Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions for when you know what you want to do but don't know what software to use. Looking for a better/cheaper/free alternative? This is the tag for you.

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Free, easy way for client to add logo to a PDF?

I have designed a 2-page flyer for a client and left a blank top right corner. Their partners (apparently many partners) are supposed to open this flyer in PDF and add their own logo in that blank ...
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How to begin designing PDF Business Reports

Hello guys how are you? I would like some help from you because I'm a little lost. Next year I will have to develop pdf files styles in my company. It is a financial company and I was asked to ...
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

Okay yes back in 2011 and 2014 similar questions were asked. But now that it is on the cusp of 2020, my question is who HAS FOUND a replacement to Fireworks that they LOVE and would highly recommend? ...
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One image divided by multiple tiles in Photoshop?

Is it possible to have multiple tiles(borderless windows forming a matrix) and each capture input separately? Meaning, the tiles must appear as a whole, as one image, but receive input separately. ...
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Intuos 3 Drivers for Mac OSX 10.12 [closed]

I have an old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (with pen and mouse) that I occasionally use with my Mac (OS 10.12.6 - Sierra). I noticed my Wacom Intuos 3 mouse was acting strange (clicks not always being ...
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Software recommendation for coordinated 2D and 3D motion graphics

I am interested in creating motion graphics that involve 2D and 3D components which are coordinated to one another, as in this example, which is likely made in Processing. Another example of what I am ...
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Image Manipulation Software That Is Extendable With Custom Filters

Is there any raster graphics editor which can do the standard things, like rasterizing fonts, drawing shapes, working with layers, etc. but is also easy to extend with custom 'filters' (i.e. ...
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Remove excessive nodes of a SVG path for iPad

Can you please suggest an app for iPad that simplifies path by reduction of excessive nodes of vector path? I would need something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC4mPfwAX2s If not an ...
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Looking for a free program where I can move a selection in multiple layers at the same time

Is there a free software that can do this? So far I have looked at paint.net and GIMP, both of which unfortunately do not support this feature. All help is appreciated!
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Pictures that change when selected

Some 20 years ago there was a fad to use pictures that changed when the user pressed Ctrl+A in their browser. There were even special programs that could create such changeable image from two source ...
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How to maximize contrast in a desaturated image?

I have a large number of full color product images that need to be recognizable when printed on a black and white office printer. For example, an image may contain two different hues that desaturate ...
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Batch remove spots from scanned images

1. Summary I couldn't find any free tool, that correctly automatically remove spots from my books. 2. Data Example page of my real book: KiraDespeckle.tif I want to delete these spots: How I can ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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What are some better graphical designing software for drawing a product?

I am developing a product that have social relevance. I made a working model by using wood and implementing the parts inside the box body that I made. I also got funding from government for the ...
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Made transparent background for a signature: tools on line [duplicate]

We suppose that I put my signature on a piece of white paper with my first and last name on it. After is executed a scan of this signature in .pdf, or .png or .tiff, etc. (a image file). What are ...
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How is this (pencil like) design made?

can anybody help me here to figure out how are these designs made? Like what software and what tools can be used to make similar designs? Fish Thanks!
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Does anyone know image creation software that works with pixel maps?

Does anyone know appropriate software that can handle image creation similar to this example below? Perhaps a solution which basically allows me to edit a pixel map or paint the pixels at the same ...
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Remove all people from pictures without photoshop?

Next Week I will travel and want to make some pictures without tourists. With photoshop you can easily remove all people from pictures. Not only one or two, but all people. But photoshop is not ...
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Creating a long document with text and graphic: Framemaker or InDesign?

I'm working on a book about software with many graphics (screenshots of the software that I work on it, and some vector graphics) with the heavy body text. I guess the book will be finished about 600 ...
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Does anyone know appropriate software to redesign the following figure?

Does anyone know appropriate software to redesign the following figure ?
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How to distort an image inside a shape

I want to introduce an image (left) to a shape (right). I mean you would have to deform the image so that it enters the whole shape. I know it can be with liquify or warp, but I would like to know if ...
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Program to do something like this?

I'm sorry if the question is too obvious but how can I do a image like this in a more or less easy way? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx91a3oCXUB/
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Alternative to Illustrator for Graphs design [duplicate]

I am struggling with Illustrator to design nice graphs. As I read, Adobe no longer updates the Graph tool. Has anyone found an alternative for a more ergonomic software?
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graphics software recommendation for 3D/2D engineering diagrams

I am looking for GUI based software that allows me to draw shapes as the following in a book These are from chapter 2 of book by McGraw Hill Education. Called Heat and mass transfer. ISBN 978-...
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Free vector tool

I was wondering which application people would recommend for someone that wants to try their hand at creating some vectors. The Adobe suite is a bit too expensive for what I intend to do with it. I ...
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Self increasing image size

Does anyone know an image editor that would automatically increase the size of an image from one side as I get nearer and nearer to it (the edge). For example, text editors like Sublime text allow you ...
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Plugin for color blindness?

Is there a plugin for any of the Adobe apps or in general that adjust on-screen colors for custom color blindness deficiencies? This way the affected designer can design seeing the colors clearly and ...
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Which tool is better for illustration? [duplicate]

I would like to know that which tool is best for illustration for my art designing. Actually I am confused between Photoshop and Illustrator.
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What to use to split (slice) a huge photo when Photoshop won't work?

I have a very large image that's over 80,000 by 80,000 pixels. It has to be saved in Photoshop as a PSB or PNG. I have it sectioned into many 5,000 x 5,000 pixel slices and need to export all of these ...
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Online tool to create text animation for iMovie import

I am looking for an online tool to create simple text animations, to import in iMovie. Concretely, I want to animate an intro title consisting of moving individual test string as well as simple ...
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How can I paint equirectangular (360 degree) images?

I am creating a web-based virtual reality video game using A-frame. The a-sky element requires an equirectangular image to fit into the sky of the game. I want this sky to be outer space, which is ...
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How does Google create such professionally-looking screen recording GIFs?

Recently, I have come across this screen recording from a Google blog: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/03/set-start-times-and-import-reminders-in.html Notice how the mouse pointer moves in ...
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Recommendations - OpenSeaDragon / PureRef hybrid

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any open source projects that have an infinitely zoomable/panable canvas (like PureRef), but allows for a "tiled" image source. That is, the images would be ingested ...
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Is there a software that converts free-hand objects into shapes?

I was wondering if there is a tool/software (tablet or laptop with touch screen) which lets me draw a chart/diverse shapes or just a line that converts/brings the imperfect hand-drawing automatically ...
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What is the best Adobe program to make an animated logo?

I already have the idea in my head but I'm not sure how to execute. I have a couple of years experience with Illustrator and have designed several "stop action" artboards but I know there has to be a ...
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Software Recommendation: Color Picker and Library for Windows 10

I worked some time in Linux, and Ubuntu has a very handy and lightweight tool called gpick. It picks colours from anywhere and stores the picked colours in an infinite scroll library, ready to copy on ...
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As to known the colors used in an image?

Supposing that I have the following table, Is there a fast method (with external tools with the web: for example ColorZilla, browser extension) to recognize the color in RGB (or CMYK) without to ...
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What software is used to create these kinds of infographics and checklists? [closed]

What software is generally used to create these kinds of infographics or checklists? What do you guys use?
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Software for quickly and simply re-coloring and resizing a PNG image

Let's say I'm given an image of a flat colored icon, which is a 512x512 PNG black icon. Is there a software to quickly and simply generate e.g. a 36x36 (arbitrary) red (or any color) version of the ...
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Need an app where I can clearly show the hierarchy/order my clients jobs are in so they can see which jobs are ahead of their jobs

Ideally it would look like: Priority 01: Calendar Project Edits Priority 02: Website Edits Priority 03: Sales Sheet Layout Etc. Etc. Etc. Something very simple but shareable and easy to update. My ...
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Which softwere should I use for making covers? [closed]

I want to make a cover for my facebook group using a template. I'm a beginner so that I'm confused about choosing the right software. Where can I create a cover easily? I have some knowledge of ...
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Is there a way to resize the dimensions of multiple APNG files at once?

I have about 40 APNG (animated PNG) files that are each 618 by 618 pixels. I would like to convert them all at once to 408 by 408 pixels, while keeping the same animation, frame duration, transparency,...
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Is it possible to adjust the white balance of an image using Paint Shop Pro?

I use an old software called Paint Shop Pro 5.03. Can I use it to make white balance for photo or scanned images of artworks? Are there any other freeware software which can accomplish this?
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Please suggest me an easy software to regulate watermark transparency [closed]

Please suggest to me a good watermark easy soft. I would like to regulate watermark transparency on my images.
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How to scale only a bottom side of image?

How to scale only a bottom side of image? I made a photo of picture with distortion between top and bottom sides. I want to scale or resize only one bottom side to remove distortion. What means could ...
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How to design simple highway?

I'm looking for is a website or software to design 3D or 2D draft for a highway. Like this one: Or this: My main intention is to draw a highway with exits, road signs, ground directions signs, ...
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What is appropriate visual tool to trace a simple cartoon with minimal points?

I am not a graphic designer. I am using PSTricks to draw mathematical and technical diagrams for daily works. With PSTricks, we need points to draw. Reproducing the following, for example, is tedious ...
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What softwares do I have to use to make a 3D spinning globe video to represent data like this video? [closed]

I am wanting to create a 3D spinning globe video to represent historical data like in this video by Business Insider, but I don't know what softwares will I have to use to create such a video. So I ...
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Automatically generate UVs for a given 3D model

Is there a tool/command that can automatically unwrap/generate UV for a given 3D model? We have an .obj file that comes from a 3D camera. But it comes without UVs. I heard that MeshLab can do it. ...
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Is there a software that rezises similar images to overlap

I was working on a graph theory presentation and I have a series of operations on the graphs that I am demonstrating, thus I have very small changes in the graphs, such as 1 node being deleted or ...