Posts Tagged ‘images’

Project Naptha Makes Text on Images Selectable in Chrome

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

This sounds like an interesting and useful development … although the accuracy of OCR programs has never really been all that impressive.

While you can select any text on any website using the mouse or other input methods, you cannot really do that if the text is displayed as an image. That’s a problem if you want to copy it, run a search using it, translate it, or use it as a quote in an article that you are writing. I have always helped myself up until now by copying the text manually which certainly is not the best option in this regard.


How to Browse All of Your Web Images on Bing and Google

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Here’s a simple, yet useful trick that can come in handy for just about anybody who runs a web site.

If you run your own website you are probably also posting images on it from time to time. If you take ghacks for instance, you will notice that most articles contain at least one image in them to visualize the contents of the post and help with SEO. Most of the images that you post on your site get indexed by search engines which opens up a great opportunity for us. You can browse the images that were posted on your site using search engines.


Catalog Digital Images with vvvP

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here’s an interesting tool for photographers …

I started taking photos with digital cameras when they first came out, switched cameras several times since then and recently bought my fifth or so digital camera, a Canon EOS 600D. I have stored digital images taken with the cameras on my hard drives as well as on DVDs. This makes it relatively difficulty to keep taps on all the photos that I have taken in the past.


Image Tools – Picture Editing and Manipulation Software

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Sometimes, these freeware image manipulation programs are more useful than the ones that you have to pay for …

Picture editing and image manipulation tools are often the best option for photographers and computer users who want to process multiple images in short time. Image Tools is no exception to that rule. The free Windows software can batch process all images that are loaded into the program interface.


Opera Make It So Extension – Resizes Images Automatically

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

It’s kind of surprising that Opera needs an extension to do this; both IE and Firefox will resize images automatically without an add-on.

Images on the Internet may sometimes be larger in resolution than the web browser window. This may happen if the web browser window is not maximized, but happens as well if the image’s resolution is larger than that of the monitor resolution.


ImageFit – Scale Images Automatically in Firefox

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

If you’re bothered by over-size images that leap beyond the confines of page layout, then you’d probably be interested in this add-on.

The Firefox web browser scales images automatically to fit the current browsing window. Users who do not like the behavior can take a look at our guide How To Disable Dynamic Image Resizing In Firefox to disable the feature. There are however other possibilities where images may need to be resized. This is for instance the case on forums where images break the forum layout when they are too large.


Display Full Images with Hover Zoom for Chrome

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

This sounds like a very useful feature … although the “on mouse over” part would make me a little nervous.

Many websites and services on the Internet display image thumbnails on their pages which link to a larger version of the image on a mouse-click. Shopping sites like Amazon display small item images, that link to the item’s product pages. All have in common that at least one click needs to be made to view a larger version of the image. On most websites, images are linked directly to their larger versions. On shopping sites like Amazon however, the smaller images usually lead to the product page, where the images need to be located and clicked again to view them in a larger version.


See What Images are Being Viewed on your Network with Driftnet

Monday, September 20th, 2010

At the end of the article, the writer warns that this program consumes a lot of system resources … it seems like it would also consume a lot of time to have someone review all of the images that were viewed on a network.

I want to preface this article by saying I am not, in any way advocating spying on your users. With that said, there are times (and reasons) why you might need to see what images are being viewed on your network. Whether it be an end user who is viewing content that goes against specific company policies or, worse, against the law. When this happens, you might have need or cause to see just what is being viewed from your LAN. When this is the case there is a handy tool for that called Driftnet.