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  1. oleleclos

    DNG - why one should keep your raw anyway

    To my way of thinking, the most important reason for using DNG is futureproofing. Whether or not a scintilla of information is lost in the process is purely academic to all but the most dedicated pixel peeper. Just like the discussions in bygone years about how to store our negatives -...
  2. oleleclos

    Why I gave up on using Wacom tablets

    I'm amazed that anyone can use a mouse with Lr or Ps. I used to use a tablet with Ps but always found it awkward because it was positionally absolute. By the time I started using Lr, the touchpad had replaced the mouse for many Mac users, and this is the perfect Lr input device in my view. It...
  3. oleleclos

    Lightroom Freezes when I press IMPORT

    As a dyed-in-the-wool MacMan I don’t claim any Windows expertise, but 2 GB total memory and 14 GB free drive space strikes me as very, very restricted for today’s memory hungry applications. 2 GB RAM is the minimum Lightroom requires, but Adobe recommend 8 GB. As for drive space, a good rule...
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    Is upgrading graphics card worth it?

    At the risk of thread creep: Cletus’s description of the benefits of GPU “acceleration” matches my understanding of it, and in my experience there is a simpler and much more effective way to boost Lr performance. Some time ago I moved from using a MacBook Pro as my main computer to a MacMini...
  5. oleleclos

    Hello ! :)

    Not sure there is a limit, but the way they are arranged on one line makes them too small to be of much use beyond 8 or 10, depending on screen size. If only Apple had kept a "classic" layout for that as they have for many other things :rolleyes:
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    I messed up !!!

    Or maybe you did not Copy or Move but Add the photos - in which case the files would have been left where they were:
  7. oleleclos

    Make browns more golden

    Thanks Phil. I'm getting that whiff of change as well. Dunno if it does any good to start a thread on it; I'm just trying to prepare for the eventuality :eek::confused:
  8. oleleclos

    Make browns more golden

    Thanks for the rant Hoggy; useful background information. I love Lr and don't want to change, but sadly feel I need a cat flap for the day Adobe dumps us stand-alone users.
  9. oleleclos

    Hello ! :)

    Hi Lincoln, you must be the last OS 10.6 user in the world ;) Surprised Lr 6 runs on it. I stayed with 10.6 until forced to downgrade to 10.7, which I absolutely HATED; it nearly made me switch to Windows until I came to my senses (ashes and fire were words people used a lot). 10.8 was a bit...
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    Make browns more golden

    Thanks Phomich, that’s similar to what I have heard othes say. C1 is a super editor but a crap DRM. The problem, apparently, is that it is designed for a session based workflow, i.e. working with relatively few pictures at a time, and their catalogue solution is a bolt-on that doesn't work very...
  11. oleleclos

    Lost photos...

    OK, that puts you a bit further away from the coast than I thought :-)
  12. oleleclos

    Make browns more golden

    I’d also use the HSL panel, but differently. I’d shift the orange and yellow Hue sliders to the LEFT, towards red, to the extent that suits your image: and then make a new Preset: But of course it depends on what you mean by "brown". If it's deep brown, like this chocolate icing...
  13. oleleclos

    Adobe Photography Subscription Survey Regarding New Subscription Pricing

    My view exactly. When I saw that Adobe were offering the Lr+PS package at half the monthly cost of PS alone, far from jumping at it, it made me wonder what they were up to. No good, most likely :( I don't mind paying for what I get - including updates - but I won't be held over a barrel...
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    Lost photos...

    Hi Ian. Yes, my island is slightly smaller than yours :) Only about the size of Clarke Island not too far from you. And I agree - collections are only useful inside Lr. Which is why I do everything with Lr - organising, editing, outputting, the lot. Why make things complicated? :)
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    Hello! New to LR with a beginner's question...

    Since you have now organised your 80K+ photos in, presumably, a new Catalog, it makes sense to get rid of that old test Catalog. Deleting it is as simple as deleting its .lrcat file and associated .lrdata (previews) file. Same goes for your old Lr5 application. It's just wasting disk space. But...
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    Basic Backup Question

    Well, it's amazing how people's IT experiences vary. Take disk failures. The first hard disk I worked with, in 1981, was 10 MB - a 14" monster, with so much space we had a sysop share it between four users :geek:Between then and 2016 I never, ever had a hard disk failure, not once, while people...
  17. oleleclos

    Lost photos...

    Not sure I agree with the first statement. Maintaining a complex folder structure at OS level seems to me to be doubling a job that' so much easier to do with Collections inside Lr. Of course, this only applies as long as you do all your photo processing and management in Lr (/Photoshop). If...
  18. oleleclos

    I sold my soul ...

    Chances are that with a brand new Mac in tow you'll spend most of your time on that instead of out and about making pictures ;-)
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    All of my edited photos are lost in Lightroom Help Please!

    For how long have you been using Lightroom? It is very odd to find only one, 5-day old, backup file in your Backups folder. And did your problem only start on 20th May, when you posted your question? You say that your backup from 17th May contains only the pictures you imported AFTER your...
  20. oleleclos

    Hello! New to LR with a beginner's question...

    Maybe just pointing you to Adobe’s training videos was a bit of a cop-out. You asked a really reasonable question, and the answer does not have to be all that complicated. First of all, as others have pointed out, you do not actually “import” your pictures into Lightroom (Lr). The files stay in...
  21. oleleclos

    Hello! New to LR with a beginner's question...

    I have promised our hostess, Victoria Bampton, to do this sparingly, but I think the following recommendation is appropriate in this case. Adobe has a series of training videos that take you through every aspect of Lightroom - file import, organisation, processing and output. It’s free, it’s...
  22. oleleclos

    Basic Backup Question

    Possible, but not very likely. I have used TM with countless OS versions, going back to 10.5.0, and it has never worked reliably. I know it does for some, but it doesn't for me and plenty of people that I know. The problems are always on networked systems, never im my experience with directly...
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    I sold my soul ...

    Welcome to the other side, and feel free to ask. I changed to Mac 27 years ago, frustrated with the PCs of the day (having started my IT career on 8080 and Z80 CP/M machines in the late 70s). The delivery time for your new wonder machine may prove a blessing in disguise. Taking something that...
  24. oleleclos

    2016 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt eGPU?

    From what I read here and elsewhere, Lr GPU acceleration is quite critical of driver support, so the external GPU Setup you describe would seem vulnerable. Besides, performance gains from GPU acceleration appear to be monitor dependent, so you should check first that your 13" MBP will benefit...
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