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In the app Open Camera, you can now shoot log video! That's pretty cool.

"ƒ/8 and be there" == old-school "auto-exposure" mode to photographers. At least, I think so.

Come check out or share any fun tips you wish others knew when shooting photographs!

Come show off how you'd process this new "Bench under the apple tree" graciously provided by community member Boris Hajdukovic!

Grab the raw file here:

I just noticed that I've been a member at for *14 years* this October. Holy moly! That means I've been using @blender for something like 16 years now...

Here's a couple of recent renders of mine.

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I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

Celebrating 10 YEARS of Open Source image processing with the amazing @gmic_ip team! Congratulations to an awesome, awesome team on the milestone and so many years of great work!

G'MIC is an amazing image processing project with a plug-in for @GIMP that adds hundreds of new filters. Check them out!

I almost forgot, if anyone wanted the original tutorial I had written it up on PetaPixel about 7(!!) years ago:

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@patdavid lucky that they even offer you the opt-out and refund option...

For those that came on recently, I did an introduction here:

As a small side note, I'm a photographer too. I'll occasionally be dropping images in my timeline.
So here's my daughter when she was a baby that was so happy she literally bounced right out of bed...

It's the little thing that make me happy (ordering a new laptop...)

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Hire me as a consultant to improve your site’s performance*!

* I’ll tell you to remove your ridiculous third-party trackers, then shame you for invading your site visitors’ privacy. You’ll be embarrassed, but I’ll have shaved off 200+ requests, ~2mb, and cut load time in half.

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It's official. We've rebranded our creative agency @freehive to align with our and values. I think it's pretty cool and unique. A little explainer here:

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Interested in open-source software produced photography projects?

Check out the fantastic project by @patdavid


Also, please remember - if you helped with the translation let me know what name/link you'd like me to include at the end of the article for credit!

Translation Help

Howdy! Do I have any French-English speaking followers that wants to help translate the 10-year anniversary of G'MIC post for the creator, David Tschumperle? We are looking for a hand to publish the post for english-speaking audiences. If you can help, I've put the file on a (etherpad with markdown) here:

Just jump in and start translating!

Just updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and find weird "news" updates in my SSH motd. (Some folks are calling them ads...).

Here's how to stop it.

We have just done source code release of @GIMP 2.10.6 with vertical text, async layer preview rendering, new filters, usability improvements, bugfixes, and more changes. Builds for Windows and macOS are a work in progress, will be announced separately soon!

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

Well, a spate of new followers today, so another is probably in order.

Hi! I'm Pat David.

I'm a member of the @GIMP team, digital artist and photographer.

With some fellow nerds we founded the comunity as a home for high quality Free Software Photography. This includes many projects and awesome community members.

Glad to know you!

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