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digiKam Quick Tip: Transfer Photos from digiKam Directly to a Mobile Device

Provided that you use KDE, you can push photos from digiKam directly to a mobile device that supports the MTP protocol (e.g., most Android devices) using the KioImportExport Kipi plugin. First of all, enable the plugin in the Settings → Configure digiKam

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Mejiro Update: Now with Analytics and Google Maps Support

Although I consider Mejiro more or less feature complete, I still find ways to improve and tweak my no-frills photo publishing application. The latest Mejiro release is a case in point. Previously, the application offered a rudimentary visitor tracking feature. When enabled, it

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Using Manual Focus Lenses with SONY NEX Cameras

With a relatively inexpensive adapter, your SONY NEX camera becomes an admission ticket to the wonderful world of manual focus legacy lenses. And you are not limited to a specific lens maker, either: there are adapters that allow you to use practically

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Glowing Mushrooms Come To Life In A Fairytale World By Martin Pfister

Mushrooms are often a favorite subject for macro photographers, but photographer and outdoor sports enthusiast Martin Pfister has found a refreshingly creative way to shoot these elegant and sometimes tasty fungi – he lights them up from behind with tiny

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In Living Color: The Forgotten 19th-Century Photo Technology that Romanticized America

Every few centuries, someone rediscovers America. After the first humans arrived from Asia roughly 15,000 years ago, Vikings touched down in Newfoundland in the year 1000. Half a millennium later, Christopher Columbus spotted a small island in what is now

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digiKam Quick Tip: Group Photos by Format

Using the View → Group Images → By Format command, you can group photos in albums by format. This feature can come in useful for managing albums containing photos in different formats: JPEG, TIFF, RAW and video files, etc. Run the command, and

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Picking a tripod

Originally posted on Ming Thein | Photographer:
This article continues from a discourse of why a tripod is the most underrated piece of photographic equipment. There is a lot of obsession online over whether camera and lens A is better than…

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