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Pseudo-template noob hack that may apply for several situations

Posted 04-12-2012 at 05:10 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2012 at 05:14 PM by the dsc

There's a painting software, "mypaint", which is very nice, but it does not support templates, at least not yet.

I've created a template (just a "blank" file with the correct resolution and whatnot) on GIMP, saved it as "ora", but instead of opening this file manually every time, and remembering to save it with a new name in order to not overwrite the template, I came up with a script that will create a new name automatically, with no risk of overwriting...
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Content producers dig Linux too!

Posted 06-08-2009 at 12:32 PM by erlik

Content creation used to be the stronghold of Apple and it's OSX operating system, but recently there have been signs that content producers are more and more attracted to Linux. What made me realize that creative software on Linux had made it with the content creation crowd is this poll on the DAZ Studio forums: more than 150 Daz Studio users would like to see a Linux version. What made it important is that DAZ Studio is not Blender: it is a program that is designed for "artistic" content...
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Add splash image to GRUB

Posted 12-15-2008 at 03:59 AM by Garda

I wanted to add something to the default GRUB screen that greets you as you start Linux more nicely than monochrome text.
I did this using the splashscreen feature of GRUB version 1, the boot loader that I had installed.
I used Krita for some of the image manipulation, but GIMP is also a good app. On Debian, you can get GIMP as root with

apt-get install gimp
Splash images in GRUB have to be in .xpm or "X PixMap" format and they have to be 640x480...
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