Apr
5
2014

Review: Michael Freeman’s Photo School: Digital Editing. by Michael Freeman, Steven Luck

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Digital Editing. by Michael Freeman, Steven Luck
Michael Freeman’s Photo School: Digital Editing. by Michael Freeman, Steven Luck by Michael Freeman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent introduction for novice photographers in the world of post processing . It gives you a generic overview , rather than concentrating in tool specific details. I was looking for a book which would describe concepts rather than describing steps for a particular software . I just wish , he should have mentioned gimp :)



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Apr
5
2014
C++ // Coding // Misc // Tech

Strange issue in gcc windows

Last week I came across a strange situation in gcc for windows. I have written some c++ codes in linux where some of the function bodies i kept in header files only.

like this

class temp

{

string m;

public:

void setm(string param){ m = param;}

string getm(){ return m;}

}

 

This is working fine when compiled and used in linux. But when I use same gcc version in windos 64 , it compiles but crashes at run time as it couldn’t locate function bodies. Will look into this farther .

Feb
3
2014

imraw

 

imraw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a small utility to convert raw files to jpeg. I have been searching for some tool which can quickly transform raw file to jpeg quickly.  As a photographer i needed something like this for sending picture or sharing immediately.

Technology :  C++ ,qt,magick++

Features :

  1. drag and drop support.
  2. Options to specify specify jpeg compression, output name  and jpeg compression ratio.
  3. One click conversion to high quality jpeg.

Drawbacks :

  1.     Plenty :)  .  I just spent half day on this  and most of it is spent on learning and compiling imagemagick . Presently it is in pre alpha stage , you are welcome to modify it. Most things are in place , just a bit debugging is required.

Download Link :   https://github.com/rwik/imraw

Feb
3
2014
C++ // Misc // Tech

Commit to Github

Here are simple steps (only commands) to install ,setup a repo and commit to github . I assume that you are having root access(These instructions are from linux only. ) and a github account .

  1. Go to the folder containing code , which you want to commit.
  2.  sudo apt-get install git   # install git
  3. Next step is to setup github with your detailsmonai@monai:~/imraw$ git config –global user.name “Your name”
    $ git config –global user.email ” your mail “
    $ git config –global credential.helper cache   # to remember password
  4. Next step is to add files to repo
    git add *
  5. Now we are ready to commmit changes
    git commit *
  6. In case you get any fatal error regarding creation of index.lock , userm -f ./.git/index.lock
  7. Now we are ready to push our changes to github.com
    $ git remote add origin https://github.com/yourname/projectname.git
    $ git push origin master
  8. That’s it. Remember you can always use force , in case you encounter some error and you know the system is wrong :)
Jan
31
2014

Review: Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills

Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills
Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills by Harald Mante

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Absolutely no inspiration at all . It is more like viewing someone’s personal photo book. I expected some discussions on choosing themes and artistry tips. But I found some sets of pictures , most of them looks highly amateurish. Won’t recommend this to anyone .



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