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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.

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comment Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent
Hmm... have you tried using the command prompt and specifying the full path to the gifsicle.exe? Or cd-ing to the folder you installed gifsicle into, and running the command from there? Or adding that folder into your %PATH%?
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answered Drawing in Perspective: Fit sphere into cube
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revised Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent
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answered Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a tool that converts Adobe Illustrator's 3D Rotate effect to SVG or CSS transforms?
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reviewed Close Help with interactive macbook cover image design
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reviewed Approve How to change the color of an uneven surface to white in Photoshop?
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comment Why do two perfectly adjacent rectangles create black or white lines in between as if they were overlapping or not exactly adjacent?
@Lilienthal: I've never seen it; then again, the whole point is that you're not supposed to see it. I suppose one reason why the need rarely arises in practice is that most designers tend to avoid putting such strongly contrasting pure colors next to each other anyway.
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revised Why do two perfectly adjacent rectangles create black or white lines in between as if they were overlapping or not exactly adjacent?
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answered Why do two perfectly adjacent rectangles create black or white lines in between as if they were overlapping or not exactly adjacent?
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comment Add transparency to an existing PNG
@Boris_yo: It's hard to tell why that might be, without seeing the actual pictures, but the techniques from this answer might help. Of course, you'd have to adapt them to Paint.NET yourself.
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comment Add transparency to an existing PNG
@Boris_yo: Looks like the Unblend plugin for Paint.NET should do the same as Color to Alpha in GIMP. I haven't tried it myself, though.
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comment How would you represent distance graphically?
It might help if you added some context -- specifically, what is the distance you're trying to represent, and for what purpose?