This page links stuff I found useful/ interesting in programming, photography, and others.
The software listed here are mostly open source and/ or Linux compatible (I have used them in Debian/ SUSE). If there is a Windows version available, I have mentioned in brackets. These software are “free as in free beer and speech”; I have mentioned if otherwise. The basic dependencies for Linux are gcc and rpm support. Recent versions of some may also need Qt4 support.)
- The GIMP (*Win): The GNU Image Manipulation Program
- Picasa (*Win/ “free beer”): Google’s image editing software and image explorer
- Digikam (*Win/ “free beer”): KDE’s image editing software and image explorer
- UFRaw (*Win): A standalone as well as GIMP plugin for processing RAW images
- RAW Therapee (*Win): For processing RAW images
- EXIV2: GIMP plugin for handling EXIF data of an image
- GtkImageView: A library for real time preview of images when editing with UFRaw
- Luminance HDR(*Win): A set of algorithms for making HDR photos, with fully GUI-based controls.
- Hugin (*Win): Panorama Photo stitcher
The GIMP, Picasa (or) Digikam and UFRaw together can serve the need of any proprietary image editors that come with a camera, because more often than not, these proprietary software come with no port for Linux. For basic editing, Picasa (or) Digikam is sufficient. Digikam is preferable in Linux because it runs faster. It comes with extensive camera database and recognizes Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), so it makes adding a contemporary camera device to the PC pretty easy.
Useful calculators in photography
Moon data (helpful info on moonrise, moon phases, twilight etc)
Koppenburg, Captured Moments – Nikon D90 on Linux
Cambridge in Color (Technical stuff in digital photography)
- Avidemux (*Win): A WYSIWYG video edit software. Can be used to cut/ join videos and others.
- Scribus: Versatile desktop publishing application.
- SMPlayer: Front End for (and requires) Mplayer