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Making laptops transparent

 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/w00kie/sets/180637/
 
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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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This is a very cool effect! I might think about trying this to create a larger virtual work cube!
 
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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
 
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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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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
 
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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.
 
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