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25Feb/110

FocusWriter: a text editor, for those who are too distracted

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FocusWriter is a program designed to those who want or need to sccrivere, but he can not disrarsi. It is open source and available on the net for all operating systems. Sometimes you need to necessarily produce texts, that are the thesis, the pages of a novel o la shopping list, and at any time we run the risk that some Gmail notification, a icon too attractive or simple computer menu manage to distract us from the main job.

21Feb/115

Tutorial: the paradox photo (the “Droste effect”) with Gimp and MathMap

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Today's tutorial is a cross between photography, graphic and Mathematics. Photography because we start from a real photo, and a good photograph is the beginning of a good job, graphic because of the various tweaks that as we make any and Mathematics because the effect scomoderemo today follows strict mathematical rules, nothing is left to chance. For this tutorial we will use Gimp and its plugin MathMap.

18Feb/115

The best HTML editor for non-commercial Linux

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Anyone who has ever tried to create piagne HTML with Linux you will certainly clashed with the lack of WYSIWYG software developed ad hoc for our favorite operating system. Fortunately, today this "gap" is filled only in part due to the development of some open source programs that attempt to compensate for the lack of development in Dreamweaver (or still commercial alternatives) su piattaforma Linux, but in many ways we are still far from having reached the usability of Dreamweaver or similar.

Today we see some of the best software for 'editing WYSIWYG developed natively for Linux. Thank you the blog web distortion translated for the advice that I report below.

15Feb/113

Import tracks from Inkscape, Gimp

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Anyone with intellectual honesty would not hesitate to affirm that the level of interoperability reached from the Adobe suite (the manner in which they interface between their programs) e di Gran go top compared to open source alternatives. An example is importing tracks the Illustrator a Photoshop, possible by the classic copy - Paste.

Today's article, however,, not meant to be a criticism of the lack of communication between the developers of several open source projects, intention is to demonstrate how it is possible (in a way perhaps slightly longer) the same import operation paths between Inkscape and Gimp.

9Feb/110

Tutorial: Enlarge an image with little loss using Gimp

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The tutorial Today is one of those simple tutorials that are exhausted in a passage. More than a tutorial would call advice useful to remember.

Let's say you have a picture medium / small, not suitable for printing, we want larger than twice. Until today I expanded work space with "Picture" - "Scale Image" and inserting the double values, but I just recently discovered a way to resize them in excess with a higher yield using G'MIC, the plugins that we had already discussed, that does it all.

Let's say you have a picture very small, 150x200 px. Of course we all know that is impossible to enlarge a small image without loss, and even this procedure is not without loss of information, on the other hand applies the small improvements to "simulate" magnification without loss.