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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Review: Sony SAL 18-70 Standard Zoom Lens

This is the standard kit lens available with all the entry level Sony Alpha DSLR range cameras. This is an all purpose lens which gives good performance throughout it 18 to 70mm range. The increased range to 70mm (unlike most other manufacturers offering only 55mm), allows you to take good portrait shots...
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Review: Sony SAL 75-300 Telephoto Zoom Lens

This lens is a perfect compliment to the standard 18-70 lens that the Sony A300 comes kitted with. Since the 5mm difference is negligible, both the lenses together provide you with an amazing 18-300mm range, which is the equivalent of 27-450mm field with a 35mm. I have been using this lens for the last...
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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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Camera Shootout: Old Sony VS New Sony

Having migrated to a SLR camera, I have stopped using my Sony S80 point and shoot as much. In fact the last time that I used it was when I was writing a review of the Sony A300 that I bought in December 08. My S80 has served me well for the last 4 years, right up until December 25th 2008. I might still...
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Review: Sony DSLR Alpha 300K

*All images in this post link to larger more fun ones Around November last year, I had been on the lookout for a new camera for quite some time. I used to go to the local stores and keep drooling over the really nice DSLRs and carefully examine the point and shoots to see how closely they matched my...
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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: Sony DSC-S80

Features: The camera has 3x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, automatic and manual exposure control, 7 scene selection modes, 32 MB internal memory, Memory Stick slot, 2 inch LCD screen, JPEG picture capture, MPEG-1 movie capture, microphone, speaker and a built in flash with red eye reduction. Review: This...
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