Videos tagged with Meet the GIMP


Meet the GIMP #141: The Fourth Colour (Microsode 1)

Meet the GIMP #141: The Fourth Colour (Microsode 1)

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This is the first Microsode of Meet the GIMP. This are short(er) videos that are produced ahead of publication and cover one topic – and no chit chat about my life, the site, the forum and so on. In this Microsode I talk about the fourth value of a pixel, the opacity or transparency. It turns up in layers, tool settings and in the concept of layer masks. The erase tool can erase to the backgrou...

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Meet the GIMP #139: Flight Cancelled!

Meet the GIMP #139: Flight Cancelled!

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Finally there is a new show! This time I tackle an image shot at the airport here in Bremen. Before that I tell a bit about the dangers of being a teacher, an online paint program written in HTML5, content aware fill in TheOtherProgram and my new job in Berlin. I am looking for a flat there, by the way. The image from the Hamburg train station I had planed to process turned out to be marred by ...

Tags: Design, GIMP, curves, Meet the GIMP, layer mask, selective sharpening, curves tool, Broadcasting, Screencasts, walkthrough, mood, ...


Meet the GIMP #140: Double Deck Bus License

Meet the GIMP #140: Double Deck Bus License

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I spent last week in England – but not on a vacation. In this episode I process one of the “tourist shots” made on the class trip following a workflow guide made from Bill in Belize. This guide will be published here in some time, there is still some work needed. It covers all the basic steps for polishing up an image. The second part of the show covers a question from Bill: How to publish some...

Tags: Design, GIMP, beginner, Meet the GIMP, Broadcasting, Screencasts, license, creative commons


Meet the GIMP #136: Shrinking a Bass Player

Meet the GIMP #136: Shrinking a Bass Player

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I got the planned episode 136 nearly ready – a photography trip to Hamburg. But then came an urgent job from Chicago and overturned the schedule. (No, John, it wasn’t urgent, it was convenient to have a bit more time to edit the Hamburg show). A big portrait had to be downsized from 3504×2336 to 95×125 pixels. And of course this postage stamp then should still have some atmosphere and style. Ho...

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Meet the GIMP #137: A Trip to Hamburg

Meet the GIMP #137: A Trip to Hamburg

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This time I have made an experiment. You can look over my shoulder while I select the images to keep from a trip to Hamburg. I use F-Spot for this task. I am not sure if this was a successful approach because I didn’t talk that much while selecting the images. Can you find out what I was looking for? What are your criteria? I found out again that shooting without a goal is fun, but has not that...

Tags: Design, GIMP, Meet the GIMP, Broadcasting, Screencasts, F-Spot, photography



Meet the GIMP #134: Dynamic Range Therrory

Meet the GIMP #134: Dynamic Range Therrory

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Download the Torrent! (Mobile version tomorrow) The German word “Therrorie” was coined by a kid in a Physics lesson of my late colleague Helmut Mohr in Hamburg. It is what it sounds like – and today’s video is full of it. No GIMP, no images, only the blackboard and me talking. Please consider this as a WARNING. We had a lively discussion in the forum about the theory behind making images, circl...

Tags: Design, GIMP, RAW, Dynamic Range, Meet the GIMP, Broadcasting, Screencasts, 8 Bit, post processing


Meet the GIMP #135: Darktable

Meet the GIMP #135: Darktable

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Late – but here is #135. Darktable is a new RAW converter, photo editor and image manager for Linux and MacOS. It is in early development and has some really cool features. most of them I only have partially explored, but what I saw was promising. You find Darktable for Ubuntu at Pascal’s ppa. The TOC 04:10 Darktable 04:50 Overview of interface 05:30 The lighttable 06:20 Zooming 08:00 Selection...

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Meet the GIMP #133: The Power of a Book

Meet the GIMP #133: The Power of a Book

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This week I have a challenge for you. Do my homework and edit my shot from our Samba Carneval. You’ll find the JPEG and the NEF (RAW image by a Nikon D200) of a shot I did from my window. It is not a good photograph but catches a beautiful moment. Improve the image, store it somewhere on the Internet and post a link to it in the comments. You can embed a small version of it in a comment, just c...

Tags: Design, GIMP, Meet the GIMP, challenge, quickmask, blackboard, chalk, Broadcasting, Screencasts, selection, editing a selection, ...


Meet the GIMP #131: Automatic?

Meet the GIMP #131: Automatic?

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After a bit of “housekeeping”, which includes thanks to contributors and a nod over to the Focus Ring, I try to use the stuff hidden in the <Image>/Color/Auto menu. My results are not that good and I try to do it better with curves. Why did I fail? No idea, it may be the software or perhaps my choice of image was bad. Please share your experiences with this option. At the end of the show ...

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Meet the GIMP #132: Cinelerra in Japan!

Meet the GIMP #132: Cinelerra in Japan!

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This week there is only a little bit of GIMP, but a lot more about the free video editor Cinelerra. I use it to make a kind of slide show video used to illustrate a short “bumper” for Martin Bailey’s blog and podcast about his (mostly nature) photography. Martin is living in Japan and has a lot to tell about photography and Japan. Highly recommended! Cinelerra is a full “non linear” video edito...

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