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Free Brushes for Gimp

Posted on August 25th, 2010 by kate.p in Quick Tips | 8 comments

gimp logoI believe Gimp is one of the best graphics editor for Ubuntu and I use it when working on all my projects which require to create and/or edit images. See below a list of brushes to enhance Gimp’s functionality — they are downloadable for free and can easily be added to Gimp (just copy contents of certain downloaded brush pack and copy it to Gimp user directory, e.g. /home/username/.gimp-2.6/brushes). Hope you find them useful!

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Shutter: Powerful Screenshot tool for Ubuntu

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by kate.p in Applications, Quick Tips | 98 comments

shutter ubuntu logoWhile writing articles for Ubuntuka I usually make some screenshots of my Ubuntu Lucid Lynx desktop. This is absolutely ok to capture just whole desktop or certain window (PrntScrn or Alt + PrntScrn keys) but it gets really annoying to edit every screenshot in gimp to cut something out or add a label/note etc. Thankfully there is extremely powerful and useful software to make life easier — Shutter screenshot tool for Ubuntu.

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Handle DSLR Camera RAW Files in Ubuntu

Posted on July 16th, 2010 by kate.p in Quick Tips | 42 comments

RAW image editorRAW image file is minimally processed data from DSLR camera. Depending on photo camera’s manufacturer RAW files can be named with the following file extensions: arw, srf, sr2 (Sony), crw, cr2 (Canon), nef, nrw (Nikon), orf (Olympus), ptx, pef (Pentax), raw, rw2 (Panasonic/Lumix). Most of photographers use Windows or MAC OS image editors to convert RAW images into compressed images like JPEG, PNG or TIFF. At the same time there are several free but competitive software applications for the same purpose in Ubuntu Linux.

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