Si è conclusa ieri la quattro giorni di inaugurazione del nuovo locale della nota boutique di fiori “La Bottega del Fiore” di Mirella Corda, sito a Cagliari, sempre in via Tommaseo ma non più al numero 53, bensì quasi di fronte al numero 50/52, con un ingresso anche lato portici di Via Gioviano Pontano. La titolare, Mirella, ha voluto coronare gli sforzi di rendere ancor più bella l’esposizione di fiori, piante e articoli da regalo nella nuova boutique con un full-immersion comprensivo di un rinfresco per ospiti invitati e passanti che hanno così potuto ammirare la straordinaria eleganza del locale e, per chi non l’aveva mai incontrata, anche la grazia e la simpatia della titolare, il tutto stando comodamente seduti all’interno del locale o in apposito salottino “esterno” ricreato per l’occasione, cosa molto apprezzata vista la temperatura “primaverile” che ha avvolto Cagliari in questi giorni, con temperature serali vicine ai 20 gradi.
As you probably know, I am a backup maniac. I have multiple physical and online backups of all my data, particulary of all my photos and camera clips. And I also use Flickr service to backup all of them and share some of them too. So what happened let me decide about a lot of issues regarding my photos’ management.
Recently I had turned 35 years old, and for my birthday I made to myself an important gift: a Canon Eos 550D. Thanks to 550D photos’ resolution and size, and of Flickr Exif Page, I discovered that all vertical oriented photos of my collection have been modified with quality loss by iPhoto, also photos from the past, and I have uploaded to flickr not the originals but the modified ones. Moreover, now that I shot about one thousand photos for each month, iPhoto library was increasing in dimension very much because of a main big database file. And everytime I modify, add or delete a photo, an album, an event or simply I change something inside iPhoto management, iPhoto rebuilds this file. And this file takes a lot of time to be backed up online with Memopal because was around 10Gb the last time.
It was a long time I was looking for Color Accent software because all the Canon cameras I got, don’t have Color Accent feature. Today I found it, but it is for windows users only. I hope to find something similar for Mac. Before this tool, I used to apply black and white to the whole photo, and used redo brush to get back colors on the portion selected. I will continue to use that method only for multicolor subjects, but for one color or color range it is faster the tool below.
Install Paint.Net and this set of filter from Kris Vandermotten in which you can find Color Accent. Just use the tool “Pick a Color” and apply the effect “Color Accent” pressing the arrow button or adjusting levels manually.
I have uploaded some samples on flickr (look at the window on the right) and I’m sure I will use this tool a lot.
I am delighted to let you know that my photo of a vintage musical instrument, exposed at Sforza Castle Museum in Milan (Italy), has been selected for inclusion in the cultural site AboutMilan. Here is the original message.
Iniziamo col presentarci. Sono Diletta e ti scrivo per conto di un’agenzia che si occupa di servizi on-line. Fra i tanti servizi di cui ci occupiamo, gestiamo una serie di portali non commerciali sulle maggiori città italiane (www.aboutflorence.com – www.aboutroma.com – www.aboutmilan.com – www.aboutvenice.org – www.aboutversilia.com – www.aboutturin.com). Curiamo anche un blog (http://newsblog.aboutitaly.net) dove pubblichiamo degli articoli su eventi culturali e manifestazioni di diverso tipo. Al momento stiamo aggiornando parte del sito www.aboutmilan.com, e volevamo chiederti se potevamo usare questa foto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netnemo/3362565014/) sul nostro sito (inserendo ovviamente un link alla tua pagina su flickr).
Per questioni di urgenza pubblicheremo la foto inserendo il link, se però tu avessi qualcosa in contrario non esiteremo a cancellarla immediatamente dal sito.
Ti ringraziamo in anticipo e ti mandiamo un saluto.
Lo Staff di About Italy
I am delighted to let you know that my submitted photo of Columns of S. Lorenzo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released seventh edition of Schmap Milan Guide.
This is the full text of the email I have received:
I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released seventh edition of our Schmap Milan Guide:
Columns of S. Lorenzo
If you use an iPhone or iPod touch, then this same link will take you directly to your photo in the iPhone version of our guide. On a desktop computer, you can still see exactly how your photo is displayed and credited in the iPhone version of our guide at:
Columns of S. Lorenzo
Finally, if you have a blog, you might also like to check out the customizable widgetized version of our Schmap Milan Guide, complete with your published photo:
Thanks so much for letting us include your photo – please enjoy the guide!
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides
I am delighted to let you know that my photo of a man, cooking a porceddu (piglet) at an Agriturismo in Sardinia, has been selected for inclusion in an article about Agriturismo in Italy written by Patricia Turo.
Here is the original message with links changed to the article’s url.
Here’s a personal note from Patricia Turo:
I have written an article on this subject and would love to include your photo’s.
Thank you in advance
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Today I noticed that the maximum allowed size of video to upload is 500Mb against the previous of 150Mb. I don’t know if it is a real change or just a mistake of the webmaster. The lenght of the video is still 90 seconds (it can be longer, but the first 90 seconds will be visible only). Maybe it has been upgraded because of HD 90 secs videos from cameras and videocameras are bigger than 150Mb. I hope that Flickr will allow to upload bigger and longer video in the future. I can pay an extra for this feature.
Update: this news was published on Flickr Blog 2 days later of mine. Maybe they read mine :-), by the way I read that this is a pro account feature only.