[GNHLUG] MerriLUG Nashua, Thur 20 Nov, Photographic prowess via Linux tools

Jim Kuzdrall gnhlug at intrel.com
Thu Nov 13 09:28:46 EST 2008


Who  : Máirín Duffy, Interaction Designer, Red Hat Engineering
What : Techniques for creating and adjusting photos
Where: Martha's Exchange
Day  : Thur 20 Nov **Next Week**
Time : 6:00 PM for grub, 7:30 PM for discussion

:: Overview

    Máirín Duffy is back to demonstrate the powerful image creation and 
correction programs Linux provides.  She covers several tasks and 
problems many of us have encountered.  After, you may ask her expert 
advice on your own image problem -- make that "photo problem".

-   Removing tint from photos:  Too blue?  Yellowish cast?  Máirín 
briefly reviews a procedure for removing unwanted tint from photos.

-   Resizing photos without cropping or distortion: Make your photo just 
a bit wider or a bit taller without making your Aunt Bea look fat or 
giving your boss a pointy head.  The GIMP liquid rescale plug-in 
preserves the composition while changing the aspect ratio.  Máirín 
shows how.  ( http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/lqr/ )

-   Face painting: Turn your kids into snowflake-bejeweled elves 
and reindeer using this cool GIMP trick.  No messy facepaint needed!  
Christmas cards?  (See http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/barbara.png )

-   Screen prints from photos: Make solid color-area representation of 
your photo for a logo, icon, or poster.  Inkscape turns you into a 
budding Andy Warhol - or better.  Example:
http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/photo-to-vector/maasai-woman.jpg.png

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Thanks,

Jim Kuzdrall
gnhlug at intrel.com



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