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Software for handling images and graphics, including creating, editing, converting, organizing, and printing.

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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

In the past I used Graphviz to create drawing of graphs. It is a nice tools for small graphs. But unfortunately, for large graphs, Graphviz really sucks: It always crossed edges that obviously could ...
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Substitute for Adobe Lightroom - Linux

I want to switch from Windows to Linux. I know I could run Windows programs on Linux by using Wine. But I'm looking for an alternative software which I can use there to do photo development. I'm ...
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What is a good free program to open corrupted JPEG files?

Back story: I have about 15 photos (JPEG) that are corrupted files on a computer after accidentally deleting them on a SD. I have recovered them using Recuva, and tried File Repair to open the ...
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Image/Photo Viewer for Windows

I am looking for an alternative to Windows Photo Viewer that is able to view png, jpg, and gif. Windows Photo Viewer only supports static gif. Must haves: Lightweight; Loads fast. Avoids fancy ...
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Free offline tool to create icon files?

I'm looking for a free offline icon file (.ico) editor that has the following features: Creating icons with a transparent background Importing image files that are not icon files Basic shapes, such ...
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Command line tool to check whether two images are exactly the same graphically

I need a command line tool that compares 2 images and says if their contents are the same, regardless of encoding - i.e. one might be a *.bmp and the other might be a *.png, so long as all their width,...
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Free/libre comic strip creator for GNU/Linux

I want to create comic strips. But, as I have no artistic talent, I can’t picture them by hand. So I’m looking for a tool that allows me to arrange "templates", like characters, furniture, items, and ...
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What mapping software can print large battlemaps for RPGs?

Years ago, I used Dundjinni to create battlemaps for the RPG game that I ran. However, each individual map was restricted in size such that it corresponded to the size of a piece of normal 8.5" x 11" ...
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Find visually similar images to a given image on Linux

I’m looking for a tool/software that will take an image as an example and scan my hard drive to find similar images to it, just like what Google Images does on the Web. Must run on Linux. See Find ...
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Is there software to automatically backup photos from Android device without going through a web service?

Between my wife and I we have a multitude of smart phones and tablets, and all get used to varying degrees to take photos. I'm looking for a Android App that will automatically backup photos to a ...
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Firefox plugin to save complete rendered page as image

I am looking for a Firefox plugin that meets the following requirements: Saves an image of the complete, rendered page (not only the current visible viewport) as it currently appears on the screen ...
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Easy to use graphics software to crop and resize and not much more

Need something that a technophobe could use to simply crop and resize images before uploading. Other options need to be kept at a minimum. IrfanView is great, but there are just too many options.
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Map of Wikimedia Commons pictures

Context While doing tourism, I use the Wikimedia Commons app to send pictures of monuments to Commons (a repository of free media). Most minor monuments are not on Commons, but the Eiffel Tower has ...
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App to quickly generate correctly resized iOS app icons

In iOS development, there are quite a few different sizes of icons needed to make your app look the best throughout the system. Here's what the average list of icon files looks like in an iOS project: ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

Up to now I've been using Paint and Gimp to annotate images, but Paint basically ruins the image while Gimp ruins my nerves. I need an annotation tool that can make the annotations look and clean. ...
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Command-line tool for lossless JPEG compression and optimization for Ubuntu

I am looking for a command line lossless JPEG compression tool which will have the following functionality: be a command line tool with no GUI interface I can provide list of folders (where my ...
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Easy HDR photo software for Ubuntu, with alignment

Currently I'm playing with Luminance HDR but I find it quite complicated and hard to get decent results. Darktable does offer a HDR module but with limited options. Looks that some of option I ...
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Find visually similar images for a given image file (on Windows)

I want a software for Windows to find visually similar images (pictures) on my hard disk. My need is it must find a given image is visually similar. That is, take a sample image as input and search ...
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Image indexer and duplicate finder

I need a free program, that is able to index my images on my hard disk and find duplicates. I'd like to be able to find exact duplicates (same size, name and format could be different) as well as ...
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Is there a Windows 7 program that allows images in a folder to be sorted by how visually similar they look?

I'm aware there are tons of programs that allow you to search a given folder for duplicate images and delete them, but are there any [programs/extensions/executables] that will function as an ...
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“Hacker” utility: space-efficient embedding a file into JPEG file container

With the advent of social media platforms and pervasive free image hosting (for example, Amazon's recent "unlimited photo storage" for Prime members), I would like to take advantage of this to (...
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Force image lazy loading everywhere

Sometimes I open a page with way too many images displayed sequentially (think of a really long blog post with dozens of big images); web pages built like that have some negative impact for the ...
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Is there a free-standing equivalent to PowerPoint's “SmartArt” feature?

MS PowerPoint includes a feature called "SmartArt". It provides a means of automating various kinds of graphical layouts of lists. I believe it was introduced with MS Office 2007. I'm not a Windows ...
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Web service to detect whether a picture has been published on the Internet before or not, very fast

On private social networks, people sometimes post pictures pretending they have taken it, whereas in fact they just found the image on Google Search or Flickr. This gave me the idea to implement a ...
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How can I rename photos using EXIF data?

I have nearly a million photos taken with a variety of cameras across a decade or so and have finally embarked on the massive task of organisation. To automate this somewhat, I'm looking for software (...
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Program to view images using different sort orders

On my Windows XP laptop I normally use Windows Photo Viewer to view images. On Windows 7 the program is crap cause it doesn't animate GIF images so I'm looking for a better program for that. ...
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Python library for taking camera images

I want to get a single image from a camera (e.g. a built-in webcam in a notebook) with Python. I'm looking for a library that makes this possible in a few lines of code (I'm not looking to write a ...
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Local photo tagging application that will do face recognition

I am looking for a photo management application that will run on Windows 7 and 10. Previously I used Google's Picasa application. It was useful. Then life happened, I got way behind and apparently ...
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PDF content extraction software

Can anyone recommend an open source library/API for extracting the texts and images from a PDF? Below are the requirements. I have used PDF Clown, C# .NET version, but having issues in creating an ...
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What simple open source photo/image editors exist there on android?

I want to edit photos and other images on my phone. Some features should be: Cropping Rotating Resizing/compression Face-recognition for semi-autocrop is nice, but doesn't have to be. More features ...
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An open source Java picture viewing/tagging program?

I am looking for a program that: Shows pictures in a given folder, with thumbnails, with an action to see full-screen. Allows to add tags to pictures and manage tags. (tags are like "vacations" or "...
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App that allows me to do an in-app image search

Scenario: I am using Google Keep for notes. I took a photo of a product that I want to get in the future. However, I would prefer to use a better image than what I took, so I want to download an image ...
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Adding speech bubbles to photographs

I want to add speech balloons to photographs. Bonus points for supporting other bubbles, too (thought bubbles, scream bubbles, …). I want to open the photograph, add a speech bubble, enter text, ...
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How to find a TIF image with a specific color depth (8 Bit) inside a directory with 10k images?

I want to find a TIF image inside a directory with a specific color depth (8 Bit) with 10'000 images. It does not need a GUI, a basic log file would be sufficient. It should run on Windows and ...
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Converting PDF with several pages to one image

I am looking for a program that can convert a PDF that has several pages into one single image where pages would be stacked vertically. If possible: lossless compression configurable resolution ...
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Web app to extract all colours of an image

Does a web-app exist where I can upload an image, and all the colours used in that image are analyzed and displayed for me to use, with a sample next to the colour? Requirements: free web-app upload ...
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Bitmap editor to make game sprites in Linux?

We would like to draw textures and skins for games like Minetest and Minecraft. What do you recommend? Feature preferences (in order of importance): Similar to software used by experienced artists ...
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Steganography library or command line program

I have been using Steghide for hiding data inside images. I recently found that the metadata of the cover file is removed during this process. Also there is no active development for this software ...
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Edit and search/browse image metadata

I have thousands of meme images. Unfortunately, unorganized. Whenever I could need a specific image, it’s nearly impossible to locate it. Now I want to organize my collection by manually adding ...
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Tool to resize and compress at least 2 images at once

I am looking for Windows software, most desirably free or open source, but not necessarily, that will let me do the following actions at the same time, to more than 2 image files (i.e. to several ...
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What program will convert video frames to jpegs?

I have a video file, I would like to convert all the frames in the video (every single one) to an image file. How do I do that? I tried using VLC for this purpose, but it bugged out on me, sadly. ...
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OS X graphic design app that supports vector graphics?

I'd like to start working with vector graphics instead of normal image files for my app icons. As screen resolutions get higher and higher, so do file sizes. I'd like an OS X app that supports ...
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A photo viewing/organising software for Windows

I've just been on holiday, and I took a lot of photos. I need a software to view these photos on my PC, and I want to be able browse through the photos quickly, delete them with a single click (...
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Online library for image annotation with arrows?

Has anyone come accross a JavaScript/jQuery based library that helps to annotate images with arrows? Would be great for us to use in our project.
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Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos?

I am looking for a decent scanner software that will allow: Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos (Approx 4 photos every scan) Re-orientation Scratch and dust removal (if possible) Color ...
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WebP library for Java?

Is there a library in java for producing/consuming image files in the WebP format? The libraries I found online are either libwebp written in C, or its JNI bindings in Java. Is there anything in pure ...
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Fixing corrupted jpgs that still looks ok visually

So like many people lots of my jpg photos had not been properly backed up with parity bits and all my backup copies had become corrupted due to "silent data corruption". I scanned my drive using the ...
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Procedural textures software library

I would like to write some software that composes images out of procedural textures. For ultimate flexibility I would like to access/create those textures via an API. In the past I have used POV-Ray ...
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Self-hosted photo management webapp with facial recognition, duplicates elimination

Whenever I think of my piles of photos with multiple duplicates of each, I get a little stressed and put it off for another year. Time to do something about it, and am looking for some software to ...
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Measure distances and areas of geometric shapes

I'm looking for a software that could assist me in defining geometric shapes over an existing image, define a scale, and display the length and areas of various elements. For example, let's say I ...

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