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DIGIKAM AND KDE-LOOK.ORG ARE TEAMING UP TO HAVE A CONTEST FOR THE BEST NEW
SUPERIMPOSE TEMPLATES TO BE INCLUDED IN DIGIKAM'S NEXT RELEASE!
digiKam's Image Editor now has a new plugin to use PNG template files
containing borders, frames, and composite images that can be added to or
superimposed on other images hence the name Superimpose Templates. The
currently selected image acts as a background and the templates can then be
selected and overlaid on the image. You will be able to see the image
underneath the transparent areas of the template. These templates can be
created using paint programs such as The Gimp or Inkscape.
With this new Superimpose feature you can create some great images including
photocards. There is a screenshot
of this plugin in action on the Superimpose
Templates section of digiKam's manual. Download the latest version of DigiKam and the
to experience this and many more of digiKam's awesome new features.
GUIDELINES TO MAKE A NEW SUPERIMPOSE TEMPLATE
* Chose a theme:
Special events or Holidays - birthday, new baby, Christmas
Places - towns, monuments, nature scenes
Hobbies - sports, computers, etc.
* Chose a size (640 x480 pixels is perferred but there is actually no size and
* The resolution should be at least 300dpi.
* An area must be transparent so the the image below can show through.
* Feel free to use lots of colors and gradients. Just make sure that the
images are saved in RGB color mode with an alpha channel. (This channel is
used to create the transparent areas in the image. The selected image upon
which the template file is superimposed will appear in place of the empty
areas in the template.)
* The image must be saved in the PNG format (max compression).
* The majority of the artwork must be original. The images must not violate
any other artists copyright. If you use some artwork that you did not create
then you must list the artist and the license or your entry will be
* Entries must at least be GPL'd but the LGPL'd with the KDE artwork add-on or an another less restrictive license may be a better fit for some artists.
* Submitt your artwork at KDE-Look.org in the 'Other' section. Please include
the words "Superimpose Template" and the category you want to enter your
image in the name field of your submission.
March 28th 2005
The 1st place entry will win a 256MB Digital Memory card and a cool new t-shirt from Revelinux Gear and the top two entries from each category will be included in the next release of digiKam. (Please note that the digiKam development team will more then likely chose many of the other entries to be included in digiKam also!)
Our judging panel consists of members of the kde-artists and kde-usability
mailing list and digiKam developers. The entries will be judged on the bases
of uniqueness, polish, and theme representation.
Click here to view
some Superimpose templates. (Please
note: the images in the non-free folder are from Camedia Master Olympus software and are copyrighted. They are for example purposes only!) To
test these templates just download the files and place these in an album. Set
the template directory with the 'browse' button to this album, The
Image->Template Superimpose Image Editor menu is used to apply templates to
Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays card, It's a Boy or It's a Girl, Babies 1st
birthday, Happy 25th Anniversary, Wedding, Graduation, famous cities, virtual
vacation card, a picture of a major sport figure with his/her face cut out,
high tech office, Tux, Konqui, other mascots that are GPL'd, famous people
like Linus, a KDE wallpaper template to easily make any picture a instant KDE
wallpaper, Thank you card, party invitation, etc. etc. You are only bound by
The last day to submitt your images to this contest is March 28th 2005.