Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:33 2004
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Re: Converting size with Gimp

Chris Fowler wrote:
> I'm trying to use convert to add a white border around my 4.0MP images. 
> I then use GIMP to write a date on that border.
> 
> When I take to Sam's to print it wants to crop the image to 4x6, 5x7, or
> 8x10.  This cuts off the top half and bottom half of the picture.  I do
> not care about losing part of the picture I do not want to lose the
> bottom and top border.  Is there a way I can use GIMP to crop the image
> to a 4x6 size without it trying to size the image smaller.  I like the 
> size of the image being big because I want to make sure there is enough
> data there to print a nice image.

I would suspect that you just need to make the aspect ratio the same as 
the size you want to print.  If they're chopping off the top and bottom, 
then I would think your image is simply two tall.  Use the GIMP crop 
tool to trim your image back to the same ratio you want to print.

> I'm trying to come up with a process to add a border and data to an
> image before I print them.  I do not like the date on the actual image
> so I do not allow my camera to create one.  I like the date on the white
> border I've created.  Now If I can only figure out the perfect font and
> how to position the date text in the exact center of the white border.

With the text tool  you create a floating layer.  You can drag it around 
until you have it where you want it, then click on it to 'lock it down.'

If you're having problems positioning it, zoom the picture until your 
white border is, say, half your screen width.  Then you can make very 
small changes to the position.

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Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:37 2004
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Re: Converting size with Gimp

Chris Fowler wrote:
> I guess I'm kinda confused as to what I actually need to do.  When I try
> to crop to 4x6 in Gimp all I get is a tiny little square.  Since the
> actual image is much bigger than 4x6.
> 
> The image I'm trying to work with is at
> 
> http://66.23.198.2/1.jpg

Connection refused... :(

What is are the original dimensions of the image?  (pixels, inches, 
footlong per fortnight..)

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Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:42 2004
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Re: Converting size with Gimp

Preston Boyington wrote:
> are you talking "inches" or "pixels"?

As I've noted, he shouldn't change the size of the image, simply the 
dimensions.  Whether he's talking inches or pixels is irrelevant.

The photo shop will retain the aspect ratio of the image, therefore it 
will have to crop the image to the proper ratio.  If it's a 4x6 that's a 
.66 ratio, 5x7 is .71, what are the dimensions of the pic?  Since they 
are cropping the top and bottom, your image is too tall.  You should 
take the width measure, multiply .66 if you're goint to print a 4x6, .71 
if you're going to print 5x7.  The value you get is the heigth the image 
should be.  Crop to that value and then do your border/date stuff.

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Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:43 2004
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Re: Tux Embroidery

Chris Fowler wrote:
> Embroidery
> 
> I went to a embroidery place at WalMart to see about having Tux placed
> on a golf wind shirt.  I can give them the shirt and they will charge me
> $9.99 for the stitching.  I first have to have a digitized image that is
> in the format for stitching.  They want $75.00 for that.  I'm hoping
> there is one available somewhere on the net.  Anyone know where?

Save yourself the trouble...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/apparel/golfshirts/5b8c/

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Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:45 2004
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Re: Converting size with Gimp

Chris Fowler wrote:
> I'm talking about inches.
> 
> The current image size is aprox. 38x32. 

Which is a ratio of .84, which is why they're cropping the top and 
bottom of your pick

For a 4x6, crop it to 25.08 height, for a 5x7 crop it to 26.98.  Then 
add your frame and date.  (Assuming the frame you're adding is the same 
width all the way around.

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Geoffrey | 1 Feb 02:47 2004
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Re: Converting size with Gimp

Chris Fowler wrote:
> I think I got it!.  I need to use scale image to tell Gimp that the
> print size will be 4x6.  Then I can setup crop to 4x6 and I get a square
> that actually looks like it did at Sam's

If you scale the image to 4x6 you'll loose your aspect ratio.  You don't 
want to scale it, you want to crop it.  If you scale it, people in your 
pic will be fatter. ;(

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Randolph Wilson | 1 Feb 02:51 2004

Re: LindowsOS 4.5 - not bad for a newbie OS


On Jan 31, 2004, at 10:32 AM, Van L. Loggins wrote:
> Thanks for making a comment on my post. Sometimes I think everyone is 
> too busy getting into a flame war over other things to read my posts.

Actually, you had more influence than you know.  I purchased Lindows 
last night to try out.  I am considering using it in a 6-12 school 
computer lab setting, and I had a conversation this morning with a 
computer place in Norcross who said that if I conclude it is a decent 
product, they will start offering it on their entry level systems.

So, just cause we've got our mouth's shut doesn't mean we can't hear 
;-) !
Chris Fowler | 1 Feb 03:18 2004

USB problems

All of a sudden my 6-in-1 stick reader will no longer work on my
computer.  It works on other machine.  I keep getting these messages:

hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-1, assigned address 4
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=4 (error=-110)
hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-1, assigned address 5
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=5 (error=-110)
hub.c: connect-debounce failed, port 1 disabled
hub.c: connect-debounce failed, port 1 disabled
hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-1, assigned address 6
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=6 (error=-110)
hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-1, assigned address 7
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=7 (error=-110)
Jeff Hubbs | 1 Feb 03:21 2004
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Re: Tux Embroidery

http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/

On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 14:40, Chris Fowler wrote:
> Embroidery
> 
> I went to a embroidery place at WalMart to see about having Tux placed
> on a golf wind shirt.  I can give them the shirt and they will charge me
> $9.99 for the stitching.  I first have to have a digitized image that is
> in the format for stitching.  They want $75.00 for that.  I'm hoping
> there is one available somewhere on the net.  Anyone know where?
> 
> Thanks,
> Chris
> 
> 
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Jonathan Glass | 1 Feb 03:37 2004
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Re: LindowsOS 4.5 - not bad for a newbie OS

Have you checked out Knoppix?  It boots off cdrom, and has a nice
interface.  I downloaded "knoppix for kids", and my daughter loves the
various drawing programs.  (Unfortunately, she's only 4, so the algebra
program is a BIT hard!!  :) )  You can install it on a box, and run it
from HDD.

Jonathan G.

>
> On Jan 31, 2004, at 10:32 AM, Van L. Loggins wrote:
>> Thanks for making a comment on my post. Sometimes I think everyone is
>> too busy getting into a flame war over other things to read my posts.
>
> Actually, you had more influence than you know.  I purchased Lindows
> last night to try out.  I am considering using it in a 6-12 school
> computer lab setting, and I had a conversation this morning with a
> computer place in Norcross who said that if I conclude it is a decent
> product, they will start offering it on their entry level systems.
>
> So, just cause we've got our mouth's shut doesn't mean we can't hear
> ;-) !
>
> _______________________________________________
> Ale mailing list
> Ale@...
> http://www.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale
>

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