Monday, March 12, 2012

Printing Multiple Photos in a A4 paper

There are a lot of blogposts complaining about the several applications available in order to print multiple photos in a single paper, underlining their drawbacks.

So, here is why I didn't have a nice time yesterday night:

I tried the applications photoprint and gnome-photo-printer (and tried other ones supposed to do it, but didn' t realy) and it kept printing, only one, distorted photo per image (nothing to do with the Print Preview, the same applications was giving me before actually printing) and in black and white (although I wanted coloured).

Firstly, I thought it was the printer' s fooling around (shit happens), then I thought that my brand new cartridges weren' t aligned properly etc etc, just to find out that what was causing the problem (PROBABLY- but I won't waste more time, ink, photo paper, patience to exhaustively test the thing :)) was the fact that I had chosen "High Resolution Photo" in the Image Quality (in the Printer Settings) and this made all the applications go wild (even Image Viewer), when it comes to printing.

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, Unity and I have an HP Deskjet All-In-One machine.

P.S. Finally, what worked for me is to save in a .jpg file the A4 paper with the photos I want and then open and print it from whichever Image Viewer application, Image Quality: "Normal Color".

P.S.2: And today, I wake up to find that my email account has been hijacked. Well, I guess I should stay away from machines for today...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's new!

Ladies and gentlemen, here we are again at this moment that I must write a blogspot and I certainly feel so reluctant about doing it, that I typed in google "blogophobia" and guess what? It does exist of course! So much fun in internetland (and you can't come)!

PiTiVi activities: The last period, I have been trying to "polish" my undo_redo branch, see what does work and what DOESN'T want to behave yet! The effects undo/redo part is finally working but there are still some bugs that I didn't manage to crash at the corner of the room. (The most annoying one is the case where you are moving a clip horizontally in the timeline)..

I realised that this period of getting lost in a bug-hunting, can get really boring and energy-consuming and this feeling of fruitless can get over, so I decided to leave these bugs as they are for the moment (maybe gain their trust this way and guide them at the corner of the room;)) and do something more funny, to refresh my head a bit! This something, will be the implementation of text titles in PiTiVi. Nekohayo has already started working in the user interface functionality of text titles and I am looking at inaugurating the GES relative object in the project.

In case the scientific term "text titles" is not clear, it is this feature that enables you to add subtitles, titles and names during people's presentations, like another layer (overlay) in your clip, but also add a text with just a font, an image, that doesn' t cover your clip (text title).