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Using mtPaint

How to open a file
Open the directory/folder with your pics
If you can not see your pics right/click/show thumbnails (or for older Puppys go into options)
Click the + sign in the Rox folder to make thumbnails bigger
Drag the required thumbnail over the mtpaint icon and let go
Pic now in Mtpaint

Configure Mousewheel
Select the menu option-
Image > preferences > interface > mousewheel=scroll
Now you can make the image bigger or smaller with the scroll wheel

Modify Image
Select a menu option from
effects > change colours
Best effects are increase saturation and a bit of gamma (don't go mad)
Too much gamma might need a bit of contrast and try some hue change for otherworldly sunsets
Apply before clicking OK and reset if the effects have gone too far when applied
That should give you pics a little more Puppification

How to Print
To print in mtPaint you will need to install gtklp, and configure the print action.
(Some versions of Puppy have gtklp built-in including Puppy 5.3, skip step 1.)

Following these instructions-
1. Install gtklp
1a Download package
1b Click on the '' package and it will install automatically
2. Configure Print Action
2a Go to the mtPaint menu File > Actions > Configure
2b Select 'Print image' from the top pane in the 'Configure File Actions' window
2c In the 'Command' text box replace kprinter %f with gtklp %f and click 'OK'
You should now be able to print by selecting File > Actions > Print image
Alternatively, you could use PeasyPrint install from following thread and configure print command to peasyprint %f, see PeasyPrint thread.


Also see
GtkLPQ - print queue manager

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