Capture Pictures from DVD Movies in Windows Media Player

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

digital inspiration has instructions on how to Capture Pictures from DVD Movie Scenes in Windows Media Player.

Note: if you have trouble with these instructions, check the comments where some people also had trouble and worked out some solutions.

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Picture2icon converts pictures to tiny icons

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

Picture2icon “is a wonderful tool for converting images or digital photos in to Windows icons. Easy Picture2Icon make it possible to use any graphical editor to produce icons. Because Easy Picture2Icon has the ability to convert digital pictures in the formats BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG and PNG to Windows icons (ICO). Easy Picture2Icon has support for making transparent icons and the user can choose which color to make transparent. With this picture to icon converter it is possible to make icon files that contain multiple icons of different sizes in the right timing.”

Images formats that can be converted to Windows icons (.ico files) are:
BMP, Bitmap
GIF, Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG, JPG, Joint Photographic Experts Group
PNG, Portable Network Graphics

For Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista.

Convert your avatar or logo into an icon!

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WebCam freeware

Posted on August 15, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

LifeHacker has a collection of freeware to increase the use of your webcam.

Motion-sensing security camera, security alarm, time-lapse videos, photo-booth style photos, chronicle your face (one photo every day for a year?), document the weather or the birds outside, and how to use your cell phone as a webcam.

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Rounding off pictures

Posted on November 27, 2007. Filed under: Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rounding numbers is easy, but rounding the corners of pictures can be harder.

Roundpic is a free online service that lets you round off the corners of pictures and select backgrounds.  Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Alternative graphics programs

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Windows Paint program is nice, but very limited and only does a few formats. To convert formats or create or edit something more complex, consider some of these.

  • Google SketchUp is a 3-D drawing program. Freeware. Very powerful but easy program for art, floor or building plans, furniture builders, mechanics, and others.
  • Picasa freeware from Google to organize your digital images. A free digital organizer with limited editing capabilities.
  • GIMP is the Gnu Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
  • Paint.NET “Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for setup and shell-integration related functionality.”
  • poster forge is freeware to create posters using your own art, for inspirational/motivational/demotivational, “wanted”, movie/film posters.
  • Gliffy online freeware to diagram, flowchart – much like Microsoft Visio. Recommended by Lifehacker.
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