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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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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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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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Introducing Linux Photography

Setting up an efficient photographic workflow on Linux is more than just installing and mastering digiKam, the GIMP, and Darktable. Automating routine tasks like importing, organizing, and geotagging photos as well as using specialized tools for managing and processing images

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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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