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  1. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    OK. I'm happy to +1. Did so.
  2. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    No. I really can't say more, and maybe have said more than I should. But I tried, I failed completely, and I will not repeat the effort myself.
  3. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    I have raised this in another venue more directly with Adobe and was pretty much ignored. No real interest in having another run at them. And the idea that Adobe would "have to" respond is amusing...
  4. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    Just to drag this issue back to the OP's question.... (And in case Adobe is listening)... One thing I wish Adobe would explicitly address is the larger issue of data integrity in Cloudy (and all their related programs). I am certain I have not read every word posted by them, but mostly the...
  5. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    You're not wrong, but I think you are looking (like all good programmers) for the exception. Something like this is about statistics. Eliminating 90% of the problem is not a complete fix, but it eliminates 90% of the problem. Or find 5 regulations each which only hit 20% (of the balance)...
  6. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    Nonsense. Make it illegal and having penalties for use and a vast, vast majority of its utility goes away -- it would prevent banks where people have money from converting to crypto, and would prevent them from dealing with known crypto exchanges. An above-board company would have a very...
  7. Ferguson

    XMP's Again!

    Did it do so when you had a mismatch of ACR (in PS) and LR versions, back when most people had separate purchase cycles for the two that happened more than now. You got an unusual popup, you could continue but it wrote out.... well, something. TIFF and no XMP? XMP? Not sure.
  8. Ferguson

    Ransomware and Cloudy

    If I were attacking Adobe I would do it differently; I would try to get into their update servers (in addition to however I got in first), to distribute malware back down onto their customers' systems as part of the legitimate update processes, and then after a few weeks or months of that...
  9. Ferguson

    XMP's Again!

    There are a number (but not a large number) of ways it can happen, though the dates and contents can give a clue. There are many programs which create XMP files associated with file ingestion (LR is normally not one). So when I import via Photo Mechanic, then import the result of that later...
  10. Ferguson

    Super Resolution

    That's true, but they are re-applied (and thus recalculated) to the after-enhanced image. For example, if I take a brush stroke that is 100pixels wide, after I enhance it lightroom will turn that into one 200 pixels wide to "match". Now if I were painting something in, adjusting fine detail...
  11. Ferguson

    Big curved monitors for photo editing - Dell U3821DW

    I got the i1 Display Pro (the NEC one won't work) and built a profile roughly matching my 24". Once it warms up, they match fairly well. It's a WWWWWIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEE monitor. It really neatened up my desk, it's a lot thinner than the old florescent tube monitors, a LOT cooler...
  12. Ferguson

    Big curved monitors for photo editing - Dell U3821DW

    Well, in case anyone comes across this later -- I got one. It's gorgeous. The curve is a bit disconcerting at first but you quickly acclimate to it and realize it is helpful. I think I would NOT like some of the wider ones not because of width (e.g. the 49" version of this) but because of...
  13. Ferguson

    Lack of space

    Or, to Cletus' point, a change to Classic means you stop paying for Adobe cloud storage and can find other sharing alternatives, from social media to sites like Smugmug (not free but unlimited storage). Of course, getting away from Adobe cloud storage means you need to figure out how to back...
  14. Ferguson

    Lack of space

    I would offer the observation that this is EXACTLY why Adobe tied the new Lightroom to their on proprietary cloud, as it provides them a captive customer base for selling storage and (my guess, I know nothing) future extra features. It is also a portion of why many of us still use "classic"...
  15. Ferguson

    LR (and PS) use of RTX series GPUs - experience/problems?

    Interestingly I also have the GTX970, and have had no issues with it. I just checked and the "all" checkbox will stay set in LR with it. My main interest in the faster card is astrophotography, tools like starnet can take hours to do one image, and while that got faster on the 3970X it becomes...
  16. Ferguson

    LR (and PS) use of RTX series GPUs - experience/problems?

    Wow, I do not have one but I've been shopping for one to go with my 3970X also on a TRX40 motherboard (Gigabyte though), so vastly interested in what you find out. The other thing I have been wondering is if the hash limiter they are putting on newer ones (a bit covertly) will have an impact on...
  17. Ferguson

    Turning film negs to positive

    I also find it better if you reverse the tone curve in photoshop for each color individually, and then slide the top and bottom points up against the main "hump" in the histogram -- not into, but basically clip above and below the primary area where that color has data. It seems to give a...
  18. Ferguson

    Big curved monitors for photo editing - Dell U3821DW

    I have a 24" and 27" NEC monitor; the 27" is failing (despite being 3 years newer than the 24"). I like the NEC Spectraview, but they are pretty pricy now and not many choices. I also found over time I did not care about the wide gamut. I am thinking about getting a wide (physically not...
  19. Ferguson

    Negative Lab Pro

    If it's a compatible file for lightroom NLP should work with it, but you can check with them, they have a large number of camera profiles that are loaded (.DCP files). And Vuescan's conversion was not good enough? I was not terribly impressed with it personally, but I know a lot of people use...
  20. Ferguson

    Unable to register for the Summit from my laptop. Site totally blocked

    Personally I run defender only, with the free malwarebytes to do an occasional scan. But then again I'm hyper-aware when browsing or opening email. Defender is actually not bad. I helped two clients who had exchange vulnerability issues (basically procrastinated patching and were attacked)...
  21. Ferguson

    Negative Lab Pro

    Interesting. It's been longer than that since I used Vuescan. In that case ignore everything I've said, I guess they can be used together (though I still do not really understand WHY you would want to).
  22. Ferguson

    Negative Lab Pro

    Why do you think NLP helps? When you have Vuescan? What is it buying you?
  23. Ferguson

    Unable to register for the Summit from my laptop. Site totally blocked

    Generally speaking these are things from software you choose to have on your PC, McAfee or otherwise. I realize that "choice" is often forced on you from whom you bought it. But "blocked" is very clearly something at your end. If it said timeout and failed to respond or failed to connect --...
  24. Ferguson

    Negative Lab Pro

    Generally one uses something like vuescan to scan a negative AND invert it to a positive. And generally one uses NLP if you have taken a picture of a negative, e.g. macro lens and digital camera. That's not to say you couldn't scan a negative to a negative and use NLP for that. But you have...
  25. Ferguson

    Negative Lab Pro

    This thread is about Negative Lab Pro, but it sounds like you are using Vuescan? I'm confused as to your question's context. Or are you trying to use both together?
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