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my xkcd project

Postby hintss » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:39 am UTC

I've decided that I want to make xkcd have transparent backrounds. anyone with me?

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Re: my xkcd project

Postby Omegaton » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:22 pm UTC

Er, you could, I guess, but I'm fairly sure this is pretty much something you can automate, unless I'm misunderstanding you.

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Re: my xkcd project

Postby hintss » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:44 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:Er, you could, I guess, but I'm fairly sure this is pretty much something you can automate, unless I'm misunderstanding you.

thats the problem: need of automation. how do I do it?

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Re: my xkcd project

Postby Omegaton » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:32 am UTC

Assuming GIMP has batch abilities like Photoshop, you'll just need to record an action that makes all the white transparent. Probably something like Select > Color Range and delete, if I had to guess; don't know what it would be in GIMP but supposedly it should have the same functions.

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Re: my xkcd project

Postby Zorlin » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:58 pm UTC

Color to alpha -> White with appropriate threshold.
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Re: my xkcd project

Postby hintss » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:33 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:Assuming GIMP has batch abilities like Photoshop, you'll just need to record an action that makes all the white transparent. Probably something like Select > Color Range and delete, if I had to guess; don't know what it would be in GIMP but supposedly it should have the same functions.

what I meant was just the spaces between frames/whatever they're called, and maybe the sky. Not all white.

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Re: my xkcd project

Postby weex » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:28 am UTC

That is crazy talk! But I guess in that case you stand very little chance of automating it. Just have to pull all 751+ comics up in GIMP, mask off the comic frames and anything that's not sky inside frames, and use the aforementioned Color to Alpha tool.
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Re: my xkcd project

Postby hintss » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:22 am UTC

can someone use neodownloader lite and get the comics for me? im on linux...

edit: or is there a way for me to use wget?


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