Is there an easy way to identify a PNG-8 image file from a PNG-24 image file?
I am building an electronic device which will be housed in a black ABS box. I want to label the buttons and knobs on the front panel. I don't want to stick anything onto the plastic - I want to apply the ink directly to the plastic. What are my options? [more inside]
Best database front-end for creating, editing, and exporting obscure Entity-Relationship-Diagram-like analyses? [more inside]
Can you you recommend powerful but easy to use mac graphics software? [more inside]
Building a computer: help me put together a shopping list. [more inside]
How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
Years ago, I read a wonderful tutorial someone posted on livejournal explaining how to use and modify old [airline, I think] ad layouts when designing icons. I vaguely remember a few samples with the basic shapes and layouts pulled from them, side by side. I can't seem to find it again. Can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
I'm looking for an application or online service that will help me make a mood board. [more inside]
How do I create bespoke graphics for an iPhone app? What programs do people use and recommend, what processes are used to get from an idea to a professional looking app? [more inside]
How was this animated gif created? I can't figure out the principals at work here. Warning: rainbow lobotomy ahead.
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]
I will be doing print layout for a photobook with text... using solely Adobe Photoshop. What technical secrets do I need to know to make sure that graphics, background AND text come out looking cohesive and snappy on the printed page? [more inside]
What was the name of the formatting language used on old Bulletin Board Systems that let you animate text, move the cursor, send a beep, etc.? [more inside]
Please help me find an online collection of old woodcuts and other decorative elements available as vector drawings. I've lost my bookmark to it. Example images inside. [more inside]
Do I need a new video card to hook my PC up to my new HDTV? [more inside]
Where can I find some high-quality images of models (male and female) wearing blank colored t-shirts? [more inside]
Is there a website that allows you to create moveable font type vids? [more inside]
Photoshop CS3 for the graphically impaired. I'm struggling to create a banner print file. Two-by-eight foot banner. 200-300 dpi (ppi?). [more inside]
Help me understand homogenous coordinates! [more inside]
I'm interested in detecting edits in a given video stream. Is there any literature out there on edit detection? [more inside]
Academics, Researchers, and Writers: What software do you use for creating the graphics that accompany your journal (or mainstream) article submissions? I know this will be different depending on the topic, field, and journal. I'm trying to get a feel for the full range of choices.
I need an automated method for measuring the quality of an image. [more inside]
I'm back on the job market and considering applying to a few graphic design firms, help me decide how fancy to make my resume. [more inside]
Computer Graphics resources? [more inside]
My roommate is trying to build a computer on the cheap, giving me the perfect opportunity to sell him my BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT and purchase a nicer graphics card. I don’t know squat about buying a graphics card, and I have just spent an hour on newegg.com looking at cards and I can’t bring my self to commit to any one particular card. I was hoping the hive mind and its infinite wisdom can point me in the direction of a particular card that is compatible with my computer. [more inside]
I can competently use Illustrator CS3 and do so daily for my job but want to increase my knowledge base and skills. [more inside]
Web filter filter: I seem to remember a link to an NYT article that just contained the full text of the article in nice big letters, with no graphics, banners, or ads. It was fully attributed, with links to the original, but it was much more pleasant to read, especially for a long article. Is there a website that will filter out the clutter and provide links that can be forwarded?
Designed a logo/mascot for a friend's online business with the understanding that we'd "work something out" when he started to make some money. Now his business has taken off, and I'm not sure what to ask for. [more inside]
Why, in video games, am I moving through an endless variety of environments but killing the same enemies over and over? [more inside]
What graphics card do I need? [more inside]
Where are some repositories of Web 1.0 style graphics and icons? [more inside]
Is there a simple way to convert a multi-page website to a mobi-format book for reading on a Kindle? The site contains html-text plus graphics, but no interactivity. [more inside]
What interactive maps have you seen that do a particularly good job illustrating an issue? I'm thinking about trying to put one together to illustrate a project I've been working on, which is loosely about policy changes, and I can't believe no one's done this before. This, from Newsweek, kinda gets it ... but I'm looking for other ideas.
What is a good source for high-quality 3D people for use in digital architectural models? Polygon count and cost are of no concern, while natural-looking faces, textures, and poses are a must. [more inside]
I have a line graph with the lines in color. I want to reprint it in a black and white publication. What's the fastest and easiest way to edit the lines in the graph to change them from color to a readable black and white pattern (e.g. dots, dashes). [more inside]
Illustrator CS3: How can I 'bend' an image around a sphere like this? I tried the steps here, but I cannot make the sphere invisible, so my shape is shown on a colored sphere. I don't want to see the sphere, just the perspective on the shape. Thanks.
What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
I need to learn some basic 3-D modeling this weekend. Where do I start? [more inside]
Help me pick a graphics card and monitor. [more inside]
what is the technical term for this type of effect? [more inside]
Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
I'm getting some weird artifacts/corruptions appearing on my macbookpro screen. Any explanations? [more inside]
What should I use in this aging Packard Bell desktop - the integrated nForce 420 chipset, or an external GEForce 2 MX400 64mb card?
Would a video/graphics card allow me to be able to edit my avchd (.mts) files from my new Canon HF100 camcorder? [more inside]
Where can I find repair manuals and exploded diagrams for valve amplifiers online? [more inside]
My favorite part of Rock Band is creating different characters and choosing crazy outfits, face paint, and tattoos. Are there any games that have very detailed character creation? How about any that focus solely on the character creation? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a wireless packet sniffer for Linux that shows pictures and only pictures? [more inside]
Profiting from the Feed Icon ? [more inside]
I just want to mask off part of my XP desktop with immobile, box-shaped graphics that float above all open windows, all the time. [more inside]