Monday, August 15, 2011

Dashboard widget for QR codes...

Thanks to Señor Terremoto for exploring this topic and sharing what he found!! Technogeeks can be *so* useful!! {insert smiley-face here!!}

If you have a Mac computer, you can get a widget for your dashboard that lets you set up QR codes without going online. Go to this site and
scroll down to the Mac Dashboard Widgets. Scroll a bit further for the QR code generator widget. It's easy to download and install.

To use it, you type in the text box of the widget and it creates a code. Click on the code image and the program creates a .png file which can be saved (click "Save Page As" in the File menu), then opened in Photoshop and converted to a jpeg. The original image is about 2.75 inches square at 72 dpi. By shrinking it to 1.5 inches and increasing the dpi to 130, I got a more manageable-size image that scanned well.


This lets you set up inventory tags for each painting, or URL codes for websites. Pretty much anything you can type in can be converted to a code box image.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the last two posts, Chris. It sounds good but also like about a day or so to try tounderstand it all!LOL
    Sometimes this all gets to be too much tech.

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  2. I hear you, Cathyann!! The whole tech thing can be useful, but sometimes figuring it out is a chore!

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  3. i am so glad to know what this is! i have seen them and wondered...i will have to check it out..i love all this electronic/computer stuff!
    i got the square and love it. just haven't had the opportunity to get to use it much. :(

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  4. Yep, this is a pretty cool concept, Suzy. I have a friend who loves the square, but I haven't tried it yet. That's next on the agenda I guess!

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