More Security

Submitted by Mile23 on Tue, 02/13/2007 - 18:43
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Update to Drupal 5.1 complete. We hope.

Some modules I use aren't available for v.5, so let's see how it goes. I might shift back to 4.7.6.

More update.... It took some doing to get the image toolkit working. After installing the image module, trying to change that setting would show me that there were no toolkits avaialble, so drupal would use it's built-in GD. Of course that didn't actually happen; no toolkit was used, so trying to upload an image resulted in no thumbnails.

Drupal Security Update

Submitted by Mile23 on Thu, 08/10/2006 - 18:27
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I updated drupal with all the latest security stuff. So basically some stuff will look different for a little while, and some stuff may not work at the moment.

If you depend on this web site for anything, please let me know so I can thank you and maybe send you some flowers or something. But sorry for the inconvenience.

Digital Image Archive Management

Submitted by Mile23 on Fri, 01/13/2006 - 08:14

I've been trying to find some relatively easy software solutions to the problem of tracking photography submissions to various publishers. There are a bunch of options for freelance writers, but none I can find for photographers.

However, I did find this nifty run-down of IMS (Image Management Systems) software, at the Technical Advisory Services for Images, an academic standards group.

L*a*b Color Space

Submitted by Mile23 on Sun, 10/16/2005 - 10:04
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I've recently been learning a lot about the L*a*b (or Lab) color space, for image manipulation.

To see why, here's a simple experiment you can do: Open up an image in Photoshop and convert it from RGB mode to Lab Color mode. Add a Curves effect layer (or just edit the curve) and tweak the a and b channels. Choke them down so that a 90% input equals a 100% output, and a 10% input equals a 0% output.

Now compare the original image to the tweak. You can't do this by simply turning up the saturation, either...

So here's some stuff dealing with L*a*b color. More to come on this topic, for sure.