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Photos / Graphics Software

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop dominates the market. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.

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Can anyone recommend a really good duplicate image finder that can compare some 100gb of photos by metadata e.g. exact date and time taken of the original photo rather than the name of the photo (as some of my photos might have different names after I changed them but they are the same photos).

Also is there a way of seeing a visual depiction of all the photos taken in a heat map style so I can see where there are large gaps (e.g. 1-2 months) where no photos are?

Also I am capable of doing a google search myself so what I am really looking for are recommendations based on what people have actually used and not opinions based on what they have read on a web site (as I capable of reading a blurb too).  Thanks.
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Looking an an easy or automated way to put borders around pictures, black borders. In the perfect world would like to "select" all the pictures and "simply apply" the chosen black border to them. Possible? How? Thanks!
I need to draw straight lines with arrows onto an existing graph image.

see attached


So, I need to draw a line, but use arrowheads mid-line using PhotoShop..
I had created metadata tags for all of my photos before I had them imported into photos for the Mac. I would like to auto create albums based on the tags in the photos.

I know I can do this with SmartAlbums, but those don’t transfer to mobile or other Macs so I need real albums.

I was thinking with AppleScript I could do something but not proficient there.  Maybe created the Smart Albums from the tags then create albums from all the smart albums?

  I am new into digital photos and cameras.

  I need to take pictures of car dealers inventory and be able to use those pictures for social media and selling the cars.    So basically it should be with good quality and low size.

 Please recommend me cheap/good camera for this use and a software for basic photos enhancements/editing.

  It is a used car dealers.


   Joe Echavarria
what would be some of the recommended greeting cards software or platforms (paid or free) that we can use in a company such that individual user can also create their own customized greeting card?
Any idea how to print all drawings in a DWG file ?

A user I support has pictures he would like to have an expert airbrush or improve using Photoshop.

What are some good businesses or individuals who will do this?
The user, a professional art photographer,  wants to get an iMac Pro.  

They have a large Lightroom catalog of photos that they work on - over 150,000 photos.  They do all their adjustments in Lightroom
, and don't use Photoshop (although they may want to in the future)  Lightroom needs to display several hundred previews that can be scrolled at a time, and they would like the previews to scroll quickly.

So - although they are looking for fast display of multiple images, they are not doing any video editing, 3D rendering, or VR.

They already have a 2.5 year old iMac with i7, 16 GB of RAM, and the video circuitry with (I don't recall) maybe 2 GB of VRAM

I was going to recommend an iMac Pro bumped to 64GB RAM, and the Radeon Pro Vega with 64 of VRAM.

I am not sure if increasing the configuration to 10-core Zeon will make a significant difference with Lightroom or Photoshop in the future.

Any advice on the most satisfying configuration for the iMac Pro?

Hi experts , my client wants to clean up a nas drive with approximately 900gb , about 450GB are duplicates.
A program we have looked at is  duplicate photo cleaner. The customer has to manually go through the duplicates.

anyone had experience with this and would they recommend this or another?
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I have a bunch of JPG's and need to reduce their file sizes significantly. What tool can do this for me?

I also have PNG files which I need to convert into small JPG files. Is there a tool for each?

Hi Experts,

I am readying a Logo to be registered as a trademark.

Currently my JPG file is 72 dpi - I need to change it to 300 dpi.
I don't have any commercial graphics software such as Photoshop.

The colour space needs to be sRGB - I don't know how to confirm that.

I've attached my file.

I have an Adobe Illustrator folder that contains the .ai file, PDF and other formats.

I need to upload a PDF book cover to a website to print copies of the book. But I get this error:

FONTS NOT EMBEDDED IN THE PDF: We require that all fonts be embedded. Please submit a new file with all fonts embedded. You may refer to the File Creation Guide for further instructions on creating a compliant PDF.

I have Adobe Actobat Pro on my machine, and presume I can add the 7 fonts contained in the Fonts folder to the PDF.

How do I do this?

I need a free program to reduce the size (MB) of a video taken by mobile for Android and Windows 7.
Is the word "pixelated" ?

In the early days of computing, when image resolution was very bad, image were drawn in little squares. And i need the name of that kind of drawing.

Is is pixelated? Or is it another word?
I get a daily dilbert cartoon in my inbox. I save some of them. Right click, save image.  I can choose png, gif, bmp, jpg and maybe some other formats.

Any thoughts on which to choose? At least for these types of web images.  Not for something like a 4K high res image.

 I'd like to keep it small, but as clear as original / no loss of quality.
How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat product). The member requested step-by-step instructions. This 5-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial provides detailed steps showing how to do it.

1. Open the PDF file and view the Tools

Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Click either:

the View>Tools>Fill & Sign>Open menu


the sideways triangle on the right side to open the Tools panel.


2. Run the Fill & Sign tool

If you used the first method in Step 1, the Fill & Sign tool will be open.

If you used the second method in Step 1, click the Fill & Sign tool in the Tools panel to open it.

Either way, you'll have this:


3. Click the sign tool, which is the pen tip

Click the tip of the pen, which brings up the Add Signature and Add Initials choices.

Click Add Signature.


4. Select Type or Draw or Image

Click the Type or Draw or Image icon (default is Type).

Enter your signature, depending on the choice you made above.


5. Place your signature

Position the mouse on the page and left-click to place the signature.

Use the sizing handle in the lower right corner, if desired, to size the signature.


6. To edit/change signature, delete it and create new one

There is no way to edit/change the signature, so delete it and create a new one, if needed.

Click the minus sign to delete it, then start over at Step 3.


7. Save the file with the signature

After placing the signature, do a File>Save or Save As to save the file with your signature.

That's it! If you find this video to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up
I could use some help with creating a poster.  Basically I need to take a picture of an iphone and blow it up so that it is poster size.  The size of the poster would be to fit over a regular door.  So like 36" x 80".  Can I do that without any special programs and without losing resolution on the picture?  If someone could coach me with steps... I would be forever grateful.   We do have a wide format printer with 36" paper... so I do have a method to print it... I just need to know how to create it!   THANK YOU!
I used the PhotoShop slice tool to make 40 images from the 8X5 matrix, out of one image. I will use these images, side by side, and display them as puzzle pieces making up the one large image.

PhotoShop create GIF files. Why did it create GIF's?

I have made a few animated GIF's and understand that multiple image can fit into on GIF.

Curious why PhotoShop made this a GIF.

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What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video.

If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, it may be because of corrupt metadata (likely) or corrupt data files, such as bad PDFs (much less likely, but possible). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to use a utility called CheckPPFolders that ships with all releases of PaperPort 12 and PaperPort 14. CheckPPFolders is able to remove all PaperPort metadata, as well as identify problem files that may be causing PaperPort to crash, hang, or fail to start. PaperPort will rebuild the metadata, but there are two caveats. First, Folder Color and Folder Notes are in the MaxDesk.ini files, so you will lose those — and there's no easy way to retain the colors and notes. Thus, if you make heavy use of Folder Color and Folder Notes, you may want to uncheck them in the metadata cleaner dialog (see the third checkbox in the last screenshot in Step 2 below), especially since it's unlikely for those metadata files to be the culprit. Second, rebuilding all of the metadata is fast, except for the SearchVerity folders, which are the indexes for All-in-One Search. Rebuilding those can take a very long time, so you may want to try not removing them, at least the first time that you run CheckPPFolders (see the fourth checkbox in the last screenshot in Step 2 below).

1. Find the CheckPPFolders.exe file

I have the online manual, but can not read the buttons described in it.


For example, page 74 seems to discuss deleting images. But look at the button in the manual. Even with reading glasses I can not identify the button on the phone.

Please explain how to delete all images but with clear simple instructions.

I'd like to turn this image into an icon using PhotoShop CC.

Please explain how. I'll need to play with it to het it to the right size.

I see I can simply adjust the Width value and the aspect ration is maintained.

Is this the right way to do it? I notice the size of the canvas dd not change to the small size.

When I try and reduce the canvas size to match, I get the attached

Clipping error.

We are trying to get software recommendations capable of making an image like the one presented in this question.

Any help would be appreciated.

I need to adjust the height of the canvas.

How do I do that?
I can center a box at the center of the canvas, but that was an exercise. I really ned to center a bung of boxes along the centerline.

I also ned to select an individual box so I can move it up to down to align it visually to the place I want it.


Photos / Graphics Software

Photo and imaging software is used to edit and compose raster images; Adobe Photoshop dominates the market. Common actions include cropping, slicing, retouching, color replacement, masking and erasing. Other programs include GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixlr, PhotoScape, Picasa and IrfanView.