Map Photos with uMap and PHP

If you happen to use a photo publishing application like Mejiro that stores photos and their thumbnails in regular directories, you can automatically map your photos with uMap and a dash of PHP scripting. Better still, there is no need to write PHP code from scratch: you can use a quick-and-dirty PHP script as a starting point.

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[REPOST] Man Buys Envelope For $3.50 In Flea Market, Discovers Lost Photos Of Barcelona By Unknown Master Photographer Inside

When American tourist Tom Sponheim bought a stack of photo negatives for $3.50 in a flea market in Barcelona back in 2001, he probably wasn’t expecting to find the secret work of a master photographer hidden inside them. But that’s exactly what he found when he returned home and developed them, because as you can see below, the pictures he discovered are nothing short of stunning.

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[REPOST] This Russian photo magazine published groundbreaking art under 70 years of Soviet rule

The role of photography in Soviet society was a hotly contested subject — artistic expression, or tool for uplifting the proletariat — and for roughly 70 years, the debate played out on the pages of Sovetskoe Foto. From 1926 to 1997, the magazine—ostensibly a trade rag where photography hobbyists could learn about new products, DIY lighting techniques, and darkroom chemistry—was also a venue for superb design layout and elegant picture editing.

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[REPOST] Photographer Captures Life In A Country That Doesn’t Exist

When the Soviet union collapsed in 1991, some took it harder than the others. Namely the South-Eastern part of Moldova, which decided to stay loyal to the ideals of Communism and declared itself a separate country of Transnistria.When the photographer Julia Autz heard about it, she had to go down there and investigate for herself: “I wanted to see if I could discover how it feels to live in a country with such an uncertain future,” she told the Huck Magazine.

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[REPOST] The Russia you’ll never see on postcards

Award-winning photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent decades discovering what makes his home town tick: the everyday comedy and drama of a city built on contradictions.

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[REPOST] Japanese Love Hotels by Peter Marlow

Love hotels are a uniquely different Japanese tradition. In a country where homes are small and families stay together because of high living costs, love hotels originally began as a private refuge for young couples still living at home, but have since become an integrated part of Japan’s increasingly futuristic landscape.

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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 CLUT preset to an image file using the following command:

convert foo.JPG hald-9.png -hald-clut foo-modified.jpeg

But what if you have a handful of Hald CLUT files and you want to apply them all to a specific photo?

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