Darktable, an open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom

Software

I was talking with my pal Khürt Williams about some photo-renaming software and in between things he introduced me to DARKTABLE

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

It’s a multiplatform software, available for GNU/Linux, Windows and OS X and I will give it a look in the coming days, since I’m in the middle of exporting my images out of iPhoto and searching for an alternative.

ImageAlpha

Apple, Software

ImageAlpha greatly reduces file sizes of 24-bit PNG files (including alpha transparency) by applying lossy compression and conversion to a more efficient PNG8+alpha format. Such images are compatible with iOS, all browsers, and even degrade well in IE6.

When done, save the image ⌘⇧S. ImageOptim may be able to reduce file size even more AFTER using this tool.

Download: Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business

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Download: Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business

Download: Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business

Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 power user guide for business. This guide is more focused on a enterprise user and you can learn about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as updated File Explorer, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, Miracast support, and SkyDrive Pro.

via Microsoft-News.com

Simplicity Vector Icon Set

on the Web

Full set of 150 icons are designed to be simple and neat that can fit into every project. With this set, your project will be given a clean and prominent feel. They can be scaled to any custom sizes while the quality is still intact.

Stroke Vector Icon Set includes facebook, edit, book, star, people, add, youtube, close, pdf, car, video, play, google, save, news, help, ok, list, login, shopping cart, question, hand, mobile, chat, exit, flag, building, shop, work, tie, network, food, warning, link, apple, rss, pen, alert, skype and etc…
Sitepoint’ Simplicity Vector Icon Set

ReclaiMe – RAW file system recovery

Microsoft, Software

“RAW filesystem” issue typically occurs when the filesystem type information is missing or inconsistent between several system tables. Such an issue is often associated with external drives unplugged without “Safely removing” them first. The tables often get damaged during unsafe removal.

The “RAW filesystem” is generally recovered quite well. The typical scenario is to recover data from a device with a RAW filesystem, then format the device and copy the recovered data back to the device.

The most typical symptom of RAW filesystem is that Windows prompts “You need to format the disk before you can use it”

You can perform a RAW filesystem recovery using the free – as in beer – ReclaiMe file recovery software for the Microsoft Windows platform.

I’m performing a scan of such a damaged drive while writing this down. I’ll let you know how it goes!