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Really? The computer that used to come in "Blueberry"?

I'm fed up with Windows and want my next computer to be a Mac—but the product landscape has changed a lot since the last time I seriously considered it. Is an iMac really a competitive machine for someone doing heavy graphics and video work? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jun 26, 2014 - 25 answers

What is causing this inexplicable video problem with my monitor?

What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Nov 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Assemble JPGs into a PDF?

I have a folder of JPG files. I want to create a PDF with one of those JPGs on each page. I don't want to spend any money. I am using a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Dead MacBook = Minecraft server? Robot brain?

What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Un-bork my card

Puzzling computer display problems. Is my graphics card salvageable? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Nov 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Getting back up to date

About a year and a half ago my graphics card crapped out. I'd like to replace it at a level where I can play modern games again, but not necessarily at the highest graphics setting. I've never replaced a graphics card before, so I'm not sure what I'm looking for in terms of purchasing and installation. Specs for my system inside... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 2, 2011 - 15 answers

No display due to motherboard?

Do I really have to replace the motherboard? My computer is showing no display and I think I've ruled out everything except the motherboard. Changing that is obviously expensive and time-consuming, so please tell me if I'm missing anything! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Computer freezes while playing games - What could be causing this?

As the subject states, my computer freezes while playing games, and only while playing games. Am I right in thinking it's the graphics card? [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on May 11, 2011 - 16 answers

How to backup a Mac that won't start up?

My MacbookPro crashed last night, and I need to access my hard drive before going to the Apple Store. Right now I can't get past the start up screen with the Apple logo. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Editing out the night?

How does time lapse video where night doesn't exist work? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Mar 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Graphic of graphics cards

I am looking for a website that reviews graphics cards by the video games that they can play. [more inside]
posted by 517 on Oct 16, 2010 - 6 answers

What goes in a good PC these days?

Building a computer: help me put together a shopping list. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Dual monitors on PC AND mirrored main input to LCD TV

How do I connect my LCD TV (VGA input preferably but it also has an HDMI free) to my desktop computer, which has 2 monitors already hooked up to the 2 DVI-out ports on the graphics card? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Feb 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me understand homogenous coordinates

Help me understand homogenous coordinates! [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Oct 22, 2009 - 14 answers

edit detection

I'm interested in detecting edits in a given video stream. Is there any literature out there on edit detection? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Oct 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Computer graphics resources?

Computer Graphics resources? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Sep 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Computer graphics resource help!

I am just finishing off a course in computer graphics (theory and programming, *not* graphics design). It is without a doubt the worst course with the worst prof (and textbook!) I have ever had. It completely killed the interest I had in computer graphics. Please point me to some well-written and paced resources (books/articles, not forums) that you would recommend to help me regain my interest in this fascinating field. (Not just OpenGL/DirectX primers, I am actually interested in theory as well)
posted by mebibyte on Dec 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Future Flasher

My son, it turns out, is a genius with Flash animation, at least as far as his high school has allowed him to pursue it. He is very excited (and that means a lot in a teen!) about the idea of animation now that he is thinking about career plans for his future. What resources, advice, schools, courses, etc. can I give him to help him leverage his interest into a possible career path? We're in central Florida, if that means anything.
posted by misha on Sep 11, 2008 - 22 answers

I want to learn how to create 8bit -16bit style animations, kind of like "Code Monkeys" on tv network G4. Where do I start?

I want to learn how to create 8bit -16bit style animations, kind of like "Code Monkeys" on tv network G4. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Kyokusen on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you make this certain tshirt graphic

http://amorphia-apparel.com/ I can't really describe it but all of the T-shirt designs on the site have the style i want to use, like the whole outlining and coloring images. I currently use Photoshop CS3, but i'm open to other programs. How do you do this? Sorry for the bad description guys.
posted by Kyokusen on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Graphics card conflict?

Why might my computer be rejecting my new video card? [more inside]
posted by Spike on Mar 4, 2008 - 19 answers

Help needed building a PC

I want to build a PC and, while I'm not quite at the summit of ignorance, I'm high in the foothills and the air's getting thin. I need people who know more than me to tell me what to do. Please. Vastly longer explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by rhymer on Jan 30, 2008 - 20 answers

19" LCD (1440x900) + (?) + eMachines T2862 = crisp, clear, monitoring

Please help me fit my new monitor to my crappy old computer. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Laptop with trackpoint and good graphics?

Is there a laptop with a TrackPoint that is not objectively horrible for gaming? [more inside]
posted by JZig on Jan 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Best price/performance modern video card?

Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Are the graphics cards that install through the PC card slot in your laptop actually any good?

Are the graphics cards that install through the PC card slot in your laptop actually any good?
posted by matkline on Jul 18, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I get an automatically generated line graph from a text file with a list of numbers?

Is there a program that can automatically create line graphs from a text file with a list of numbers? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Jun 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Looking for a small, light gaming laptop

Are you an expert on gaming laptops? Help me pick a Windows laptop that's small, light, with decent graphics. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jun 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Opening CAD without CAD

Does anyone know any good freeware that will allow me to open and/or preview CAD (specifically .dwg codec) files? [more inside]
posted by j.p. Hung on Mar 20, 2006 - 6 answers

GeForce 6600 or a Radeon X700?

I have my eye on a new computer. I have the choice between including a 256Mb GeForce 6600 or a 256Mb Radeon X700. For an avid gamer, I have no idea if the latter is worth the extra £50. Is it?
posted by nthdegx on Sep 4, 2005 - 19 answers

Video Card Upgrade

I need to replace my video card. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by meditative_zebra on Jul 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Circular Animation for PCs

You know those circular screens they use at concerts that always have some kind of animation projected onto them? Can I replicate that on my PC? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Jun 14, 2005 - 3 answers

What was the site with computer-graphic depictions of famous photos?

I'm thinking of some artist who put together graphic renderings (orthogonal?) of various famous news photos -- the King assassination, the Buddhist monk immolating himself in Saigon, the beating of Reginald Denny -- and made them look like stills from computer games. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Shanachie on Apr 28, 2005 - 5 answers

Need a new monitor

My monitor is finally dying on me. I'd like to spend up to $300 max for a decent flat screen monitor. I do some graphic work in Photoshop and play some video games on my PC. Any recommendations for that price (less would be preferable). Any advice on where to buy? Is Ebay ok?
posted by derekislost on Apr 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Gaming graphics card upgrade question

So, I received Half-Life 2 / Counter-Strike:Source as a gift, and I think it's time to upgrade my system. I'm fairly good with homebuilding computers, but the new graphics card offerings have me a bit confused. [+] [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Jan 10, 2005 - 20 answers

Caricature software

I'm looking for software that will produce a caricature from a photo. [mi] [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Dec 13, 2004 - 3 answers

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