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Can I export pictures from MS Word?

Is it possible to export pictures from Microsoft Word documents? I need to re-color a graphic that's been inserted into a Microsoft Word 2003 document. Unfortunately, that is the only copy I have of the graphic. Word doesn't seem to provide a way to color over graphics. Even getting it into Paint would work fine--but first I need to get it there. Am I screwed?
posted by schroedinger on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

What's the best stock photo site?

What's the best stock photo site (including pay sites)? Along the lines of this question, I'm looking for a high-quality site that offers royalty-free stock photos. I'm looking for basic corporate techie stuff for an IT government (read:not-for-profit) web site - people working at a laptop, servers and wiring shot from cool angles, etc. The previous question brought up some good free stuff, but what about pay sites such as Corbis? I'd really like some sort of subscription-based setup instead of paying a la carte for each photo (if that even exists).
posted by adverb on Jul 25, 2007 - 6 answers

wide screen + graphics card.

so i bought a new monitor, however, its wide aspect ratio and the crappy video card that came with my dell doesn't support the wide aspect.... [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Jul 23, 2007 - 8 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

Which graphics card manufacturer should I choose, and does it make a difference?

Buying an Nvidia graphics card... which manufacturer to go for? Does it make a difference? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jun 29, 2007 - 18 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

Painted into a Corner

Does anyone offer a brush set for Photoshop CS3 that mirrors the brush set for Painter X? [more inside]
posted by Vaska on Jun 4, 2007 - 1 answer

Help Me Find A Mac Font

Mac Font question: I am doing some home tech support for an elderly couple, and they're looking for a symbol/dingbat sort of font that draws frame/table elements (corners, etc.). I know I have seen fonts just like this but can't for the life of me remember what they might be called. If you can think of the names and/or give a link to a free download, I would appreciate it. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 1, 2007 - 6 answers

molecular dynamics animator

Help me find software to animate my molecular dynamics simulation [more inside]
posted by SBMike on May 25, 2007 - 10 answers

How "real" is "Planet Earth"?

Just how "real" is the nature footage seen on the show "Planet Earth"? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on May 16, 2007 - 29 answers

Regular triangulation of irregular mesh.

Given a three dimensional triangular mesh M, composed of irregularly sized triangles, is there a program, plugin1 or algorithm that will create a new mesh M' with the same overall shape as M but with regularly sized triangles (i.e.:all triangles having similar sizes)? 1: For 3dsMax, Rhino, etc. [more inside]
posted by signal on May 15, 2007 - 8 answers

AntiqueTractorFilter: Find my dad a decal!

Please help my father find as-original decals for the 1955 Ferguson 35 Deluxe tractor he's restoring! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Scanning Shoddy Microfilm

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 - 15 answers

Reinventing My Cortex

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 - 12 answers

DIMM DDR RAM INSANITY

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 - 14 answers

Graphics and CSS

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 - 12 answers

How to make pretty economics-style graphs

What software can I use to make pretty microeconomics-style graphs? [more inside]
posted by grimmelm on Apr 12, 2007 - 10 answers

2D Motherboard Card or 3D Accelerated Card for Photoshop CS2?

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 - 16 answers

Motion graphics studios in SF Bay Area

Recommend some good, professional motion graphic (Flash, video) studios in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Mar 17, 2007 - 1 answer

Graphics that pop.

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 - 7 answers

My computer monitor no longer displays the color red.

My computer monitor no longer displays the color red. Is this the end? [more inside]
posted by poppo on Mar 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Cool Flowcharting?

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 - 10 answers

Secret slot?

Is there a secret PCI-Express slot in my HP Media Center that I can free up for use? [more inside]
posted by evilcolonel on Feb 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Looking for an easy and cheap way to animate a photo of a person.

Looking for an easy and cheap way to animate a photo of a person. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Jan 21, 2007 - 3 answers

How to compress existing tiff files with lzw compression

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 - 5 answers

Game design software advice needed

Help me help my students design video games. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jan 12, 2007 - 13 answers

x64 Windows Geforce 4 Ti Driver Woe

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 - 3 answers

Graphics in Word

Help me place graphics in a Word document, pretty please. [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on Jan 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Need a graphic metaphor to illustrate progress

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 - 11 answers

Lobby slideshow, compose on Mac, run on Windows?

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 - 8 answers

Using a PowerBook as an extra display...

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 - 5 answers

Bookfilter:Large graphic coffee table book written by Eastern European nun.

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 - 9 answers

Help a design hack get inspired to be creative FOR REAL

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 - 7 answers

How are casino cards designed?

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 - 5 answers

printing costs

I have a huge print job, should a pay someone or just buy the machine? [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 on Nov 11, 2006 - 8 answers

printing matlab figures to memory

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 - 3 answers

Are there good vector graphic libraries for Macromedia Flash ?

Where can I find a good vector graphic library for Flash ? [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Oct 24, 2006 - 2 answers

Macbook Pro graphics, to buy or not to buy

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 - 23 answers

Wall Graphics

Converting an image to a simple dot-matrix pattern? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 15, 2006 - 15 answers

graphics co-processor?

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 - 10 answers

Searching for new computer

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 - 18 answers

ISO American Indian Clipart, logos, graphics...

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 - 5 answers

How do I make a simple linear graph?

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 - 6 answers

more q's on software rendering

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 - 5 answers

Please help fix a bizarre IE image bug!

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 - 14 answers

How do I make this sort of diagram?

I need help charting information in a way that's intuitive. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 31, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me upgrade the video on my Dell Dimension 2400.

Help me upgrade the video on my (PCI-only) Dell Dimension 2400. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jul 27, 2006 - 10 answers

How to make pictures look more like cartoons/illustrations?

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 - 11 answers

Why Don't Web Graphics Display?

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 - 10 answers

Demo Coding, and Audio... uh, playing

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 - 5 answers

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