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Film, Notebook, Android, digiKam

Film photography can be a great learning experience, but the lack of EXIF data makes mastering the basics more tricky. After all, knowing what aperture and shutter speed values were used in a specific situation can come in rather handy. To solve this

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Dealing with Bugs in digiKam

Bugs are inevitable in complex software, and digiKam is no exception. So what should you do when you’ve discovered a bug in your favorite photo management application? As a non-programmer, the best thing you can do is to file the

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Create a Bleach Bypass Effect in digiKam

Using tools available in digiKam, you can simulate a number of effects, including bleach bypass. This effect produces a desaturated high-contrast image. Creating the bleach bypass effect in digiKam is done in two simple steps. Open a photo for editing

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Basic RAW Processing in digiKam

For this project, we’ll use a photo of the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain (you can download the RAW file from https://www.box.com/s/cq3uknqt54o3usf1jg3r). The photo was taken with a Canon PowerShot S90 camera, and the RAW file exhibits several obvious

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Export Photos from digiKam via DLNA

Need to quickly push photos in digiKam to a device on the same network? Provided the device supports DLNA, you can do this using the DLNAExport Kipi plugin. Choose Export → Export via DLNA to open the DLNA Export wizard.

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Monkeying Around with Lens Calibration

I spent the best part of a day trying to create a lens profile for my trusty Canon PowerShot S90. In theory, it should be a rather straightforward thing to do. The Creating lens distortion models with Hugin’s lens calibrator

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Process Film Negatives with digiKam

While digiKam is first and foremost an application for processing and organizing digital photos, it also features tools for working with film negatives. Before you can process negatives in digiKam, you need to digitize them. If you don’t have access

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