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  1. Opa

    External Storage solution for growing storage needs and speed

    Perhaps. But RAID five (MacBook pro keyboard so one number key just stopped working) does provide protection from a single drive failure. That's rare today but it does happen and much easier to replace a drive than have to rebuild from backup? Plus performance improvement? The question may be...
  2. Opa

    External Storage solution for growing storage needs and speed

    RAID does provide improved performance, no? 4x6Tb RAID s/b higher performance than 3 individual disks providing the same space? 6x4Tb s/b higher performance than 4x6Tb?
  3. Opa

    External Storage solution for growing storage needs and speed

    Thanks. So not RAID? I'm also wondering if the slightly better performance of the Thunderbay 6 would be worth it. For a 24Tb system it'd be about $260 more. S/b better performance. It'd also have more useable space (20Tb available from a 6 x 4Tb system vs 18Tb from a 4 x 6Tb system) though I'm...
  4. Opa

    External Storage solution for growing storage needs and speed

    Hi Cletus, do you have the OWC box? How do you have it configured? I need to upgrade the locally attached storage on my iMac Pro, mostly for better performance but also additional space. Thanks,
  5. Opa

    iMac: Mid 2017 vs iMac Pro ?

    Updating an old post. I did wait on the iMac Pro and glad I did. Ended up with a 3.2GHz Xeon W w/ 8 cores, 64Gb RAM, Radeon Pro Vega 64 w/ 16Gb. Overall great performance. Next up is better external storage for it.
  6. Opa

    2016 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt eGPU?

    MacOS 10.13.4 now officially supports eGPU's. Curious if anyone has tried one recently with this version and if they've noticed any improvement.
  7. Opa

    iMac: Mid 2017 vs iMac Pro ?

    Good point about the cores as that seems one of the more critical benefits of the iMac Pro. It'd be nice to know what the plans are to take advantage of coming machines.
  8. Opa

    I sold my soul ...

    I've used both platforms since the inception of each. For routine daily use I don't think the Apple Universe can be beat and the integration of mac, phone, iPad, and watch are getting better. I switched from Win to Mac for routine daily use in 2012 and am quite happy I did. When I can I prefer...
  9. Opa

    iMac: Mid 2017 vs iMac Pro ?

    Surprised I couldn't find this posted yet. So, buy an almost fully tricked out Mid 2017 iMac (4.2Ghz Quad / 64gb RAM) for $3,899 this week or wait 7 months for a nice space grey iMac Pro for $5k? Any idea how LR, Affinity, and other photo apps will run on the Mid 2017 vs the iMac Pro? I'd...
  10. Opa

    LR cannot do RAW to external editor (Portrait Pro) ?

    Quite possibly not. I've not used plugins very often and generally tend to keep editing to a minimum and almost always within a single app, either Lightroom or Affinity. My hope is that Portrait Pro can speed things up and perhaps improve output quality but so far I'm not impressed. I'm playing...
  11. Opa

    LR cannot do RAW to external editor (Portrait Pro) ?

    Thanks for confirming that Johan and for the tip. I'll pass it on. It'd be nice if LR would simply pass the RAW.
  12. Opa

    LR cannot do RAW to external editor (Portrait Pro) ?

    The full version does RAW. The problem seems to be that LR can't pass a RAW to it forcing me to exit LR, find the file, load manually, save, import in to LR. PITA. :-)
  13. Opa

    LR cannot do RAW to external editor (Portrait Pro) ?

    Am I correct that to edit these as RAW in PP that I need to load them directly from the file and that I cannot do RAW as an 'Edit In' pseudo plugin from LR? EG, from LR my best option is ProPhoto 16 bit (which looses a ton of image quality)? Thanks,
  14. Opa

    Fix wrong date from import ?

    Thanks for reminding me to change the folder names in LR. Just saved me a bunch of headaches.
  15. Opa

    Fix wrong date from import ?

    Got a new camera last April. The date was set 1 year ahead so when I imported it created a folder 2017.04.15 and placed the files for that day in there. Same for numerous subsequent days until I finally realized what it was doing and changed the date in the camera to 2016. Am I thinking...
  16. Opa

    Will there be another perpetual licence Lightroom upgrade?

    I know of two companies who moved to Affinity Photo after PS went perpetual only. I think they're both happier with it so aren't very upset. I've been using it a bit myself and quite impressed. Given how many are moving to Capture One already I think a switch to subscription only for LR would...
  17. Opa

    13" tb MBP vs iMac?

    Thanks Victoria. That was kind of my thought but wanted to make sure.
  18. Opa

    13" tb MBP vs iMac?

    I'm debating between a couple of setups. 1 - Late 2016 13" tb MBP / 3.3Ghz / 16 gb RAM with 2 external 27" displays (LG 5k + Apple 2.5k) with a 2tb Sandisk SSD for storage. I'd be purchasing the 5k display for this. 2 - Wait for new iMac later this spring. So top end 27" 5k iMac + already...
  19. Opa

    Cut Marks ?

    Bump... In case someone has some idea how to do this.
  20. Opa

    Cut Marks ?

    How do you get LR to print cut marks (e.g., edge of desired page size when you have to print to a larger page size) in LR 6.7? I thought older versions allowed crop marks or cut marks but more recent seem to only include crop marks (which are aligned with the image cell but not the desired page...
  21. Opa

    2016 MacBookPro 15" LR slow with dedicated GPU.

    That's not at all what I got from my reading and from the charts. Some things are slower like importing (interesting given their raving about the SSD performance in the new MBP) and Blur. Most tests indicate the 2016 MBP is slightly faster and sometimes considerably faster (Sharpen, Integrity...
  22. Opa

    Advice on iMac Purchase

    They've been predatory and proprietary since day one.
  23. Opa

    Sharing (contact sheets?) w/ clients ?

    My workflow is largely an adaption of how I worked with film. After a shoot I will spit out contact sheets to a PDF, upload to dropbox, and send a link to the client to download and browse. Depending on the client this might be every shot or might be quickly culled to perhaps 50%. An exception...
  24. Opa

    Lightroom compatible alternative to Photoshop ?

    Thought I'd provide an update. They're down to Affinity & GIMP. I'm guessing Affinity will win based on ease of use. Interestingly they said that they wish they'd looked at Affinity sooner as it's much faster than Photoshop. BTW, 90% of what they'll use this for is very simple compositing and...
  25. Opa

    Still can't see flags etc in full screen ?

    Thanks John. Not the same though. Especially on an 11" macbook. You can never get even close to a full screen image and on many it's the difference in having to zoom in or not. At least for my tired old eyes. Perhaps I'm unusual in this but I'd really like the capability to configure and toggle...
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