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BATH, UK – British researchers have solved the problem of video scaling by developing a new video codec that uses vectors instead of pixels for continuous tone images.
Conventional digital video is represented by a grid of pixels, which are not scalable and have to be rendered to a fixed size, thus limiting the distribution of digital video films to the formats for which they have been prepared. For example, standard TV is rendered at 768×576, HD TV at 1920×1024 and Internet and mobile phone video at anywhere from 384×256 on up. Read Full Story
At CreativePro.com, there is an article written by Pariah Burke on March 18, 2009 with links to a whole bunch of freebies. Among them are an application for batch resizing images, free vector art, free downloadable DVD templates in Photoshop PSD formatand an online diagramming and flowcharting application. The article can be found at http://www.creativepro.com/article/free-all-i-cant-believe-they-give-away and it is called, “Free For All: I Can’t Believe They Give This Away! | CreativePro.com”.
Here are some of the freebies:
Batch Resize Images
This is an Adobe Air application that runs on Windows and Mac OS X. You can add source images or drag and drop a folder of images. Shrink O’Matic will scale them down by ratio or by maximum height or maximum width then rename and number the resulting files. You can output in JPG, GIF or PNG format.
DVD, CD, and Case Templates in Photoshop PSD Format
These are some realy nice looking, professionally designed templates by various artists that are avaiable for download on the Internet. Here is the list:
DVD Case Inlay
DVD Case Template
DVD Cover Template
DVD Plastic Case
Paper DVD/CD Case
CD Jewel Case
All the clipart in Vecteezy’s library is available in EPS and Adobe Illustrator AI format. You can find religious iconography, holiday clipart, background patterns, device schematics, tattoo-ready skulls, etc.
Online Diagramming and Flowcharting
LovelyCharts.com is a user friendly web-based flowcharting and diagramming application. You can select shapes from their library and drag and drop them into the work area, resize and label objects, etc. It has an automatic connecting line feature and a 90 second tutorial video.