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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

Hello to everyone,

I'm looking for some good alternatives to AKVIS and FotoSketcher tools. I'm looking for a tool that can convert a lot of pictures (usually extracted from old movies) into paintings. What I really need is to find is a particular graphic / effect / style to apply to the original photos that can hide / alter enough the the facial features of the actors because I don't want that they are recognizable. I don't want to apply tecniques like the masking or the tracking to isolate and change only the faces. It took too much time. And,since I need to elaborate a LOT of images,I need also that the tool can elaborate multiple pictures with a batch process.
I have a collection of about 10,000 photos taken in my travels to various countries and they have been set up to be randomly shown as my desktop picture. My problem is that I often don't remember where the photo in use was taken and I'm hoping to find a way or an app that would display that location in a corner of the wallpaper.  The 'Photos' app knows where they were taken so it should be possible. I'm looking for a solution for my desktop, can anyone help me out?
Windows 10 photos are gone after I attempted to move the folder where the photos are located from c:\Users\<username>\Photos to a USB drive 256GB module   E:\Photos. When I did this, all of the photos on the c: drive disappeared even though it said it was going to move them.

A coloured image has 3 values (R,G,B) so how the three values are stored in the matrix?

1-My understanding is that in every cell of the matrix, there is one value so I am wondering how Jpeg for example store the three values?
2-If I have an image and I would like to see the whole matrix (all the colour values) is there a program that convert the image to a text file hat has all the colour values of the image?

Thank you
Need to remove the blackout from a picture
Hi All

Do we have any way to find out about the image quality using  tensorflow.
Actually I need high quality image to be accepted and need to reject the rest one.

Please share any advice on same.

(Object reference not set to an instance of an object)

The following code (sometimes) give the above error only if the file is a (multi page tiff file with a large number of pages)  e.g.  400 pages or 500 pages. Not on a specific page.
and when I check     PictureBox1.Image     I find it = null!
If I reRun my software it works fine on the same page that it stopped on.
I feel it is something related to memory   (e.g.   executing the next line before full load .....)
Any help is appreciated.

PictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile("C:\ImgFolder\ImageName.tif")
Dim NoOfPages As Long = PictureBox1.Image.GetFrameCount(Imaging.FrameDimension.Page)

For J = ImagePageFrom - 1 To ImagePageTO - 1
       PictureBox1.Image.SelectActiveFrame(Imaging.FrameDimension.Page, J)    'the error is on this line
       PictureBox1.Image.Save("C:\ImgFolder\ImageName.Gif", Imaging.ImageFormat.Gif)
PictureBox1.Image = Nothing
I am getting error when installing a program in windows 10. I have attached a screen shot.

How can i obtain the dimensions of a jpg image before displaying it on the page?

For example:

I want to use the dimension info to display the image with a certain surface area, so I would need to know the aspect ratio first.

For example, what is the code to display the image with an area of say 160k pixels ?

I am trying to copy over a photo library approx 14GB from a mac hard drive connected via external usb connection to my desktop on my macbook.
The hard drive keeps freezing up whenever I try to copy it via finder. I also tried to do first aid on the drive via Disk Utility. My guess is that the hard drive is very close to failure but I can browse the files and folders. How can I get these photos recovered?
I want to simulate panoramic image functionality, physically accurate with the Unreal Engine 4 (UE4).
Similar to the functionality in smartphones today, but in two axis (the camera is also turned vertically).

Known is the horizontal / vertical FOV of the camera lens (eg. 18 degree horiz., and 24 degree vert.), and that of the panorama (eg. 150° horiz., and 80° vert.).

The problem is, no matter how wide the FOV is set in an unreal engine camera (e.g. 150° horiz., and 80° vert.), the engine seems to straighten the curves that are immanent in wide angle / panoramic images.

How can I get the real, not corrected image, with the typical (spheric) distortion?

Here a simplified example (attachment:
The black lines show two walls from the top view. The camera is mounted a bit above the wall's height.
Although the FOV of the camera is very large, it shows the two lines parallel:

The blue lines are representing the desired and resulting look of the walls, if the scenery isStraightened view vs. Panorama view scanned as a panorama.
So i have a SharePoint Word Doc that has a jpg. When i look at it in Word Online (Office 365) the image is shifted to the right. I see the margin on the left but no margin on the right. When i view it in the Word App it looks correct (e.g. it's centered and takes up the full page).
I wish I could find simple example C++ code to read a JPG file from the disk and put it in the clipboard.
Windows, MFC, VS2017.
I have Excel 2007.

In source.csv I copy all cells, the paste it into destination.xlsx using Paste Special -> Paste Values Only

Link shows up correct where I can click on the hyperlink

Main Image should show the image instead of the text value.

Seller should be a hyperlink where I can click on the hyperlink.

I want to be able to copy multiple fields in source.csv and paste them into destination.xlsx where Link and Seller shows up as a clickable hyperlinks, and Main Image shows the image within Excel and not text value.

How can I get Main Image to show up as an image correctly and Seller as a clickable hyperlink inside destination.xlsx by copying and pasting from source.csv?
Hello, i hope i am on the right board here, i dont know where exactly this is supposed to be.
I want to convert an image to .xbm (binary bitmap) because i need the image in hex format to display it through an ESP32.
Does .xbm allow colored images? My display is B/W/R, so i would be grateful for any option at all to be able to get an image to this format and keeping its red color channel.
Thanks in advance.
Can anyone help me solve below problem:

I have over 2000 png images saved in different files on my computer. I want to write a VBScript function that does something like go to a particular folder and iteratively copy-paste all the png files in that folder to a PDF file or word document .

1. The header before pasting the png files in the word document should be same as the folder name.
2.  The .png files should be inserted in order of when they got created. That is the first created .png file will be first inserted and the last will be last inserted in the word or PDF file.
3. Upon successful copy of all the .png files in this folder,  the folder should be deleted.

Any assistance if this is possible will be appreciated
Would like to merge multiple files of varying file types into one PDF.  These files are being uploaded to an Amazon S3 bucket.  Need a way to just select the files I need via a web interface on my website and output the files into 1 PDF.  Is there code or scripts anyone can recommend to accomplish this task?  Some file type examples needing to be merged into 1 PDF would be JPEG, PNG, and PDF.

Code I am working in is basic .NET C#

Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks!
New Android Phone - which was used to take around 100 pictures, however, I transferred them all to a Win 10 machine - but they all appear as thumbnails?

(native Android photo app seemed to be set at 13MP)
I would really like to understand what is going on here --

Background:  We print thousands of labels daily using both thermal-transfer and inkjet printers.  All of these labels are custom designed, mostly in Loftware Label Manager Design32 software.  Most of these labels include "standardized" elements which we save as image files and then link to in the label design templates.  Many of these standardized elements have been in use for four or five years; all are saved as .png image files.

Yesterday, I upgraded to the most current version of the Loftware applications and quickly found out that it was unable to properly display these images.  Generally speaking, they would be cut off width-wise.  So, for example, an image that was supposed to show "REF" surrounded by a bordering box displayed as "RE" with the right side of the box cutoff as well as the F.  Note that it didn't matter how big I made the bounding box; the image was still cut off.  Even the image selection preview window shows the image cut off.

Some investigation revealed that these images were displayed properly by Windows Explorer as well as Windows Photo Viewer whereas Irfanview displays just a black box of the correct dimensions.  

I found that if I open the image in Paint and then simply re-save it (still as .png), both Irfanview and Loftware now display the image correctly.

I'd like to understand what is happening here.  Anyone have any ideas?

I've attached one of the images in question.
When a user is exporting images using K-Pacs Workstation 1.6.0 the images mostly show up in dcm format. Is there a way to make them default export to jpeg or another more readable format?
Looking for desktop application to create PDF catalog (letter size) of photo images (thumbnails), six per page or more or less, with custom caption (file name normally) for each image.  A catalog with 600 images would be 100 pages long with six photos (3 up and 2 across) per page.  There should be a way to customize the header and footer.
I have created labels using access 2010.  They have 4 across and 13 down.   Everything looks good except I inserted a picture on the label and it's only showing up on 32-42 of the labels.  There are 52 labels going across then down.  so the last 10-18 won't have the picture on them.  why would it do this??

I am closing this question.   I had compacted and repaired the db and then opened it again and same problem.  But after a reboot overnight, it was working fine. I'm chalking this up to gremlins in the code.  Have a great day!
I was actually trying to do read an image, do object detection on it and write a new image that has detected objects marked in it. A new image does indeed get saved in the working directory but I am unable to open it using cv2 or using any of the image displaying softwares on fedora. i tried uploading it to a photo uploading site and it displays properly. I did go through the stack overflow, they say the issue was regarding trying to read a png image using a jpeg reader and as per what i could understand i tried installing libpng but still does not work.Would be grateful if someone could help me with it. Here is the code I have tried:

from imageai.Detection import ObjectDetection
import os
import cv2

execution_path = os.getcwd()

detector = ObjectDetection()
detector.setModelPath( os.path.join(execution_path , "resnet50_coco_best_v2.0.1.h5"))
detections = detector.detectObjectsFromImage(input_image=os.path.join(execution_path , "car.jpg"), output_image_path=os.path.join(execution_path , "imagenew.jpg"))

for eachObject in detections:
    print(eachObject["name"] + " : " + eachObject["percentage_probability"] )
HI all,

Could any can tell me how to find out SVG images in ms word using vba.
Dear All

             Iphone 8 plus with IOS 11.4 after connect usb cable to window 10 computer, click the iphone icon in my computer, it show empty, i have tried to connect with 2 other iphones, and it could show the photos in the iphone device, any idea why the iphone 8 plus show empty ?


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.