Buy digiKam Recipes, Get Practical ExifTool

Everything digiKam is able to do with photographic metadata, ExifTool can do faster and more efficiently. That’s why this excellent tool makes a perfect companion to digiKam. ExifTool is an infinitely powerful utility that can handle any task of reading and manipulating metadata.

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While mastering this tool can be a daunting proposition, the Practical ExifTool book can help you to get to grips with its basic and more advanced functionality in the most efficient manner. Interested? Then the following offer is for you.

When you buy the digiKam Recipes ebook, you’ll receive the Practical ExifTool ebook free of charge. This is a limited-time offer, so act now.

If you purchased the book after March 1 2015, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com to receive instructions for downloading Practical ExifTool.

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Lost Japan of Samurai and Courtesans in Some of World’s Earliest Colour Photos

Amazing pictures: Lost Japan of samurai and courtesans in some of world's earliest colour photos - Mirror Online

The group of five formidable samurai warriors in brightly coloured armour stare, stern-faced, into the camera.

It could be a photograph from a modern-day movie set. But it is actually one of the earliest colour photographs ever taken.

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Photographer Arranges Foods In Beautiful Color Gradients That Will Soothe Your Soul

Photographer Arranges Foods In Beautiful Color Gradients That Will Soothe Your Soul | Bored Panda

Color gradients and food as it ripens or cooks really get Brittany Wright, of Wright Kitchen, Seattle, going. Inspired by abstract artists, not food photography, her goal is to get people more familiar with what they eat by documenting how it changes.

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Photos of Giant Science Facilities That Look Straight Out of Science Fiction

Photos of Giant Science Facilities That Look Straight Out of Science Fiction

Scientists around the world create massive and elaborate facilities for carrying out groundbreaking research. Photographer Enrico Sacchetti is a guy who specializes in capturing them on camera. He’s a “science, technology, and industrial” photographer based out of Rome and London, and his images have appeared in many of the world’s top science and technology magazines.

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Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union

Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union

Duga-3 is a radar system set up by the Soviet Union in the 1970s as part of the nation’s anti-ballistic missile early warning system. Although official operations were ended in 1989, the gigantic antenna of the original Duga-3 still dominates the countryside near Chernobyl, Ukraine.

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digiKam Recipes 4.7.1 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version features completely rewritten material on using digiKam to emulate various photographic effects (including the new recipe on how to create a faded vintage look). The book features two new recipes: Geotag Photos with Geofix and Update the LensFun Database. As always, the new release includes minor updates, fixes and tweaks.

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Readers who already purchased the book will receive the new version free of charge. If you haven’t received your copy, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com, and I’ll email you the latest version of the book.

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Install an ICC Display Profile on Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5

ColorHUG, an inexpensive open source colorimeter, is a great little tool for calibrating a display and generating an ICC profile for it. But if you migrated to the latest version of Kubuntu featuring KDE Plasma 5, you might wonder how to install the existing ICC profile for your display. The easiest and quickest way to do that is to use the dispcalGUI application. You can install dispcalGUI using the Muon software center, or by running the sudo apt-get install dispcalgui command in the Konsole.

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Once dispcalGUI has been installed, launch the application, press the Load Settings button next to the Settings drop-down list, and select the .icc file. Use then the Install Profile button to install the selected profile either globally or for the current user only. That’s all there is to it.

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