Today, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have post a review about Qtpfsgui: a very powerful program to create HDR images. Qtpfsgui supports the following HDR formats: OpenEXR, Radiance RGBE, Tiff (16bit, 32bit and LogLuvand), Raw image and PFS native. Obviously also LDR extensions are well managed: JPEG, PNG, PPM, PBM, and TIFF(8 bit). Using this program you can easily create terrific looking HDR files from a set of images (formats: JPEG, TIFF 8bit and 16bit, RAW) of the same scene taken at different exposure setting. The program is very easy to use and after just few minutes you learn how to use it properly. Last but not least, the Qtpfsgui website has a link to useful documentation in French and a (unfortunately missing) link for Ubuntu users.
This week some French sites announced the launch of a new Ipod concurrent: Wipzy. This new Mp3 reader has a preloaded Turbolinux OS and plays mp3, ogg, aac, divx and jpeg files. Wipzy, if connected with a computer, could be a bootable linux OS (Turbolinux) with Firefox, Thunderbird, Voip and Skype. The weigth is 60 grams and the player will have a 4 gb flash memory. At the moment the estimated price is USD 250.00 and, in February, it will tested in the Japanese market before being selled in Europe and USA. If these information are correct, perhaps, in the next years, ipod will have a more frightening competitor than Zune.