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Revisiting GIMP

One night, I saw my offspring #2 helping offspring #1 do a school project. They were trying to remove a photo’s background and save it as a transparent image using GIMP. Yes, using GIMP. I was really surprised when I noticed offspring #2 using GIMP’s path tool. I’ve been working in the web dev industry for decades now but it didn’t cross my mind to use the path tool in GIMP.

I’m not a graphic design guy. I use Photoshop to open PSDs I get from our designers when I need to slice and export assets for web use. I have GIMP installed on my work PC but I only use it when someone’s logged in to our Adobe CS account.

Now, I try to integrate GIMP into my workflow. I use it whenever I need to resize or crop assets, get hex colors from a mockup, and if I need to measure the sizes of components.

GIMP is a practical alternative to Photoshop. It’s free to download so you won’t lose anything if you want to try it.

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Re/Start

Hello, world?!?

This is probably my 5th or 10th blog, I lost count. If you know how to look, a lot of them are still lurking around the interwebs. I still remember my first blog, it was a static only collection of HTML files that I created back in college and hosted in GeoCities. During those days, I would never have thought that messing around with HTML will be my main bread & butter, I thought I’ll become a systems analyst because you know, big bucks. Eventually, I started to love writing HTML and everything started to align in place. I would like to sit down, reminisce, and write about the start of my career but that would take long and I’ll probably need to squeeze my memory a little. I’m now at a point where I don’t remember all the details completely and that is my catalyst for starting this blog, I need something to make me remember.