Open Source Photo/Image Mgmt – Riley Brandt Photography

First in a series of monthly posts about FOSS (free and open source software) photography management.   Currently, there are “at least” four  dozen FOSS apps for managing & editing photo content.

Many of these apps run in all major OS platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux and even the BSD’s).   Additionally, most of these apps were developed in the “Nix” environment where the focus is on “small & fast programs” that do just a few things “really well” . . . (although a couple are quite large & complex (aka Gimp, RawTherapee & Darktable)).

Note for movies, engineering or CAD, other graphical programs are available that will not be covered in these posts.

Hope you enjoy the variety of FOSS options.

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Neofetch – Hardware Summarizer Tool . .

My Neofetch profile below for System 76 Galago Laptop:

Among the changes on offer in Neofetch 2.0:

  • Improved ASCII art handling, including default OS fallback when distro not detected
  • ASCII colour tweaks for select distros, including Arch
  • Support for HyperTerm
  • GPU info is cached until reboot
  • Dedicated GPU preferred over integrated
  • ‘Now Playing’ support for select music players
  • Wallpaper detection on Cinnamon desktops
  • Improved documentation & wiki

In addition to Linux, Windows, macOS, and Android (and a bunch of other operating systems) Neofetch 2.0 is able to run on GNU Hurd, Haiku and iOS on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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Office Depot PC Repairs . . Caveat Emptor!

A few days ago, I bought a couple items at Office Depot . . . for the first time ever, at the check-out area there were two employees handing out flyers and (softly) promoting their PC Repair Service.   Ironically, I read this article today online, and thought I’d share here:

Office Dep. Repair Svc

Rambox – Free X Platform Messaging & Services

Rambox is a Windows, MacOS & Linux messaging & services app that does it all – check it out on the link provided on next page . . (very nice tool!).   If you do just 2 or 3 of these apps or services, it can simplify using your PC.   (not available for phone or tablet yet . . )

In other words . . Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window.



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