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What is Unsplash and Why You Might Like It

Photo sharing services nowadays are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. But despite bold claims of being Flickr killers and such, most of the available offerings follow the basic formula introduced by the venerable photo sharing website: showcase your

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Brutalist Copenhagen: Herlev Hospital

Although Herlev is technically not Copenhagen, the city is a part of the county of Copenhagen. This otherwise bland suburb is home to the most shining example of Danish brutalist architecture — Herlev Hospital. With its 120-meter high main building,

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digiKam Recipes 4.11.1 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version introduces the Basic Concepts Explained appendix that covers key terms and concepts used in digiKam. Currently, the appendix contains information about chroma subsampling, cor (bit) depth, hue, saturation, brightness,

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Create Embeddable Maps with digiKam and uMap

The Map view in digiKam is handy for displaying photos on a map directly in the application. But what if you want to create a shareable and embeddable map with pins that mark all places where you took photos? A simple Bash

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Brutalist Copenhagen Teaser

If you think that finding brutalist architecture in Copenhagen is as realistic as stumbling upon an ice-cream truck in the middle of a desert, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The capital of Denmark is home to at least

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Mejiro Update: Responsive and Improved

Up until now, Mejiro sort of worked on mobile devices. But sort of is, of course, not good enough. So after some hacking and tweaking, I’ve managed to rework Mejiro into a fully-responsive application using example code in the excellent Responsive Image

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Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photos of 19th Century Japan

The archives of the New York Public Library hold a hundred or so color photographs by Kusakabe Kimbei that offer a fascinating look at 19th century Japan. From serene landscapes and scenes of everyday life, to cityscapes and landmarks recognizable even today

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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Practical advice for Tokyo night photography

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