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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


GIMP – Restoring the Layers Dialog

GIMP is an Open Source program for manipulating images. See the About window:

GIMP About
About GIMP

When starting the program, several windows are opened including (usually) a Layers Dialog box which gives you a way of manipulating the layers of a composition. When closing, however, the temptation is to close all the windows visible.

Big mistake.

All you need to do is to close the main window (the one with the File menu).

By closing the Layers Dialog before the main window, next time GIMP opens it will not display that dialog.

In previous editions, there was a Dialog entry under File to help you to recover the missing window. However, in the current (2.6.7) version, you must go to Windows | Dockable Dialogs | Layers to restore sanity.

GIMP missing Layers options
GIMP missing Layers options