Sunday, June 5, 2016

How to create your own Mini Planet

This guide will cover how to make your very own Mini Planet or Wee Planet or Planetical for free.




Mini Planet created of the Jag Mandir, Udaipur, India.



Ingredients
1. Photos taken as vertical panorama shots
{referrably aligned to horizon so that there is minimal crop
[portrait pano are not preferred for pano as they leave out details on top and bottom]

2. Microsoft ICE | download
3. Planetical | download
4. Snapseed | download



Part I
The Stitching with ICE

1. The source - 28 shots


2. Launch ICE - drag drop the shots

3. Importing - choose default 

let it do its magic stitching



4. Choosing the Projection Type

 5. Cropping the Image 

 6. For this example - auto crop was chosen

 7. Exporting the image

8. Png for output for no loss of quality


 9. Your export is ready



Part II
Creating the Planet with Planetical 

10. Image copied over to your Android device

11. Import and Align the Mini Planet

12. Modify the rotation to play with the axis of the planet and  Export !

13. Barebone Mini Planet is now ready for some editing.



Part III
The Polishing with Snapseed

14. Run it through a little HDR Posting Processing, Tuning, Detailing, Vintage filter.




15. The Final Output !


more Mini Planets or Planeticals created by me available here 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bluetooth Transmitter & Receiver

Do you want to watch movies quietly at night without disturbing anyone? How about do that without any long cables? and how about using your old Bluetooth headphones ?
How about playing music on one side of the room and playing music on another, without any wires?

Have a mp3 player without Bluetooth? Want all of these things to play music wirelessly?

What if you want to transmit Bluetooth songs from your phone to an old speaker set with AUX In?

Not only do you want to transmit but also receive Bluetooth audio…..then here you go!!!

Sometime it becomes so crucial to get your own space while watching TV and not disturbing other with its sound. Although we have plenty of smart TVs available in market now a days but getting Bluetooth capable one becomes challenges or turns out to be a high cost deal.


Now a day you can find a big range of audio transmitter and receivers but knowing what you need is an important thing.

If you have a TV which does not allow Bluetooth connectivity and want to use your Bluetooth headset then you need to buy a Bluetooth transmitter which will be connected with the TV via 3.5mm jack.



In-case, your TV does not have 3.5mm jack slot and have typical RCA connectors then you need to additionally buy a Y-Cable (3.5mm Stereo Female To 2 RCA analog male jacks), which will help you to connect the Bluetooth transmitter with you TV.
Once you have your Bluetooth transmitter connected with your TV then it receives the audio signals from the source and then transmits the audio wirelessly to a Bluetooth enabled headset from across the room in your sofa or favorite chair.

Plug in your Bluetooth receiver in anything from your car to old speaker system, pair it with your phone and start playing music.


Here is a device that does both the jobs – transmit and receive::
Bluetooth Transmitter on Amazon  | Mpow Streambot 2-In-1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Switchable Transmitter and Receiver 



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Has Remix OS killed your usable space on the Pen drive ?



Make sure that the USB stick or SD card that you want to reset is unplugged.

Click on the Start button, and choose All Programs ▸ Accessories ▸ Command Prompt, to open the Command Prompt,

Execute the diskpart command, to start Diskpart.

Execute the list disk command to obtain information about each disk in the computer.

For example:

Diskpart> list disk

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  ----------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online        80 GB      0 B
Plug the USB stick or SD card that you want to reset. Run the list disk command again.

A new disk, which corresponds to that device, appears in the list.

For example:

 Diskpart> list disk

   Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
   --------  ----------  -------  -------  ---  ---
   Disk 0    Online        80 GB      0 B
   Disk 1    Online         4 GB      0 B

Make sure that its size corresponds to the size of the device that you want to reset. Note down the disk number assigned by Diskpart to the device.

To select the device, execute the following command: select disk=number. Replace number by the disk number of the device that you want to reset.

Execute the clean command to delete the partition table from the device.

Execute the convert mbr command to create a new partition table on the device.

Execute the create partition primary command to create a new primary partition on the device.

run Diskmgmt.msc - and format it.