I saw a picture earlier this year, probably on Reddit and/or Imgur, of two young kids on a carnival ride having the time of their lives. Right behind them were two slightly older kids or teens looking sullen and glued to their phones. The general layout was something like this.
Does anyone remember seeing it, or can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 12, 2014 -
Anyone know of a Windows 7 compatible program or widget that automatically downloads and displays pictures pulled from the Internet on the desktop? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Jul 3, 2014 -
Recently I am sure I saw a script or action that analysed an image file and instead of generating the average colour, looked for a key colour (for example a logo colour) and provided that colour value. For example it might look at this image
and give you the blue or the pink rather than a beige / skin tone average. Does this sound familiar?
posted by stackhaus23
on Jul 3, 2014 -
Looking for a way to automate a process on a PC or Mac. I need a simple PNG, transparent background, with a text string of today's date in the lower third of the image. Each day at a certain time, this file would be generated and overwrite the previous file of the same name "Date.PNG".
posted by shinynewnick
on May 28, 2014 -
I have a bunch of 35mm negatives from the 90s and 00s I'd like to get scanned, and I'm wondering what services people recommend. ScanCafe was recommended in a previous post
, which sounds like it would work for me, but I'm wondering if other folks have better / cheaper recommendations. In particular the color correction seems unnecessary to me since I can color correct the few images I'll probably want to post myself in Lightroom.
posted by pombe
on May 14, 2014 -
I have an .pdf image that includes railroad tracks. With an old version of Paint Shop Pro, I want to remove just the railroad tracks and then, using a .pdf to .dxf or .dwg converter, I want to make it black and white and scalable. How can I use my version of PSP cut out the image I want? Is there anything else I need to know?
posted by CollectiveMind
on May 13, 2014 -
Have you seen this picture before? My 4 year old daughter just drew this picture
(of a panda bear, if it wasn't immediately obvious). It is eerily familiar. I swear I have seen something just like it
before, somewhere on the internet. A google image search wasn't even close. Help! This is driving me crazy.
posted by googly
on Mar 27, 2014 -
I would like a list of generic things in printed material (particularly educational material). I know about the regular types of bits: foreword, preface, tables, figures, plates, glossary, references, dot points, chapter, appendix, headers, footers, page numbers, table of contents; but I would like as big a list as possible (with links to images, if you feel like it of visual identifiers) of other types of repeat things in books, textbooks, reports, education activity books for children- basically any kind of printed material (even if it's supplied electronically). [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Mar 18, 2014 -
I have an ongoing need to make hard disk clones and images/snapshots for home and business use. What's the easiest, most effective path to do this? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Feb 18, 2014 -
A local theater company wants to use one of my images to promote a play they may be staging in 2015. Got a few questions for the Green. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Feb 15, 2014 -
I'm a girl that is 1,76 m tall, and I'm having serious problems with my height. I'm getting really depressed with it over time and I've come to the point where I am completely desperate. I really need some help. [more inside]
posted by Emily119
on Dec 21, 2013 -
Why won't images print in my MS word document? Especially when these same images printed just fine in a nearly identical previous version of this document? [more inside]
posted by mai
on Dec 19, 2013 -
I'm trying to create a book of tweets.
I've screencapped images of tweets as both jpegs and pngs, and uploaded them to four different "make a book" sites (Picaboo, Mixbook, Snapfish, and Shutterfly) and each time, the site warns me that the image is too low-quality to print well. The image preview does not look good.
posted by Flying Saucer
on Oct 27, 2013 -
Can I buy an iPhone and use it only as a camera without having to sign up for a service plan?
I don't really need nor want a smartphone, however, I'm now wondering, with Instagram, etc, if I should start shooting some stuff on a smartphone?
The only downside is that I like having big, canvas prints up around the house am under the impression that the phone's image quality is still pretty crappy.
posted by tangyraspberry
on Oct 6, 2013 -
We can put a man on the moon. We can turn a woman into a man and a man into a woman. We can create computers that are smarter than us. We know what the middle of the earth looks like...And so on and so on and so on...... We are a pretty much technology advanced race of humans.
How close are we to inventing a 'Nair' like product for the head? I'm bald and a bit lazy and tired of the routine of shaving my head 3x a week to maintain an appearance that isn't so 'gruff'. My wife likes me smooth!
Every hair removal product I read of is not recommended for the head, because our skin on top is too thin and the hair removal chemicals could do more damage then good.
So anyway, is there a solution on the horizon? Any miracle head hair removal gel, cream, mist coming out soon?
Life must be pretty good if this is what concerns me at the moment...... Humor me?
posted by TwilightKid
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Vague identification question: I remember seeing a meme/joke about graphic design that was an image with text on it to the effect of asking the reader to hire the creator or use the creator's design. It included the phrase "I did everything right". Does anyone remember this and know where I can find it?
posted by capricorn
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I'm looking for paintings, sketches, and other visual art that features the moon. Show me your favorite moon-related imagery!
posted by aaanastasia
on Sep 13, 2013 -
There is an interesting photograph
on the wall of my chemistry tutor's classroom. The photo was on the wall when he rented the room, so he does not know its provenance, and my searches have yet to turn up a source. Can you help me figure out where it comes from? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 2, 2013 -
I'm looking for a service that will allow a group of people to upload and tag images to a single album, and then enable anyone in that group to search *in that album only* for a given tag and see all of the images that match. Bonus points if I can browse by tag.
posted by sdis
on Aug 27, 2013 -
I needed an image map. I'm no coder, so I went looking for a map and code that I could run, change and run it again to see what changed and if I had to change it back. I built a map that seems to be working, except for an small black square icon in the upper left corner. Before I removed the "img scr" line, there was a red "X" in the box. Now, it's just the box itself. I thought that whenever you saw a box like that, it meant the image couldn't be found. But, my entire image is there. When I preview the page in IE and Firefox, the map works and all of my links are where they're supposed to be, but the box won't go away. What is it? Should it go away or will something happen when I publish the site that will make the image nonfunctional? Will it be there when the site goes live?
Here is the code - http://pastebin.com/jcFJ433u
posted by CollectiveMind
on Aug 13, 2013 -
For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Aug 5, 2013 -
It is an antiquarian image, showing a person peeking out of a globe into the stars or something. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with metaphysics.
I swear it is on the tip of my tongue..
posted by prufrock
on Jul 3, 2013 -
Hello Graphics Minded MeFiers. How can I (ungraphics minded MeFier) make a simple 3d image like the one posted below? I have spent a week or so with several programs but all have proven too complicated or look too ugly. Isn't there a simple program out there that I can "paint" 3d ribbons with like in the linked image? thanks all!
posted by 1inabillionmistake
on Jun 28, 2013 -
I have a lot of images for a card game I'm working on. I want to put them on a single web page in printable form. Automatically, if possible - there are a LOT of images. (They're all in one directory, though.)
Bonus points if the size of the images can be easily rescaled so they can fit the sizes of cards from other games (so they can be sleeved together, for instance.)
posted by LSK
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I need a plug in or other solution to manage a bunch of images on Wordpress, so I can easily pull them into galleries based on theme, artist, museum, or other categories, and then be able to dynamically create thumbnail galleries and slideshows based on this data. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Can you identify this ukulele
I've contacted the seller, but no response. I haven't seen this model of electric ukulele before and I'm curious about it. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Jun 6, 2013 -
In the original Superman films General Zod and his accomplices are trapped in The Phantom Zone
, which in the films is represented as a 2D 'crystal' prison
sent spinning through space. I am looking for any writings/insights into how the visual effects for this were created, and exactly
by whom. Any other insights, from comic book lore, about how the Phantom Zone was represented - especially visually - would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I have a large graphic (say, 20 screens' worth, vertically scrolling) that is full of text that needs the image to be viewed at full size to read. When putting this on a website, I'd like much of this text on the image to be clickable, i.e. linked. I'd prefer not to use the HTML map tag or Flash, and I'm no coder. Is there a web service that could make this easier? [more inside]
posted by scrm
on May 24, 2013 -
The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work. I need the DVI port as I am running a Hackintosh and Apples are not compatible with VGA. What are some of my options and what is your diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 19, 2013 -
So I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to create text bubbles that look like they came from an iPhone. However, I don't want something like Fake iPhone Text
, as that creates a picture of the entire phone background plus the text bubbles. I only want the text bubbles, disembodied. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I have a PCI-E SSD as my boot drive, and a win7-created RAID 1 on two 3TB drives. My boot drive has my user folder on it, but my documents, music, pictures, videos, etc folders shortcut to their respectable folders on the RAID. I would like this to be a full redundancy scheme and it is, but I've run into several nags and I would like to know how to fix them and prepare a fix-it plan before any of the drives fails. [more inside]
posted by ihavearedcouch
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I just filled out a tax form with a signature app where I "drew" my signature in the field (with a mouse) and it applied filter "smoothing" and other things to make it look like a real ink signature... It actually looked BETTER than my real hand written signature.
Where can I get something like that to make my own ink looking images? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic
on Feb 21, 2013 -
My WineBottler version of IrfanView has stopped working for some reason, I need this for just one task: Click and drag on a picture and get the X/Y coordinates of the selection and size in one quick view.
An example: [more inside]
posted by ts;dr
on Jan 10, 2013 -
What sort of clothes to wear to project an image primarily of trust and secondarily of mystique/mystery? In seeking to improve myself, I want to upgrade my wardrobe. At work I can wear and usually do, wear T shirts and jeans. I'm tired of that. As part of my self-improvement, a book (Fascinate) shows that I'm viewed as trustworthy and mysterious. I'd like to dress for that.. I'm mid 40's male and have always been a T shirt and jeans guy. This is just one area that I just am not fully understanding
posted by badger11
on Dec 29, 2012 -
Is it possible to recover portions of an image that have been cropped or cut away? And if so, how to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Dec 10, 2012 -
Is there easy instructions or a guide that I can use to create a simple image to be used to print a t-shirt? It will be solid color text on a plain background. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Nov 26, 2012 -
You're on Facebook and many of your contacts are expressing their opinions, frustrations, affirmations and wit by means of shared and reposted .jpgs with some sort of text sentiment on them. Sometimes they're simply text, sometimes there is a background photo or illustration. What are these things called? Have we got a collective term for these graphic motto things?
posted by Lou Stuells
on Nov 21, 2012 -
There's this iconic (or at least I think it's iconic, maybe it used to just be local to me?) image or logo that I am trying to find out the name of/origins of. But describing the image in Google is not coming up with the right results. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza
on Nov 13, 2012 -
Help me find a children's book. All I remember is the cover image, there's a frog standing up on two legs, holding a sword or a spear, beside a dragons tail that has been cut into sections. I remember the sections showing the bone, cut sort of like a sliced loaf of bread. [more inside]
posted by Dynex
on Oct 6, 2012 -
I am looking for a 2D animation toolkit that helps me animate various actors, like man, woman, cat and helps in realising various actions like sleeping, running, etc. with programmatical ease. I have looked into processing.org and started to toy with simple geometric shapes, but yet to stumble across an animation with man/woman actors. Could you help me find some good resources where I could learn to animate such things? TIA.
posted by godugu
on Oct 4, 2012 -
I'm sure not knowing this makes me an idiot, but I need quick help saving a few images from NASA's site to my hard drive without the ability to right-click. Right-clicking on my optical Microsoft mouse has apparently just died; I'm getting no menu when I right-click on an image (everything else is working fine; changing batteries doesn't help). For now I'm alt-left-clicking to highlight the image and then copying it, but is there another way to pull up the menu that usually appears when you right-click a web image in Windows? [more inside]
posted by mediareport
on Aug 6, 2012 -