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[Ubuntu] Converting CR2 to JPG

[Ubuntu] Converting CR2 to JPG

I’ve received about 300 images in CR2 (Canon raw image format) and wanted to convert it to jpg. Here is a solution working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Install ¬†libjpeg-turbo-progs, dcraw and ufraw. You can use ufraw for displaying and enhancing a single image. If you want to convert large number of files you can use following Perl script with dcraw tool: #!/usr/bin/perl     opendir (DIR, "."); @files= readdir(DIR); foreach $file (@files){ next unless $file =~ /([^\.]*)\.CR2$/; print "Converting $file\n";…

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Dropbox – a nice web drive

Dropbox – a nice web drive

I was encouraged to try Dropbox (a web based storage service) by a friend. Dropbox has following features: – 2 Gb of storage space – integration with Windows / Linux / MacOS / Android file managers – public files; shared directories between users If you register using referral link like this, we will both be granted with additional 250 Mb.

[Ubuntu] Gobby – collaborative text editor

[Ubuntu] Gobby – collaborative text editor

Recently I’ve came across Gobby. Gobby is a free collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms. There is a nice syntax highlightning and changes made by different users have different colors. http://gobby.0x539.de/trac/

[Ubuntu] Solutions to several Ubuntu 11.04 problems

[Ubuntu] Solutions to several Ubuntu 11.04 problems

1. When I use nautilus I’d like to type addresses by hand. In several Gnome themes this option is disabled. You can fix it: Launch gconf-editor Go to apps/nautilus/preferences Check always_use_location_entry 2. After updating Firestarter stops displaying information about blocked connections. In order to fix: Open /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf Uncomment there: #*.=info;*.=notice;*.=warn;\ # auth,authpriv.none;\ # cron,daemon.none;\ # mail,news.none -/var/log/messages Type sudo service rsyslog restart 3. In Gnome Unity some tray icons (like Firefox, QuickSynergy or Kadu) are not diplayed. Type: gsettings set…

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[Ubuntu] Lightning view panel disappears in Thunderbird

[Ubuntu] Lightning view panel disappears in Thunderbird

I’ve noticed a problem with Lightning view panel in Thunderbird. After each restart of Thunderbird it disappears and I must resize it using vertical line on the right. User Skip Head has solved this problem: hover your mouse pointer over the line, in the middle of line where the tiny dots are – your pointer will turn into a hand. Click on the dots and the today pane will jump out to regular size. Now it will stay the correct…

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