Liquid rescale and remove objects from the images.

Ever wanted to remove some unwanted object from an image. Wonder how many thinkgs you have to do, clone and delete and what not:)

There is a simpler way, just paint it in foreground color. Does that sound ridiculous, not any more with Liquid Rescale. First install the plugin for liquid rescale for gimp.

yum install gimp-lqr-plugin

Now, just follow simple instructions below:

  1. in the menu, choose Layer and then Liquid Rescale
  2. click on the New button in the Discard features section on the right: a new layer will be created
  3. put the plugin window on one side of the screen without closing it, and go back to work on the gimp main windows
  4. choose the paint tool and paint over the area you wish to remove
  5. go back to the plugin window
  6. click the Refresh button at the bottom: you should see your discard mask appear in the preview
  7. optionally, in the Mode box on the left choose Lqr + scale back or Lqr + Lqr back
  8. click the Auto size button at the bottom of the Discard features section (optionally choose the scaling direction in the box at the side of the button before clicking it).
  9. click OK

Could it get any simpler.

Well some example may help.

Linux Advocacy and cool things to do with Linux.

I have heard a lot of Linux advocacy and read probably a couple of artilcles also on them but they lack one thing : the end user perspective. Linux is great no doubt, but there are far too many things to confuse people at all levels. For example, if you do a google search for which distro is good for me, you will find different sites giving you different results. So, whats my point?

Simple, stop confusing Desktop users. They are not interested in the filesystem that Ubuntu uses, the window manager that Fedora uses or the mailer deamon that Suse uses. What they areย  interested in is what are the benefits of the Opearating System or even before that What difference will the operating system make for them.

A lot of people I met did not even know wheather they have a genuine windows or pirated one? Did they pay for the Windows softwares, they too don\’t know.

So, just Free is not the word for them. They anyway have it free (even if they paid for the OS and other softwares, they don\’t know about it, neither would they care if there are sufficient reasons, which is presently the case.)

What we need today is more clearer approach of tellling people what can be done which can save a lot of time for them in work and at home. Here\’s one article that I think may be a little too advanced for novices, but in the right direction.

I will leave the article open ended for your comments ๐Ÿ™‚

recursively add directory and files to cvs from Linux.

Go to the directory which you want to add to cvs and execute the following:

cvs login

find . -type d -exec cvs add {} \\;

find . -type f -exec cvs add {} \\;

cvs commit

That was simple ๐Ÿ™‚