JsFiddle: a playground for web developers

Today I came across a great website for testing JavaScript. It’s a place where you can test, edit and share code and even debug code from other people.

JsFiddleis a playground for web developers, a tool which may be used in many ways. One can use it as an online editor for snippets build from HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The code can then be shared with others, embedded on a blog, etc. Using this approach, JavaScript developers can very easily isolate bugs. We aim to support all actively developed frameworks – it helps with testing compatibility

Have fun ;-)

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Microsoft Research adds video stitching to ICE v1.4.3

Remember the post I made a year ago about the Microsoft Image Composite Editor?

Well, Microsoft Research created a new build of ICE (v1.4.3) which includes Video stitching! :D

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New features in version 1.4.3

  • Stitch directly from a video (only on Windows 7)
  • Automatic lens vignette removal
  • Improved blending engine
  • Options dialog to control memory usage and scratch disk locations

Additional features

  • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
  • Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
  • Support for “structured panoramas” — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)
  • No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component
  • Ability to read raw images using WIC codecs
  • Photoshop layer and large document support
  • State-of-the-art stitching engine
  • Automatic exposure blending
  • Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
  • Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems
  • Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom

Update:

Here is a part from the movie “A good year” that I just added in ICE:

It’s not the best data to test with but it looks fine ;)

 

Download the 64bit version here directly.

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See also: Scene Ztitch

Visual Studio Styles

I’ve been using a new style in Visual Studio recently, because my eyes got a bit too tired of looking constantly at the white background of the editor in Visual Studio 2010.

Today I’ve installed the style also at work and I must say that my eyes like it ^^.

I used “Son of Obsidian” from StudioStyl.es.

Installing this style is simple, if you have problems read the StudioStyl.es FAQ.

Happy coding ;)

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Creating a panorama is so easy

I took some pictures today with my mobile phone to create a Panorama.

Here is how I did this:

  • View a picture and select “Go to Windows Live Photo Gallery”

  • Select the pictures that you want to put together as a Panorama.
  • Click the Make button and choose Panorama.
  • Wait until the Panorama is made.

  • This is the result:

  • Select the part that you want to keep:

  • The result:

If you want more advanced Panorama and Stitching options you’d better have a look at Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE).

If you don’t have Windows Live Photo Gallery you can download a free version on Live.

Now show me your pictures! ;)

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