January 2016

Compiling darktable on Linux Mint Debian Edition 2

Darktable and RawTherapee are very close competitors and excelent raw processors. Personally I always felt the UI of RawTherapee to be more intuitive, so I just kept using it and only recently realized, Darktable introduced masking features and duplicating of individual modules/filters. Two features filling a gap which made me almost always apply final tweaks to the images using gimp.
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Photographic tipps for your safari adventure

The elephant did not like us closing in on him to get a better picture and started to charge. Luckily he stopped after we put the car in reverse and backed up.
 
Despite the angry elephant I consider a photo safari in Africa one of the most awe inspiring activities.
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Compiling GMIC on Linux Mint Debian Edition 2

Running a self compiled version of Gimp in parallel to the version from your distribution works fine until you try to use it with high-bit depth version of GMIC.

The following instructions for GMIC will help you to prevent /get rid of the following error:
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