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Imaging new hard drive in Windows 7 laptop?

I'm upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to a new hard drive. How can I clone or image the old hard drive over to the new hard drive, so that it looks like nothing has changed (other than the new hard ...
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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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JPEG vs PNG vs BMP vs GIF

I would like to know which one of these formats requires less memory for the same quality of the picture, and what are the main differences between these formats.
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How to extract image from PDF file

I currently use Foxit's PDF reader, and I recently downloaded an image from the Internet, but it is inside a PDF file. How do I extract this image? Operating system is Windows 7.
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Windows 7: Image thumbnails fail to appear

All right, I've got a pretty strange one here. Since I installed Windows 7 on this machine some time ago, image thumbnails have never worked properly. For the vast majority of images, they ...
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Want to create a system image

I have upgraded from Vista to Win 7 Home Premium 32. I want to create a system image for recovery purposes in the event of disaster. Tried it several times on discs and it didn't work. Would it ...
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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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Good tool for finding photo duplicates based on image data [closed]

Anyone know of a good (and preferably free) tool for finding photo duplicates based on the photos themselves? So, not filename, filesize etc., but how the photos look like. Would be nice if it managed ...
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Prevent Outlook 2010 Insert Picture resizing image

When I "Insert Picture" a JPEG in Outlook 2010 it automatically resizes the image and, I think, recompresses it too. I realise this would be useful for photographs or for people who try to email 1MB ...
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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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How to convert video to images?

How can I convert a video file to a sequence of images, for example one frame every N seconds. Can mplayer or ffmpeg do this? I have used MPlayer to grab screenshots manually but I would like to ...
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How do I save an image PDF file as an image?

I have a PDF that contains a scan image of a document. I want to save the contents of this PDF as an image so that I can then run it through an OCR program that only accepts .jpg, .png, and .gif type ...
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Acronis True Image free/open source alternative

I've installed fresh Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) on my laptop. I've installed all the application/WindowsUpdates which I wanted to and my system is ready to use. All my other data is now on D: drive. I ...
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How to convert poor quality bitmap image to vector?

I'm designing a website for a group which has lost the original digital image for their logo. The only file they have of it is a jpg which was embedded into a word document. The image has everything ...
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How can I take hundreds of smaller images and create one big tiled image?

I have 251 images that are 128x128 in size; I need to create one big image that includes them all tiled together. The image will be 32128x32128 in size if all goes well (Paint.NET says it will be ...
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Batch “resize” JPEG images to a fixed file size

Changing quality of the JPEG when saving an image, changes the file size. For eg. I have the following image. Dimension: 243px x 53 px Quality:100% File Size:9.7kb Background: If I edit the ...
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How could I find out the path to the current desktop image?

I have Windows 7 displaying random images every minute from all of my photo directories and every so often there is one I really want to see again. How can I either always display on the screen the ...
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Why are PNG-8 files mangled when opened in Photoshop?

Why are some 32 bit PNGs opened in Photoshop with Indexed Colors and no transparency? For instance, I grabbed a png icon file of the Stack Overflow logo at: ...
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transform a trapezium into a rectangle

I use my iPhone to capture a painting. However, the angle was not perfect, so instead of getting a straight rectangle, I get a trapezium. However, I want to transform this trapezium back into a ...
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Huge TIFF file bogs down Explorer thumbnail generation

In one of my photo folders, I have a 3.8 GiB TIFF image file. With automatic thumbnail generation set, explorer completely locks up my system when accessing the folder. By inspecting the Resource ...
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Which free software can I use to deskew scanned images

I've scanned about 100 documents, so I have a folder with 100 jpg images, but they are rotated by the angle up to 15 degrees. Is there any free simple to use software I can use to rotate them to the ...
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How can I take an image with a white background and make it transparent

I have a png image that has a white background. Is there anyway to take the white and make it transparent.
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Converting a word document to an image (free)

Is there any free way to convert a word document to an image? I suppose you can print screen, but that is pretty painful.
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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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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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How to image a Windows partition so I can browse the files later?

My laptop's current setup dual boots into Windows XP and Linux Mint. The harddrive seems to be going bad, so I want to backup all the data from the Windows partition. This laptop was a loyal servant ...
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Combine multiple images using ImageMagick

I would like to combine multiple images into one image using ImageMagick. To explain a little better, I want the result to look similar to this: That is, I have a number of screen shots, and I want ...
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How to split a multipage TIFF file on Windows?

I thought Adobe Photoshop could do everything, but apparently it cannot read multipage TIFF files. I have a TIFF file with four pages, and I need to edit one of the pages. Windows Picture Viewer can ...
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How do you use WGET to mirror a site 1 level deep, recovering JS, CSS resources including CSS images?

Pretend I wanted a simple page copy to be downloaded to my HD for permanent keeping. I'm not looking for a deep recursive get, just a single page, but also any resources loaded by that page to be also ...
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GIMP: change one colour to another?

In GIMP, I have a green button GIF image: it shades from dark green to light green, against a transparent background. I would like to change it to blue, and keep the shading, so it shades from dark ...
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How to generate web picture gallery offline? (no php on server)

I've just attended a huge family gathering, and now an hour after getting home people are texting asking for the photos. The deal is that the images are like ~5mb a piece, so e-mailing people isn't an ...
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Is it possible to store arbitrary data in an image file?

Is it possible to store arbitrary data such as documents or a program in the form of an image file, such as a PNG image? My concern is that someone could encode data for use by malware into an image ...
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Copying PNG with transparency from browser shows a black background instead

When I copy a PNG image with transparency to the clipboard and subsequently paste it into Photoshop, Paint, etc. - the transparency turns to black. Is there any workaround for this? Is this a ...
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Tool for comparing two images?

I have two images that are slightly different. (The second is actually generated by some manipulation in MatLab). I need some way to compare these two images.Some utility that can highlight where the ...
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Automatically resize picture/image in Word?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I have several large screenshots that need to be inserted into the document at various places. When I paste the pictures, I have to manually resize them to fit within ...
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What is the quickest and safest way to test new software and revert all changes, if needed?

I'm looking for Windows 7 software that will allow me to quickly create a "checkpoint", do whatever I might need to do to my computer - install programs/drivers/updates, create/delete personal files, ...
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What tool can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images?

I need a free imaging solution for Windows 7. I want to deploy Windows 7 images today. What tools can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images? What pitfalls should I watch out for, and how can I ...
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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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What is the best method to remove duplicate image files from your computer

I have a lot of duplicate image files on my Windows computer, in different subfolders and with different filenames. What Python script or freeware program would you recommend for removing the ...
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How to collect images of a website efficiently while browsing it?

What I want to achieve is: after browsing the web page,all images on this page is downloaded to a specified directory. Better with firefox because I'm using it.
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Why shouldn't we open an image in an email?

Most email clients do not display an image by default in the content of an email. But I don't understand this yet. How can displaying image job attack the computer?
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What software works well for viewing massive TIFF images on Windows 7?

Today I saw an article about a half-gig, 24000 square-pixel high-res composite image of the moon. (This is a much smaller version of the image) I find astronomy interesting, so I thought I'd ...
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fast batch image resizer [closed]

looking and cant find the perfect one. i have 100 gig of 4K image-sequence to process. found imagizer2 on sourceforge. multi-thread but not 64bit (does matter?). i guess the fastest one will be ...
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How to open nokia photo images with .nrw extension?

I took some photos with my Nokia and they stayed with the .nrw extension. How can I open this format?
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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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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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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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Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image I am about to build a new PC. I am a windows 7 user. For years now I have been wanting to install windows and all my favorite software, ...
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How to selectively load images in Chromium?

How to control loading of images individually like in Opera or in Firefox+ImgLikeOpera? When I set "Don't load images" in options I don't see clear stubs to Ctrl+RightClick at them and allow this ...
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Is there software that will convert a jpg to a vector format?

Is there software that will convert a jpg image to a vector image? I've got a simple logo that is being put onto baloons/pens/whatnot and the printer needs the logo in a vector format, which we don't ...