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Creating Vector Images From Photos: Vector Magic

November 5th, 2007 No comments

I stumbled upon this website by reading a blog. You can upload a photo (I took the example below earlier with Photo Booth on my Mac), then convert it to a vector file. The vector file you can download in EPS or SVG and  you can manipulate in Adobe Illustrator.

Creating Vector file from an image

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Update: Since this post was written, you have to register for the online application and it only allows you to convert two images. You can download the software for either Mac or Windows for $300. The price seems a bit steep, but if you need to convert photos for your work to vector art, it’s worth it.

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Google Phone

November 5th, 2007 1 comment

Google today announced the new software that will most definitely change the mobile communications market. By late 2008 we will see new “Google OS” powered cell phones from T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel, according to an article from the BBC.

Google’s system will be based on computer code that can be openly distributed among programmers, allowing them to build new applications.

A development tool kit for working on the new platform will be released next week.

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Google on iPhone

November 1st, 2007 No comments

There’s a mobile phone optimized Google now, where you can customize your home page just like iGoogle. So you can quickly see news, weather, your email, etc. And finally, several Google applications are mobile-optimized, too, like Gmail, GoogleDocs, Picasa, etc. It works really well on my iPhone. Now, fianlly I can delete multiple emails at once. GoogleDocs is read-only at this point, and you cannot mark messages as spam in Gmail. But we’re getting there, folks!

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