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Confessions of an amateur photographer

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After many years of doing photography as an amateur, I came to a few simple and rather trivial realizations. Focusing on the flaws of your camera is just an excuse to buy new hardware. Re-reading reviews of your current camera is the best remedy for that. The awesome features that made you buy the camera and overlook its shortcomings are still there. Practically any current DSLR and mirrorless…

Konbini: KDE's little photo helper

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If you happen to use KDE as your preferred graphical desktop, Konbini might be right up your alley. It adds several useful image manipulation actions to the Dolphin file manager as well as installs and configures a handful of photography-related tools. The supplied installer does the donkey job of fetching and installing the required pieces. It also adds the dedicated Konbini item to the…

Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

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Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It's time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or MySQL) database back end. This allows you to access your photo library from any machine on the same network as well as keep your photo library safe thanks to the fact that storage on most…