Humble Bundle: Focal Press eBooks for Film-Making [$1 gets you 6 ebooks, pay more, get more]

If you are interested in film-making, good for the next 13 days (as of the time of writing), Humble Bundle has a Film-Maker Book Bundle by Focal Press. These are DRM-FREE ebooks available in multiple formats [you can download all the formats, you don’t have to choose one format].

The $1+ tier includes six ebooks including sound, cloud, indie, genre, and screenwriting.

The $7+ tier adds seven more ebooks, from the general film-related topics to the specifics.

And then the $13.50+ tier adds eight more ebooks, making it a total of 21 books, and it includes single-camera production, low budget, visual effects, on location, and more…

Of other potential interest at Humble Bundle they have the following:

  • Technology essentials for non-techies in business
  • Apress ebooks on digital security (cybersecurity and such)
  • Circuits and Electronics ebook bundle (DSP, Engineering principles, etc)
  • Map Software Bundle
  • Learn Python with PyCharm
  • Image Comics showcase
  • each of the above bundles has its own expiration date

HB includes Ashampoo Image and Video software options

Currently running for the next 15 days and change [as of the time of writing], Humble Bundle is running their Software Bundle III which includes some photo-related titles among the offerings. These are for Windows…

At the $1+ tier, you can get the Ashampoo Snap [screen recorder, great for Photoshop and image editing and Lightroom tutorials], Backup PRO 14, and Uninstaller 0.

At the $11+ tier, you also get Photo Optimizer 7 promoted as “Compact and fuss-free image editing for anyone unwilling to spend hours on their PCs”. You also get PDF PRO 2, and WinOptimizer 18.

At the $18.50+ tier, you get six more titles, including Ashampoo Photo Commander 16 promoted as “the complete solution to view, present, edit and organize your photos. Over 200 features cover all common image processing tasks”. Also included is “Video Optimizer PRO”, Cinemagraph [created animated pictures], Burning Studio 21, SoundStage PRO, and Driver Updater…

A portion of your purchase price goes to charity. You can select which charity from a list of options, or if you don’t select, it will go to the default featured charity of that particular promotion…

For the speed-readers out there, this is Windows only. And no, a shampoo is not included with the A-Shampoo software 😉

Humble Bundle has GIMP ebooks at $1+ and $8+ tiers

We haven’t visited Humble Bundle in a while but since one of the offers is of photography interest, the time is right to write about them right now! All the offers mentioned below are “Pay What You Want” and start at $1. If you pay that, you get the first collection of ebooks. Paying more at the designated tiers on each offer gets you additional ebooks. But for the first tier, $1 is enough! All these are DRM-free ebooks and they are typically offered in multiple formats (eg ePUB, PDF, etc).

The Linux and BSD bookshelf at the $1 tier includes, among others, the ebook “The Artist’s Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists and Designers”. Six more ebooks are there including Audacity, Firewalls, Debugging, etc… GIMP has another ebook in the $8+ tier, the “The Book of GIMP”, along with “The Book of Inkscape” (graphics editor), Blender, OpenBSD [the BSD vs Linux war is as ancient as time itself?] and more… The $15+ tier goes more hardcore Linux, no GIMP at that tier.

If you like food and wine and/or food-n-wine photography, there’s a Food and Wine bundle. No how-to-photograph-food ebooks however 🙂

Then there’s a confusing Music and Design bundle that has ebooks on how to learn music instruments and ebooks on design in general (not of music instruments)…

But if you want more design, they got you covered too with the Designers bundle that also has some money/marketing ebooks for the creatives. The $15+ tier has a “color combinations” ebook along with a scary sounding title “Self-Portrait As Your Traitor” by Debbie Millman… IF you want spoilers on what this ebook is about you can find them in the Amazon description [it’s probably not what you guessed?]

Each one of the bundles has its own expiration date. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they don’t, so don’t delay if you see something you like. They take PayPal, you don’t have to give them a credit card. They also take AliPay.

Corel Software Returns to Humble Bundle starting at $1

If you are a fan of COREL and Humble Bundle, for the next ten days or so [as of the time of writing] they have brought back the COREL Humble Bundle

Paying $1+ gets you three software titles:
+ Photo Mirage [Windows]
+ Particle Shop plug-in
+ Brush Pack – Animation

Meeting or beating the current average price [$22.51 as of the time of writing] gets you additionally:
+ Paintshop PRO Ultimate
+ 1-year of Gravit Designer PRO
+ Brush Pack – Superheroes

Paying $25 or more [very close to the average price] gets you all of the above plus the following:
+ Corel Painter 2019
+ Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate
+ Brush Pack – Manga
+ Brush Pack – Concept Design

They have two featured charities for this “bundle” but you can also select your own charities from a long list of options…

HB PWYW on Learning Various Languages (starts at $1)

If you are a traveling photographer or just want to learn new languages, there’s a new Pay What You Want promotion at Humble Bundle that offers online lessons on various languages. The $1+ tier including 3-month access to French, German and Spanish along with a quintet of digital travel guides. Meeting or beating the average (currently just under $16) gets you country guides while paying $25+ gets you 1-year access to the aforementioned languages plus Chinese and Japanese and Italian and Korean.

Note that the lessons are either 3-month or 1-year subscription. You don’t get to keep the lessons!

HB PWYW: Linux by Wiley starting at $1

IF you are a fan of the Linux way or you want to start learning or learn more or get re/freshed or re/acquainted with /os/linux, for the next 12 days [from posting-date], Humble Bundle is running a Linux by Wiley (Wiley = book publisher, not coyote), with prices starting at $1 for four ebooks (one is an Ubuntu toolbox type book). $8+ gets you five more e-books, and $15+ gets you another six more (four of them at this tier are certification study guides)

Photography Software Humble Bundle

It’s photography time at Humble Bundle. They have a Professional Photography software bundle running that gets you digital keys to a variety of software titles.

  • Pay $1 or more and get Photo Mirage and Photo LeMur 2
  • Pay more than the average ($14~ as of the time of writing) and additionally get Paintshop PRO 2019 and Camera Bag PRO [camera bag NOT included; that’s just the name of the software title]
  • Pay $25+ and additionally get Imerge PRO and ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018

All the software titles are available for Windows. About half of them are available for the Mac. Look for the tiny Windows and Mac logos at the bottom right corner of each software title picture at the aforelinked page.

(ENDED) DIY Electronics Humble eBooks Bundle

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