Linux Tools for Serious Photographers

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Mon Aug 6 13:54:01 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-08-06 at 21:03 +0800, C. F. Howlett wrote:
> A little insight into the whole photo processing theme
> Linux Tools for Serious Photographers


I'm missing apps to scan photographic negatives, slides and photos on
paper. Dunno if this is possible with getting good quality results,
since all I've seen caused a bad quality. I suspect more old
photographers still need to handle those, but just a few perhaps do
cartography photos with digi cams.
Btw. I'm not a photographer, but I learned all kinds of arts and had to
learn photography too. I still own a 35mm camera and never bought a digi
cam. I can't pay professional photo laboratories, my photo laboratory
mouldered in cartons and there are no "averaged" payable photo
laboratories today that do a good job, at least I don't know them.
My former girlfriend is also not a photographer, but during her studying
she also had to learn it. She did use 35mm to shoot photos for large
posters, no medium format camera or larger format was needed. I suspect
that we got a quality loss for photography too. At least for audio I'm
missing my old analog equipment, but for audio digital stuff is less
expensive, while for photography it seems to be the other way round.

Am I mistaken, regarding to a lack of knowledge?
Is good quality digital photography payable?


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