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Software to clean up photos of whiteboards and documents? [closed]

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 Linux....
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How can I use the Band Pass Filter in GarageBand?

What I want to do: I have a music WAV file and want to put a Band Pass Filter over it, to filter out annoying high frequencies. I was reading on the net that there is a "AuBandPass" plugin in Mac OS ...
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Windows software for creating HDR images? [closed]

What is the best software (free/paid) available 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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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 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 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 the ...
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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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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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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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How do I resize images without a loss in quality?

I have a number of JPEG images with a resolution of 2010 x 1080. I want to create an index page for these images which has smaller versions of the originals that I can zoom in on. I tried to do this ...
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Free tool to extract objects from photos

Is there a free tool that's good at extracting objects from photos? It has to work on linux For instance, extracting a person from a photograph.
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Improving the quality of badly recorded sound files

I have an audio file with a very bad recording (recording was made in very noisy conditions, at a conference). My recorder was too far from the speakers. Do you have any idea about how to improve ...
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Creating Apple iPhone/iPod-Like Icons

What is the best way to create apple iPhone/iPod shaped icons, ideally there should be a website that you can upload images to and have an them shaped to the default shape, etc. Does this exists? ...
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Multitrack editing for radioplay/podcast software request

I am currently working on editing a live audio production in audacity and I'm finding that cutting this up is rather time intensive. I'm looking for a piece of software that is geared more towards ...
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How can I boost the volume of my Video

I have a video that I need to pass on to some of my friends but it has very low audio volume. How can I boost the audio volume in this video so that it has a similar level as my other videos? Is ...
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Balance volume on both audio channels in a video file

I have a video file where one audio channel is much louder than the other. Could I take the louder channel and mix it with the low channel? I know it won't be stereo anymore, but mono sound on both ...
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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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Batch movie frame extractor?

Can anyone suggest a windows applications that will extract x amount of frames from a list of movies that are imported into it. It needs to operate in batch mode. Image Grabber II .net would be ...
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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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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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1answer
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Deleting a tag from lots of images at once in Aperture?

Aperture makes it easy to tag lost of pictures at once by just selecting all the images, and the dragging and dropping tags from the tags pallet onto the selected images. But when you need to do the ...
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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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Best freeware to remove redeye in images? [closed]

What is the best freeware application which can remove red eye in images?
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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 can I further improve the quality of my home videos?

So now that I have found out how to deinterlace my videos, I am wondering if there is other software out there that can further help improve the quality of my videos. Some other problems I have ...
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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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retrieving headers / comment blocks

I have a number of log files that look like this: /* header arbitrary number of lines */ blah blah blah blah Using simple Bash commands (preferably sed, not awk), how would I retrieve only the ...
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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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Program to reduce image noise [closed]

Does anyone know any good free program to reduce noise in images. My camera was set on ISO auto when i took some pictures and it made some of them at ISO 1000 - 1600.
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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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1answer
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What does the GEGL Operation in GIMP do?

I see it under the Tools menu, but I've never used it before. What does it do?
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2answers
107 views

How to edit the audio in an avi/wma video

I am creating an instructional video and I want to add some music to the intro and ending. Currently I record my video with SnagIt witch saves the video as an AVI but apparently encodes with wma. ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux software for creating HDR images? [closed]

Is there any good sofware available for linux for creating HDR images?
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Audio software compressors and audio output filtering

I'm going to try to explain this the best I possibly can, but what I want seems feasible. I have a studio condensor mic that I use as my microphone input to my computer. When recording I know it ...
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1answer
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Brighten and unify the background of a scanned image

My girlfriend has scanned a few comics images, drawn with pencil. She wants to publish them on the web, but the different grayscale shadows of the paper are still evident in the image. I would like ...
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Scanned JPEGs are large and slow to load - can they be optimized losslessly?

I have hundreds of JPEG photographs which were scanned about 5 years ago from negative using a Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV. The dimensions are ~4500x3000, and the filesize is around 12Mb, ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 ...