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Add Captions with Basic EXIF Data to Photos using ImageMagick

Moto G4. Processed in digiKam.

The ability to quickly add a caption containing basic EXIF info (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.) to a photo can come in useful in many situations. And a simple Bash shell script can help you with that.

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[REPOST] Ice Road Truckers in Russia: Buckle Up for a Perilous Drive on a Frozen Siberian River

Amos Chapple was crammed alongside three Russians in a truck just big enough for two, trundling along a frozen Siberian river when he heard breaking glass. The 25-ton truck lurched to one side, and Chapple realized it wasn’t glass, but

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[REPOST] Post-Soviet Style in Kaliningrad

Not long after a bleak period in the 90s, during which Kaliningrad was, according to Research Scholar Dr. Nicole Eaton, Assistant Professor of History at Boston College, “the absolute worst place to be in Russia,” in 2001 Magnum’s Peter Marlow

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[REPOST] Photos: Some of the earliest color images of life around the world

When Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker and philanthropist, decided he wanted to commission a photographic “archive of the planet” he wasn’t joking. And though the idea of cataloging the earth seems whimsical in scope today, the pictures he helped

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Install and Run Pixeluvo on openSUSE

pixeluvo-opensuse

Lightweight and affordable, [Pixeluvo](http://www.pixeluvo.com/) is an excellent application for editing and retouching photos on Linux. Pixeluvo is not free, but it can be installed on Linux using the binary packages available on the project’s website. The RPM packages are built for Fedora, but with minor tweaking, you can make Pixeluvo run smoothly on openSUSE, too.

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Assemble Photos into a GIF Animation or a Slideshow with ImageMagick

tokyo-taxi-lights

Instead of creating a timelapse video from a sequence of photos with FFmpeg, you can generate an animation in the GIF format using ImageMagick.

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Spektrum: Preset for Modern Architecture Photography

Yoyogi National Gymnasium. SONY ILCE-6000, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN. Processed in digiKam

Like many photographers, I have a handful of hand-made favorite presets (most of them are included in the Daily Curves Set) in my photographic toolbox. But there is one preset in particular I use more often than others. I named it Spektrum, as it’s inspired by images from the Spektrum Berlin photo book by Matthias Heiderich.

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