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I use digikam which is developed for KDE and has ports to Windows and Mac OS X. It's one of the more powerful packages I've tried, with good folder and tag management workflows, though it's not always the most intuitive. It has lots of plugins for different websites, so you upload your photos to sites like facebook and flick with a single menu option. It ...


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As far as I know, the best bet for Linux is Darktable. Workflow management with raw and JPEG editing all in one. Some teaser images from their screenshot site:


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ColorHug is the Best Answer Linux developer Richard Hughes has designed and sells an open source colorimeter called the ColorHug. If you are running Linux, and don't have other hardware available already, this is simple, cheap, and fast. (In fact, it's about 50× faster than the old GretagMacbeth I was using before.) The current price is £60 plus shipping ...


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GIMP and Photoshop aren't really designed for post-processing per-se. They're both excellent image editors. Ideally what you want to define is a workflow. A workflow goes something like this: Import photos from camera Tag, assign metadata and organize your photos "Process" raw images, using exposure, contrast, saturation etc controls If necessary, use ...


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You will Never Regret moving to Lightroom or Aperture I'm sorry that neither of these run on linux, (Aperture is mac only). However, I moved from Picasa to Lightroom about 18 months ago, and I haven't looked back. Now I can do so many things with such precision and ease that it's a whole new world! I rave about Lightroom to my friends whenever this ...


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If you are looking for something closer in spirit to Aperture or Lightroom, consider Darktable. Open source, all that. http://www.darktable.org/ Its not as polished as Aperture or Lightroom, but it works, and is free. It has an active development group, and it gets better all the time.


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The issue you're going to have is two-fold. The X10's EXR sensor is not something other cameras have, save for a couple of Fuji cameras. The EXR sensor can do a lot of things with the available pixels in the sensor and that is why their RAW files are a little odd compared to those of say the X-Pro1 or 100 which use the X-Trans sensors. You'll potentially ...


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In Linux I use Bibble, which is has some warts but which is the only serious option AFAICT. It's $99 for the Lite version and $199 for the Pro version, and you can download a free trial and check it out. The results look great. One reason you might be confused by Picasa is that the controls try to be "magic" and hide what is actually going on. In raw ...


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heads-up, this is not a complete answer; it might help you get to the solution though Your linux environment is perfect of Phil Harvey's ExifTool The stand alone tool might have a way to be scripted to do this. One dirty trick is to use timestamps and bracket bias data to collect images. There is a Perl library too. Also see webhdrtools which is based ...


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I would look into hacking a GoPro camera/camcorder to use a continuous power source. The GoPro is very well suited to harsh environments, and already comes with a housing that could be utilized. Further, it is very reasonably priced. If you are serious about low light ability, the newest Hero3 Black Edition claims 2x better low light ability then the ...


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Hugin and panotools can be used to make HDR images. Here is a nice tutorial from Edu Perez And here is a tutorial from the panotools wiki I can't answer the comparison part of your question because I have not made those comparisons.


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If you're not averse to a commercial product, you might want to have a look at Bibble Pro. I used it very regularly when Linux was my primary OS and I found it to be the best digital asset management package available for that platform. It supports cataloguing, non-destructive adjustments, layers and there is a long list of plug-ins that do some very cool ...


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I find that a combination of different software works best. I use: Geeqie for browsing thumbnails and previewing files. It has insanely rapid fast previewing of image files, including RAW, to quickly skip through see which ones are in focus/have other issues and delete them. It's also great at previewing all types of image files. Rawtherapee for all RAW ...


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UFRaw also provides a batch processing command - just open the first image, apply your settings, then save those with the option "Create ID File" set to "only". Then you can use ufraw-batch to apply the settings from this .ufraw file to your images.


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May I suggest RawStudio? It has support for batch operations of the type you're asking for, and has dramatically simplified my post-processing workflow over my old approach of ufraw + GIMP. If you're familiar with similar "workflow" products on other platforms, the UI should feel pretty comfortable.


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I prefer contrast/exposure blending to “real” HDR. It gives similar effect without sacrificing the natural look of the image. Use enfuse to run it from the command line. Hugin can run it too. digiKam has a plugin for exposure blending. See Exposure blending with digiKam.


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The answer is: yes — color management must be enabled in both places, and the profile must be loaded in each application. The system-wide profile does two things: Loads the Video LUT at login. This look-up-table includes color temperature and gamma correction, but that's it. (This is via gcm-apply) Provides a way (using colord, on modern systems) for ...


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The only one comparable which I have tried is Bibble Pro. The product has since been bought by Corel which now produces AfterShot Pro from the same technology. Overall, I found Bibble Pro to perform extremely well. They claimed 10X times faster than Lightroom and my measurements were close to that. The filtering and search was very intuivie and powerful ...


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So I've decided to do the following: I'm going to buy a used Nikon D40 kit with the 18-55 lens off of eBay for about $200. To power it I'm going to use a $9 Nikon EP-5 power supply connector and a 18W 12v to 9v buck converter I found for $4. For communications, I'm going to try a $7 10m USB 2.0 Active Extension / Repeater Cable. I'm going to modify a PVC ...


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The only option I can see, right now, is using gPhoto for this but since I primarily use Linux in a server role, I might be missing some. Anyways, there's a pretty good tutorial on using gPhoto this way available here: Linux.com and that might do the trick for you.


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DigiKam On Linux (and with some effort on Windows), you can organize your workflow with digiKam. It is an advanced photo organizer, with 16-bit color depth support, color profiles, its own RAW processor, lens correction tool and a simple editor suitable for many tasks. You can invoke external tools too (I still invoke Gimp and UFRaw sometimes, when I need ...


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How does one delete rejected photos from within Darktable Use 'Delete' button (Lightroom mode, right panel, 'Selected Image(s)' module): it "physically deletes" selected images from disk. It helps to display only previously rejected images by setting 'View' filter (Lightroom mode, top panel) to 'rejected only'. For faster use, you can associate a ...


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Decoding the ini file is possible, but translating them exactly into darkroom/shotwell edits is going to be problematic. The image manipulation algorithms are different. Your best bet is to export high quality JPEGs (or if you have a lot of disk space you can use TIFFs) and keep the RAWs as an archive. This is the approach I have taken as I moved from ...


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According to this documentation, "Bibble 5 Lite offers sRGB and ProPhotoRGB (the working space), while Bibble 5 Pro offers a broad selection of color profiles." It's under Additional Image Settings in the output settings for the queue.


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I use kphotoalbum which is a great piece of software. I keep my photos organized in it. It allows me to tag the photos in diffrent categories - be it people, places or events. My usual workflow with it is to import photos (which means just to copy them to the program's direcotory; I keep the photos in subdirectories named after dates of copying them from ...


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Ffmpeg will do it. If you have images img001.jpg, img002.jpg, img003.jpg, ... then on the command line do: ffmpeg -i img*.jpg output.mpeg There are more options given in ffmpeg --help or man pages, or the web. These allow control over the frame rate and the output format.


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If you have a Canon DSLR and are willing to install Magic Lantern then there is a great feature that solves this problem nicely. When you do bracketed shots through ML you can configure it to generate a small shell script that runs enfuse on the set of images. The script is written to the same directory as the pictures. I don't really use the scripts ...


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It looks like currently you can't just plug it in and have Shotwell work out-of-the-box, but if you don't mind a little work, you can mount the camera via "PTP" mode and then import the images from the filesystem. See this blog entry from someone who did this on FreeBSD; the Linux situation will be similar. Probably eventually the software will gain direct ...


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The Fuji X-E1 works with Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS) out of the box. The camera just needs to be connected via the provided USB-cable. Ubuntu will recognize the camera as PTP-camera, and open either Nautilus (file manager) or Shotwell (photo manager) at the user's choice. Both applications are pre-installed by default. I noticed however, that ...


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You can use VirtualBox (www.virtualbox.org), free software from Sun/Oracle, to create an MS Windows virtual machine that runs under Linux. Inside the virtual machine you can install and run the camera specific tethering software. I have used this method to run the MS Windows specific software for my Garmin Forerunner GPS watch and to control a large, high ...



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