Monthly Archives: February 2011

Leaving Flickr Behind: Why You Should Host Your Own Photos and Why Linux Makes It so Damn Easy

I’ve left Flickr. After many years as a loyal Flickr user, I decided not to extend my pro account and leave the popular photo sharing service altogether. Why? For starters, I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer to a rather simple

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digiKam Tricks 2.0 Released

The digiKam Tricks book version 2.0 is now available. Here is what’s new in this release: New book cover Convert Photos to Black and White Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL

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Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL Script for GIMP

You can emulate different vintage photo effects in GIMP, but usually this is a rather laborious and time-consuming process that requires some editing chops. Fortunately, the Film Imitation Lab (FIL) script lets you turn plain snaps into eye-popping vintage photos

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Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam

You don’t need a fancy camera with a built-in GPS receiver to geotag your photos. An Android device with the Open GPS Tracker app and digiKam can do the job just fine. The app lets you track your route and

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Convert Photos to Black and White with digiKam

If you fancy black and white photography, you’ll be pleased to learn that digiKam features a rather powerful tool for converting color photos to black and white. Turning the currently edited photo to black and white in digiKam is a

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digiKam Tricks 1.7 Released

The digiKam Tricks book version 1.7 is now available at Amazon US and UK. Here is what’s new in this release: Using the Levels Adjustment Tool in digiKam Convert RAW Files to DNG with DNGConverter Sieve through Photos with the

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