Recently I am sure I saw a script or action that analysed an image file and instead of generating the average colour, looked for a key colour (for example a logo colour) and provided that colour value. For example it might look at this image
and give you the blue or the pink rather than a beige / skin tone average. Does this sound familiar?
I have 200 scanned images of matchboxes. The matchboxes have different dimensions. I want to arrange the images automatically, with as few gaps as possible, into a large image to be printed as a poster. I think what I need is a "packing algorithm" but I don't know how to proceed. Is there a way I can do this automagically in Photoshop or with an existing freeware program? I don't need any special effects, just to simply arrange the images with the most efficient use of space.
I have a Word document with Word-generated bar graphs, and an InDesign document. I have to get the graphs into the InDesign document and I'm getting a little stuck. [more inside]
I have several thousand images from almost 30 years of photography and filmmaking scattered throughout one of four hard drives on my Mac. I want to move all my images to their own drive, build a searchable photo library, and I need a way to organize, tag, search, and easily find images. [more inside]
I need an awesome graphic for my 4th of July bbq invite. Something along the lines of Chuck Norris riding a firebreathing eagle attacking a bear army with an american flag background (for instance). [more inside]
How do I make web banners (the ones on top of blog/website, not ads) without warping the picture I want to use? [more inside]
Calling all Photoshop and photo enhancement experts, and/or people who can pick out Hebrew letters: help me digitally fiddle with these photos of old weathered Romanian-Jewish tombstones to make the inscriptions clearer, so that I can hopefully get the Hebrew writing on them translated. [more inside]
I want to calculate the average contrast, luminance and any other interesting photo statistics (things that might be useful/important in psychophysics) for a bunch of images. I've heard that both Matlab and Photoshop can do this. I'm still trying to avoid learning Matlab, so Photoshop is preferred (I tried google, and some image manipulation books I found in the library, but neither were very helpful). [more inside]
Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
What is the best approach to color management? I only just realised that how I see my photos in iPhoto, Photoshop, and Safari isn't how the majority of people on the net are seeing them? What is the best setup for consistent color management that still looks good? [more inside]
How do I beat up an image in Photoshop? In other words, how do I add what looks to be physical wear-and-tear to images, like this
, or the border images here
. I love that look.
I have a friend who at her job often needs to take 100 or so jpg pictures (at 800k or more a pop) from her digital camera, then zip and email them. How do I help automate the picture dimension reduction part of the process (the aim is to reduce filesize) to a very green newbie's level? Seen an ultra easy, uncluttered program to do this? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a free way to insert a digital watermark (invisible watermark) into an image? [more inside]
I need some BAD photographs (bad lighting conditions, etc.). [more inside]
I hope this isn't an abuse of AskMefi, but oh man: where the heck might one find pictures of a menu from Denny's? [mi] [more inside]