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  1. pknoot

    Luminar 2018

    Has anyone tried Luminar 2018 yet? I bought it for $49 (since I already own Aurora HDR) and started experimenting with it. There are a number of very cool filters and effects that complement LR very well. I'm using it both as stand-alone and plug-in for LR and PS. I would be interested in...
  2. pknoot

    Mac OS Mojave Update - Yay/Nay

    Works fine for me on MacBook Pro.
  3. pknoot

    Cloud storage

    I've used CrashPlan, Amazon, Dropbox, and Backblaze. CrashPlan uses excessive resources on your computer (slows everything else down) and is limited to smaller backup sizes; they won't tell you this, but I found out the hard way! In addition, upload speed is limited and inversely proportional...
  4. pknoot

    Classic CC much slower than LR5.x ?

    You did not give any details on the notebook hardware (memory, storage size, speed), but I suspect your bottleneck lies there. You may also have other background programs taking up CPU time. Do this test: open Resource Monitor after booting up and see where it settles in terms of CPU and...
  5. pknoot

    PSD files in Lightroom

    I use both PSD and TIFF out of Photoshop. My Lightroom has no trouble importing the PSD files; the layers are preserved and the files open properly in Photoshop. I have maximize compatibility on by default in Photoshop preferences. I suspect there is something else going on. Are these...
  6. pknoot

    Best way to convert various RAW files to JPG?

    While you could do this in Adobe Photoshop or Bridge, I find that Lightroom makes it much easier. I second Jimmsp's suggestions.
  7. pknoot

    To DNG or not to DNG

    I've been using DNG files ever since the feature was available. For me, not having the XMP files is a plus, since it's a problem if any of these are lost or corrupted during backup operations. My concern with camera-specific RAW files is support by the manufacturers for the formats in the...
  8. pknoot

    Anyone using LR 6 licensed version with High Sierra Operating System

    Running LR 6.14 on 10.13.4 (High Sierra) on 2017 MBP without any issues.
  9. pknoot

    Adobe CC on Mac El Capitan

    Have you tried to safe boot the Mac?
  10. pknoot

    It it true there is no option to print in the new LRcc

    There is no excuse for Adobe to publish a product that requires immediate updates to correct oversights.
  11. pknoot

    Lightroom importing photos to wrong year

    Check the metadata for one of the photos; what is the capture date?
  12. pknoot

    Any news on enabling multi-user collaboration for Lightroom?

    I currently use the Dropbox approach but it's tragically slow; exporting folders as catalogs with the original images included is the path we chose, but the upload/download process with Dropbox takes a very long time if you have any substantial number of photos. How about using Dropbox as the...
  13. pknoot

    Any news on enabling multi-user collaboration for Lightroom?

    Is there still no solution for multiple photographers working out of different locations on the same catalog? Not simultaneously, of course! Creative Cloud doesn't seem to provide and answer or does it?
  14. pknoot

    Recovering from a labeling error

    Thanks, Victoria! I did some work, so I'll have to find a way to transfer that to the backup.
  15. pknoot

    Recovering from a labeling error

    My son was trying to help me the other day and accidentally changed the color labels and stars on all :shock: 70,000+ images in my LR catalog. Needless to say, I was in serious shock! I use these labels and stars to indicate the priorities and editing state of my shots. I do have backups of...
  16. pknoot

    Lightroom Complete Galleries - 4.1 - Just "Loading Site" in Shell Mode

    I believe this is normal for LR Galleries - the shell will not preview in Lightroom. Upload your shell to your website and see if it works there.
  17. pknoot

    LR 3.3 Starts Out Fine, Then Slows To A Crawl

    This is a phenomenon I had not seen yet prior to 3.3 - LR starts slowing down dramatically over the course of 30 minutes' work, to the point where I can't go on without a restart. It is particularly obvious when I need to display folders or collections with a lot of images. Over time, I get...
  18. pknoot

    Create Date Folders on Auto Import

    Thanks, Victoria! I had looked there initially, but did not see a file - so I created one! Works great now. The only catch is that I have to remember to copy it into every new update of LR3....
  19. pknoot

    Create Date Folders on Auto Import

    Beat, Do you know where the translatedstrings.txt file resides on the Mac version? Thx, Peter
  20. pknoot

    Gridview always stuck

    Are your previews up to date? You might try refreshing them first. Also, are you trying to scroll through all 1',''' images at once?
  21. pknoot

    Sharpening & NR...

    Here's the sharpening workflow by Bruce Fraser: http://www.creativepro.com/article/out-of-gamut-thoughts-on-a-sharpening-workflow To answer your question, early in the process - but don't use Capture Sharpening as your only sharpening step (i.e. don't overuse it).
  22. pknoot

    Setting up LR to recognize external HD

    LR does not "recognize" drives in the way that Explorer does. The drive will only show up after you import your images from it into LR; it should appear in the left panel.
  23. pknoot

    LR changing my photos dramatically - HELP

    John, I apologize for not being clear; I did not mean to lead you down the path of trying to adjust clipping indicators (you can't anyway). What I was trying to say is: Use the histogram on the camera to judge exposure, not the camera-generated preview. Avoid blowing out the background on a...
  24. pknoot

    LR changing my photos dramatically - HELP

    Are you using the histogram or the jpeg on camera to judge exposure? I use the former only, since the in-camera jpeg profiles can produce dramatically different results. I'm not a Nikon user, but I guess it's similar to Canon in that respect; I keep the jpeg settings as neutral as possible and...
  25. pknoot

    Colour management issues

    Fred, do you have an idea of what your screen brightness setting is? I just read a review on your monitor (ShutterBug magazine) that was concerned about the calibration software targeting a 14' cd/m2 target, which is way too bright. While you may also have other color management issues, you may...