Questions tagged with this tag can refer to graphical images, e.g. a .jpg or .gif file, or system snapshots, which are also called "images".

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Can I Change the Speed of Slideshows in OS X?

Is there any way I can change the rate in which OS X progresses through images in a slideshow, particularly in Preview?
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GUI for editing image metadata

Is there a graphical application for editing image metadata in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats? Preferably free and for Windows. Some image editors and the Windows Explorer properties window allow editing ...
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Looking for a good simple free/open source photo editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a good free image editor I need a program that can do the following: Open up an image either JPG or GIF. Resize the image (constraining proportions, and ...
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Is there a drawing tool which can draw this image?

The image author said he used Microsoft PowerPoint2010 SmartArt to draw it. I tried but I can't even draw rectangles using SmartArt. Can SmartArt really draw this? If so, please explain it to me. ...
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Get pixel dimensions of a PNG on my Mac?

I have a random .PNG file on my Mac. Actually I have about a hundred of them. What is the easiest way to get the pixel dimensions? (I.e, 100 pixels wide and 50 high, or whatever).
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Windows tool to resize / crop images before uploading to web site

I'm supporting some non-techie users on Windows XP who are occasionally required to upload images to a web content management system. The source images come in many forms: JPEG, TIFF, EPS, etc. Before ...
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Tools / Applications to detect altered photos

What are some applications to detect altered / photoshopped images? I'm looking at a used item online and get the feeling the seller touched-up the photos (he's a graphics designer, found out from ...
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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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Resize image by largest dimension in Photoshop

I've got tens of thousands of product images that I need to resize (constraining proportions) so that the largest dimension (height or width) is 500 pixels. The images are in all kinds of sizes, some ...
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What are these buttons called?

What are these buttons called?
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resizing/compressing thousands of images to reasonable sizes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Batch “resize” JPEG images to a fixed file size fast batch image resizer I have thousands of images (90 GB) mostly documents, and employee related stuff like passport ...
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Cropping a circular area in a photo [closed]

If you look closely , it has white borders all over (see here). Now my question is , is there any software (free) that can help me crop out the circular area of the button. I have: Windows 7 with ...
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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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How to prevent floated images in MS-Word from jumping around

Does anyone know if there is a way to stop floated image (where text wraps around the image) from flying around the document when text is reformatted? I'd like some figures to at least to stay within ...
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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 could I find out the path to the current desktop image, for Windows 8

Having recently upgraded to Windows 8, my script to retrieve the current desktop wallpaper image has broken. For Windows 7, How could I find out the path to the current desktop image?, this works ...
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Convert image to uncompressed PNG from the command-line

I have a compressed PNG image compressed.png. I can convert it to an uncompressed PNG decompressed.png using GIMP (saving as PNG and setting compression level to 0). How can this be done on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Recursively resize images from one directory tree to another?

I have a large complex directory tree full of JPG images. I would like to create a second directory tree that exactly mirrors the first, but resizing all the images down to a set size (say 2000x1500 ...
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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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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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How can I modify the EXIF orientation tag of an image?

I want to change the EXIF orientation tag in my JPEG images but without actual rotating of them. I want to do this to use them as a test case for an application I made. How I can do that in Linux? ...
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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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FFMPEG image sequence with various durations

Let's say I have an mp3 file of 1 minute length. And I have 20 png images. I want to combine these images and an audio into a video file, but I do not want each image to last 3 seconds on screen, I ...
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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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Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this?

Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this? When i see photo in windows photo viewer it shows fine.
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Word: Resize Image by Percent - Macro

I routinely paste many screen captures into Microsoft Word 2007 and then have to manually resize them to around 75%, which becomes very tedious. The screen captures are all different sizes. I've ...
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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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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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Dynamic images served over HTTPS display broken image in word when opening an HTTP document

We have an application that produces HTML documents which the user opens in word from the web server, so they open: https://ourserver/ourapp/somepath/generateddocument.htm That document contains ...
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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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Inserting an image into a OpenOffice.org Calc cell

Is there a way to insert an image inside a cell? When I choose "Insert -> Picture" it inserts it so it's floating over the cells. That's not what I want. I want to be able to insert the image into ...
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Can Windows 7 restore itself from image to a smaller HDD than original?

I've created a full system image using the built-in Win7 utility, it was from a 300GB drive but there is only about 50GB of data. I then swapped disks in my notebook, the new one being 80GB SSD and ...
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Need to reorganize pictures in folders named by date

Does someone knows any software/technique to reorganize image files in folders named by date?
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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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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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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 ...