google picasa for linux

January 24th, 2008 mysurface

A photo organizer, editor, uploader developed by Google Inc gives me a lots of fun. I have tried on the Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux downloaded from here, and I am happy with it. While I traveling overseas, taking pictures using my phone, I want to upload it to my picasa web account. I want [...]

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ascii art video and images

February 20th, 2007 mysurface

You can easily watch videos and view images in ascii. If you are ascii art fans, you will be amazed what libaa and libcaca capable of. libaa is a portable ascii art GFX library, where libcaca as well, is another ascii art library but it have better support such as unicode, 2048 colors etc. Mplayer [...]

Posted in asciiview, cacaview, Graphics, Misc, mplayer | Hits: 57854 | 6 Comments »

gqview, lightweight image viewer

February 14th, 2007 mysurface

gqview is the best image viewer I have discovered so far. It is lightweight, fast, feature rich especially on controls, with a lots of keystrokes, simple GUI controls and command line friendly. I have compare it with other image viewer such as eog (eye of gnome), gtksee, feh and gthumb, no one seems to be [...]

Posted in gqview, Graphics | Hits: 25395 | 1 Comment »

how to take a screenshot?

February 3rd, 2007 mysurface

Taking a screenshot of your desktop is always not a difficult task. Almost all linux distro comes with key binding on print screen button on your keyboard. For the case of gnome when you hit the print screen button, gnome will load up gnome-panel-screenshot (gnome-screenshot), display a small screen preview and ask for a filename [...]

Posted in gnome-screenshot, Graphics, import, zenity | Hits: 39707 | 5 Comments »

create favicon

January 29th, 2007 mysurface

favicon, or favorite icon appears on every website nowadays, to create a nice and transparent background favicon is not a difficult task. First of all I though I can do it everything on a line of command, I was thinking to just use convert from image magick package to do a magic. But unfortunately that [...]

Posted in convert, Graphics, png2ico | Hits: 25409 | 1 Comment »

convert wallpaper format and size examples

January 12th, 2007 mysurface

Image manipulations can be done through command lines. Most of the time, we use GUI software such as GIMP to manipulate graphics, but sometimes it is not convenient to use such huge tool to just perform some simple image manipulation such as resize. Image Magick and Graphics Magick gives us various of command line on [...]

Posted in convert, gm, Graphics | Hits: 31408 | 3 Comments »