Giving KDE a 3 months try

I want to give KDE a try because I am learning about Qt since KDE is based on Qt it would be a great experience to start using it and try Qt applications, I am giving a 3 months try and see what happens, I am gnome user. If you have any tips or tricks would be awesome so let me know. At the end of this challenge I will update my blog and write about my experience with the KDE desktop environment and community.

Imagemagick is cool ! [How to use Imagemagick]

Design from the Command Line

Imagemagick is a tool for photo editing like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop, But it isn’t in a GUI mode like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop it is for the command line.  If you want to know more about this tool I suggest you to go to the Imagemagick.org

This is a very short tutorial that shows how powerful this tool can be.

Note: This tutorial is about GNU/Linux users didn’t try it on any windows machine.

Most of the modern GNU/Linux distrobution has Imagemagick pre-installed

When you insall the Imagemagick pack it comes with some cool tools, example the display tool it allows you to view pictures:

ardian@skullnet:~/Pictures$ display meditate-tiny.jpg

Now for some reason you want to Grayscale an image it is very simple.

ardian@skullnet:~/Pictures$ ls convert -colorspace Gray meditate-tiny.jpg output.png

ardian@skullnet:~/Pictures$ convert -bordercolor yellow -border 8 richard-stallman.jpg output.png

$ convert [input-options] input-file [output-options] output-file

These are just little things that you could do with Imagemagick if you want to know more options you can check man convert.

This shows that even without using a mouse you can design, you have only to know what you do. Imagemagick is useful when you want for example to make black and white all of your photos you could do that with a command or a bash script.

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