Took some nice vacation from IRC in the last week. Now back on track again. In the current todo list:
I followed this. We need video tutorials on digikam like these.
Can we change exposure of raw photos in showfoto ? Ufraw gimp-plugins allows me to do this very easily.I.t is called “Exposure compensation in EV” there
In one day of usage this is something I am really missing.
Update: Found the solution , goto settings, there goto image editor and select “Use Raw import tool for Raw images”
I use gimp as the main post process tool for my photographs. Which is anyway a very powerful tool. But most of the options available there are not required for me. Looked for another application which is lighter and powerful at the same time. I tried showfoto long back, never liked the UI that time. Thought of giving another try tonight.
I have a 0.10.0-beta5 installed in my F-9 system (the package came from rawhide though). After starting the application default options(buttons to click) look much lesser, cooler for eyes :)
I opened my raw image in it, took some time but came finally(Is there any chance to make it a bit faster ?). The first thing I tried was to adjust the level, found the desired dialogue after two clicks. All other basic required options are there in the color menu entry including brightness/saturation/channel mixer. Btw, F10 and F11 buttons will help you to see under and over exposed places in the shot.
Here is a snap edited in showfoto.
You can find my other shots here.
It seems I can now use it for post processing, which also means I am back to digikam once agian :)
Yes it does. I can see it in 2001 , 2005 and in 2008.
This is in 2001, just after getting into engineering college. No one ever shouted at me for taking a photo before or after. After that day we exchanged many words. She was really angry as I took it.
Above she is giving her autograph on my shirt. This was 2005 during the last few days in college. Those days. I was allowed to take as many pictures as I want. Strange enough , the day was 2nd June :p
This time she only asked me to bring my camera to take her photo. I had a sudden visit to Hyderabad, we met after 2 years. talked a lot about college days, and got this
Yesterday we had a strobist meet , it was kind of boot camp.
Had a very little(2 hours) sleep in Friday night and got ready at 4.00AM , taxi came, I went to pick up Sushma. We reached MG Road on time and then found Akshath was still at home waiting for others. Finally we (me , Sushma, Akshath, Manas, Arpita) started around 6am. Avinash and Rajesh were in the other car. Around 8 reached at the hotel where Danny and Sunil put up, had a quick breakfast.
Then we went down to the river through a pass just beside the hotel. Akshath already briefed us about the basics. I tried couple of shots in the manual mode. I always used to shoot in Aperture priority mode. We divided it two groups and people started trying different ideas. I don’t think Sushma was never bored so much in a day before :(
Around 1:30 we went to another resort for lunch which went upto 4, then as some of started doing hard light shots others took some rest. Suddenly rain came :) Had some fun while running for cover :P
As far as the learning, I learnt the basics and understood that I have to do lot of experiments to reach a stable phase to understand it. Anyway I moved to manual and thats a huge thing for me :D
You saw the first photo, now the same without warming gel The set can be found here.
Nothing except few clicks, and had lot of fun.
And also packaged pem
Now I am having a complete cycle on Linux for my photographs :)
Shoot, store in the folder by year/month/shootname style, then see the photos in gthumb or any other viewer and open in Gimp, do the post process and save it in another folder as jpeg. I only shoot in RAW format which is .nef files for my case (I am having a Nikon D80).