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Sonnenhut: a Script to Run before a Photo Walk

Before you head for a photo walk, it makes sense to check the weather and ensure that you won’t miss the golden hour. And Sonnenhut can help you with that. This simple Python script fetches and displays current weather conditions

Posted in Open Source, Photography, Software

Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

Posted in Open Source, Photography, Software

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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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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