Archive for December 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for Scribbles and Snaps.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
The Instant Guide to DSLR Dashboard ebook has been updated to reflect changes in the latest version of the DSLR Dashboard app. The ebook now covers the Wi-Fi mode functionality in DSLR Dashboard. In addition to that, the new version of the ebook features improved formatting and minor cosmetic tweaks.
If you’ve already purchased Instant Guide to DSLR Dashboard, you can download the new version as described in the guide.
While digiKam can’t handle Adobe Photoshop curve presets directly, the application supports curves in the GIMP-compatible CRV format. So if you want to use Adobe Photoshop curve presets with digiKam, you have to convert them into .crv files — and the acv2gimp.py Python script can help you with that. Before you put the script to use, make sure that Python is installed on your system. Next, use the chmod +x acv2gimp.py command to make the script executable. Once you’ve done that, you can convert a curve preset by running the ./acv2gimp.py command followed by the name of the file in the ACV format:
By default, the converted file has the same name as the original preset sans the file extension (e.g., curvepreset.acv becomes curvepreset), but you can use the -o parameter to specify a different name:
./acv2gimp.py -o converteredcurvepreset.crv curvepreset.acv
To load the converted curve preset in digiKam, open a photo for editing and choose Colors → Curves Adjust. Press then the Load button and select the converted curve.
Good news for those of you who consider buying the digiKam Recipes ebook, but for some reason can’t use the PayPal or Amazon options. The ebook is now available for purchase through Gumroad in both EPUB and MOBI formats.
Using Gumroad, you can purchase the book using a regular credit card. So if you don’t have a PayPal account and you don’t use Amazon Kindle devices, this option is for you. Read more about the digiKam Recipes ebook.
A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for your reading pleasure. Besides a few minor tweaks, the new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:
- Use Photoshop Curve Presets with digiKam
- Import Photos from a Remote Server into digiKam
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll email you the latest version of the book.