Zoom.it

Zoom.it is a free service for viewing and sharing high-resolution imagery. You give us the link to any image on the web, and we give you a beautiful new way to experience it โ€” along with a nice short URL.

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Alternative search engines

Here are some alternative search engines that you might want to check out. They might give you some extra inspiration for your future projects.

Here we go:

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The Morphology of Desire, 1998

ยฉ1998 by Robert F. Arnold, all rights reserved.

An experimental exploration of the commodified representation of romantic love in popular culture, and the relationship between the still and moving image, using digital image morphing to animate romance novel cover illustrations as a dance of unrealized desire. This cyclical movement is segmented into a minimalist narrative by short passages quoted from romance novels.

Testing Windows Live Writer

While surfing around I found out that more and more people were using Windows Live Writer. So it was about time to check it out myself.

First of all the interface of Live Writer looks good, itโ€™s like using a minimal version of Word. Iโ€™m using WordPress.com and really the integration is well done! Iโ€™m writing here in my blog template so I have an instant preview of what it will look like.

I hope you donโ€™t mind while I will now test some things out in this post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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MapCruncher: Floorplans from Visio and Photosynth on Bing Maps

Read more about this here and here.

MapCruncher beta for Bing Maps is available for download.

(Wouldn’t this be nice to add your office or your school building on such a map? It’s a modern way of ‘guiding’ people through your building and showing off all the cool labs ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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Idea: combining OCR with traditional translation techniques

Wouldn’t it be cool to have an option to translate images. If you have a look at the screen shot above you will notice that most of the normal text is translated but the most essential part, the menu, is built up with images.

The idea:

  • A check-box whether or not to enable the image translation
  • The translating service downloads all the images and places them in a queue
  • The service tries to translate the original text with Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
  • New translated images could be placed on top of the original image (or just replaced) or if you hover a menu item a translated alternative text or title could pop-up with the translated text

Give me some credits if you have implemented this or link me if you have found a service that does this already ๐Ÿ˜‰