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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Before discarding an older XP computer I have transferred about 735 photos to a USB memory stick.
The photos are clearly visible on the XP machine as thumbnails.  However, when transferred to a memory stick
and the memory stick inserted into a relatively new Windows 10 computer I see the files but they are only showing
with a small icon so I cannot tell what each icon is without opening the file.  This would be extremely tedious.
Any ideas regarding what can be done?  Under properties it says the files are .jpg.
I am using an access database to handle scanning orders into folders as a PDF.  

The scan function works great.  It drops the image into a local file as a jpg, no problem.  
I open the jpg(s) in a report, which works.
I close the report, using acSaveYes, and this seems to be working correctly.
Where I run into issues (at least on the AccessRuntime side of things) is in this line

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "rptScan", acFormatPDF, "C:\TempScan\Report.pdf"

In the Runtime environment, I frequently get a 2046 error, and it stops.

If we rerun the process (sometimes multiple times) it goes through with the exact same results.

I added in a statement to try to get around this, by having it loop back to the portion of the code above in the Handle_err

    Select Case Err.Number
        Case 2046
            GoTo StartPDFConversion:  {the line above}
    End Select

Rather than loop, its still coming up with the 2046 error.    

I am using RT2013 as I was seeing too many bugs with RT2016.  

Is there a better way to force a retry of the PDF outputting code so that it just retries again?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

After running the Google PageSpeed Insights several times, one of the first things I get "dinged" on is "Serve images in next-gen formats".

I read the directions: I took the image into Photoshop and saved as JPEG 2000 but when I replace that image in my HTML, no images show. This is true for both my local machine and in Production.

Aside from:

  1. Changing the File format from .jpg to .jpf (in Photoshop)
  2. Replacing the HTML (e.g. image2.jpf)

Is there something I am missing?

Thanks for your help.

Can an iPhone 11 take a photo every second or two?

I want a high resolution photo from a stream of facial expressions, but find a video to be "lossy". So, I want highest resolution image, that of a still shot.

Can I time the camera to "push the shutter" every second?

iPhone 11 does not take High Resolution videos?

I have an iPhone 11 and take a video of myself with the back side of the phone, with 3+ cameras on it.

Record Rate: 4K at 60 fps
Record Slo-mo: 1080p at 240 fps
Camera Capture: High Efficiency

I take the video, then use Adobe Premiere to Export Frame.

The PNG I create looks blurry.

What am I doing wrong?

When I select small icons in the view tab of my pictures folder to view my pictures all I see is a listing of the photos Unlike the other 3 options Medium, Large, and Extra Large which display the pictures as it suppose to do. Why is this happening? How can this be fixed?

Thank you,

Basem Khawaja, R.Ph.
A client was having a Samsung S8 mobile phone, and he used SD encryption to encrypt the photos and media he has. Accidentally the phone was broken and is no longer working, so he bought a Samsung S9 mobile. When he put the SD card, the media are encrypted. The old phone (S8) is not working so we can decrypt the SD on the phone.

Any ideas on how to decrypt the SD card to work in S9?
attached one of the photos that are encrypted.
DB2 10.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a BLOB field in a table that has a photo stored in it.  There are 7 million rows and the table size is 490 GB.

We recently made changes to the system to store the photos on a file share instead and have the table hold a URL to that photo instead of the photo itself.

The developers re-purposed the BLOB field to hold the URL instead of creating a new VARCHAR field to do that.

I had assumed that the table size would shrink as the photos were replaced but so far we have replace 2.5 million photos with URL and I don't see any changes in the table size or the tablespace.

Is there a minimum  size that a BLOB will not go below?  Or do I have to REORG the table in order to see a change?

My Dad passed recently and I have a ton of videos he took of our family vacations to Florida mostly, but he also took video of local trips to see the Tall Ships, tailgating for The World Cup, family birthday parties for my nephews/nieces, graduations, etc.. Most of them begin and end with footage of him turning his camcorder on and then off with the camera pointed to the ground.  I'd like to create a Microsoft Access database that trims the first few seconds and the last few seconds from all videos contained in a certain folder on my hard drive.  All videos are now in MP4 format and the folder path will be populated in a textbox named txtFloridaTrips.  Can anyone assist in providing some code?  

So far I've been doing these edits manually in the Microsoft Photos app and after two weeks I'm only through 10 percent of the videos so I'd really like to expedite the process.
2D Grid Mock-Up

This concept contains an outdoor asphalt court area surrounded by grass, that could double as an area for people to gather, eat healthily, engage in commerce, etc.

The total asphalt surface should be 40' x 64' with court boundaries drawn in the center at 20' x 44'. The 10'  area around the drawn court boundaries could contain square tables strung together as well as separately and the area surrounding the asphalt surface would be grassy and could show people sitting in the grass.

I started this project by trying to mock it up using a 3d tool such as What I liked about this approach was that I could make further edits using that tool as well as hand-off harder edits to others. It would all be online this way thus preventing the need to upload and download file changes.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get past even the smallest of hurdles using that and so assistance ether finding the right tool or getting this started in some way would be greatly appreciated.
Need Facial Recognition for thousands of family photos

I have tens of thousands of family photos and need a Facial Recognition solution to help me organize them and access them by person.

I recall Picassa was pretty good, but hear it's been replaced by Google Photos.

Is I use Google Photos, do the photos remain on my disk? (I prefer that).

What other tools should I consider besides Google?

Lastly, I also hear that if you "invested" energy into Picassa by training it to recognize people, that work is deprecated and no longer usable from Google Photos. Is that true?

Can I adhere to a standard and protect myself from Google making another change and leaving all the training I expect to do in the dust?

Dear All,

I would like to know which CRM program is the easiest to use. Please, the list in the attached jpeg figure attached.

I am looking to choose in Microsoft Teams the best and easier CRM software to use for my co-workers.

Can you please advise?
Need MSPaint for the Mac

I have used PaintBrush many times in the past, since it is so quick and easy. But, it has a crappy bug where it does not save your file upon Save. I am giving up on that junkie program.

What options are there?

Doesn't Apple have one?

PhotoShop is (out of license) and too complex for simple graphics updates...

I use to generate the signature into png.
and I want to drop the signature into selected pdf.

I am able to complete and get png for the signature, but I do not know how to drop the png into selected pdf. Is any plug in c# i can use?
I am trying to create an Access form which allows the user to select a JPG file which then stores the image in a SQL Server table. I have the SQL Server table storing the data (if I insert it using a query) and displaying the save image, but I cannot figure out how to allow the user to select a file and read the data into the field. Here is the code I have to get the file NAME, but how do I get the file CONTENTS into the imgToolImage field?

Private Sub imgToolImage_Click()

    Dim fDialog As Office.FileDialog
    Dim strCompany As String
    Dim strFormName As String
    Dim strInitialFolder As String
    Dim strPathName As String
    Dim varFile As Variant

    Set fDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)

    With fDialog
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Title = "Please select the file you wish to attach."
        If .Show = True Then
            For Each varFile In .SelectedItems
                Me.imgToolImage.PictureData = varFile
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End With

    Set fDialog = Nothing

End Sub
I would like to know how make sure Amazon fire TV Stick screen saver does not stop after certain time frame. I have the screensaver to start after 10 minutes and then it starts playing when there is no activity on the screen meaning I am not watching anything but then it stops after an unknown period of time. I have a lot of pictures in my Amazon Photos which should not be a problem for the screen saver to to keep on playing endlessly until I am ready to watch something on FireTV Stick. Can someone help me please fix this problem?

Thank you,

Basem Khawaja, R.Ph.
I have a set of photos that where taken using a typical 35mm camera to be displayed on a website.  The jpg's are quite large and I'd like to reduced the size of each of the photos before uploading them.  Is there a to shrink the size of the files using Microsoft PowerShell?

If so,  please provide the code.

Hi, when I click on link "Comments" a modal popup opens up and shows content, therefore it does what it is supposed to.
Going to my issue:
In the first scenario, it happens what I want but some other code does not get implemented. In this case, I place the "@section" inside Index.cshtml and the modal popup is rendered in the middle of the page with some styling(which is what I want),  but the datatable and yadcf code above the @section does not seem to get executed(datatable filters not there).  I show this scenario in jpeg attached called "Modal Popup Centered".

On the other hand, in the second scenario, if I put the @section inside the "ViewAll" view the datatable works correctly, the modal popup come up as well, but it does not get the rest of the functionalities(like being centered and the style).  I show this second scenario in the jpeg called "Modal Popup Not Centered".

I would like to leave the code in the ViewAll view(second scenario) as this is the one related to the modal popup.  Also, when I do that the attached error comes up.  I looked the error up and it seems there may be some incompatibility?  If so, why would it work on the index page then?

Could you please help?  I spent lots of time trying to resolve the issue but was unsuccessful.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

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I would like to know if I am buying the right SD card for my DSLR Canon T3i. In the chart attached from Amazon it states that my CPU has to have 128GB of RAM. I only have 16 GB. Does that mean I will not be able to use the card to transfer content of the SD card onto my PC. Also what should I look for when buying a SD card? There are so many numbers on it . It gets confusing. Class 10 , The read/write speed, UHS class I, III. I just need something with large capacity and fast transfer to my PC . Also does the image quality of pictures or video depends on the camera it self and NOT the SD card. Please help me.

Thank you,

Basem Khawaja

SD Cards.JPG
Hi! I have:
1. Epson GT-S80
2. Dental Practice Management Application (Dentrix)
3. The Document system in this program appears to use the TWAIN driver from the Epson scanner.
4. A single page scan winds up being almost 5MB
     --- typical 200dpi color JPG photo scan should be around 500K

Is there somewhere I can go to get these scan file sizes lower?

I am using TWACK_32 to troubleshoot as well. When TWACK acquires and I save the result, it is also about 5MB per page.

I have tried everything I can think of in EPSON SCAN and WINDOWS SCANNER PROFILES.
 --- but maybe I missed something!

Any ideas?  Thanks!
-- Dasher
I am running out of space on my C drive.  The culprit is pictures.  What do you recommend I do to
improve this problem of space?  Regardless of where I transfer the pictures to I want to maintain easy access.
Some individuals have suggested the Cloud but I currently do not use the Cloud.
How to change attached file to be 512x512px?
Despite listening to "an Expert" (e.g. storing valuable data in the Cloud, or at least on three devices!) my brother has lost ALL his family photos stored on an USB External Seagate Drive Enclosure. (for the last 20 years!)

The USB device is detected within the OS (Windows 10), but displays the disk as Not Initialised, and also the size in Disk Management is 3.89GB and not 2TB.


1. Do I just send off to Recovery Firm ?

2. Try and do something myself, and if all fails Do 1. above ?

I've removed the disk from enclosure and luckily (I think ) the 2TB Seagate is a normal SATA device, and not a USB modified hard disk.

Any ideas to successfully recover, gets the points.

Interesting observation the disk makes a pulsing buzzing noise, like it's trying to spin up and stops, but does eventually get there....and power up this occurs via the original USB enclosure and a USB caddy system (USB).

I may connect direct to a SATA bus.
Hi all !
From the Facebook developer settings page, according to them, it is possible to recover some social data.
Except that, apart from
id, name, email, first_name, last_name
, nothing works.
So I have my ID, my name, my first names, my full name ... neither gender, nor birth, nor the website ... nothing works!

do you have an idea please?

function testAPI() {

  {"fields":"id, name, email, first_name, last_name, about, address, admin_notes, age_range, auth_method, birthday, can_review_measurement_request, education, favorite_athletes, favorite_teams, gender, hometown, inspirational_people, install_type, installed, interested_in, is_famedeeplinkinguser, is_shared_login, languages, link, location, meeting_for, middle_name, name_format, payment_pricepoints, political, profile_pic, public_key, quotes, relationship_status, religion, security_settings, shared_login_upgrade_required_by, short_name, significant_other, sports, test_group, token_for_business, video_upload_limits, viewer_can_send_gift, website, work, accounts, ad_studies, adaccounts, albums, applications, apprequestformerrecipients, apprequests, assigned_ad_accounts, assigned_business_asset_groups, assigned_pages, assigned_product_catalogs, books, business_users, businesses, checkins, conversations, cover, UserCoverPhoto, custom_labels, domains, events, family, feed, friendlists, friendrequests, friends, games, groups, ids_for_apps, ids_for_business, 

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I need to make a poster / image of text that mimics old dot-matrix text printer output.

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.