Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cool Turkish stamp

Turkish stamp with postmark

This stamp came on the package that contained that fine Bic Easy Clic fountain pen, and I liked the stamp a lot... so I photographed it to share with you. I don't get a lot of stamps from Turkey...

On another note, please applaud Sirpa for letting me know about GIMP, an open-source photo-editing software that I think will allow me to do the sort of photo touchup I was doing previously with Photoshop... so I can crop, edit colors and levels and blur out personal info and such. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of more regular blog entries now - thanks for your patience!

8 comments:

  1. Let me know if you figure out how to blur well with GIMP. I can't figure out how to make the brush for blur bigger than 16pixels...

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  2. Thats pretty cool. I think I have a couple of stamps from Turkey in my collection. I love looking at stamps from different countries

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  3. Stephanie - my experiments have been minimal, and I haven't posted any of my handiwork yet, but I've found the smudge tool to be just fine for what I need. I adjust the scale and just move it around in little circles, and that does the job. (Highly technical description, I know.)

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  4. Ahhh, you use the smudge tool instead of blur/sharpen... that seems like it works better. Why didn't I think of this.

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  5. I also like the stamp!

    And I really am happy that I was able to help you by finding GIMP! - I suppose I have to upload it now, too! :)

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  6. Sirpa, GIMP is great for me so far because it filled a new void, but if you have software that already works for you, hey, no need! Admittedly I haven't run it long enough to catch any bugs or give a real critique, but it's the only thing I've found that allows the smudge option, and so far the levels options are pretty good, too.

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  7. Yes, I'm not going to upload it immediatelly, but we are going to buy a new computer very soon, and in case that I don't find the installation of the tool I'm using now for blur/smudge, I also will take this GIMP in to use.

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