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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 ...
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Battlefield 2 via CrossOver: Graphic Bug With High Terrain

I'm trying to play Battlefield 2 with CrossOver on 10.7.4 but it produces a graphic glitch: I've already checked the software updates for new graphic-divers but can't find any anything. Is there ...
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Where can I find an iPhone 4S skin image?

We need to build a static web page with an iPhone on it containing animated views to showcase our app. To start with we need an iPhone 4S skin, better to be a white one to hold the rest of images, so ...
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How do I delete all pictures off an iPod Touch?

I'm running Windows iTunes and have copied my DCIM folder to back it up, now I want to delete all the pictures like I would on a digital camera, but the folder appears to be write protected and ...
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Java3d applet won't render on Lion

I have no idea what's the problem, but Java3D isn't rendering in applets. For example if I go to this page: http://www.java3d.org/howto.html and I see the first applet but not the second one. Also ...
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Do games need antialiasing on the Retina MacBook Pro?

Since the pixels in the new display are dense enough that they're imperceptible at a normal distance, doesn't that obviate antialiasing? (Assuming that the game is running at full 2880x1800 ...
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How to show width and height of image files in Finder's column view?

Is there any way to view the width and height of image type files in Finder's column view? I am runnning Snow Leopard. There isn't a checkbox for dimension in the Finder's view options:
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Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?

I'm considering purchasing a MacBook Pro, but a major issue for me is whether or not it has the computing power to support graphics-intensive applications. Specifically, the two most graphically ...
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What is a good RAW File Processor/Developer/Editor for Mac?

What is a good quality, and ideally free or cheap, RAW file processor for Mac OS X 10.7? Until I switched to Mac from Ubuntu, I used RawTherapee, which served me well, but unfortunately it's not ...
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How do I reliably get the file name of the current background picture?

Latest Lion update broke a simple Geeklet osascript that used System Events to lookup of Background picture names. Running the associated command from the terminal returns the same name, every time, ...
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New MacBook Pro graphics card?

When I have a monitor plugged in at work (dual monitor) and I go to About this Mac -> More Info it says Graphics Radeon HD6770. But when I unplug the monitor and just use the laptop display (17") It ...
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3D modeling application for Mac?

Background: I recently upgraded my Mac, and it happens to have a pretty nice graphics card (not that my old one wasn't nice ... in 2006). While I didn't upgrade my Mac for this purpose, it has ...
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How to use Scale Action to scale up an image in Keynote without loosing quality?

If I have a really high resolution image in Keynote, and I shrink it down to start out small, and then use the scale up action (animation) to make it big the resulting image is pixelated and low ...
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How to change background of Dashboard in Lion

I find the default background of Dashboard in Lion quite boring. I know how to change the defaultdesktop.jpg for the login screen, and I was wondering if there was a similar process for Dashboard. ...
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What software is available for 3D diagrams and graphs?

I'm looking for software to generate pretty 3D diagrams and graphics for scientific publications, for example something like this: ...
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App Recommendation for automatically stitching screenshots together on iOS

As per this marvellous screenshot on another question, is there an App available (preferably an iOS app, but a Mac OS X one might do) that will take a series of screenshots that are produced by taking ...
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How do I insert a picture into the Notes app?

I use the Notes app for keeping track and sharing the extended notes with fellow physicians in cardiology studies. There are a lot of pros to this app and I would find it very much useful if I could ...