Adding images....?


#1

Hi, just been playing around with the app as waiting for my machine to arrive :slight_smile:
Is there (or will there be) a way of adding a photo or other images into the app so you can trace around? Rather than having to take a new picture everytime.
Thanks D


#2

Hi David, At the moment the only way is to take a picture. Adding a photo is on the to-do list but we’ve been very focussed on getting public drawings, following and Scratch done so it hasn’t made it yet unfortunately. Our very lo-tech workaround is to display the picture on another device and take a photo of it! Your Line-us is on its way - should be with you early next week - I’ll keep an eye on it but let us know if you’ve got any more questions once it arrives.


#3

Hi, cheers Rob. Line-us arrived today :smile: Have emailed a question to help@line-us.com Not sure if it’s worth sharing here so will wait for reply first :wink:

Now to give the inkscape a try :thinking:

Regards D


#4

Let us know how you get on with Inkscape - It’s worth downloading the test drawing and the Line-us drawing area diagram so you get an idea of the coordinate system.


#5

HI Rob, I can’t seem to access the inkscape site. Is there another way of downloading the extension?
Cheers Dave


#6

Hi Dave, Apologies for the delay - I did reply but it looks like it didn’t get sent. The extension is also on our GitHub so if you still can’t get to the Inkscape site give that a try. There’s also a test drawing on the GitHub and a link to a diagram of the shape of the drawing space which is useful.


#7

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the reply (you did reply already through email, so your minds not playing tricks on you :astonished:) I’ll try and stick to the forums from now on :grin:

Inkscape was back you for me a couple days ago and I had a quick play with the extension. It connected first time and managed a few drawings. Hope to have a more in depth try today. So be prepared for more questions :blush:

With this extension and the app itself I’d defiantly vote for a run through of what each button does. Maybe a video (unless I’ve missed one on YouTube) or even a diagram of the screen and a key for the the button function. https://transform.doodle3d.com (another kickstarter I backed) have a nice simple explanation.
Cheers again Dave


#8

Ah, good to know I’m not losing the plot! There are a few videos on our help page - not sure whether you’ve seen them but a quick ‘cheat sheet’ for the buttons is a good idea. We’ll need to re-do quite a lot of the documentation for v2 of the app so makes sense to do it then.