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ffmpeg: How to create cropped thumbnails?

For creating a video thumbnail with ffmpeg I'm using this command: ffmpeg -itsoffset -4 -i video.mp4 -vframes 1 thumb.jpg This gives me a thumbnail with the same size of the video (which has an ...
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MS Excel: Can I link images using a relative path?

I am working on an MS Excel document that contains a lot of (around 200) images. They are currently saved within the document, so the file becomes huge and working gets very slow. Linking the ...
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Software to edit TIFF files [duplicate]

We're looking for a relatively simple program for Win 7 to open and edit multi-page TIFF files. It doesn't need Photoshop's level of features. Just being able to delete a page from the TIFF is ...
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Convert JPG to Video for playback in VLC

Is this a quick/simple way to convert a bunch of JPG stills into some sort of video file so it can be played back in VLC? If the convertion can be done using VLC, that would be preferred.
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Converting image format to jpeg using ffmpeg

Before I ask I want to say that I know about ImageMagick and the other image processing tools but I explicitly need to use ffmpeg. So, can someone tell me if there's a way to use ffmpeg to convert an ...
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Is there an image viewer that can automatically remove metadata?

I need an image viewer or a daemon or anything for Linux that automatically removes metadata from any image downloaded or opened. Does such a thing exist?
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Embed PNG images in PDF file without bloat [duplicate]

I'd like to save a document as PDF without any loss in picture quality, with sensible file size. PNG images were imported to the Microsoft Word document. The advantage of PNG format is lossless ...
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Windows 7 - restoring system image from second hard drive and making it the boot drive

I have Windows-7 64 bit on an HP dv8 laptop that came with two physical hard drives - C & D. I have a recent system image and other files and folders on drive D. Drive C has failed and the ...
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How do I go about batch-optimizing image files with a script?

I'm using OptiPNG for a large amount of PNGs I need to optimize. I can get it to run with a batch script where the application and image are in one folder together. start.bat contains: start ...
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Picture gets distorted when updating linked picture if the external picture size has changed. (Word 2013)

When I update a picture using "Edit Links To Files", and the size of the source picture has changed, Word 2013 distorts the aspect ratio so that the updated picture looks squished (i.e., it still uses ...
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System image/Backup & restore

I am running Windows 7 64-bit. If I "create a system image" is that the same thing as selecting all files/folders on all HDDs and carrying out a "backup & restore" please? If they are not the ...
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ffmpeg thumbnails with exact size main aspect ratio

Hi need to get one thumbnail with resolution 560x420. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i "file.mp4" -vf "scale=560:-1,pad=max(iw\,ih):420:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2" \ -frames:v 1 best.png This command ...
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How can I extract images from an Excel sheet, and control their file names?

I have an Excel sheet with the following columns Product ID Product Name Images Images are placed on the worksheet but not in any cell. I want to extract the images as files (jpg, png, gif, etc) ...
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Mac Preview app similar alternative for Linux? [closed]

I was wondering if there is a similar alternative of Mac's Preview for Linux? The feature I missed the most is the ability to use the select function in Mac's Preview, and save the selected area as ...
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Software to strip image of any metadata [duplicate]

A concern I often have when sharing pictures online is that there may be some metadata contained within that will compromise my privacy. Exif data is one such example. How can I strip any such ...
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How to achieve Word 2007's “Picture Shape” functionality in Word 2010?

Word 2007 has a very nice feature. When you insert a picture to a document, on the Format tab there is a button labeled "Picture Shape". Pressing it yields a menu of all the standard Word drawing ...
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Prevent thumbnail in folder icon, Third party tool allowed

When I disable thumbnail preview, I like my folder icon, but I also lose photo preview. How can I get the folder icon like second one along with having photo preview in thumbnail? I compromised ...
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Can I create a cloned system image and deploy it on a new machine?

I am attempting to create a backup image of a system deployed on a machine now. Then I would like to deploy this image on a different computer. Despite driver incompatibilities is this ...
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How to remove duplicated images automatically? [duplicate]

My photos folder contains lots of dupblicated photos. How can I get rid of duplicated copies?
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Why can't I view this image?

I downloaded an image (JPEG) and gave it a long name for it. Once it was downloaded, I was able to give it a long name. Today, when I renamed the folder where I had saved that jpeg file, the image ...
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Adding Images side-by-side

I have three images of unequal size. I want to add them side by side horizontally in MS Word 2007/2010. Currently when I manually add them through Insert -> Picture then they are added without ...
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Batch image replace 2 colors

I know there is already such question but it didn't helped me. I have a lot of image files, where I want to change purple RGB(255, 0, 255) to transparent (it is png). Is there any app which could do ...
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Vectorized pdf cropping [duplicate]

I need to crop a few pdf files, to create four pages from each source page. I know, hot to do that with ImageMagick, but it can't work with vector images, which pdf is, so the resulting quality is far ...
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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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Saving a group of images from powerpoint as a picture, and the text is gone

I'm saving a group of images/text in PowerPoint as a picture for a graduation announcement. When I open the png file after it's saved, the text of the name will not appear. I tried saving the text ...
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Photoshop scripting. Opening & Saving overlapping image stacks

I’ve been getting more and more into star photography and have recently been trying to develop a new style of stacking the photos and creating time-lapse videos from the stacked photos. Example: ...
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What is the easiest way to change the creation time for large amounts of files so that they are sorted alphanumerically?

I am trying to get images to display in a specific order on as many smartphones as possible without them requiring specific software, and the easiest way to do this is to change the creation times of ...
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Embeding along with editable image in Word Document 2007

I got stuck in a Word document file where I have to embed a picture. I want that picture to be browsable, which means, if a user wants to change the image, he/she should be able to change the picture ...
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x264 to convert odd-sized image sequence

I've been using this command to convert series of JPEG images to h264 encoded videos, and it's been working quite well. x264 "/path/to/input/%04d.jpg" --crf 18 -o /my/output/file.mp4 until recently ...
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Cutting in half and rearranging pages of tif document

I scanned in a booklet, and now I have a tif file with "pages" composed of two real pages each, in the order 6/7,5/8,4/9,3/10,2/11,1/12. Is there a way (tool, imagemagick command, etc.) to slice each ...
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Citation of creative commons images with Office 2013

Office 2013 (e.g., PowerPoint) allows us to Insert Online Pictures that we can find using Bing Image Search. By default, the images found using this are under Creative Commons licence. Excellent way ...
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How come “viewing images” can be dangerous in email? [duplicate]

Why does viewing an image in a web browser or any other email can pose a security concern? Do some viruses pose as images?
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Importing images into cells

I have designed a PC program using Profound UI. PUI presents IBM iSeries software to the user in a Windows format. One program is for recording inventory of items that are moving from one location ...
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How do I image a 128GB drive to a 120GB one using Linux dd?

I have 2 SSD's. My system (Ubuntu 12.04) is installed on one and I want to clone it to another. The problem is that the system is currently on a 128GB drive and the new one is only 120GB. Is it ...
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high resolution image export of powerpoint slide

I've made a collage in powerpoint and am trying to convert it into an image to send to a printer. Unfortunately, it only converts into a 3072x2304; 96 dpi image. For my print, I will need at least ...
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How to convert a lengthy Word document to a single image?

In my Microsoft Word 2007 document there is a text format board. I want to convert this document to an image but can't take a screenshot of the entire file due to its length. How do I accomplish this? ...
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A cleaning gone very wrong

I had intended to help a friend with cleaning out her family's computer. I have a bit of tech expierence myself having upgraded and regularly cleaning my own but this is just random as hell. I turned ...
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Change foreground color of an image in Paint.NET

Let's say we have this picture: As you can see, the background color is #2A3D78. The foreground color is #94AEFF. Ultimately, I'd like to get a picture where the background is unchanged, but the ...
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Image viewer that can browse archives [closed]

Do you know any image viewer that is able to show images within archives? So far I've been using xnview, which is quite buggy. But the problem is that it doesn't support archives :(
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Word 2007 issue - pasting images shows just the bottom few pixels of image

I'm running MS Office 2007 on Windows 8. I used MS Office 2003 on Windows 7 before this and never encountered this problem. Note that this is a clean install of Office 2007, not an upgrade. Two ...
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Automation of inserting images into a Microsoft Word document

I have a couple of gif in a folder as (1.GIF, 2.GIF etc). How do I automate the process of inserting the images into a Microsoft Word document one image per page?
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How do I create blurry effects with GIMP

I am new to gimp and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am wrong in asking this. How do I create blurry visual effects? I ...
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How to ensure the authenticity of a picture?

Many times I face images on the Internet or spread on social networks like Facebook and twitter. How to check that those images are right I mean not processed in photoshop? Firstly I check that ...
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Copy and Paste Selection in Gimp is copying empty space, instead of image?

I have the following image, which I open in gimp: Image That I'm Using I then use the rectangle selection tool to select a character and copy the selection. When I use paste new image, I get a new ...
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Tile animated gifs

Is there some way to use imagemagic / montage to tile looped animated gifs (intermixed with nonanimated ones)? That is, I want to concatenate the animations in space, not in time. I realize that the ...
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lotus notes does not display the image with img tag in body?

i have my email body consisting below URL <img src="http://10.210.162.79:8000/web/getImage.do?actionCode=2&imageId=1008"/> but image is not displayed(it displayed as cross icon). I ...
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Getting the predominant colour in an image?

Is it possible to get the predominant colour in an image from the command line? Ideally I'd like it back as hex or RGB. I thought it might be possible to do this with imagemagick's identify command, ...
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If I image a hard drive, wipe it clean, and then restore it, are deleted files really gone?

Assuming I want to make sure all traces of deleted files are gone from a system, but don't want to do a clean install or lose the current system configuration, will restoring an image of a hard drive ...
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Keyboard layout *image* creator

Is there a program for creating images of keyboard layouts? The program would be able to put a background image on each key but also provide its text. One could do it in Inkscape or such, but it would ...
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How to deal with user uploaded images [closed]

I'm using Restlet as backend trying to create a small web app. I am allowing users to upload their profile images, but not sure where to store them. Google tells me to store it in the file system and ...