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08Mar/16
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Sun & Moon Calculator

Sun & Moon Calculator

This is a vital utility for photographers ? or anyone who needs to know the position of the Sun and Moon from any location at any time such as astronomers, lunar gardeners and fishermen. Plus a host of other unique features including lunar phase as well as the lunar distance from Earth where the Apogee is the furthest and the Perigee the nearest point when a supermoon can be seen. The horizon window shows the sun and moon as they are currently in the sky. Not to mention those wonderful photo opportunities ? eclipses. Forget the ?freebie? calculators and forget complex astronomical tables. The Douglas Sun and Moon calculator is designed especially for photographers although it has many other potential users. Everything you need for perfect timing, perfect lighting, perfect positioning around the globe. Covering over 1,600 pre-set locations in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, including latitude, longitude and time zone ? or create your own database for any location on Earth. On location, on vacation, this clever software will help you really plan ahead. Our easy to follow manual doesn?t just explain how to use the software ? it explains how to really work natural lighting. All you need to know ? from twilight shots to the best natural lighting angles for architectural photography. Things like the best time for twilight shots at your selected location and when the sun is best positioned to make the most of textures of buildings. Not to mention photography by moonlight.

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14Dec/14
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STOIK Stitch Creator

STOIK Stitch Creator

Cross-Stitching Made Simple STOIK Stitch Creator makes turning your pictures into cross-stitch masterpiece a breeze. You can convert any picture or photograph into a cross-stitch pattern, or create your very own cross-stitch charts from scratch by using tools like virtual needles, color fill, eraser, text and picture inserts. Cross-Stitch Patterns in Three Easy Steps It only takes three easy steps to convert a picture into a cross-stitch chart. 1. Choose your picture by loading it from the disk, scanner, or digital camera 2. Specify desired floss palette and let STOIK Stitch Creator convert your picture into an optimized cross-stitch pattern 3. Adjust your cross-stitch pattern by adding a motif, border, or using the drawing tools available. Hit Print and start stitching! Better Conversion to Thread Colors Create cross-stitch charts in perfect color! STOIK Stitch Creator knows the colors of most threads, and has information from many recent brand catalogues. By specifying which threads you’re going to use, you can help STOIK Stitch Creator create a perfect pattern for you. – Image Conversion Wizard shows instant previews for every step – Various palette settings for cross-stitch patterns available with instant previews – Recognizes the most recent brand color catalogues such as Anchor, DMC, Madeira, J&P Coates – Brand Manager can update brand catalogues, define custom colors and custom brand palettes – Mixed-color threads Powerful Pattern Editing Tools Not quite happy with busy background of your favourite photo? Want to add a theme or seasons greeting to your work? The many editing tools available will help you do that with ease. – Multiple layer support for creating complex stitches – A huge collection of themes and motifs – Collection of blackwork style designs – A wide choice of borders – Text layer and various text effects – Over 10 stitch types including French Knot – Extra backstitch types including short and double backstitch

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14Dec/14
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Virtuoso

Virtuoso

About Virtuoso I have been studying to play piano for about 1 year. Sight-reading is the most difficult thing I have to master. The main my mistakes during the exercises are: confusing the octaves; confusing the notes from the treble and bass clefs; sharp and flat – related errors; looking for the notes to slowly – this breaks the rhythm. So, I’ve decided to write a small program to improve my skills. It generates a random (every time new!) task using the notes that a user selected (constraints) and checks the “answer” from user. The 2 input methods are available: midi keyboard and virtual piano keyboard (using the mouse). BTW, all the 4 sources of my mistakes were significantly eliminated after I started using my program at work during small breaks.

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