Thursday, May 1, 2014

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Free Software for Photographers - Weds, May 7, 2014

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Directions
http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
Also easily accessibly by T.

Notes

1) To kickstart the meeting, we'll have a brief talk on DRM
by FSF Licensing & Compliance Manager Joshua Gay.

2) See the "More Events" section for a separate event
on Tuesday for Day Against DRM.

3) Please note the location is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

4) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!
http://www.akamai.com/

Summary

Do you take photos? Do you ever need to enhance your photos?
What about organize them? If you answered "yes" to any of
these, join us for part 2 of our series on Free Software for
Photographers.

Dick Miller is going to teach us Fotoxx, a free open source
GNU/Linux program for photo editing and collection
management. The goal is to meet most user needs while
remaining fast and easy to use.

What you will learn:

-- Index images and create photo collections

-- Adjust brightness, color and gamma curves

-- Sharpen, blur and reduce noise

-- Anti-alias: suppress "jaggies" in low-rez images

-- Apply special effects

-- Much more!

Bring your questions, your laptop, and even your photos if
you'd like!

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T
stop and other public transportation.

Metered parking is normally available near our location.

More Events & Announcements

Day Against DRM Tues May 6 at Best Buy Fenway
http://meetu.ps/2kWnnq

OpenCL: Parallel Programming Weds May 21 at MIT
http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2014-may
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