Category Archives: photography

Two types of pngs

I recently learned that there are basically two different types of png images – indexed and truecolor. Most pngs you find on the internet are probably the truecolor type. The truecolor type uses an rgb format, so each pixel is represented by either 24 bits (8 bit channel depth * 3 channels), or 48 bits […]

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Reading iptc captions from jpegs with imagemagick

Rob and Spencer with zebras Once again I found myself needing to use imagemagick to do something, and was overwhelmed by the many options. After much fiddling around, I found out some options that worked for me. In this case, I wanted to extract iptc captions from images, so that I could then insert the […]

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Picasa 3 collages

thanksgiving collage I upgraded to Picasa 3 a couple weeks ago. I didn’t upgrade right away, because it took awhile for the linux version to come out. I can happily say that Picasa 3 works great under linux from my experience. It was easy to install (they had an rpm available), and it runs very […]

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Picasa, JAlbum, and null bytes

I have recently been trying to transition from Mac to Linux, with much success for the most part, but a few hiccups as well, as is to be expected. One of the important uses of the computer for me is photo editing and sharing, especially since we got our Canon Rebel XT last year, which […]

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