Tutorials for Open Source Photography

A simplistic GUI to add meta data to your photographs under Linux

Update: Added an adaption for nautlius by Derek Keats.

Images taken with your digital camera come with detailed information about exposure time, aperture, date and location. These meta data are stored in the image file using definitions like EXIF, IPTC and XMP.

Most image viewers allow you to display the meta data and search or organize your library based on them.
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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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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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Creating and processing HDR images using open source software

This article is a follow up on a Google+ discusson asking how open source software can help us to develop HDR images. It describes the steps I took when developing the images from the Sustenpass in Switzerland.
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Compiling Gimp on Linux Mint Debian Edition 2

Since 2012, the gimp development branch support 16 bit images. The following tutorial explains hows how to compile gimp in 10 minutes for Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. Chances are it works for other debian based distributions as well.
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