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 am looking for good quality software in order to make a slide show.  I am using Windows 10 as my operating system
The features in Windows 10 photos appear to be very rudimentary and very confusing.
Hi there!

How can I compress a bitmap without losing quality. I have a 1920 x 1080 background wallpaper with text that is currently 5-Mb, Ideally I would like it between 2-3Mb at 1920 x 1080.
This must be a .bmp file format. I am pretty good with Photoshop but could not find a way to compress the bitmap without losing quality.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many Thanks!

Hi All

I'm trying to copy newly created .jpg files that start with capt and end in numbers, i.e. capt0468.JPG from a network drive \\\pix using a windows batch file. There are folders within the pix folder ,they look like the below and store jpg files

There are other jpg files that end in SM, MD, i.e. capt0430_MD or capt0430_SM within those folders - these are files I want to ignore.

Below is a windows batch file, I'm not sure where to start - hoping to get support here.

@echo off
set source="\\\pix\*"
set target="C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Images\img"

FOR /F "delims=" %%I IN ('DIR %source%\*.jpg /A:-D /O:-D /B') DO COPY %source%\"%%I" %target% & echo %%I & GOTO :END

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I found the windows batch file does not work and I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I'm forced to work on a legacy Access 2020 MDB application - and on my installation of Access 2010 I'm not able to import a .png or a .jpg file into an Image control.  I've done some research on the web and it appears that I need to install some Graphics Filters - if that is possible for Access 2010.  I cannot find the .png or the .jpg Graphics Filter files anywhere and I'm stumped as to how to expand my Access 2010 to work with png and jpg file formats.  I'd love some help here.  Thank you!
This past week i published my first app to the Google Play Store.  The app is now live and available for use.  

Now i would like to make two updates.  First, I'd like to change the contact email address associated with the app and second I want to remove one of the photos attached to the description.  Do i need to package up and resubmit again or is there a way to edit the live app profile?
Mfoldersy friend has given me a usb with thousands of files that has come from his broken iPhone.
the photos are important as they are  of family members who are no longer here.
any help of where to start etc would be appreciated on how to get the photos back in to photos / iTunes
This is using SuSE Enterpise server 11 with SP3. Recently, found quite a number of errors registered in /var/log/messages.

Please see the attached jpg file for the errors found in /var/log/messages. It looks like is related to samba.

BTW, what is the root cause? any way to resolve?
Problem Statement: Outlook click-to-run (version 1808 build 10730.20426) does not show all users photos. In the desktop app some user photos appear and some do not. All users photos work and view properly via Microsoft Teams, and OWA. So the issue is intermittent, some user photos download and display, and some don't.

Infrastructure: I have an O365 Hybrid Exchange 2016 CU14 Environment, and all mailbox's are migrated to EXO. We are up-to-date with Azure AD Connect, but we are not syncing photos via Active Directory On-Prem. 95% of the environment is on Win10 Hybrid-AD Join. 90% of users are running Exchange Cache-Mode in Outlook.

Additional Information: In the environment, our users upload their photos via DELVE/O365. They do this through outlook by going to FILE>OFFICE ACCOUNT>CHANGE PHOTO which then directs you to[insertuserguid]=editprofile.
#weird part# we have a vmware vdi environment, and outlook desktop user photos work and display perfectly just like TEAMS and OWA. It is only in this VDI environment that this issue doesn't persist.

Troubleshooting: All photos for users are updated in their user profiles in SPO. Photos do not appear in AZURE AD when viewing users properties. Have sent Fiddler traces and Outlook logging files to MSFT premier support, and they found nothing wrong in these logs.
I have looked over the MSFT user profile picture documentation here …
Using aspx web form with drop zone.
Let's say I want to upload the photos to c:\Photo\
How it works with the following codes in JS?

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="attachfile.aspx.cs" Inherits="services_prostandards_attachfile" %>
 <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html xmlns="">
    <head runat="server">
        <script src=""></script>
        <link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
        <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <form id="frmMain" runat="server">
              <script type="text/javascript">
                  Dropzone.options.myAwesomeDropzone =
                    paramName: "file", // The name that will be used to transfer the file
                    maxFilesize: 2, // MB
                    url: "/user/tasks/photoupload.aspx?tid=<%=Request.QueryString["tid"]%>"
<div id="my-awesome-dropzone" class="dropzone">
    <div class="fallback">
        <input name="file" type="file" multiple="multiple" runat="server"/>
        <input name="btnUpload" type="submit" /><br /><br />
        <asp:Label id="lblFallbackMessage" runat="server" />

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How to run python code using GPU rather than CPU?

I am using below code:

import cv2
vidcap = cv2.VideoCapture('Compton.mp4')
success,image =
count = 0
success = True
while success:
  success,image =
  cv2.imwrite("frame%d.jpg" % count, image)     # save frame as JPEG file
  if cv2.waitKey(10) == 27:                     # exit if Escape is hit
  count += 1

How do i run this code in GPU?
Hi, for quite some time I used Google Drive File Stream to sync/link my Windows Documents, Photos, Videos, etc., folders to GDrive.  I created folders named for those in GDrive, then pointed Windows' location to that location in GDrive (G:\My Drive\Desktop for example).  In the Drive File Stream app, these folders are all set to be 100% available offline.  

When I start Windows, I get an error stating that "G:\My Drive" is unavailable -- and desktop icons are missing, as well as any app icons I've pinned to taskbar.  

This wasn't always the case -- this is fairly new.  Previously the desktop and taskbar would appear as normal with all aspects in place.  Anyone have any ideas as to what could be going on?  

Thank you!

We have a DVD which contains a lot of photos.

The photos on the DVD are of type "PCD".

Is there any way of opening these files on Windows 10 PC without having to install an application?

If not, which application would you recommend?

In Google Photos, my photos are uploaded as original, because I don't want complression. My Google Drive is steadily filling up, but a big chunk of the space is taken up with motion photos (or Live Photos as Apple call them). I have now disabled motion photos in my phone's camera, because I don't use it anyway, but now I have tens of thousands of photos with motion enabled, taking valuable space in my Google Drive. I know that cropping a motion photo removes the motion from it, so is there a way to do this for all photos, without cropping?

This isn't something that Google will provide a feature for, because they don't want people to keep a lean Google Drive. But is there a script that can be utilised to recursively go through all photos and strip out the motion from all of them?

I am helping a client of mine with some AV issues. They have two desktops that are pushing out Powerpoint presentations to large flatscreens in a lobby area. But the problem here is the way they have the connections going to the large screens. If you notice in the photos they basically have pieced connections together to get something going on the Screens. I want to get a device that will take the display port coming off the desktops and go to a device that will connect the flatscreens and eliminate all this clutter. The client is reporting that the presentations tend to stop running and freeze up. I checked everything on the machine in relation to any hibernation or powering down etc etc. unless there is something Im missing i dont know what else can be done about it

I am using asp classic and freeASPupload to up load my files, i am also using highslide to resize on display,

i need to resize on upload, i have read there is a way to use highslide in conjunction with freeASPupload to do this but cant get it to work..

any help will be appreciated ty
Google Photos does not seem to replace the Local Galery included with my Samsung Android phone.

I wish the local gallery wasn't there as I would prefer to only use one seamlessly integrated online location for pictures rather than having both local and online storage.

Any assistance in making this whole local vs online photo storage thing a little easier whether Google or some other service would be greatly appreciated.
Attach pictures to a Facebook messenger message from an online folder or album.

I would like to be able to attach pictures to a Facebook message from an online folder or album, and not just from the hodgepodge of pictures that have somehow made it into the root of the local gallery on my phone.

The two online services that I am currently considering using are from Microsoft and from Google, but neither of those folders or albums seems to be accessible from my Android Galaxy Note 8 phone.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
I'm wondering if an existing video template with named placeholders allowing the user to select the options available and upload photos could be created online?
I am using the handlebars template in node.js. Currently, the thumbnail images from the database are displaying at a width and height of 70 which is specified in the code. See below. How can I allow the user to click on the image in handlebars and see a larger rendition of the photo?
The current images are too small to see but I would only like for them to be increased upon clicking them.

<img id="img" src="/uploads/{{photo_image}}" width="70" height="70">
I'm planning to use the export to Google CSV file to get contacts out of google for manipulating and then re-importing them.

The trouble I see currently is that the photos won't be likely to re-populate.

Does anyone have a tested solution for this?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
Active Directory photos are not all displaying in Outlook or on SharePoint or in Teams
I have a oracle table in which a column has image stored in BLOB datatype. Image types stored are TIFF,JPG,GIFF etc . I want to move data from this table and insert into another table with a BLOB column but i want to convert all images to only JPEG format and i want to compress the image size to 20KB and store in new table.

Please advise how to achieve this using some Oracle plsq program
I have a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera (see here)and although old and only 12MP it produces very good quality images.

I have been trying to use Aperture Priority mode with centre focusing and it seems no matter how low the f-stop is set I don't seem to be able to get a low depth-of-field - everything is in focus.

Can anyone suggest what stupid thing I have overlooked ?
I used to have HP image editor and inadvertently uninstalled it. It had superb editing features for editing scans of text documents. Is there some way to get it back on my system which is not an HP computer?
I working on a time critical task with some lawyers at one of our clients, in exporting certain emails from PST files which have corrupted files. My task is to try, on a best effort basis, repair - PDFs, DOCx, XLSx, JPEG files. If anyone know of any softwares you have worked with in the past in repairing such files, please send any info my way. Thank you 

Error examples:

XLSs:  Excel cannot open the file ... because the file format or file extention is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

PDF: There was an error opening this document. The files i damaged and could not be repaired.
PDF files are old like 2015, however I am able to open some other attachments from the same email with PDF so it should not be the fact that how old is it.

IMage file " JPG:  It appears that we dont support this file format. using windows image viewer.

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.