Archive for February 2008

Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve written here. Last time I was talking about my senior project, which was a success. The autonomous driving algorithm was a bit tricky to work out, but I don’t mind a challenge. It drew quite a bit of attention when I was testing it in Police car mode, where […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 10:58 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · One Comment
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Make your own PDFs

PDF Creator is an open source tool you can use to create PDF files. Using it is simple enough, it installs itself as a printer driver, so all you need to do to is change your printer in the print dialog box of any windows program. I often use it as a print preview for […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 10:20 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Free Photoshop

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is comparable to Photoshop. By no means is it a drop in replacement. But a lot of the core functionality is there, including layers, filters, plugins, paths and channels. There is a bit of a learning curve, especially because the majority of tutorials […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 10:12 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Video Transcoding

Media Coder is an open source video transcoding utility. It supports a large number of formats, and plenty of advanced options for tweaking all of the encoder settings. Fortunately, an extension that is included in the typical install makes it all very easy to use with various presets for small and large video outputs for […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Image Management

Google’s Picasa is a simple yet powerful way to store your photos. Once installed, it will scan your drive for images and present the chronologically by folders. You can then add your own tags to any image, and create albums of images, photos can even exist in more than one album. Once you’ve got things […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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