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GarySmith

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 07:31    Post_subject:  Software Wallpaper Creator  

I've downloaded a Windows software for creating desktop wallpapers.

mdwpcrelease dot exe is the freeware conversion software.

http://download.cnet.com/MD-Wallpaper-Creator/3001-2336_4-10790032.html?hasJs=n&hlndr=1&dlm=0

Will update the progress at a later time.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 13:33    Post_subject:  

Pro Tip: Never download software from CNET.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 20:25    Post_subject:  

bark_bark_bark wrote:
Pro Tip: Never download software from CNET.


Assuming someone does not know that, you might give them an explanation why not to download software from that source.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 21:25    Post_subject:  

Keep in mind this page is over a year old.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/safe-software-download-sites

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 22:04    Post_subject:  

Semme wrote:
Keep in mind this page is over a year old.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/safe-software-download-sites


Might give an update for the old webpage, sourceforge doesn't give their own installers/downloaders these days .. or maybe they never did give installers/downloaders to begin with as far as I could remember. On the other hand CNET does give it's own installer/downloader which installs malware , adware and other harmfull stuff. Could anyone could confirm this about SF who uses microsoft's windows ?
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 23:00    Post_subject:  

Creating desktop wallpapers for Puppy is simple.
No need for any software to do it.

Just find an image file you want to use as the desktop wallpaper and place it in /usr/share/backgrounds.

Run Pwallpaper and choose the image from the list.

If you want to edit the image use MtPaint.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 01:50    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:

If you want to edit the image use MtPaint.


Yes , if you are professional , you might want to use GIMP, It is available in Puppy Package Manager and it's probably available in as sfs packages too if you are using tharpup Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 02:00    Post_subject:  

Keyboard - where do you get your avatars? I like them.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 03:57    Post_subject:  

greengeek wrote:
Keyboard - where do you get your avatars? I like them.


I do this:

1) take a selfie , or a picture of maybe your dog ?

2) crop with mtPaint (the required size is 256 px in height and width probably..) . It is very easy to crop with it.

3) use gimp if you want to add some effects change maybe hue or whatever that might suit.

4) upload in the forum Cool

5) finished.
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GarySmith

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:32    Post_subject: CNET Downloads  

bark_bark_bark wrote:
Pro Tip: Never download software from CNET.


Anyone doesn't want to go against the grain for small reason but must pass along that most of my valuable software has come via the CNET Download channel over some years. Valuable tools for me.

This was all pre-Linux but as far as hanging onto Windows they're worth some of the effort. I'm hardly ever in Windows nowadays but if Linux had matching comparable software I'd use those instead. I consider having been overrun with tire treads of Windows far worse.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:38    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Creating desktop wallpapers for Puppy is simple.
No need for any software to do it.

Just find an image file you want to use as the desktop wallpaper and place it in /usr/share/backgrounds.

Run Pwallpaper and choose the image from the list.

If you want to edit the image use MtPaint.


Yes, maybe I forgot where leaving off with this issue but still can't get Linux to give me the wallpaper results desired. I don't know the secret to whatever file format it likes best. If I just knew what that was I might be able to take care of myself in this regard. The Puppy Precise softwares just don't work with my CorelDRAW exported JPG files and that's my primary graphics suite. Really forgot where I left off on this one.

All I know is that I want my own wallpaper and just simply don't understand either the size requirements or export routine. One day I'll find out and report back. Any graphics program should be able to export a file type of some kind that will work but what I get are fuzzy and unusable images unlike any wallpapers seen on the Internet for Linux. Gary
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:40    Post_subject:  

Gzip and upload one onto the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:41    Post_subject:  

keyboard wrote:
Semme wrote:
Keep in mind this page is over a year old.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/safe-software-download-sites


Might give an update for the old webpage, sourceforge doesn't give their own installers/downloaders these days .. or maybe they never did give installers/downloaders to begin with as far as I could remember. On the other hand CNET does give it's own installer/downloader which installs malware , adware and other harmfull stuff. Could anyone could confirm this about SF who uses microsoft's windows ?


I have seen offers to download other softwares from CNET but ignore them and press on. Not too many troubles. Maybe--yet? Gary
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:42    Post_subject:  

Semme wrote:
Gzip and upload one onto the forum.


Oh, just saw your post here, Semme. Let me figure out what we're doing first. Gary

Although I'm a big graphics user will have to interpret as not a big PhPBB forum user. Will look for upload features.[url]heraldry.mysite.com[/url] First image, top left.

http://heraldry.mysite.com/

Gary
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 05:48    Post_subject:  

Gary, how are you doing this? >> http://www.webreference.com/graphics/corel101/9/8.html

For your sample, upload http://www.datafilehost.com/ and leave us the link.

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