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Giveaway for Little Backup Box Users

If you use Little Backup Box, I’d like to hear from you. Contact me at dmpop@linux.com, and tell me why and how you use Little Backup Box. A photo of your particular setup would great too.

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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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[REPOST] Inside Air Koryo, North Korea‚Äôs Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes

North Korea possesses the technological wherewithal to develop a nuclear bomb, launch devastating cyberattacks, and even hurl rockets toward its enemies. Yet it can’t manage to put together an airline that isn’t heavily stocked with Cold War-era Russian airliners. That

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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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[REPOST] Eiji Ohashi, Roadside Lights (Japan)

There is something rather charming about a quiet elderly gentleman wading through terrain, season and weather to photograph vending machines across Japan. Continue reading Eiji Ohashi, Roadside Lights (Japan)

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Add Captions with Basic EXIF Data to Photos using ImageMagick

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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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Practical advice for Tokyo nighttime photography

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