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From the Community Vol. 1

September 3rd, 2016

Welcome to the first installment of From the Community, a (hopefully) quarterly blog post to highlight a few of the things our community members have been doing!

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HD Photo Slideshow with Blender

Because who doesn't love a challenge?

July 12th, 2016

While I was out at Texas Linux Fest this past weekend I got to watch a fun presentation from the one and only Brian Beck. He walked through an introduction to Blender, including an overview of creating his great The Lady in the Roses image that was a part of the 2015 Libre Calendar project.

Coincidentally, during my trip home community member @Fotonut asked about software to create an HD slideshow with images. The first answer that jumped into my mind was to consider using Blender (a very close second was OpenShot because I had just spent some time talking with Jon Thomas about it).

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Texas Linux Fest 2016

Everything's Bigger in Texas!

July 4th, 2016

While in London this past April I got a chance to hang out a bit with LWN.net editor and fellow countryman, Nathan Willis. (It sounds like the setup for a bad joke: “An Alabamian and Texan meet in a London pub…”). Which was awesome because even though we were both at LGM2014, we never got a chance to sit down and chat.

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Color Manipulation with the Colour Checker LUT Module

hanatos tinkering in darktable again...

June 29th, 2016

I was lucky to get to spend some time in London with the darktable crew. Being the wonderful nerds they are, they were constantly working on something while we were there. One of the things that Johannes was working on was the colour checker module for darktable.

Having recently acquired a Fuji camera, he was working on matching color styles from the built-in rendering on the camera. Here he presents some of the results of what he was working on.

This was originally published on the darktable blog, and is being republished here with permission. —Pat

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I’m Pat David.

I write tutorials about photography and workflows based on using Free and Open Source software.


I’m Pat David.

I write tutorials about photography and workflows based on using Free and Open Source software.

So What’s Coming?

I’ve been writing about high-quality photography workflows on my blog. However, I felt the community could use a good website dedicated to F/OSS photography that wasn’t just about me. (Well, mostly).

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We have all of these amazing projects creating fantastic software, and we could use a place to help everyone realize their full potential (theirs and the software).

Want to Know More?

I am working hard to get various parts of the site up and running (as well as writing and editing new content).

About Us

I finally got an About Page setup to give you a little more information about the site and who’s involved.

The Blog

I just got the basic framework for the blog posts set up. You can follow along the blog here to keep up with the site status.

I’ll be updating there as I build out more of the site. If you would like to contribute in any way, please feel free to reach out to me (I promise I don’t bite).


FOSS Projects

A list of various F/OSS projects related to photography and digital imaging.