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    12-16TB external storage: (1) how fast is enough? (2) move from NAS to DAS. (3) bit rot issues?

    And don't expect most home 10gbs NIC's on home computers to maintain anywhere near near 10gbs throughput. Layer 1 clock speed is not the same as a subsystem to support it.
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    12-16TB external storage: (1) how fast is enough? (2) move from NAS to DAS. (3) bit rot issues?

    Using a NAS for images does indeed allow you to pick any file system you want (it's even very easy to build your own NAS box, for years I ran zfs for a backup system NAS). The downside of using a NAS for production is they tend to not be as reliable due to the communication aspect. Especially...
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    12-16TB external storage: (1) how fast is enough? (2) move from NAS to DAS. (3) bit rot issues?

    I don't speak Mac, but let me speak briefly to bit rot. Generally speaking raid (any raid) is a poor defense against bit rot. Bit rot is usually defined as undetected change in data. Raid can only defend against detected failures. To defend against bit rot you need some sort of logical...
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    Having to sign in with email and password every time I use Lightroom

    Well, today mine started acting up. I could run Photoshop, but tried to run creative cloud to get a new Lightroom and it required a two factor signed. So I did -- long pause and it said "you have been signed out". So another round of getting my cell phone to get the text message (did I ask...
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    can i share my LR with...

    I am not part of Adobe, I am not trying to suggest you stop sharing. I certainly will not be removing anything. But you asked a question and I wanted to give you what I think is the correct answer. I am sorry if you did not want that answer.
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    can i share my LR with...

    So I hate to be the Grinch but... I am not a lawyer... I think the information above may be misleading, and do not want to leave it posted in a semi-sort-of-official place. Again, I am not a lawyer but... Adobe's license agreements include a prohibition that you must not: (6.2 of Adobe...
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    Library preview won't update after PS Edits

    There is another aspect of your question I want to highlight in case not obvious. If "been edited from there" means you used the lightroom editor to change the develop settings, it is important to realize those changes are not inside the TIFF but non-destructively inside of Lightroom, and may...
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    Number recognition

    To my knowledge all it can do is substitution in metadata, e.g. you enter #01 and it changes it to "John Smith, First Baseman for the Florida Frogs" or whatever. There are subscription services which provide the replacement values as well. I'm unaware of any image recognition there, but would...
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    Number recognition

    I've tried using face recognition generally for sports shots, and for the most part it was a miserable failure. Angles, expressions, crowds, helmets. ... not sure exactly what, but the missed-faces and wrong-guesses were worse than doing it by hand. What I've hoped for, and actually asked for...
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    Repeat after me: "My name is Phil Burton and I'm a defender of Adobe".... a twelve step program will follow, but you must subscribe to get to step 2. Step 1.1A may follow since Step one did not work well for non-English enrollees. Please note that Steps 8-12 are still in development and will...
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    I just had something happen that has an interesting relation to this. I turned my TV on and it had updated (without my permission apparently), and said to use it fully I must agree to new terms and conditions, then gave me access to screen after screen of new agreements, which I agreed to...
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    And I am the last to defend people who think they can perpetually get support for free, but... Any component that Adobe licenses and automatically incorporates inside their product is their responsibility. If they knowingly licensed a component only for (say) 5 years and included it in a...
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    The article referenced above reported: Petapixel is not all that reliable, but if true that is pretty damning that purely a date change makes it work or fail. {eople who buy a new CPU and find a 5 year old program won't run on it, well, they should be happy for five years, not complain all...
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    I agree with you completely, Cletus, but I think that is different than delivering something with an explicit time bomb in it that stops working as of a given date.
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    Face recognition does not see any face

    I think people read far too much into the "perpetual". It will be interesting if Adobe actually embedded a time bomb in the version whether on purpose or not (i.e. a literal "if date > x then die"). That's a bit different. But frankly I think it is wrong to assume because you have a...
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