Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online – Clipping Magic

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Clipping Magic lets you remove the background image from photos using an online service.

“Features:
A user friendly web application.
Lets you remove backgrounds of images.
Lets you specify the areas of objects and backgrounds.
Provides resultant image in PNG format.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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PhotoFilmStrip – Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

PhotoFilmStrip lets you create Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD from individual photos.  Make a movie from your still shots.

{note: in the header, upper right, look for the “en” to change the text of the site into English, if necessary}

Recommended by FreewareGenius.

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PhotoFunia

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Avatars, Fun, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PhotoFunia lets you add art effects to photos.

Good place to create a new avatar for someone!

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Remove People From Photos Automatically

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Graphics, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Jake Ludlington tells how to Remove People From Photos Automatically using the online editing site Snapmania.

Basically, you use Tourist Remover, a function of Snapmania that combines the unmoving features of several identical shots to eliminate the changing elements (which are presumed to be the tourists).

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How to Make a People-Free Photo in a Crowded Place

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Graphics, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , |

Shutterstock tells How to Make a People-Free Photo in a Crowded Place using Adobe PhotoShop CS3 Extended.

Recommended by Lifehacker as a good tip.

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everystockphoto – searching free photos & graphics

Posted on June 9, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

everystockphoto is a good source of free (and pay) photos and graphics.

Signup is required. You can limit your search to free photos/graphics. License for the freebies is for use only; you cannot resell or incorporate these into another art product.

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How to recover deleted photos from your SD card

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

ZDNet has a post on How to recover deleted photos from your SD card.

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WaterMark.ws: Add Watermarks To Photos

Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on WaterMark.ws which lets you Add Watermarks To Photos Online.

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MyCast your digital media with Orb

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: MP3, Music, Sound, Video, viewers | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MyCast your digital media with Orb 2.0 remote pc access software.

“Orb provides the ability to “MyCast”. MyCasting gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. MyCasting is media anywhere.”

Freeware. Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home or Professional) with Service Pack 2, or Windows XP Media Center Edition (2004 or 2005), Wii, PS3 and Xbox.

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100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

Virtual Hosting Blog suggests 100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images.

It helps to be able to illustrate your documents/web pages/presentations with photos and graphics.  Here are sources of material you can legally use in all sorts of categories.

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Turn Your Cellphone Into A Copy Machine

Posted on April 6, 2009. Filed under: Phones, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how to Turn Your Cellphone Into A Copy Machine.

Some very practical advice on what can and cannot be done, and how to work around it, when using your phone’s camera to take shots of something you need a copy of.

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Free Clip Art & Photos

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Ask Bob Rankin has a post on Free Clip Art.

Several useful sites are listed for public domain and open license clip art and photos.

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How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website

Posted on March 8, 2009. Filed under: blogging, File conversion, Files, Fonts, Google, Graphics, Help, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, MP3, Music, PDF, podcasting, presentation, RSS, sharing, spreadsheet, Techniques, Tutorials, Video, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website is a Digital Inspiration post with practical instructions on how to handle RSS feeds, videos, audio, photos and slideshows, web albums, events from Google Calendar, very large photos, charts and graphs, animated gifs and screencasts, chat functions, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheet data, PDF files, Flash (SWF or FLV files), LinkedIn profile, Google Maps, another webpage, Windows Media or QuickTime movies, other fonts, and FriendFeed lifestreams.

Whew!

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PiZap: Editing Pictures For Funny results

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Fun, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on PiZap, for when you don’t want to spend more than a couple of minutes and want to edit a photo to be more “funny” or “amusing”, PiZap is the way to go. Using PiZap is very simple and quick since they don’t require to register. Just upload your photo and start editing pictures for fun.

PiZap allows you to:

* Put text in your photos.
* Put stickers in your photo.
* Use effects like Sepia, Black & White, Blur, Emboss.
* Paint over a part of your photo with any color and brush size.
* Download your edited photos and also submit it to the PiZap public gallery.
* One-Click drag and drop editing.
* Ability to embed the edited image on any website.
* Send edited image as an e-card or share it on any of the major social networks.
* Buy a print of your image on mugs, t-shirts or any of the other 20 products.

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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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CreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

Posted on December 7, 2008. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post onCreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

Ever see a photo that looks “more real than real”?  So detailed and sharp that it looks kind of unnatural but in a really good way?

That’s probably HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, which is a technique used to improve photo quality so that everything stands out in sharp and bright detail.

This online service lets you:

  • Generate HDR images online.
  • Use it as many times as you like.
  • Supported image formats: JPG only.
  • Maximum allowed image size 6 MB
  • Flickr integration coming soon.
  • No sign up needed.
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Image Composite Editor ICE says a stitch in time…

Posted on October 28, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor ICE “is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The application takes a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location and creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all the source images at full resolution. The stitched panorama can be saved in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats like HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom.”

Features

  • State-of-the-art stitching algorithms automaticaly place source images and determine panorama type
  • Advanced orientation adjustment view allows planar, cylindrical, and spherical projections
  • Support for different types of camera motion
  • Excellent exposure blending using Microsoft Research fast Poisson algorithm
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • No image size limitation – stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems such as 64-bit Vista
  • Output in a wide variety of image formats:

Support

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is provided free of charge and without official support. However, if you have questions or issues with Image Composite Editor, you may find help at the Image Composite Editor Forum, which is monitored by the developers and provides community-based support.

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Textorizer: Create Arty SVG Images Made of Words

Posted on October 7, 2008. Filed under: Fun, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf posts about an interesting online service called Textorizer: take words of your choice — say, from your blog or life story or whatever – and use them to create a graphic based on a photo or graphic you provide.


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Gizmo’s Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s TechSupportAlert does detailed reviews and is a great source of information.

For digital photography, check out Gizmo’s – Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software.

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