How do I improve the legibility of the horrible old Cyrillic newspaper microfilm negatives I am scanning? The main problem is that the background is often faded and hard to distinguish from the text. Is there some clever software trickery that will solve it?
posted by thirteenkiller
on May 13, 2007 -
DesignFilter. Help me poke and prod my nondesigner's mind to consider new ways to present that hackneyed standby of the elementary school social studies textbook, the timeline. Too much information inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on May 2, 2007 -
PC performance issues. 1) Is it a good idea to fill up all 3 of my DIMM slots, when my motherboard manual says that the max speed will be DDR 200 instead of DDR 400? The motherboard is an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe.
2) How do I best identify the bottlenecked hardware component that's causing framerate jerkiness e.g. when playing Oblivion (e.g. RAM, processor, AGP card)?
posted by thirteenkiller
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Probably a dead-simple CSS question. I'm trying to pad an image in a Wordpress based blog so that the text isn't crunched right up against it. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Apr 17, 2007 -
We're buying a new laptop for my wife tomorrow to replace her aging desktop. The only thing she'll use it for is to digitally scrapbook. The only program she'll use really is Photoshop CS2. Is it worth it to pay the extra to get a laptop with a real graphics card or will things work just as well with an motherboard solution such as the Intel 950 that uses your RAM to fuel it? Right now we're leaning towards the HP dv9207us. We'd like to know if it's overkill or with one of the 700$ specials you always see with motherboard built-in graphics work just as well? Help?
posted by damiano99
on Mar 17, 2007 -
Recommend some good, professional motion graphic (Flash, video) studios in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Mar 17, 2007 -
I program actionscript on the side and I'm looking to pick up a designer's slack on a particular project. Can anyone recommend some really great internet resources (tutorial write-ups, guidelines, video) for learning how to create "Web 2.0" style graphics? [more inside]
posted by phaedon
on Mar 9, 2007 -
What's a cool way of doing a business flowchart? You know, one that traces the flow of transactions through the various departments of the business? Preferably something that is not too complicated nor requiring a great eye for design.
posted by limon
on Mar 5, 2007 -
What UNIX command-line tool can I used to convert tiff files to lzw-compressed tiff files. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jan 16, 2007 -
We installed XP x64, and can't find drivers for our video card, NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4600. There are drivers for older cards and new cards, but not our card. A lot of the sites claiming to have the drivers are lying, and have maybe pasted in the inf for the 32-bit drivers by mistake. Is there any way I can make this work?
posted by Arcaz Ino
on Jan 9, 2007 -
I am helping a volunteer group collect donations. I need something other than a thermometer or a mountain climber to graphically illustrate our progress. HELP!
posted by punkfloyd
on Dec 15, 2006 -
Lobby slideshow, compose on Mac, run on Windows? One of my tasks where I work is to create slideshows that runs 24/7 on a large plasma screen in our lobby, which has a windows box attached to it. Previously, I did it in a Windows program called ProShow Gold. The slideshow could be saved as an executable, dumped in the startup menu, put on a loop, and I had the machine automated to shutdown at night and start back up in the morning.
My issue now is that I'm getting a mac for my computer at work. The lobby slideshow will still be run on the windows box. I know how to do create slideshows in iPhoto on the Mac (and would prefer to do so), but however I create these things, they will still have to be run on this Windows Box.
Can I generate something on the Mac that will work like the slideshows I generated in ProShow (that I can just put in the startup menu of the Windows box, and that will automatically start when the machine boots up everyday and run fullscreen all day on a loop)?
posted by purplegenie
on Dec 6, 2006 -
Is it possible for me to use my PowerBook G4 as a display -- meaning, can I connect some input source and view it just like I would an external LCD? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Dec 2, 2006 -
About twenty years ago I borrowed a book from a local library.I cannot remember either the exact title or author and the library do not have a record of my borrowings.It was a newly published large/thick coffee table hardback book filled with rather kitsch and brightly coloured religious pictures created by the author.As far as I can recall she was a Eastern European Catholic nun/sister whose name was used in the title.As in 'The Thoughts of Sister X'.It would make an old man very happy if he could track down this obscure volume.
posted by Dr.Pill
on Nov 18, 2006 -
Art directors: Any books or publications that can help inspire me to create better marketing materials for a small tech company. [more inside]
posted by ernie
on Nov 14, 2006 -
I know somebody who has the opportunity to design casino-worthy playing cards. What does a playing card need? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Nov 14, 2006 -
MatLabFilter: Printing figures to memory? I know that I can use the versatile print command to print a figure to a file. But how might I be able to turn a figure into a matrix in matlab's memory? [more inside]
posted by garethspor
on Oct 28, 2006 -
Macbook Pro graphics query: For a Photoshop user, is it necessary to get the 256MB graphics card?... [more inside]
posted by timnyc
on Oct 21, 2006 -
Does anyone have, or have you seen a computer with a video co-processor installed? (Like the PhysX card
by Ageia) Is it worth the extra $250?
posted by crunchland
on Oct 9, 2006 -
I'm looking for advice on what and where to look for a new PC to run graphics and art programs (Photoshop et all) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog
on Sep 15, 2006 -
I have searched and searched online for American Indian art to no avail. More specifically - I'm looking for the kind of bold clip art (thick lines) or logo-type of art associated or signifying with each of the following: Shawnee, Lakotas, Iroquois, Ojibwe, Cahokia, Cherokee - animal art is fine as well. Are there any symbols of the same type of art that might relate to law or justice??. Am I looking for something that doesn't exist? Thanks in advance for any help!!!
posted by Jujee
on Aug 21, 2006 -
I would like to make a simple percentage-bar graphic to insert into a Microsoft Word document, but am not sure how to do it or even which program to use. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Aug 14, 2006 -
simple question... which has faster SOFTWARE rendering capabilities, allegro or sdl.... or if you know of something faster than the 2, do tell
posted by xteraco
on Aug 11, 2006 -
I'm a web app developer with a really strange Internet Explorer image bug. Please help! Specifics and screenshot within... [more inside]
posted by cerebus19
on Aug 3, 2006 -
I would like to make some photographs look more like cartoons or illustrations in Fireworks (or Photoshop if necessary). Anyone have some tips on getting this accomplished? I have Fireworks 8 on my machine and access to Photoshop CS2 at school if worse comes to worse. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777
on Jul 11, 2006 -
Sometimes graphics are not displayed when I'm online. Graphics *are* turned on and generally *do* display--that's why I'm confused. I'm not talking about unusual graphics, odd graphics formats, I'm talking about regular GIFs or JPGs. I use Internet Explorer version 6, if that helps. I would appreciate any/all tips! Thank you.
posted by whitebird
on Jun 30, 2006 -
1.I'm looking for "demo coding" specific websites... i've seen a few that were lame, like, i wouldnt consider gamedev.net a demo coding site... oh, and by demo i mean graphics demo, like the ones seen on pouet.net.
2.a link to the smallest audio player you can think of, must play ogg, mp3, xm, it, mod, and s3m... the smallest i've found is called xmplay on un4seen.com, its 250kb or so
posted by xteraco
on Jun 26, 2006 -
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 -
So my computer has been doing a lot of this
lately. Only a hard reset will fix it. Hardware malfunction suspected, but what? Video card? Or could it be something else... [more inside]
posted by sophist
on May 29, 2006 -
Is Project Entropia a good playground for a 14-year-old? Does its economic model encourage the exercising of real-world social skills, or is it just another unaccountable identity-hopping scammer's paradise? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on May 17, 2006 -
Posting for a friend: A question for all you 3D rendering people... I want to know if there is any technology that is supported in recent GPUs that interpolates a 3d surface based on the vertex normals of a triangle in order to gain a higher level of detail. [more inside]
posted by autojack
on Apr 23, 2006 -
How would one create a web page showing a 3D rotating cube, with sides of the cube displaying arbitrary visitor-supplied images as their faces? [more inside]
posted by weston
on Apr 19, 2006 -
Why are so many image files named DSCF####.jpg? Is there some specific tool which does that? I've always wondered what it was. (And what does DSCF stand for?)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste
on Apr 3, 2006 -
1972 Topps baseball cards - The "psychodelic" set. I'm looking for a good graphic of the groovy art on the wrapper. It's kind of a Peter Max-ish portrait of a ball player holding a baseball. Any help?
posted by jsteward
on Mar 31, 2006 -
I would like to know the specific names of 1) the greenish background color and 2) the reddish letters used for the company title (after the flash) used on this website. I would like to use these colors for business cards. Also, any suggestions for companies that could print business cards w/ these colors at a reasonable price would be helpful. Thanks.
posted by slow, man
on Mar 28, 2006 -
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 -