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Old 07-19-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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nook screensaver images

I really like the 'Authors' screensavers that come with the nook. The formatting of the image is kinda cool; it's not grayscale, and the image seems more like it's sketched or something. I don't know how to explain it, but I'm sure my fellow nook owners know what I'm talking about.

Any idea how I can get more images like that? I've downloaded a few more images (of authors and otherwise) and they display fine, but as a grayscale image. I want them to be like the black & white 'lined' image of the original authors.

Is there any place I can get such images? Or, alternatively, some way I can convert my existing images to look that way? Any guidance will be appreciated.


P.S. I use a Mac, if that makes a difference.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:14 AM   #2
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I don't know of one either, however, it's not too difficult to make a Nook screensaver. You could start with some of these or some of these
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Thanks for those, Poppa.

I see you searched for "woodblock". Is that what this style of pics are called?
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Thanks for those, Poppa.

I see you searched for "woodblock". Is that what this style of pics are called?
I am not sure if it's called woodcut art or wood engraving art, but you can search for these terms additionally to get more pictures like that. To answer your original question, there is a photoshop plugin called engraver that transforms pictures to similar art style, go to http://www.alphaplugins.com/products/products.php and take a look.
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I see you searched for "woodblock". Is that what this style of pics are called?
You might try "scratchboard"
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Another way to find e-ink friendly images:
  1. Go to Google image search
  2. Search for an image of interest (eg. "Eiffel tower")
  3. In the search options to the left, click on "Line Drawings"

You'll get lots of black-and-white material, rather than "grayscale" images, which I think is what the person was asking for (apologies if I misunderstood).
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I don't think any of the images are actual engravings from wood, or linoleum, or copper. The images look like very well crafted photoshop images. By that I don't mean it was from a manipulated source, but rather they were drawn from a blank image.
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Good suggestions, guys.

Thanks. I'll give those a shot.

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To answer your original question, there is a photoshop plugin called engraver that transforms pictures to similar art style, go to http://www.alphaplugins.com/products/products.php and take a look.
I actually had guessed that Photoshop would it. Unfortunately, I don't have Photoshop. In fact, I've never used it, and don't really know how it works. And considering its steep price, it's not something I'm willing to pay for it.

Might be wishful thinking, but I don't suppose anyone knows any free image editing software that can do this?
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Might be wishful thinking, but I don't suppose anyone knows any free image editing software that can do this?
There is an open source image editor that I've used for years on Linux. It's available for Windows at Gimp for Windows. There are a lot of tutorials online and it's nearly as powerful as Photoshop.
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I actually have a Mac, but fortunately Gimp seem to have a version for OS X, as well.

That's awesome, Jerry, thanks a lot. I'll try and teach myself to use it.
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