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darktable – photography workflow application

February 28th, 2011 No comments

i just stumbled over this nice and free application.

http://darktable.sourceforge.net/about.shtml

a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

this project tries to fill the gap between the many excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as e.g. ufraw, rawstudio, f-spot, digikam, shotwell). The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. the main focus is on user interaction, both in terms of a smooth interface design as well as processing speed. high quality output is also one of our goals.

all editing is fully non-destructive and only operates on cached image buffers for display. the full image is only converted during export. raw image loading is done using libraw and rawspeed, high-dynamic range, and standard image formats such as jpeg are also supported. the core operates completely on floating point values, so darktable can not only be used for photography but also for scientifically acquired images or output of renderers (high dynamic range).

it is amazingly fast compared to other equivalent (but costly) tools like adobe lightroom, apple aperture or bibble labs.

it also has plugins that enhance the funcionality a lot. in my opinion it’s functionally equal to the highcost payware.

try it out!

switching leicht gemacht – hackintosh made easy

September 17th, 2009 No comments

Seit gestern gibt es ein Klicki-Bunti-Programm, das das Erstellen eines bootbaren USB-Sticks von OSX Snow Leopard sehr leicht macht. Damit kann man dann Snow Leopard auf jedem handelsüblichen PC installieren, vorausgesetzt die verbaute Hardware wird von OSX unterstützt.

Eine Anleitung gibt es bei Lifehacker.com

Switch!

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osx VNC server & client

January 25th, 2007 No comments

if u ever wanted to connect/control your mac at home or in the other room remotely then check this out.

server
Vine Server(OSXvnc) is a robust, full-featured VNC server for MacOS X. It allows any VNC client to remotely view or control the machine.

client
Chicken of the VNC is a VNC client for Mac OS X. A VNC client allows one to display and interact with a remote computer screen. In other words, you can use Chicken of the VNC to interact with a remote computer as though it’s right next to you.

it’s pretty easy to configure.

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djay – great free osx mixing software

August 28th, 2006 No comments

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djay is the groundbreaking new software for Mac OS X. It takes full advantage of Apple’s latest audio and graphics technologies, and runs natively on both Intel and PowerPC processors.
It supports all common file formats, such as mp3, aiff, wav, aac, caf.
With djay you can control and mix your whole digital music collection with two realistic virtual, interactive turntables and both record and transmit the audio in real-time over the Bonjour network to other connected djays.

I tested it only with the built-in soundcard of my ibook. For full djaying functionality you need a multiple-out soundcard. The interface is really nice. You can spin the records with the mouse for prelistening to find the right place in the song and also can set markers in songs. I only played little around with it yet. But that was really fun and intuitive !

check it out here

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