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digiKam Recipes 3.15.07 Released

A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for download. Nothing earth-shattering this time: just a slightly refreshed cover, a few tweaks here and there, and a new appendix containing a list of useful digiKam keyboard shortcuts. Readers

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Add EXIF Metadata to Photos with a Bash One-Liner

If you need to write EXIF data to multiple photos, a simple yet efficient Bash shell script might be a better tool for the job than the all-mighty digiKam. The script consists of a command, and it uses the excellent

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Introducing Photocrumbs: A Forgetful Photo Web App

Photocrumbs is another spare-time project of mine. Every now and then, I need to quickly throw a handful of photos on the web without going through the rigmaroles of using a full-blown photo sharing solution. So I cobbled together a

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Pygmynote Update

Although I use Pygmynote on a daily basis, I haven’t tweaked it for a while. Basically, the script does what it’s supposed to, and I didn’t feel an urgent need to improve it. Over the weekend, though, I finally got

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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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