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I have Nexus 7 tablet and got an idea to use it for uploading images into social media. I searched some information to find out how. Somewhat all the needed information was given at Google play store on page for Nexus Media Importer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homeysoft.nexususb.importer
All I had to do is buy a short OTG cable, an USB card reader and this Nexus Media Importer software. Altogether I paid something like 25 euros for that gear. Now I can import images from SD cards used on my cameras to Nexus 7, and then edit and post them to Internet.
Then abroad I can buy prepaid SIM card for 20 euros with 500MB data limit, which should be enough, because according Nexus 7 my monthly data traffic is sometwhere around 200MB. This will be even less when I force Nexus 7 to update software only when connected via WiFi.
There it is adviced to use Beelicious: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.bitquill.delicious
After installing and login, one can save pages including the page title and given tag directly from Opera Mobile browser's menu, by clicking the 'Share' button.
In this tutorial I used two different images. On first one there is just a single tree against snow, and two trees on another. First I just open both using 'File > Open as layers...' on GIMP (hold Ctrl key down when selecting multiple images). Then I changed the layer mode to 'Darken only' for the upper layer (image with two trees).
Now comes the tricky part. Follow the instructions on my previous tutorial but instead of using 'Radial gradient', keep the default 'Linear gradient' to select half of the image. When done you should get dotted selection line that vertically split the image from the middle. Now you can use 'Select > Invert' to toggle between left and right side of the image.
In this example I first used left side selection for image with two trees to blur left side of it 10 pixels 'Filters > Blur > Gaussian blur...'. Then I used 'Colors > Curves' to brighten the left side of the image a little.
Next I changed the selection for right side of the two trees image. For that side of the image I gave heavier Gaussian blur (20 pixels), and made it even lighter with Curves. As a result I got image with three trees where one of them looks sharp on the front middle of the image, another tree slightly blurred on left, and more heavily blurred tree on the right. A clever way to create shallow depth of field look on the image, I think. And also a clever way to adjust brightness only for selected part of the image.
First of all attach the bottom part slightly angled. This way I get good solid spot to press against the palm of shooting hand. On Canon G12 this also solves the problem of accidentally pressing menu button located on bottom right corner of the camera.
Then I removed the hand cushion and reattached the strap in a single large loop. To use it I just put my hand though the loop from front side of the camera, twist the hand, and take a hold on camera. That way the strap gives a firm hold around the wrist and palm rests against the bottom socket.
You can also put the middle finger under the strap to get a firm hold also on top corner of the camera.
This hand strap was rather expensive. I bought mine from local Finnish Rajala camera shop, which ofcourse makes it even more expensive than buying it from some online shop. So, you may wish to seek for something more inexpensive or better solution for you. But for me and for my large hands this seems to be an ideal solution, making it easy to keep camera steady and secure even with one hand.