May 21st, 2004

last edition
  • lizka

Lost the animation window in Image Ready.

I've lost the animation window in Image Ready. I'm serious, it's gone forever, lol. ;) :S I just started using it and I was trying stuff and I closed it and it's been gone ever since. And I tried clicking every view/window and it's not showing. What do I do? :/
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  • marjun


I checked the archives, but I didn't see anything in there about GIMP, a free imaging program that is a lot like photoshop 7.

Some comments on my last post about it revealed that other people are using it, and callisto_22 pointed out that there are relatively few resources for GIMP users. I'm going to post a few links that I have found to be helpful in learning to do various cool things with it. These are good ones for the old version, 1.2.5. The newer version, 2.0, is a LOT like photoshop. I would go through these tutorials to learn the mechanics of GIMP, and then just play around with the new one to see what it can do. I made all of my icons with it, including the animated ones.

If you know of other links, please comment.

Grokking the GIMP--This is the most comprehensive tutorial I have found on the GIMP. The downside is that if you are just looking for how to do a certain effect, you have to sort through a bunch of information. of information on how to do things like use quickmask, create brushes and make icons. Again, this is for version 1.2.5.
Sam's Teach Yourself GIMP in 24 Hours--I think this is the most useful one. The link is to hour 14, "Dazzling Text Effects," but you can access the rest from that page.
Joe's Crab Shack

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This isn't exactly an icon question, but I'm trying to save images from my digital camera onto my hard drive with FinePix and it's never given me a problem before, but now it won't run when I plug my camera in, and when I start the program up through the shortcuts, it doesn't recognise the camera as hooked up until I click on Save Image, and it tries to save my files as MP3s.

Does anyone know what the problem is?

[Edit: Oh, and how to fix it would be lovely too. ;P ]
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  • shira

Image Ready Troubleshooting question.

Fairly new icon maker, and I think I'm doing reasonably well... but I'm having an issue with Image Ready that I can't figure out. Looked in the tutorials best I could, and could not locate the answer.

My dilemma: When fading and tweening, my icon takes on a pale checkerboard pattern between frames as it fades into the tweened frames and then to the next actual frame.

I'd wanted to let the text fade in and out in this icon that I've posted with, but that checkerboard pattern kept appearing, so I took the fade out altogether. Any ideas how to avoid that, so I can make the icon the way I really wanted it? Does it have something to do with the way the icon frames were made or saved, or is it something else?

Thanks for the help. This community is awesome!
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    The Remote Part, Idlewild