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More squares than necessary?

Why does Chess.app look funky on my 12" PowerBook? (link to photo inside) [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet on Dec 12, 2005 - 14 answers

Should I get a non-wacom graphics tablet?

Does anyone have experience with non-wacom graphics tablets? [more inside]
posted by miniape on Nov 29, 2005 - 8 answers

ole abit

I need a new video card for my old PC, with an Abit kt7-raid (which has AGP 2x/4x support). Will any AGP graphics card work? Any AGP 4x or 2x? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Nov 18, 2005 - 4 answers

How to make a single-pixel path in Illustrator actually display as such?

I'm pretty new to Illustrator and trying to make screen icons (have used Photoshop so far). I can not get Illustrator to draw a line with a width of 1 pixel. [more inside]
posted by uncle harold on Nov 17, 2005 - 15 answers


EyeCandyFilter: I'm looking for some stunning CGI visuals to show off a new A/V system. Psychedelic computer graphics a-la X-mix are what I have in mind - a shrine to the pulsating, shiny, magic thing. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Nov 14, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I print wine labels?

My father has recently started making his own wine. He would like custom labels made that he can affix to the bottles. I have a boatload of graphics software that I am comfortable using but have been unable to find a supplier of printable blanks. How exactly does one go about making labels for wine bottles?
posted by cedar on Nov 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Adding VRAM to a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

Logarithm Crash Course

I'm working on a data graphic with a linear scale horizontally but a logarithmic scale vertically. The y-axis (count scale) values range from 0 to 200, with the mode average in the lower third of that range. I'd like the graph to take up only a third of the size vertically that it currently does. I can recognize a logarithmic plot when I see one, and I know what I want generally, but I don't have enough of a handle on the Math to actually calculate and plot such a scale myself... at least accurately. I'd appreciate any help in understanding the Math. It's one thing to see a formula, and another to know how to use it. I'm also not 100% sure that this is the best way to handle such a graph, so alternate strategies or confirmation are welcome.
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Do they own the files, or just the images?

Graphics for hire ethics question: For some years I've been creating fairly complex instructional graphics for a small company as a freelance editor/designer, using Illustrator. Until recently, all I sent them was a print-out of the finished results that they then had reproduced. Recently they've slowed down on sending me work, started asking me questions about Illustrator, and requesting that I send them copies of some of the .ai files I've created over the years. [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Oct 12, 2005 - 25 answers

PC video graphics ongoing error

I'm having real problems with my gaming PC and really hope someone here can help... [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Oct 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me learn to create semi-transparent PNGs for use on the web.

Help me learn to create semi-transparent PNGs for use on the web. Those I'm creating in Macromedia's Fireworks don't seem to work in IE -- even when I use the appropriate IE-specific image filters. [more inside]
posted by weston on Sep 20, 2005 - 8 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

Splash! graphics software

Splash! - Graphics software from the 80s. Anyone know where I can get hold of a copy? I've looked both online and off with no luck.
posted by mikeanegus on Aug 27, 2005 - 6 answers

PCI Express advice

I'm in the market for a new home built PC, and need some advice on some of the components. [more inside]
posted by viama on Jul 21, 2005 - 12 answers

Flat panel issues with Windows and VGA

I have a Dell flat panel (2001FP) that is beautifully crisp with my PowerBook (DVI) but woefully blurry and sad-making with my Windows 2003 box (VGA). Any tips?
posted by xmutex on Jul 6, 2005 - 9 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

squid me

I really like squidfingers' background patterns. Anyone know of other sites offering graphics with a similar aesthetic, or that are also awesome?
posted by ITheCosmos on Jun 11, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I create a 3' by 3' "poster" made of pieces of 8.5" by 11" paper?

What tool can I use to make a "poster" approximately 3' by 3' consisting of individual 8.5" by 11" pieces of paper? Something like Rasterbator, but without the raster part. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 19, 2005 - 12 answers

Good (used) video card for a 733ghz Mac

My 733ghz G4 mac with a GeForce2 MX videocard no longer seems like the top-of-the-line powerhouse it was back in '01, but I'd like to squeeze another year or two out of it by upgrading the video card (I've already added a bunch more RAM). I don't expect to run Doom 3, but I'd love to have better performance when using Final Cut Pro or playing No One Lives Forever 2. Since I'm hoping to upgrade to a new computer in a year or two, I don't want to spend a lot of money on a video card now. Ideally, I'd spend less than $50 on eBay and buy a used one--after all, a two-year-old card is still many several generations ahead of the one I've got! Alas, I know nothing about graphics cards and I'm overwhelmed by all the possibilities. What do I need to know, and what older cards would you good folks recommend?
posted by yankeefog on May 10, 2005 - 8 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

Lightweight Graphic Editors

What lightweight graphic editors would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 21, 2005 - 5 answers

ImageReady help for Fireworks refugee

In Fireworks it's a one-click process to export an image slice individually (ie. right-click and select "export selected slice"). Is is possible to do the same thing quickly using Adobe ImageReady? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 18, 2005 - 1 answer

Making Sense of Video Cards

I am about to buy a new Macintosh. How can I most quickly understand the pros and cons of the video cards in various models? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 18, 2005 - 12 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

plastic label wraps

Product packaging designers: Can you tell me the name of the process in which plastic labels are heat shrunk to conform to the shape of containers like this... [more inside]
posted by sharksandwich on Apr 10, 2005 - 2 answers

How do you add Smilies to FlashChat

FlashChatFilter: How does one add custom Smilies to a FlashChat v3.9.6.1? I can make the Smilies...just don't know how to load them. Assume ( no great task) that I know nothing about Flash, PHP..etc etc...
posted by lobstah on Apr 7, 2005 - 0 answers


Say you wanted to render a virtual environment ... [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Apr 4, 2005 - 13 answers

Legacy Games & Gfx Acceleration

Is there a command line, er, command to change the level/amount of graphics acceleration under WinXP? [more inside]
posted by PurplePorpoise on Apr 2, 2005 - 2 answers

Help, my browser's resizing images!

Hello all. I have a problem that on some sites that hotlink images directly to me, the images are coming to me resized. For example, the page is doing a width="500" on every image, making larger images smaller, and smaller images larger. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Happens in both IE and FF. And I'm not talking about the automatic image resizing option. [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Mar 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Photoshop Batch Conversion

I need to make a Photoshop CS action/droplet that I can use to batch convert many dozens of mid-res b&w images. I've tried this a few times but my droplets end up doing 1 file fine and then nothing. [mi] [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jan 28, 2005 - 3 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

Online Print Shops

Online Print Shop Services: I'm looking to do a couple runs of flyers in the 1000-5000 range. What's the cheapest online service you've found for this? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Dec 13, 2004 - 7 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

PHP help needed for 3D pie charts.

I'm writing some php functions to produce graphics of 3D pie charts. I don't remember enough trig to actually pull this off. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Nov 8, 2004 - 7 answers

"I Voted!"

Any place have the web equivalent of those "I Voted" stickers?
posted by smackfu on Nov 2, 2004 - 8 answers

I need a good source for a huge image to put on a wall 8' x 11'.

I have: A dorm room wall, about 8' x 11', and access to a high quality, 54" printer that prints to a roll. I want to cover my whole wall with one image. Help me, please. [MI] [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Sep 14, 2004 - 33 answers

What are some computer languages for describing/generating graphics?

What are some computer languages for describing/generating graphics? [more inside]
posted by freebird on Sep 10, 2004 - 34 answers

Online resource for algorithms and formulas for typical 3d programming problems?

I am working on a project involving some 3d programming (in AutoLisp), and have managed to muddle through with what I remember of university geometry. I run into basic geometry problems (i.a.: find the 3d point where 2 lines intersect, given only the start points, angles and slope of the lines) which I manage to laboriously and clumsily solve. I'm sure most of these problems have 'canonical' solutions, worked out by graphic programmers. Is there any online resource for algorithms and formulas for typical 3d programming problems?
A good, simple explanation of the theory (and application in 3d graphics) of transformation matrixes would be nice, too.
posted by signal on Sep 3, 2004 - 6 answers

Very specific rectangular website button?

Website Buttons: I am looking for a certain type of website button. [MI] [more inside]
posted by banished on Aug 17, 2004 - 5 answers

What's the best under $100 video card for an older AGP slot?

Best videocard for my buck? I picked up Doom 3 only to find my poor geforce 3 isn't cutting the mustard. Most web reviews are outdated or deal with pricey cards. What's the best card for my dollar? Extra points if its under 100 bucks and works with the older AGP slot.
posted by skallas on Aug 3, 2004 - 14 answers

Need simple photo and graphics editing tool

Illustrator is too much, Microsoft paint is not enough... [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jul 30, 2004 - 19 answers

What is a compass rose, alex?

You know that graphic element used on maps to show North, South, East and West - doe that have a name? (I can't think of it for the life of me...
posted by lilboo on May 13, 2004 - 11 answers

Broadcast Design Jobs

I just graduated from art school with BFA in Broadcast Design (or motion graphics). Now what? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Pukadon on May 11, 2004 - 6 answers

Icons: What are the most intuitive indicator icons for a web application to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed"?

Red means stop....or does it? I'm developing an icon set for a web application, and I'm looking for indicators to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed." My inclination is to go with red, yellow, green, but my experience with traffic lights seems to indicate that green (you haven't started, so go), yellow, and red (you're done, so stop) might be more logical. Anyone have any suggestions on which would be more intuitive?
posted by oissubke on May 6, 2004 - 15 answers

Other than Excel, Freehand, and Illustrator, are there any really snazzy looking, easy to use charting apps for XP?

I need to create some charts (as in bar-, pie-, etc.) for a presentation. I have used Excel (easy but boring), Illustrator and Freehand (slightly more complicated and exciting) for this in the past, but want to expand my repertoire. Are there any really snazzy looking, easy to use charting apps for XP? [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 24, 2004 - 11 answers

I need help choosing a graphics card.

All day, I've been looking into the murky world of graphics cards, and I don't feel any wiser. Need help [mi]. [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Mar 23, 2004 - 16 answers

A few questions about the SVG graphics format.

A few questions about the SVG graphics format... [MI] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 9, 2004 - 5 answers

SVG - amazing, yet not popular?

Why are there almost no SVG links from the Metafilter Community? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by meikel on Dec 8, 2003 - 14 answers

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