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Preserving Image Meta-data

It’s a no-brainer to add descriptions and set dates within the image itself when you’re archiving old family photo scans. Luckily I did a quick experiment with saving meta-data into a TIF image. I opened the TIF in Gwenview, the default KDE image viewer,...

Blackened Areas in showFoto, and digiKam

In working on some of my family history scans last week, I had some very large TIF files that had been scanned in grayscale. Opening them in showFoto and digiKam showed large, pixelated patches of black. At first I thought it was a scanning error, but I quickly found...

Working Heterogenously

Every time I start consolidating on a single platform, something happens that completely throws that into disarray. With Ubuntu and other flavors of Linux, I would inevitably hit a point trying to use just that platform where something couldn’t be done well or...

Pick The Question You’re Trying to Answer

Yesterday I heard an interesting podcast from the UK National Archives by Dr. Kathleen Chater on ‘Researching Untold Histories’. As I listened I was struck by her statement on zeroing in on your topic, which applies to doing genealogy, writing books,...