The next monthly meeting is on 9th September 2017, 15:00 to 17:00, at
Don Bosco Institute of Technology.
Would anyone like to give a talk?
HiPro IT Solutions Private Limited
Monthly Meeting Summary - 12th August 2017
The meeting started with Gimp talk by Raghavendra Kamat. In fact
everyone wants to play with shapes and colors right from childhood days.
Apart from that, basic image processing is everyday need of Digital Age.
We often need to work with Image formats and their conversion. Uploading
i card size photos in applications, résumé etc.
Without appropriate tools and proper guidance this can be too difficult
or even impossible for avarage user.
Fortunately we had more student attendees. They certainly enjoyed the
It is true that anyone can practice and teach elementary gimp usage. But
learning basics from a professional artist is really a different experience.
We felt this difference when Raghu started experimenting with sample images.
He showed how to colorize original black and white image with various
color tools. He finally gave a demonstration of masking, where he
changed the face of a person in image, keeping the same body. The
transformation was so homogeneous that it was impossible to suspect any
Of course he warned the students not to misuse this skill.
In the next session, Joe put a propsal of celebrating Software Freedom
Day (16 September). He suggested to arrange an install festival, a
hackathon and FOSS exhibition in DBIT. The idea was to invite students
and teachers of schools and colleges of Mumbai.
Although the idea was welcome by DBIT Profs and students, it could be
difficult to arrange everything in a short amount of time.
So we put the proposal to DBIT for further discussion.
In the last session, Nilesh showed the lab manuals that he has prepared
with the help of students. Nilesh and his students team have made a
wonderful job. The students had even gone to a few schools. But the
principals of junior colleges are not yet confident to migrate. As per
his teams feedback, the only problem they faced was Tally and .net. We
need to study alternatives to these softwares further.
As far as schools are concerned there seems no problem in State or CBSE
We are in a process of updating the website (http://www.ilug-bom.org.in/) for our group.
We are slowly building and improving the website.
We have given link of the old twitter account (https://twitter.com/ilugbom which seems to be of our group) in the footer of the website,
This account seems to be inactive now. Can we have the acces to this account? Is it handled by someone from our group?
If someone is willing to manage it then it is more than welcome. New updates and recent events can be posted to this twitter handle.
Note: We have the source for our website in this gitlab repo - https://gitlab.com/ilug-bom/www.ilug-bom.org.in
If anybody wants to contribute by writing articles, improve the website, or just want to help by proofreading then just request access or send a pull request.
I am looking for hardware partners who can provide installation and
support for a video monitoring framework I have developed.
If you are interested, please contact me off the list.
You can find details about the product on http:///www.czarsoftech.com
The August 2017 meeting of "Indian Linux User Group, Mumbai (ILUG-
BOM)", will be held on 12th August 2017, 15:00 to 16:00 IST.
IT Lab 5, First Floor, D - Wing,
Department of Information Technology,
Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla (W).
10 min from Vidyavihar Station (W).
1. Basics of GIMP & Image editing - Raghavendra Kamath
2. Floor open for relevant discussions.
Everyone is welcome :)
HiPro IT Solutions Private Limited
I would like to take a session on "Basics of Gimp & Image editing in linux"
It would cover basis of gimp such as introduction to interface, doing
common tasks such as resizing image, compressing image, cropping adding
text, basic retouching etc. It would be a 30 min talk, members may bring
their laptops to work during the talk.
Let me know if you guys are interested in this.
*m: +91 9867272640*
*w: raghukamath.com <http://www.raghukamath.com/>*