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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

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

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

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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,

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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

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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:

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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

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These 1913 Autochrome Portraits Are From the Early Days of Color Photography

Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Using the Autochrome Lumière process that was launched in 1907, O’Gorman shot images that are now regularly featured in exhibitions

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