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Trouble transferring pictures from an iPhone 3GS to PC

I had dropped my iPhone 3GS and the left bottom corner of the screen had cracked. Now the touch screen nor home button work. I'm able to charge the iPhone with my USB charger but am not able to do ...
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Manage iPhoto on external hard disk

Most of my Mac hard drive is filled with iPhoto pictures. I have an external USB hard drive. What to do? Just moving pictures from Pictures/iPhoto Library is not a perfect option as I want to have ...
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How can I disable the HD4000 integrated graphics card on a MacBook Pro?

HD 4000 on my MacBook Pro shared 512 MB RAM from my main memory, which is calculated as part of kernel_task. My question is simple, is there a way to disable it, stopping it from taking up 512 MB of ...
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Mac: VRAM with multiple Monitors

It seems that when multiple monitors are attached to a MacBook Pro (Retina), OSX splits up the VRAM for the monitors. Even when a screen is captured by e.g. a game, performance degrades very steep. ...
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Wireless both way sync of photos on iPhone

iTunes allows you to "sync" pictures however this only copies files from Mac to iPhone, forcing me to do it manually over the USB cable if I want to copy my photos from iPhone to my Mac. I'm running ...
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How can I turn on the Intel HD manually?

For some weeks my MacBook 6.2 does not switch to the integrated graphics adapter (Intel HD). This is especially crucial when I work on battery (which happens quite often). I guess the runtime could be ...
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Graphical issues with Safari?

Sometimes during browsing the internet or typing stuff (even here), some blocks of the page disappear and overlap each other. They sometimes overlap the text im typing or text in articles im reading, ...
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What might cause a a dock icon to have pixellated noise?

This is possibly a non-issue, but the Finder icon that appears when you Cmd + Tab has some strange graphical noise on the top. I can't remember how long ago it happened, or if I made anything strange ...
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Various graphics-related corruption/errors/misrendering with Mountain Lion

Since the November 2012 update to Moutain Lion, I keep getting these weird graphical issues. The list of woes: OpenCL crashes during application startup Sometimes after the laptop wakes up from a ...
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Brand New MacBook Pro Retina Glitches

I noticed a lot of people have a similar problem like me. Strange glitches in some programs on some controls. They appear totally random. The image shows only one program. It also appears in Safari, ...
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Powerpoint: compress or downsample large images/graphics

I'm using Powerpoint 2011, and I'm not able to find an option to easily downsample or compress images to produce a smaller output PPTX or PPT file. I don't need the high resolution in some of the ...
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Macbook Pro Battery / Discrete Graphics Card Issues in 10.8.2

I am posting because I currently have a 15'' Macbook Pro (Early 2011 edition) and have suffered from poor battery life since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8. Before the upgrade, I could use my ...
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Terrible GUI lag/glitchiness after reboot in Mountain Lion 10.8.2

I got a brand new Retina MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Mountain Lion 10.8.2) a couple months ago, and it was buttery smooth (for the most part) at first. However, one day I turned ...
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Application similar to MS Paint to do graphical work on Mac

This is going to sound silly to someone who does this everyday.. but I am confused about something. What do people use to do similar things like with MS Paint (not Paint.net), e.g. stuff like making ...
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Mac Pro (mid 2010) grinds to a halt when display is rotated to portrait

I have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 with two ATI Radion 5770's driving 6 Dell U2412M's. Problem is, when even just one of these displays is rotated to portrait, the entire system grinds to a halt. CPU usage ...
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Display forwarding - for non-X programs?

I ask this anticipating the answer is 'no', but - is it possible to forward graphics windows on mac the way you would forward X11 windows, i.e. via ssh? I'm thinking specifically of the python ...
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Fix bad image quality in dark images in iMovie

I have an iMovie project (stop motion animation). Everything is fine, except for a dark scene. The photos get pixelated and blocked, and really ruined. The original image is very sharp and clear, yet ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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How to Generate a Globe / Sphere of Icons / Images

Does anyone know how to generate a sphere of icons like Apple has done in their keynotes. Such as: http://blog.utest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/iStock_000020649912XSmall.jpg or ...
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Images centered on safari

Is there a way (preferably stable —doesn't matter if it's difficult to configure— but you forget about it once done) to make Safari displaying images centered? I mean, if you are viewing an image ...
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Various applications are not redrawing areas of their screen (glitchy graphics)

There are a few applications that consistently show graphic glitches. I think it started happening on a recent Mac OS X update. I have: Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) Intel HD Graphics 288 MB (can switch ...
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Safari 6 rendering issues/artifacts (on Mountain Lion)

Final update I just received an email from Apple confirming this bug has been fixed in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I've been having rendering issues with Safari 6 on different systems all running ...
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Resizing Images with Automator into multiple sizes

I followed this simple guide to resize images in a batch with Automator: copy copy file to resized folder on Desktop add suffix _S (for small) resize it to 25% of its original size Though I want ...
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Sudden drop in gaming performance (FPS) on a mid-2010 iMac

About two weeks ago, I had a sudden drop in gaming performance on my 27" iMac with ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics. While before I could play games without any problems at high graphical settings, ...
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How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?

My graphics card has malfunctioned and is preventing my MacBook Pro (2011) from booting. Based on my research I will have to otherwise have the logic board replaced. The defective ATI graphics card ...
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Where can I find the source image files for the browser checkboxes in Safari?

I'm looking for the source PNG image files for the browser checkboxes used in Safari. Specifically, these guys: I've looked through the Contents > Resources folder in the Safari.app file, but ...
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How to render only first page in PDF as image and then resize?

I've really stuck on how to do this, I thought it would be easy, but maybe not! I want to create a small thumbnail image from the first page of a pdf in automator so I can batch convert a load of ...
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Aperture : unreadable JPEG on Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, some pictures in my Aperture library are unreadable. Aperture says the format isn't supported. I made some test and noticed that even the Finder, QuickLook or ...
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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Animations are choppy and jerky after a day (Mountain Lion)

After my 13" MacBook Pro (2010) has been on/sleeping for a day, the changing desktop animation and mission control gets choppy. Only a reboot fixes this problem and it stays good for several hours. ...
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How to scan an image (map) using only 256 colors?

Is there a way to can an image on OSX using only 256 colors rather than millions or billions? I am scanning maps which only use a few colors, so I think I want to keep the color depth low so there is ...
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Is there a free command line program for converting PDF files to SVG?

Once upon a time I used Corel Draw to edit vector graphics. Now I'm looking at using Sketch. I previously converted all my old CDR files to PDF but Sketch doesn't seem to like to open PDFs containing ...
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Transparent PNG photo shape creator on iPad

I have searched high and low looking for an app that will do a very specific thing. I want to take a photo from my camera roll, apply a pre created shape mask to it (not freeform) and then save it ...
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Software for design 3D graph

I'm looking for a software for designing 3D graph (graph with x,y,z axis). I found OmniGraphSketcher but it seems that it allows me to design only 2D graph. I don't want to use Matlab because my ...
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How can I keep my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro display at maximum brightness?

I have periodically noticed that my display has been a bit dim, and have brought it up to maximum brightness... only later to find that my display was about halfway on brightness. I can't rule out a ...
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Lines running down screen of iPod touch 4th generation

It's almost like stuck pixels- except they're moving down the screen...? Recently, after turning on a 4th generation iPod touch for the first time in two or three months, I noticed that lines were ...
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Mountain Lion displaying graphical artefacts on screen

I have a default automatic login account, User A. The Dock renders all it is responsible for (Dock, Launchpad, Mission Control) correctly for User A, but when I Fast User Switch to User B or C or the ...
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How to set read-only dmg background picture in Mountain Lion?

Until MacOS 10.7, I used to put a png file in a read/write dmg, then I set it as its background picture, then I hided it and converted the dmg to a read-only one. Everything just worked. Now, in ...
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What is the best way to deal with a large iPhoto library?

I just migrated from Wndows and imported all my pictures from my external hard drive into iPhoto. I have around 100GB of photos. I wanted to see if this is going to scale or if there is a way I should ...
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On my MacBook Pro, how can I open a picture in Photoshop that is in my iPhoto library?

I have imported a bunch of photos from my iPhone into iPhoto. I notice that it saves my full photo library as a single file (12 GB in my case) and when I open iPhoto it works fine. I now want to open ...
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Problem changing desktop background in Mountain Lion (10.8.1)

I have performed an upgrade to the latest Snow Leopard and now to Mountain Lion (10.8.1). Post upgrade my desktop background isn't no longer changing. The background will not change when I try and ...
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How to upload pictures from an iPhone?

When I take a picture with my iPhone 4 and I want to upload them to a site like craigslist or etsy, the upload or browse button is always gray so it doesn't allow me to do it. I try going to my ...
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Early 2009 24" iMac Graphics / Display problem [VIDEO]

So here is the situation... I came home from work one day and my iMac would not turn on, no chime, no fans, nothing. It had stormed earlier that day so I was wondering if something tragic happened. ...
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Change background image with Time

I created 288 different earth renders depending on sun position (one for every 5 earth minutes) based on this file from blendswap. It the image sequence starts at noon and ends at noon. I would like ...
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Can corrupted MacBook1,1 graphics be fixed?

Can the graphics on this 2008 MacBook1,1 be fixed? I believe the OS version is Leopard with all Leopard updates installed. Everything looks fine through entering your password at the login screen, ...
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What image file formats are commonly imported into Keynote and PowerPoint for Mac?

I am a Windows user, but my superior colleague is a Mac user (he has a MacBook). He has asked me to send him some images that I used in a PDF report. He would like to include these (original ...
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How to get 3 1900x1200 monitors working on a 2010 Mac Pro

I have a new Mac Pro with a single ATI 5770 card installed. It has two mini-display ports, and one DVI port I have tried the following configurations: All 3 DVI connections: This results in one ...
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Exporting pictures from iOS device without using a computer

How can export pictures on an iOS device to an SD card or a USB memory stick without using a computer?
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Why does running Luxology Modo cause a marked increase in performance for other 3D graphics apps?

Original post is at the bottom, newest update at the top. ;) I didn't think to add this before, but you can download a 15-day trial of Modo for free if anyone want to try this for themselves. If ...
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Photo indexing software for Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the ability to upload to a photo printer / sharing service?

I want to scan old color slides using a Nikon Coolscan on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8. I want a program that will allow me to index these files and add descriptions, dates, locations and other ...