Well I am sure that many of you have been waiting for me to publish the photography Linux switch from windows. Today I was thinking a lot about that process and everything but I remember thinking about doing a Open Source Photo print Editions for sale. What I have in mind is creating fine art prints and sell them from my web page, www.birgir.org, and only use open source programs. Unfortunately I can’t use open source raw converters since they do justice to the Sigma SD14 raw files. So they will be processed with the Sigma Photo pro Converter that comes with the Sigma cameras. From there we are only talking about Gimp but for printing I might send the photos to be printed at a Fuji lab to get the paper endurance. These prints will be marked as Open Source prints and all profit will be donated to Open Source programs to secure the future development. This way people can buy fine art prints from me and support open source programs. I suppose I would donated the profit to Gimp, Scribus, Raw studio and maybe a few other. Maybe you have some idea? If so put it in a comment or send me an e-mail.
But on another note I am going to write Sigma an open letter hoping they will make there Sigma Raw converter available for Linux. I mean how hard can it be creating a pipeline for Unix systems? They just have to decide to do it and that’s it. Making the Sigma Raw converter available for a Unique OS like linux is fitting for a unique camera like the Sigma foveon chip and, I hope, increase sale. Let’s hope
But just to end this I have been listening to Digital Memories by Lukhash and you can download all his album for free (and make a donation if you like what you hear). It is well worth cheacking out.