Identify The Colors In Any Image Using ColorHunter

We often see images with really cool colors that we would like to implement in our designs, but it becomes hard to identify the exact colors used in the original image. If you ever find yourself stuck in a situation like this, check out ColorHunter.

ColorHunter is a web application that can identify the colors used in any image and create a color palette based on them. All you have to do is specify the URL of an image or upload an image from your local drive. The image should be .jpeg, .gif or .png format. ColorHunter would then identify all the colors used in that particular image and create a color palette.

You can switch between dull and vibrant colors of the palette and also see the HTML color code behind each color. If you are unsure about a color, you can simply search ColorHunter using either a tag or the hex code.

Reduce The Size Of An Image With PunyPNG

Nobody likes images that take a lot of time to load. For webmasters it means more bandwidth usage and hence more cost. Therefore it is always a good idea to keep the size of your image as low as possible without affecting the image quality. You can do that if you have good Photoshop skills, but if you are not a photoshop expert or would like to save some time, I would recommend using PunyPNG.

PunyPNG is an online tool that reduces the size of an image by converting it to a highly-compressed PNG. Simply upload your GIF, JPEG or PNG image and let PunyPNG compress it for you without losing any quality or details. You will also be able to see the original size of the image, the final size of the image and the percent reduction in size.

After the image has been compressed, you can simply download it. You can upload any image with max file size of 500 KB. You can also use this tool as a simple JPEG to PNG converter.

Convert Between 100 Different Image Formats

You must have seen tons of image converters online that let you convert from this format to that e.t.c. What if there is an online tool that lets you convert between more than 100 image formats, and all for free.

Go2Convert is an online image conversion tool that supports over 100 formats. Simply upload an image of up to 5 MB, and choose your desired output format from jpeg, png, psd, bmp, pdf, ptif, pict, svg, ps2, rbg, avs, epi, gif or any other popular image format. Go2Convert will convert your image instantly and also email you the link to the converted image.

You also have an option to re-size your converted image anywhere from 100 x 75 to 1600 x 1200 pixels. All the converted images are stored on the servers for 5 -10 days. If there is an image format, no matter how rare it is, chances are it would be supported by Go2Convert.

How To Remove MetaData From Your Digital Images

Metadata is an important piece of information that describes your content. When we talk about a digital image, metadata can contain information like creation date and time, details of the camera settings, information about image editing softwares used and sometimes even the location the image was captured at. Most of the times this information is harmless, but you don’t always want this information to be available due to security and privacy concerns.

So how do we remove metadata from an image? There are a number of freewares that allow you to remove all the metadata from your images. The first one to mention is JPEG and PNG Stripper that would strip your digital images of all the metadata information. Couple of other freewares that accomplish the same task are Exif Tag Remover and Batch Purifier. No matter which freeware you use, the image quality is not affected during the process since the cleanup is only meant for the metadata.

Create Yourself A 3D Screensaver With The Photos You Have – Photo! 3D Album

The world is becoming really digital nowadays that one has no choice to be in the old 2D option. We now have to compete with these upcoming changes. This computer world is now a 3D world. Things that are not 3D have no appeal in today’s computer generation. Even the OS that are being released, like Windows 7 also have a great visual appeal. Now, here is a software that helps you to make an album of your photos and explore them in 3D as screen-savers or movie files.

Photo! 3D Album is a windows software that helps you to create screen savers or exe files with the images on the computer. This is a freeware software that is really wonderful in creating albums in 3D way.

Features:

  1. This freeware software helps you to watch your photos in different scenes called as galleries that are inbuilt in the software. To get a more clear understanding about these galleries watch the pictures below. (Here the gallery has a set of photo frames in which the photos are arranged in a random way from your Pictures folder.)
  2. This also enables you to choose the images you want and also put the images wherever you want around the gallery in a drag and drop fashion.
  3. When you run the screen saver it starts navigating through the hall in the gallery showing off your pictures in the picture frame. As the camera comes nearer to the picture frame it enlarges the picture to its real and original size in full screen. It also names the pictures you are watching.

The Striking Feature:

The striking feature of this software is that you can save your albums as .exe files which help you to watch anywhere, mail anyone or also post it on the web. (The .exe file created by this software is a standalone program and does not need this software to run.) Isn’t that striking!!!!

Here is the link from where you can download the software: Photo! 3D Album.

17 Image Manipulation Tools You Should Know About

We have previously covered a lot of image tools that included everything from image editors to image converters. This post is about a different kind of image tools. Tools that can let you add, transform or manipulate your images to give them a totally new look. All of these tools are free and require no registrations or downloads.

1. Watermark-Images: Batch watermark your images online. Add up to 20 images, customize the text and font of your watermark and apply it to the images within no time. You can adjust the position of you watermark and add a shadow affect to it.

2. FixRedEyes: Remove the red eye effect from any photo with this simple tool. Simply upload the image, adjust the red eye area and click fix.

3. ImageSplitter: Slice up your images in rows and columns. Just upload an image and specify the number of rows and columns you want. Then choose output format and resolution and click process.

4. ImageMerger: Merge two images online using this tool. The first image is treated as a background image and the second one is added on top of it. Useful for adding watermarks to images.

5. Pic2Color: Extract colors from any image. Just upload an image or provide the URL and Pic2Color will provide you with a color palette of colors used in the image.

6. MirrorEffect: Add mirrored effect to any picture. Choose reflection size and the direction of effect (bottom, top, left or right).

7. TextImage: Convert a photo into a text image. Choose from HTML, ASCII or Matrix text images.

8. Pic2Graphics: Recolor pictures by transferring the mood of one picture to another. Simple select two pictures, one to recolor and other to grab the mood from.

9. Montagerator: Create beautiful montages and mosaics online. Upload a photo or use one by providing a URL.

10. Speechable: Add speech bubbles to any image. Customize text and bubble size. Embed images on your blog or webpage.

11. WaterEffect: Add water effect to any image. No registration or downloads required, simply upload the picture and get a water effect in resulting picture.

12. RoundPic: Make your picture   more hip by adding rounded corners to it. This tool takes any image and turn regular corners into rounded ones. You can even add borders and shadows to the picture.

13. BeFunky: Add a digital-painting or cartoon-like effect to your images. Manipulate images by pulling and pushing any area of the image. Create cartoonized avatars by choosing different backgrounds and accessories. You can also add ink, stencil and pencil effects to your images. BeFunky alow works for adding a cartoon effect to videos.

14. PicBite: Annotate images online. Once done, you can download the annotated images or embed them on your blog or web page. Also allows you to crop or resize an image.

15. GIFup: Create animated GIFs online by simple uploading your images and choosing desired animation settings.

16. DoSize: Re-size up to 10 images simultaneously. Once resized, you can download the images or email them to your friends.

17. YearBookYourself: Give your photos a vintage look. Choosa an era like 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s and morph it into a classic.

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Stunning Windows 7 Wallpapers

A nice wallpaper is always a refreshing thing to look at between work. For some, it provides inspiration and determination, for others, its just a piece of good looking graphic. Whatever different thoughts maybe, a good wallpaper always increases the appeal of your desktop.

Windows 7 is just at the corner, with many people already trying out the RTM. We thought it would be cool idea to showcase some of the best Windows 7 wallpapers around from the community and artists worldwide to the official ones. So without further ado..

Community Developed Wallpapers

Windows 7Windows Seven Wallpaper by Rehsup

Windows 7 ImaginationWindows 7 Imagination by Gigacore

77 by Nyolc8

Energy Flow Energy Flow by Gyppi

Windows 7 WallpaperWindows 7 by Rehsup

windows_7_by_setheichelWindows 7 by Setheichel

Windows Seven GlowWindows 7 Glow by DjCorny

Brand New Windows 7Brand New Windows 7 by Killer7Ben

WindowsWindows by Jjgii90

w7Windows 7 Style by nyolc8 (Wallpaper pack)

winsvn-wppb Windows 7 by Maoractive (Wallpaper pack)

Windows Seven Windows Seven by Youness-toulouse

Windows Seven GleamWindows 7 Gleam by DjCorny

Windows 7Windows 7 by Bezem049 (Wallpaper pack)

Windown 7Windows 7 by Yethzart

Windows 7Windows Se7en by Frnak (Wallpaper Pack)

Windows 7 Official Wallpapers

The official and complete set of Windows 7 wallpapers will only be released when Windows 7 itself releases but Microsoft has been putting in new wallpapers into Windows 7 with every new release. So we currently have a good set of Windows 7 Official Wallpapers, although new ones may be added later.

Here are some of the official wallpapers currently available. Scroll down to download all of them in a zip pack.

Windows 7

Windows 7

Boab Trees on Kimberley Plateau

Downtown Sydney and Waterfront

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» Download Zip Pack (117 Wallpapers 1920×1200 100Mb)

Convert Images To Icon Files Using iConvert

We have previously mentioned a number of websites to download free icons. These resources include tons of high-quality free icons, but sometimes what you want is not readily available. If that is the case and you want to create your own icon, there is a web app that will come in very handy.

iConvert is an application that converts regular images into icon files, free of cost. Simply upload any image file with a PNG, JPG, TIF, BMP or any other commonly used image format, and iConvert will convert that into an icon file for you.

Once converted, you can download your icon as a .ico file which is a windows native icon file, .hqx or .icns files which are icon files for MAC OS or download them as simple .png to use with Linux.  The converted .png file is available for download in a number of different sizes.

Upload Photos From Picasa To Facebook

I use Picasa desktop tool to keep my photos organized and upload them to Picasa Web albums, however I use too pretty often and was looking for a tool to upload photos from Picasa directly to Facebook.

There are a few different ways to upload photos to Facebook one is a Facebook photo uploader and another is a plugin to upload images to Facebook from Windows Live Gallery, however if you are a Picasa user there is another tool called Picasa Uploader which will allow you to upload images from Picasa directly to Facebook.

To upload images from Picasa to Facebook, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Download the Picasa uploader application, you will be prompted to launch the Picasa application when you click on the download link.

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Step 2: Add the Facebook Button to Picasa by clicking on the Add button.

Step 3: Follow the steps to authorize the application to access Facebook.

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Step 4: Select the photos you want to upload to Facebook, and click on the Facebook button from the bottom of the screen.

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Step 5: A new window will open up, if you have already authorized access to Facebook, you will see a screen where you can add information about the album.

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When the albums are uploaded you will have to personally login to Facebook and approve the uploaded photos, if you do not want to that everytime, just click on the enabling extended access, clicking on this link will show you a screen to authorize the application to upload photos.

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If you do not authorize the application to upload photos you will have to login to Facebook and go to your photos and then approve the images.

On the other hand if you allowed the application to upload photos to Facebook, it will show up in your albums.

Pretty easy right, this is definitely a great tool for Picasa users who also use Facebook and will definitely save them a lot of time.

Take Screenshots Without Any Software Or Plugin

There are tons of softwares and add-ons that let you take screenshots of webpages, edit them, resize them and then save them. But what about times when you are on a new machine or a different browser and need a quick screen capture of a website. Here’s the trick.

Suppose you are visiting a webpage with the URL http://abcd.com/xyz. To do a screen capture, simply add aviary.com/ before the http and press enter. You will automatically be redirected to the aviary.com website showing a screen capture of the original web page.

Once you see the screenshot, you have the options of editing the image, resizing it, cropping it or saving it on your desktop. The Aviary image editor will provide you with almost all the standard tools that you see in a regular screen capture software. You can also launch an advanced editor to use advanced image editing features.

Alternately, you can also go to Aviary.com/launch/talon and enter the URL of the webpage you are trying to capture. Aviary also allows you to choose the optimal screen resolution and image quality you desire.

If you use firefox, you can also use their Add-on to have a quicker access to the tool.