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How can I save a bmp (bitmap) image file at 16bpp?

I need to save an image as Windows Bitmap BMP A1R5G5B5 16bpp. Source files are 32bpp image files (PNG and/or Windows Bitmap). Preview saves bmp images at 32 bits per pixel (bpp). XnConvert saves bmp ...
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Photo library app recommendation

With the new Photos in macOS High Sierra, Apple restored some of the former iPhoto/Aperture functionality (always-on sidebar, improved auto-organization [into moments, still no user-defined events ...
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Script to remove image orientation

I need to remove the orientation "flag" of a batch of images (jpeg images), without changing the displayed orientation of the images. Trying to make it clear : if I have an image in portrait ...
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Create animated PNGs (APNG)

Safari 8 supports the unofficial APNG extension to the standardized PNG format. Most popular image editors (on any platform) do not support APNG (yet). Plugins are mostly available for Windows ...
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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?
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Does GPS tagging for camera images work without wifi connection with iphone 5?

I want to make pictures with the iphone 5 and want the position information (GPS) in it. Is it possible to tag pictures without any internet connection?
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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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How to export multi page pdf into multi page JPEG in preview?

I have a pdf document with 5 pages. I would like to export it in JPEG format (or any image format). But if I hit File->export->export as JPEG, it only saves the first page of the pdf document as a ...
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Saved images from Photoshop do not show up in folders until restart

I have a problem saving images from Photoshop CC. I usually shoot Camera Raw images, edit them and save them as JPEGs. Photoshop seems to save images normally - it takes about 2 seconds to complete ...
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Generating a mask png from a color image?

Apple requires certain icons to be monochrome masks with transparency in png file format. How (on macOS, using a built-in app, such as Preview, or an app in the App store, such as Pixelmator) can I ...
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Looking for a very simple image viewer for usage of viewing graphic design previews

Ive been looking for a program, that I can use to preview design outputs. On windows Photofiltre used to do it all very fast, but sadly it is for windows only. So Im looking for very simple (fast) UI,...
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macOS Photos.app: How to save photos with adjustments to Finder?

Q: In Photos.app I have stored images with adjustments. How can I back them up non-destructively to the Finder? The adjustments were applied exclusively with the built-in Photos.app in iOS 10 and iOS ...
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How do I insert LaTeXiT images in Inkscape without losing the quality of the image?

On a Mac, if one uses Inkscape, one cannot write equations directly (as far as I know). To go around this what I've done is write the equations in LaTeXiT and then import the PDF in Inkscape and then ...
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In different programs the same size on “Actual” size shown differently, Bug?

Retina-MBP I create new files in Pixelmator and Adobe Illustrator. Both files are of 100x100 pixels size. The resolution in Pixelmator is set 300, the resolution of export raster in Illustrator set ...
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In gimp: How do I create a new file / open an xcf file?

I downloaded "gimp 2.8.10 for Snow Leopard & Lion & Mountain Lion" from gimp.lisanet as indicated by gimp.org and installed it on an intel mac 64 bits under 10.6.8. The installation seems to ...
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Automator workflow/service or Applescript for looped edits in Preview

I was originally trying this with Automator, but if someone can guide me to accomplishing this easier with Applescript then feel free, though i haven't worked with it before. I'm trying to get the ...
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How to batch edit jpeg images

Is there some elegant way to edit the brightness / contrast of a batch of images? I need to be able to see a real time preview of the effect of the brightness / contrast change on at least one of the ...
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Decreasing resolution of screenshots increases file size

I've noticed that on my rMBP, when I try to make a screenshot smaller using Preview.app version 6.0.1 (Tools -> Adjust Size). When I'm trying to decrease the image size to upload it, the file size ...
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How to delete text from an edited picture in preview?

I recently edited a picture in preview by adding text to it. I then saved it, not realizing that the original would not be saved (without the text). When I went in to the picture later to delete the ...
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Inkscape like tool in Mac with latex rendering capabilities

I'm looking for some Inkscape "like" application for MacOS where you can insert latex text/symbols and modify your figures to some extent. Inkscape with Xquartz is not working out for me.
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How to change text transparency in the Mac preview?

This text is the watermark I want to add. Just wondering how to change its transparency.
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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Crop animated gifs

Is there any free program to crop animated gifs? With GUI, because ImageMagick can do that pretty easily, but I have quite a few different gifs and preset coordinates for batch cropping is a no go.
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Does iOS's native image editor lose image quality?

I used to use my iPad to crop JPEG's from camera roll, and auto enhance them, etc. It occurred to me that since the photos from iOS's camera app are JPEGs, it would be hard to edit them without ...
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Live preview of changing image file

I'm looking for a software recommendation that will allow me to view an image file that changes frequently, that ideally updates the display within 1 second after the file changes on disk. Why? I'm ...
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Invert color in Preview

I used command+option+control+8 to invert the colors on an image. When I open the image in Preview then try to print it, the image does not print with the colors inverted. Is there another way for ...
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Android JPG images not opening in Photoshop

I have problems opening JPG files sent by Android smartphones. In Photoshop it says that i's impossibile to open the image since it lacks SOFn, DQT or DHT marker before JPEG SOS marker. In Lightroom ...
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Annotation/Highlight doesn't work in Apple Preview

I have a screenshot. I want to highlight some parts of it. The highlight icon is disabled; the Tools > Annotate > Highlight Text is greyed out. Why? And how can I highlight easily on my ...
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Shrink all images in pages document

I have a huge (filesize) pages document, which I suspect is due to all the images in it. The images were copied from elsewhere and pasted in. A lot of the images are original resolutions of 1080 ...
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Where are the other windows in Gimp?

(Edit: Fixed to be workable but still an open question - please see bottom) I've tried using both the official version from Gimp's website as well as the one from http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/...
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Tool for drawing bezier lines - inspector for the length of the line

Looking for a tool what allow me: draw shapes with bezier lines the inspector shows the length of the line For example OmniGraffle allows draw a shape with bezier lines, but it doesn't show the ...
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Change resolution of different images from different folders

Hej guys, my case is like this : i have cover images under diffrent folders books -->book1_folder--->images_folder-->cover.jpg books -->book2_folder--->images_folder-->cover....
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Automate Duplicating and Renaming Images

I've got an image and I need to duplicate it 800 times but add a new prefix every time I duplicate it. I've got the prefixes in a CSV file (or spreadsheet) and I'm wondering if there's a way that I ...
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How do I retain my photo edits when opening the files in other apps?

I just got back from our first family road trip vacation. I took about 1000 pictures and edited them each night and as we drove to our next location. Today, when I tried to open them in other apps, ...
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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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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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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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How to reduce file size of multiple pictures in Photos app?

I have some pictures in Photos that I simply don't need in the maximum quality my phone camera took them in. They're usually about 2-4MB when ~200KB would suffice. I am looking for the best way to ...
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How can I cut and paste one part of a photo on top of another in iOS?

I have two versions of the same image. One has some text on it (three lines of text), and the other is the original with no text. I want to remove the bottom line of text. To do this, I cut and ...
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How to map different trackpad gestures in a per-application basis?

For instance when using Photoshop together with some other editing tool, when I switch between the apps I mistakenly do the gestures to zoom/pan on the wrong application, so I wonder whether there is ...
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Arrange images on a single A4 page for printing? [closed]

I have a number of images I would like to size to something like 3.5"x2.5" and arrange with gaps on A4 or A5 sized paper. Is there some program or utility that can arrange photos for printing like ...
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Add a caption to an image

Need a simple program to add captions to lots of images (Several 1000 - for a hobby website). Some will have the same caption, so copy and paste are a requirement, but may need background colour ...
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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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