I see everybody’s annotation. I applaud Terry’s innotation. Here I raise you all with my onnotation.
How I did this:
- Screen capped Terry’s post and saved it to my PC
- Drew a canary bird and scanned it to my PC
- Opened both in GIMP
- Cut around the tweety bird with the lasso tool
- Pasted as a layer into the screen cap image, positioned where I wanted it and exported the image with a new file name
- Moved the tweety bird and repeated, again changing the file name (onnotation1, onnotation2 …).
- I did this six times in total.
- Closed all the windows
- Opened all of the (six) images of bird-on-blog that I had saved as layers
- Exported as gif, tweeking the settings to get the animation to the speed I wanted (I chose a 200 millisecond delay).
- Saved to my PC.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, I reckon I am giving you 150 words worth in the above image.
How I did this:
- Opened GIMP and found an image I liked from my files.
- Used Filters – Render – Patterns – Grid to impose a grid on the image.
- Dragged the width up so there were exactly 4 rows of boxes
- Used the rectangular tool to make it a 5×4 grid
- Opened a new window and pasted this in as a new layer
- Used the lasso tool to cut out 3 squares (proportion: 150/1000 words)
- Opened a new window and drew a 5×4 grid in above
- Copied the part of the image I had selected with the lasso tool and added as a new layer
- Uploaded to Flickr
Busy days – holidays ending, a conference to prepare for. Not enough space to write. Still, I watch the conversations from the sidelines. Words constrain, words are constrained.
How many words are pictures worth? Nick’s post inspires me.
I look over at my bookshelves to see if I still have a dictionary. I do, and am amused to see Nick’s book next to it. Serendipity again. Sorry, Wendy – I don’t feel like making a word salad today.