the pictures. Images in each volume are of various sizes. All images are 8-bits/pixel for black and white images, 24-bits/pixel for color images. There are currently four volumes available. Order and contacting information is also provided.
- USF Mammography Image Database
-- The primary purpose of the database is to facilitate sound research in the development of computer algorithms to aid in screening. All 40 images in this dataset show one or more clusters of micro calcifications. The mammograms are from 21 different patients. Both benign and malignant cases are included. An abstract of a mammography paper is available in this page, too.
- The Uses of Realistic Computer Images for Architects
-- Talking about creativity and computers; computer graphics as a visual language;
uses of computer images; modeling in architecture; photo-editing programs ...
- Vatican Exhibit: Rome Reborn
-- There are 9 rooms in Vatican Exhibit Mail Hall, including Vatican Library, Archaeology, Humanism, Mathematics, Music, Medicine and Biology, Nature Described, Orient to Rome and Rome to China. Object Index and Overview of Object and Topics are also available online.
- Vaughn Dettmann's 3D Frontiers
-- A gallery of 3D raytraced images. They also present surrealistic and futuristic graphic renderings. Under each image, title, brief introduction, resolution, bits
number, and file format are listed.
- The Virtual Worlds Mailing List
-- This is a hypermail archive of the past few months discussion on-line. It also
provides links of relevance to the Vworlds List.
- The War from a Parlor: Stereoscopic Images of the Philippine-American War and Soldier's Letters Home
-- Textual and graphical information about the Philippine-American War is provided. They are divided into several sections, like Introduction, People,
Place, U.S. Army, Civilized Warfare, Additional Images, Technical and Textual
Notes, and Sentenaryo/Centennial.