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Book review: Linux Photography by Dmitri Popov

Linux Photography by Dmitri Popov. Verdict: 4.5/5. An excellent overview of many Linux useful tools for digital photographers. Available at Gumroad. Regular readers of this website are probably familiar with Scribbles and Snaps, the blog of Dmitri Popov.…
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Shooting RAW photos is great, but it has it’s disadvantages. On vacation you snap a beautiful sunset on your DSLR and, keen to brag to your friends, you want to post it to Instagram/Twitter/Flickr/[insert social media here]. Unfortunately, the photo is a…
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New post: Advanced editing with darktable tone curves

In a previous post, we discussed using darktable’s base curve tool to adjust the tones in a photo. This post will look at the other main curves tool: darktable tone curves. How do curves work?: A review In the last post we dicussed how curves allow us to…
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Where are Lightroom presets in darktable? Introducing darktable styles

Adobe Lightroom comes with a handy feature call “presets”. As the name suggests, presets allow you to save the settings for multiple effects, and then apply them all to a new photo with a single click (much like an Instagram filter). There are numerous…
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Editing photos with the darktable base curve

Curves are incredibly powerful photograph editing tool. They allow you to adjust the intensity and tonal values of the image with a few clicks, recover shadows and highlights, and boost saturation and contrast. However, they are also more complicated than…
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New post: What's the optimum resolution photo to upload to Facebook? #photography #foss #opensource

I took several pictures of my family’s Christmas gathering this year, and put them on Facebook. They looked good in darktable, so I exported them as 2048×1390 pixel JPEGs, not worrying about the best resolution to upload to Facebook. And they did look…
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A view of the London Shard, with the tip illuminating the low lying evening cloud.

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A view of the London Shard, with the tip illuminating the low lying evening cloud.

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A view of the London Shard, with the tip illuminating the low lying evening cloud.

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I’ve discussed how to use the darktable shadows and highlights module on this blog before. However, as I mentioned then, it can suffer from edge effects. Because the module looks at a region surrounding each pixel, you can get “halos” in regions that have…
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