A few days ago I realised I hadn’t reconfigured my GIMP app since reinstalling my system. And as I was adding and installing the extras to GIMP, I remembered that it was pretty confusing the first time I tried to figure this out. So here’s a quick post on how to install brushes, scripts and presets in GIMP if you are using OS X.
Where to download Scripts for GIMP
You can download scripts all over the internet but this is a pretty good starting point:
Where to download Brushes for GIMP
You can download brushes all over the internet too, but I recommend Continue reading
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There are many places you can convert various formats to ePub online for free. I have not actually used any so I can’t vouch for the quality or efficiency of said sites. In any case, I prefer to be able to convert regardless of whether I have an internet connection. So I use Calibre to convert all my eBooks to ePub format.
As I mentioned in a previous post, Calibre is free eBook/eReader software which can convert many eBook formats into ePub. You can read more about Calibre in my post here. Although I have not tested it, I know that it also has the function to convert the other way. But it’s worth mentioning that this function is available. The official list of convertible formats is as follows: Continue reading
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Fit the First: The Buying.
I never ever thought I would buy an e-Reader, but I was forced by necessity to purchase one. I love real books and I never liked the idea of reading on a screen. However due to my work I am away from my wonderful book collection for months at a time. I was feeling the strain of separation, and in a moment of weakness purchased the Kobo Touch eReader.
Although I say in a moment of weakness, I had been thinking about it for a while… I like to read every day and taking my favourite books with me around the world (two of my absolute favourites being The Lord of the Rings and The Count of Monte Cristo) is generally not an option.
Of course I did my research and I refused to buy a Kindle because Continue reading
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