Hugin has changed enormously in the two years since the 0.6.1 release, hardly any part of the code has remained untouched. There have been many many bug-fixes, improvements to the interface and lots of new features. We had a show about this panorama building software way back – seems to be time for a new one.
There is a new help system, new assistants, improved handling of images and correction of exposure. HDR is integrated and a lot more. Get the full thing here.
GIMP has released 2.6.2 – a lot of bugs have been killed. The version from Getdeb doesn’t install on Ubuntu Hardy – but I’ll switch to the Ibex soon.
Cinelerra is back running – I found a working configuration. Now the GUI is stuck every time I set a edit marker….. I’ll look into Blender.
This show is answering some of the comments of Episode 066 and shows a little gem from the rectangular and elliptical selection tools.
Sorry, no TOC and other gadgets, because I have a new gadget as my Birthday present – a Samsung P2 MP4 player. 🙂
00:18 Apologies for the delay
01:37 Answers to comments
04:31 – Adding and locking tool tabs
06:50 – Manual page for gimprc file
08:13 – Portable Gimp
09:24 – Instalation problems
11:20 – GEGL
14:10 Selection tool options
16:13 The End
TOC made by paynekj
This is basically Episode 002 – but with a really new GIMP (and a more experienced screen caster). But before that I have some news for you about the future of the “Meet the GIMP” project and about the development of GIMP 2.7 and 2.8. I’ll try to explain why we will NOT have 16 bit in 2.8 – and that the developers are not to blame for it. The comments from David Gowers are here and here.
The future of this project is brighter than ever. Philippe will be a regular contributor with his own show track. The forum is really getting off. I never had to interfere there because everybody is friendly and behaves. On the other hand nobody steps around on his toes. And a lot of answers are there before I come to read the question.
The show will go wide screen as in Episode 64, but we’ll have a separate feed for mobile devices.
The funding is secure. In Episode 49 I had asked for donations. They are still coming in. I just paid the demorecorder license for Philippe from that money and have left enough to pay my 20€/month for the server well into January. If the funds are running out I’ll give notice.
BTW, I don’t publish donor names and amounts. I feel that such lists, especially sorted by amount, are humiliating. An amount easily spent by e.g. a German teacher with tenure is a high investment for people in other parts of the geographical or social map. Each donor gets a thank you mail from me as a receipt.
And there are more ways to donate to this project. Time for example. Spread the word about this on your blog or in forums where appropriate. Write comments or go to the forum. Or become a correspondent for the blog if you are stumbling over newsworthy stuff while surfing around on all the other graphics web sites.
00:20 Housekeeping – New shows, file formats, feeds and so on
04:40 Look at 2.7, 2.8 and further
11:50 Why not 16 bit in 2.8
12:40 Setting up 2.6
14:20 Preferences dialogue
15:30 User interface, previews and keyboard shortcuts
16:00 Theme – Big or small icons
16:40 Help system
17:20 Tool options
19:10 Default image
19:30 Image window
20:50 Input devices – activating a Wacom tablet
24:10 Tweaking gimprc for getting rid of the drop space in the toolbox
28:00 Configuring the dockable dialogs
30:30 Selecting tools for the Toolbox
David gowers wrote a comment that I pull to the front page.
Another exciting thing that will be in 2.6 (and the next 2.5 release) is the hybrid polygon/free select tool! It is truly a thing of beauty, the way you can edit it as you go, easily rotate or scale any freehand section by moving an endpoint, or edit a polygonal segment just by moving an endpoint â€” and no longer requiring the entire selection to be completed in one stroke is also great! It might be an interesting topic to cover as part of a future show.
Anyone who is curious, also, I strongly recommend you get a SVN checkout of the latest GIMP and try it! Itâ€™s worth the effort.
The rest of the show covers toning monochrome images and includes a new feature – the Blunder Alert Overlay. The image here is a tritone of blue in the shadows, red in the midtones and orange in the highlights. EDIT: Have a look at show #106 for an improved toning technique.
The slideshow for the monochrome challenge and the fully randomized drawing of the winner will be on next week. I hadn’t looked on my calendar when I set the 31th of March as the final date. Next challenge will end on Tuesday, then I have a week to make the stuff ready.