Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Jonathan Gift

Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero wrote:
 
 ATI are nice too, I had one, good 2D, and new models are supported cos
 ATI pays coders, and the code goes into XFree (I have been thinking
 about getting one again, ATI cares, and this way support will last
 longer). Matrox is good too (using one now) and they follow the same
 strategy, get somebody to do open source drivers, so people see you
 (the company) like the system (XFree and source), which does not mean
 sell less. BTW, nVidia drivers are company provided (if you want 3D, I
 believe, for 2D you can use XFree86... but should check that).

I have an ATI now but heard not so hot things about the 128. The Matrox
G400 I heard good things. nVidia seems to get people upset because of
their attitude sigh.

Thanks.

Jonathan



Re: session managment?

2001-01-14 Thread Jan Theofel


Hello,

"Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero" wrote:
 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] (2001-01-13 at 2200.57 +0100):
  So what must I do to get it working?
 
 Check that in "Toolbox / Preferences / Session / Window Positions"
 you have "Save Window Positions on Exit" and "Always Try to Restore
 Session" set. And check that FVWM2 has "UsePPosition" instead of
 "NoPPosition" in Gimp's windows "Style"s (IIRC, cos I have not used
 FVWM2 for some time, so it may need some extra settings).

Thanks, that's it! I just changed the line
  Style "*" NoPPosition
into
  STyle "*" UsePPosition
in my $HOME/.fvwm2rc.

Now it works fine!

Jan

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Thumbnailing + adding text

2001-01-14 Thread Manuel Gutierrez Algaba

I have a bunch of photographs and I want to get reduced versions
of them. Besides I want to add this text :
" Copyright 2000 . Manuel Gutier..." 
to the bottom of each photograph.

I'm running a standard Red Hat 6.2 box, with standard gimp.

Which commands/plugins of gimp allow me to achieve these effects ?

Thanks.

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Re: Thumbnailing + adding text

2001-01-14 Thread Jan Theofel


Hello Manuel,

Manuel Gutierrez Algaba wrote:
 
 I have a bunch of photographs and I want to get reduced versions
 of them. Besides I want to add this text :
 " Copyright 2000 . Manuel Gutier..."
 to the bottom of each photograph.
 
 I'm running a standard Red Hat 6.2 box, with standard gimp.
 
 Which commands/plugins of gimp allow me to achieve these effects ?

AFAKI there is no special plugin yet for doing these things. But that
doesn't mean that you can't write one yourself. :-)

But I think that the possibilities of batch prosessing with Gimp are not
very well developed at the moment. So I would use convert of this. In
combination with find it is a very powerful tool.

Example: To create a thumbnail of every picture in a directory (every
png one), just use:
find -name "*.png" -exec convert -geometry 25%x25% {} {}.thumb.png \;

If you read 'man convert' there are many options, including drawing and
adding text to a picture.

Jan

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Re: Thumbnailing + adding text

2001-01-14 Thread Manuel Gutierrez Algaba

On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Jan Theofel wrote:
 But I think that the possibilities of batch prosessing with Gimp are not
 very well developed at the moment. So I would use convert of this. In
 combination with find it is a very powerful tool.
 
 Example: To create a thumbnail of every picture in a directory (every
 png one), just use:
 find -name "*.png" -exec convert -geometry 25%x25% {} {}.thumb.png \;
 
 If you read 'man convert' there are many options, including drawing and
 adding text to a picture.
 

Ok, thanks, I'll try "convert". I didn't think convert were so
powerful.

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Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 11:38:08PM +0100, "Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero" 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 concept of "open software", you never know when a manufacturer will
 decide "this isn't worth it", and bail on you.
 
 Interesting advice. Drivers until there are users. :]

Have you ever experienced the "I works until I go to a complicated page
in netscape, then the server crashes"-Symptom? Happens with 4.x a lot,
happens with vendor drivers most of the time. It's not fun when a vendor
does not implement some function because most people won't use it (this is
the situation under windows), and binary drivers are the first step to do
that.

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Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 05:50:43AM -0800, pixel fairy [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
 youll also need to go with ATI for hardware gamma. it wont work with
 a matrox card 

Hardware gamma correction for my matrox card was introduced in
xfree-3.3.x.  If they haven't removed it it should still work fine
(incidentally, it does work here).

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Graphic Cards-Thanks!

2001-01-14 Thread Jonathan Gift

Hi,

Thanks to all those who helped out here. Basically the advice is what I
have already assembled and it seems that Gimp's needs are no different
than Linux in general.

Jonathan



Got a working Gimp 1.2-Thanks Q

2001-01-14 Thread Jonathan Gift

Hi,

The Xemian gimp 1.2 seems to have done the trick. It does go in as
~/.gimp-1.2. Is this particular to the new gimp or this build? Any way
to get an old generic .gimp (I moved my earlier one so as to avoid just
this).

Thanks.

Jonathan



Re: Got a working Gimp 1.2-Thanks Q

2001-01-14 Thread Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero

[EMAIL PROTECTED] (2001-01-14 at 1945.45 +0100):
 The Xemian gimp 1.2 seems to have done the trick. It does go in as
 ~/.gimp-1.2. Is this particular to the new gimp or this build? Any way
 to get an old generic .gimp (I moved my earlier one so as to avoid just
 this).

Gimp uses dirs with version so you can mix installs or it does not
crash after a big update (some config items are not compatible). After
getting "nice" cores with other apps, I think Gimp way is good, you
can always move one item at a time, or edit by hand to match your old
config (I did).

GSR
 



Re: Got a working Gimp 1.2-Thanks Q

2001-01-14 Thread Jonathan Gift

Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero wrote:
 
 Gimp uses dirs with version so you can mix installs or it does not
 crash after a big update (some config items are not compatible). After
 getting "nice" cores with other apps, I think Gimp way is good, you
 can always move one item at a time, or edit by hand to match your old
 config (I did).

I can see the logic of it, but my only experience of gimp is 1.04 which
did not do this. So the question was/is, is this a new feature of
particular to this build?

I tried changing the preferences directories to .gimp from .gimp-1.2 but
it still created new directory. Any other way of getting a plain .gim
back?

Thanks.

Jonathan



Re: Script-fu tutorial

2001-01-14 Thread Michael

Hi!

 Is there a tutorial/documentation for script fu programming available?

A Google search offers some good links to Script-fu tutorials. Just try:
http://www.google.com/search?q=gimp+script-fu+tutorial

There's also a tiny introduction in Scheme (the Script-fu language) at
the Gimp User Group:
http://gug.sunsite.dk/?page=tutorials

Hope it helps.

CU, Michael

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Re: Got a working Gimp 1.2-Thanks Q

2001-01-14 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 08:04:09PM +0100, "Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero" 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Gimp uses dirs with version so you can mix installs or it does not

This is not true,a nd far from easy in practise. Any binaries installed
overwrite the older ones, so you need to use a different prefix use do
rename orgies. Also, all components that are callable from outside (e..g
perl) need to be speciall trated (modifications to your profile are needed
as well as different configure options).

(are we still using the ugly-but-maybe-necessary ~/.gimp-version
convention?).

Last not least, it is usually impossible to cleanly share different
versions of gtk+ on the same host, as long as one of the prefixes that
gtk+ uses coincide with prefixes where other programs (perl, libtiff
etc..) are installed (e.g. /usr/gtk12 /usr/gtk13 is usually ok). This is a
libtool limitation/an artifact of gtk-config.

The same is true for gimp.

So, people, don't try this at home unless you really know how to fix the
resultant problems.

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