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How-to: Blend Images using the GIMP

GIMP (which is the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source alternative to Photoshop for image and photo editing. Available for almost all operating systems (Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X), it is a powerful alternative to Adobe. Did I mention is it also free? Image blending is a common task, compositing one image onto … Continue reading

How-to: Optimising animated GIFs using GIMP

Previously, I ran through preparing an animated GIF for use as a web banner ad. What I neglected to mention was the part of the brief that restricted the file size. While animated GIFs for banner ads come in standard size, trying to get these images all under a certain file size can involve a … Continue reading

How-to: Animated GIFs using GIMP

I was asked to produce a couple of banner ads for cross-site promotion recently. What does that mean? Good old animated GIFs. Since the Open Source GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is my graphics program of choice, I went straight to its facility for producing animated GIFs; simple layered graphics that can cycle through a … Continue reading

How-to: Convert JPG to PDF using ImageMagick

It’s a common enough task, trying to convert multiple jpg files into one pdf, particularly when I don’t need these to be converted with such high quality, I just want the black and white text readable. I can scan, crop, and monochrome in a graphics program but compiling them into a single PDF booklet was … Continue reading

Beginners Web Guide: File Formats (Re-post)

You might say there’s a general lack of standards on the internet. Or you could say there’s too many. Various software companies jealously guard the secrets and intellectual property invested in their programs and file formats. Here’s a brief overview of what’s in use and what you need to open them…

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