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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 [closed]

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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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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Is small scale distributed computing possible over a home network?

Is there any way to set up a distributed computing system on a small number of home machines over a local network? Is there any software that makes this possible?
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How can I create real-time audio effects on PC?

Does anyone know how I can create an echo effect in real-time while singing on PC. Lets say I want to sing to an audience over IM and I want an echo/delay effect while I sing. Is there any software ...
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On the fly volume compression (waveform capping) for VLC or OS X

I'm looking to impose a hard limit on a movie. In particular when I have earbuds in and a reasonable volume set, loud or sudden sounds (gun shot, dramatic sound effects, gun fire, etc) are loud enough ...
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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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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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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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Batch Text Replacement

I need a tool that can open a text file and replace characters in a list with other characters in a list. For example: Lets say I have a list of "aA", "aB", and want to replace "aA" with "AA". ...
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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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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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Processors cores over processor speed [closed]

Dual 5520 Quad-Core Xeon 2.26GHz with HT & Turbo(2.53 GHz) -vs- Single Quad-Core E3-1240v2 (3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz) I run web hosting. I'm just wondering which would be more ideal. Personally, I am ...
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How does Deep Zoom (Microsoft Seadragon) work?

I saw an incredible demo on Photosynth and Seadragon, some "deep zoom" technology recently acquired by Microsoft. There's also a less responsive version on the web. I'd really like to know how the ...
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Rotate image with open office 3.2

I import a picture into an open office document from file. However, I cannot figure out how to rotate image in open office 3.2 writer. Is there any way to do that?
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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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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 ...
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Capture documents in bitonal, or grayscale then downsample

I'm about to embark on a document archival process. I'm going to spend a lot of good money to archive some paper (actually microfiche) to TIFF images. I have a choice of 300-dpi bitonal (2-bit, ...
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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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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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Slow computer processing

I run a 1.66 Ghz Duo Core with 512 RAM. I had rebuilt my OS about a month ago, started it as Windows XP SP2. then I updated it to Windows XP SP3 and installed all the latest updates about 90 of them. ...
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Linux: Tool to monitor every process, execute-command, shortly, monitor what's happening at the moment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log all process launches in Linux Hello, due to a freeze problem of my Ubuntu 10.10 (it is not isolatable) I though about logging every executable of the ...
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What exactly is iTunes doing when it's “processing a file”?

After I download a song from the iTunes Store it will "process" the song, and the processing portion of the ordeal typically takes a lot longer than actually downloading it. A typical situation will ...
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How to prevent stretching, blurring and pixelating of embedded logos in VirtualDub?

take a look at this please http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te-HVN8y_QE&hd=1 . Notice the embedded "logo" in the upper left corner? How blurry and pixelated it is? This is the original image: ...
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Autotune Ventrillo

How do I autotune my voice before it gets sent over ventrillo (with free software only)?
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TIF opens via IE, but not within a page

I have a picture: http://www.kconnolly.net/Gallery/Panoramas/Mountainscapes/DSCN2049_stitch_sm.tif Which loads fine when I paste it into my address bar. However, when I embed it within a Page, I get ...
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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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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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Can I use an iPad 3 as a wireless monitor? [duplicate]

I need a high-resolution monitor for multi-monitoring applications, but I don't have much room for a big TV. I had the idea of buying an iPad3 (2048x1536!) instead and sending the screen of a Windows ...
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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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Need an idiot-proof picture resizing program for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to automate image resize My friend needs to resize some pictures as part of a web publishing job, but he is rather clueless when it comes to computers. I am in ...
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How to repeat action for all the files in a folder?

I've created an action in photoshop to create watermark for my images and its working fine but i want to repeat it for all the images from a specific folder. how can i do this?
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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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How do modern smartphones compare to Apollo mission computers? [closed]

I saw an article some time ago that compared smartphones to the computers that had put mankind on the moon. I can't remember the exact comparison and I can't find an accurate comparison online, as ...
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Why does my CPU not max out

So when I am doing something like calculating a file integrity hash, converting a video, compressing some files etc. why does my CPU not reach 100% usage, instead it happily jumps around from 0% to ...
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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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Feasible to assign 2 processors out of 4 to a vm running windows 7

I currently have windows 7 running on my machine. I need a second version of windows 7 to run as a virtual machine. I have 4 GBs of RAM and 4 processors. I've been doing some research and see a number ...
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Does libgd use the GPU or the CPU by default?

http://www.libgd.org/ is the library's website. I can find out on my own and post the details here later, but if anyone knows off hand it would save me a bit of time today I really need for other ...
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blur face on a video file

does anyone know how can i blur a moving face on video file?
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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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How can I make a new keyboard shortcut for Photoshop that opens a image in a new layer?

In Photoshop you can manage shortcut to change an existing shortcut or action. To open a specific image and makes an automatic layer I need a new shortcut code to install it. Can anyone help me?
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Clipped video using ffmpeg is shorter than expected

I'm trying to get a clip of length 6 secs from a MP4 video (size: 1.44 GB, length: 02:23:38). But video stream stops after 1 sec, while audio stream keeps playing normally until 6 secs. I'm using ...
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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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Change program icon

I made a game using processing but I don't like the standard icon. I know how to change the icon of the .exe file using resource hacker but the icon at the top left and the icon in the taskbar are the ...
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How can I prevent processing.exe requiring network access?

Running processing.exe in Windows 7 here causes a firewall dialog requesting network access. where uncheckmarking that box disables the Allow button. How can I get this program to run without me ...
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Connect an RGB LED strip over USB [closed]

I am building a PC and wanted to do custom lighting with an RGB LED strip. I could connect an Arduino to one of the internal USB headers but decided that I wanted to try and connect the power to molex ...
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Multi-Threading, Multi-Tasking and Multi-Processing [closed]

What are differences between Multi-Threading Multi-Tasking Multi-Processing , And which one has most relation to parallel computing?