AlignBat.sh : our first step to a fully automated script

When the engine is running I can’t stop 🙂 So why not make fun and make the previous script a little bit more automated. Here’s the script to do so: Complete in the style of my first Windows Batch files, a script with one “variable”. When the script is run,…

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Aligning Images – another simple Linux script

Following the previous article about making a simple script in Linux for Enfuse, you probably would like to align images to, because Enfuse is not only for blending images, but also for merging images with different depth of field – or stacking. To do this,you need a command line program…

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Fusion with Enfuse – making a simple batch script for Linux

Altough recently published, my article about photography software for Linux was started 2 – 3 weeks ago. One of the writings was about Exposure Blending, a Kipi plugin that failed to work in my Xubuntu. Because blending images is something I often do, I needed a solution soon. Before on…

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Photography Workflow on Linux – Software

Coming from Windows, Linux software installation is a bit disappointing. Let’s take RawTherpee for example, in Windows choose 32 or 64 bit, choose (any) version, download – double click and install by RT build in installer – nothing to it. And then i didn’t even mention the fact that it’s…

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Photography Workflow on Linux – Which distro ?

Lot has changed since my article “Goodbye Bill” from 14 februari. I had my Dell Studio 1749 portable computer reinstalled from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. Although Ubuntu was reasonably fast, getting busy developing pictures with Rawtherapee, Gimp and other photography tools, slowed down the computer hard. Running a tool…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras – Part II

Starting at the point where I wrote this : “FTF or Register is the distance between/from flange to film, or mount to film, and thus also flange/mount to sensor. This distance ensures that the focus of the lens falls on the right place. Otherwise told, you can assume that a…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras

I like working with film, but probably the thing that attracts me the most in analog photography, is working with beautiful made, late war ( WW II ) and cold war cameras and lenses. Don’t get me wrong, pre-war cameras and lenses are also beautiful to look at, but for…

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Berlin optics and Soviet camera equipment

The reason why i published two repair guides for vintage M42 lenses, is because i am going to write a series of articles about vintage DDR and Soviet lenses, cameras and other accessories. Repairing is something you will eventually will encounter, using vintage photographic equipment, and because there’s a lot…

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How to Strip and Clean a 29mm Pentacon M42 Lens (with Pictures)

Another repair guide for a Pentacon 29mm M42, which is actually a Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestegon 29mm f/2.8. thanks to http://www.wikihow.com/   Source: How to Strip and Clean a 29mm Pentacon M42 Lens (with Pictures)

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