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Find Free Photos Firefox Extension

I made a Firefox extension that makes it easy as pie to find high quality, free photos online straight from the Firefox address bar. Awesome!

Earlier this year, I discovered that the internet overflowed with free, high quality photos. The revelation was documented in a post appropriately titled Find Free High Quality Photos Online. Ever since, I’ve used the sites I discovered to find great photos to use to freshen up the posts I publish on this site.

But searching each site manually is very inconvenient. What if there was an easier way? Now there is!

Presenting: The Find Free Photos Firefox Extension!

By installing my brand new Find Free Photos Firefox Extension, you can quickly search Pexels, Unsplash, Pixabay, and Kaboompics straight from the Firefox address bar.

Just open a new browser window or tab, and enter ffp YOUR KEYWORDS, for example ffp mountain range. This will open a few new tabs, and search for your keywords on the photo sites. Easy as pie. Please note that the extension is dumb as a rock, so it won’t reuse the same tabs the if you do a new search. Instead, new tabs will be opened.

The source code is available over at GitHub; https://github.com/vskjefst/find-free-photos-ff-extension. Pull requests are always welcome.

A Picture A Day 2018

In 2013, I began taking a picture every day, and posting them on this site. It’s Instagram, only not, which suits me very well considering how I just deleted my Facebook account1. With only a few days of the year left, it’s time for the annual A Picture A Day summary. This year, there are quite a few pictures of our kids (surprise, surprise), the particularly snowy winter, and some mandatory sunrises and sunsets.

As always when I make these A Picture A Day recaps, I encourage you to start taking a picture every day as well. I’ve only been doing it for 5 years, but the archive is already full of fond memories.

Without further ado, here is a snapshot of my 2018 as depicted by a few selected top shots from this year:

Want to know what the previous years looked like? They are all here: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.

Find Free High Quality Photos Online

Are you spending a lot of time trying to find free high quality photos online? Let me help you spend a lot less time.

The heading sounds like SPAM, but this is a legitimate post. Honestly.

A couple of years ago, I started adding featured images to my posts. The featured image is the one you see on top of every post. I used to take a few of them myself, and back in the days I was an avid amateur photographer. I even took a proper photography course once. You’re probably not that impressed, but it’s one of the few times I’ve paid someone else out of my own pocket to have them teach me about a hobby. My photography interest has faded, though, and my trusty 300D, and lens collection is silently collecting dust in the basement.

So now the majority of the featured images you see are shot by someone else. Finding photos online is pretty damn easy, since every major search engine has an image search feature. So any joker can just lift a photo from another site online, and use it. But most of the photos you find through search engines are copyrighted. Someone else owns them. And you wouldn’t steal a photo, would you? Or perhaps you put yourself above the law? Then you’re an idiot. If you are, now is your chance to stop being an idiot: I’ve put together a list of sites that offer free high quality pictures with no copyright attached.

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A Picture A Day 2017

As we’re slowly edging closer to the end of the year, it’s time for another of the classic summaries: A Picture A Day 2017.

I started taking a picture every day on January 1st, 2013. By the end of 2017, I’ve posted 1461 pictures, but taken far more than that. From time to time, I’ve toyed with the idea of updating the A Picture A Day calendar to allow for multiple pictures to be posted on a single day. But I suspect that one glimpse into my life per day is more than enough for most people.

Like I do every year, I’d strongly recommend, nay, urge everyone of you to start taking a picture every day as well. Looking at the pictures is a great memory booster, and I often remember other events from the same day as well. Most of them are quite fond memories, which is perhaps why I go on about everyone having to take their own pictures every year.

But enough about that. Here are a few selected, and randomly ordered, highlights from 2017’s A Picture A Day:

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A Picture A Day 2015

Ah, yes. It’s December, which mostly means I publish posts summarizing the year. I’ve got a couple of other posts in the works, but getting them done before the year ends depends on Vilde not getting ill with a cold and a fever every other day. How she manages that, I don’t know. Maybe she’s allowed to run around nekkid in the kindergarten. So this entry is just another one of those typical December post, and this time we’ll look at how I did with my A Picture A Day project in 2015.

On the technical side, I added a feature that allow visitors to favorite pictures. Since the project is my personal Instagram1, I’m adding some similar features. So far, pictures have been favorited mostly by myself and Anniken, so I’m not collecting virtual hearts at the rate of Kendall Jenner2 just yet.

During 2015, on September 21 to be exact, I got to the magical 1000 pictures mark. Not all of those one thousand pictures and the ones shot since can be describe as “works of art” – actually, none of them can – but I’ve taken the liberty to select 12 highlights of 2015. Not because they are great shots, but either because I like them or because they remind me of what happened this year: We actually had a little snow early in the year, I ate a few Kebabs, Vilde and I had a great time during my parental leave, the whole family went to Denmark for a week on summer vacation, I spent a lot of time either waiting for or on the boat to and from work, and now we’re waiting for the snow to come back.

In summary? Quite the ordinary year.

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