Signs of Spring in Boston
Post #1014 • June 4, 2007, 12:21 PM • 6 Comments
A new comic at The Moon Fell On Me.
I'm rather proud of this one for a couple of reasons. First, this was all done with open-source tools, mostly GIMP running under Ubuntu on a home-made workstation. The drawings were executed in ink, scanned in with xSane (xSane rocks), colorized and tweaked in GIMP, and uploaded with gFTP.
Second, I hacked a program in Python to resize a batch of 24 images by a common ratio and save copies of them, and another to generate a page of HTML complete with an internal style sheet, image tags with alt text, heights, and widths, and all the necessary CSS hooks, sparing me from having to hand-layout two dozen images across a 10,000-pixel horizontal space, centered on a midline. This kind of thing could greatly expedite image editing and general post creation here at Artblog.net.