Monet & the 4 Trees

The 4 trees is one of Claude Monet‘s famous paintings. I need to do a project on it but I also found some useful comments on copyright on the wikipedia page hosting the image.

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Four Trees : Claude Monet (PD)

I have a printed copy hanging on my wall. It seems much pinker than one above and when I was looking for a digital version the colours all seem different. I am curious if this is because he did a bunch or because digitising colour is very technology dependant. I was also unaware that Impressionism was named after this picture called Impression Sunrise. This too appears in many images on the internet, each with slightly differing colours.

Impression Sunrise : Claude Monet (PD)

This is now displayed at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, while Four Tress is in the Met in NYC.

A personal fascination became apparent when I discovered under US Law and the Berne treaties, a faithful photograph of two dimensional pictures do not create a new copyright and thus all the photos of Monet’s art are Public Domain since he died in 1926 and the copyright expired in 2006. …

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Featured images in wordpress

My current theme for the blog is not so good when the included text is not as deep as the featured picture. While not having a featured picture is OK for a screen based reader, it’s not so good for those using the wptouch interface. Maybe it’s not so good for deep pictures either.

A google search brings up the codex and these two, similarly named links, together with the codex pages,

With zbench the image and entry text are contained in a single <DIV> with a class name of “entry”. The text is contained in a <P> tag. The image class is “attachment-extra-featured-image wp-post-image”.

  1. Would it look better within a table? This would need to be developed in index & archive pages
  2. Should I use the thumbnail feature?
  3. Can I use the CSS? NB The <P> does not have a class name.

The deep pictures would be solved by by the thumbnail features.

Maybe I should consider the HTML recognition within the excerpt functions.

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Also the facebook feed does not use the featured picture, but finds the first picture within the post, maybe even the post page since it often uses the up arrow on the vote this up widget.

Pop Up Meerkats

For various reasons I wanted to make a pop-up on hover using a picture. I have implemented a pop up meerkat in the blog. This broke at some point and I returned to the problem in 2019 and found a new guide, and again in 2020 where I fixed some theme/wordpress bugs. This is now working, here are my notes in which I document the CSS and HTML … Continue reading “Pop Up Meerkats”

Circular Icons for Objectdock

I use objectdock free on one of my XP systems and have just decided to install NWN2 complete. This meant I needed an icon for program launcher bar; actually it didn’t because the icon the GOG version ships with is fine. In order to prove this to myself I used google to look for some circular icons.

I found a bunch with white backgrounds and in .jpg format. Including this one.

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The simplest way to make an icon for my purposes is to use Paint.net and this article at their forums details how to do it. Use the magic wand and edit >> cut, then save it as .png which is good enough for object dock.

Best copy the new .png to the object dock image library.

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When checking out the image in order to post it in this article, I discovered that the host site has this as a .png with transparant background anyway, but the research is useful for the future.

EXIF and MacOS X

I have listened to Stop 43, and the British Journal of Photography I have read what Tim Bray has to say and decided I may need to ensure that my picture’s EXIF data is accurate.

You can’t give away what you don’t own, and it seems you need to assert ownership of pictures. The way to do that is via image meta data, known as EXIF.

I plan to use reveal.app on MacOS X 10.5, which has its home here.

Digitising Dad’s Photos

So I have had to move my Dad’s photo collection around the house and this took me back to working out how to digitise the collection.

Method

I did a quick bit of google research and came up with the following links.

Scanners

Using “boomy” icons with tcl/tk

I spent some time over the last few days trying to populate the TK images folder with a usable image library. The activestate version and the standard only permits the use of .gif images in the image manipulation commands. (Not true now, see the comments!) I might need to look at the tkImg package to use an alternative format. Continue reading “Using “boomy” icons with tcl/tk”

Snipsnap Problems

This was copied across from the snipsnap bliki on 26th July. It’s all a bit redundant now, but it might be useful for others. This was a pagfe that documented my work in building the configuration and in some places represented a work in progress. In some cases, the resolution is not documented and in others I failed to resolve it. I eventually gave up on snipsnap. Hope this page helps someone! Continue reading “Snipsnap Problems”