Open Source

GIMP Book

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a new book from designer and photographer Klaus Goelker, which teaches photographers how to leverage the open source GIMP 2.8, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, as an alternative to Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $23.11 on Amazon.com.

It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $16.95 here on Amazon.

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Samsung NX2000

Samsung has released the source code for its NX2000 and NX300 cameras as open source. Along with the open source release, Samsung is also providing build instructions for each camera.

Samsung Open Source Code

You can find the open source downloads here on Samsung’s website.

See the NX2000 build instructions below. [click to continue…]

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Novacut

The Novacut open source video editing platform is currently in development and looks like it could be quite the special video editing application.  Initially, Novacut is geared to exclusive compatibility with Canon HDSLRs; however, the Novacut team expects supported formats to grow quickly.

The most ambitious part of the Novacut product is the cloud editing possibilities.  Novacut is designed to allow multiple users work with the same project at the same time. [click to continue…]

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