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So last weekend I was out with my family for a walk around Munich, and we went by Sendlinger Tor Platz - I could not resist taking the picture below (right). The original one (left) is 45 years older... nothing seems to have changed much, here. Tramway...

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Reviewing some of the pictures, which I consider interesing for the project, I found some that are already damaged by time. As an example, here is a picture of Zaragoza, taken from a tower of the EL Pilar cathedral. It shows, next to the closest tower,...

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As it should be expected, among the slides collection from my uncle I am finding a lot of images of Zaragoza (my birth town) and some other places in Aragón, such as the ski facility in Candanchú (Huesca). In this case, images don't have a date, but if...

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I made a first selection from the half a dozen scanned boxes I did so far. You may see them in my "professional" Facebook page. Here is a sample: As I commented in the previous post, it shows a recognizable building, together with people from that time...

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As I anounced in my previous post, I just bought a new film scanner. Now, I will tell you some more about my plans... I have in my locker room a collection (several thousands...) of colour slides from my uncle. Some of these slides are maybe 45 years...

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So I did it. Last week, I bought a new film scanner, a Rollei 290 HD. You can see the promotional picture here: Yes, you may know that I already have a film scanner from Plustek. Most likely, image quality is better (at least, if you do not consider colour...

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During the last months, I did not spend much time in posting on photography in this blog. I have been reviewing the most visited contents and, surprisingly, they are still the photography ones. So I decided to anounce that I am currently working on a...

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As a first example of film processing simulation, I introduce the cross-processing. In itself, this is NOT a film simulation, but the simulation of a "wrong" chemical process applied - which was quite popular back in the 80's... Left: Original image;...

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My previous post showed a nice way to produce B&W film "look" applied to our colour images. Now, how can we simulate colour film effect? read on here... ________________________ Are you interested in curves and levels? In that case, don't miss my book...

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Well, as it seems I can see the light at the end of the tunnel... I will be able to finish my course on time. So I am already planning how to continue here with new articles. First two ones will be somehow "hard", on chemical film simulation with curves...

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A new trick for today: You do not need to download an image in order to edit it in GIMP... In version 2.8, you have a direct command to open an online picture: From the "File" menu, select "Open Location..." The only conditions are that the link must...

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Today, I will describe a nice feature that you may find in GIMP 2.8: combined image opening. In the "File" Menu, you can find a new command, "Open as Layers..." (Shortcut Ctrl + Alt + O), right below the old "Open..." one. In this case, a dialog window...

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Well, I found a new thing that will need update in the ongoing revision of my book: Files handling by GIMP. In my book, I indicated that the GIMP-proprietary format XCF (from eXperimental Computer Facility) was not really a great success until version...

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A very interesting option, already present in previous versions of GIMP, is the creation of cloud patterns to fill-in burned skies - typical effect when taking a picture of a dark landscape on a cloudy day. In previous versions of GIMP, this filter was...

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Now you can already download GIMP 2.8.2 multi-lungual installer as a portable application, from the webpage PortableApps.com. A direct link to this application is as follows: http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable So you can use...

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On Oct. 10th I had my 40th birthday... wow. Time is running fast, now. I am facing some big changes ahead (you will know about this soon), and I decided to take a look back. And here is what I could find in a magazine from Oct. 1972: You can see that...

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Finally it happened. A development group, also collaborating in the application development, has launched a magazine on GIMP. So far, it is only in Englilsh and in electronic format, and it can be found in the following link: http://gimpmagazine.org/issue1/...

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A couple of weekends ago I was presenting a short session on photography at the "Centre Cívic La Fusta" in Valls, where I currently live, as an activity of its "Banc del Temps" (Time bank, an interchange program). I was presenting the basic function and...

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A few days ago, I was looking for sample pictures for a chat on photography that I will be holding in a cultural centre in Valls (Tarragona), where I live now. Diving in pictures from a few years ago, I came accross a forgotten one: a fountain placed...

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