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Focal: Open Source Camera App for Android

Serious Android photographers need a serious camera app that offers advanced functionality and is not overloaded with useless features. They need something like Focal. This open source app is still at an early stage of development, but it already shows

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Instant Diversion: FreeShisen

Recently, I bought an EPSON Perfection V500 scanner, and I spent last weekend scanning piles of negatives. One thing about scanning negatives is that it involves a lot of waiting: you click the Scan button and then wait till the

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Exif4Film: Handy Android App for Film Photographers

While you can use a regular notebook to keep track of exposure info (shutter speed, aperture, focal length, etc.), it’s hardly an ideal solution. But if you happen to use an Android device, you can replace the notebook with the

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Install the Latest Version of digiKam on Debian

There are plenty of reasons to choose Debian, but having the most recent versions of your favorite applications is not one of them. Software updates trickle down to the stable version of Debian very slowly, which means that packages in

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DoF Calculator for Android

If you are looking for a no-frills depth of field calculator app for Android, you can do much worse than giving the DoF Calculator a try. Released under the GPLv3 license, this app has the virtue of doing one thing

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digiKam Recipes 3.15.01 Released

A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for download. All screenshots and material have been updated to reflect changes in the most recent version of digiKam. The new release of the ebook also features the new Apply

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Apply EXIF Metadata to Multiple Photos in digiKam

If you happen to use digiKam for managing photos scanned from negatives, you’ll appreciate the application’s capabilities to add and edit EXIF metadata. Using digiKam’s dedicated interface for managing metadata, you can add key EXIF values, such as maker, device

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