16.05.2019 | 20 minutes reading time
But first of all, thanks again to the
In the last blog post I already showed you how to cut out the snails. But that was very complicated. So this time I would like to show you how to do it more easily.
In order for you to be able to follow the instructions, you need some Linux knowledge. If you get stuck at some point, ask someone who can help you.
$ git clone https://github.com/jdobber/mollex.git $ cd mollex $ meson --prefix=$HOME --buildtype=debug build $ cd build $ ninja
Now you should find the program
mollex in the directory
ninja install you can install the program with the possibility of not entering the full path again, when you’re using it next time.
Try this in a new terminal. After entering
mollex you should see something like this:
Usage: mollex [options] source destination Extract snails from images. Options: -h, --help Displays this help. -v, --version Displays version information. --verbose Show debug information. --json Write metadata as JSON to stdout. Arguments: source Source image to process. destination Destination directory.
Now we create two directories where we store our pictures and our cut out snails:
$ mkdir bilder bilder/schnecken $ cd bilder
Now we download the picture (
wget in the terminal. Afterwards you paste the address you copied above. Here it looks like this:
Now we can start cutting out. For this we open the
mollex ZMB_Mol_100095_1.jpg schnecken
It takes a moment. If everything went well, the cut out snails are in the directory
schnecken (snails). Here it looks like this:
Have fun with it! Try to take another picture. In the next blog posts we will show you how to use the snails in your own creative projects.