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Recent content by Ferguson

  1. Ferguson

    Importing Batch Scanned Photos into Lightroom

    What I did was scan a batch into some folder, then drag and drop them into LR. I could auto-watch that folder also and skip the drag and drop step, but I found I periodically screwed up and wanted to rescan. In LR I do an edit-in Photoshop, Edit original (not a copy). I do this before doing...
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    Consolidating images across multiple drives

    I apologize for any offense. Fortunately it looks like others are chiming in, hopefully more on point. By no means did I intend to imply that your question was unwelcome or inappropriate, and will bow out of the thread now.
  3. Ferguson

    Consolidating images across multiple drives

    That just begs more questions. With regard to what you are trying to do, LR (specifically various plugins) will help find duplicates where their metadata is duplicated in some fashion, e.g. filenames, or exact capture time perhaps with other related data like camera. Nothing I have seen...
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    Consolidating images across multiple drives

    Just to be clear, these are photos NOT themselves in the lightroom catalog, but backups of photos that may be in Lightroom? If they are backups, who cares -- just rationalize how you want backups done, and start over and back everything up fresh?
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    Wireless Hard Drive for LR?

    A NAS server (of which there are many) can server up disks via wifi from file shares, so if the NAS is on your Wifi you can do that. It's not exactly an external drive, as a external storage system (i.e. they are usually quite a bit larger and more expensive than a single EHD). I suppose...
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    Naming cameras for LR import

    Cletus' suggestion is what I echo -- rename it in the camera; this has the additional benefit that the cards' filenames are distinct so if you ever get them mixed up you can immediately tell which is which.
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    Storage & Workflow Performance

    The only thing I would suggest you consider is moving the photos after editing. I have not found, for most activity, that the storage of the (presumably raw) image makes a lot of difference, so I prefer to ingest them once and not copy them again unless I really have to. Copy operations in...
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    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    I suspect it varies by country and the OP is in the UK, but I have found for home use CyberPower seems to represent a decent blend of value and quality. APC is probably the best known but I think a bit over priced . But take all that with a grain of salt as I do not pay that much attention and...
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    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Disk corruption is getting better handled by file systems over time, but that doesn't mean you cannot get file corruption, especially if something is running and updating files when the computer turns off. Lightroom is a great example, because it often just sits there in background doing...
  10. Ferguson

    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    I realize intellectually that many people use a laptop for photo post processing, but it still just never seems possible to me. However your point is well taken. Beware externally powered external hard disks though!
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    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Oh... speaking of which, the software for most UPS's is pretty unsophisticated. You generally will need a separate UPS for each computer if you want it to shut down. Some are more sophisticated, but most look like they were written by 3rd graders. While I'm thinking this through, it is worth...
  12. Ferguson

    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Yes. They are relatively inexpensive, and all it needs to do is prevent one unexpected crash that corrupts something and your time NOT spent cleaning up is paid back. I also have one on my network closet where the cable modem and house's main switch is. You do need to plan on replacing the...
  13. Ferguson

    Can I search (or form collection) of unrecognized people?

    Thanks. The latter I had not considered. The former seems easier though to just do by selecting the unnamed faces and deleting the face region.
  14. Ferguson

    Can I search (or form collection) of unrecognized people?

    @johnrellis I'm be curious what use case someone has for the cropped portion of the image and faces there. Not saying there are none, just struggling to come up with why anyone cares? As to your last suggest I'll give it a try. It sounds actually much easier than AnyFilter because I don't...
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    Can I search (or form collection) of unrecognized people?

    Well, yes and no. I think the fault is fundamental to lightroom with the concept of keeping and counting face regions outside the crop boundary, but the "it" I really meant was that AnyFilter was pointless in trying to find unrecognized faces if it is going to find faces that are not visible...
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