Thursday, 31 March 2011

Microsoft Image Composite Editor

I came across the Microsoft Image Composite Editor courtesy of @bbcclick. It allows you to very easily put together large landscape images. It was quite happy to take these 3 images:

And turn them into this:

It does all the alignment and colour standardising itself - happy days :) It can do other stuff too and I would argue that the join lines are impossible to see.

Here's another:

Friday, 18 March 2011

Changing the RAM/Memory Setting in Microsoft VPC

I recently added a shed load more memory to my lappy (thanks Orca), so I finally got round to increasing the memory on the various VPCs I use. So I did the usual of going to the settings, but the memory slider (to choose how much you want to assign) was not there. Not disabled. Not there at all!

In the end I removed the VPC (I didn't physically delete it, just removed it) and added it again, using the wizard. Hey presto, just like magic, I could change it again.

It's a bit like the old "have you turned it off and on again?"...