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Helen Thomas
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/w00kie/sets/180637/


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Arjunkumar Shastry
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Will they become popular?While checking mails nobody wants to see a trouser of commuter standing infront of you in a train.


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David O'Meara
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This is a very cool effect! I might think about trying this to create a larger virtual work cube!
Sania Marsh
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I tried to do that, but the flash keeps screing it up.
Once I'll get I'll post it here
Venkatraman Kandaswamy
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Thanks to quartz you can put your screensaver as background. Now if there is a screensaver which can take your web camera's input then you can place your camera behind your laptop and you can get a real transparent screen - in real time. Or you can keep the camera facing the hallway and when you see your boss coming you can switch to your favorite IDE.


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Jayesh Lalwani
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Originally posted by Rita Moore:
I tried to do that, but the flash keeps screing it up.
Once I'll get I'll post it here


If you just want to make something to post here, then there's a better way to do this using Photoshop

a) Take a photo of the background without the laptop. this is pic 1
b) Now in your laptop, make your desktop as a single color
c) Place your laptop, and take a pic of your laptop. This is pic2
d) now using photoshop cut that part of pic1 that goes over your laptop screen. This is pic 3
e) Paste pic 3 on Pic2 at the right place. the result is pic 4
f) If you want icons, you will have to individually copy-paste them back from pic 2 to pic 4
g) Make pic 3 as your background
h) Upload Pic 4 to your friends online

I think you should be able to do all this in paint too. I'm going to try on Friday. People looking in my cube when I'm not there should be surprised
Sania Marsh
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Originally posted by Jayesh Lalwani:


If you just want to make something to post here, then there's a better way to do this using Photoshop


I'm familiar with photoshop, wait I'm almost photoshop guru, but doing it as background picture is way cooler.. I get to play with my camera.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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