In case you missed it, the developer team has released a new main version of the DarkTable RAW converter, which is especially popular with Linux and Mac users. DarkTable is a virtual light and dark room for managing digital negatives (RAW files). The development of the image files is done by means of so-called sidecar files, allowing the pictures to be edited in a non-destructive manner.
There are only seven days left in 2016 signaling the start of another Project 365. As mention in my posting Getting ready for Project 365 (2017), my goal for this project is to concentrate only on Nature photography. Nature photography covers a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.
In last week’s article Getting ready for Project 365 (2017) I wrote:
One aspect I need to improve on is to learn more about what my lenses see.
I further wrote:
I will pick a topic for each of the 12 months, such as using a Street Lens (24-85 mm) or Normal Lens (50 mm) only.
In preparing for what to write about this week, I started to think, which lens should I start with?
2016 is almost over and is time to think about 2017. For me it means starting another Project 365! I did this in 2013 and 2015, doing it again in 2017 would make it every two years. I learned a lot during the last two projects, but there is still so much more to learn. There is nothing better then in my view then taking photos every day.
As mention before my main reason to switch to Linux was to escape from all the proprietary, controlled environments, services, tools and software that we all become depended on over decades of computing.
In the beginning OS X was open and fun, finally a *nix system with a usable applications and GUI! All that changed with the arrival of the iPhone and later iPad resulting in a closer coupling with iOS. Don’t get me wrong OS X is a still a solid operating system for those who enjoy Apple’s vision of the ideal desktop. It offers access to pro-level applications that many companies rely on. However, after 15+ years Apple’s Walled Garden is no longer the most practical operating system for my standards development and photography workflows.