• Information

    Click on the How To link, here or at the top of the page, for information on joining our club or if you are already a member, for information on how to do things like resizing and submitting images.

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  • Meetings

    Please refer to our programme for specific dates.

    Club meeting
    19h15 on second Wednesday of each month.

    BWI meeting
    (Black & White + Information)
    19h15 on first Wednesday of each month.

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    Audio-Visual meeting
    19h00 on last Wednesday of each odd-numbered month. Held at a private home, use contact link above to request details.

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    Please note that any and all photographs displayed on this site are copyright of the respective photographer/club members and may not be copied or reused elsewhere.
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ImageMagick: a simple, scriptable tool to convert, edit and compose Images

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There lots of software for customizing image files, but most of them are not simple and user-friendly. So if you’re looking for a simple and free customizing tool for images, check this one out. ImageMagick is a tool that can convert, edit, and even help you create image files, and supports tons of image formats including jpeg, gif, png, tiff, and many more.

I have been using ImageMagick for a number of years for various tasks, both by running the tools directly from the command line, and via scripts that I use to automate image processing tasks. I have been considering writing a script that you can use to automate resizing your images for submission to the club. Please comment and let me know if you would find this useful.

Visit freewaregenius to read more about ImageMagick

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Wiki Loves Monuments launch event in Cape Town this Saturday

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Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is a public competition where you can photograph the monuments that symbolise our cultural heritage (buildings, statues, shipwrecks, etc.) and share the photos with the world by uploading them to Wikimedia Commons: a database of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute and which anyone can use. In 2012, the very first South African WLM competition will take place, organised by Wikimedia ZA.

Find out more here

Wedding Crashers

A recent club outing to the Wijnland Auto Museum coincided with a wedding shoot and several of our members managed to find their way into the wedding photographer’s shot.

Faststone Image Viewer

Those of you that attended the Black & White meeting last night will have seen this application in action.

Faststone Image Viewer is a free Windows application that is not only a viewer but provides fairly extensive editing features too. It’s perfect for playing around and experimenting with different processing ideas. While the old favourite IrfanView provides similar functionality its user interface has a dated feel. Faststone Image Viewer on the other hand has a modern user interface with innovative features like hot edges in the full screen view. Moving the mouse pointer to the screen edges triggers pop up interface panels that let you interact with the application when you need to but otherwise stay out of the way, leaving the entire screen for viewing your images.

Go ahead and download the application and start discovering all its great features.