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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The user is a photographer and presently has an 8 TB RAID, which is physically carried between two locations every few months.

They now have a decent cable modem connection in the remote connection they use, with an upload speed of 10-15 mbs

Their activity consists of loading in 2-15 gigabytes every week or so, cataloging and adjusting the photos with Adobe Lightroom.  Computers are MacOS X, maintained to the latest version of the operating system that supports Lightroom.  

What's the best way to keep two copies of the RAID in sync over the Internet?  I can set up a VPN.

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We have a Windows 10 PC that is giving an error when trying to open images or videos. The default application for the images is the Photo Viewer but when we try to open an image, we get an error saying Class Not Registered with the path of the file. If you right-click on the photo and open with Paint, it opens fine but the user prefers to open them in the Photo Viewer. Any thoughts on why this is happening and a resolution?


An active Android-focused spyware family called SonicSpy has burst on the scene after being found lurking within 1,000 mobile apps, some found in Google Play.

Lookout Security researchers Michael Flossman found that SonicSpy can manipulate a victim's device via 73 remote instructions, including the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make outbound calls, send text messages to attacker specified numbers, and retrieve information such as call logs, contacts and information about Wi-Fi access points.
Part 1) I have tons of images from my research, where I have the same image in many different folders, often using the same filename. These do not involve a human face.

Part 2) I have lots of redundant photos of family and friends on disk and also imported into the "Photos" app on my MacBook.
None involve a human face.

I need a solution to help reduce redundant photos on my disk, since they are starting to clog my disk.

What options to I have?

If I used Picassa, does that only match like photos when there is a human face? Or is it pattern based, so I can use it to match on pictures of buildings also?

Is there an app I can use on the Mac, which I can keep private? I do not relish handing over 100% of my research and family photos to Big Brother in the Sky.

What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?

Found another one: Snapchat spectacles. Okay, I'll admit I wanted one but I would've probably used it for a day and gotten bored. Also, I don't even have Snapchat.


Author Comment

by:Katrina Donegan
Yup! Overall, I just can't see the average consumer using these. This reminds me of Google Glass...remember these?

Expert Comment

by:Juana Villa
HAHAH!! I do remember those! At least the Snapchat ones are more fashionable ;)
How to make the attached file, be 312x312?
I have a file that has .tif file extension when I click on it using windows photo viewer it only start showing images at 52  of 67 the problem is the images too small if I enlarge it it becomes pixelated. Is there a way to view the images larger without the pixelation. ? BTW there is a .dat associated file with it if that helps
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Oh dear experts,
I need the attached bmp whit transparent background,
hope you experts help me out
I am using WinHttpRequest in VB6 the server returns me a Jpg file. I can not load the file into a Picture Box. Can you help me please?
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Please see above link.  How do I go about taking a digital photo on say an iphone and then crop it or whatever such that it meets the criteria.
this is a very strange situation . The Picasa is located in the D Drive and at the same time it says it is located in the C Drive without showing the size. I would like to know how can this be like this see capture. What is the TRUE location and what is the size of picasa?
Long time Picasa user who is looking for a current product to replace it.

I've tried PhotoShop/Lightroom and Affinity and they are the wrong product for what I'm trying to do.

Even though I do some fairly involved/creative editing, I'm looking for a product that focuses more on filters and effects as opposed to working with layers.

Used to use Microsoft PhotoDraw back in the day and really liked that product as well.

There seem to be dozens of products that do what I would want written for IOS, but I want something that can be used in Windows.

Any suggestions appreciated!

Hello all,

Is there a way to work with Adobe captivate without admin rights

we are getting error "some adobe captivate features such as screen capture and audio may not work as intended with out admin privalages"
is there any work around?


My Adsense application keeps getting bounced.

I saw today that they don't allow copyrighted images. My blog is political, so I used random photos acquired from Google of Clintons, Bushes, Reagan and Obama, for my header, attached..

Are these TOS violations?
Hello, Thanks for any feedback.

Here’s my problem.  I have upwards of 100,000 photos stored across several drives.  They are haphazardly named and stored.  Some by event, some by year, some just hanging around in random folders.  Many have the same name due to the camera starting over in sequence numbers, or from taking other peoples photos and making a potluck.  Most are in .jpg and some have associated .raw copies.  I think I have most of them stored offline on 2 separate drives but I’m really not sure.  So, what I’d really like to do is collect every photo file from a single PC and an attached NAS and make exactly 1 copy.

Doing a Windows search quickly became unwieldy and I found many versions of the same picture stored in different places over the years.  Some of those have been named differently as well.   I’m looking for existing software that might sort out/index photos for me using a hash function rather than by name or other metadata.  My goals are:

Cycle through all folders on 2 physical drives and 1 partition on a NAS to locate any .jpg photos.
Copy those pictures to a different folder.
Check for duplicate photos by hash and don’t copy if it’s duplicate.
Rename pictures by available metadata (year month day Time)

Once this massive process is done those photos will be saved offline and I’d like to clean up my storage system.  I played around with Picassa but found it was going to be a visual process. I’d like to automate it.

I have experience in …
hi there,

Hope someone can give some ideas.
I have an Access report that is based off a query (which is filtered based on form selections).
Sometimes, an item will have pictures "attached" to it (through a link saved on a table).

I'd like the report to add a page per picture (one or two max) if there is a picture link in the table. If not, then the report stays as one page.

Is this possible? I'm trying to google for solutions but haven't had much luck yet...

Thanks in advance.
I have about 30 000 files which are a mix of jpg, png, mov, mp4 and potentially others.  Total size is around 70GB.  I've collected these into a single folder structure and left an upload to google photos running, and then used the desktop uploaded and left that for a week to upload any that were missed.

Now, I'm not sure which have uploaded successfully and which haven't.  The 'log' created during the upload is not helpful when working out which files haven't uploaded.  I've done a download of the photos from google photos through their backup system.  However, I can't just windiff between the two folders as they have different subfolder structures.  I've tried doing an xcopy of files to a single folder but some of the files have the same name (although different dates) and I may miss out on file-extensions that I'm not aware are in the listing.

Does anyone have any ideas or scripts I could run to make the problem easier to solve, or to come up with the final list of files that haven't uploaded?
I had this question after viewing Image Magick scripting.

I'm running this script to find the landscape size of tifs in a directory.

identify -format '%[fx:w/200] %i\n' ./*.tif | awk '$1 > 15 {sub(/^[^ ] * [^ ] * /, ""); print $2}'| xargs -I "{}" mv "{}" ./landscapes

I ran it on one directory of tifs - no problems.  No I've moved on to another batch and I'm getting this:

identify: ASCII value for tag "Software" does not end in null byte. `TIFFFetchNormalTag' @ warning/tiff.c/TIFFWarnings/881.

I searched the web for possible solutions but it got all complicated on me.  Someone said to /dev/null the warning message, but how, and do I really want to do that.  I wish it would tell me which image is getting the warning or is it the entire batch.

Thanks - Rose.
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SnagIt 13.1.1 (32  bit)/Win10:

In a screenshot, the empty space on the right of a screenshot has this checkered pattern. (Please see example below.) I recall an option that allows me to change to all white, but can't find it.

(In this example, I've scrubbed the content to the left of the border.)
SnagIt Checkered Background
1. How do I change to all-white?
2. How can I set the default to all-white so I don't have to change it every time?

I downloaded an .AI image from Adobe Stock. But I don't own Adobe Illustrator, so I can't convert it to JPG or PNG to use in PowerPoint. It won't load in Inkscape, either. Is there a free, or at least inexpensive way to convert it?
User keen on home photography has photos all over the place

What the best way to store / edit with a view to uploading some and making a calendar or photo book once a year of the favs ?

They have pics all over the place and can seem to get an album together as some in iCloud / flicker on pc etc

I have 1000s

But when hooked up to pc there are 160 customer says...

How to access the rest that may be thumb nails ?

So she seems to have thumbnails and the rest in the sky somewhere .... is Icloud the likely place ?

I get problem to attached file, for that, "it should be less than 480x480 px". How to adjust the file?
hi experts,

 I have a user that has adobe acrobat PRO DC and when she opens a pdf and then goes to file>export to>image> JPEG she gets this error below.

this feature is not included in your current acrobat license.


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.