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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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.

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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
Oh dear experts,
I need the attached bmp whit transparent background,
hope you experts help me out
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 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?
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.

Hi, is there software or an app that will take a photo of a handwritten message, be it on any light coloured paper, and convert it to line art automatically so that what is produced is somebody's handwriting on a white/transparent background? For example, I write a note on a piece of paper, photograph it with my phone and upload it to a website or run it through some software to produce an image of my handwriting in black on a white/transparent background.
I need to use Photoshop CC to elect an object and place a darker border around it.

For example, this image...

typical object
How do I do this in an automated way? I do not want to draw the lines myself, with the line tool.

Hello Experts,
We have jpg, jpeg, tiff AND BMP formats for images.
using c# how can I do to programatically add names or titles to each image?
If possible a source code exanple with the main instructions.
Oh men!,
How to change background color to a bitmap

I have Corel  X 7 and photo paint
Im atach the bitmap please you guys!
Recently my hard drive failed.  I was however able to recover my system by restoring a Carbonite disk image.   All seemed well until I tried to open a  .pdf or .jpg AFTER the restore.

The following message is generated when I try to open a .pdf:

Adobe Acrobat Reader could not open '<file name>.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type of because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).

The following message is generated when I try to open a .jpg:

Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn't support this file format, or you don't have the latest updates to Photo Viewer.

My computer is a Dell XPs (6 years old) which is running Windows 7 Home Premium as its OS.

Also, the hard drive that failed was a 1 TB drive and was replaced with a 2 TB drive.  I had to use "diskpart" to allow the file system to recognize all of the new drive's increased disk space.

What could have caused the corruption of these types of files (they seem to be the only ones affected) and is there any way to fix them.
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According to this...

I should have the option:

"Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Compress Pictures."

Is this not supported on Word 2017 Mac?

I need to compress the images.

I have an 85 page Word Document with 85 images, and when I convert it to PDF the file size becomes 1.33 GB!

That is totally unacceptable.

I am flummoxed that the file could never be so huge. These image are in the size range of 1MB to 10 MB.

Are there different file formats I could use that convert better?

How do I reduce the resolution to those images? I am hoping for a Word feature that lets me reduce resolution inside Word versus me needing to handle each image outside of Word, which will take the whole day.

I often need to publish one - thirty jpg photos. I do have a website exclusively for this purpose. I am definitely not doing things the easy way.  I first must size the photos, then bring them into a program that assembles them into a mini album then publishes them. The program that I currently use is IRFANVIEW.  I am 99% sure that there is a free or next to free site that will enable me to perform this process MUCH easier. Can any Expert recommend one or two sites that are relatively troublefree for me? I would appreciate it.
Is there an easy way without using the WWW to get background/foreground colors from the image itself that I am editing?
I need to adjust image sizes manually for the rime being, since I do not yet know how to maintain aspect ratio on size reduction.

So, I need some measurement tool for the X and for the Y.

Does that exist?
I see that neat feature too Place an image, but when I try and shrink if from the top corner, the aspect ration changes, making the image useless.

How do I adjust the size and force to to remain true?


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.