How to Create a Full-Disk Backup of Your PC with Macrium Reflect

Posted on September 5, 2017. Filed under: backups, Freeware/Shareware, imaging | Tags: , , , , |

How-To Geek has a post: Microsoft announced that System Image Backups will be deprecated in Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update. The feature is still available, but it is no longer actively being developed and may be removed in a future release of Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft recommends you use a third-party tool to create full system images of your PC.

Source: How to Create a Full-Disk Backup of Your PC with Macrium Reflect

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How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Posted on April 7, 2017. Filed under: backups, imaging, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: The built-in backup utilities in Windows are pretty solid. Let’s take a look at how to create a full backup image of your PC without the need for a third party utility.

Source: How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

This is a good idea to do BEFORE the coming Windows 10 update!

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TSR Watermark Image Software

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

TSR Watermark Image Software is for Photo protection using watermarks and is freeware for personal use.

Recommended by Dave’s Computer Tips.

Free for personal use only.

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Image Print Wizard for posters

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, printing | Tags: , , , , , , |

Image Print Wizard lets you print your picture to multiple pages and tape/paste them together to get a larger version.

 

 

Freeware recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Disk2vhd

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, imaging, Virtual systems | Tags: , , , |

Disk2vhd is a “Free Sysinternals application Disk2vhd takes a snapshot of your PC, and turns it into a Microsoft Virtual PC virtual hard drive—while your system is up and running.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Hot Image Your PC’s Hard Drive with DriveImage XML

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: backups, Freeware/Shareware, imaging | Tags: , , , , , |

Lifehacker tells you how to Hot Image Your PC’s Hard Drive with DriveImage XML.

Freeware DriveImage XML will create an exact image of your hard drive even while you are working on it.

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How to mount a Win7 system image

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Tutorials, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips Newsletter – Issue #54 has the steps to mount a Windows 7 system image.

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How to create a system image in Windows 7

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Tutorials, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips Newsletter – Issue #52 has the steps to create a basic system image with just Windows 7.

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Create A Complete Backup And Restore Image With Windows Vista.

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: backups, imaging, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , |

Internet Fixes tells you how to Create A Complete Backup And Restore Image With Windows Vista..

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Go2Convert: Universal Image Conversion Tool

Posted on October 24, 2009. Filed under: Files, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

Go2Convert: Universal Image Conversion Tool is a post on MakeUseOf for changing the format (and the size, if you like) of a photo or image.

Features:

  • Universal image converter.
  • Convert an image into more than 100 different image formats including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG,  PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG and others.
  • Convert images up to 5 MB in size.
  • Resize the output image for use as an avatar, as a thumbnail, for messages boards or other bigger sizes.
  • Free, no need to sign up or enter your email.
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Online Gradient Image Maker

Posted on March 20, 2009. Filed under: Graphics, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on the Online Gradient Image Maker.

Online Gradient Image Maker is “a comprehensive tool for generating web graphics, that ranges from a simple 1px wide/tall image for css repeating, to a complex 3D like images with text, reflections and other visual effects, which are more suited for buttons, tabs, banners and other web elements.”

It also does corners!  (For web pages, not bedsheets…)

OGIM features

  • 7 gradient types and 9 color transition points.
  • Image Round-it corner function.
  • Gradient shift and split.
  • 4 types of variable image border with optional hatch rendering.
  • 8 types of stripes with variable width, spacing, shadow, opacity control, 2 points gradient with 5 alternating color sets.
  • Comprehensive image slicing functionality.
  • Undo/Redo function.

Text-It features (requires free account)

  • 10 layers of text and/or external image drawings (optionally mixed).
  • 60 built-in (including 10 symbol) fonts and 1 custom uploaded.
  • Standard text styling – bold, italic, underline and multi-lined text alignment.
  • Font face hatch or style with any external pattern image.
  • 2 color gradient for text rendering with optional “hard” shadow, 3D fill, opacity control and gradient slide.
  • Horizontal text warp, scale.
  • Create any number of custom styles.
  • Render text in any language.
  • Video tutorials and online help available.
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Photology finds images in huge image libraries

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, searching, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

freewaregenius has a post on Photology: automagically finds images in huge image libraries

Description: Photology is a free image management program designed to navigate large image libraries and find images without the need for tagging or for organizing by folder structure. Instead, Photology scans all images and applies a number of innovative filters such as faces, color, location, time of day, exposure, etc. to find results.”

Windows XP SP2, Vista.  Freeware.

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Lightbox Image Editor for editing photos

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightbox Image Editor.  “If all you need is basic editing features like print,crop, resize, advanced red-eye removal, in addition to fast and intuitive photo enhancement features then Lightbox Free is for you. It’s free and doesn’t nag. Just download it and run it. Then get professional-level results in minutes.”

A more advanced pay version is available also.

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Backup and Restore Image with Vista

Posted on September 8, 2008. Filed under: backups, Help, imaging, Utilities, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , |

Internet Fixes has instructions on how to do a complete backup and restore image in Vista.

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DriveImage XML backup software

Posted on May 6, 2008. Filed under: backups, Freeware/Shareware, imaging | Tags: , , , , , , |

DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. And it’s free!

The program allows you to:

  • Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
  • Browse these images, view and extract files
  • Restore these images to the same or a different drive
  • Copy directly from drive to drive
  • Schedule automatic backups with your Task Scheduler
  • Image creation uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe “hot images” even from drives currently in use.

    Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless backup!

    Restore images to drives without having to reboot.

    DriveImage XML runs under Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista only. The program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS.

    In case of emergency (or other reasons) you can run DriveImage XML from a WinPE boot CD-ROM.

    [update 2008/6/12]

    A Softpedia review of a test using XP and Vista had a little trouble with Vista, but still managed a backup.

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    Imaging freeware: SelfImage

    Posted on November 20, 2007. Filed under: backups, Everything, Hardware, imaging, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    A backup is just a copy of whatever you select.   An “image” is a complete copy, usually of your entire hard drive, exactly as it is at that moment.  An image is more complete, but takes longer.  Still, an image allows you to re-create your hard driveSelfImage is freeware and open source software.  Free Download a Day has a description of SelfImage.

    “There are bunches of tools out there that will let you create an image of a hard drive. SelfImage will let you create an image of a partition that is currently in use. Many disk imaging apps, like Ghost, require that you boot from a floppy or a CD rather than from the hard drive if you’re going to make a copy of that drive, but not SelfImage.”

    The advantage of being “open source” is that a lot of people are able to improve and update the software, so it’s more likely to continue into the future.

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