Episode 114: Secrets of a Portaloo Aug. 6, 2009

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You can win a book in our two contests - the exact rules will be published in the next posting. I continue to work on my project "Access Control". My target is a photo book by blurb.com. They accept PDF files for printing - which is important for me because most of the book making software of the printers doesn't work on Linux. Of course there is an Open Source program for making a PDF - Scribus. It is available for all OS, even OS/2. I'll tell you about my experience in one of the next episodes. There are a …



You can win a book in our two contests - the exact rules will be published in the next posting. I continue to work on my project "Access Control". My target is a photo book by blurb.com. They accept PDF files for printing - which is important for me because most of the book making software of the printers doesn't work on Linux. Of course there is an Open Source program for making a PDF - Scribus. It is available for all OS, even OS/2. I'll tell you about my experience in one of the next episodes. There are a lot of photobooks to look at for inspiration at SOFOBOMO. Then I start to edit an image. The JPEG image is a bit overblown in the highlights and I have to go back to the RAW file. Cropping turns out to be difficult and the image needs a bit of a contrast boost in some parts. The final steps - sharpening and deciding about a vignette will be made when the layout of the book is clear. For sharpening one needs to kknow the output resolution and size - and I will have to scale the image to 300 DPI before putting it into the book. The vignette depends on the background of the page. The TOC 00:20 The Book Challenge 05:20 A Photo Book as the target for "Access Control" 07:50 Scribus for making PDF files 10:00 Photobooks to look at 10:35 Editing an image for the book 11:15 Blown out pixelss 11:45 RAW to the rescue with UFRaw 16:28 Comparing JPEG and UFRaw output 18:50 Correcting a colour cast in UFRaw 20:45 Straightening the image 23:00 Cropping the image 26:50 Improving contrast with a layer in overlay mode and a mask 33:20 Crooping more 35:00 What's left to do