I was looking for one of my photos. Thanks to my tags and descriptions I found the photo within seconds. I have a big backlog, but such metadata is so good to have, including to know what is on the photo - memory fade over time. I use

Today is my pod show "Getting started with the digiKam photo management software" aired on Hacker Public Radio.

I hope it can be useful for someone!

I also recommend you to subscribe to HPR for shows in many interesting topics.

hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr4 @hpr

Show your photo on the digiKam splash screen for all its users! If your contribution is selected, of course. digikam.org/news/2024-03-20-sp

The new release of digiKam is out!

The great photo management software I use. Free and open software available for Windows, macOS and Linux.


Today is my first pod episode for Hacker Public Radio aired!

It is about how I migrated to digiKam software for my photo catalog, from Photoshop Elements or Lightroom. Episode hpr4071.



En fotobetraktelse. Det är samma bild som jag delade för en vecka sedan, men nu ihop med text. En bild med 19 år på nacken. hemrin.com/ord-words/vid-borns

GNU Image Manipulation Program.
(GNU stands for “GNU's Not Unix.”)
Free and open software.
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I am very satisfied that I last year changed to digiKam to manage my photos.

Not only that it is a free and open source software (donations are welcome from us users) and available on "all" platforms (Linux, Windows and macOS). It is also a very competent software!

Photos taken with mobile phone cameras running on /e/OS operating system. Join the contest or just browse the photos in the thread! Link to the currently latest submitted photo. community.e.foundation/t/a-sum #/e/OS

Summer holiday photo contest for photos taken with /e/OS mobile phones is ongoing! Here is my contribution (more may come). See all in the contest in same thread. #/e/os community.e.foundation/t/a-sum

Now I've updated to the latest 8.1 release of digiKam. I will look more into my settings related to new features compared to 7.9 (I never upgraded to 8.0), and generally learn more about the new features. I am so impressed of this free and open software! digikam.org/

Pixelfed versus Vero for photography? I don't use any of them, only learned today Vero exist. As far as I can see, Vero does not communicate with Fediverse, nor opensource. But I have no idea about differences in use case, performance etc etc. Anyone who can enlighten me?

I have started to use to calibrate my monitor. It seems to be very competent, far more compentent than I am on the calibration topic. But I think manage to use it. I use it with my Spyder 5 colorimeter. I have noticed a few issues which I think are related to that I have installed DisplayCAL in form of a on , a container method to install software, it should need some more openings (sw permissions) than default. Recommended sw! displaycal.net/

It's still long time until winter is over, but we are getting there; spring will arrive!
Garden photo taken a few springs ago.

Photo details: hemrin.com/ord-words/307-inte-
Photographer: Henrik Hemrin

Of unknown reason, I waited a month to upgrade my software to the new 7.9.0 release. I am still happy I moved over to digiKam, primarily as photo catalog manager, but I can also use it for editing etcetera. I intend to use eg and in addition, maybe more (now also ). (my migration in Swedish: hemrin.com/business-blog/365-b) The latest release: digikam.org/news/2022-12-05-7.

I recommend the PIXLS website for anyone who shot photos. It includes a list of free and open software for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux. Of course not exhaustive, but a good start. I use several of the listed softwares. pixls.us/

On the happy side: Birds IRL eating an ordinary day. A I shot a couple of days ago through a window, hence not so clear and sharp. Anyway, best effort, developed with .
As alternative to all talk about a non-IRL bird.
On the sad side:
- We must improve regarding the . What must I do better in my life?
- The war by in . So terrible and idiotic etc. Several other ongoing wars not to be forgotten.
- Too much more for one toot.

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