Gavin W. Burris on 14 Dec 2011 07:40:10 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] observational: user hostility

- open santa hat pic
- scale to the size you want
- use a select tool to select hat (lasso, by color, etc.)
- copy
- open dog picture
- paste
- drag hat onto dog

Gimp is not laid out like photoshop, but I don't find it hard to use.
Disclaimer:  I was the only Linux person in my college digital media
classes.  I made heavy use of Blender, Gimp, Audacity and
mplayer/mencoder to produce computer animations.


On 12/14/2011 10:08 AM, jeff wrote:
> Whenever I used to do anything with graphics, back before linux, I'd
> open Photoshop (largely because I had it).  Do not construe usership
> with ability though...
> Yesterday I wanted to do a tiny amount of graphic manipulation so I
> fired up GIMP.  To say I'm not a power user is an understatement.  In
> fact, it's like giving me a Ferrari when I drive a land yacht.
> No matter how I tried, I could not do what I wanted.  I called over a
> coworker, who does graphics, for help.  She had that same sideways
> stare: it was the blind leading the stupid.
> Not wishing to take a course in GIMP, I found a program for the Other
> OS, in which I finally managed to do what I wanted (put a Santa hat on
> my dog).  My coworker said it would have been easier to put an actual
> hat on the dog and take a picture.
> I am not blaming GIMP nor promoting anything else.  Just seems that the
> other program was less user-hostile (to the way I do things).  Might
> just be that I'm a graphical nincompoop....
> But when you gotta put a Santa hat on your dog, you gotta put a Santa
> hat on your dog.  No amount of manual-scanning will do.

Gavin W. Burris
Senior Systems Programmer
Information Security and Unix Systems
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
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