Exposure Blending in GIMP

Exposure blending is a good starting step to create realistic and also not so realistic HDR images. Getting an image that has an enhanced dynamic range has also given me better tone mapping results. Having spoken about using the Advanced Tone Mapping plugin for GIMP in another article, I figured that...
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Tone Mapping in GIMP

Ever since I read about manipulating images to display them as HDR images, I have been playing around with various tools available for the Linux and Windows platforms. It was quite difficult to find a free tool for Windows for this purpose and I finally used a trial version of Photomatix (a very well...
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Granular Linux

Granular has been my first successful tryst with KDE and E17. I have never been a fan of KDE and really didn’t like it this time either. Enlightenment is a different story altogether. It is slick and light and just so different that you actually feel that you are using a different OS. Although...
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Linux Mint 7 Changes, Feels the Same

I downloaded 3 flavours of Linux a couple of days ago. I was looking for revamping my Linux box to look as cool as possible, and I was also looking to upgrade my current Mint 6 distribution to Mint 7, as I had only heard good things about it. I have been using Mint 7 since yesterday after experimenting...
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Good OS is a Good Boy: Needs to Grow up

Good OS’s gOS 3.1 is based on Ubuntu and uses Gnome as the primary desktop. Their main claim to fame is the liberal use of Google Gadgets in their distribution. They also claim to be the most easy to use distro out there. However, this may be a bit of an exaggeration considering my experience....
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Elive Gem: Disappointing Luxury

Elive was the distribution I was most looking forward to using for many reasons. The screen-shots and video on their website looked awesome. The distro uses Enlightenment 17 (E17) as it main desktop. Did I mention that it looked really awesome! I didn’t even mind that you had to make a compulsory...
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Would the Best Looking Linux Distro Please Stand Up!

I have been a regular user of various distributions of Linux over the last 3 or so years and on and off before that too. Having started with Linux more from a novelty point of view, I very soon realized that I could actually get my work done pretty easily on Linux and also not have to worry about a lot...
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Flickr Tools for Linux

Having decided to start using Flickr more extensively for sharing and managing my growing photo collection, it is extremely inconvenient to use the built in flickr on site uploader. It is really slow and doesn’t get things done the way I would like. So, I spent some time exploring webspace to find...
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TweetDeck Beta for Linux: Screengrab Tour

TweetDeck is a well known and much loved desktop application used for managing your Twitter and recently your, Facebook accounts. TweetDeck is an Adobe Air application and requires that you have Adobe Air already installed. The linux version of TweetDeck does not allow for integration with Facebook but...
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Using your LCD/Plasma TV with your Linux Box

It can be a little frustrating using the built in tool in Linux Mint/Ubuntu to try and connect to and use the display of your your LCD/Plasma TV. This is a step-by-step guide to using the Nvidia Settings Manager to use your LCD/Plasma with Linux Mint/Ubuntu. Having tried all the interfaces available...
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