Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Northern_Mike wrote: Anyway, thinking about it, I'd have thought you'd use that other Photo-editing software that's free with Linux, that I'm not going to type the name of, because it'll get Malcolm going again :rofl2:
Gosh, no way.. Took one look at it and decided it was far too clever for me Mike... I failed even to grasp the very basics.. I'm sure it's excellent but definitely not for the likes of me...

I use a very simple one called 'Pinta' Works a treat for what I need to do... :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote: Anyway, thinking about it, I'd have thought you'd use that other Photo-editing software that's free with Linux, that I'm not going to type the name of, because it'll get Malcolm going again :rofl2:
Gosh, no way.. Took one look at it and decided it was far too clever for me Mike... I failed even to grasp the very basics.. I'm sure it's excellent but definitely not for the likes of me...

I use a very simple one called 'Pinta' Works a treat for what I need to do... :-D
I'm with you on all of that Jim, I can make computers, servers, routers etc work, but I'm not that good at actually using the damn things, much to everyone's surprise!

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I know exactly Mike, I can barely use Word and Excel. It's common in the likes of us... I'd say it was normal...

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I have had to resort to The Gimp to print wedding photo's fro an album for my eldest son and daughter in law.
Taking absolutely ages as I am really just groping around in the dark, as it were.
I'm a former printer/darkroom technician so it should be simple :(

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Steve :twisted: You've said it [-X Malcolm will be twitching by now :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:Steve :twisted: You've said it [-X Malcolm will be twitching by now :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Should have got mine around too then we could have had three red Xantias in shot...even if mine is a scruffier S2.

The Gimp I have found is a very powerful tool - its usefulness generally being directly proportional to how much effort you are willing to put into learning your way around. The interface assumes two things.

One, that you have two or more monitors. Stuff the toolboxes on one display, and have your canvas full screen on the other. Trying to use it on a single monitor is at best maddening.

Two, it assumes you're a keyboard shortcut addict (which I am). Usually when I'm using it either for drawing or photo editing, I've got the stylus in my right hand over the tablet, and my left just permenantly hopping around the keyboard.

...if you, like me, customise a heap of them, for the love of kittens, write down a cheat sheet before doing a reinstall or you will be having random "aargh!" moments for months as you find random keypresses doing anything but what you expect.

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One word only to describe the Citroen Conservatoire.....

Bloody brilliant :-D :-D

Sorry, that's two. Not yet recovered from the amazing experience....

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Any pictures?

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Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?
A few :) I'll post them when processed. I've posted a few on Facebook already...

Not long been back. Arrived back home at around 21:00 last even after a stunning drive back from Paris in Chris's HDi Xantia..

What a vehicle.. 260K on the clock, comfy as you like and never missed a beat on the whole trip.. Chris filled up at Calais and a fuel consumption check revealed a figure of 56MPG for the trip :-D

That is, by any stretch, magnificent!

It was a magnificent trip all-round and very much enjoyed :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?
A few :) I'll post them when processed.
#-o
you aint bin sniffing that photo developer again Jim :shock: :-D :wink:

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citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?
A few :) I'll post them when processed.
#-o
you aint bin sniffing that photo developer again Jim :shock: :-D :wink:
No, been sniffing very fragrant French cheese Malcolm!!!

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CitroJim wrote: No, been sniffing very fragrant French cheese Malcolm!!!
thats probally on a pare though hun :yikes: #-o :-D :wink:

i can still smell developer, as my dad used to be the manager of a camera shop in Folkestone back in the 60's and 70's, he used to do all the developing and printing in our bathroom at home, he had a huge metal light box above the bathroom door, which had red and green lights in it

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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I think it would be the fixer you could smell Malcolm, that was pretty pungent.
Developers have very little smell.