Marc Rochkind's Apps, Books, and Opinions


All support now ended

Support for all but ProofSheet and ExifChanger had already ended last December, and now I've ended support for those two apps, too. If all you need is a lost unlock code, you can email me directly for that.

(I'm now retired. A few people have asked about open sourcing my apps, but even if that were practical, which it isn't, it wouldn't provide any support.)

A quote from Jeff Schewe

From his terrific book, The Digital Negative, which I've just started reading:

Iíll be the first to admit that some of the image adjustments might be viewed as, uh, aggressive, but Iím not known for subtlety. Iím not really interested in an accurate reproduction of a scene. I tend to go for an enhanced rendering. If I were a photojournalist or documentary photographer, I would need to tone down my approach, but Iím not, so I go for impact instead.

That's exactly the way I think.

Fall Photos in Rocky Mountain National Park

Really bad weather half the time, too much traffic to park the truck most of the rest of the time, but some success on a few hikes. Five keepers. Best viewed on the SmugMug gallery.



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Gunbarrel Review

My new Gunbarrel blog, of interest only to locals.

Verifying and Uploading Large Archives of Photos

ZipVerifier and S3BigUpload are for preparing large image archives and uploading them to Amazon S3 and Glacier. Designed for the backup of last resort, to be retrieved only if all other backups have been destroyed. The emphasis is on verifying that the archive is absolutely correct and that the upload, which could take days, completes and is correct.

SmugMugBrowser

The first Chrome App for SmugMug. You can browse galleries, organized by category and subcategory, view thumbnails for a gallery, and view larger images, annotated with EXIF data. As it runs under Chrome, it works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chromebooks.

Classic Cameras

The web version of the iOS Classic Cameras app, now free. Features high-resolution photos of over 100 classic cameras, along with reviews, ads, and lots more. A treat for anyone who's ever shot with a classic film camera.

Wright Brothers Photographs

Photographs taken by the Wright Brothers themselves, digitized by the Library of Congress from the original glass plates. Contains 183 photographs with captions. Includes many taken at Kitty Hawk, including early gliding experiments and the first flight.

Programming Chrome Apps

Also available from Amazon.

Expert PHP and MySQL

My latest book, capturing what I've learned building apps, both the few successes and the many failures. Advanced material, too, such as two-factor authentication and data conversion.

Published by Apress in 2013 and available from Amazon.

Generating PDFs with PHP and FPDF

How to use the free FPDF library to generate PDFs directly from your PHP app.

Published in 2013 and available as an eBook from Amazon.

Advanced UNIX Programming

The first book on UNIX programming, updated in 2004.

Published by Addison-Wesley and available from Amazon.

More Books

All of my books (16 or so), available from Amazon.

Bernie's Bar & Girll

My first (and only) novel, which would be a romance, except that the main character is a man. It's got everything: humor, sex, a car chase, a bar fight, a trial, an exposé of Big Oil, and some endearing Creationists.

Published in 2012 and available from Amazon as a $1 eBook.

Articles

Various articles I've written over the years, ranging from mind-numbingly serious to ridiculously silly. Most are in-between.

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