photoshopping

Updated batch-cropping script

By far the most popular post on this blog has been “How to batch separate & crop multiple scanned photos” (click to link to original post). Thank you for your support, everyone!

AutoSplit_Gimp_Photoshop

While the script seems to have worked pretty well for most of you for the past three (!) years, there was actually a bit of a bug in it, making it not work for non-white backgrounds. This is now fixed!

In addition to fixing the bug, I’ve added a few new features including

  • Ability to set output JPEG quality
  • Setting a base name manually
  • Manually selecting the background colour (in case the auto-selection doesn’t work as it should)
  • The ability to automatically save output to the source directory

I hope you enjoy this new and improved script, which can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: DivideScannedImages_improved_v2.zip.

Instructions for installing and using this script are identical as for the original one (click here to see the original instructions, under the “Gimp”heading).

Here is a screenshot of the new and improved DivideScannedImages script’s user interface:

DivideScannedImages_Improved

 

 

Joshua Sundquist: Real or Photoshopped?

Do you think this photo comparison currently doing the rounds on twitter is fake? Well so did I when I first saw it. Looks a little “fake”, right? In fact, someone in a forum calling herself “a professional expert in Photoshop” vouched for this photo’s fake-ness.

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Help BP learn how to use Photoshop

The two fateful images

As you might have heard in the news, BP further embarrassed themselves with some incompetently Photoshopped images which were released as real. Gizmodo and Americablog do a great job of tearing down these photos and showing just how bad the Photoshopping is.

Where do these edges come from?

And how did that get there?

Now Wired Science is taking it one step further with a competition for users to do take it to the next level – they’ll post some of the best, most interesting, funniest and most skilled images on their site. How good are your Photoshopping skills?

"Photoshop" as verb

And I could replace you with older pictures of you, from back when you looked happy.

I re-posted the xkcd cartoon of today. What do you think?