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Using ffmpeg to cut up video

I am using ffmpeg to cut out a section of a large file like this: ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 60 -t 60 -acodec copy -vcodec copy output.wmv The -ss part works fine but the -t is ignored. It correctly ...
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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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Paint.NET equivalent for Linux?

On Windows, my favorite image editor is Paint.NET. However, on Linux, GIMP is as unfriendly as photoshop despite having less features. (i.e. It takes ages to load, their's far too much stuff). Most ...
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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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Software to clean up photos of whiteboards and documents?

I take a lot of photos of whiteboards, blackboards, and so on for teaching purposes (examples online through May 2010). I'm interested in cleaning them up for archival purposes, preferably using ...
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If a task takes 10 hours on a 1GHz processor, does it take 5 hours on a 2Ghz processor?

If a task takes 10 hours on a 1GHz processor, does it take 5 hours on a 2Ghz processor? Or am I oversimplifying the issue?
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What's the state of the art in image upscaling?

I like to collect cool pics and use them as wallpapers or for other things. Often, artists publish only low-res versions, probably for fear of theft. Example: Now, if I want to use that as a ...
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Linux software for creating HDR images? [closed]

Is there any good sofware available for linux for creating HDR images?
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Photoshop: HSL Color picker plugin?

Is there a plugin that can let Photoshop use a HSL color picker, rather than HSV (which Adobe calls HSB)? In other words, any/all of the following locations could have an HSL option: Or perhaps a ...
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Automatically remove all music from mp3 talk show

Is there a tool that can automatically remove the music sections of a given mp3 file so only the talking part is left? This would create a better listening experience when listening to the file on my ...
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How to get a good clean newspaper scan?

I tried a few times to scan newspaper articles, but the images I got were always blotchy and with bad colors, sort of like this: Sometimes I see some really good scans, like this: What is the ...
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Photoshop: Trim a photo so it contains no transparent pixels?

In Photoshop, I've put together some panorama photos using the Photomerge tool and the resulting image contains a lot of transparent pixels. Also, because it's put together of multiple photos the ...
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Is there a free “AutoTune” plugin for Audacity?

I have plugged in GSnap in Audacity. How do I get the "tune" effect shown in the video Auto Tuning?
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Rotate a MP4 file, while preserving codec and quality attributes

I need to rotate a MP4 video by 90 degrees. There is software like Free Video Flip and Rotate available that does this but produces an AVI file. Do you have any suggestions for a software to produce ...
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How to compress a huge amount of PNG images?

At work, on certain projects I have to manage a lot of images. Most of the time PNG files work the best for what I'm doing. With such a huge amount of images, I've tried using PNG compression with ...
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What affects installation speed?

Super hardware noob here. My wife and I were installing a game on our laptops last night, from an installation file (not a disc). The game takes up about 7.6GB of HD space. My laptop installed the ...
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MS Paint for Gnome

I want an MS Paint like program for GNOME. GIMP is too much for me. I find it very frustrating for the simple tasks I do (adding text, arrows and circles to screenshots to highlight different ...
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Split a Image Into Tiles

I have an image that is too large for what I am trying to do with it (I need images under 1 mega pixel). Is there an easy way to split it into several smaller images? My image is 2646x3058. I would ...
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Combine Multiple Audio Files into a single higher-quality audio File

BACKGROUND My team gave a demo to a large audience - we recorded the audio of the demo in multiple locations in the room (3) the audio was recorded using cheap laptop microphones I was not involved ...
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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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Software for handling camera RAW-files [closed]

I use a digital SLR as most other photographers do today and have quickly realised that capturing images using camera-RAW files is the way to go. Personally I use Adobe Lightroom to handle my photo ...
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Windows software for creating HDR images?

What is the best software (free/paid) available for creating HDR images?
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6answers
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Is it possible to increase the resolution of an image without using expensive softwares?

I just wanted to know if it is possible to increase the resolution of an image (or you can say increase the quality of an image) using some simple software? If yes, then some guidelines are most ...
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How can I batch convert SVG files containing text to PDF files (specifically on CentOS 5.3 x86_64)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux I would like to programatically convert SVG files to PDF files. However, the SVG files contain text that must be searchable in ...
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How can I easily correct slight rotational misalignment in scanned images

I've got a whole lot of scanned images (> 500) the majority of which were scanned with the paper not completely square. They need to be rotated about 1-5 degrees to be aligned again. Is there any ...
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How to convert videos to 3D format so that I can watch them with 3D glasses

Are there any softwares to convert 2D videos to 3D (preferably XviD) so that I can watch them with 3D glasses? No matter if it's freeware or shareware.
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Windows update using svchost.exe?

Lately I have been experiencing a lot of computers on our network being bogged down by svchost.exe. Nearly 50-100% CPU usage is associated with this process and I can't seem to figure out how to nix ...
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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).
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3answers
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How to automate photoshop from the command line

I have a tool which writes some tags to a photo. On some photos it fails, and for those I want to open them in photoshop, and resave it with maximum quality (jpeg). Ideally I would like to do that ...
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4answers
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Performance difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7

I never understand what are the basic differences between these processors apart from core i5 and core i7 supports turbo boost
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2answers
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How to Simpsonize a photo [closed]

Is there a software to convert a human photo to a Simpsons character?
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3answers
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Tool to convert a series of image into a single sprite sheet

Are there any known tools that can take a serie of pictures and generate a single sprite sheet from them? (ie. place all the images into a single image, one after the other). I have found some very ...
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3answers
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Looking for a software / something to automate some simple audio processing

I'm looking for a way to take a 1-hour podcast MP3 file and split it into several several 2-minute MP3s. Along the way, I'd like to also do a few things like Amplify the volume. The problem I'm ...
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2answers
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Does the more command in Windows only affect output, or command execution as well?

I am running a software build in Visual Studio 2005 on Win XP via the command line (devenv.exe /rebuild). I piped it though more and then realized I didnt want to have to baby sit it so I quit more ...
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1answer
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Adding watermarks/logos to videos in mencoder

How do I add a watermark or logo to a video using mencoder?
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How to link processing power of old computers together?

Hey all, I'm sitting on 8 old computers of varied sorts that are more or less useless at this point for any other purpose really. Is there a way I could link their hardware or processing power or ...
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Too big a difference between Loud and Quiet when watching DVD's… constantly have to adjust volume

It is hard for me to find the right volume for my computer to watch my dvd's on because it seems like most reasonable volumes become overwhelming at the loudest parts of a movie and it is hard to even ...
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4answers
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How can I change all pixels of one color to another color in a picture?

I have an image which looks like this: However, the yellow line needs to be red and the cyan line needs to be green. I have Paint and IrfanView. How can I change the colors of the yellow and cyan ...
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2answers
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Desktop Freeware to list all colors used in a picture?

I have searched but couldn't find one (not online tool only want desktop). would like one with a GUI.
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1answer
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Get image pixels of prescribed color

I have an image (PNG or JPG) inside which there is at least one pixel of a certain RGB color I know in advance. I want to find the pixel(s) of that color For example, I may have image.jpg, inside ...
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3answers
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How do I batch process RAW images based on EXIF data in Photoshop?

I use Photoshop to batch convert my RAW files to JPG. With my particular camera lens, if I open the aperture all the way to F1.7, there is noticeable vignetting; images where the aperture is stopped ...
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2answers
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Image filter that spits out pi [closed]

I've seen this before but I forgot what's its called. Does anyone know of software that takes a picture and spits out an image of the number pi, ie. 3.14... not the symbol? It basically kinda looks ...
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2answers
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Increasing loudness while using VLC-Player to copy videos

I film via a videocamera with has a microphone that unfortunatly often not loud enough. That camera stores the videos on mini DVD and at the moment I copy the videos from the camera to my computer via ...
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1answer
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Office 2007: “Save as <old format>” batch conversion

Is there something I can give a "novice user" to convert all Office 2007 documents in a folder to a previosu format?
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1answer
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Need to remove borders from multiple images

I have a few hundred family images and they were all sent to us with borders that I would like to remove. Thankfully the borders are all the same size of 20 pixels and they are all .jpg so this will ...
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1answer
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GPU Processing overkill?

Is there such a point where using GPU Processing or Coprocessors (such as the Intel Xeon PHI card or the Nvidia Tesla card) can actually reduce the speed of which a software computes data? Say I had ...
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Can anyone recommend a decent tool for optimizing images other than Photoshop

Can anyone recommend a decent tool for optimising images other than adobe photoshop, the gimp etc? I'm looking to optimise images for the web preferably online and free. Basically I have a client ...
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1answer
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Software to read characters from picture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Image to Text converter Here's why I need this software: I have a lot of screenshots taken of my tool; I need to read the user names and passwords from those ...