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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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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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Converting a word document to an image

Is there any way to convert a Word document to an image? I suppose you can print screen, but that is pretty painful.
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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 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 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 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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Create video with 5 images with fadeIn/out effect in ffmpeg

With 5 images I have to create a video of 60 seconds in ffmpeg, each image has to display for 15 seconds. after 15 seconds, first image has to fade out and 2nd image has to fade in, after that 2nd ...
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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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Free visual similarity image for a local hard drive search? [closed]

I'm looking for a desktop search engine for finding images on my local hard drive with high visual similarity. I've only found paid for ones so far. It could be Linux or windows one, either would be ...
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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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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 3....
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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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8answers
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JPEG vs PNG vs BMP vs GIF vs SVG

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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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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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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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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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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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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4answers
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Transform a trapezium into a rectangle

I used my iPhone to capture a painting. However, the angle was not perfect, so instead of getting a straight rectangle, I get a trapezium. I want to transform this trapezium back into a rectangle (...
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4answers
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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: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/wp-content/...
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How to convert a photo to a black and white image by ImageMagick?

How can I convert a JPEG photo to black and white (not grayscale) image like output of a FAX scanner, by ImageMagick?
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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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2answers
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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 image,...
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9answers
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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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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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How to rotate images automatically, based on exif data

When I make pictures with my camera (Olympus E-520), in the EXIF data the orientation is stored. The standard image viewer on Ubuntu is displaying this images correctly. Windows viewer however not. ...
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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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6answers
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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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Editing JPEG EXIF properties

How can I edit EXIF properties of JPEG files on a Windows machine? Some image editing utilities handle the Rotation property wrong, which leaves me needing to make manual edits after rotating images ...
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7answers
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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 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 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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Convert color photos of documents to good black-and-white (bitonal) images?

Since I don't have a copier or scanner, I'm using an 8 megapixel camera to copy documents. This works pretty well except they need a lot of processing afterward. I'd like to get from a photo to a ...
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2answers
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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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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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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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2answers
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Recovering deleted photo's original name from an SD card

I know that many tools to recover deleted photos from an SD card exist, but does one also recover the original photo ID, like DSC000754.JPG?
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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 ...
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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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6answers
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Is there a way to use an inline PNG image in an Outlook e-mail?

In my work as a developer I sometimes find myself sending details emails with screenshots to illustrate some point or problem. The content of these screenshots is often text. So knowing that PNG is ...
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7answers
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Irfanview nearest equivalent for linux [closed]

IrfanView is a wonderful freeware Windows swiss-army-knife for image viewing & editing. For me, the key features are fast viewing, simple editing (crop, contrast, brigthness, rotation, resampling)...
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2answers
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What meta-information is contained in an image file?

I'm wondering what information is contained in an image file like JPEG or PNG. I know that most of them contain a metadata file, but anything else other than that? Anything relates to the license ...
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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. I'...
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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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Word caption style

This should be a common problem for anyone involved in technical writing. When you insert an image (or table etc.) caption in Word, you get this dialog. You enter your caption, in this case "A happy ...