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  1. TonyW

    Print Drying Time

    Normally a space between print and glass is created by a mat board. I cut my own, but you can purchase readymade and custom from framing shops. This may help you plan, coincidentally company based in your country and in NSW. Still knowing the scale of Australia probably not actually on your...
  2. TonyW

    Print Drying Time

    I agree on air drying for at least 24 hours. Ink will harden and change in this period. It is also important if you are producing ICC profiles to leave this period before measuring targets for the same reason. You probably know this already, when mounting behind glass or acrylic you should...
  3. TonyW

    High contrast prints from Frontier

    OK, you may wish to think of it this way. If you are working with a calibrated monitor and you are soft proofing using the correct icc profile then you should get a close print to screen match. So the problem may be workflow in Capture One, which may become obvious when you try ACR + PS. I do...
  4. TonyW

    High contrast prints from Frontier

    Paper type may make a difference, for instance mat surfaces will generally have a lower D max and less contrast than photo glossy types. But your description sounds like something other than paper is the problem. Are you shooting raw? If so are you able to upload to Dropbox or similar and...
  5. TonyW

    What is E5 (correction: E4) ? more important, can it be developed?

    Please don’t shout :) There has been an E5 process used in the main I believe for processing aerial film. The process short lived and replaced I believe by EA-5 chemistry
  6. TonyW

    Who Needs Z7's High Resolution

    It may be worthwhile thinking about what your camera system can actually capture (resolve), what detail the human eye can actually resolve and your printing needs. A Bayer sensor is incapable of resolving anywhere near its stated MP, probably not even touching half that. It is often quoted...
  7. TonyW

    Question about graphics card

    Uninstall the graphics driver first via Device Manager > Display adaptors. Right click on the one you wish to remove then select Uninstall Device. Turn off PC then open case and remove card.
  8. TonyW

    Question about graphics card

    The question should be is the current video card hampering performance and how long will you keep your current set up before changing to a higher spec PC? Best bang for buck is not necessarily graphics card. Better to use the fastest CPU can along with maximum RAM. PS will make use of these...
  9. TonyW

    My stroke

    Best wishes Jim for a full and speedy recovery
  10. TonyW

    What is E5 (correction: E4) ? more important, can it be developed?

    Thanks for the confirmation - tossing the film probably the best bet :(. So the film should be processed in one shot C41 chems and processing solution discarded so this means hand processing in a single tank or maybe something like a Jobo rotary processor
  11. TonyW

    What is E5 (correction: E4) ? more important, can it be developed?

    The film (I think) probably dates way back to the 70's, so debateable if it capable of rendering anything as the dyes and couplers may have broken down. The film processing chemistry I think would be E4 It may be possible to process as colour negative film (C41 process) and scan and reverse in...
  12. TonyW

    Z7 pics look darker in Lightroom

    You should also consider the possibility that you are actually underexposing by more than a couple of stops! Are you able to post a link to one of your raw files where we can have a look or alternatively provide a screenshot of your Lightroom Develop module settings?
  13. TonyW

    What happens if you stop your subscription to Photoshop CC?

    Yes, all edits in ACR/LR are specific and proprietary to Adobe. AFAIK there is no raw editor that can read and correctly implement the Adobe instruction set contained in .xmp or stored within LR catalogue (xmp file is quite simple and records the position of each and every slider in ACR/LR plus...
  14. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    Seems like the majors are all covering video modes. Canon offering C-Log and even a chargeable retrofit for some models! From a brief look it seems the aim of these ‘Log’ presets is to maximise DR and prevent as much as possible clipped highlights and shadows. Applying a Log curve to the raw...
  15. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    From what I have now seen these picture controls are performing as should be expected. Designed for video capture Sony version Slog applies a curve that alters gamma, said to aid in utilising the sensor to its best for video and future grading. If I understand correctly, as well as the...
  16. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    Alexis, Thanks for the video link. I found it interesting (hopefully not too interesting as I am about to turn in for the night) Will need to think on it a little but first thoughts (btw no knowledge if Sony DSLR). He mentions gamma change and also what he appears to be talking about are...
  17. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    Hi Alexis, Interesting, I can only make assumptions that this is so their software can interpret a secret squirrel sauce, but this may be wrong. Do you have any further information, a link maybe? Having worked with several manufacturers (the bearer of two NDA’s) I know that they will be...
  18. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    Always raw please NEF or ORF. You cannot really have an unedited JPEG as a load of data has been lost as well as unwanted sharpening applied in camera AFAIK, you cannot “cook” raw and it still be classed as raw. You can compress raw either lossy or lossless. You can also offer “faux raw”...
  19. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    The target size is a little less than 3'x2' overall (estimated from the known size of the Kodak Q13 card) so not really a close up target and not really any advantage to shooting with a macro lens Agree in principle but comparisons between 2 mediocre lenses would work just as well ;)...
  20. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    The lenses and conditions used are documented. Olympus E-M1. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8. Raw file size 15.6MB SS 1/40 Aperture f/5.6 Nikon D500. AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G. Raw file size 43.2MB SS 1/40 Aperture f5.6 Both WB and exposure corrected in post Seems to me that they are close enough in focal...
  21. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    FWIW Raw files by definition are just that, raw, SOOC images contain B&W image data representing the RGBG senses. AFAIK, no manufacturer applies Sharpening to raw data as they would with JPEG or TIFF. If they did they could not claim that these files are raw. An exception may be sraw or mraw...
  22. TonyW

    Evaluating raw images (long post)

    This is usually the biggest stumbling block - to get a fair and meaningful comparison with so many variables This is a twofold problem. 1. Images viewed at 100% on a 'standard resolution' monitor represent taking a 3x loupe to a print. Or viewing another way viewing at print resolution...
  23. TonyW

    Surgery

    Huh, the lengths some will go to, to be next to a pretty girl :-) Seriously good to hear that you will be on your way home
  24. TonyW

    Surgery

    Speedy recovery Randy. Keep smiling and if you must dance make sure the tapes are tied :D Google Image Result for https://media.tenor.com/images/0778984c3d09a1fac99765901c9012f6/tenor.gif Trueblood Merlotte Sam GIF - Trueblood MerlotteSam ButtWalkInAHospitalGown - Discover & Share GIFs
  25. TonyW

    Another Topaz Sharpen Ai - Before and After.

    Yes that is what I understand and the non addition of halos is the clue that it is using some form of deconvolution sharpening and I would guess that it is also attempting to estimate the PSF. Final output sharpening will usually involve adding the non noticeable halos or for printing...
  26. TonyW

    Another Topaz Sharpen Ai - Before and After.

    I have not tried the Topaz product yet but have heard good things and certainly you have demonstrated an improvement. Hope you dont mind a couple of thoughts? Looking at the original with 'traditional' ACR sharpening it seems to me that you could have gone a little further and used the...
  27. TonyW

    Does anyone here overclock?

    Auto over clocking has been implemented in software from some manufacturers for some time Asus A1 suite comes to mind. With this type of control you reach the BIOS from the desktop without button pressing or even the need to worry about any timings voltages etc. as generally you will get the...
  28. TonyW

    Does anyone here overclock?

    Your Quadro video card choice is the best for Photoshop and certain other graphic CAD applications if you need 10 bit. You will loose 10 bit ability in PS if you upgrade your card to anything other than Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro. Currently PS and LR have limited GPU features, although I...
  29. TonyW

    Does anyone here overclock?

    My system is overclocked (cautious settings) and has been from the start now a few years old and running without issue. Asus X99 mobo with i7 5820K standard 3.30GHz overclock to 4.30GHz (most seem to agree could go higher 4.6GHz), using Asus A1 suite. Temps mid 30's idling never seen the temp...
  30. TonyW

    Adobe Photographer Pricing Doubles

    This raised on another sit the author had missed the drop down that allowed you to pick the original plan Creative Cloud pricing and membership plans | Adobe Creative Cloud
  31. TonyW

    D750 or D850?

    Yes, generally more native MP resolution will resolve better detail (comparing the same lens) and from a print point of view less interpolation to reach a specific size should result in improvement in resolution. But be careful you may not need it or even notice it! Print size difference based...
  32. TonyW

    cut proof should sling

    The only ones I am familiar with are Pacsafe but I think they may be only shoulder/neck straps. You could attempt to modify a Bkackrapid with a wire insert if you really must have slash proof. Have you considered the potential consequences of having a cut proof strap should a knife or razor...
  33. TonyW

    I'm going to miss my Costa Rica trip

    I am rooting for you Randy
  34. TonyW

    Handling backups, and editing older pictures from backups

    ^^This is a good plan. IMO there is really no point in having anything other than current full backups of your image data in its current state. Two years down the line you may find that your old edits do not hold up to your grown skills or new vision and you will likely revisit and edit those...
  35. TonyW

    Progress and autofocus speeds. D3 vs D7200

    'Blazing AF' well most if not all DSLR's may be blazingly fast compared to us humans. The first AF system I saw was a colleagues Canon and I was a little sceptical about his claims for speed so we had a contest shooting several subjects at the same time. Result Canon = 10, Me = 0. FWIW Sony...
  36. TonyW

    Photographers v Photographers

    Which web sites in particular as I cannot believe that you mean the Cafe? Any specific threads? From the posts I have seen here that invite critique it always seems to be fair but obviously a personal viewpoint which you may or may not agree with. If there is a specific post here then why not...
  37. TonyW

    How were these images processed?

    If you want to try and mimic the global look you could try copying one of the more "natural" looking images and bringing it into Photoshop. Once in PS then for ease just open the Camera Raw filter and adjust the Highlights to -100, Shadows to +100 experiment with the white and black points and...
  38. TonyW

    How were these images processed?

    Some do look like heavy handed and (to me!) poorly executed HDR images with poor control over D&B. I suspect some type of automatic filtering and would suggest for some that the application of -100 highlight and +100 shadow may mimic. A particularly bad example for me is - The general store...
  39. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    Perhaps I have misunderstood what Time Machine actually does thinking that it makes ‘proper’ system and data backups of OS and user data and as long as enabled it will keep backing up as new data added - basically set and forget and you will always have a full backup. Is this wrong?
  40. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    Good news and I am pleased the proposed plan worked out well for you. A cautious approach to back up and verify first prior to changing is always to be recommended. If you are concerned about the hit and miss keywords then you may want to investigate if they were actually included with the...
  41. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    But what about the caffeine, might it get you agitated? ;);) Remember it is Wine O Clock somewhere in the civilised world at any time :D
  42. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    I would just change the extension to .old and keep the required file name. Otherwise sounds like a good plan of action to me. Good luck and let us know how you get on - fingers crossed
  43. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    Yes, what you are seeing in notepad display is its interpretation of the xml file within notepad limitations. You will note that xml allows parsing and the ability to add an item called <set> e.g. <set name =Monkey. If you look at the text version in Notepad you will see that the set name comes...
  44. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    So as you seem to have the xml file containing your keywords then you may want to try and drag and drop into the folder after you have first changed the name of your original keyword file, thereby protecting it in case of any corruption, incompatibility, or other outstandingly bad karma :)I...
  45. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    No my recommendation was purely as a safety precaution as it is an unknown what exact format the .xml file takes between versions and what effect changes between would make. Should there be any incompatibility (an unknown to me!) then you would still have had the renamed version as backup -...
  46. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    No it is a very bad idea to delete any file until you know exactly what the outcome will be with any replacement. Best practice either move the file or my preference change the suffix e.g from say Adobe Bridge Keywords.xml to something memorable like Adobe Bridge Keywords.old. This way you...
  47. TonyW

    LR slowed down

    The difference between the two modules may be explained by the fact that Develop module builds the image from the original data plus the saved edits whereas Library module displays a prebuilt preview. Obviously as you have noticed a change something has caused it, there can be a number of...
  48. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    Ahhh, a very different scenario to what I was thinking which may be easier to fix than I first thought :) I am not sure that the Overwrite settings will actually do what you need so if you find that is not successful then this method should work (I remembered that you can import and export...
  49. TonyW

    Keyword file in PS CC 2019 is gone!

    Karen, please take this as just opinion rather than fact as I am the worlds worst at bothering with key wording or for that matter Bridge It may not be possible to do this because LR default is to save all information into its own database, which AFAIK will not be accessible by Bridge. If...
  50. TonyW

    Monitor Calibration; Auto Brightness Control or No?

    A bad idea and practice to allow auto compensation for ambient lighting IF your intention is to print and you require accurate soft proofing. A good idea and practice is to keep a constant ambient light level in your editing environment that is comfortable for you and adjust the monitor...
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