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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Greenfield Hill Cemetery - Pictures

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I took these pictures in Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield CT on Nov 25, 2011.

Ancient - Pictures

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I took these pictures in Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield CT on Nov 25, 2011.

Gravestones - Pictures

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I took these pictures in Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield CT on Nov 25, 2011.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Frederic Bronson Windmill - Pictures

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I took these pictures of the Frederic Bronson Windmill in Fairfield CT yesterday.

"Blue" – Postcard

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This week’s Take A Word challenge was “Blue.”

I found a great site for some free cherub clipart here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Numbers" – Gothic Arch

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This week, Kris' Gothic Arch challenge was “Numbers.”

The fonts are MaximilianAntiqua and intimacy.

Thanksgiving Day Greetings - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Children.”

This is also my entry for this week's Take a Word challenge "Umbrella."

The font is Hobbit SF which I thought I got here but I can't find now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"You Have Been Framed - 2" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “You Have Been Framed." I didn't post my first piece because it was more of a border than a frame.

"You Have Been Framed" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “You Have Been Framed." This is more of a border than a frame, so I'm not going to post it to the challenge. I need to create a piece that uses a frame.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Poppy - Remembrance" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Poppy" for Remembrance Day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Green" – Gothic Arch

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This week, Kris' Gothic Arch challenge was “Green.” I was having computer hardware problems for awhile, but now I'm back online.

GIMP Installation Instructions

GIMP Installation Instructions

Note: These instructions are for 64-bit Windows 7

Important Note: You must install Python before installing GIMP 2.6.11, otherwise Python-Fu won't appear in the Filters menu, Python plugins won't appear in the Help - Plug-In Browser, and Python plugins won't appear in your menus.

If you already installed GIMP 2.6.11, you need to uninstall it, and then install it again. This time it should have the Python support box checked and non-grey this time. You will have to make the change to default.env again, after you re-install GIMP, but your GIMP Folders changes should be retained (the uninstall doesn't delete the GIMP folder).

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Installations prior to GIMP
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Install 7-Zip version 9.22Beta
website:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_7-zip_64/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\sevenzip_7-Zip

destination location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip

Install IrfanView
website:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_irfanview/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\IrfanView

destination location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView

Install IrfanView plugins

website:
http://www.brothersoft.com/download-irfanview-all-plugins-164981.html

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\IrfanView

destination location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView

Install Ghostscript 9.04
website:
http://www.ghostscript.com/download/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\www_ghostscript_com\Ghostscript

destination location:
C:\Apps\gs\gs9.04

Add system environment variable GS_PROG with full path and filename for the Ghostscript executable, to allow GIMP to find it. GIMP uses Ghostscript to be able to open .EPS files.

GS_PROG
C:\Apps\gs\gs9.04\bin\gswin64.exe

Install GTK+ version 2.16.6
website:
http://www.gtk.org/download/index.php

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\www_gtk_org

destination location: (simply unzip the file to here)
C:\Apps\opt\gtk

Add User environment variable PATH for the bin directory path.

PATH
C:\Apps\opt\gtk\bin;

Install Python version 32-bit 2.6.6
website:
http://www.python.org/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\www_python_org

destination location:
C:\Apps\opt\Python26\

Install GTK+ for Python version 2.22.6 for 32-bit Python 2.6
website:
http://www.pygtk.org/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\www_pygtk_org

destination location:
C:\Apps\opt\Python26\

Install MinGW version 20110316
website:
http://www.mingw.org/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\www_mingw_org

destination location:
C:\Apps\opt\MinGW

Install G'MIC
website:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gmic/files/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD02\Reference\Crafts\GIMP\Scripts\sourceforge_net\projects\gmic_sourceforge_net

destination location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\GIMP_Folder\plugins\GMIC


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GIMP Installation
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Install GIMP 2.7.1 first, because it will uninstall any previous versions of GIMP. (TODO: Why didn't I use 2.7.2? I think I had a problem with it on 64-bit Windows 7.)

website:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/files/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/files/GIMP%20%2B%20GTK%2B%20%28development%20rel.%29/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\GNU_ImageManipulationProgram_GIMP

destination location:
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7

Install GIMP 2.6.11
website:
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/files/GIMP%20%2B%20GTK%2B%20%28stable%20release%29/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\GNU_ImageManipulationProgram_GIMP

destination location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP-2.0


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Configuring GIMP
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GIMP EPS file open capability:
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See instructions for Ghostscript.

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GIMP Python capability:
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Edit the GIMP 2.6 environment file as follows:

File location and name:

C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\environ\default.env

Add the following to it:

# 2011 Nov 05 - I added:
PYTHONPATH=C:\Apps\opt\Python26;C:\Apps\opt\Python26\DLLs;C:\Apps\opt\Python26\Lib;C:\Apps\opt\Python26\Lib\lib-tk


Edit the GIMP 2.7 environment file as follows:

File location and name:

C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7\lib\gimp\2.0\environ\default.env

Modify it as follows:

# 2011 Nov 05 - I added C:\Apps\opt\gtk to the PATH variable:
PATH=C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7\bin;C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7\32\bin;C:\Apps\opt\gtk
PYTHONPATH=C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7\32\lib\gimp\2.0\python


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Set GIMP Folders:
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Start GIMP 2.6.11

Edit - Preferences

Select Default Image
Set Width to 4.000 and Height to 6.000 inches. Set X and Y resolution to 120.000

Expand the Folders choice

Select Gradients and add:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\GIMP_Folder\Gradient

Select Fonts and add:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Fonts\Unzipped

Select Plug-Ins and add:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\plugins
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\GIMP_Folder\plugins\GMIC

Select Scripts and add:
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\ScriptAction
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\ScriptAction\registry_gimp_org
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\ScriptAction\gimpfx-foundry_sourceforge_net
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\ScriptAction\gimpscripts_com
D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\Imaging\ScriptAction\gimp_scripts_26

Click on OK and exit GIMP for the changes to take affect.

Repeat the same steps for GIMP 2.7.1

GIMP 2.7.1 error - this program can't start because intl.dll is missing from your computer.

Copy intl.dll from this directory:

C:\Apps\opt\Python26\Lib\site-packages\gtk-2.0\runtime\bin

to this directory:

C:\Program Files\GIMP 2.7\bin



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Install Serif Applications
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Install PagePlus Starter Edition (Greeting card, etc. tool), PhotoPlus Starter Edition (image manipulation tool), and DrawPlus Starter Edition (image creation tool)

website:
http://www.serif.com/FreeDownloads/

source location:
D:\DATA\DVD02\Reference\Software\Serif\Serif

destination location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Serif\PagePlus Starter Edition\2.0
C:\Program Files (x86)\Serif\PhotoPlus Starter Edition\2.0
C:\Program Files (x86)\Serif\DrawPlus Starter Edition\2.0


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TODOs
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TODO what is this? It has MinGW files in it. Revisit this:

D:\DATA\DVD03\Reference\Downloads\atoms_scilab_org\toolboxes

TODO any other viewers needed? There was some tie in from GIMP to IrfanView. What was that?

TODO what about those other filters I had?

TODO anything else needed?

TODO any other steps?