Do you feel like you need to change things up a bit on your Windows machine? The free Logon Screen Rotator is able to give your logon screen a fresh new look each time your computer starts up. That way the next time you go to login you'll be surprised with the background that is there to greet you.
Posts Tagged ‘Photos’
I spend a lot of time looking at images on my computer since it currently serves as a home to the tens of thousands that I've taken. It should therefore come as no surprise that I tinker around a lot with various image viewers to ensure that I'm always using the one that fits my needs the best.
Want to throw a quick shape collage together using online image sources such as Facebook, Instagram, or a simple Google Image Search? Loupe has to be one of the best tools for doing that. In just a few clicks you can have dozens of images related to any subject pulled in and formed into a variety of shapes.
Yesterday we walked through how you can backup and restore individual apps on your iOS device, but we can actually take things a step further for those who didn't take the time to make the individual app backups. As long as you have an iTunes backup of your iPhone/iPad/iPod and it is unencrypted you can actually extract the app files as well as photos directly from that.
Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.
I don't know very many people anymore that use screensavers on their computers, but displaying a nice photo collage might be worthwhile if you still enjoy having something flashy on the screen when your computer is sitting idle. I came across a pretty nice one that was started a few months ago, and I'd say offers the right amount of options without being overkill.
I remember testing out the ImageGlass photo viewer last year and was impressed with the speed at which it could shuffle through photos, but I wasn't very fond of the interface. When I recently checked back in on the project I noticed that a technical preview of ImageGlass 1.5 was available, and it is looking pretty good.
There are all kinds of photo sharing websites out there, but the concept behind LiveShare is really interesting. It all starts with a photo stream that is created by you or a friend, and then gets shared out among anyone you want. These streams can be private so that only the people you invite can view/post to the stream, or they can be public so that anyone can view/post to the stream.
HDR is the process of combining multiple photos with the hope that the resulting image is clear in both the light and dark areas. Getting good free HDR software that is capable of merging the photos together can be a little tricky since there are a lot of things it has to take into account, such as perfectly aligning each image.
For the every-day photos that you snap just for fun, there’s no reason to spend hefty sums of money and quality time learning Photoshop. Instead, head over to BeFunky.com where you can quickly, and easily, edit your photos for free. Not only can you edit your photos, you can also add effects and design elements with very little effort.
I recently read about an incredible service called ifttt (If This Then That). It does something I never thought I would see happen… it integrate dozens of social sites together through the use of customizable actions.
Before posting or sharing photos you might like the piece of mind knowing that there isn't any identifiable information stored in the metadata of your images. For example, if you've taken a photo using your cellphone there is a good chance that the image was also tagged with the GPS location where it was shot.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could see a larger preview of an image without having to actually open the photo? That's exactly what FastPreview does, and it does a pretty awesome job of it. All you have to do is right-click on the image file and a larger preview will be shown right there in the context menu.
Personally I've never needed to compress a large number of images before, but if I did I'd definitely be using Caesium. The interface is easy to understand, and the dual-pane previews along the right side make it easy to see the before/after comparison so that you can get the right compression ratio.
We've come across quite a few photo viewing and editing applications in the past, but Zoner Photo Studio Free is one of the more powerful apps that we've seen. I expected this application to be extremely limited since they have a paid version of Photo Studio as well, but when you compare the features you'll see that the free version is pretty well equipped given that you'll be saving $70.
Digital picture frames are a great way to showcase your photo library, but some people think that they need enormous memory cards so that they don't have to constantly swap out images. The photos taken with a digital camera are often very high resolution, and can therefore limit how much you can fit onto a card.
Do you have a bunch of photos that aren't geotagged and haven't found a free program that makes it easy? Let me introduce GeoSetter to you. This awesome app makes geotagging your photos a breeze and also lets you change other EXIF information on images.
Last month I covered an awesome photo sharing service called DropMocks. Unlike most photo management sites this one wasn't looking to be the most powerful service on the web, and instead just wanted to offer a simple way for users to quickly share photos with one another. There's a new kid on the block that copies a lot of what DropMocks offers, but also throws in a few goodies.