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Compare Photos with ImageMagick and a KDE Service Menu Action

Need to compare two photos side-by-side? Using the convert tool, you can quickly stitch two or more photos together and compare the result in any image viewer: The example command above stitches photo1.jpg and photo2.jpg from left to right (i.e.

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Made in Japan: A Brief History of the Japanese Photographic Industry

To practice German, I translate photography-related articles and technical texts. The following is an adapted translation of an article published in the FOTOHITS Special supplement to issue 5/2017 of the magazine. The Japanese optical and photographic industry has a long

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Coarse Geotagging with Bash and Google Maps

If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need. The script  obtains geographical coordinates of the specified city via Google Maps API, and

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Map Photos with uMap and PHP

If you happen to use a photo publishing application like Mejiro that stores photos and their thumbnails in regular directories, you can automatically map your photos with uMap and a dash of PHP scripting. Better still, there is no need

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Apply Multiple Hald CLUT Presets in a Single Action with a Bash Shell Script

Hald CLUT files offer a straightforward way to apply color corrections to an image (read the Linux Photography book to learn more about Hald CLUT and its usage). Install ImageMagick on your system, and you can easily apply a Hald

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Sonnenhut: a Script to Run before a Photo Walk

Before you head for a photo walk, it makes sense to check the weather and ensure that you won’t miss the golden hour. And Sonnenhut can help you with that. This simple Python script fetches and displays current weather conditions

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Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Curve presets for digiKam and the GIMP

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