HDR Images with Qtpfsgui

I recently saw some examples of HDR (high Dynamic Range) images. The process involves combining images with different levels of exposure and then Tone Mapping them with particular software to get a resultant images that can be truly nice to look at. Monitors are generally not able to display the level...
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Review: Photo Batch Editing with Phatch

For those like me who need to work with a lot of images to upload onto blogs or their websites, a batch photo editor is a real boon. There are multiple options available and depending on your appetite for geeky-ness. The one that I use and find the easiest to use is Phatch (Photo Batch). This piece of...
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Review: Minty Freshness with Linux Mint

Ever since I installed Intrepid on the laptop, I felt that everything had slowed down. Maybe it was because it was an online upgrade and not a fresh install. There were also small glitches that kept bugging me. Things like unclean shut downs and startups and losing wifi connection every now and then. So,...
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Ubuntu 8.10 Review: Broke but fixed

I have been using Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) since the beginning of December. So, this is a short term review. Although, I don’t think much will change in the long term. I upgrade via the internet from 8.04. Considering the internet speeds in India, the download took about 6 hours to complete....
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Google Chrome for Linux

Does anybody know when the Linux version of Chrome is coming out? And do not tell me to go download Crossover Chromium (cause I already did). I am really waiting for Chrome to come out for Linux. I really want to see how Gnome will handle it. Will it look as polished? I have seen other ports of Windows...
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Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term

Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is expected in about a week here. I am definately going to upgrade have upgraded to it. albiet after about a week or so of the release, since I am pretty risk averse. So, I thought that this would be a good time to do a long term review of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) which I...
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My Ubuntu Experience

How did I start using Ubuntu? I had just bought a new laptop in February 08. I had also paid Rs. 4500 for Windows Vista Home Basic. I was not happy. After trying in vain to optimize the Vista installation for a whole month I was ready to go back to XP and put up my Genuine Vista DVD up for sale on eBay...
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