Entries in useful things (5)


Backgrounds for Twitter

I need to update my web page – it has not been updated since 2009 & I have had at least one exhibition since then. I want consistency between my blog, Twitter account and web site – so I "scratched around" in the files on my computer to see where I had put the pics I used to construct my blog header and Twitter background.  I eventually found them (after quite some time searching) but couldn’t remember the original source of the patterned background I used both for the blog and the Twitter account. Eventually after some considerable time Internet surfing I managed to locate the source – PatternHead.
You can download high quality Vector images at PatternHead and use them for personal or commercial projects. (Read the Licence & usage info for detailed rules on how you can use the images) 
I used an image downloaded from this page at PatternHead for my Twitter background & just photo shopped my profile pic & a sparrow silhouette into the tags on the left. 


Trying a new app on my iPad (BlogPress)

I normally blog from my computer & haven't been able to blog from my iPad - very frustrating. So this is just an experiment. Bear with me... this pic (below) is a drawing I have just started on my iPad using an app called 'procreate'.
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
(I eventually had to go on to my computer to fix the image- the image above kept reflecting "pixellated" on the blog)  


Battling to find the correct reference for an image...

Use TinEye to reverse-search an image. Upload an image and TinEye will identify the URL where the image can be found. Intended users are owners of copyrighted images who are looking to see if their imagery is being used online without authorization.


Clock Screen Saver

I use this clock screen saver on my desktop at school - its big bright numbers are very useful in a classroom!  
Click here to download.


Software giveaway

I have just been sent the following link to:

SnapIt Screen Capture 3.7 (click on my list of useful things to go to the site)
SnapIt is easy to use screen capture software which allows you to easily capture anything on the screen including windows, menus, full screen, rectangular regions, web pages and take shots of moving images.

- Supports hotkeys, auto-saving, clipboard
- Automatically copies screenshots to the clipboard
- Tracks capture history, auto-saves captured images
- Saves files in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats
- Auto-names captured images
Download and install SnapIt Screen Capture 3.7:

Learn more what is included in SnapIt Screen Capture 3.7:

If you create a review in any blog/forum/twitter/facebook, etc, and contact Julia Taylor with the link to your review, she will issue a reg code and name for you & give you a free copy of the software.