Category Archives: Tips

How to digitize cassette tapes

[ via lifehacker ]

This has come in handy for getting interviews from a tape recorder into a digital format. May not be for everyone but it’s definitely a great tip to file away in case you ever need it.

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Resizing Images

Ever just need to quickly resize an image without firing up Photoshop or your favorite graphics editor? From fortysomething, comes thi s nice list of options for resizing images. Including their favorite, Windows XP Image Resizing Power Tool

Online options:

Screen capture tools

From Digital Inspiration comes a nice list of free screen capture tools. I do agree with the recommendation of buying SnagIt if you are going to be doing a lot of screen shooting. Well worth the $40. Otherwise these free tools will get you what you need.

You might also want to check out this post on capturing shots from your browser and if you need to capture motion and screen activity instead of static screenshots check out the post on Screencasting tools.

Great Online File Conversion Tool

Convert Between All Videos or Audio Formats Online ยป Digital Inspiration

“From Amit Agarwal’s great blog comes another nice online tool. Media Convert is a free online converter service that can convert any audio or video file format into almost any other format such as AVI, MOV, SWF, MPEG, FLV, Real, DivX and several more.

Handles files up to 50MB without any downloads or plug-ins. You can even grab screenshots of any url and more with this tool. Nice page to keep in your list of bookmarks.

UPDATE: Zamzar may be a bit better. Better interface 100MB limit. Check it out.