December 15, 1996

Harold E. Edgerton Photography Exhibition


A Gallery For Fine Photography, presents


Stopping Time,

the original photographs of

Dr. Harold E. Edgerton


Harold E. Edgerton (1903, Fremont, Nebrasca – 1990, Boston), professor at MIT, is the inventor of the electronic flash. He was also a photographer. Harold Edgerton devoted his career to recording what the unaided eye cannot see. His photographs illustrate such moments as: a bullet seen the instant it explodes through an apple or a perfect coronet formed by a milk-drop splash. These photographs have become classics of modern art and science.

Dr. Harold Edgerton was the first to take high-speed color photographs and was a pioneer of multiflash and microsecond imagery, which he used to take detailed photographs of humming birds in motion, as well as the progression of athletes' movements. These wondrous images have shown nobody was never able to see before in photographs that are as remarkable for their precision as for their beauty.

December 26, 1996 - January 31, 1997



322 Royal Street

New Orleans, LA 70117

December 11, 1996

Live Picture' Internet Imaging Solution for Web Site

HP and Live Picture deliver solution for viewing and printing high quality digital images at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Live Picture Inc. (LPI) announces the arrival of the Imaging for Internet Web site, a solution designed to demonstrate how viewing, sharing and printing high-resolution images from the Internet can be fast and easy. The site allows content developers, individuals and businesses to display photo-rich content, such as clothing catalogs, famous photographs, news magazines and more. It also enables users to download the Imaging for Internet technology, allowing them to easily view, send and print digital photos from the Internet. "We believe the Imaging for Internet solution will create new business opportunities for companies - allowing content such as catalogs, brochures, stock imagery, real-estate and personal photography to be easily shared over the Internet," said Blake Miller, HP Internet Hardcopy Manager. "Our goal is to work with individuals, businesses and content developers to grow the site into a popular consumer resource." The web page includes content samples from early Imaging for Internet developers, including: - Corbis Corporation Photo Collection - selections from the Corbis Digital Archive, which features more than 1 million images from award-winning photographers, museums and private collectors worldwide. - Bullock & Jones Catalog - content from recent men's clothing catalogs (with links to the respective Web sites for ordering information). Users can zoom in to view merchandise in fine detail before ordering. - U.S. Geological Survey - digital aerial photos of San Francisco - comparing 1946 and 1993 images of the city's landscapes. The Imaging for Internet solution, originally unveiled at the Seybold Conference & Exposition in September 1996, is part of an ongoing HP commitment to make Internet printing simple and easy. Most Internet protocols are not conducive to printing because the Internet was designed with viewing, not printing in mind. HP is working with industry partners Microsoft and Netscape to fix some of the fundamental Internet printing problems, including page formatting and font printing. The Imaging for Internet Web page is currently in public beta version with the first product release scheduled for early 1997. "The beta phase allows HP and LPI to expose content developers and consumers to the performance breakthroughs of this new imaging technology," said Miller. "Based on the feedback we receive, we will grow the site to include more image-rich content and links to interesting sites." Most images on the Web today are available in file formats (typically GIF or JPEG) that have limited resolutions. These images may appear acceptable on the monitor, but often appear lackluster and murky when printed. Often, even when higher-resolution images are available, they can take a very long time to display or print. This slowness and poor print quality has deterred users from downloading and printing Web-based images. The Imaging for Internet solution uses Flashpix, the award-winning photo-imaging file format and imaging architecture co-developed by Eastman Kodak, HP, LPI and Microsoft announced at 1996 COMDEX Spring. Flashpix enables Imaging for Internet digital images to be viewed and printed at high resolution with minimal impact on downloading time. "Live Picture is dedicated to providing Internet users with high-quality imaging solutions," said John Sculley, president and CEO of Live Picture, Inc. "The Imaging for Internet solution extends the benefits of the rich Flashpix technology we developed with HP, Kodak and Microsoft. We expect that this solution will revolutionize the way in which both consumers and professionals use imaging on the Internet." The new Internet Imaging protocol, a collaboration between HP, Kodak, LPI, Microsoft and Netscape, enables the fast, easy transmission of on-line images by allowing developers to integrate Flashpix technology into their network solutions. An Open System for Content Developers: The Imaging for Internet solution, based on open technologies, provides a solid architectural basis for a new, emerging class of commercial image applications. HP and LPI expect to provide developer information for the Imaging for Internet solution in early 1997, including the following: - a specific "developer tools" support section on the Imaging for Internet Web site to provide technical information and answer developer questions through a "chat" feature - a software developer kit containing technical information needed to write to the Imaging for Internet solution. The Imaging for Internet solution consists of both client and server software components and the new Internet Imaging protocol. Together, these technologies allow Internet users to view images quickly and print using the full resolution of their printer. The client software consists of a plug-in module that works with leading Internet browsers and an image gallery that allows users to view, print, store and return to images on the Web. For example, family members could upload pictures to the Internet via a family Web site, and another family member across the country could download the same image and print it - all at photo-quality resolution. The server module is designed for use by both commercial Internet provider and in-house Intranets. This module comes in two types: a Common Gateway Interface module that can be installed in any HTTP Web server and a Netscape API (NSAPI module), which is designed to provide better performance under Netscape software. HP will hold live demonstrations of the Imaging for Internet solution during the Internet World conference in New York.