Slussen Buss Station

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Shot this photo while waiting for my buss at Slussen (Stockholm / Sweden).

Used my PowerShot and a Gorillapod with CHDK. I Shot in raw (Av16, Tv2, ISO80). Post processing is done in UFRaw, Gimp and this High Pass Filter (http://registry.gimp.org/node/7385).

Sailing school (fake tilt shift)

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A fake tilt-shift on the optimist dinghy sailing school in Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm.

I’m not really sure if the tilt-shift effect is all that obvious (The boats are really small to begin with)

Made with the Gimp and the Focus plugin. Created with a gradient depth map with cutouts for all boats.

Wacom Graphire 4 Problems with Gimp and Inkscape

Wacom Graphire 4 - Gimp problemSome weeks ago I managed to get Gimp and Inkscape to work with my Wacom Graphire 4 in Windows. Today when I re-installed my computer they broke again. It’s really strange because I have installed the same packages now as I did then.

The problem is that there are an offset between the cursor and the drawing area. If you look at the screen shot you’ll see the problem.

I’ll try to find a solution to this once and for all and post an update here.

If you kill the tablet process and reattach the tablet you will be able to use the tablet in Gimp but without any pressure sensibility.

There is a bug report for this in the Gnome Bugzilla repository.

Update 071026: I think my problems are solved in Gimp 2.4 (as well as the latest Inkscape). Have been running it for 1 day now without my problem. I can’t get the pressure sensibility to work though but at least it’s way better than before.

Update 071215: Well it broke again… The new workaround is to disable pressure sensitivity in Gimp by adding the –no-wintab command line option to the Windows short cut (right click, edit and just add the option). I have tried to find a solution to add the –no-wintab options to have Gimp always use it but I can’t find it so if you have any idea on how to do that please tell me!

Finally – Inkscape, Gimp and Wacom!

A year ago I replaced my old Wacom Intous 1 for a Wacom Graphire 4 and to my great frustration neither Inkscape nor Gimp could handle the new pad. I researched it and found out something about a GTK/Wacom-driver error… This was sad since I really liked both of the applications.

Inkscape with Tango Icons Gimp with Tango Icons

But today I downloaded the newest versions of both Inkscape and Gimp and it works like a charm! So welcome back in my life, I have missed you both!

Unfortunately the new version of GTK seems to break Workrave.

The Tango Icons are so nice! I cant stop playing with them ^_^

Update: After reinstalling all my GTK+ applications it doesn’t work again. I’ll try to find a solution for this and update this post once I know why.

Gimp shortcut propertiesUpdate 071215: Well it broke again… The new workaround is to disable pressure sensitivity in Gimp by adding the –no-wintab command line option to the Windows short cut (rightclick, edit and just add the option). I have tried to find a solution to add the –no-wintab options to have Gimp always use it but I can’t find it so if you have any idea on how to do that please tell me!