Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some Handy Utilities For My Blog Visitors

Download White:
The application is called White and come very handy if you wish to use your computer monitor as a light box or just want to check the dead pixels on the screen. This tool will surely save your time in setting the display settings to the white color.

Just download the tool and double click the exe file to have your computer screen filled with white color. Press Escape button to exit from the mode, though the application will keep running in the background unless exit from the Taskbar.

Download Here: White

Download PrtScr Free Screen Capturing Tool:

Once install and launch the utility, a tiny icon will be displayed at the system tray. Clicking on it will bring up a window with settings ready for configuration. Basically there are only two categories – ‘Capture’ (way of capturing) and ‘Target image’ (image quality and format) that can be configured. For instances, under ‘Capture’, users can select preferred Hot key combination such as Prt Scr, Ctrl + Prt Scr or even customized keys depending on own preference. Besides, it allows users to configure the utility to either bringing up the window, saving to desktop, editing or copying to clipboard directly once the hot key is pressed. That is not all, users can even choose to capture mouse pointer, auto title & comment and many more. On top of this, under ‘Target image’ section, there is a way to define the format type as well as quality (if it is in JPG format) to make it more capacity friendly without occupying too much of your hard disk space. Once everything is set, activate the Print Screen function will prompt users with three different mode of capturing that can be accurately sized to print screen certain portion by using mouse scrolling alone. Best still, it enables direct schedule for screen capturing action to happen after certain intervals, such as 5 or 30 seconds.

Consumed around 2.5MB of your hard disk space, PrtScr is compatible with Windows XP and Vista and is free for download to enhance your snap shots capability suitable for both business and personal uses.

Download Here: PrtScr

Download ExcelArt to Create Spreadsheet Art:

Microsoft Excel allows users to insert photos or graphics files into the spreadsheet easily. However, since it is not a photo viewer or editor application, users can’t use Excel to open photos or digital images. It might be a bit of problem if users are thinking to export their photos into excel and turn their photo into some sort of painting canvas or colourful mosaics effect in spreadsheet. For some reasons if you are keen to export and convert some photos into colourful mosaics in Excel spreadsheet to create some spreadsheet art, there is a free and tiny application, ExcelArt, can get your work done instantly (rather you spend days to fill in the cells’ color and paint it manually).

ExcelArt is a standalone application which doesn’t require any installation. Users can download it via the link here and double click to run it. This utility will convert graphics file in bitmaps, jpegs, gif and PNG formats to spreadsheet art in minutes. The conversion process is quite straightforward. Users just need to upload the photo and click to “Create ExcelArt” button to do the conversion. Users are allowed to do some simple settings, e.g. set resolution, choose color mode: full color, black & white or sepia and select Excel version.

Download Here: ExcelArt

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