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Jan
21
comment Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?
@Pekka I decided that the term 'command-line' is GUI-centric. After all, would you go around saying 'graphical user interface'? So with the CLI. If I can say GUI, I should be able to say CLI.
Jan
21
comment Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?
@DA01 I tagged it GIMP because, yes, I am using the GIMP. That doesn't mean that half of the algorithms on windows-based programs aren't roughly equivalent, or that the names matter more than the processes at work. I ended up choosing ImageMagick for the job. See? The same classes of visual transformations is involved. Perhaps a community wiki page of system-agnostic graphic design terms is needed, as in this other stack-exchange site rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5475/…
Jan
20
comment Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?
Though I love the idea of LISP, I can never quite read it well enough to write anything in it... blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=84073&page=1 was more handy, because it talks about Python-based GIMP batch scripting... Still haven't cracked this problem though.
Jan
20
comment Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?
@DA01, I'm not asking for an application-specific method. Unfortunately the graphics design community does not seem to have vocabulary that crosses the boundaries drawn by operating systems.
Jan
20
comment Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?
+1 for linking to the discussion about desaturation. I already knew how to do it this way and found it unsatisfactory since ImageMagick doesn't give you as many options for desaturation as GIMP does. Otherwise the -posterize parameter does exactly what I need. So I may end up doing it by using one big script that makes a call to both GIMP and ImageMagick.
Jan
20
comment What is a good CLI-based bitmap tracing method?
@e100 It's a matter of clicking a tab and choosing a brightness cutoff. I'm not talking about tracing it using a tablet.
Jan
18
comment Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette/color scheme around colors I select?
Have you tried Agave, available in the Debian/Ubuntu repositories? I use it for this all the time.
Jan
5
comment Removal of scanning artifacts
It's hard to say without knowing what you were doing with the images, ie what formats they take. Do you vectorize them, or do they remain rasterized? Or another purpose in addition to graphic design, perhaps not completely graphic-design (OCR)?
Jan
5
comment I want to be a graphic designer. How should I approach learning Photoshop?
-1 I don't really see how the title of your question relates to the body of the question.
Jan
5
comment What technical/objective qualities do good logos have?
Also, +1 for taking the answer further than the question and daring to focus on the (gasp) non-objective qualities of logos.
Jan
5
comment I want to be a graphic designer. How should I approach learning Photoshop?
-1 The question being asked isn't as general as your answer.
Jan
5
comment How do I make screenshots look good when printed in CMYK?
awesome question, no idea about the answer, though i did once work on a CMYK press, i was just a grunt
Jan
5
comment What technical/objective qualities do good logos have?
+1 for the FedEx link -- that was a really informative read.
Jan
5
comment What image tablet can you recommend on a budget?
+1 for studying east asian languages (because, since we've got the hanzi meme in common, I value your opinion)
Jan
5
comment What image tablet can you recommend on a budget?
+1 for recommending something used
Jan
5
comment What image tablet can you recommend on a budget?
Thank you for asking this!!!