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Recent content by camner

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    Preview strategy for 27" iMac (5K)

    I made some decisions several computers & monitors ago about previews, and I'm wondering if making different choices makes sense now. What brings this to mind is that my previews file is about 80GB without any 1:1 previews (I discarded the previews.lrdata file—which AFAIK holds only the...
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    jb collection tools prompts to update version even when latest version is installed

    Aha! Straight from the horses mouth! I did turn the auto update check off, but now I have to remember to periodically check if there's an update (and as the years go by, that's getting to be more of a challenge...) Official or not, it's working very well in my use case; thanks for writing the...
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    jb collection tools prompts to update version even when latest version is installed

    I discovered this nifty plugin a short while ago! Every time I invoke it, the plugin tells me a new version is available, and persists in doing so even after the new version is installed. I have tried deleting the plugin, redownloading and installing the current version (1.0.6), but doesn't...
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    Archiving original images?

    Yes, but if there is bit rot, two different backups could well have been made after the rot set in. Exactly. Those (the "files that do naturally change over time, like photoshop edited TIFFs") are the ones I haven't been able to think through to a good way of archiving. Although, I think in...
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    Archiving original images?

    Thanks to all for your replies. I can see that I didn't explain well enough. The distinction I was trying to make between an "archive" and a "backup" is this: To me, a backup is a snapshot of data at given point in time. If the data becomes corrupted in some way (bit rot, user error in...
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    Either LR or Catalina APPEARS to have have altered drive structure in LR Library

    I don't this this is a bug. As Cletus said, in MacOS, ALL volumes currently mounted, whether internal or external, are listed as children of the computer. Hiding the parent(s), as needed, will make the unwanted volumes "disappear" from LR. I appreciate how LR allows one to do this, so one can...
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    Archiving original images?

    I'm curious about whether folks archive original images, and if so, how they do this. I've been a religious maker of backups (both local and in the cloud) for years, and I feel quite comfortable with what I'm doing to keep multiple copies of the current state of my photo data, to protect myself...
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    Thanks concerning recovery after an iMac hard drive failure; advice re its replacement and starting over

    If your iMac is no longer under warranty (or AppleCare) any longer, I hope you are using an independent (non Apple) "hospital." If you go to the Apple Store and buy and have them install a 1TB SSD, that's going to set you back a very pretty penny. Buying your own 1TB SSD and getting an...
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    Thanks concerning recovery after an iMac hard drive failure; advice re its replacement and starting over

    According to everything I have read, Catalina is buggier than Mojave. That said, I have not personally run into any major difficulties since upgrading from Mojave to Catalina. The only think I have found is that my 2015 iMac will no longer stay asleep, whether I manually put it to sleep or let...
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    Iconoclastic Scanning Service

    Thanks to both @Conrad Chavez and @Ferguson for your extensive comments. I really appreciate the time you took to address your own experiences and comment . All this leaves me rather torn. But, I have decided to send out some test slides/prints/negatives to a few services (chosen to be a bit...
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    Duplicate LR Mobile sync folders

    This didn't work for me. I emptied out the folders in question, but when I selected "Remove" from the contextual menu, the folders didn't go away. It may have something to do with the fact that these folders are synced albums from Adobe Cloud. I decided to take the nuclear option...after...
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    Iconoclastic Scanning Service

    I'm retired, so it wouldn't be fair to count my time... I've done a count, and I have about 5000 shots on negatives (95% 35mm, the rest 110), all of which I have prints for as well. In addition, I probably have about 500 prints for which no negatives exist, including some black and white...
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    Duplicate LR Mobile sync folders

    Well, changing the location for Lightroom's Synced images (it was unchecked before), didn't do anything at all as far as the duplicate folders were concerned. I was thinking about completely disabling/stopping syncing and setting it up from scratch again, but I'm not sure exactly how to do...
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    Duplicate LR Mobile sync folders

    Thanks! I'll give that a go.
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    Iconoclastic Scanning Service

    That's exactly what I am going to do; I'm also going to send the same sample to another scanning services, so I can compare the results. I'm intrigued by him, but he is definitely out of the mainstream in a number of ways. I spoke with him over the phone, and he seemed hesitant to send TIFFs...
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