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A Masashi Wakui look with GIMP

Aligning Images with Hugin

Highlight Bloom and Photoillustration Look

A Chiaroscuro Portrait

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Giving Thanks

For an awesome community!

November 22nd, 2016

Here in the U.S., we have a big holiday coming up this week: Thanksgiving. Serendipitously, this holiday also happens to fall when a few neat things are happening around the community, and what better time is there to recognize some folks and to give thanks of our own? No time like the present!

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João Almeida's darktable Presets

A gorgeous set of film emulation for darktable

November 14th, 2016

I realize that I’m a little late to this, but photographer João Almeida has created a wonderful set of film emulation presets for darktable that he uses in his own workflow for personal and commisioned work. Even more wonderful is that he has graciously released them for everyone to use.

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The Royal Photographic Society Journal

Who let us in here?

November 2nd, 2016

The Journal of the Photographic Society is the journal for one of oldest photographic societies in the world: the Royal Photographic Society. First published in 1853, the RPS Journal is the oldest photographic periodical in the world (just edging out the British Journal of Photography by about a year).

So you can imagine my doubt when confronted with an email about using some material from pixls.us for their latest issue…

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Arnold Newman Portraits

The beginnings of "Environmental Portraits"

October 28th, 2016

Anyone that has spent any time around me would realize that I’m particularly fond of portraits. From the wonderful works of Martin Schoeller to the sublime Dan Winters, I am simply fascinated by a well executed portrait. So I thought it would be fun to take a look at some selections from the “father” of environmental portraits - Arnold Newman.

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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.