Images and Photos

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop, which dominates the market, has its own topic. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include Apple Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.

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I get a daily dilbert cartoon in my inbox. I save some of them. Right click, save image.  I can choose png, gif, bmp, jpg and maybe some other formats.

Any thoughts on which to choose? At least for these types of web images.  Not for something like a 4K high res image.

 I'd like to keep it small, but as clear as original / no loss of quality.
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After I finish editing an image, I would like to close the file so it's no longer in the editor the next time I invoke it. However, the FILE menu does not contain a CLOSE choice. How, then can I accomplish what I need?

How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat product). The member requested step-by-step instructions. This 5-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial provides detailed steps showing how to do it.

1. Open the PDF file and view the Tools

Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Click either:

the View>Tools>Fill & Sign>Open menu


the sideways triangle on the right side to open the Tools panel.


2. Run the Fill & Sign tool

If you used the first method in Step 1, the Fill & Sign tool will be open.

If you used the second method in Step 1, click the Fill & Sign tool in the Tools panel to open it.

Either way, you'll have this:


3. Click the sign tool, which is the pen tip

Click the tip of the pen, which brings up the Add Signature and Add Initials choices.

Click Add Signature.


4. Select Type or Draw or Image

Click the Type or Draw or Image icon (default is Type).

Enter your signature, depending on the choice you made above.


5. Place your signature

Position the mouse on the page and left-click to place the signature.

Use the sizing handle in the lower right corner, if desired, to size the signature.


6. To edit/change signature, delete it and create new one

There is no way to edit/change the signature, so delete it and create a new one, if needed.

Click the minus sign to delete it, then start over at Step 3.


7. Save the file with the signature

After placing the signature, do a File>Save or Save As to save the file with your signature.

That's it! If you find this video to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up

I have a simple need of a gallery plug-in. After looking at some 20 of them I am really frustrated since All are jpg and do not give the options to have a simple gallery like on the old days where each picture had a normal URL.

Its quite simple what I try to do here. Please excuse the url, because this is real old. I did this in 2004

all these photos with descriptions are still in google, if you search for any names in these galleries they come up in google with description. This is what we try to do with this gallery., but instead there is even hard to find something that allows to have the cation under the picture.

Does anyone have any idea if such a plug-in exists?

I would be very happy if anyone has a tip for me because it seems so simple but everyone offers the fancy ways to display them. This is all fine but in the end I want these pictures in google as pages with the names of the people in the photo. I try to have clean URLs for each photo as well.

Anyone know if something like this?

Best wishes,

I need to highlight a small portion of an existing screen capture. According to the SnagIt documentation:

I'm supposed to click on the highlighter tool:
highlight tool
But, I don't see it on the toolbar at top of the screen:
Whrere's the highlighting button
Please advise as to where I can find it. Thanks!
Hi Guys,

Is there a simple script/command within Powershell that will allow me to create a hierarchical folder structure. Like the below

Company Name (root folder)
 - Photos
 - Documentation
                 - Sys Docs
                 - Company Brief
 - Website Backups
 - Organisational Chart
 - Config/Firmware Files
 - Software  

The Company name is the main root folder which will be pulled in from a list of clients from a CSV, so it can look at the CSV create customer name folder then the sub folders underneath that, as we would like to create this for all of our clients, ready to upload to SharePoint.

Thanks in advanced
Hi Experts,

In my project we have charts and need to convert them as png or jpg file . After few googleing its possible with canvas
am not sure its possible

Thanks in advance
I could use some help with creating a poster.  Basically I need to take a picture of an iphone and blow it up so that it is poster size.  The size of the poster would be to fit over a regular door.  So like 36" x 80".  Can I do that without any special programs and without losing resolution on the picture?  If someone could coach me with steps... I would be forever grateful.   We do have a wide format printer with 36" paper... so I do have a method to print it... I just need to know how to create it!   THANK YOU!
I have an iphone 5, which specs say has an 8 megapixel camera.  I've taken thousands of photos on it, but just now have started trying to print some of them.  I'm using to print online and send to me.  their photo processing app says the max print size is 4"x6" based on the quality of the photos. they are all about 500 kb size, which seems small for an 8 mp photo, also I think a 8 mp should be able to make a quality print of at least 8" x 10".  I don't see any setting to adjust photo quality, file size, mps, dpi or anything else on the phone.  Any ideas on how to maximize the photo quality to get larger prints?
the phone is set to Optimize iPhone Storage, which says it stores full-size images in icloud, however, the files are same size and quality in icloud as on the phone.
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I used the PhotoShop slice tool to make 40 images from the 8X5 matrix, out of one image. I will use these images, side by side, and display them as puzzle pieces making up the one large image.

PhotoShop create GIF files. Why did it create GIF's?

I have made a few animated GIF's and understand that multiple image can fit into on GIF.

Curious why PhotoShop made this a GIF.

What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video.

If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, it may be because of corrupt metadata (likely) or corrupt data files, such as bad PDFs (much less likely, but possible). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to use a utility called CheckPPFolders that ships with all releases of PaperPort 12 and PaperPort 14. CheckPPFolders is able to remove all PaperPort metadata, as well as identify problem files that may be causing PaperPort to crash, hang, or fail to start. PaperPort will rebuild the metadata, but there are two caveats. First, Folder Color and Folder Notes are in the MaxDesk.ini files, so you will lose those — and there's no easy way to retain the colors and notes. Thus, if you make heavy use of Folder Color and Folder Notes, you may want to uncheck them in the metadata cleaner dialog (see the third checkbox in the last screenshot in Step 2 below), especially since it's unlikely for those metadata files to be the culprit. Second, rebuilding all of the metadata is fast, except for the SearchVerity folders, which are the indexes for All-in-One Search. Rebuilding those can take a very long time, so you may want to try not removing them, at least the first time that you run CheckPPFolders (see the fourth checkbox in the last screenshot in Step 2 below).

1. Find the CheckPPFolders.exe file

I created a rather simple application that basically loops through records.

It cycles between two different forms and on one of the forms, it cycles through a list of jpg attachments as pictures on the form. Every time the form comes back into view using setfocus on a time, I want it to be displaying the next record.

The problem I have is that I want that image form to go to the next record WHILE the other form has focus so that the change between images is not seen by the viewer. (It also flickers really bad every time it changes pictures that ECHO FALSE has not been able to eliminate). Even if it didn't flicker though I still don't want the user to see the image change.

So, Here's what the code looks like:
Private Sub Form_Load()
    GBL_NS = "Screen1"
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Timer()
    Application.Echo False
    Me.TimerInterval = 0
    Select Case GBL_NS
        Case "Screen1"
            If CurrentProject.AllForms("frmShopLayout").IsLoaded Then
                Forms!frmSplashAnnounce.Recordset.FindNext True
                DoCmd.OpenForm "frmShopLayout"
            End If
            GBL_NS = "Screen2"
        Case "Screen2"
            If CurrentProject.AllForms("frmSplashAnnounce").IsLoaded Then

                DoCmd.OpenForm "frmSplashAnnounce"
            End If
            GBL_NS = "Screen1"
        Case "Screen3"

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I don't like the Apple "Photos" program  that came automatically with the upgrade from Maverick to El Capitan. I really loved the older "iPhotos" app. Can I safely uninstall "Photos" and replace it with "iPhotos?"

  Model Identifier:      iMac16,2
  Processor Name:      Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed:      3.1 GHz
  Number of Processors:      1
  Total Number of Cores:      4
  L2 Cache (per Core):      256 KB
  L3 Cache:      4 MB
  Memory:      8 GB
  Boot ROM Version:      IM162.0206.B00
  SMC Version (system):      2.32f20
 OSX Ver 10.11.16 El lCapitan.

...Actually, IF it were safe to do the replacement, I wouldn't even have to install iPhotos as I have a fully functional install of iPhoto resting on a sandbox/backup drive, where it was left behind as a relic after moving on from Maverick. ( I guess Apple's photo apps are included in the category of "untouchable" files that don't get wiped when backing up or syncing a system?). I figure I could simply get rid of "Photos" then just drag "iPhotos" back to the HD where it once ruled the roost!
IF it were safe to do this, how would I deal with "Photos" imports and collections already established? Would they show up magically in "iPhotos?"

Is this a feasible project?
I have the online manual, but can not read the buttons described in it.

For example, page 74 seems to discuss deleting images. But look at the button in the manual. Even with reading glasses I can not identify the button on the phone.

Please explain how to delete all images but with clear simple instructions.

Word Mac Version 15.38

I have a large image that can fit on one page, but is wider than it is tall. I'd like to configure Word to rotate it clockwise 90 degrees.

I'd like to turn this image into an icon using PhotoShop CC.

Please explain how. I'll need to play with it to het it to the right size.

I see I can simply adjust the Width value and the aspect ration is maintained.

Is this the right way to do it? I notice the size of the canvas dd not change to the small size.

When I try and reduce the canvas size to match, I get the attached

Clipping error.

Never had this problem before.  Guess I should have bought a bigger Mac.
My Adobe photo library is outgrown my 1 TB SSD storage on my MacBook Pro.   I am going to move the libraries to a 5TB USB drive linked to the Adobe Applications for processing.  Obviously, off the shelf USB drives are not the professional drives that are in the Apple's notebooks.   So, to avoid losing years of photo processing I will need to back up the USB drive to Cloud Storage.  Could you suggest a cloud backup system and backup software?

I do use Time machine to backup my MacBooks SSD alternately  to two 2 TB USB drives.  Doubtful if they both would fail at the same time.

I am using Word to create a PDF and wonder if it's possible to create an image with "hot spots" which are links to other parts of the PDF or other web locations?

TheImage would probably start as a PNG. I wonder if I can select regions in the image and give it the HTML equivalent of an anchor tag?

Or, is there a way using PhotoShop to create some other form of document type that s clickable?

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I need to adjust the height of the canvas.

How do I do that?
I can center a box at the center of the canvas, but that was an exercise. I really ned to center a bung of boxes along the centerline.

I also ned to select an individual box so I can move it up to down to align it visually to the place I want it.

I see how to create a rectangle and how to place text on the page. I can even add it to the rectangle. But I want the text to travel with the rectangle, as I move it around.

I added this box an see how I can change its size an location on the right side controls.

How do I just center the box on the centerline of the page?

We are using Smart Image Processor to batch convert .png files to .jpg, but the background is getting converted from white to black for some reason, even when matte white is specified for the conversion.  Does anyone know how to fix this, or is there another batch image converter available that is better?
Hello, I need to completely erase photos and messages from my Android phone, Galaxy S7, I mean "completely erase", not only delete, them .  deletion is not far enough to erase data, they still can be easily recovered. So, any advice ?

Images and Photos

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop, which dominates the market, has its own topic. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include Apple Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.