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Re: Photo management

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 04:33:20PM +0200, Bob van der Kamp wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> > It just wouldn't be fast enough. Do you want to wait seconds for an
> > image to zoom in?
> I don't need to zoom in on a picture to appreciate it. But it
> depends.... I like how the Flickr found the " ideal" combination of
> "zoom factors" in the all sizes button. It is a feature I miss in
> Picassa though. This is also why I think RAW is very overestimated. I
> shoot only JPG.

Working with RAW requires decent tools on fastish hardware. I'm not sure
what you mean about zooming; digikam for example can zoom RAW without
trouble. Many RAW formats include an embedded JPEG too for thumbnailing
etc. I suspect digikam is using those for some operations at least.

> I agree on Flickr. I am an addict of this place .../bvdkamp, but I
> think 14GB ia a lot of data for one holiday. Or did you go for a long
> time? I think 14 GB is far too much for one holiday. I tend to try to

That's about 1000 photos over 3 weeks. About 10Mb RAW + 4Mb JPEG per
photo. Yes it's a lot of data to deal with, but disk space is cheap. I
have a portable photo storage unit which I upgraded to a 120Gb hard

> to do with the fact that I shoot JPG. Futhermore I think you
> underestimate your camera. I think you can select the pictures you
> really want to look at in the future on your camera just after you
> shot them. The zooming of cameras is in my opinion fast enough.

I find it too difficult to adequately review photos on the 1.8" screen
of my EOS 350D. It might be more feasible on the new models with 2.5"
and 3" screens.

> > I'm use digikam within GNOME and quite liking it. I would prefer a
> > native app though and I'm developing a decent wishlist.
> The thing is with native apps is they tend to "die" on maintenance.

Not sure what you mean?

> :o) Another nice reason to select on your camera and take more time
> per picture to shoot it.

That's not always possible. My last holiday meant taking a lot of street
scene photos often with no time to prepare and no chance to take more
than one frame.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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