Bridging the XMP Gap with Digikam, RawTherapee, and Exiv2

I found one way around the situation involving a DNG going to RawTherapee and creating a JPEG image that’s missing the title and tags when read by Digikam’s Exiv2 library. It may not be perfect, or even the best way. But it’s one way around the issue that I was easily able to confirm with … Continue reading “Bridging the XMP Gap with Digikam, RawTherapee, and Exiv2”

Using Digikam from the Point of View of Lightroom User

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I’ve been into photography since I was five years old.  That’s when I got my first Kodak Instamatic camera and started shooting photos and creating photo albums.  I have about ten photo albums, with most of them coming from when I got to high school and could really … Continue reading “Using Digikam from the Point of View of Lightroom User”

Addendum to Yesterday’s Post About Leaving Lightroom

Two redeeming bits of news for RawTherapee (even though one of them means there’s still something to be solved before I can switch completely to this new bit of software). When updated to the latest RawTherapee (the version in Fedora 21’s official repositories is old), the issue with pink images disappears RawTherapee is indeed preserving … Continue reading “Addendum to Yesterday’s Post About Leaving Lightroom”

Thinking About Moving Away from Adobe Lightroom

Last Fall I started considering moving away from Lightroom after having used it for nearly a decade. Back then I was making use of the student price to actually be able to afford it. Competition from Apple Aperture and other programs caused it to eventually drop to $150 per version. But Adobe seemed to be … Continue reading “Thinking About Moving Away from Adobe Lightroom”

Year of the Linux Desktop? For Real this time!

I still really love using Linux, but I don’t follow the Linux press like I used to. I’ve settled into a comfortable zone where I only follow Fedora and KDE news since that’s what I use. But I followed it very closely for nearly 10 years. Every year there’d be multiple articles asking whether this … Continue reading “Year of the Linux Desktop? For Real this time!”

KDE 2013

Desktop – Mario/Super Mario: KDE 4: Blender Activity: Calendar Activity: Programming Activity: 30 Dec: 9 Feb: Video Editing Activity: 4 Dec: Video Games Activity:   4 Dec: Photography Activity: 4 Dec: Multimedia Activity: 30 Dec: 9 Feb: School Activity: 30 Dec: 4 Dec: Main Activity: 30 Dec: 25 May: 9 Feb: