The thing is, you can easily take ‘good’ photos with a phone, given the right light, a steady hand, and some sneaky photo-editing trickery. It also helps if your phone has a good camera, which is certainly true of the newer Samsungs and iPhones. I was in the market for a new phone and a new camera last year, and decided to combine the two and get a Samsung Galaxy S2, something I haven’t regretted (despite having to get it replaced twice, but that’s another story.)
So here is the simple process by which I make my phone-taken photos look a bit nicer. I’m sure that professional photographers would quickly figure out that the results are not the product of an expensive camera, but they’ll do for day-to-day, low-res web purposes. Let’s get faking. The changes made at each step may be a little subtle, but you can click on any of the photos here to see them in greater detail.
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Get homebrew, if you don’t have it.
Navigate to the folder where your EPS files are, and do:
…where 2000 is the maximum width/height you want the output PNG files to be.
I had a bunch of WAVs I wanted to convert to MP3. I also had LAME (installed in a few moments via homebrew). This is, for my own reference, what I did to convert the files in one go:
(Duh. But I’m sure I’ll be looking it up again one day.)
BONUS UPDATE: Batch-converting FLAC to MP3 with ffmpeg:
(courtesy of this thread)