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How are sites like Pinterest able to hold all those pictures?

Does anyone know how sites hold massive numbers of pictures in general? I tried researching this, but it seems like they would need massive storage spaces to hold all these, unless there was a trick ...
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How to Create a System Image in Windows XP?

How to keep images of my system in a fresh state and backups of my data. Instead of using antivirus i need to reload the system every 3-6 months to keep it fresh and snappy.
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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Convert MP4, AVI, MOV file to a collection of PNG, JPG or GIF frames

Is there any FREE software that I can use to convert a MP4, AVI or MOV file to a collection of images that are GIF, JPG or PNG?
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How can I best explain what a virtual machine “image” is to a non-technical person?

Does anybody have a good description or know where I could find one?
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ImageMagick - Replace the transparent part of a GIF with a solid colour?

I have a GIF file that has a transparent section. I want to replace that with just plain white (or some other colour), so that there is no transparent parts. Can I do this on the command line with ...
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How can I fetch the images of a public website using wget?

How can I fetch the images of a public website using wget? It's not a huge site: it has about 40 pages, with around three images per page. I want to avoid: Manually downloading the images ...
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Can BLANK computer be reinstalled (OS) with system image?

By "blank" I mean an empty laptop hard drive. I'm going to have my hard drive replaced, so I believe the new hard drive won't have an operating system installed on it. So if I create a system image ...
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Simple, free Mac OS X paint program with transparency

What FREE software (included with Mac OS X, or public domain) would be a good, simple way to take some existing PNG clipart files and do some simple editing? I really only need to do 3 things: ...
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Is System Restore a full Restore and suitable for a test installation?

I have a fresh and activated Windows 7 installation that I would like to use as a Test installation. So I would like to create a Snapshot and be able to completely revert to that snapshot. As it's ...
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How do I control the compression rate of mogrify?

I want to do something like mogrify -format jpg *.png However, I want to encode the jpg at a higher quality than the default. Is there a way to do this?
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Tools/tips to recover data from a corrupt DMG disk image?

Please share, if you know any tips to salvage data from a "compressed DMG" which no longer mounts (in my case, something went wrong during "scan image for restore").
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Windows background issue with two screens

I'm running Windows Vista 64-bit on a HP Compaq 6510b laptop with an external screen attached. The built-in screen has a resolution of 1400x900. The external screen has a resolution of 1920x1200. ...
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Is there any quality difference between PNG vs BMP image formats?

I have just learned that PNG is a lossless image format while BMP can be both uncompressed or lossless format. Should there be a quality difference between these two? If not, does it mean that other ...
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How to save all images embedded in email in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird, how to save all images embedded (multipart/related MIME format) in email in one turn?
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Image to Text converter [closed]

I need a software which can convert scanned text to editable text. I will prefer freeware?
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How do I change the canvas size of a PNG with ImageMagick (GraphicsMagick)? (How to pad with transparency?)

Alternatively: How do I take a non-square PNG and "fill out" the "rest" of the image with transparency so that the resulting square image has the original image centered in the square? ULTIMATELY, ...
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FFmpeg filter to rotate image through arbitrary angle

I need to produce timelapse video from a webcam that was mounted at a slightly off-vertical angle, and I need to rotate the image about 3 degrees counter-clockwise. (The webcam is in a virtually ...
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How do I shrink an SD Card image?

I imaged a 16 GB SD card using the dd command. The card however, does not have more than 4 GB of data on it across 2 partitions (FAT32 & ext3). I would like to transfer this image on to a 8GB SD ...
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Local image search against a source image?

I came across this: Is there a free visual similarity image local hard drive search?. However, it doesn't answer the question and the solutions don't work. Basically, I have a directory structure of ...
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Small program to get detailed information on images

I'm looking for a small program that will show be a LOT of detailed information about media files, specifically images. For example, I'd like to know if a .BMP file is Windows or OS/2, Compressed, ...
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How to take an image of an hard drive partition

I'm a reformat freak and I reformat almost every month for one reason or another. I have a small (32 GB) C:\ partition for Windows and some programs and keep everything else on different partitions ...
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Auto-crop black margins dynamically of scanned images?

I have a notebook photocopied and the photocopy scanned, about 200 pages. For various reasons I need to print this material. There are large amounts of black areas at the sides of the page (after the ...
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Extracting layers from Paint.NET

Is there a way to automatically save layers as separate image files from a Paint.NET (pdn) file? For example, if I have 5 layers in a pdn file, I would like to save them as 5 separate .png files.
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Where can I find a google search results re-linker for Google Chrome that works?

There used to be some grease monkey scripts that helped relink results directly from the Google search (see here and here for regular results, and here and here for image results.) I really enjoyed ...
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Image formats that support layers

I am relatively new to the concept of layers in image editing software. If I understand correctly, some image/file formats such as Paint.NET's .pdn or Photoshop's .psd support layers, but others such ...
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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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How to embed image into Windows Live Mail (Win 7) email signature?

I have tried doing the steps here: http://www.timeatlas.com/email/general/create_image_signatures_in_windows_mail_or_live_mail However I don't like having to uncheck the "Block images" box in the ...
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Image forensics software [closed]

I'm not really sure if this question belongs here, however I didn't find it fitting well into photography nor stackapps. I'm looking for a software I've seen some long time ago on Discovery channel. ...
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USB to USB CD ROM emulator

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a CDROM emulator that runs on Linux. I want to emulate this configuration: [CDROM DRIVE]----USB CABLE----[COMPUTER UNDER TEST] Where [COMPUTER UNDER TEST] is a ...
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Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?

I really like HD imaging programs, such as Norton Ghost, but I find that I don't run then as often as I should. Would it be possible to have, in Grub, the following menu items: ? Boot from hard ...
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Pdfcreator print file to multiple images (.png)

I am using pdfcreator. It installs a virtual windows printer that saves the file being printed into the desired format. I want to save my printed documents as multiple image files. (.png). I ...
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Convert animated SVG to animated GIF? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert animated SVG to movie Is it possible to convert an animated SVG-image to an animated GIF? I have seen this question Convert animated SVG to movie but "Squiggle" ...
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Viewer for huge images under linux (>100 MP color images)

I have a lot of 50-100 MP colour images that I would like to view on linux. For example, 10000x17000 size is typical, but most image viewers will fail with out-of-memory. The file format is png or ...
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How to properly work with images in Word?

I'm currently writing a larger document in Word again and images (especially with captions) pose a few problems. So far I have enumerated the following options and drawbacks: Insert images in their ...
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Image Classification - Detecting an image is cartoon-like

I have a large amount of jpeg thumbnail images ranging in size from 120x90 to 320x240 and I would like to classify them as either Real Life-like or Cartoon-like. Are there any applications that will ...
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Link to image within pdf, and have the image displayed?

Is this possible? Basically, I have a file foo.png. I want to have foo.png displayed at a certain location in the pdf, while maintaining foo as a separate file. So, for example, if I changed the ...
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching [duplicate]

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
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Who is EmilyMarieDaunt or How to read/reverse engineer Master Clips DCF file

Many years ago, I purchased Masterclips 1,250,000. It is a set of about 14 GB of images split between 28 or so CD's. The included MasterClips browsing software still works, more or less, on a modern ...
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Good application to render or convert SVG files to other file formats [closed]

I need to render SVG files to other file formats (.png, for example.) What's a good application for performing that render or conversion? Specifically, I need an application that runs on Windows. ...
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What tool can I use to convert various formats into icon files?

Are there any good tools for converting .png or .psd or .jpg or .gif into .ico files? A free tool would be a feather in the cap.
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Take a psd and export all the layers into separate image files without using Photoshop

This is my first question here and I'm not sure if this is the appropriate site for my question, but here it goes. If this is not the correct site, please direct me to the correct one. I have a psd ...
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Can I convert an image from CMYK to RGB in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to convert a JPEG from CMYK to RGB, using Preview or any other tool built into Mac OS X? I see I can go to Tools | Assign Profile… and select from a long list of options, including ...
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Why does the “white” part of an image turn “black” after saving?

I've noticed that sometimes when we save an image and open it with Adobe Photoshop, the "white" background turns "black". For example, when I view this image using Chrome, this is what I see: ...
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What mac program should I use to strip EXIF info from files, possibly in batch mode or from the command line?

I know there are several windows programs to do this, and photoshop has a "Save for Web" option which does this, but I want a command line option, or a batch processing option for this. Any thoughts?
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Imaging and compressing NTFS partitions from a Linux boot disk

first this question is not a dupe of: Windows backup by Imaging I've used Norton Ghost extensively in the past (actually I was already using Ghost before Norton bought it) and one of the thing I ...
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Best way to burn OS to Disc on Mac?

How to burn an OS like Windows 7 onto a DVD for Mac? What software should be used? Is Toast good enough and if so, how do I make the DVD bootable?
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How to sort images into folders, based on resolution?

Background: I've got a folder full of saved desktop pictures. I'd like to put them into folders, based on their resolution - 1024x768, etc. Creating the folders on the fly is a bonus. Currently, the ...
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Can the quality of text in an image be improved?

I've a lot of .PNG images that contain text. Is there a software/algorithm to improve the text's quality? For example: As you can see in the pic, OCR is not an option, since this isnt English ...
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Any free tool to change color of an image

HI, Is there any tool which can easily change color of an image? I heard of gimp. But I can't figure out how to use it to change color of an image (e.g. change the color from white to blue).