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24Aug/103

“Print” time and date automatically in a photo

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Today we are insert current date and time in an image using the terminal. By itself, the procedure is not complicated, let's see how.

Meanwhile, we see how to make us say the date and time from PC:

[user@localhost ~]$ echo $(date -R)
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:45:04 +0200

And now let's see how place it in the we are interested in using ImageMagick. This program allows us to perform many image manipulation, without having to go through the GUI. There is also a primitive graphical interface, but ImageMagick is mainly used for a number of automation (that soon we will see) command line, the invoked by PHP.

20Aug/102

When you say the case…

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Maybe someone will remember article a few days ago their eating add a rainbow to a photo. Well, a few days later there was no need of manipulations. Congratulations the photographer.

The following two images. The second is undoubtedly better than the first.

Find its account Flickr qui.

15Aug/100

Gmail: the notità of this “release”

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This article is a translation of the post dated "10 August 2010" on '"Official Gmail blog".

We are constantly attentive to the feedback of Gmail, and for some time in the first place between the demands there has been a better management of contacts. Users have requested a contact management easier, and specific improvements such as sort contacts by last name, keyboard shortcuts, special labels for phone numbers. So for about the popular initiative we are happy to announce that a revised version for Gmail contacts is in use just today.

11Aug/103

Tutorial: create a piece of tape with Gimp

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In today's tutorial we see how create a piece of tape, or gauze fabric from scratch with Gimp. A visualization that will always come in handy in the arrangement of the pictures, for example. In this tutorial, however, we'll only create the "piece of transparent tape", obviously include it in its work is at your own graphics.

In Gimp create a new file with the default size. We create now a new level of 341 x 121 pixel, e lo fill with the corresponding color all'esadecimale "#dddddd", a light gray.

7Aug/100

Video games of the 80s

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Today's post makes us do skip back 20 years, we get precisely the era of early arcade games. Who does not remember Super Mario, Space Invaders, Simcity the Pacman?

The video is very cute, and also realistic.

A real shame but with regard to the music.

6Aug/100

Tutorial: board “newspaper” with Gimp

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For some time, there is fashion to print the so-called "photobooks", of books in carta lucida, hardcover and inside enclose our digital photos printed directly on the pages. Usually the company that allows printing of your book also releases graphic software very basic with which apply some effects all photo (the effects are very simple, ranging from clipart the feints adhesive tape). This technique may be in fact very useful in prints.

The initiative of the "Photobook" is fun, and may like, but the possibility of the effects made available are scarce. In today's tutorial we see how add a border to dots (type "newspaper" a few years ago) to a photo with Gimp. This is also a fundamental effect, but as we begin to see how these resources are created graphic.

5Aug/100

Print in a series of addresses from a database with OpenOffice Writer and Base

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Today we give you a little advice to all employees of the commercial offices which often ends meet have to deal with bills of pending to be sent to various firms. We automate the process of writing addresses on envelopes.

4Aug/101

Tutorial: add a rainbow to a photo with Gimp

The end result

The other day the light in the sky was pretty weird, the weather was very variable: half an hour of rain with peaks and relapses, and also sprazi of calm here and the. You do not always happen the good fortune to find a time like this, but a few days ago I happened. In these weather conditions it is not uncommon to be able to take a picture blacks with clouds in the background and the foreground in light, the clouds permit.

Today we see how apply a rainbow ad a photo. Of course you can use any photo, but specifically it is more truthful a picture with the sun behind us, and the background of the picture itself clouded.

2Aug/109

8 WordPress plugin that will leave you more’ do without

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In today's article we see some useful plugins for WordPress I have made my life easier in the composition of the blog. Obviously the list not describe, and omit some plugins as important as "Akismet" because they already exist by default to every WordPress installation (not because it is useful, but because its benefits are undeniable).

WP Super Cache

It is one of the plugins in my opinion the most useful ever created for WordPress. WP Super Cache on fast access to visitors pages, creates a file HTML cache from the page visited PHP actually decreasing the use of resources on the server. In this way we have a dual advantage: User load the page faster and the server save energy.

1Aug/100

Tutorial: Newsprint retro with Gimp

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Today's tutorial is very fast because the effect is Gimp's native. Transform a RGB image in a 'indexed image in two colors: white and Black. This conversion will give effect to an image and a "newspaper".

First open an image that lends. In this tutorial I will use a landscape, despite the portraits lend themselves more.