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by Lars Kotthoff

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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


May
16
comment How to get back from a print to an image file
Appears to be exactly what I need. I will have a look at it asap and probably accept this answer. Thanks.
May
15
asked How to get back from a print to an image file
Oct
8
comment What does the expression “V+F” (or “V&F”) mean on a photography web site?
Great photos. If you made them a little larger, they'd make great screen wallpaper too (meant as a compliment).
Aug
22
comment How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?
I appreciate that. However, composition of the image is a separate question that might not even fit in this forum. I wear reading glasses and I'm careful about using appropriate backgrounds to make things easier to read. The idea of the lion facing the menu is cool though.
Aug
21
accepted How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?
Aug
13
comment Compositing portrait adult/child
Wouldn't this be better titled "Composing ..." rather than"Compositing ..."? I understand compositing as putting two or more pictures together in post-processing.
Jun
12
comment How do I choose a title for a photograph?
If you happen to use Linux, KPhotoAlbum is great for tagging lots of pictures efficiently and then finding them later.
Jun
12
comment How do I choose a title for a photograph?
+1 for "untitled"
Apr
9
comment I just saw my children in a photograph on the wall of a chain restaurant. What rights do I have to protect their image?
Given what other posters say the US laws are (IANAL), we shouldn't be "afraid" to take pictures of people in public, but, as situations like this highlight, it's important to be sensitive to the people (especially children) whom we photograph, especially if the pictures will later be displayed in public places.
Jan
30
comment If I swallowed my SD Card would it be readable when it emerged?
I would not risk swallowing an SD card. Aside from choking, there's a possibility that it could become lodged in your intestinal tract or even perforate it. Lodging would necessitate surgery to remove it. A perforation could cause internal bleeding or death from sepsis. A microSD would be a lot safer (just because it's so much smaller) and wrapping it securely in plastic wrap might also make it less sharp and a bit less likely to get stuck. If you made a plastic/rubber "vitamin pill" to insert it into, that might make it a lot safer and disguise it a bit too.
Jan
30
comment Which laptop has the best display for photographic processing?
I have heard that Apple Retina displays are very good with color accuracy, but I have not used one.
Jun
21
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Jun
21
comment Canon 60D with SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Class 10 = Card Error
I don't do macs, so I don't know the details. What you want is a long format (not quick format), preferably with no other options. If you have another card that works in your camera, see if it's fat32, or whatever exfat is and then use that to format the card in question. MBR is master boot record which "theoretically" shouldn't bother anything, but why open the door to problems if you don't have to.
Jun
19
comment Canon 60D with SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Class 10 = Card Error
Why would you put any mbr on a memory card for a camera? That's only used if you want to boot from the card. Fast format usually just sets everything as erased, but leaves it there. Long format gets rid of old content. But neither of these should affect the camera's ability to read your card.
May
23
answered How do I use a 6x4 grid in the viewfinder?
Apr
27
comment Lightroom plugin development — is it worth it?
@Francesco - I'm sure you're right, but you probably need a lot more programming skills and a knowledge of the LightRoom API (or whatever they call the interface for macro writers) to go that route. Although a fair number of people do multiboot or use vms, most people probably stick to one OS and there are similar macro processors for Linux, Windows, and OSX. The hard part is getting the sequence of actions right. For most simple things, recoding from one macro processor to another is not very difficult.
Apr
26
answered Lightroom plugin development — is it worth it?
Apr
26
answered What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers?
Mar
6
comment How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?
The diagram is very helpful. I guess I'll just have to eyeball it when I'm shooting - unless my camera has a CHDK type option to make it easier.
Mar
6
comment How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?
@Paolo Thanks. I already found one of those and am working with it.