Questions tagged [image-editing]

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Basic photo editing on OS X [duplicate]

I need to edit a photo on my Mac. I wish to take two photos and paste them together to create one that's larger, containing both. I couldn't figure out how to do this with iPhoto. For Windows you ...
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How to batch rename images, in reverse numerical order?

My camera names its images IMG_0001.jpg, IMG_0002.jpg, IMG_0003.jpg, etc. I have about a thousand images and would like to rename them without having to do it manually if possible. Is there a good ...
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Mac Vector Image Tools

I am looking for a vector image creation/editing tool for the Mac. My primary focus with be creating/editing images (mainly icons) for application development. I think I will be purchasing the full ...
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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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What can I use to do decent content aware image resizing on OS X?

What can I use to do decent content aware image resizing on OS X? I know that Photoshop and iResizer are supposed to provide this, but first is quire heavy and expensive and the other one seems not ...
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How to install ImageMagick on 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a precompiled binary (without a package manager)?

The wish is to manipulate images from the command line using the ImageMagick tools. No package manager because: The MacPorts port and Homebrew brew package managers have Xcode dependencies. Xcode ...
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Software to losslessly optimize batches of image files

I frequently work with large numbers of image files to be used in websites. I'm currently using Photoshop's 'Save for Web' tool to find the most efficient way to compress images, but that takes some ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and |...
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Image Editor with accurate dimensions

I've recently purchased an iPad and I'm looking for an app that will allow me to resize and crop photos to specific dimensions. There are plenty of editing apps that I have seen but nothing seems to ...
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iOS image processing software auto crop to borders [closed]

I am implementing an application and my app needs to crop image based on background contrast. I have seen similar behavior in document scanning applications where they automatically pick up image ...
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Why can I not edit some photos Imported from an iPhone to Windows Vista?

Lots of people are complaining about this issue on the Apple Support forums. Some people have some work-arounds but there aren't any explanations of what's going on. I've checked out permissions ...
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What's a good program to batch resize 100,000 jpg images?

The program should run in batch mode to resize all files in a folder and then save new files to different folder. An option for setting jpg quality would be great, too.
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Is there an app that quickly makes an image of selected text?

I'm facing the following problem: I would like to compare different fonts in a presentation by arranging single letters such as 'a' next to each other. Imagine a slide with, say, a Helvetica 'a' on ...
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SNES Graphics Editor for Mac?

Does anyone know of an editor than can open/read SNES 4BPP graphics files? Or at least one that can convert to/from this format?
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How can I stitch a set of images together?

I have a set of images that are named foo-N.jpg, where N is a number from 0 to 100. I'd like to stitch them together such that I have one long image, where foo-0.jpg is at the left and foo-100.jpg is ...
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Image editor which can handle layer groups

What free image editors exist for the Mac, which can handle *.psd files and treats layer groups correctly (for example, GIMP just ignores layer grouping)?
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Creating star effect in Pixelmator

I have a picture taken with a person in front of a Christmas tree; the lights in the Christmas tree look like small blurry things. However, I want to make the lights look like stars. Is this possible ...
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Pixelmator 2.0 Features

I've just started using Pixelmator 2.0, and I love it. It's a beautiful alternative to clunky and overbearing Adobe products, but I can't seem to find some very simple key features that I'm sure (read:...
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Commercial application for cataloging & categorizing images?

The marketing team where I work is looking for an application that would allow their team to categorize and sort a slew of images and have them be read/write for the whole team. My understanding of ...
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How do I rotate an iPhone photo on my iPhone without losing EXIF data?

I have iOS 4.3.3. Are there any apps or methods that allow simple rotating of an iPhone photo (taken where the level sensor picked the wrong orientation), without losing the EXIF information? ...
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Are there any “App Store quality” apps for creating animated GIFs from a series of image files?

I searched the App Store for "animated GIF" but the only returned app was one to convert a movie file into an animated GIF. I need to go the other way: I have a series of screenshots taken of an app ...
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How can I combine multiple photos into a single image on my iPhone?

I want to combine multiple photos like this I tried many apps like diptic, picstich and many more. But they all combine like this. Just a bit of clarification: I don't want to create panorama, don'...
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How to draw a curve line on Pixelmator

This is probably one of the most important / useful feature in any image editing software - any knows how to draw curved line in Pixelmator?
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Free OS X solution for getting screenshots, cropping and annotating them

I am looking for a simple/fast, free solution that will allow me to get screenshots from different windows, crop areas that are interesting to me and adding some comments to them. It's main use case ...
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What is the quickest Mac OS X app to use to remove the background of an image to make it transparent?

I followed the instructions in How to use Preview for Basic Image Editing: Remove Backgrounds and Extract Shapes to use the Preview app to remove backgrounds with an image. The problem is that the "...
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How to Automate Cropping Images?

Is there any way to automate cropping images on Mac? (Not the whole file, but part of the file.) I've tried this with Automator but the cropping function just makes the whole image smaller instead ...
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How do I draw an arrow in Acorn?

Yes, I know Acorn isn't Visio, but still let me ask the question: How can you draw an arrow with Acorn? I am talking about the kind of arrows that Skitch or Jing would draw, and that you typically ...
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How can I combine multiple screenshots in Skitch?

With Skitch, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of different parts of the screen, annotating them, and combining them into one image. I could use a separate program for this last step, ...
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Decreasing Image Size with Minimal Quality Loss?

I have a few scanned in images of some some pages that I need to digitise. They're each roughly around 5.1MB with 600 DPI, but I can't really afford to have scans so large because I only have around ...
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Stop-Motion movie

I want to make a simple Stop Motion movie on my mac. It will be very simple, as a dialog between 2 "playmobils" sitting in a car. So, the animation will just only be "mouth movements" and "eye winks"...
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Software to A) merge two faces into one and B) morph one into another for Mac?

I'm looking for a program (or programs) that will allow me to do two things: Create a video of one photo of a face morphing into another photo of a face. (This requires tagging the matched elements ...
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How hard can it be to add a “rotate” action?

Can you guys teach me how to rotate an image so that when sent by email we actually send it in the right rotation?
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Tool for lossless rotation of images

As you might know, Preview has a lossy rotation feature. Could you please recommend a tool that allows images rotation in a lossless way?
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How to install plug-in in Gimp on OS X?

I've got the Gimp for Mac OS X installed and working in my installation of Mac OS X 10.6.4. A very important tool I need is the David's Batch Processor plugin ( http://members.ozemail.com.au/~hodsond/...
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Is there an image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?

I tried out several image editors mentioned on this site but some of them (like Pixen and Seashore) were very disappointing. These apps were too simple and low level. What do you suggest for a (...
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Are there sites that support editing and ordering photo prints, cards, and books on an iPad?

I'm reposting this question (unchanged) from webapps.stackexchange.com, because I've received no answers there and this seems like an appropriate question for the Apple Stack Exchange site. I've ...
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Which photo websites have iPad support for editing and ordering prints, cards and books?

I've tried the Shutterfly iPad app, which allows uploading photos, but doesn't support any other functionality available on the website. And I can't edit photos or design cards and books from the ...