The First Photo Uploaded to the Internet

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The first photo to ever be uploaded to the Internet is, not surprisingly, pretty underwhelming.

The image, uploaded by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee in 1992, was edited on a color Mac in version one of Photoshop and saved as a .gif, according to Mother Board.

Now the rudimentary photo is experiencing a rather small-scale revival as it celebrates its 20th birthday on July 18.

"It's sort of terrible and charming," Lesley Martin, a photo scholar at the Aperture Foundation, told Mother Board after she was shown the picture for the first time.

The image contains a photo of a comedic musical group known as Les Horrible Cernettes. The group consisted of both admin a.ssistants and significant others of scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva.

Silvano de Gennaro, an IT developer at CERN, took the photo of the Cernettes while he was backstage at the Hardronic Music Festival, an event organized by CERN's administrators, on July 18, 1992.

"When history happens, you don't know that you're in it," de Gennaro told Mother Board.

The musical group, which became pretty popular among members of the European physics community in the early '90s, caught the attention of Berners-Lee when he befriended one of the group's members, Colette Marx-Nielsen.

Marx-Nielsen was also part of an amateur operatic society that Berners-Lee belonged to. He was a pantomime for the group, often dressing up for audiences as a woman.

When Berners-Lee began developing a new version of the World Wide Web that supported photos , he turned to de Gennaro, who had been playing with the Cernettes photo on version one of Photoshop.

"The Web, back in '92 and '93, was exclusively used by physicists," de Gennaro told Mother Board. "I was like, 'Why do you want to put the Cernettes on that? It's only text!' And he said, 'No, it's gonna be fun!'"

Berners-Lee then uploaded the image to a Web page about CERN's musical acts without issue, changing the way the Web looks forever with one seemingly insignificant photo.

The original version of the image has since disappeared. The Mac it was edited on died in 1998.

But the Cernettes, who are performing at their last-ever concert on July 14, still take pride in it.

"I kinda put it out sometimes and say, 'Well, I'm in the first photograph on the World Wide Web.' People don't really care," Marx-Nielsen said. "I suppose it had to be somebody, and it just happened to be us."


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 What was the first photo ever on the Internet? Les Horribles Cernettes! The CERN-linked musical group will play last-ever concert on July 14 to celebrate photo's 20th anniversaryÂ* - NY Daily News

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Every day millions of photos are uploaded to the Internet on countless blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, etc. But have you ever wondered what the very first image upload looked like? Well look no further, because the tech site Motherboard has done the digging for you.

In 1992, a picture of the parody band Les Horribles Cernettes, that was digitally altered in Photoshop, earned the distinction of becoming the first Web photo upload.So who are these ladies pictured in the image? The group of ladies were lab employees who worked for CERN, a research laboratory in Geneva where major discoveries have been made, including the project that started the World Wide Web, created by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee.

Berners-Lee was looking to test a Web system that could support photos and asked IT developer Silvano de Gennaro to provide an image. De Gennaro chose an edited image of the ladies of Les Horribles Cernettes, whose nerdy song lyrics included the words "you say you love me but you never beep me." Part of the reason the upload was so revolutionary was because the Internet was previously seen as a place for conducting serious business, not having fun.

De Gennaro, who snapped the picture of the ladies for their next CD cover, never could have imagined the place it would have in history. "I didn't know what the Web was," he said later. "When history happens, you don't know that you're in it."

July 18 marks the photo upload's 20th anniversary.

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