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Image Gallery – New Images

We’ve just made an image gallery with some of our new images this last week. Click here or on the image to take a look at some great images from different photographers at YAY.

Image by photographer: Coffee999

Image by photographer: kaowenhua

Image by photographer: leaf

Image by photographer: uriy2007

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Chinese New Year

Couple Wearing Rabbit Ears by iofoto
Couple Wearing Rabbit Ears by iofoto

Last Thursday was Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is literally called. The Chinese are serious about celebrating the new year, and the whole festival takes 15 days. The last day is the classical lantern festivals, when people light candles and send small lanterns into the sky.

The year of the Rabbit is traditionally associated with home and family, artistic pursuits and peace. It is also easier to make a good income in the Year of the Rabbit, than in the ferocious Year of the Tiger, which just ended.

At YAY the Chinese New Year brings a welcoming vacation to our employees in China.

过年好! (Happy New Year!)

Jan.

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Color Search – The Yay Way

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“Parasol” by Ivonnewierink

Hi everyone

We are currently working hard on the search experience here at Yay Micro. We have some pretty cool stuff coming up in the near future, and today we’re introducing color search – the Yay Way.

We are big fans of the “keep it simple – stupid” philosophy. When we were thinking about how to implement color search, there was a lot of really interesting ideas that arose. In the end we wanted to create something that was easy enough for everyone to use, but at the same time providing a powerful tool that would be useful.

We ended up with what I would call Google Image Search on steroids. If you are familiar with Google Image Search, you might have noticed that you can easily choose a color for your images, but only one. We wanted to take it a step further and give users the same user interface, but allow them to choose multiple colors that might want in an image. Also, we wanted to give them the option to exclude certain colors. We are quite happy with what we ended up, and now we want to know what you think about it. It’s our first version, and we will defenitly keep improving it to our users’ needs.

Some examples of what you can search for:
Blue and Yellow “Flowers
Red and Brown, but not White “Woman”

So what do you think, leave a comment :)

Regards,
Bjorn

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Free Valentine Wallpaper

Get in a romantic mood with our free Valentine Wallpaper! Choose between many beautiful Valentine images from our talented photographers!

L:)

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The Day Before Christmas

In Norway we celebrate Christmas on the evening of December 24th, making December 23td our “day before Christmas”. The main tradition this day is to decorate the christmas tree. We also have another odd tradition: We all watch an old german short movie, called “Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One“. It’s not even about Christmas. Does it get any weirder? The Amercian tradition, with movies such as It’s a wonderful life is much more Christmas-like, and I have to admit I prefer these movies ;) .

Today’s image captures the magic of a Christmas tree, and the anticipation for Christmas Eve! Photo by Sandralise

Linda

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Image of the Day

As often as possible I try to browse through recently received images, and then I click on an image and from there into a portfolio. This procedure gives us a good overview of the images we have at YAY. Sometimes I see an image that just reminds me of something. Today, that something was today. The image just reminded me of how the feel of the weather was this morning.

This photo by ibphoto gave a perfect example of how the light and temperature was this morning. Cold, clear and crisp.

Couple of trees on frozen lake with sunshine
Couple of trees on frozen lake with sunshine

Jan

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