Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Speed up loading of Acrobat Reader witht his free webtool

If you are one of those frustrated with the long long time taken by the Acrobat Reader to load, then use following trick.

Download Adobe Reader SpeedUp from Softpedia, install it and you are through.

It actually speeds up Adobe Reader's launch time by disabling the majority of plugins that are completely useless for most users. It's completely free from any malicious scripts.

Or, alternatively, if you don't want to use any third party program on your machine, follow these steps.

1. Go to the installation folder of acrobat reader (eg. C:\program files\adobe\acrobat\reader\.. ).
2. Move all the files and folders from the “plugins” directory to the “Optional” directory.

It will prevent Acrobat Reader to open the (mostly) useless plugins and load the Reader faster.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Use Migratr to move your photos among different image hosting sites

On the Internet you can find several image hosting and sharing website like flickr, picasa, snapfish, webshot etc. and there are many occasions when a user want to shift from one of the service to another because of any reason but doesn't shift just to avoid the hassle of downloading the images from old service and uploading them on the new one.

But now, with Migratr, you can easily do it. This free webtool is developed by an independent developer Alexander Lucas and is able to work with Flickr, Picasa Web, 23HQ, SmugMug, and Zooomr at present.

The process is very simple and is completed with a simple click. It first authenticates your downloading site, then downloads the images, then stores them in a local directory, then authenticates your upload site and then finally uploads your images to this site. All the mata data associated with your image is also transferred.

The best part of this service is that out of the above steps, you can choose any step and skip other steps. For instance, if you just want to download the images, skip the last two steps. If you need to upload bulk images from your PC, then start from the fourth step and skip first three steps.