Held Monday, April 2, 2001
Today we begin investigations of GIMP, The GNU Image Manipulation
- I hope you had a great break and that you're refreshed and ready
for the remaining weeks of the semester.
- The trip to London went well.
- However, it appears that someone broke into my office during break and
took my Powerbook and DV camera. If you saw anything suspicious,
please report it to me or campus security.
- Reminder: I will distribute exam 2 on Friday. (I'll probably work on
- I've nearly finished grading the late exams, but want to do some
checking. I should have them available in my office for much of
- A candidate for the visiting position in CS is speaking tonight.
I'm less inclined to have you attend because it looks like it will
be a very mathematical talk.
- As promised, I've come up with new groups for post-break. As you
can tell, I've tried to mix up the sides of the room. You must
work with your partner for the next two weeks. After that, you can
let me know if you'd prefer to work alone or want me to mix up groups
- Roger and Katherine
- Kabenla and Aaron
- Samarth and Greg
- Anna and Natalia
- Sara and Sarah
- Brad and Daniel
- Anthony F. and Tony S.
- Patty and Amanda
- Alex and Muhammad
- Peter and George
- Katya and Marie
- Ammar and Jim S.
- Audrey and Xylina
- Ananta and Matthew
- Laura and Rob
- Perspectives on software
- The legendary Richard M. Stallman
- A free alternative to Photoshop and the Ilk
- A somewhat awkward user interface, but you'll get used to it.
- Currently available for Linux and Windows.
- We're studying the GIMP because you can script it with Scheme
(which you'll see later this week).
- Start GIMP by typing
gimp in a shell window.
- Create a new file by selecting New from the
- Draw with the appropriate drawing tools (waving the cursor over a
tool should tell you what it does).
- Save by clicking with the right mouse button within the
picture and then selecting Save or Save As
from the File menu..
Friday, 12 January 2001
- Created generic outline format for class.