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Jan
12
comment How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality?
Its user interface is the most horrible I've seen in my life. I'm not kidding, it's just horrible. I emphasize it once more: I can't name a worse interface, I'm serious about it, I've never seen anything below the "SUPER threshold".
Dec
14
accepted How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
Dec
14
comment How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
@Jonny I agree with you. And yes, containing the same information, TIF is even larger than PSD (good thing I don't need to use TIFs!), so I'll keep them as they are. You're right about there being more important things to care about, I just asked this question in the hope of a "psdcrush" or "OptiPSD"-like utility, but since it seems there is none, I'll accept your answer for the effort and interest. Thanks again.
Dec
13
comment Unable to find Windows 7 (32-bit) drivers for Dell Inspiron n5010?
Wait, a 6GB RAM machine that comes with FreeDOS?
Dec
13
comment How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
@Jonny the problem is I don't want to flatten and remove real data from the PSDs such as styles, since they should be editable as they are. The TIF was saved from Photoshop itself, using max compression. Thank you for your continued interest. One thing I see in PSD files through a hex editor is that there is a lot of text and certain signatures that repeat themselves quite a lot: i.imgur.com/3c0u0.png
Dec
12
comment Do I leave an identifiable trace if I use a torrent client on different network connections?
As a side note, the information a tracker can get from you is mostly: when your PC is downloading/seeding from its torrents, and from which city/state if your IP is dynamic (if it is static, maybe your approximate physical location).
Dec
12
comment Do I leave an identifiable trace if I use a torrent client on different network connections?
@ufotds No, it just tracks your IP. No personal info is shared by torrent clients, since BitTorrent was meant to be a private network from the beginning. An IP, however, is rarely of much use. (It tracks your IP because the tracker URL your client uses is customized, that is, the torrent you downloaded is customized to use a specific URL that, on the server, means you).
Dec
12
revised How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
Added a link to a tool.
Dec
12
comment How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
@Jonny I must keep the PSD files because many things are done with layer effects that may be edited later. For example, this file is just a letter (done in photoshop itself), with layer styles applied to it and nothing more: mirrorimg.net/im1/7ec.psd The same file saved as a TIF (with transparency) is 60% smaller: mirrorimg.net/im1/ghd.tiff (And its PNG version is 95% smaller). Seeing those numbers I just think something useless is being stored there. Anyway thanks for the interest, I'll update the question with a tool I've just found.
Dec
12
comment Any way to make two images the same size and/or aspect ratio in ImageMagick?
Any chance of writing a bash script?
Dec
12
answered lost files, not freed on disk
Dec
12
comment Firefox combobox search
If this became a problem for you, then we should congratulate the web developer that came up with such a monstruosity.
Dec
12
comment How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
Whoa, 1GB is quite a size. Yes, I'm talking about smaller sizes, normally not in excess of 1MB, many of them under 500KB. They're user interface elements, not photographs, and many of them contain solid shapes rendered from vector images and layer styles applied on them, so it's more that it bugs me to have one single unoptimized format rather than a real need. I just wish there were tools to clean PSDs as there are for other formats.
Dec
12
comment How does the internet really work?
After this you'll ask how women work right?
Dec
12
answered Do I leave an identifiable trace if I use a torrent client on different network connections?
Dec
12
comment Linux: CPU core shutdown instead of sleep state
+1. I had no idea you could do that.
Dec
12
comment How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?
The same can be said about PNGs (PNGOut rarely reduces sizes by more than 1/4), and I don't care when they're on my disk, but since they'll be on a repository, I'd like to know they're clean and optimized just like the PNGs, JPGs, archives, etc., I just can't find any good tool like there are for the other formats. Regarding PSD being smaller than TIF, well, one of the PSDs has one layer with text and layer styles and it's four-six times as large as an uncompressed TGA/BMP. Thanks for the answer.
Dec
8
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Dec
8
comment Is there any way to distribute x264 encoding jobs across multiple computers (to increase the encoding speed)?
-1 because you didn't read the question.
Dec
8
comment Is there any way to distribute x264 encoding jobs across multiple computers (to increase the encoding speed)?
@Breakthrough x264 by default has a maximum GOP of 250 frames, with HD material even less. It WILL close the GOP sometime (unless you tweak it not to), and then there will be no quality loss if you slit right where a GOP would end, unfortunately that's not very predictable. In any case, in a 1.5-hour long movie, splitting it into 6 15-min. chunks right at scene changes wouldn't hurt much compressability. And it does help!