Free/Open Source Photography
Image previews now available for some categories
I’ve been a member of the community over at blenderartists.org (previously elysiun) for a long time (it’ll be 15 years this October according to my profile there). So it was nice to see when they finally transitioned to using Discourse a little while back.
Help support an awesome team!
For years the incredible team over at G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic for Image Computing) have been producing an incredible image processing system and many awesome filters to go along with it. They’ve got an very active and awesome community right here on their forums and they’ve been producing all manner of neat processing filters for photographers, digital artists, and scientists.
Due to the project being under the auspices of a French Research Lab, the GREYC laboratory in Caen, France, they were limited in being able to accept any donations.
To avoid burying the lede, go and make a donation to the fabulous folks of the G’MIC project: https://libreart.info/en/projects/gmic.
It’s that time of year again: Libre Graphics Meeting 2019 is fast approaching!
This year the meeting will be May 29 to June 2 in Saarbrücken, Germany. This is extra exciting because Saarbrücken is centrally located enough that we should have a nice representation from projects and community members. Members of both RawTherapee and darktable live nearby and will be in attendance (along with others from those projects and many others).
A little less tracking for the new year
Over on my personal website I decided to stop using third party trackers and assets to keep from exposing visitors to unintended tracking. Third party assets expose a user to being tracked and analyzed by those third (or fourth, or more) parties and honestly this is something the web could use a little (lot) less of. I loved having stats early on when we started this crazy idea for a community and as I mentioned on my blog post, it’s a Faustian bargain to get stats at the expense of allowing Google to track what all the users of the site are doing. No thanks.