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Recent content by Paul_DS256

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    Monitor brightness & Color profile

    I use a Datacolor Spyder X and it will pause and ask you to make adjustments, including brightness, during the calibration. It will also complain if your space is to bright with ambient light
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    Do I really need Denoise AI to denoise?

    The Topaz apps can use a lot of CPU and/or GPU resources. You may want to open 'Task Manager' to see what the different resource consumptions are when using them. Also check the system requirements for Denoise DeNoise AI System Requirements I use both Denoise and Sharpen and like them. However...
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    Sorry, I should have noted it didn't work for me either. I think it's because it's a URI (identifier) and not a URL (locator). I found this Adobe link with documention XMP
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    Ah, thanks for the clarification Jim.
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    Did some more testing. The NEF file out of the camera contains Nikon specific Makernote metadata with PictureControlName and PictureControlBase containing "Vivid". When LR saves this to (at least) the XMP it shows as crd:CameraProfile="Camera VIVID". The CRD tags are defined under...
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    True Jim, but it looks like the majority of cameras do have an equivalent function. From here: "When digital cameras first became available, all photos looked the same when it came to color. You could adjust parameters like contrast and saturation if you knew where to find the menu option, but...
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    I did a quick test. My Nikon D5300 had it's 'Picture Control' set to 'Camera Natural'. I changed it in the camera to 'Camera Vivid' and took a picture. When I imported into LR, Develop shows the Profile as 'Color Vivid' in the Basic Profile. So the default seems to be whatever is set in XMP...
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    Here's what my Preset looks like in Preferences. I've never made any changes here so Camera Settings is what I assume is the default.
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    Thanks! This answers a lot of questions. Your other references provide additional insights. I know realize that it was the move of Color Profiles to the Basic panel that through me off.
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    Understanding DEVELOP Color Profile

    It may just be me, but I just noticed that the default Profile in Develop appears to be Camera Neutral. I've looked in both the FAQ and Google but still don't feel I have a good understanding of the purpose of 'Color Profile' over other controls in Develop. For example, if I select 'Camera...
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    Hard disks exclusive for lightroom

    This has been discussed in other threads in the forums. You need to look at their benchmark in relation to your own workflow.
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    Hard disks exclusive for lightroom

    I'd recommend considering all your resource requirements. See here Optimize Lightroom performance
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    Integration of Lightroom classic and Alamy

    Check this out. Just found it Lightroom Plugins - Alamy-Lightroom Bridge
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    Hello from a disorganised hoarder.

    "Hold my beer". I recently went through a reorg of my catalog but you should understand how you want to use the Library module in relation to your needs. How do you think you will want to find photos in the future? How do you see printing/publishing images? This will also help in identifying how...
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    Question about noise reduction

    Thanks Johan. I never realized that before. Just went into Details and noticed Sharpening was 40 and Noise Reduction 0. I saw your answers in this LRQ post Import Sharpening Amount went from 25 to 40. Now to see if there is a way to create a preset to set Sharpening to 0 when invoking Topaz...
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