Deleting Files and Directories

But how do you get rid of files Again, this is relatively easy, but first a word of caution the shell doesn't operate any kind of Recycle Bin. Once a file is deleted, it's gone forever. (There are utilities you can use to recover files, but these are specialized tools and aren't to be relied on for day-to-day use.) Removing a file is achieved by typing something like this In some instances,you'll be asked to confirm the deletion after you issue the command. If you want to delete a file without...

Image Editing Using GIMP

GIMP is an extremely powerful image editor that offers the kind of functions usually associated with top-end software like Adobe Photoshop. Although GIMP is not aimed at beginners, those new to image editing can get a lot from it, provided they put in a little work. The program relies on a few unusual concepts within its interface, which can catch many people off guard. The first of these is that each of the windows within the program, such as floating dialog boxes or palettes, gets its own...

Applying Filters

Like other image-editing programs, GIMP includes many filters to add dramatic effects to your images. Filters are applied either to the currently selected layer or to a selection within the layer. To apply a filter, right-click the image and choose the relevant menu option. If you don't like an effect you've applied, you can reverse it by selecting Edit > Undo, or by pressing Ctrl+Z. The submenus offer filters grouped by categories, as follows Blur These filters add various kinds of blur to...

Connecting Your Camera

Most modern cameras use memory cards to store the pictures. If you have such a model, when you plug the camera into your PC's USB port, you should find that Ubuntu instantly recognizes it. An icon should appear on the desktop, and double-clicking it should display the memory card's contents in a Nautilus window. Along the top of the window, you'll see an orange bar saying This media contains digital photos alongside a button marked Open F-Spot Photo Manager. Clicking this button will start...