[Gimp-user] GIMP 2 book, your opinion is...?

2006-11-14 Thread Leon Brooks
Has anyone read /GIMP 2 for Photographers/ yet? There's a review up at: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS5105451578.html I'd value your opinion, if you've formed one. Particularly if you're a photographer of any sort. Cheers; Leon ___

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp vs. Photoshop

2006-12-17 Thread Leon Brooks
John Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Carter castor wrote: This goes right to the heart of my biggest complaint about GIMP though: its name. I don't understand why the developers would put so much time and hard work into creating a program as professional as GIMP and then name it after a slang

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp vs. Photoshop

2006-12-17 Thread Leon Brooks
Anthony Ettinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You may have a point given 2 software boxes on a shelf, Photoshop is more descriptive than Gimp - But that isn't how people acquire Gimp. Today. What about in 3 years' time? Cheers; Leon ___ Gimp-user

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP magazine, was: LJ not very enamoured

2007-06-22 Thread Leon Brooks
On Thursday 21 June 2007, Michael Schumacher wrote: Sounds like the article uses Cinepaint propaganda without original research. You could be right on the money. It's typical (speaking from experience here) for magazine article authors to be under time pressure, so they don't always feel free

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp - gimpshop - newbie

2007-07-09 Thread Leon Brooks
On Monday 09 July 2007, Sven Neumann wrote: I just tried to help you by pointing out that gimpshop is a different application and that you should try to get support for it from the people who did the fork. If you did that you might have found out that there is no such support. You might then

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp - gimpshop - newbie

2007-07-09 Thread Leon Brooks
On Monday 09 July 2007, David Southwell wrote: A gui that emulates photoshop is really needed. If it were done as a wrapper idea over standard GIMP, and integrated, I could easily agree with that. Much better again if it were modular, so you could enable and disable PS-ish chunks. The current

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp - not-gimpshop

2007-07-09 Thread Leon Brooks
On Monday 09 July 2007, Raphaël Quinet wrote: I have updated this wiki page Excellent! Thank you! I have also added a short description of some technical problems related to the fork (code conflicts, breaking translations) and again, this section can be expanded if anybody feels like

Re: [Gimp-user] GimpShop list

2007-07-11 Thread Leon Brooks
On Thursday 12 July 2007, Manish Singh wrote: The GPL allows forks, but doesn't require the organization that was forked from to provide support to the fork. True. However, I'm wondering if there's anyone here willing to moderate such a list, what it would coist to run such at Berkeley? The

Re: [Gimp-user] GimpShop list

2007-07-12 Thread Leon Brooks
On Thursday 12 July 2007, Manish Singh wrote: Why is this our problem? Our list our community is being distracted by it. That gives us a facet of the problem. We can reduce that facet by simply saying That's a GimpShop problem, please take it http://here/; in response. Hopefully, this will

Re: [Gimp-user] usability enhancements (was: newbie)

2007-07-12 Thread Leon Brooks
On Thursday 12 July 2007, Raphaël Quinet wrote: You will also find many little things that have been improved to guide the user along the way, such as tooltips for all menu items (quick description of what each filter does) or status bar messages that help you to remember how to use each tool

Re: [Gimp-user] New small user manual for gimp newbies made

2007-08-04 Thread Leon Brooks
On Saturday 04 August 2007, Niels Larsen wrote: The address is http://www.minihowto.org Good idea, trying that, it seems to have an odd sort of rate-limiting thingy which let me grab over 100k in my first run, then lets about 8-24k go in a bunch each retry. This is over a dial-up modem, so I'm

Re: [Gimp-user] New small user manual for gimp newbies made

2007-08-04 Thread Leon Brooks
On Saturday 04 August 2007, Niels Larsen wrote: A small beginners minihowto about gimp is made. Got it, many retries later. Looks good, about 4% text the rest JPEGs. Will post a more detailed comment after having walked through it. Hello from Tasmania, under the East end of Australia. Cheers;

Re: [Gimp-user] Question about GIMP CMYK support.

2007-08-08 Thread Leon Brooks
On Wednesday 08 August 2007 09:19, Owen wrote: 2. Do you really need to make cmyk plates? Printing companies do, yes. Cheers; Leon -- http://cyberknights.com.au/ Modern tools; traditional dedication http://www.taslug.org.au/ Member, Tasmania Linux User Group http://slpwa.asn.au/

Re: [Gimp-user] Creating scripts using Perl^H^H^H^HRuby

2008-05-03 Thread Leon Brooks
On Sun, 4 May 2008, Xavier Mas wrote: Thank you js. Being useful seems to be a long-term habit for Joao. I don't think that it's just because he's Brasiliano, either. (-: Being weird seems to be a habit for me: I'd like to script GIMP in Ruby instead. Cheers; Leon --

Re: [Gimp-user] Creating scripts using Perl^H^H^H^HRuby

2008-05-03 Thread Leon Brooks
On Sun, 4 May 2008, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote: Good morning, South America! (-: Just cehck the apropriate package (probably named gimp-ruby) from your distro Mandriva 2008.0 on this laptop, about to be 2008.1 AKA spring. Has perl-Gimp gimp-python but nothing to do with Ruby on GIMP (but there

Re: [Gimp-user] Creating scripts using Perl^H^H^H^HRuby

2008-05-04 Thread Leon Brooks
On Mon, 5 May 2008, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote: Try installing the packages gimp-devel Done. and ruby-devel, Already in. downlaod gimp-ruby source (for example with: svn co http://svn.gnome.org/svn/gimp-ruby/trunk gimp-ruby Err... first urpmi subversion (is on CD3 of 2008.0 install set).

Re: [Gimp-user] [GSoC] (Almost) final slot count, final project ranking

2009-04-13 Thread Leon Brooks
On Tuesday 00:04:41 Martin Nordholts wrote: Let's have this as a base for discussion. My top would be Brush Dynamics, followed by Dynamic Resampler. The first would add visible functionality, the latter would be less fancy, but a more fundamental tool. Cheers; Leon

Re: [Gimp-user] Before I file a bug report

2009-04-26 Thread Leon Brooks
On Monday 27 April 2009 08:11:14 Noel Stoutenburg wrote: For me at the moment, this is an inconvenience, as I've a choice of a couple of applications in which I can enter a desired text, and export a graphic selection containing the necessary text, but at minimum we have here of an

Re: [Gimp-user] Commercial Use of GIMP

2009-06-01 Thread Leon Brooks
On Monday 01 June 2009 23:57:48 Cilengir, Erika wrote: Is GIMP available for commercial use? Erika, GIMP is available for practically any use. Free as in $. Unlike (for example) PhotoShop, you can change GIMP if you like so that it looks or acts more usefully for your purposes. Free as in not

Re: [Gimp-user] Delete to transparency

2009-06-09 Thread Leon Brooks
On Tuesday 09 June 2009 18:56:04 Theo M wrote: was under the impression that the I could delete to transparency, and despite my best efforts I could not get it work. If you imported the image or layer from a JPeG (.jpg) file, it will not have an alpha property for that layer. Use menu: Layer

Re: [Gimp-user] Rotate increases PNG size x10 !

2010-06-23 Thread Leon Brooks
On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 06:04:57 am Branko Vukelic wrote: On Wed, Jun 23, Philip Rhoades wrote: What is going on with these size increases? It may be that after rotation, pixels that were otherwise the same color got anti-aliased and were slightly different color. This would increase the image

Re: [Gimp-user] commercial use

2011-01-13 Thread Leon Brooks
On Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:32:31 pm Matthew Corrie Wade wrote: Hello. I would like to be able to use Gimp to alter designs for commercial use - is this allowed? I several others in Australia use GIMP for this have never run into a problem. Unlike certain other commercial enterprises, Open

Re: [Gimp-user] photography

2007-09-13 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 13 September 2007 17:58:02 norman wrote: This is very much due to a video course I am following on www.meetthegimp.org which, in my opinion, is a great place to start for the amateur photographer. Hello from sunny Tullah, Tasmania, where dialup is the peak of modern Internet

Re: [Gimp-user] photography

2007-09-13 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 13 September 2007 20:25:33 you wrote: To set in turn of cost: Sony Alpha 700 (1400 USD), Canon 40D (1500+ USD), Nikon D300 (1800+ USD). Thaks for that nice, simple list. I got good value out of a Sony DSC-F707 until the day I ran it over with my 2t van. Several of the pro

Re: [Gimp-user] Bit-depth Processing

2007-09-26 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Wednesday 26 September 2007 10:17:50 jim feldman wrote: Even with it's bit depth shortcoming, I'd still take GIMP's mature tool set over anything OTHER than PS CS2/3 (at a mere $649US) Approximating the $USD-$AUD conversions (http://www.xe.com/ucc/), that's AUD$743, about the cost of a

Re: [Gimp-user] Fwd: Opening pictures taken with an Olympus E-510 fails every time

2007-09-26 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Wednesday 26 September 2007 02:34:13 Johnny Rosenberg wrote: Do I still have the old version? [...] Do I have both versions so I need to make GIMP use the new one rather than the old one? Maybe. Try ldd $(which gimp) see what it says. On this system (updated Ubuntu Fiesty) gimp is in

Re: [Gimp-user] Bit-depth Processing

2007-09-26 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 27 September 2007 03:49:25 Sven Neumann wrote: Do you even know what you are talking about? I don't think so. Oh. Someone seems to have put Sven into Happy Mode. (-: I must say that as a programming novitiate, sorta, I do find the open to- fro-ing on lists like GIMP's very

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP vs Photoshop UI

2007-09-27 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 28 September 2007 01:00:45 George Farris wrote: If you can provide hard data that backs this up with numbers Unfortunately, this is the Real World(tm), rejection can be as simple as it looks too different. However, I would be interested in hard numbers too. Cheers; Leon

Re: [Gimp-user] Brazilan Zine about GIMP

2007-09-27 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 28 September 2007 02:37:14 Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris wrote: Unfortunatelly all articles are in Brazillian Portuguese only. Yeah? I do like it when I'm able to read something in languages other than English. BrazPort is something I could at best blunder my way through, but it usually

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP vs Photoshop UI

2007-09-28 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Saturday 29 September 2007 01:51:59 carol irvin wrote:  I am switching myself to open source programs whenever I can to save money.  It is no more complex than that. Hi Carol! Um, I convert people to OpenOffice who basically don't give a hoot about the $$$. They adopt it because: * They

Re: [Gimp-user] floating selection

2007-09-29 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Sunday 30 September 2007 01:31:44 carol irvin wrote: I suspect I need to do something every time I do a paste that converts the paste into its own layer. Yah, New Layer. I'm sure that there's a keyboard shortcut for that, but the GIMP (along with a few other apps) is broken on this antique

Re: [Gimp-user] carol's art work over on YouTube, Picasa web albums Cafe Press

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Sunday 30 September 2007 03:26:33 carol irvin wrote:  I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to do this  completely in Gimp if I set my mind to it.  I don't  collaborate with any other artists so it doesn't matter what  I use. More than that, you have people you can actually ask

Re: [Gimp-user] remember last location for save as , save a copy , save, open

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Sunday 30 September 2007 20:10:46 Sven Neumann wrote: The application can already add bookmarks and GIMP 2.4 already makes use of this feature in some places. I am not convinced though that this would be a good way to solve the problems brought up the user who started the thread. I am

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP vs Photoshop UI

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Sunday 30 September 2007 20:06:09 Sven Neumann wrote: We are listening to our users. That's why we have this mailing- list and actually read about the problems and needs of our users. Round of applause, that sentiment. (-: Now I need to organise my own life better so I can make space to

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP vs art (was: Photoshop UI)

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Monday 01 October 2007 08:48:09 you wrote: Each person (who wanted to participate) would take an art step phase further using GIMP until we had a completed art work.  For example, let's say you'd start it using a brush. Then maybe I'd go into what you did with an eraser and make it

Re: [Gimp-user] remember last location for save as, save a copy , save, open

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Monday 01 October 2007 08:56:40 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Note: author has recently added a note that its not Vista- ready (and may or may not ever be :-( ). That alone is sufficient to keep me on WinXp as long as possible. Or to inspire you to make a really robust portable GTK version

Re: [Gimp-user] carol the floating selection (now working in layers!)

2007-09-30 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Monday 01 October 2007 13:57:40 carol irvin wrote:  then i altered that version with a filter. and, drum roll  please, made them into two layers! Tah-daaah! Round of applause! (-: Perhaps GIMP can develop some new modes so that future versions of plugins etc can *optionally* make a new

Re: [Gimp-user] Bit-depth Processing

2007-10-03 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Wednesday 03 October 2007 04:35:36 David Southwell wrote: IMHO photoshop is NOT a tool designed for the average user. Average can mean typical it can mean numbers (as in mean/mode/median), either way, PS fits the bill. So if you want to struggle with an average creativity ceiling suffer

Re: [Gimp-user] Fwd: national park pictures (art psychiatry)

2007-10-04 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 05 October 2007 04:21:32 carol irvin wrote:  I've always suspected that this is because art is my escape from reality. Ah, well, at least you know what that is... that an Open Free escape is much safer more useful than one of those complex psycho-whatsisnames. (-: Cheers; Leon

Re: [Gimp-user] photo resolution

2007-10-04 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 05 October 2007 00:03:14 David Heino wrote: is 72 dpi still sufficient across all possible monitors--a little lap top screen to a large screen HDTV? There ain't no simple answer to that. A simple laptop screen starts at about 1024x768 pixels (dots) so a 72DPI picture to cover that

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP learning sites

2007-10-04 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 05 October 2007 00:22:59 carol irvin wrote: http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Gimp/OptimisingImagesForWeb? topic=WebHome http://gimp.org/tutorials/ http://meetthegimp.org/?cat=8 http://www.gimpguru.org/ http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ http://gug.sunsite.dk/ All mookbarked

Re: [Gimp-user] Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

2007-10-10 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 11 October 2007 00:50:09 J Figueroa G - Gmail wrote: (I dont speak and read english so much) Don't worry about it (No worries! here in Australia). I'd just be guessing if I _chose_ your native language as Spanish or something like it (Casablanca?), would have to patiently spend

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-18 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 19 October 2007 12:08:53 Chris Mohler wrote: with the ubuntu beta (gutsy) OBTW, the package list is here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/graphics/gimp I'm fetching from Pacific, which happens to be in Sydney, near where this dialup has its POP (although I'm actually in western

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-18 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 19 October 2007 12:08:53 Chris Mohler wrote: I've been messing with the ubuntu beta (gutsy) and it installed RC3 from the start. It seems to have enough packages to keep Feisty happy, is even small enough to download over dialup in an afternoon. I'll dpkg this shortly. I might get

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-18 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 19 October 2007 12:08:53 Chris Mohler wrote: On 10/18/07, Leon Brooks GIMP [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BTW, if anyone sees a real 2.4 DEB or RPM source, please drop a message on this list saying so. Both I my sister-in-law photographer would like to graduate from earlyish 2.3s, I;ve

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-18 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 19 October 2007 05:29:49 kerry wrote: Please could you tell me where I can download the 2.4 for windows in complete package AFAIK, nowhere. Wait a few days, at worst a week or two for 2.4 to be fully released the Windows packagers to catch up. BTW, if anyone sees a real 2.4 DEB or

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-20 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Saturday 20 October 2007 18:34:49 norman wrote: I have just looked at the Ubuntu 7.10 'try it first disc' and Gimp 2.4rc3 was on it. I've finally got that installed on Feisty. I started too soon, as Richard Hirner (thanks!) sent me a link for a native Feisty package after I'd got all of the

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-20 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Saturday 20 October 2007 20:59:15 Leon Brooks GIMP wrote: It's taken 49 package updates Correction, 79 packages including a couple of _games_ I had to update to track changes in font-names used in a GIMP dependency. Cheers; Leon ___ Gimp-user

Re: [Gimp-user] 2.4 ( DEBs/RPMs)

2007-10-20 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Saturday 20 October 2007 20:59:15 Leon Brooks GIMP wrote: I'll let you know soonish how it actually runs. This RAM-limited Celeron 566 makes it run kind of slowly, but it does run reliably some of the newer tools are enjoyable. A friend from the other side of Oz will be mailing me a set

Re: [Gimp-user] colour to black and white

2007-10-25 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 25 October 2007 23:18:04 norman wrote: I would like to be able to produce a black and white negative image from an ordinary colour image. I'm lazy, so desaturating on luminosity works well enough for me. If I wanted to alter the colours, I'd put the image through a colour-map first.

Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.4 released

2007-10-26 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Friday 26 October 2007 19:03:36 Jeffery Small wrote: Does the new release include up-to-date documentation on new features like the healing and perspective cloning tools? Can't recall having seen the docs but these features did do stuff when I whipped the Win32 edition into life this

Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP 2.4.0; available for Mac also?

2007-10-29 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Tuesday 30 October 2007 02:26:29 John Culleton wrote: All that was released today was the source code. Binaries for various platforms will come later. I use 2.4rc3 on my slackware Linux system. Is this the same as the final release? It seems to work fine. I tried 2.4-for-real for Win32

Re: [Gimp-user] dial-up (was: upgrade to Leopard)

2007-11-03 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Saturday 03 November 2007 22:31:44 carol irvin wrote: how many people here are on dialup? Me. Mostly due to lack of alternatives. If either the Government or an ISP or both gets an act, we can eventually get a 512kb satellite connection for about AUD$45 a month. Plus ghasp dollars per

[Gimp-user] Feathered selections

2007-11-14 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
I walked a lady through GIMP on Windows 2000 today, she was delighted with it. A feature that she particularly liked was being able to select things (wand, oval, block, whatever) then feather the selection so whatever you did had no sharp edges. She also liked being able to select with the

Re: [Gimp-user] Feathered selections

2007-11-14 Thread Leon Brooks GIMP
On Thursday 15 November 2007 04:29:00 Akkana Peck wrote: But there's a solution for your friend in the meantime: the Quickmask. Click on that inconspicuous little square down at the bottom left of the image window, in the corner between the scrollbar and the ruler. That switches to Quickmask