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Free Photoshop Plugins

Photo Enhancement

Red Paw Media:

red paw bleachbypass

BleachBypass is a Photoshop-compatible plug-in designed to digitally simulate the traditional “bleach bypass” technique, producing pleasing film-like results. The bleach bypass, or “bleach skip” technique involves the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching stage during the processing of a colour film. This prevents the silver from being removed from the negative, and the result is a contrasty image with muted colours. The technique is often used extensively in motion pictures, such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Three Kings”.

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Free CSS Menus and Techniques

Exploding Boy offers free CSS navigation menus that are created using the Sliding Doors technique. You may download the entire set and use any way you see fit. You may want to clean up the stylesheet, or alter the menu graphics to suit your needs. All the menus can be used for commercial or private use.

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AJAX, DHTML and JavaScript Libraries

Today JavaScript is widely used by web developers. There are a lot of libraries to add special effects, simple way to implement Ajax, complex components, forms, tabs or everything else. Here’s a collection of Ajax, Javascript and DHTML Libraries.

prototype

Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. Featuring a unique, easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around, Prototype is quickly becoming the codebase of choice for web application developers everywhere.

AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript . It involves using XMLHTTPRequest  to retrieve (X)HTML  fragments which are then inserted directly into the web page, whence they can be styled using CSS. it is a subset with some very specific and useful properties, such as the lack of custom XML schemas. AHAH can trivially reuse existing HTML pages, avoiding the need for a custom web service. All data transport is done via browser-friendly HTML, easing debugging and testing. The HTML is designed to be directly embedded in the page’s DOM, eliminating the need for parsing.

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Free Computer Recovery Tools

undelete plus

Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down. It works under Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista operating systems. The program supports all Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives.

KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. It can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.

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Best Online Photography Tools

Photo Sharing

flickr

Flickr is certainly one the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. It helps people make their photos available to the people who matter to them. Flickr gets photos into and out of the system in as many ways as possible: from the web, from mobile devices, from the users’ home computers and from whatever software they are using to manage their photos. It enables new ways of organizing photos. In Flickr, you can give your friends, family, and other contacts permission to organize your photos – not just to add comments, but also notes and tags. With Flickr you can create prints, calling cards, photo-books, slideshow-DVDs, postage stamps, and much more.

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