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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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Install and Run Pixeluvo on openSUSE

Lightweight and affordable, [Pixeluvo](http://www.pixeluvo.com/) is an excellent application for editing and retouching photos on Linux. Pixeluvo is not free, but it can be installed on Linux using the binary packages available on the project’s website. The RPM packages are built for Fedora, but with minor tweaking, you can make Pixeluvo run smoothly on openSUSE, too.

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Posted in Photography, Software

Assemble Photos into a GIF Animation or a Slideshow with ImageMagick

Instead of creating a timelapse video from a sequence of photos with FFmpeg, you can generate an animation in the GIF format using ImageMagick.

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Photo Funnel: Drag-and-Drop Photo Copying Tool For Linux

Sometimes you need to transfer and organize just a handful of specific photos and raw files from your camera, and a simple GUI tool can help your with that.

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Geotagging in digiKam with a Lazy Bash Script

Sometimes, the easiest way to geotag photos in digiKam is to copy and paste geographical coordinates from an existing photo. I usually use Google Photos for that, as it conveniently displays geographical coordinates of the currently viewed photos in the information sidebar. There is only one problem with this technique: copying and pasting the geographical coordinates directly doesn’t work, as digiKam expects these values to be formatted as geo:lat,long.

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Meet Raspberry Pi Zero-Based Little Backup Box

Before my recent trip to Tokyo, I spent some time writing, debugging, and optimizing my Little Backup Box script that transforms a Raspberry Pi into a mobile backup device. A Raspberry Pi Model B 2 running the script served me well during

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Posted in Hardware, Open Source, Photography, Software

Put Unsplash on Ubuntu Desktop

Unsplash features not only a fine selection of photos you can use for free, but also a simple API (Application Programming Interface) that allows you to put the images to a variety of creative uses with a minimum of effort.

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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Curve presets for digiKam and the GIMP

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