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Can I have Graphics on Linux without a desktop manager?

I have a more-or-less embedded application in development that uses Linux as its OS. I get to specify the distro we use and had started with Ubunto 12.04. My applications, thankfully, are distro-...
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Are Windows 8's Modern UI graphics hardware accelerated?

The start screen is really slick and smooth and I'm quite impressed by how snappy everything seems, but I noticed something interesting... Even when connected over RDP, the animations seem just as ...
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How can I create a screen shot with emphasis?

How can I create a screen shot like the above? I am using a Mac.
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Just installed Windows 7, some things not working out-of-the-box

My Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop is a little under a year old now. It came with Windows 7 x64. When I first bought it Windows Aero was working fine. Anyway, it got infected with trillions of viruses (...
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Looking for temporal upsampling / motion interpolation software [closed]

I'm looking for something (prereably FOSS software) which can take an animation with N images as input, and which will output an animation with M frames, where M is in the range 2N to 5N or so. I ...
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How can I convert a PNG to a vectorized image?

This is the best I've found so far: http://www.tlhiv.org/rast2vec/ It works otherwise ok except that it does not support PNG transparency (it's simply gone in the resulting vector).
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What is the best way to create a single PNG image containing multiple PNGs of the same size?

What is the best way to create a single PNG image that contains multiple PNGs of the same size, such as 32x32 and 64x64? I have a lot of images that I need to include in a single image so I can load ...
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How do I get the 'average' colour of a texture?

I have one background texture that is a wood grain, and I have a menu hover background colour that I would like to match the overall tone of the texture as closely as possible. Using a tool such as ...
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Six monitor support

I have a new custom built computer with the following graphics cards in it: XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
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How does a computer tell a video card what to display?

How does a computer communicate pixel values to the screen? Is there a certain command in the processor's instruction set architecture, that will make the processor communicate directly to the ...
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Photoshop Doesn't Have Smooth Gradients on a Specific Monitor

After using Photoshop on a daily basis for the past few years, today when I booted up I noticed that photoshops gradients were no longer smooth for me on my laptop monitor. Here's an example: ...
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Text is distorted in fresh Ubuntu installation

I've just completed a fresh first install of Ubuntu 64-bit 12.10 and very regularly the on-screen text is distorted. How could I fix this?
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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quad sli with gtx 690 not working

I have two cards GTX 690 (dual core). I did the Sli successfully. Nvidia control panel acknowledges the two cards as quad Sli. However, the problem is that Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is showing me the ...
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If I install a second graphics card for a quad monitor setup, how powerful does the second card have to be?

I have a dual monitor machine at work that I use to write code, run scripts, and plot results. The amount of plotting can be quite demanding. I have ran out of video memory a couple of times (its ...
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How to Draw Angles in Word?

I use Microsoft Word to write a tehcnical document. When I embed illustrations in the document, I use a canvas [my own translation from Swedish ('arbetsyta')] and draw inside it. This way I can manage ...
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Viewing Postscript (or PDF) on OS X: Aliasing issues

I am generating postscript graphics and am trying to find a balance between non-aliasing and over-aliasing. If I use the raw ghostscript viewer gs on the Postscript, it looks good. The text appears ...
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Why is my GPU not being fully utilized?

I happen to have two identical X201 Lenovo laptops, both with Windows 7 installed, latest drivers, etc. However, only one manages to run 3D computer games with decent performance. I have gone ...
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How can I disable the NVIDIA Optimus chip?

To this question, it may sound like there are a lot of confliction with this question already, well... let me explain first: Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card -- To this, I am using Arch ...
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What is an ISO file extension regarding a graphics file?

I've worked with ISO 9660 images files before, but now I'm working with Arbortext, a documents processing COTS software product for work with technical manuals. It's taking a CGM file with redlining (...
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How to change the color of a glyphish iPhone icon?

Can anyone tell me how I would go about changing the color of a glyphish icon using Photoshop CS4?
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Is there any free software or online tool for image slicing like photoshop does? [closed]

We always use Photoshop to make CSS Html pages and all articles on net are available as PSD 2 XHTML conversion. Why we use Photoshop, because of slicing tool and when we cut design into slices it's ...
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Could a missing blade of a fan result in hardware failure

I'm using an example that I have just encountered, but it involves a more general question regarding computer hardware and airflow. For some reason my NVIDIA 9800 GT fried, I've actually no idea why. ...
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Is it possible to install a discrete mobility card on a laptop without a graphics card already?

To be specific: Can I: Install a discrete graphics card on a laptop that does not come with a discrete graphics card? Teach windows 8 to use the discrete card over the integrated graphics? To me ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port built into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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What is the reason of blue pixels (noise) on screen?

My problem is, that if I play a game the screen gets blue noise pixels. If i reboot, even the bios prompt is not only black but with some blue pixels dancing around. What could be the origin of this ...
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Animated GIF stops working after opening and saving in Photoshop

When I open this animated GIF image in Photoshop and save it as GIF it stops working (rotating). I see about 6 layers. Do I have to do something with those layers? I'm really not getting this. I ...
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Is it normal for a Graphics card to operate in 90 degree temperature?

Is it quite normal that GPU operates under 90+ degrees? I have two boxes which has nVidia Quadro 580 and 4000. The first heats up to 60 degrees but Quadro 4000 goes like 70-90 degree. Is this quite ...
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1920x1080 monitor only displays in 1776x1000 area

I have an ASUS VE276Q monitor (as a second monitor) connected to an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card (system is a couple years old). For some reason the monitor will only display up to 1776x1000 ...
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DVI to VGA adapter only working in one output

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card which has 2 DVI outputs. I tried to set it up with 2 monitors which both have vga connectors on the end and used 2 dvi to vga adapters like these. ...
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Why do These Black Boxes Appear in Windows 7, and How Can I Prevent Them?

Seemingly randomly, black boxes begin to appear on many of the programs I have open. Here's what they look like: Photoshop: foobar2000: When I restart my computer, the boxes go away. I have yet ...
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What's a good OSX counterpart for Paint.Net

I love Paint.Net on Windows. It's easy, free and gets the job done. I am looking for something similar for my mac. Preview is able to resize or crop, but sometimes I want to add a shape or combine ...
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Disable double buffering entirely or render cursor without double buffering in OS X?

Currently, in OS X, the entire system is drawn using double buffering through Quartz. The purpose of this is, as far as I know, to eliminate screen tearing. The reason I would like double buffering ...
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Framerate Drops way down in Battlefield 3

When playing Battlefield 3, I get a framerate of about 20-30 FPS. When playing mutliplayer, maybe after 5 minutes or so the framerate will drop and stay at 4-8 FPS. When a new map is reloaded this ...
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Fixed aspect ratio with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on Windows 7 64-bit

I'm trying to get Windows to preserve the aspect ratio when playing games at low resolutions. I have an ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card. Here are my software specs: This is the place in the ...
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What is indirect rendering?

What is indirect rendering and what sort of implications does it have on graphics performance? Also, is it a Linux-specific term or can it be used in the context of other operating systems?
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How can I create an MNG file out of PNGs?

I am really struggling to find compatible software that will allow me to animate PNG files. The GIMP plugin crashes my GIMP. Nothing else supports it. Is there any way I can easily put together the ...
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How to draw pixel-perfect geometric shapes and patterns?

When designing user interfaces, games and other visual applications, very often you have to have an image with a well defined geometric pattern. Some examples: A placeholder image of given size with ...
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...
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“Show window contents while dragging” keeps getting disabled

On my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine at work, "Show window contents while dragging" regularly gets disabled. I currently have Visual Effects set to "Adjust for best appearance", still, every now ...
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Half-life 2 and Portal 2 graphics are corrupted

I recently bought a new 1080p monitor to replace my ageing 1280x1024 one. The new one uses HDMI and is connected to my PC via DVI. The old one used a VGA cable. Set up was fine (Windows even detected ...
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Installed Graphics Card Failure

I just bought a refurbished Radeon HD 4650 My power supply says 250w and according to the Radeon website - "400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) is ...
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Setting an image's size (in pixels) so that it won't have to be stretched or resized to fit the paper's width when printing

I'm scanning documents of different sizes and am trying to crop them in such a way that they will fit in a Letter size paper when printed (without stretching a small image, or resizing a larger image ...
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Turn off compression images inside of a PDF with Ghostscript?

Is it possible to turn off or lower the compression of images inside a PDF with Ghostscript when I convert to jpg? I currently use the following: gs \ -dNOPAUSE \ -q \ -dBATCH \ -dSAFER \ -...
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What is the difference between binary data of an image and the translated data that the GPU sends to the monitor?

I'm reading about GPU's, and they say that a CPU generally cannot perform the complex calcuations required to translate an image's binary data to create the actual image, but what does this mean ...
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VGA Gigabyte Bios

I'm trying to use an antiquated monitor with my gigabyte motherboard and AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card. Unfortunately my BIOS won't recognize VGA while the video card is powered on, so right now ...
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HP Pavillion G4 series [ switchable graphics ]

I have 2 graphics adaptors installed -Intel HD Family Graphics & ATI radeon 6470 1G By default my notebook is using the Intel HD grapics but I want to permanently use the ATI radeon.I want to ...
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Does Radeon HD3000 onboard graphic work with any CPU?

When I buy a barebone with "Integrated ATI Radeon HD3000", do these onboard graphics work with every CPU? I am asking because I want to build a backup server, and I want to use an older, not so ...
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Dual monitor on PC with one VGA and one DVI-D input

I realise there are a number of similar questions already posted but I haven't seen any where the DVI input involved has been DVI-D. I hastily bought a VGA to DVI converter, then realised the cable I'...
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Getting the same picture in a variety of different hues?

I have a simple, 200x200 PNG. I need to have it in 358 more hues. I could save 358 copies of the same picture in Paint.NET, manually adjusting, but that's a bit silly. Is there some sort of web app ...