Mypaint needs your screenshots

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Yep, I'm talking to every Mypaint user worlwide , this is a CALL ! Mypaint needs your screenshots.
Today I refreshed a bit the Mypaint homepage ( watch here ) and the hardest part was to find good artwork and screenshot to promote Mypaint. I used 3 of mine, but I feel like a Ego complex... So, I thought we could all help this website to be a better reflect of our Mypaint user community. Simply by contributing with one or two screenshots( takes you few minutes )... a small contribution compare to the hours tooks by the volunteers developpers around the project, right ?


The goal ?

Brings a bit of love to the Mypaint official website with a big showcase gallery of Mypaint screenshots on many OS, with many themes , etc. That can look very good.

How to contribute ?

1. Open Mypaint and load one of your work done mainly with Mypaint ( or create a new one ).
2. Takes a screenshots of your desktop : windows position, artwork , etc... all is interresting
3. With a software like Gimp reduce your screenshot to 600x330px, watermark your licence and infos, save it as JPG file 92%
   I did to make your life easier a template for Gimp download the xcf layered file here
4. Send it as an email to me info@davidrevoy.com, with as email subject :
[mypaint-screenshot]
one image per email please

-- Deadline Wednesday 7 September 2011 ( in 8 days ) --


Spread the word ! and don't feel shy, every skill , operating system ( Windows Xp - Vista - Seven / Apple Mac / Linux in various flavour ) and theme are welcome. Even if you use it to takes writen notes,or to use it in another purpose than paint and draw this is OK. The best ones will be displayed on Mypaint website , and rare one on homepage.


Exemples :

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Please don't add big title or things else than your licence watermark. Don't take care about the white frame around the exemple image on my blog , that just a fancy style automatically applied to all the image I post here ( CSS ).
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Show the interface how you use it, try to capture a full view of your workspace even with a different screen size ratio
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As you can see, you can choose a dark or a bright overlay for your watermark infos, no problem

Licence :

By doing and sending it, you agree the Mypaint team to display it on the website, and showcase it eventually into conference presentation and other stuff for promoting Mypaint. I will also post on this Blog a blog post with thumbnails of the most looking good one :) it's just for showcase, no one want to stole your art or use it commercialy for free, Mypaint is a free and open source project and it's community driven by volontiers... Btw, feel free to write and watermark your picture with proper licence, name and URL if you want. On mine exemple I did.

15 comments

  Darkqueenoir - Reply

I will send you some of my screenshots David :D

  nezumi - Reply

Will do. I just hope for the new version on windows soon! Yup, I know I am annoying with same request every time ;)

  ben - Reply

hi david its difficult to uniformaly scale the screenshot image to 600x330px with my system resolution. My system resolution is 1024x768px is there any solution

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

Thanks all ! I have here around 20 screenshots already , good because it keeps growing.
I also continued new little updates on Mypaint websites.

@ben : I know , I had the same problem because here my screen is the same ratio as you (1600x1200) ; so feel free to crop (ex: the bottom of your screen ) , or move your windows to mimic this ratio easy (yeah panel are surely bigger this way, but having unified size make easier the webdesign for me later )

  Steven Powers (SMP) - Reply

Sounds like a great idea. I really like the look of the test version I installed on Ubuntu.

  Giovanny Arce - Reply

Nice, I have to use the stable version of the screenshot? or I can use the latest "Mypaint-testing" one? Thanks for sharing this, lets spread the word to the world XD.

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Giovanny Arce : No problem for Mypaint testing PPA / Mypaint from synaptic / Mypaint 0.9.1 or Mypaint compiled from master ; they all looks good.

  Naughty Ogre - Reply

how not answer to this call?
going to prepare some :)
i'm thinking about 3 or 4 images, are they too much?

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Naughty Ogre : Thanks ; and no problem for more screenshots ; some users already sent me 4 or 5 ;)

  Louis Planche - Reply

Je vais voir ce que ça vaut.

  Kirk - Reply

Hi you spelt Example incorrectly on your website.

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Kirk : yep, I spell it incorrectly, but it's not done on purpose ; I'm french and writting in english is still an effort, but I do because it seams to be the more adopted language in the world for the moment , exepting Chinese. As many english words have commons latin root with my french ; I tend to struggle on them. This for discution/discussion ; license/licence ; exemple/example etc...
I consider the most important is first if you understand it. Be sure I do my best to correct it.
Thanks for the help ;)

  Mohammad Refaat - Reply

i only started using mypaint just few days ago , i have 2 shots to submit , ill show u the final jpgs ..if they're ok with u (above par i mean) tell me and ill send the shots

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … e=1&ref=nf


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =3&theater

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Mohammad Refaat : Nice, unfortunately this call expired for the moment, deadline (limit to post) was Wednesday 7 September 2011. 2 month ago. Hope you have a nice time painting with Mypaint, stay tuned for the next submission call.

  Spida - Reply

Wow, I can not believe I missed this article. I have recently used this program in my workflow, it is my most preferable applications when doing digital art. I would have submitted my pieces. Guess I will have to wait until another offering. Take care everyone.

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