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Internet


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Search engines


Internet archives


Books (Search inside books)


Image search engines


Music search


Usenet newsgroups


Translation


OCR


White pages


finger

finger was what people used for self-expression before the Web and personal home pages.
You would put your "home page" in your ".plan" file, which finger would display when called.


DNS

  

Lookup sites




3-D visual worlds



Google Street View


This is an image, not an embedded control:

Click to enter Google Street View of Cambridge.
Click to rotate and move about.
Beautiful. I dreamed of something like this for years.




Webcams



Miscellaneous



Data Formats


ps and PDF


Gnuplot


Latex


Images



How to do various things with images and video (on Windows)

  

Online charts and graphs


How to do various things with images

  1. How to do screen capture:
    1. PrintScreen (whole screen) or Alt-PrintScreen (active window)
    2. Microsoft Photo Editor
    3. Paste as new image
    Or:
    1. Print Screen or Alt-PrintScreen
    2. Microsoft Paint
    3. Paste
    Or:
    1. ArcSoft PhotoStudio
    2. File - Capture - Desktop
    3. Click on window you want to capture

  2. How to Crop in Microsoft Paint:
    1. Move mouse to bottom RHS corner and note (in status line) pixels Width,Height
    2. Image - Attributes - (Enter pixels Width and Height)

  3. How to write a line of text on top of an image:
    1. Microsoft Paint: "A" icon.
    2. Pick icon for transparent / not-transparent.
    3. Pick color.
    4. Pop-up gives font, size, etc.
    Or:
    1. Make a table with a background-image and then write text in the table.

  4. How to generate an icon with words in it:
    1. Write in HTML and do screen capture

  5. How to convert (a color map say) to black and white
    1. Microsoft Photo Editor
    2. File-Properties-Greyscale
    3. save as JPEG

  6. How to highlight (say places on a map) in Yellow:
    1. iPhoto Express
    2. Photo-convert-color
    3. Enhance-Paint-Mark pen, yellow
    4. save
    Or:
    1. Imaging for Windows
    2. to start: Annotation - Highlighter
    3. draw (is rectangle - drag with mouse to set thickness)
    4. to stop: Annotation - Select Annotations
    5. RHS click - Properties
    Or:
    1. ArcSoft PhotoStudio
    2. Paintbrush and Pen are on same tool (toggle)
    3. icon - Paintbrush tool - thickness and transparency along bottom
    4. icon - Pen tool - thick - transparency 70 percent - single click for centre of circle
    Or:
    1. Microsoft Paint
    2. Brush

  7. How to draw straight lines (e.g. boundary of a property):
    1. Microsoft Paint
    2. Shapes - line
    3. Size and Color

  8. How to scan a document that is larger than A4 (or whatever limit your scanner has)
    1. Do multiple small (e.g. A4) scans until you have covered the whole document with overlapping images.
    2. Image stitching software - Microsoft Image Composite Editor
    3. Just drag and drop the multiple small scans onto it. It figures out the overlaps automatically and creates one huge image.


How to do screen capture from video

  1. How to do screen capture from video:

  2. How to do screen capture from Windows Media Player:
    1. Ctrl-I saves current frame as JPG

  3. How to do screen capture from QuickTime:
    1. Play inside IE browser and PrintScreen screen capture as normal.

  4. How to do screen capture from RealPlayer:
    1. Tools - Preferences - Hardware - Video card compatibility - Most reliable
    2. PrintScreen screen capture

  5. How to do screen capture from other video:
    1. MPUI - press "S" to grab screenshot


How to Rotate video


How to Light adjust video



Computers


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Web browsers




HTML


ASCII and other characters



Printing web pages



Colors


light versions of red, green, blue:

 
This is bgcolor=#ffcccc
This is bgcolor=#ccffcc
This is bgcolor=#ccccff
 
This is bgcolor=#ffdddd
This is bgcolor=#ddffdd
This is bgcolor=#ddddff
 
This is bgcolor=#ffeeee
This is bgcolor=#eeffee
This is bgcolor=#eeeeff
 

light versions of cyan, magenta, yellow:

 
This is bgcolor=#ccffff
This is bgcolor=#ffccff
This is bgcolor=#ffffcc
 
This is bgcolor=#ddffff
This is bgcolor=#ffddff
This is bgcolor=#ffffdd
 
This is bgcolor=#eeffff
This is bgcolor=#ffeeff
This is bgcolor=#ffffee
 

light grey:

 
This is bgcolor=#cccccc
 
This is bgcolor=#dddddd
 
This is bgcolor=#eeeeee
 



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