Recent content by Conrad Chavez

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    iPad configuration

    12.9" vs 11" is mostly personal preference. The 12.9" might be better for someone who edits photos on it every day, or uses it as a laptop replacement. The larger size makes it easier for using multiple applications on one screen using the Split View, Slide Over, and Drag and Drop features...
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    Is there a way to automate clearing out catalog backups?

    Since you're on a Mac you might look into Hazel. It isn't free, and I've never used it, but it comes up in discussions where someone wants to manage a folder automatically. It lets you do things like delete items based on rules you specify. You might see if it's possible to create a rule that...
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    Best option for storing image files - internal or external?

    The second link has USB descriptions that are a little out of date, they don't explain the differences between the current USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 labeling, and Thunderbolt is only discussed as far as the USB-C connector it uses. The following link has a more recent explanation of USB 3.1 Gen 1...
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    Best option for storing image files - internal or external?

    Here's an example of a Thunderbolt multiple drive enclosure: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3IVKIT0GB/ For some, the point of a multiple-drive enclosure is to either provide some uptime protection in the form of a RAID. Partitioning won't get you that. Another big reason is expandability...
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    Reproduce Dehaze/Texture in Photoshop

    (The following is assuming you want to do them using Photoshop tools, not Camera Raw where they already exist for you as Rick pointed out) The Texture slider is sort of a third variation on the Sharpening and Clarity sliders. All three are (generally) about enhancing local contrast, the...
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    Auto

    There's definitely no Auto Crop tool in any version of Lightroom that I know of. But several companies have applied AI/machine learning research to automatic cropping. Because even though cropping is subjective, there are definitely common cultural conventions of composition that drive most...
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    iPad limitations vs desktop

    Yes, using any mobile version of a desktop application requires some additional study to learn how keyboard-dependent or right-click-based actions are translated into the gestures in mobile OSs. Regarding the clipping display, in the mobile version of Lightroom you use two fingers: With one...
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    Am I Viewing JPG or RAW

    If you don't see magnification controls in the secondary display, they're probably hidden. Click a triangle at the top of bottom of the secondary display to reveal the top and bottom panels, and the secondary display magnification controls will be at the right end of the bottom panel. The...
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    How do I rename a customised/created colour profile

    The way I have done it, at least for profiles generated from LUTs (I hope this works with DCPs, haven't tried that) is: In Lightroom, right-click the profile in the Profile Browser, and choose Show in Finder so you can see the profile on the desktop. Open the profile in a text editor. The...
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    keyboard shortcut to deselect multiple photos and return to previous 1 image selection?

    There's an indirect way. It's based on the notion of there being an active ("most selected") image when more than one image is selected, and then using the shortcut for the Select Only Active Photo command. When multiple images are selected, the active image is the one with the lightest...
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    What colors for publishing? Photos (colors) look very different in different viewers?

    Calibration means bringing a device into a known state, like saying we're going to set a display to a luminance of 100 cdm^2, white point 6500K, gamma 2.2, using Adobe RGB…and using an independent instrument to measure and verify that it’s actually doing those numbers. On a lot of displays you...
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    What colors for publishing? Photos (colors) look very different in different viewers?

    Colors vary among devices because: Different display panels reproduce different ranges of color, depending on the quality of the panel. Different instances of the same panel can reproduce the same range of color differently, due to manufacturing variations. The reason professional displays cost...
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    Print module Bottom Margin sets to 0.56"

    Now I'm trying it in my Windows 10 virtual machine, and the minimums I get for US Letter are 0.11 for Left and Top, and 0.13 for Right and Bottom. Is that what you normally expect? The Epson 3880 driver I'm using on Windows is version 6.62. Also, when trying different things in Windows Print...
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    Print module Bottom Margin sets to 0.56"

    Have you made sure to double-check that the Epson printer is selected in Page Setup before adjusting margins? A bottom margin of .56 is a sign that the Page Setup dialog box may have reverted to the “Any Printer” setting. If Page Setup is set to “Any Printer” it will probably send Lightroom...
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    Modifying a watermark for just the current use

    This has been a long-time annoyance with Lightroom: There's no way to apply a quick, single-use watermark. If you make any edit to the watermark settings, Lightroom refuses to let you apply them unless you go through the time and trouble of saving it as a named watermark preset. The workaround...
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