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Digital Asset Management with digiKam

Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, you can put it to other practical uses. For example, digiKam offers all the features you need to manage your digital assets (like photos, scanned images, audio files, and videos),

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Run Mejiro without a Server

Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server. To do this, you need to install PHP,

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Exploded Views – Canon AE-1

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
Casual Photophile was born from an appreciation of the fact that cameras are amazing, tiny machines. What better way to illustrate the intricacy and wonder of these little devices than to tear them apart and splay their innards…

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digiKam Recipes 4.5.1 Released

A freshly-baked release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. The new version features the Export and Share Photos with digiKam recipe which offers a comprehensive overview of digiKam’s sharing and exporting capabilities. The new Extract and Examine Metadata from digiKam’s Database recipe

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Control Camera via Web with gPhoto2 Bottle

While tethered shooting applications like Entangle allow you to control the camera connected to your Linux machine, they do have their limitations. You need a screen and a keyboard attached to the computer to operate the application, and in many situations

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Why Everyone Should Shoot Manual … Sometimes

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
Much has been written about the technical benefits of shooting in Manual mode, and while these articles do well to explain why shooting this way can improve your photographs they don’t always address an additional…

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Pebble Geekery and Broken Clouds

To check the current weather, just stick your head out of the window. Alternatively, you can try the following approach: Cobble together a PHP script that pulls weather data from the Open Weather Map service and outputs the parsed values

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