Why I left “Shareaholic” in favor of “foxyBookmarks”

Some years are depopulating within the icons for blog sharing 2.0. Risquotono rightly quite successful because in this way the webmaster has the opportunity to make more easily visible their own blog giving some possibilities, negate the prima, of the average user sharing. Among other things does not weigh down the page and icons are nice to look at.

In a nutshell, it is a small bar to the bottom article containing some of the icons for the most used services sharing the web 2.0 (I can see an example in this article at bottom of page). You acknowledge the service logo that he uses (facebook, twitter, stumble, etc..) and the process of sharing is immediate, we do not need intermediaries. (more…)

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

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. (more…)

Photography: techniques for the reduction of “Digital Noise”

In today's tutorial we talk about photography. How many times has it happened to take pictures, affect them on the display of the camera and see them in good condition, then download them on the computer and realize the presence of the noise in the picture.

The digital noise present in the photo is the deterioration which can range from small disturbance barely visible, the disturbo “a puntini” very annoying to see how we will see in the next image it shows how the quality of the image may change, changing the ISO. (more…)

WordPress plugin: “Simple Javascript Management”

With “Simple Javascript Management” no longer you need to go to change the html header of our theme WordPress. The plugin will take care of load before the closing tag </head> the </body> scripts javascript local or remote.

I have to register, however, that the script go loaded manually on the web space, it is not possible to upload a script via the plugin interface. For the moment I only loaded the script “snowstorm” which allows the present snowfall on the homepage. (more…)

Il plugin Resynthesizer per Gimp

Who said that PhotoShop always comes before Gimp? The plugin we are talking about today was developed natively for Gimp, was then invented something similar to PhotoShop.

Maybe someone does not play the new plugin “Content aware filling” per PhotoShop. Well, “Resynthesizer” is an algorithm developed as a research project of the University 2001 subsequently led to plugin for Gimp long before that were created “Content aware filling“. But let's start from the beginning. Start by saying that “Resynthesizer” is a plugin that fully automatic removes by selection the objects in the picture if placed on a plot, filling the space Missing the selection with the same color of the background, trying to keep the texture uniform. This plugin can be very useful for example if we were to touch up the photo of a sunset sky with a pole in the foreground. (more…)

8 WordPress plugin that will leave you more’ do without

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 speeds very visitor access pages, creates a file HTML PHP caching the page visited by reducing de facto the use of resources on the server. In this way we have a dual advantage: the user load the page faster and the server save energy. (more…)

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Tutorial: Perspective correction (the linee cadenti) with Gimp

In this tutorial we deal with correct perspective a photo with Gimp. Often (especially in the narrow streets) having to take pictures of monuments or facades of tall buildings, having available a limited field for framing. It is clear that we will be closer to the monument over the photo will be “far” from being correct axonometric. The perspective correction is also called correction (or modification) the falling lines. This is because taking a photo close to an architectural element gets the impression that the monument is falling backward (the architectural lines converge upwards.

What we will do today is “straighten” the lines of a facade, Gimp well as we should have another couple of plugins: “MathMap” and “FX-Foundry“. (more…)