Many people ask us how to convert their large RAW files to JPG files for uploading to dotPhoto. Others want to know about free photo editing tools.
Here is a collection of really excellent free editing and conversion software.
Converts many photo file types plus audio and video.
This sophisticated editing program also offers a powerful bulk conversion routine.
Open-source vector graphics editor that will output to SVG files
Open-source image retouching tool
Now available on Netflix is the story of a nature photographer who wanted to record the receding glaciers. It’s partly a technological tale, too, because he thought, when he started in 2008, that he would be able to buy time-lapse cameras off the shelf that would gather photos over several years. For anyone who has ever tried to implement a big project, Chasing Ice is heartbreaking on two levels: the first is when the team returns to find that the equipment didn’t work as expected. I won’t spoil too much of the movie, but, if you’re interested in the planet and love beautiful photos, see Chasing Ice. http://www.chasingice.com/
Using a free FTP app called FTP Sprite, you can easily send iPhone and Instagram photos from your iPhone to dotPhoto. Here’s how…
The nice thing about your own email system is that you have already established your own groups of family, co-workers, and other organizations. Now it’s easy to share your dotPhoto albums and pictures through your own email system. Here’s how: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/93155/folders/152747/articles/106274-how-can-i-share-dotphoto-albums-and-photos-with-my-own-email-
Facebook is a great place to share, but dotPhoto is an easy way to organize, print and backup your photos. Now we’ve made it easy to upload your photos to dotPhoto and share them to Facebook. Just click into any dotPhoto album and use the Facebook share icon in the upper right. Here’s a step-by-step FAQ: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/106273-how-can-i-share-my-dotphoto-photos-to-facebook-
dotPhoto now provides free shipping on orders over $25, which is a lower “free ship” point than most of our competitors who require a $30 purchase. We’ve also lowered prices on First Class, 2-Day and Overnight shipping by the entire amount of economy shipping, so your shipping costs are lower across the board. For complete info, see http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/104135-how-does-dotphoto-free-shipping-work-
Leibowitz notes that, as things move faster, we long for the stills. In beautiful and awful moments, we remember the remarkable images. There will always be room for great photographers who can capture those images. We might add that, as technology progresses, great photography becomes less about having a technological edge than having an “eye.” Equipment like Lytro can focus after the fact and cameras are capturing streams of images everywhere. The great photographers may eventually be those with a talent for picking the most remarkable images from the stream like a miner panning for gold.