• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 208.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_attach_plugin_display_node_content::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views_attach/views_attach_plugin_display_node_content.inc on line 248.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /www/htdocs/w00b6fc7/drupal-6.15/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.

Photivo

Photivo: new Windows binaries

Hi folks,

Brother John made new Windows binaries available. Mostly a maintenance release, but you'll be finally able to use the cool integrated sliders which Sergey contributed to Photivo recently. Additionally German users finally get a more complete translation thanks to Matthias Vonken. Download and full changelog in the wiki.

greets mike

Photivo finally multi platform

Hi folks,

I'm very happy to announce that we finally have a Photivo Mac binary to offer thanks to the help of kwip. Additionally Brother John was so kind to prepare new Windows binaries. Read the changelog and get the binaries in the Photivo wiki.

Greets mike

New Photivo tutorial

Hi folks,

I finally wrote up some lines about infrared processing in Photivo. Interested? Have a look.

greets mike

Photivo: new Windows binaries

Hi folks,

it's been some time but finally we have a new binary release for you. Besides several UI enhancements Photivo finally got perspective and distorsion corrections as well as an 1:1 detail view.

Full changelog.

Have fun,

greets mike

Photivo: new binaries with improved crop tool

Hi folks,

it's been some time but here is the next binary release of Photivo. This time we have the long wished improved crop tool, which was done by Borther John, while I worked on two new filters and some minor improvements.

Have fun, greets mike.

Changelog:

Filters:

  • Two more layer modes for Toning and Gradual overlay.
  • New texture overlay tool (EyeCandy tab).
  • New Hue curve tool (Lab EyeCandy tab).
  • Speedup for rotation and blur.

Features:

  • Completely new Crop tool. Works a lot like Gimp’s crop tool, i.e. no more need to hold down the mouse button all the time.
  • Updated dcraw to version 9.06 (1.440).

Photivo: PPA with deb packages for Ubuntu

Hi folks,

just a short heads up, Dariusz Duma was so kind to provide a PPA with Photivo and all necessary packages. So, now it's very simple to use Photivo on Ubuntu. :-) Read more about it here.

Have fun,

greets mike

Photivo: batch mode and new binaries

Hi folks,

finally a long asked feature is working, the batch mode. Now you can apply the Photivo filter chain to a bunch of images (RAW and bitmap) with one call... As always, Brother John was so kind to provide binaries for our Windows users.

Have fun, greets mike.

 

Changelog:

Filters:

  • Updated rotate tool with buttons for 90° rotation and a drawing a horizon line that determines the needed rotation.
  • Some smaller fixes and tweaks.

 

Features:
  • Reworked batch mode. Save a jobfile then start Photivo from the console: photivo -j jobfilename.
  • Third stage for “lights out” mode when cropping (press Alt). The area outside the crop rectangle can now be completely black, dimmed or not dimmed at all.
  • Confirmation dialogs (e.g. when switching to 1:1 pipe) can be disabled in the settings.
  • Alt + 18 or Alt + mouse wheel to change processing tabs.
  • As usual a bunch of smaller fixes and tweaks.

 

Gimp to Photivo export and new binaries

Hi folks,

finally a long planned feature is available, Gimp to Photivo export. Now one can use Photivo as a 16-bit filter stage inside Gimp. A short explanation is here.

Furthermore we have new Windows binaries, as always kindly provided by Brother John.

greets mike

 

Changelog:

Filters

Fixes, tweaks and updates for:

  • pyramid denoise, line denoise and green equilibration (thanks to RawTherapee project)
  • white balance (thanks to ufraw project)
  • Cimg, gradual overlay and vignette

Features

Lots of fixes and tweaks

  • Gimp export button got a context menu.
  • New Reset filters button (incl. context menu)
  • Re-designed info tab
  • First attempts at online help
  • Portable mode on Windows for using Photivo on USB drives and stuff. When a file called use-portable-profile exists in Photivo’s program folder all user settings will be stored inside the program folder instead of the user application data folder. The file just has to exist. It can be completely empty.

Photivo: holiday binaries

Hi folks,

holidays are ahead and many people will have new cameras and free time to play with images. So here is our contribution, a new Photivo release; binaries as always kindly provided by Brother John. There are not much new things, I mainly worked on stabilizing and optimizing.

Have fun and happy holidays,

greets mike

 

Changelog:

Filters:

  • Image rotation now uses CImg algorithm.
  • Speed up optimization for local contrast stretch. It’s a lot faster now!

Features:

  • Added cosine interpolation for curves.
  • Setting the DPI value for the output file is now possible: Output tab, Output Parameters.
  • Various smaller fixes including but not limited to Mac OS X, the Linux installation procedure and opening of Canon SRAW files.

Check Pentax K5 sensor stain or dust with Photivo

Hi folks,

since I'm a Pentax user myself I'm following the latest discussions about faulty sensors in the Pentax K5 with interest. Many people are not sure how to reproduce and identify them, so here is a small tutorial using Photivo. You'll see virtually everything about your sensor, probably more than you'll like Wink

First you need a plain lit shot without detail. Just proceed as follows. Set your camera to Av (aperture priority) and choose aperture 8, lowest ISO setting and shoot in RAW. Assuming you have a white wall or ceiling point at it and take a shot, while slightly moving the camera (just to blur the small scale detail on your wall). In the end you should have a middle grey image with no obvious information (if the white balance is off it may have a color tint, but nothing more.)

Open that image in Photivo, and disable all filters besides RGB Brigthen (Reinhard) and Sigmoidal contrast on the output tab (you may check with 'A'). To get a cleaner result set the spot white balance with the button in the white balance tool box on the camera tab. Below in the demosaicing box you may enable the Badpixel reduction. Looking at your image, it may seem that not much happened, besides that it is now a middle grey...

The essential filter is the Local contrast stretch 1 on the Lab Color/Contrast tab. First dial down it's masking to 0. Leave Radius and Feather untouched and dial up opacity to 1. Any result? You'll see every small detail on your sensor, I attached the result of my Pentax K20 sensor before cleaning, you see the dust spots, and the columns of the pixels on the sensor. You also see the faulty left side of the Pentax K20 sensor.

greets mike