- What are the software requirements?
- Do I have to build sources?
- It is necessary to install the application?
- Where are the executables, what should I run?
- Nothing happens, the application does not start. What now?
- Is there a manual for jKiwi?
- What kind of image formats/sizes to use?
- I can't align the face after opening the photo, what now?
- The image does not show correctly after I aligned, why?
- Can I save the results made so far for later retouch?
- The printing is not correct, what should I do?
To use jKiwi you need a Linux or Windows operating system with Java Runtime Enviromment (JRE) version 5 or above installed. For more information, consult your distribution's documentation on how to install Java. Other than java, jKiwi requires SWT: The Standard Widget Toolkit version 3.3 or above but this already comes with the package so no install is required.
The answer is no. The source package that you download comes with already compiled binaries, you only have to compile if you want to make changes to the application's source code. Note that the application is better integrated with your operating system if it is installed.
jKiwi can be executed right after you unpack the downloaded package, there is no need to intall it. On the other hand, if you instead download OS specific package, you will first have to install it before using the application.
So if you choose to download the source package, after unpacking, in the jKiwi folder you have a start script that can be executed just by double clicking or from a terminal just type "sh jKiwi" in the application's folder. Another way is to just double click on the jKiwi.jar file in the bin folder of the application but not recomended if you are going to open high resolution images.
First confirm that you have java installed and configured properly. To test, in a terminal type "java -version" and verify if you get a line that is similar to "Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment". If you have java configured and still unable to start the application, confirm that you are using the right package for your operating system (x86 architecture vs. amd 64bit architecture). For any other issues you should contact us to get a more personalized help.
We provide a manual that comes with the package and covers every aspect on how to use the application. Just use the help menu inside the application. The manual is provided in xml DocBook format and can be found into the application's folder.
jKiwi works best with images in .jpg or .png format and you should use a vertical image in one of the resolutions (480x640, 600x800, 768x1024). Larger images is not recomended due to memory size and overall application speed.
The image does not have to be exactly as shown in the example, you can always adsust the hair's position in the image later.
Probably you are not using the image in a standard format like a vertical image in the following resolutions (480x640, 600x800, 768x1024).
For the moment jKiwi only suports saving the final result as an .png image and because of that it is not possible for now to save the image state for later retouching.
We still have many issues with printing in Linux systems so for now if the printing feature does not work in the application, the only solution is to save the result as an .png image and after print it with your available printing software.