Monday, November 09, 2009

13/52 Car Frost


13/52 Car Frost
Originally uploaded by Alastair Montgomery

The roof of my car this morning taken with my LG RENOIR.
Week 13 of my 52 week project.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Vanity


Vanity
Originally uploaded by Alastair Montgomery

Self portrait taken with my LG RENOIR, then edited in The Gimp

Just found a 365 self portrait group on Flickr so going to give it a try.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/365days/pool/

Friday, October 30, 2009

York University Pictures

Off White Bridge
Footbridge at York University

BioCentre
BioCentre at York University

Model Cars
Tilt and Shift effect on a car park at York University


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

11/52 Basket of Nuts


11/52 Basket of Nuts
Originally uploaded by Alastair Montgomery

Snapped during my wander around York University this lunch time, bike basket full of chestnuts.
That's going to be some conker match.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Uploads for 26th October 2009

Just clearing out my mobile phone and other places uploading pictures I've forgotten about.

Taken at the side of the road on the drive home last Friday.

On the Drive Home

Stream bed while walking the dog 


River Stones

Before a concert in Harogate

Harrogate International Center

Ripon Canal while walking the dog.

Ripon Canal

Ripon Canal

Ripon Canal

Ripon Canal

Spring time dog walk on Hells Wath

Dog Walk Blossoms

Just a load of hot air?

Small Red Ballon
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans


Taken by sticking the camera lens into the end of the lock & lock box.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Getting in Close

Playing with an old 4X Macro filter I had which I found out fitted my new Nikon D50.
Beads Close Up

Death Star


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

7 Best Free and Open Source Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

 
 


 
 

via TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL by noreply@blogger.com (jun auza) on 9/29/09
A software application that gives users the ability to compose and edit vector graphics images interactively on a computer is called a vector graphics editor. CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator are some of the most popular proprietary vector editors for Windows. But if you are looking for a capable free alternative that can also work on your Linux box, there are a lot to choose from.

Here are some of the best Free and Open Source vector graphics editors that you should check out:


Inkscape
Inkscape is a well-known, full-featured vector graphics editor application for Linux. It has a main goal of becoming a powerful graphics tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG, and CSS standards. One of the prime concerns of the Inkscape project is interface consistency and usability. This involves efforts to follow the GNOME Human interface guidelines, universal keyboard accessibility, and convenient on-canvas editing. Inkscape has achieved important advancement in usability since the project started.



Xara Xtreme (Linux Edition)
Xara Xtreme was originally developed for Windows but an open source version was later released for Linux. Xara Xtreme is known for its usability and fast rendering. It is also notable for being among the first vector graphics software applications to provide a fully anti-aliased display, advanced gradient fill, and transparency tools, features now common to many vector graphics editors. With interface almost identical to that of Inkscape and CorelDRAW, Xara Xtreme is considered to be quite easy to learn.



OpenOffice.org Draw
OpenOffice.org Draw is a powerful graphics package that is part of the OpenOffice.org office suite. It features "connectors" between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowchart. Currently, OpenOffice.org Draw officially supports exporting to SVG format, though with some limitations to be resolved. It is anticipated that as SVG and SVG filters evolve, users will be able to use Draw to edit the large-scale collection of SVG samples from Open Clip Art Library.



Skencil
Skencil is a unique drawing application in the sense that it is implemented almost completely in Python, a very high-level, object oriented, interpreted programming language, with the rest written in C for speed. In addition to the standard features (rectangles, ellipses, curves, text etc.) that you can expect from a vector graphics editor, Skencil also has some more advanced attributes like the possibility to bend text along a path.



sK1
From its project website, sK1 is described as an open-source illustration program that can substitute proprietary software like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. It supports professional publishing features like CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and press-ready PDF output. It also has CorelDRAW formats importers and tabbed multi-document interface. sK1 is a fork of Skencil and was started by a small team of Ukrainian professionals.



Karbon14
Karbon14 (formerly known as Kontour) is part of the KDE office suite (KOffice). The name is a play on KDE and the radioactive isotope Carbon-14. Karbon14 boasts a user interface that is easy-to-use, highly customizable and extensible. It is also loaded with great features making it ideal for anyone who wants to create clipart, logos, illustrations or photorealistic vector images.


Xfig
Xfig is an interactive drawing tool that runs under the X Window System. In xfig, figures may be drawn using objects such as circles, boxes, lines, spline curves, text, etc. It is also possible to import images in formats such as GIF, JPEG, EPSF (PostScript), and many others. Xfig saves figures in its native Fig format, but they may be converted into various formats.