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Take Screenshot of Full Web Page

The Print Screen key in Windows only takes screenshots of the visible area on the screen. This doesn't quite work when you want to take screenshots of long web pages that would require you to scroll down.
Here are a few tools that let you to take entire screenshot of a page.

Firefox users have choices. Screengrab is a Firefox addon that can take full screen shots.

Once installed, a small icon appears at the lower-right of your screen. Click it and go to -
Save >> Complete Page/Frame.
A Save dialog prompts you to save the screenshot as an image. This also grabs images of login protected pages; like that of your gmail inbox.

Internet Explorer users can consider a free program called Fireshot. Fireshot is also available for Firefox.

And if you don't want to install any software, check out free the web application at Aviary.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Stop Google.com Redirecting to Local Google Page

Unless you are in the US, Google.com automatically redirects to a local Google homepage of a country, like for example Google.co.in for India. This is used to provide relevant results to users.

However, if you want to search on Google.com, here's a quick tip.
Use the following links:

http://www.google.com/ncr
http://www.google.com/webhp

These links won't redirect to local Google domains. Have fun!

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, July 26, 2009
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Download Image from Bing Homepage

Here's an easy way to download images from Bing -

1. Open Bing in Firefox.
2. Right-click on the page and click View Page Info. This opens the Page Info box.
3. Select the Media tab. You will find all the media files here. Once you get the image, hit the 'Save As' button to save the image.

This is same as the tip to download images from Flickr.
Enjoy!

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Add Watermark to Images Online

Do you share pictures online? Then you surely must be concerned about someone else using your images without giving credits. That is why its a good idea to watermark images before sharing them online. And here is a free and easy online tool.

PicMarkr is website that lets you add a custom watermark to images. It allows to upload images from your computer, Flickr, Facebook or Picasa accounts. You can choose to add a text watermark, image watermark or tiled watermark.
Best of all, its free!

More:
How to Watermark Video Files

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Monday, July 06, 2009
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Block Images from Bing Homepage

The different images displayed on Bing's homepage is quite refreshing. And I doubt anyone out there would want to block them. But anyway, here's how you can do it.
Just add ?rb=0 to the Bing url. So it should be -

http://bing.com/?rb=0

With this url, Bing won't load the image.
Off course, I won't be doing it! It looks dull without those images.
Enjoy!

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, July 02, 2009
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