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by BenTrabetere
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

I use darktable to process my RAW image. I have used RawTherapee and I found it easier to learn to use, but I prefer darktable because it offers more selective editing and I prefer the way it manages noise reduction. GIMP is not part of my normal workflow - I find I can do pretty much everything tha...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox now limits you to three devices
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Dropbox now limits you to three devices

So what can you tell me about it? Are they trustworthy? Why isn't it in the Mint Software repositories? Does it update itself like Dropbox, leaving a hole in your security? What else have you tried? pcloud is distributed as an electron-builder AppImage. AppImage is one of the “universal” package ma...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gimp xcf files - remove all metadata info
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: gimp xcf files - remove all metadata info

i have them both installed already, exiftool and imagemagic, but they fail to process my xcf files (new zlib compressed or legacy format) just as mentioned before. I was afraid that would happen. I rarely use exiftool (or mogrify) to remove metadata from XCFs, and the ones I tested before posting w...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

Portreve wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:14 pm
SWMBO?
She Who Must Be Obeyed. HTH HAND
by BenTrabetere
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gimp xcf files - remove all metadata info
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: gimp xcf files - remove all metadata info

now - is there an elegant way (within gimp?) to batch remove ALL metadata from .xcf files? I am not aware of a way to do this within GIMP, but it can be easily done from the command line with exiftool and mogrify . You may need to install exiftool, and the name of the package is libimage-exiftool-p...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Openshot Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Openshot Upgrade

I am with jimallyn on this - you downloaded the AppImage. Good choice, IMO. To make it work you need to make it executable. Most of the time I do this from the command line, but sometimes it is easier to change it from the file Properties as jimallyn described. OpenShot will offer to integrate the A...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bulk file processing
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Bulk file processing

The easiest way I have found to rename images is to use XnView MP. It has a tool for batch renaming, and it is easy and effective to use. XnView MP is an image viewer that has a basic set of image editing tools, and a couple of nice utilities for renaming and converting images. It can be used to rot...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

You got lucky. The SA Ikea could be next to the SA Container Store. The unprepared can blow through a week's wages and never realize what happened. Seen it happen, and watched as they went to Starbucks to celebrate.

Sometimes watching people brings out the schadenfreude....
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Terminal Commands Reference
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Terminal Commands Reference

I use CherryTree but that looks good ... in fact I just installed it from the repos. I use both CherryTree and TreeLine. I use CherryTree for most of my note taking. I use TreeLine when my notes will benefit from the additional structure and consistency. For example, the template (Item Type) for my...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Terminal Commands Reference
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Terminal Commands Reference

That looks pretty cool - will have to give it a try. I used to use a similar app called Treepad. They have a version for Linux, but I don't know if it's any good. Treepad and TreeLine look very similar in form and function. The Linux "version" of Treepad is not a native Linux application - it is a ...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Terminal Commands Reference
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Terminal Commands Reference

I have something similar, and I find that TreeLine is well suited for the task because similar commands can be grouped, and the information is entered into user-defined fields.
http://treeline.bellz.org/index.html
by BenTrabetere
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - GIMP 2.10 - How do I remove the flatpak installation?
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: GIMP 2.10 - How do I remove the flatpak installation?

I'd really appreciate some assistance on this since I do plan on installing GIMP 2.10 (but no Flatpak version) eventually. Thanks. phd21 provided two equally effective ways to remove a flatpak. You did not mention which version of Linux Mint you are using. If it is 19.x, there is a PPA you can add ...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to minimize size of flatpak on disk?
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: How to minimize size of flatpak on disk?

There is an AppImage edition of Shotcut, the current version (19.02.28) is around 165MB, and it runs well on my antique system. It can be downloaded from the Shotcut website. https://www.shotcut.org/download/

Download the file, make it executable, and run.
by BenTrabetere
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost Open Office files
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Lost Open Office files

Thanks. I used one of these programs years ago on a 1GB USB and it did throw up a lot of files. Is there any way I can narrow down which ones are temporary Open Office files? I think there is a way to limit it to specific file types, but the only time I used PhotoRec was to recover files from a mem...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need very basic user manual
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Need very basic user manual

How did you install MuseScore? And which edition did you install? MuseScore is available through Software Manager, but you need to add the PPA in order to get the current version. It is also available as snap and flatpak packages, and as an AppImage. I have worked with every form, and I prefer and r...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suffragium: Sub-Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Suffragium: Sub-Forum

Sadly, "sububi" is is technically gibberish meaning "under where". The correct vulgar word is subgalia. The "gibberish" was intentional, and it was what threw our teacher into a frothing mess. If I recall the word we were given was subbraccas; another classmate pointed out sububi was better because...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suffragium: Sub-Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Suffragium: Sub-Forum

The teacher wrote "Cogito ergo sum" on the blackboard and I, while he wasn't looking, rubbed out a letter g. That is better than one of my classmate's stunts - she worked in the school office and had access to the memeograph machine. She slipped an extra line into a section of Aeneis we were to rea...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost Open Office files
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Lost Open Office files

TestDisk/PhotoRec to the rescue ... maybe. I have had to use it only once, but PhotoRec did a splendid job of recovering images for a photo shoot from a memory card. The only problem I experienced was it recovered much, much more than I wanted. In other words, it did exactly what it was supposed to ...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suffragium: Sub-Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Suffragium: Sub-Forum

Credo quia absurdum ... cur ego committitur dictor latinae?

Oh, well. In sermonibus Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D., "Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo. So little time — so much to know!"
by BenTrabetere
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Missing Files for ClipGrab
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Missing Files for ClipGrab

I suggest you give the AppImage a second chance, this time by launching it from the command line - this will let you see any messages that pop up. Press Ctrl-Alt-T to open a terminal session, navigate to the directory where the AppImage resides, and (assuming you have the ClipGrab v3.8.2 AppImage) e...

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