Tools We Love: Remove an Image Background 5 (1)

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Problem: The Image Background Has To Go

Just because you don’t work in a creative field, doesn’t mean you don’t need to use creative solutions. When situations arise like the need to remove an image background, it doesn’t always seem time- or cost-effective to hire someone to do the work.

Let’s say you’re sending product images to a client who in interested in working with you. You take photos of the products on your phone, but the background of each image is cluttered and distracting. Removing the background of each image can help the products stand out and make you look more professional. By removing the background of each image, you can create a more cohesive and visually appealing photo array that showcases your products in the best possible light.

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Tools We Love: Save a Website to PDF 5 (1)

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Problem: You Need to Preserve Website Information

Website content and designs change over time and sites are never guaranteed to stay up forever. Depending on the reason, saving a website as a PDF may be a great option.

For instance, if you want to read an article or a blog post offline, you can save it as a PDF and read it later without an internet connection. You can also save a PDF of a website for archiving purposes or to share it with others who don’t have access to the internet.

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Tools We Love: Create the Perfect Color Palette 5 (1)

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Problem: You’re Not a Designer

Finding the right color combination is not always about branding or website design. Sometimes you need to find colors for a social media post, advertisement, or other small project.

Creating a color palette can help you create an effective design that appeals to your target audience. By applying color theory principles in your designs, you can create a more cohesive design that appeals to your audience. You can use complementary colors to create contrast and draw attention to important elements.

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Tools We Love: One-Click Time Tracking 0 (0)

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Problem: Messy Time Tracking

Tracking work time, especially when working billable hours, can get complicated. Manual time tracking can be a tedious and error-prone process. According to a blog post by Timing Time Management, manual time tracking can lead to poor time tracking habits and untracked time, which can cost US companies $8.8 billion per day.

It also increases the workload and the scope of job-related activities is expanded by unnecessary manipulations with data. Manual calculation of time spent on projects and tasks increases the burden and overwhelms workers with extra repetitive activities.

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How to Make an Image File Smaller 5 (2)

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Have you ever tried to email a picture to someone, only to find out that the attachment is too large to be sent? Free email services like Gmail or Yahoo limit the size of files sent through messages to avoid stress on the server and long waiting times.

The same principle applies to image file sizes on websites. The larger the file size of an image on a site, the longer it takes to load. Since 40% of users abandon a website that takes longer than 3 seconds to load, small image files are important when building a site.

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