iaza – Free online image conversion

There are thousands of tools on the web that let you do a resize, convert to PNG or some other specific function. Iaza does them all. Iaza is one of the most feature-rich web apps to convert, edit, mix and create images online. You can convert images to 5 different formats, enhance or adjust the image, or tweak contrast, brightness, sharpness and more.

In terms of editing, you can rotate, crop, resize, trim, spin, stretch, flip, deform or blur an image. You can apply various styles and effects as well as animate the image. All you need to do is upload an image from your computer or enter the URL of an online image, and start playing around. The web version requires no registration and the app is also available on iPhone and Android.

Features:

  • Convert & edit photos online.
  • Convert image between 5 different formats.
  • Enhance, adjust or tweak image with tens of options.
  • Animate or add new effects.

Visit: iaza.com

Na danasnji dan, 12.04. 1941.

Monitor je isplovio iz Bezdana 11. aprila 1941. godine oko 23 ča­sova. Vreme je bilo hladno, oblačno s povremenim snegom, a vodo­staj Dunava, visok, što je olakšavalo plovidbu. Ujutru 12. aprila oko tri časa monitor se zaustavio ispred porušenog mosta kod Bogojeva, koji je zatvarao prolaz. Pomoću eksploziva otklonjeno je nekoliko če­ličnih gredica i omogućen prolaz brodu. U međuvremenu, dok je mo­nitor stajao da se raskrči prolaz, s broda su »izdajnički pobegli mo­tornim čamcem u Pravcu Erduta upravitelj stroja, mašinski potporučnik Aničić, s dva podoficira i četiri mornara.«

Poslednji dan monitora Drava i njegove posade, 12. april, osva­nuo je vedar i vrlo povoljan za aktivnost avijacije. Posada je bila pot­puno spremna i očekivala je neprijateljiske napade. Još u 7.15 časova primećen je na velikoj visini jedan neprijateljski izviđački avion, koji je napravio jedan krug iznad monitora i otišao u pravcu iz koga je došao. Posle petnaest minuta ili tačnije u 7.30 časova pojavilo se devet neprijateljskih aviona tipa »štuka« i odmah otpočeli napad.

Prvi napad izvršen je iz horizontalnog leta, pa iako je brod za­sut mnoštvom bombi, ni jedna nije pogodila cilj, već su sve pale oko monitora u vodu. Posle neuspelog napada, izvršen je ponovni s obrušavanjem, uz strahovito zavijanje »štuka«. Tom prilikom je, pored ve­likog broja bombi bačenih na brod, posada tučena iz mitraljeza. Prvi avion koji se obrušio bio je oboren i strmoglavio se u Dunav. To je zadesilo i drugi, koji se obrušio odmah posle obaranja prvog. Sledeći, treći, koji se ustremio na monitor nije ni stigao da se obruši, bio je po­gođen iz protivavionskog topa, zapalio se i odleteo u pravcu Bačke, gde je svakako pao. Usledio je i treći napad neprijateljske avijacije koja je svojom mitraljeskom vatrom uspela da uništi dobar deo protivavionske topovske posade monitora pa preostali nisu mogli više efi­kasno da deluju. Tako su sad već i bombe počele da pogađaju cilj. Posle pete bombe, koja je pogodila brod, kada je voda počela naglo da nadire, odbrana je skoro potpuno prestala. Šesta bomba pogodila je dimnjak broda i od nje je izginulo ljudstvo mašinskog odeljenja, sem narednika Karla Banauha, koji je odleteo i pao u vodu.

Za sve vreme bombardovanja broda, iako ranjen, komandant Be­rić se nalazio na svom mestu, odakle je hladno i pribrano komandovao. Koliko je on bio sređen, a uz to savestan, govori i to što je u takvoj situaciji izdao naređenje da se u kotlu broda spale šifre, kako ne bi pale neprijatelju u ruke. »Komandant je ostao na brodu sve dok mu voda nije došla do vrata, i onako ranjen i nemoćan, preplivao na obalu. Nekoliko dana kasnije njegov leš je nađen uz obalu Dunava, blizu Čelareva, s dva metka u potiljku. Pošto do tada još nisu bile stigle neprijateljske trupe pretpostavlja se da ga je neko od petokolonaša ranjenog dotukao.«

Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography

Sometimes we take wildlife pictures that we see in books and magazines for granted; seldom does it give you the impressions that they were taken easily. The truth is, photographing animals (especially in wildlife) is very involved, such a moment could only be told through some timely amazing shots. For someone who loves animals, photographing them can be both very fulfilling and frustrating at the same time.

Excellent animal photography requires experience, knowledge and patience.

Animals can make very eye catching subjects to photograph in wild. Taking wildlife photography in a place where the animals don’t fear humans makes your task a bit difficult. In their natural environment, animals often provide many opportunities for taking dramatic shots.

Let’s now take a look at some of these dramatic images of animal photography to see emotions in the wild nature

Visit: noupe.com

Snipshot – Edit pictures online

Unlike the three editors mentioned above, Snipshot is not a flash based editor. It’s a highly responsive, Ajax powered image editor. So, this should be your choice if stranded in a computer having no flash plugins.

You can import photos stored in your computer or from the web by mentioning its address.

You can also import photos from flickr using a bookmarklet. Snipshot allows you to export and save your photos in a number of different formats – JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP and even PDF and Photoshop PSD.

Visit: snipshot.com

Dynamic background pictures for your Android phone

Display your favourite pictures, animations, webcams, galleries and websites as a live wallpaper! Create your own personal (animated) wallpaper with JavaScript!

WebLiveWallpaper is a free smartphone application, sized at 99KB and compatible with devices running Android 1.5 and later. Using the app you can set up any website as the background image of your phone. You can specify a website that regularly changes its images or you can specify the broadcast URL of a webcam feed. Next you select a refresh time for the app to fetch a new image from the URL.

Features:

  • A user friendly smartphone app that provides dynamic background image.
  • Compatible with Android apps.
  • Fetches new images from websites.
  • Puts these images as your phone’s background.
  • You can specify the refresh time.

Visit: market.android.com