Wallpaper Slideshow LT lets you create a rotating slideshow with your favorite photos on your computer's desktop. Though it comes with only a couple of sample photos, you can include photos from your hard drive to personalize the application.
Wallpaper Slideshow LT is easy to use, which is a good thing since there is no Help file. But if you need a little guidance, the publisher's Web site has information about the program that users may find helpful. When we installed the program, we chose to put an icon on our Desktop and on our Taskbar. It's … Read more
The iPhone OS 3.0 Camera Roll is running out of film for some iPhone users. A handful of photographers on Apple's discussion board are reporting that pictures taken with the iPhone camera and screen captures are disappearing from the iPhone's onboard photo library.
The bug, according to these reports, occurs when the photo names generated by the iPhone reach IMG_10000.xxx or higher, where the xxx represents either a JPG for photos, PNG for screen snapshots, or MOV for videos. Once you've reached this 10,000 mark milestone in your iPhone photography career, the Mobile Photos app no longer displays additional media files. Luckily, however, the photos are still there--they simply don't display on the phone.
Some users found help using the Phoneview utility from Ecamm on their Macs--the free demo version worked long enough to uncover the missing photos. PC users may be able to find their shots via iPhone Browser.… Read more
Fotosizer offers users an opportunity to resize one or dozens of photos with a few mouse clicks. With simple instructions and great results, this is an excellent choice for users needing new pictures in a hurry.
The program should not require anyone make a trip to the Help file, but if confusion arises the file will steer you in the right direction. With only a few buttons to click, users will be resizing in minutes. First, users select a photo or an entire folder to resize by navigating through a file tree. Once chosen, users customize the output size by … Read more
LightZone offers users a stunning array of effects that go way beyond simple lighting tricks. With simple design and abundant tools, this is a great choice for photo perfectionists.
The program hinges right on the verge of being cluttered, but its professional layout is spaced just right to keep all the tools at your fingertips and not overwhelm. Commands are clearly labeled and users can easily preview all changes, which make for a great experience. Users begin LightZone by choosing a photo from the file tree on the left side of the screen. Once a snapshot is chosen, users are … Read more
Scientists at HP have developed a technique to detect creases in photographs using standard, unmodified flatbed scanners. Once correctly scanned into a computer, software can determine where the photograph's defect is, and artificially correct it to remove any trace of a crease or fold.How does it work?
On the surface, the technique appears relatively simple. Most flatbed scanners use two separate lightbulbs to accurately capture all the color in a photo. By controlling these independently of each other, two slightly different images (each taken from different directions as the bulbs move under the photo) can be captured of the same photograph. From these, rudimentary 3D information can be generated.
With the defect--a crease in our example--identified, software can artificially mask it entirely. Known as "infilling," each pixel inside the scanned crease is replaced by a new one generated from pixels just outside of the crease. The software makes sure the two pixels are similar, to avoid sticking a giant red pixel in the middle of a bunch of green ones.… Read more
iUndelete is an easy-to-use utility that allows users to recover deleted documents. Although it won't work miracles, users stand a good chance of recovering lost data with this program.
The program's interface is simple and intuitive, allowing us to get started right away. For testing purposes, we created a Word document and deleted it. We hadn't emptied our Recycle Bin in a while either, so we did that, too. Then we clicked the Scan button and the program went to work. It quickly returned a list of the deleted files it had found, organized in a tree … Read more
Similar to the way most search engines display an array of thumbnails, users can now parse through small or medium size previews of photos, and view detailed information about the shot without even having to visit its photo page. It's also a lot more straightforward in how it directs users to various other parts of the service such as groups, other users, and photos with similar tags. These suggestions … Read more
Photos from either of the two cameras can be manipulated beforehand then uploaded to Facebook afterward. While the onboard cameras don't boast enormous resolutions, we think the size should be good enough for use with the social networking giant.
Today's DSi update should be available about 8 p.m. Eastern time. DSi owners can simply navigate to the system update section of the settings … Read more
HomeGallery is an easy-to-use wallpaper changer that lets users edit and organize their images within an attractive and intuitive layout.
The program's interface is exceptional, with a sleek and professional-looking design. The fact that it consists of three separate windows can be a bit annoying, but we were willing to ignore that because it was so nice to look at. One small window contains controls for the changer--play, fast forward, and so no--and also gives access to the program's settings. Another window provides a cool-looking filmstrip-style display of the user's images across the top of the screen. … Read more