Linux has been a persistent subject to debate since its inception. People have various perceptions for this Operating System like some people believe that Linux is meant only for geeks, others believe that it is difficult to understand when compared to Windows and so on. I was not a geek and like any other computer user, I was reluctant to switch to any other OS. But one thing that prompted me to change my machine’s OS was that I was fed up of Windows day-to-day issues.
Diffidently, I tried my hands over Linux and acclaimed it. After I started using Linux, I found that it is a must have OS on your machine and realized that what crap was I using for years. Undoubtedly during its initial years Linux had “Gurus Only” image because of its high difficulty level but these days, those gurus or geeks have simplified it nicely for everyone. Believe me that it is not at all difficult to use, it’s just that you are new to it. Once you develop a habit of working on Linux, you will get addicted to this robust and versatile OS.
LibreOffice is a powerful office productivity suite which is completely free and open source. It comes as an easy alternative for MS-Office with fully loaded features. This product is compatible with various operating systems and office suites including Microsoft Office. It has very intuitive user interface which includes the following :
- Word processor
If you are used to MS-Office but want to switch over to a free and open source alternative the you must give LibreOffice a try. This comprehensive office suite gives you high professional quality productivity. In this article, keeping in mind the theme ( LibreOffice for beginners ), we will briefly explain six feature-packed applications of LibreOffice that will definitely help you to get started with this amazing office suite.
In part1 and part2 of GIMP series, we learned about the basic editing tools and selection tools. Now taking image manipulation to next level, in this article we will cover some advanced features of this editor.
Gimp Image Editor – Coloring tools
Coloring is an integral part of image editing.
For coloring you can choose a foreground colour and fill it in the selection with the option “Fill with FG color”. Similarly, you can select background color, fill it with option “Fill with BG color” and then also fill the selection with different patterns.
When we talk about projects in C/C++, or any other programming languages, it is pretty common that as the project advances, the lines of code increases, and hence increases the number of source files in the project. Although, as a developer, it is always intended to make the sources more and more organized, predictable and simple at the same time. Still, we all would agree, when it comes to browsing the code, debugging while moving through the definitions and function calls in different sources, it gives a hard time.
GIMP image editor provides a complete set of basic editing tools that let you perform variety of tasks. Broadly, these tools fall under five major categories known as Selection tools, Paint tools, Transform tools, Color tools and Other tools. In part-I of this series we presented an overview of these tools.
There are various image editing tools available on Linux. Many of them are in fact pretty good but there is one that shines out of the rest. The tool that I am talking about is GIMP. It is a powerful image editing tool that can be used for editing professional quality images. GIMP image editor has lots and lots of option which may seem confusing to a beginner. So, In this article we will discuss and explain some basic editing tools of GIMP image editor.