Posts Tagged ‘Image’

Download Windows 7 and 8.1 ISO Images from Microsoft

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Need a fresh copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Microsoft makes it hard to find these products on their official website, but they’re still available.

It is rather difficult to download ISO images for previous versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system from official sources. Microsoft wants users to use the company’s Media Creation Tool instead which downloads and creates installation media on a system running a supported operating system version.

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Project Naptha Text on Image Recognitation Technology Comes to Firefox

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The ability to recognize text in images certainly has come a long way since the old OCR technology of the 2000’s.

Project Naptha is without doubt one of the coolest extensions for the Google Chrome web browser. It enables you to select text on images to copy it to the clipboard. That’s great if you need access to that text, for instance to paste it in an email or a social media website, or to edit it in a text editor. While it is possible to copy the text manually, it may take quite some time depending on the length of the text.

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Convert Images to Google’s WebP Image Format

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

I’m not sure if I’d jump on this bandwagon or not … at least not until Firefox and Adobe jump on board.

As a webmaster it pays to pay attention to trends and upcoming technologies that may help you improve the performance or other site metrics. Google’s WebP image format promises better file compression and quality than the popular jpg and png formats, and at least some webmasters consider converting all images made available on their sites in the format as well. There are issues however that keep the format from reaching a wider audience. It is not supported by all web browsers for example. Google Chrome supports it but Firefox does not for example.

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Google Integrates ‘Search Google for this Image’ Feature in Chrome

Monday, October 7th, 2013

This sounds sort of handy in a way, but it also sounds like a good way to find a whole lot of images that you weren’t really looking for …

If you are using the Google Chrome web browser regularly or occasionally, you may have noticed a new “search Google for this image” feature that Google has implemented into the browser recently. The feature enables Chrome users to search for similar images on Google. This is done by right-clicking an image on any website, and selecting the search Google for this image context menu item.

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