The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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It is a freeware photoediting program that this being called better then photoshop.. I have just upgraded my cameras and photoshop CS2 does not suport the Raw files.. and Adobe will not be making a patch. (I am just glad i did not pay for CS2 in the first place ). So I am not willing to give adobe any money for a porgram will be obsolete in a years time.
So my question is has anyone used the The gimp (please be adults) .
Any optinions? It has a raw plug in but i dont know for which cameras (Ufraw plug in... )
I realise it's a while since you posted this, but...
GIMP is a great photo editing program, it runs on Windows and Linux (and possible Mac). The latest version (I run 2.4.5 on my Linux PC) has most of the abilities of Photoshop, although the iWarp filter (in Distorts) is not as good as the liquefy function in Photoshop.
If you're coming to the GIMP from Photoshop, you'll have to get used to where things are (Layers, for instance, isn't in Image, it's in Tools.).
I don't have the plugin problem with Linux and the camara I have, so I can't advise on that issue.
There is a good book on the Gimp - "Beginning GIMP - From Novice to Professional" by Akkana Peck published by Apress.
If you're wondering whether or not to use the GIMP, download and run it. Its free after all.
Yes GIMP is the best free source image editing port for any PC platform almost like "Photo$hop" with lots of plug-in options, there is a port of it called "GIMP-shop" which uses the same user menu as Photo$hop with the same look and feel..... absolutely free.........
I'm using it on FreeBSD UNIX......... GIMP is a very capable image editor, that read and write most image formates right of the camera, can be used to hook up to scanner, flatbed, Nikon Coolscan for negatives and slides.
Any camera plugged in by USB should do, since cameras store there files in the old M$-DOS 16-bit mode on to there storage cards... if that don't work, its a fouled of the camera manufactures, take the storage card out and stuff it in to a external reader and it will work, or best copy the image files to the HD 1st. by your OS.
I can think of two reasons to stay with Photoshop - a HUGE support base and the likelihood of it's availability on many other computers around the world - and the original poster would already have experience of it, which actually makes three reasons. Of course, at the end of the day we have to suit ourselves. It just seems a long way around to get files to a computer when it might have been easier to get a different camera.
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