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NAS-Based Linux Photography Workflow

When a few months ago I decided to buy a NAS, my plan was to use it as a dumb storage device that makes it easier to access my files and keep them safe. Gradually, though, I found myself using

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Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It’s time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or

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digiKam Recipes 18.10.15 Released

It’s time for another digiKam Recipes update. The most visible change in this update is the new book cover. All screenshots were also updated to reflect changes in the current version of digiKam.

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Add Bash Shell Scripts to the Import Module in digiKam

The default functionality of the Import module in digiKam can be extended by linking a Bash shell script to the import operation. This way, you can perform a wide range of actions on the imported files: from manipulating them using

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Notes on Nokia 6: Solid Device for Price-Conscious Android Photographers

While Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy $NUMBER are equipped with the best cameras, their sky-high prices can be hard to stomach. Fortunately, there are alternatives for those of us who don’t want to upset their wallets. Nokia 6 (TA-1021)

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digiKam Recipes 18-01-25 Released

After a somewhat prolonged hiatus  (my move from Denmark to Germany  and full-time job at SUSE Linux GmbH had something to do with this), a new revision of the digiKam Recipes book is ready for your reading pleasure.

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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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Practical advice for nighttime photography

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