first_imgPicture Special: Emily Kennedy, her family and Friends enjoying her 60th Birthday Party in the Dry Arch. What a wonderful Lady and everybody at The Dry Arch Inn wish her a very Happy birthday.PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE DRY ARCH INN was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dry Arch InnEntertainmentFeaturespicture speciallast_img

Krita 413 a FOSS graphic editor for digital painting and animation is

first_imgYesterday, Krita 4.1.3 was released with several improvements in the Instant Preview mode, bezier curve tools, and Comics Project manager, along with many bug fixes. Krita is a free and open source raster graphics editor, designed mainly for digital painting and animation purposes. Round corners for the rectangle tool A new feature has been added for round corners for the rectangle tool. Whether you’re working on a pixel or a vector layer, you can set round corners for the resulting shape. In the previous versions, you could, of course, already round vector rectangles by editing the shape, but this tool makes it easier. New welcome screen This version comes with a new welcome screen, which provides some handy links, a list of recently used files, a link to create or open a file, and a hint that you can also drag and drop images in the empty window to open them. Improved Instant Preview mode Instant Preview works by computing a scaled-down version of the image and displaying that. In the previous versions, with some brushes, this mode would cause a little delay at the end of a stroke, or some flickering on the canvas. This is fixed in Krate 4.1.3 to give users a  smoother painting experience. Improved working with selections Krita’s selections can be referred to as vectors or as a pixel mask. If you’re working on a vector selection, using the figure tools such as rectangle or ellipse will now add a vector to the selection, instead of rasterizing the vector selection. Improved bezier curve tools The bezier curve tools now comes with an auto-smoothing option. If you select auto-smoothing, the created curve will be not a polygon, but a smooth curve with the type of all the points set to “smooth”. Comics Project manager The Comics Project manager, a Python plugin has seen a ton of improvements, especially when it comes to generating standard-compliant epub and acbf files. Some these improvements are: Improved navigation to generated epubs. Ensure generated EPUBs pass EPUB check validation. Several issues with the EPUB metadata export is fixed. Make the generated EPUB 3 files pre-paginated. This will allow comics to be rendered as part of a spread which should have a nice result. ComicBookInfo and ComicRack generators are updated Bug fixes This version comes with various bug fixes, some of which are listed here: A shortcut for the threshold filter is added Restore the shortcut for the invert filters. Hardcoded brush size limit for the Quick Brush is removed Fix rotation direction when the transformed piece is mirrored Stamp brush preview now scales correctly Automatically avoid conflicts between color labels and system colors The modified() getter to the Document class is added The resetCache() Python API to FileLayer is added Read the full announcement on Krita’s official website. Read Next “As Artists we should be constantly evolving our technical skills and thought processes to push the boundaries on what’s achievable,” Marco Matic Ryan, Augmented Reality Artist How Netflix uses AVA, an Image Discovery tool to find the perfect title image for each of its shows Microsoft acquires AI startup Lobe, a no code visual interface tool to build deep learning models easily Building VR objects in React V2 2.0: Getting started with polygons in Blenderlast_img read more

Ethereum community postpones Constantinople post vulnerability detection from ChainSecurity

first_imgThe Ethereum developers announced yesterday that they are pulling back the Constantinople Hard Fork Upgrade after a vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal users’ funds was reported. This upgrade was scheduled to launch today, January 16th. This issue, known as the ‘reentrancy attack’ in the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283. was identified by a smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity. They also reported about the bug in detail in a Medium blog post yesterday. According to the Ethereum official blog, “Security researchers like ChainSecurity and TrailOfBits ran (and are still running) analysis across the entire blockchain. They did not find any cases of this vulnerability in the wild. However, there is still a non-zero risk that some contracts could be affected.” According to a statement by Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community, “Because the risk is non-zero and the amount of time required to determine the risk with confidence is longer the amount of time available before the planned Constantinople upgrade, a decision was reached to postpone the fork out of an abundance of caution.” The blog posted by ChainSecurity explained the cause of the potential vulnerability and have also suggested how smart contracts can be tested for vulnerabilities. The blog highlighted that the EIP-1283 introduces cheaper gas cost for SSTORE operations. If the upgrade took place, the smart contracts on the chain could have utilized code patterns that would make them vulnerable to re-entrancy attack. However, these smart contracts would not have been vulnerable before the attack. Afri Schoedon, the hard fork coordinator at Ethereum said, “We will decide (sic) further steps on Friday in the all-core-devs call. For now it will not happen this week. Stay tuned for instructions.” To know more about this news in detail, visit the Ethereum official blog. Read Next Ethereum classic suffered a 51% attack; developers deny, state a new ASIC card was tested Ethereum’s 1000x Scalability Upgrade ‘Serenity’ is coming with better speed and security: Vitalik Buterin at Devcon Origin DApp: A decentralized marketplace on Ethereum mainnet aims to disrupt gig economy platforms like Airbnb and Uberlast_img read more