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Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed. So if you want

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5 Great Film Cameras Under $100

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
These days, film cameras are a dime a dozen, and while they may not be as alluring as the newest mirror-less marvel from Sony, they’re definitely worth owning. Not convinced? Well if their natural full-frame…

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Making digiKam Stable on Ubuntu 14.04

If digiKam crashes a lot on your machine running Ubuntu 14.04 or any of its derivatives, the most likely culprit is a bug in the SQLite database version 3.8.2 (see bug 329697). Fortunately, this problem is easy to fix: you

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Little Mejiro Book 1.1.0 Released

The first update of the Little Mejiro Book features the amended Install Mejiro and Tips and Tricks sections along with the new Mejiro Alternatives section. The updated version of the ebook can be downloaded as described in the Book Updates section. Learn more about

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The difference between photography and most other art forms

Originally posted on Ming Thein | Photographer:
A study of red drapes I’ve struggled a bit for a title to today’s essay. Through the course of my investigation into other forms of art – perhaps investigation is a bit too strong…

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digiKam Recipes 4.1.3 Released

The new version features the updated Geotag Photos with digiKam and Edit Photos with the Levels and Curves Adjustment Tools recipes along the new Export Photos to Google Drive recipe. Readers who already purchased the book will receive the new version free of charge.

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Brutalist Dreadnought: Forschungseinrichtungen für Experimentelle Medizin

If you take a look at photos of the Forschungseinrichtungen für Experimentelle Medizin (FEM) building floating on the web, you’ll be forgiven for doubting that such a phantasmagorical structure can actually exist. To prove that it’s real, I went to Berlin to photograph it, and

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