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Jesper K. Pederson aka blackie

Jesper K. Pedersen aka blackie
Located:Hjorring, Denmark
Area of responsibilites:Founder and main developer
Since:December 2002

Jesper is the main author of KPhotoAlbum. He started working on KPhotoAlbum when he got his first digital camera, as there simply was no other applications out there that could help him sort through all his images.

When he is not working on KPhotoAlbum, he is enjoying life with his lovely wife Anne Helene, his two dogs Gunvald Larsson and Lena Kligstrom.

Jesper is also spending a huge amount of time on his business classes which he has been taking in the evening for the last three years - one more year to go!

Work in progress:

  • I'll spent quite some time updating the reference documentation
  • building the community around this project

Johannes Zarl-Zierl aka jzarl

Johannes Zarl-Zierl aka jzarl
Located:Linz, Austria
Area of responsibilites:Development, bug fixes, bug triage

I've been using KPhotoAlbum since around 2005. At that time I was doing mostly analog photography, which made KPhotoAlbum with its support for fuzzy dates an obvious choice - a choice that I am still happy with, today.

Miika Turkia aka theBro

Miika Turkia aka theBro
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Area of responsibilites:HTMLGallery
Since:At least since early 2007

Apart from computer related activities Miika enjoys traveling and photography. His ultimate holiday trip includes beautiful landscapes, wild and sea life, hiking and diving. Naturally a camera is lugged around to the depths or heights.

Relaxation means also taking it easy, reading a good book or watching chili plants growing pods. The long wait is crowned by getting a taste of new varieties of chillies or delicious food flavored with a bit too much of home grown chili.

Jan Kundrát aka jkt

Located:Prague, Czech republic
Area of responsibilites:Bug fixes, IPTC, geo-tagging
Since:February 2007

After getting his first digital camera, the Panasonic LX-2, he quickly realized that he already has a collection of images but is having troubles managing them. Being a KDE user, he came to conclusion that KPhotoAlbum was the best available tool to date. However, it had troubles with searching for photographs with Unicode characters in file name. After a three hour session in the middle of one night, a three-line patch was born. Shortly after that, he went on and fixed several issues with KPhotoAlbum which made him work a bit faster, and was offered an SVN access by Jesper. Since that, he introduced (and then removed for the 4.x branch) the IPTC support, something which can file the database fields like caption from EXIF and/or IPTC information present in images. He continues to hack on KPA in his free time, which has historically became a scarcer and scarcer commodity, mainly due to his job, demanding friends and another pet project of him, an IMAP e-mail cient called Trojitá.

Jan just got his bachelor's degree in programming at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. He plans to continue his studies at the same faculty to get the master's degree in software engineering and reliable computer systems.

When Jan is not in front of a computer, be it at work, school or just at home, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, going to pubs debating the obvious qualities of Czech beer, hiking in the mountains, skiing and riding a canoe. He used to play piano, but these times are gone for long.

When he finds some time to hack on KPA, he will focus on getting the IPTC support back in the KDE4 branch as a Kross or Qt Script plugin. When it is ready, he will focus on working with geographical information embedded in the photos.

Risto H. Kurppa aka rhkfin

Located:Helsinki, Finland
Area of responsibilites:Encourage the real developers and help new users
Since:January 2006

Risto spends most of his time studying physics in the university and working in the electronics research lab there. Other activities include riding bike, playing piano and some OpenStreetMap mapping

My roadmap is to make sure the development of KPhotoAlbum doesn't stop ie. make sure the developers don't get too lazy and make sure all new users and developers feel welcomed in the KPhotoAlbum lists and irc channel.

I started contributing in January, 2006, by reporting that KPA crashes when scanning for images (the reason was a broken JPG file)

Wes Hardaker

Located:Davis, California
Area of responsibilites:Patches, bug fixes
Since:January 2006

I haven't submitted any large portion of code, but I try to post patches whenever I fixed a bug or implement a new feature.

I don't have much free time as there is a lot of family stuff. You can also check this web for my favourite images.

Tobias Leupold aka l3u

Tobias Leupold aka l3u
Located:Konradsreuth, Germany
Area of responsibilites:Development, bug fixes
Since:April 2014

I started my "KPA carreer" because I thought that it was lacking the possibility to mark areas on the images and associate them with tags. With very much help of Johannes (who acted as a C++, Qt and KPA mentor for a long time and still does), I implemented this feature and added face detection and face recognition via libkface later.

My goal is to improve KPA with new features and fix bugs wherever I can (sadly, after all, I'm not really a C++ pro yet ;-). I want to contribute especially to the face detection and recognition parts and the map bindings, speaking of geotagging and querying the database by geographic coordinates.

In real life, I'm a dentist, married to my lovely wife Barbara and a freshman dad.

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