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How to link processing power of old computers together?

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 whatever ...
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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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Weird stuff in an old document I am trying to recover

Here is a sample of the text that is in file that is now labeled a .txt document. If I were to delete every other space in parts that actually contain my old text, about half the text is missing. I ...
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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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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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How to batch process overlaying of different images to a directory of images?

Folder1 has some images in png format and Folder2 has same number (& names) of images in png format with a watermark and transparency. I would like to overlay images from folder2 on images of ...
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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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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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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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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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wavwrite function usage, Octave

Hey just to continue the thread would like to ask you something about wavwrite. I am trying to get a mat file (T01DATA.mat) to be played. Tryed with sound() with no actual solution; thanks to you I ...
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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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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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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 can I align two images one of which has been warped?

Is there any software that can be used to warp two images so they can be aligned? I'm not sure, but I think is this is known as image registration or image rectification. Background I'm using Adobe ...
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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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Batch Conversion of PaperPort MAX Files

I've got a library of MAX files from an old Visioneer Scanner that used ScanSoft PaperPort. I don't have the PC that I used to scan them anymore, and I don't have the CD for PaperPort. Does anyone ...
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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 is loading chunks of data into the cpu cache an efficient way of processing?

I know that loading instructions into the cache increases the speed of processing overall. Is the answer to the question connected to organization and speed?
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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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Is there a way to manually tell OS X to allocate additional resources to processing for an app?

I know that in some cases, opening up multiple instances of an app will get the job done, but I'm looking for a way to essentially tell OSX: "If I'm running a process that will take awhile, and there ...
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Any workaround for USB Camera driver issue with MATLAB Image Acquisition Toolbox

I have a USB microscope attachment camera (DCM510 by ScopeTek) which works fine in their own software and several others such as AMCap, but MATLAB is unable to read the device's supported formats when ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows software for creating HDR images?

What is the best software (free/paid) available for creating HDR images?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast Merchandise Collage Software

I need to make collage picture out of 2-3 pictures for each merchandise (product). I.e. the product overview, and in smaller part of picture the 2 smaller details. I can do this in Photoshop, but if ...
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1answer
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Automatic Excel Script

I am a 6th year medical student and I'm working on my thesis. I have no experience with programming whatsoever, a friend recommended me to post my question here. I am strugling with the following ...
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Program to reduce image noise

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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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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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 ...