Sun May 10 21:31:28 CEST 2009
more comfortable screen reading
computer modern is a crap font for reading on screen.. it really
needs more body, so try this in gimp to simulate "paper blur" :
- load page in gimp 300 dpi
- gaussian blur 3x3
- contrast +100 brightness -100
now.. how to make kpdf do this?
KDE SVN /branches/KDE/3.5/kdegraphics/kpdf/
svn co https://svn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/kdegraphics/kpdf/
crap.. doesn't let me in.
just using the tarball then..
let's use debian's to get the right deps
apt-get source kpdf
apt-get build-dep kpdf
apparently it's based on xpdf quite literally: it contains xpdf as a
anyways.. might be simpler to just write some wrappers around
ok: conclusions for now: it seems that for low rez, small text, it's
better to "let the ink run" a bit: blur followed by increase in
contrast: the text remains ligible longer.
the idea seems to be somthing like: text should _never_ become grey.
it's easier to fish out letters from a black-on-white though bold
blobby blur than a grey blur.
EDIT: Filter->Generic->Erode does a good job too. The thing is: you
don't want to change much in pictures.. just makes lines thicker.