From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2009-12-20 01:14:56
On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 10:49:22AM -0500, margaret kale wrote:
> How can I scan my own drawing into tux paint?
At the moment, Tux Paint has no facility to talk to a scanner (or webcam),
though obviously these would be a great feature to have. :)
However, you can use an external scanning or graphics program to get
the images, and then import them into Tux Paint. The documentation
talks about this, but to put things simply, it's easiest if you:
(1) Convert the picture to a PNG format file
(you might want to resize it a bit)
(2) Place the file in the folder where Tux Paint loads and saves files
(see: http://www.tuxpaint.org/gallery/submit/ )
This is assuming you simply want to load the picture in, draw on it,
and then save it back out (overwriting the original).
If you wish to use the scan as a 'Starter' (e.g., a coloring-book style
picture that's accessible from the "New" dialog screen in Tux Paint,
below the solid color options), then you'd put it in a different folder.
The _typical_ locations (may vary depending on your exact OS and how and
where you installed Tux Paint):
* Windows: C:\Program Files\TuxPaint\data\
* Mac OS X: /Library/Application Support/TuxPaint/
* Linux: /usr/share/tuxpaint/
For much more, see the "Extending Tux Paint" doc that comes with Tux Paint
(also found online: http://www.tuxpaint.org/docs/html/EXTENDING.html )
Good luck, and let us know if you have problems or other questions!
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