The Photo workflow for Linux is always going to be different than Windows or Mac. But many of the basic and complex techniques are there. I’ve never owned a copy of Photoshop and the last commercial Adobe product I used was probably in 1999.
Originally posted on Erich Eickmeyer:
Linux is a wonderful operating system, but one thing that gets overlooked a lot is how it can help a photographer’s workflow. In this article I discuss the software that’s available and my workflows, and pose a question for everyone.
If you don’t know my story on how I got into Linux, it’s about time I told it. It was almost 3 years ago. My son had just been born, and I had some pretty outdated photography software. I was running Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (or something like that) and Creative Suite 3. Sadly, those were the highest I could go without upgrading my Power Mac G4 to an Intel mac. Additionally, this same computer would no longer run the latest versions of Firefox. I was pretty stuck.
The real key in my workflow was Lightroom. Unfortunately, I had a really small budget. Also, it was likely that, much to my…
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Am rather disappointed that mbuffer isn’t shipped in CentOS 7. Easy enough to install, but seriously useful to have updated software in this day in age.
Anyhow, to use mbuffer for a long transfer where an outgoing connection was the only option, I finally found a situation where I wanted to use a fifo.
dmzhost$ mkfifo /tmp/tarfifo
lanhost$ ssh dmzhost "cat /tmp/tarfifo" | mbuffer -P90 -m512M | tar xf -
dmzhost$ tar cf - pub | mbuffer -P90 -m128M > /tmp/tarfifo
And there we have it.