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Scribus tools for text

22 septembre 2016

Attention to detail is really important when working on your poster. In this tutorial we’ll see some more advanced features for textual content, as well as how to properly export your files so as to print easily.

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Introduction to Scribus

12 juillet 2016 open source

It’s inevitable that at some point, we all need as researchers to create a poster to display our work. Organizing information is fundamental and, as a result, it is crucial to use the right tools. Scribus is efficient open source software for this task. We propose a short introduction to it in this tutorial.

Average: 2 (1 vote)

Visualizing your data : boxplots vs. bar plots

02 juin 2016 Data visualization

Data visualization is a recurrent problem in all domains of data-driven science.

Despite the existence of a plethora of data visualization possibilities, there is an over-prevalence of bar plots. Given that bar plots reveal precious little about the distribution of data, this type of visualization can be misleading.

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Resolution and DPI

29 avril 2016 Image editing

It is not always clear what the relation is between the size of images seen on screen and their size once printed on paper. We have seen in previous tutorials how much resolution matters to obtain high quality figures. In this tutorial, let us consider the impact of resolution on printed images.

Average: 4 (2 votes)

Adjusting plots with Inkscape

29 mars 2016 Image editing

Graphs in general are a wonderful way to display data. They can help us to quickly analyse patterns and to understand our numbers at a glance. Even better than having good results is displaying them nicely!

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Introduction to Inkscape

07 décembre 2015 Image editing

It’s an everyday need for us researchers to create fluxograms, graphs, schematics or any other graphic way to help the public better understand our results. When it comes to a simple presentation, the default tools may suffice, however, for more complex tasks, we need extra help - that’s when Inkscape comes into play.

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Working with layers on GIMP

17 novembre 2015 Image editing

If you need to create a composition with two or more images, you’re going to need to better understand the concept of layers. In this tutorial we explore the GIMP layer system through a practical example.

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Introduction to GIMP - Basic image treatment

07 octobre 2015 Image editing

When it comes to image manipulation, the first software that comes to mind surely is Photoshop. Nevertheless, we can also think of GIMP, a free open source solution that is suitable for the majority of common tasks.

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Image formats

28 août 2015 Image editing

Who never had an awfuly pixelated result when increasing the size of an image to fit a slide presentation ? Knowing more about the image formats can help us to achieve a higher quality work.

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

Choosing the right software

03 août 2015 open source

Selecting the right tool for a task is essential. You wouldn't try to use a cell phone camera to create an album for a wedding, right? The same applies to software: you shouldn't try to edit your photos using Microsoft Word when you can have a more specialized program for this kind of job.