Photography

Interview with Pat David at Libre Graphics Meeting 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

I had the fun and privilege to interview the founder of Pixls.us.

Meet Seashore, free image editor for macOS with GIMP roots
by Alexandre Prokoudine

One of very few successful GIMP semi-forks is rising from the ashes again.

Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley
by Alexandre Prokoudine

There are many reasons one could wish for a simple general image editor on Linux. This is one of the least known options.

How to view reference images in GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A fellow darktable contributor asked about the washed-out effect he discovered in one of my pictures. Here is how I do it.

darktable 2.0 released with printing support
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of the digital photography workflow app arrives with color-managed printing

GIMP 2.9.2 released, how about features trivia?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The GIMP team made the first public release in the 2.9.x series. It's completely GEGL-based, has 16/32-bit per channel editing and new tools.

GIMP is 20 Years Old, What’s Next?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This week, GIMP celebrates its 20th anniversary

GEGL gets mipmaps, 71 new image processing operations
by Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP's new image processing engine got its first update in three years, and it's full of awesome

Introducing ArgyllPRO ColorMeter for Android
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Graeme Gill has just announced immediate availability of ArgyllPRO ColorMeter, a commercial Android app that allows using colorimeters and spectrophotometers directly via the USB on-the-go port.

GIMP gets advanced Exif, XMP, IPTC metadata support
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Built-in viewer for metadata is coming to GIMP 2.10

GIMP gets canvas rotation
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new feature is mostly useful for digital painting and drawing, as well as for preparing textures in CG

What free software projects will be sponsored by Google this summer?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Last night, Google started publishing the list of mentoring organizations accepted to the Summer of Code 2013 program

GIMP team revitalizes astrophotography tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In the eyes of astrophotographers GIMP has always been an underdog. Recent changes in the unstable version finally address this issue.

GIMP 2.8 released, next version to get high bit depth precision
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After 3.5 years of blood, sweat and tears the GIMP team announced the release of GIMP 2.8. But good things come in pairs.

Toy plug-in for GIMP simplifies creating tilt-shift fakes
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Type design is something that never lets you go once got a basic grasp of it. And studying how other people do it is an important part of getting there.

Washed-out and golden skintones effect in darktable
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A fellow darktable contributor asked about the washed-out effect he discovered in one of my pictures. Here is how I do it.

Create lens distorsion models with Hugin’s lens calibrator
by Alexandre Prokoudine

If your lens is missing in LensFun database, you can create it thanks to lens calibration app from newly released version of Hugin, a free panorama stitcher. Learn how to do it.

How to save and restore selections in GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Sometimes when you work on a complex project in GIMP, you carefully construct a very precise selection you might need later, so how do you save it?

Split toning with GIMP and darktable
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In this tutorial we'll explain what sepia actually is, and how this effect is best achieved in GIMP and darktable.

GIMP add-ons: types, installation, management
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This is the ultimate guide to installing and managing GIMP add-ons like brushes, plug-ins, scripts.

GNOME Color Manager 2.29.4 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Richard Hughes released new version of GNOME Color Manager — a bundle of color management tools for GNOME.

First stable version of Geeqie released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Vladimir Nadvornik et al. released the first stable version of an image viewer called Geeqie.

GNOME Color Manager 2.29.3 released with configuration of default color spaces
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A new version of GNOME Color Manager is out as usual on first Monday of a month.

GNOME Color Manager, preliminary review
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are doing an early review of GNOME Color Manager — a set of free tools to make color management in GNOME and Linux just work™.

First public version of GNOME Color Manager released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After a little over a month of work Richard Hughes released the first public version of GNOME Color Manager.

darktable 0.3 released with color management and more features
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of darktable, free/libre digital light table and Raw converter, is out.

UFRaw 0.16 gets multicore support and new tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of UFRaw is out with some major new features like 100% preview, hot pixel removal and more.

LibRaw 0.8.0 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new version now supports RAW files larger than 2GB.

What's new in GIMP 2.7.0 development release
by Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP team has just released the first unstable version in this development cycle with lots of exciting new features. Learn more about it.

RawTherapee 2.4 released, gets basic batch processing
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of RawTherapee is out with major new features like Exif/IPTC support, theme switching, and improved GUI layout.

Hugin 0.8 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new version gets interactive hardware accelerated panorama preview dialog and batch stitching.

LProf and the real world color management on Linux
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This interview with Hal V. Engel, lead developer of LProf, was taken back in December 2007. With introduction of GNOME Color Manager in late 2009 and dispcalGUI in 2008 is has mostly historical value.

darktable 0.2 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The photography workflow application got a new user interface for the library.

GEGL 0.1.0 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of GEGL, new GIMP's core, is out in the wild with mostly internal changes.