About This Blog

This blog is collection of screen captured images of Google Street Views, which have been digitally enhanced and/or processed to look more appealing or to look like a work of art. Main credit for invoking my interest in this form of art goes to now defunct +Artistic Google which was killed by Google on April 2, 2019 and is no longer accessible.

I never had artistic bent of mind, however in April 2012, I came across +Artistic Google in Google+ wherein persons from around the World share digitally modified images captured from Google Street Views. These artistic images were then shared in +Artistic Google Album. Although Google+ is dead now but the immense (more than 10,000) and beautiful collection of Artistic Google can still be accessed at this Link.

Inspired by beautiful images in +Artistic Google Album, I also started experimenting and this blog is collection of digitally modified Google Street Views.

Software used:
I use combination of two or more of the following freeware for processing the images captured from Google Street View.

Windows based: (listed alphabetically)
  • CyberLink PhotoDirector 4
  • Filter Forge 2 and 3
  • Fotor
  • GIMP 2.8
  • Image Resizer Guide
  • Nik Collection Pug-ins
  • Paint.NET (It is the name and not URL)
  • PhotoFiltre Free Versions 6 and 7
  • PhotoScape
  • FotoSketcher
  • virtualPhotographer plug-in (thru XnView)
  • Xara Photo Graphic Designer 6
Online Photo Editors (listed alphabetically)
  • https://www.befunky.com/
  • https://gmicol.greyc.fr
  • http://ipiccy.com
  • http://picmonkey.com
  • http://pixlr.com
  • http://pixlr.com/express
For screen capture I use "Screenshot Captor".

About me:
A retired Electrical Engineer based in Lucknow, India, I am now hooked on to Google Earth and am an active member of Google Earth Community Forums successor to (now dead) Google Earth Community where I had made a few thousand posts under the pseudonym of CuriousJM.

In addition to this blog I also have two other blogs based on Google Earth and Google Street Views. These are;
These blogs got a mention in the One World Many Stories released by Google to mark the occasion of one billion downloads of Google Earth.