Episode 182: A Special Day July 24, 2012

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It’s a special day today, five years ago I rolled out the very first episode of “Meet the GIMP!”. And now it is #182, that’s 0.7 episodes per week. ;-) But the show starts with an other anniversary. Twenty years ago these days Tim Berners-Lee (still without a “Sir” in front of his name) published the first photo on the World Wide Web. Up to then it had spent it’s first year or so text only. The users and servers were somehow connected to the CERN particle collider near Geneva. What’s better to put on an image in a nerdy …



It’s a special day today, five years ago I rolled out the very first episode of “Meet the GIMP!”. And now it is #182, that’s 0.7 episodes per week. ;-) But the show starts with an other anniversary. Twenty years ago these days Tim Berners-Lee (still without a “Sir” in front of his name) published the first photo on the World Wide Web. Up to then it had spent it’s first year or so text only. The users and servers were somehow connected to the CERN particle collider near Geneva. What’s better to put on an image in a nerdy environment than a band? An all female High Energy Rock Band, Les Horribles Cernettes, of course. So a quick and dirty Photoshop (Version 1) hack (yes, web sites were that ugly once…) intended as a base for an in house CD publication found it’s way to the computer of Berners-Lee and history was on it’s way. There seems to be quite a dispute about this just now. Why can’t people keep proper records when they are making history? ;-) Some epsiodes of Meet the GIMP! have found their way into an education program of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (Bombay). They dub them with Indian English and publish them on their server. The project Spoken Tutorial is a great way to reach out and broaden education. And of course I am proud that my material is used that way. I love the Greyscale Icon Theme by Eckhard M. Jäger of the “Linux for Designers” blog. Keeping the active icon in color is a nice touch. Ramon Miranda has updated his GIMP Paint Studio. This is a collection of brushes, patterns, gradients and more, bound together by presets and dynamic settings for tablet users. (If you don’t have a tablet, get one now!) The GIMP Magazine is taking up steam. I have seen the drafts, they are nearly complete and get better all the time. Expect the first issue in early September. And finally I process an image of a small part of the steam engine 01 1066, which I found in the Hamburg Main Station. The processing is nothing spectacular, just cropping, curves, a bit of burning and dodging. But this time I am printing the image on my brand new printer – an Epson 1500W. An Episode about printing is coming up, just now I am just playing around. A big thank you to all of you for the support in these five years! The TOC 00:20 Les Horribles Cernettes 03:15 20 years of images in the net 03:50 Meet the GIMP is dubbed in Indian English by spokentutorials.org in Mumbai 06:20 5 years of Meet the GIMP! 07:00 Installing a grey icon theme 08:00 Where is your personal GIMP directory? 09:00 Gimp Paint Studio by Ramon Miranda 10:50 The presets give additional value 11:20 Dynamic settings 13:00 Dampflok 101066 in Hamburg Central Station 14:45 Opening and analyzing the image 16:20 Cropping for a print with a fixed aspect ratio 18:45 Make a backup layer 19:00 Curve tool to get black black 20:45 Dodging with a layer and brush 22:50 Burning with a layer and brush 26:05 Sharpening 27:30 Saving the image 28:10 Printing is new for me 29:00 The GIMP Magazine is coming in September 29:55 5 Years – a summary. Creative Commons License Meet the GIMP Video Podcast by Rolf Steinort and Philippe Demartin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at https://meetthegimp.org.