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Blue

Wallpaper Other Dec 30 2002
Score 55%
55 Likes
45 Dislikes
Audio Apps
Graphic Apps

Bibble

Graphic Apps Nov 07 2006
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
Bibble

Graphic Apps 9 comments

by asdex
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Nov 07 2006
It's a Qt app and kde-apps.org has a own category for Qt applications (even closed source ones). - Nov 08 2006
> A preview is available here :
> http://digikam3rdparty.free.fr/Screenshots/new_noisereduction_plugin.png

Nice, does it support noise profiles?

> Nota digiKam is GPL, Bible no !!!

Of course. I'm a big DigiKam fan, but I think the linux market is large enough for commercial *and* open source software. - Mar 14 2006
> I tried enabling the Ninja Noise Reduction!
> That's when the program crashed

Unbelievable, that this bug is still present in Bibble 4.6a.
I thought it was only in 4.6 (without "a").

So you have to manually downlaod the noiseninja library and copy it into
/usr/lib/bibblelabs/bibblepro/libs/NoiseNinja
(bibblepro)
or
/usr/lib/bibblelabs/bibblelie/libs/NoiseNinja
(bibblelite)

you can download the noiseninja lib from
http://mirror.worldwind.net/pub/bibble/BibblePro/4.6/libnoiseninja.so.2.0.0 - Mar 13 2006
Beesoft Commander

System Software 52 comments

Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Sep 20 2008
Krusader works in Gnome, too, as every other KDE and non-KDE application does. - Jul 19 2006
Konqueror-Pro

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 22 comments

by asdex
Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
May 23 2006
I have moved it to the "Document" menu, next to the "save" and save as" menu entries (where it belongs to...) :-) - May 26 2006
That's not true on my computer.

Either selecting a range or pressing CTRL-A and deleting those files only deletes the correct files.

You need to clear the quickfilter toolbar afterwards to see the remaining files. - May 24 2006
I thought everyone knows this shell-like feature :-)

But there are two differences:
putting e.g. ~/*png into the location bar shows *all* folders and all the png images.
Putting "png" into the quick filter bar only shows the png files.

Additionally the quickfilter toolbar works better on some ftp servers. - May 24 2006
> Sorry, I don't see the advantages of your modifications

That's OK. It's not meant as one-fits-for-all.

> By adding the address bar to the toolbar the address bar becomes very
> short and you cannot see the whole URL.

I don't think it becomes *very* short but never the less you always see the significant last part of the url.

> How about instead of the address bar add the bookmark toolbar as a drop
> down menu to the toolbar (optionally address bar or bookmark toolbar menu
> or both)?

Contrary to the screenshot, my personal bookmark-toolbar is completely filled. And I do not want to need additional clicks to access it. :-)

But if you want, you can modify this profile (or the original profile) to fit your needs. That's the power of KDE. Thanks for your comments. - May 19 2006
krita-plugins

Graphic Apps 15 comments

by cyb
Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Dec 09 2007
Unsharp mask:
* Previes should start at 100%, otherwise it's impossible to evaluate the result.Zooming in takes very much time (5Megapixel) and it is very difficult to get to exactly 100%
* Switching (at 100%) between Preview and Original moves the visible section of the image.
* "Preview" has different scaling factor compared to "Original"
* Preview (at ~100%) takes way to much time. It seems the whole image is sharpened instead of only the part visible in the preview window.
* Instead of radio buttons for "Original" and "Preview" use a Checkbox "Preview" (see Gimp). Usability of a checkbox is much better.
* Amount of 1.00 or lower does not have any effect. Default amount of 2.0 is too much.
* Progress bar does not work.
* "Threshold" gives artifacts (black pixels)
* Speed is very slow (try a 5MPixel image, half width: 20pix, amount: 1.5)
* Unsharp mask algorithm is incorrect (see bugs.kde.org in a few minutes)

But keep on the good work! - Jun 01 2006
Enchanted Search Tool

System Software 10 comments

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
May 23 2006
No, please don't.
Not every application has too look as boring as kedit. - May 23 2006
3gp movie wizard

Video Apps 60 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Feb 21 2006
You don't have to use 600kbit/s every time. But sometimes 400kbit/s might be too less for some high motion trailers at 320x240x24fps. - May 03 2006
For new mobile phones the maximum bitrate is way to low:
e.g. a Nokia 6280 has no problems handling 400+ kbit videos.

To allow higher bitrates open file 3gpwiz with an editor:
Before line
if($field{Tskip} eq "false") {
insert
$bitrate_mencoder=$field{Skbps}*2;

Some lines below you find a line beginning with
open ME
Replace vbitrate=400 with vbitrate=$bitrate_mencoder
Save file 3gpwiz.

Open file 3gpwiz.kmdr
Search the line containing
number>160
and replace it with something like
number>600

This allows up to 600kbit/s. - Apr 26 2006
The quality of the resulting video files can be improved.

Insert the following line into file 3gpwiz (after line 14)
$videncopt="-nr 200 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -precmp 2 -mv0 1 -cbp 1 -trell 1 -mbd 2";

and change line 370 from

$cmd= "$ffmpeg -y -i $tmpfile.avi -pass $pass -passlogfile $tmpfile -b $field{Skbps} -ss $ss -t $stop -r
$fps $audio -vcodec mpeg4 \"$out\"";


to

$cmd= "$ffmpeg -y -i $tmpfile.avi -pass $pass -passlogfile $tmpfile -b $field{Skbps} -ss $ss -t $stop -r
$fps $audio -vcodec mpeg4 $videncopt \"$out\"";

("$videncopt" has been added (near the end of the line)).

This makes ffmpeg use high quality encoding options. Encoding time is slightly longer, file size stays the same, but quality will be better. - Apr 26 2006
wine menu

Utilities 4 comments

by piggz
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Mar 12 2006
So what's the difference to the "wine" submenu located in the normal KDE menu? - Mar 12 2006
K3D

Graphic Apps 7 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Mar 09 2006
> How utterly freaking clueless are you? KDE is a set of applications and
> an application framework based on kdelibs which is an extention of the
> Qt toolkit. The domain name here specifically references KDE apps.

What's meant with KDE? kdelibs or kdelibs + kde-apps?

I think one of KDE's main problem is that it sees itself as a capsuled area within the free software world.

I think many users see KDE only as a desktop. A desktop where all applications run. The best applications an not only the best KDE applications.

If KDE wnats to survive it needs to open to other applications. KDE should be the desktop under which KDE- and non-KDE-applications run best.

Many KDE-Users use Openoffice, Gimp, Acrobatreader, Helixplayer,...
So why should not KDE's applications site mention those programs? At least those are programs which run under KDE and which ARE used by KDE-users!

Look at http://www.gnomefiles.org/
Most applications in the top-20 are NO gnome applications.

On a site called windows-applications.org you would expect to see windows-appications (mfc, qt, gtk) and not only applications which use microsoft's gui-toolkit, wouldn't you? - Mar 11 2006
w32codec-all-2005

Video Apps 12 comments

Score 59%
59 Likes
41 Dislikes
Mar 04 2006
What should be better? - Mar 05 2006
* Why do you copy&paste the whole Mplayer homepage into the description field?

* Why do you name an entry for MPlayer "w32codec-all-2005"? "w32codec-all-2005" is the name of an *optional* package!

@all: KDE has a very nice and powerfull terminal: Konsole
And Mplayer is the best CLI Medialplayer available. So I think an entry on kde-apps.com does not harm.

But this entry is below all standards. - Mar 04 2006
SUSE2 Windeco

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 83 comments

Score 69%
69 Likes
31 Dislikes
Jun 17 2007
It would probably be a better default to put one or two spaces between the maximize button and the close button.

Much better usability! - Mar 03 2006
optimize PNG

Dolphin Service Menus 8 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Feb 20 2006
Just replace "Exec=pngnq %U" by "Exec=pngnq -s 1 %U".

=>

optimize-png.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
ServiceTypes=image/png,image/PNG
Icon=png
Actions=pngnq

[Desktop Action pngnq]
Name=Reduce colours of PNG image
Name[fr]=Optimiser l'image
Icon=png
Exec=pngnq -s 1 %U - Feb 21 2006
SIR - Simple Image Resizer

Graphic Apps 50 comments

Score 84%
84 Likes
16 Dislikes
Jun 23 2014
That's very bad because qt uses bilinear resizing. - Feb 18 2006
Hi,

what resize algorithm do you use? Bicubic, Lanczos,..?

Additionally it would be nice to offer an option to slightly sharpen the image before saving as Jpeg. - Feb 16 2006
GTPY - ImageResizer

Graphic Apps 18 comments

by Gacha
Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Feb 12 2006
Can you adjust the jpeg compression quality? I don't think so, Kim is a service menu while GTPY is a GUI application. - Dec 10 2005
Thanks! - Dec 10 2005
Where can I adjust the JPEG compression ratio? - Dec 08 2005
New Interface for KCall

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 19 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Jan 12 2006
Please make sure that "Transfer Call" and "Blind Transfer" get different icons. - Dec 08 2005
Kword: sheet of paper shadow [Mockup]

Office Apps 6 comments

by Fri13
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Dec 03 2005
KDE normally uses a light source which is located in the top left corner (for example see the back- forward buttons of Konqueror). - Dec 05 2005
KFlickr MT

Graphic Apps 10 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
Nov 21 2005
Please, Please make the jpeg-compression level adjustable! - Nov 15 2005
Walchensee in the evening

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 60%
60 Likes
40 Dislikes
Oct 30 2005
Very nice picture! - Oct 30 2005
Kfile_colorprofileinfo

System Software 2 comments

by neke
Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Oct 15 2005
Thanks for this great kfile plugin! - Oct 16 2005
Removable Flash Disk "eject" option

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

by pek
Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Oct 01 2005
How does it work? There are several different ways to mount an usb stick: * fstab * subfs ... - Oct 01 2005
Krita

Graphic Apps 37 comments

by boud
Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Sep 21 2005
Please update the screenshots, they look outdated. - Sep 21 2005
gwenview

Graphic Apps 105 comments

by bk12
Score 80%
80 Likes
20 Dislikes
Sep 17 2007
Gwenview and kuickshow show the same 5MP image:

_PID_USER___PR__NI__VIRT__RES_ SHR__%CPU_%MEM____TIME+__COMMAND
13990 mw --- 16 0 72284 53m 19m S 0.3 5.3 0:02.06 gwenview
12024 mw --- 16 0 47244 34m 19m S 0.0 3.4 0:02.72 konqueror
10071 root --- 15 0 287m 34m 3176 S 6.3 3.4 6:03.12 X
10876 mw --- 15 0 46348 32m 18m S 0.0 3.2 0:01.88 konqueror
13983 mw --- 16 0 43256 29m 12m S 0.0 2.9 0:00.67 kuickshow


=> gwenview: 72MByte virt., 53MByte resisdent
Kuickshow: 43MB virt., 29MB resisdent

=> Gewnview consumes 83% more resisdent memory than Kuickshow - Sep 13 2005
Any news regarding Gwenview's speed issues?.

I don't want to have to use a media player to get a nice slideshow with decent image filtering... ;-) - Mar 01 2005
New measurement:
Instead of a manual measurement I have taken the CPU-time of gwenview before the first and after the last image (with "top").

Gwenview 1.2.0pre1: Best quality scaling (-> ~600x450 pixel): 13.5 Seconds CPU time

The mplayer measurements include start-up overhead. (time mplayer [...])

So Mplayer is at least 3.2 times as fast as gwenview when doing bicubic scaling from 5MPixel to 600x450 pixel. - Jan 25 2005
Benchmark (kde 3.3.2, gwenview gwenview-1.1.8-5 (suse), AthlonXP, 1750MHz):
9 PNG images taken with my Canon G5 2614x1958 pixel (~5MP):

Gwenview: Best quality scaling (-> ~600x400 pixel): 19 Seconds (time taken manually)
normal quality: 15 seconds.

Mplayer: time mplayer "mf://CR*.png" -vf scale=600:-3 -sws 9 -vo x11
(takes all 9 PNGs, scales to 600 pixel width and uses Lanczos (sws 9) filter):
Lanczos: . . . . . 4.77 seconds
Bicubic:. . . . . . 4.65 seconds
Bilinear: . . . . . 4.49 seconds
Fast bilinear:. . 4.18 seconds


Although playing and scaling RGB data (vs. YUV data, which is used in videos) is not MPlayer's main competence, he is roughly 4 times faster.

And yes, MPlayers softwarescaler are fully adjustable: (from the man page:)
--------------------------------
[:] (also see -sws)
Set some scaling parameters depending on the type of scaler selected with
-sws.
-sws 2 (bicubic): B (blurring) and C (ringing)
0.00:0.60 default
0.00:0.75 VirtualDubs "precise bicubic"
0.00:0.50 Catmull-Rom spline
0.33:0.33 Mitchell-Netravali spline
1.00:0.00 cubic B-spline
-sws 7 (gaussian): sharpness (0 (soft) - 100 (sharp))
-sws 9 (lanczos): filter length (1-10)
------------------------

So, a speedup by a factor of four to five should be possible. And the best thing is: Sourcecode is available.

Btw., the quality differences between "fast", "normal" and "best quality" are not really visible. Maybe it would be better to provide just two resampling methods: "normal" Bicubic (Mitchell-Netravali) and a sharper one comparable to mplayer's "0.00:0.75" bicubic spline. - Jan 25 2005
Amarok

Audioplayers 574 comments

Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Aug 01 2011
Who has selected the new splash screen? It's awful!

Where can I download the old one?

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27550 - Sep 06 2005
Don't use the Suse-rpms (they disable musicbrainz support (at least with their Suse 9.2 packages) , use the RPMs from Guru (http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/ ) - Jun 07 2005
Sorry belongs to Gwenview... - Mar 01 2005
Any news regarding Gwenview's speed issues? (Image antialiasing ~3-4 times slower than mplayer).

I don't want to have to use a media player to get a nice slideshow with decent image filtering... ;-) - Mar 01 2005
[...]
ADD: Improved statusbar, with animated error notification widget.
[...]

Hm. A "statusbar with animated error notification widget". Extreme-Bloat?

;-) - Jan 31 2005
KSquirrel

Graphic Apps 185 comments

by CKulT
Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Jun 24 2010
Hi, can you describe the resize methods "tiles" and "hyper"? Do you plan to support bicubic and lanczos interpolations? - Sep 02 2005
Fedora Crystal Wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

by sone
Score 41%
41 Likes
59 Dislikes
Aug 27 2005
Please, don't spam kde-look.org.
Better create a .tgz file or put all wallpapers under one entry. - Aug 28 2005
KDE-Image-Viewer

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

Score 55%
55 Likes
45 Dislikes
Jun 21 2005
Auto-zoom:

Settings -> Configure Kuickshow -> Modifications -> "Shrink image to screen size if larger"

Other key than Page-down/up:

Settings -> Configure Kuickshow -> Viewer Shortcuts

Btw.: In Gwenview you can use +left-mouse to zoom in, +right-mouse to zoom out and middle-mouse to zoom "fit to window". - Jun 21 2005
Bluetooth Remote Control for Amarok

Audio Apps 11 comments

by asdex
Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Feb 13 2005
It seams that Bluemote 2.0 does not support those features. But I have seen a XMMS plugin which has a qute nice GUI: http://lyola.com/bte/ - Feb 13 2005
You are right.
But at first the bluetooth mobile phone has to be paired with your bluetooth adapter.

For this step the owner of the bluetooth mobile phone has to know the PIN (/etc/bluetooth/pin).

Then the owner of the computer has to initiate a connection to a particular mobile phone.

So this schould not be be a security bug. You probably could completely remove the pin. - Feb 13 2005
Konqueror- Simple Browser

Plasma/KDE Screenshots 6 comments

Score 41%
41 Likes
59 Dislikes
Feb 11 2005
3.3.2 (suse)
3.4. beta 2 (suse) - Feb 12 2005
If it would work here... - Feb 11 2005
Convert WMA to MP3-OGG

Dolphin Service Menus 34 comments

by zast
Score 51%
51 Likes
49 Dislikes
Feb 02 2005
Waht about some Lame options for better quality?

Lame's standard options result in very poor quality. - Feb 05 2005
POLARIS: Security enhancement for KDE

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 8 comments

Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Jan 24 2005
> 1) who the f is asdex

I'm asdex. Do you like my content? (e.g. http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=6956 )

> 2) why is he/she posting someone elses personal data

Which one's data?

> 3) why does the supposed link provide a 403 code?

Because you have clicked onto it? Next time you do this it could be that afterwards one process more is running on your computer.

> 4) and just who the f is hacked.org?

Who the f are you? - Jan 25 2005