Links 190-191

The links for the gap between #190 and #191. I accept suggestions under Even blatant plugging of your own stuff, if I like it. πŸ˜‰

The competition isn’t sleeping. And the sound will get better soon! Short and on the point – exactly where I suck. πŸ˜‰

A link to a German site (from Bremen! πŸ™‚ ) with more quick tutorials. Get more Drama into shots with sky in them in 3 minutes.

Monitors for Photography – A Primer from On Taking Pictures.

An academic paper about Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs. Looks interesting and is here also as a bookmark for me.

Darktable, the RAW converter and management program, has released a new version, 1.2. Cool stuff about camera specific noise and much much more! And they seem to get masks …..

Do you have a scanner, paper documents to process and run Linux? Then Konrad Voelkel has something for you:After having bought a new flatbed scanner, I re-investigated how to scan and OCR pdfs, how to produce DJVU files that are incredibly small and how to get metadata right. It turns out what I really ever wanted was to create PDF/A compliant documents (I just didn’t know what PDF/A was before). But let me explain the details after presenting you the quick solution. At the end, I have a shell script that scans directly to PDF/A.”

The Rule Of Thirds on Steroids – Alfred Eisenstaed’s compositional system in an analysis of some of his images and a Degas painting. I am not sure if this is over-analysed or not, but it’s an interesting read.

My income is in the top 1%! Where are you on the Global Rich List?

Not a lake. Look at the “beach” on the left side.

What are we taking photos of? A survey of questionable statistical value but from an interesting site for teachers. Perhaps Germans include more under “random stuff” than other people…..

GIMP is now a Professional Photo Editing Software, available in a bundle with Blender and much more for only GBP 2.89 or US $4.37. Whow. Or better not, it’s free on other sites.

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