Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to install Krita 3.2.0 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

  •     concept art
  •     texture and matte painters
  •     illustrations and comics

Krita 3.2.0 Changelog:
  • Don’t reset the LUT docker when moving the Krita window between moitors
  • Correctly initialize the exposure display filter in the LUT docker
  • Add the missing pan tool a ction
  • Improve the “Normal” blending mode performance by 30% (first patch for Krita by Daria Scherbatyuk!)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.15 Released on Ubuntu

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

Visual Studio Code 1.15 release highlights:
  •  Large file support - Improved performance for large files, no size limit on 64-bit machines.
  •  64-bit Windows builds - Use your computer's full address space with the 64-bit builds.
  •  Find in Markdown preview - Full search for Release Notes, Markdown preview, and Extensions.

How to Install MKVToolNix 15.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

MKVToolNix 15.0.0 Changelog:
New features and enhancements
  •  MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool: added a new entry to the "source files" context menu labeled "Set destination file name from selected file's name". It will force the GUI to consider the selected file to be the reference for automatically setting the file name, no matter which file was originally added as the first file. It will also force setting the destination file name once if automatic destination file name generation is  turned off in the preferences. Implements part of #2058.

How to install Fotoxx 17.08.2 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.

Fotoxx 17.08.2 Changelog:
Technical Changes
  • Thumbnails were enlarged to 512 pixels for faster galleries when using large thumbnails. To implement, delete your present thumbnails so that Fotoxx will generate new thumbnails.
  • Use of shell "cp" command was replaced with a copyfile() function, to make batch functions fail-safe against special characters in file names.

Monday, August 21, 2017

How to install Shotwell 0.26.3 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Shotwell 0.26.3 is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.

Shotwell 0.26.3 Changelog

  • Fix missing XML escape in wallpaper.xml file
  • Fix missing “Photos” menu content
  • Fix missing “find” icon

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.08.02 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut  17.08.02 Changelog:
  • Increased maximum Timeline zoom level.
  • Increased Speed field precision to 3 decimal places.
  • Increased maximum value for Speed field to 200x.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.

Avidemux 2.6.20 Changelog:
  • Core: The bundled FFmpeg has been updated to version 3.0.7
  • Core Encoder: A crash encoding MPEG-2 with B-frames disabled has been fixed
  • Core Encoder: An error due to invalid decoding timestamps at the end of encoding with MPEG-2 has been fixed

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.5 release on Ubuntu

  gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF. At maturity, the GUI will have similar features to that of the Windows Imaging program, but with the express objective of writing a PDF, including metadata. Scanning is handled with SANE via scanimage. PDF conversion is done by libtiff. Perl is used for portability and ease of programming, with gtk2-perl for the GUI. This should therefore work more or less out of the box on any system with gtk2-perl, scanimage, and libtiff.

GScan2PDF 1.8.5 Changelog:
  • support for Poppler (pdftops) as postscript backend.
  • support for libsane-perl
  • Reapply current scan settings for those scanners that reset them when forcing a reload