Introducing Linux Photography

Setting up an efficient photographic workflow on Linux is more than just installing and mastering digiKam, the GIMP, and Darktable. Automating routine tasks like importing, organizing, and geotagging photos as well as using specialized tools for managing and processing images and RAW files can save you a lot of time and effort and make your photographic workflow more efficient and robust.

I’ve been using Linux as my photographic platform of choice for many years, and I’d written several Bash shell scripts that are indispensable for my photographic workflow. The Geophotobash script, for example, allows me to geotag a large number of photos with a minimum of effort, while the Little Backup Box script transforms a Raspberry Pi into a handy mobile backup device I use to keep my photos safe when I’m traveling. I also rely on several genuinely useful tools to back up my photos to the cloud, and I publish my photos using Mejiro, a simple photo publishing web application I built in my spare time. In addition to digiKam, I use gThumb for keeping tabs on photos and Darktable for processing RAW files.



The Linux Photography ebook sums up my experiences and provides practical information on how you can optimize and improve your Linux-based photographic workflow as well as get the most out of applications like gThumb and Darktable. You can learn more about the Linux Photography ebook at its Gumroad page.

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4 comments on “Introducing Linux Photography
  1. kie says:

    In my opinion I think you missed one of the most important steps, cataloguing your shots so that you can find them later. I use kphotoalbum.

    I have documented my free software for photography several years ago here…

    You’re welcome.

    • Dmitri Popov says:

      Actually, I use gThumb (as well as digiKam) for cataloging and managing photos and RAW files, and this step is covered in the book. KPhotoAlbum is definitely worth a look, though. Thanks for the tip!

  2. tachyon1 says:

    I wish this article was a little more honest about it’s purpose. That being to sell your book.
    I have no problem with that, but just don’t be misleading that this article is anything more than that. People are so weary of advertising that pretends to be something other than advertising that the format of this article could turn people off of buying your book that might have otherwise enjoyed it.

    It should have started out something like…
    “My new book is for sale and I hope you’ll purchase and enjoy it. Here are just some of the things I cover in the book…”

    Now, all that said, it looks like you’ve got some good info in there and the book is very reasonably priced, especially given the price gauging photographers are normally subjected to in their hobby/profession.
    Thanks and good luck to you!

    • Dmitri Popov says:

      Thank you for your comment! This post is meant to be an announcement rather than an article. But I see your point. Will do better next time. 🙂

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