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  1. Ferguson

    Using Bridge along with RAW-capable post-processing programs like Luminar, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, etc.

    Someone else will have to jump in on Elements, I have not used it. I thought it was photoshop lite (i.e. destructive) but I really do not know.
  2. Ferguson

    Using Bridge along with RAW-capable post-processing programs like Luminar, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, etc.

    Merry Christmas to you as well. I do not. There is no standardization for non-destructive edits beyond some minor stuff like crops, and even less for how they are saved (in a catalog somewhere, sidecar file, format of sidecars, inside DNG, is DNG even supported). The best you might possibly...
  3. Ferguson

    Using Bridge along with RAW-capable post-processing programs like Luminar, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, etc.

    Adobe's raw processing techniques are only compatible between products, so the edits in Bridge work with Lightroom and also with Photoshop (maybe some others), they will not work with non-Adobe applications that are also NON-destructive editors. Let's say you used something like Capture One...
  4. Ferguson

    Correct setting to export to JPEG without huge file size

    I just did an experiment and it's definitely quantized. Export at 93, 95, 98, 100 = 6197 KB Export at 85, 90 and 92 = 3610 KB Export at 77, 80, 83, 84 = 2348 KB Export at 75, 76 = 1592 KB So it's definitely quantized. What's odd is I could not reproduce what @yngvar saw that 80 and 85 were...
  5. Ferguson

    Deleting Original RAW

    The short answer is "no". The converted file never quite contains everything from the raw, and may contain a LOT less depending on the editing operations. Lightroom edits are called "non-destructive" because they are a bunch of editing commands, and get applied whenever you need to see, save...
  6. Ferguson

    Catalogs Fotos on new drive letter

    You can also point Lightroom to the new drive letters if you prefer to keep the new ones. This might help if so. You should be able to do it at the top level not by folder.
  7. Ferguson

    Room lighting - LED?

    I don't know that 6500 is correct, but I am told that it is probably the best guess at most (non-photographer) monitors, and so if you are doing images that will primarily be displayed on the web, it seemed a best bet. Is it? But to your recommendations (disclaimer aside), there's nothing...
  8. Ferguson

    Room lighting - LED?

    So as a certifiable vampire, that loves the dark.... Why do I need a light source in my room while post-processing at all? I usually have the room dark, or at most one small bulb (LED) reflecting off the ceiling that is barely bright enough to read by. Does the eye need a light source away...
  9. Ferguson

    Lightroom Classic CC version 8.0 per one time license fee ?

    Do note that it includes Photoshop as well in the subscription. Also note there are three variations usually available (in addition to specials and deals some sites may have) : 1) CC + Classic + Photoshop + 20gb for $10/mo (US Price) 2) CC + Classic + Photoshop + 1TB for $20/mo 3) CC + 1TB...
  10. Ferguson

    more room for Lr Catalog and Previews

    It is rare that an external drive is faster than an internal drive. Sure, it can happen, but it is rare. Even if the drive itself is as fast, it is rare that the connection mechanism is as fast. And even if not that, caching is often done differently for external devices to make them more...
  11. Ferguson

    how can I save my work during the work?

    There is a bit more to the "save" issue, in terms of how your computer is configured. LR commits changes to "disk" frequently, but whether your computer actually writes them immediately depends on how caching is set up in numerous places, from the volume in Windows (cached to main memory) to...
  12. Ferguson

    Subdivide Catalog

    In case it wasn't clear above, one catalog can point to two or more volumes of images, so if you run short of space on existing drive(s), you can just create new drives, and your one catalog can refer to as many drives as needed to hold the images. These drives can even be taken off line, and...
  13. Ferguson

    Predictions on Lr Classic and CC (laptop) interoperability?

    Honestly I have trouble remembering breakfast most days, so the details are certainly vague. I just seem to remember that Adobe's early release had PS very expensive, and can't recall LR, but my recollection is that the $10 price bundle was a concession due to all the complaints. Maybe someone...
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    Predictions on Lr Classic and CC (laptop) interoperability?

    I'm less optimistic than Phil. I think the sync issues are native to their cloud not the software, and if they were going to build their cloud to work with Classic they would have. It would be 1000 times easier to do so before they released CC in the first place (or at least Lightroom mobile)...
  15. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    Let's start with the first part -- you have more than one version of an image. In LR if you are following its paradigm and using just lightroom, those are not 5 different rendered images, you have one "master" (that you imported), and then you make virtual copies. Each virtual copy inside of...
  16. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    I won't quote all the above but try to zero in on where some of the issue may be. I THINK your screen shots are from the export. Export is for a specific purpose. Don't think about export yet. Export has nothing to do with saving. To repeat the above -- if you are NOT editing in photoshop...
  17. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    @johnbeardy, excellent point, I forgot LR is picky. You might think it would support all the file formats Adobe uses, especially an Adobe proprietary one, but it doesn't. :(
  18. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    OK, I did some testing. I started with a raw image and converted to 16 bit ProPhotoRGB, then saved in various ways. With no layers a TIFF (zip compressed) was slightly smaller than a PSD. With three duplicated layers (i.e. image layers) the PSD (with zip compression) is smaller, though it...
  19. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    I thought that, but someone showed me that PSD's (sometimes? Always?) have much better handling of layers and disk space. I could not find an option in TIFF that gave equivalent disk space savings when there were many layers. Am curious if I just missed it? They are equivalent in terms of...
  20. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    Let me ramble a bit and see if I can answer some of the above with less argument. Lightroom's paradigm, i.e. how it is most often used (not looking for niche case exceptions) is that you never "save" anything when Lightroom does edits, or more exactly Lightroom always saves continuously. But...
  21. Ferguson

    What is the best format (and which settings for it) to save the edited photos with?

    What Johan said within lightroom, but... If you use Edit In Photoshop, the answer is a bit different. Those should be saved (assuming you might edit them further in the future) in a format that supports all the resolution and color and features. Generally that means 16 bit PSD or TIFF...
  22. Ferguson

    Should I get a 4k monitor?

    Yeah, see that last one is almost my D6 when it comes out. I love a good monitor but that's pretty bad. I think my first car was less than that (and maybe my current is worth less now).
  23. Ferguson

    LR does not follow command instantly

    I would reset the GPU separately. For one thing it is otherwise a no-change in terms of functionality. It is quite literally one check box. If it is checked now, make sure it does not show an error underneath. If it does, let us know what, but more than likely your GPU is not compatible...
  24. Ferguson

    Repeated requests to enter my Adobe Id when starting up Lightroom

    Adobe's licensing schemes correspond roughly to Windows 3 a long time ago - they work a lot of the time, but often just get a bit screwed up, and a reboot is needed. By "reboot" I do not mean the computer, but variations of logging out/in, checking of other machines may be logged in (more than...
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