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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

I have a fairly large Lightroom catalog that I want to keep on an external hard drive to preserve space on my Macbook hard drive, as well as keeping originals backed up to Dropbox. Are there any ...
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Why does computer screen size affect image quality?

I have a 13 inch screen and my friend has a 27 inch screen. If we both download the same photo from my website, the file size and photo dimensions are the same (70ko and 300x450 pixels). However when ...
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Will moving photos onto a SSD drive give faster Lightroom performance?

I'm thinking about buying a new SSD drive and moving my photography onto it. Will it result in a worthwhile performance upgrade for access my Lightroom catalogue, which is currently somewhat sluggish? ...
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Wirelessly transfer photos from camera to a computer?

Is it possible to wirelessly transfer photos from a camera to a computer? Specifically: What kind of specs does a camera require to be able to do this? In other words, if I'm looking at a bunch of ...
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Are there graphic cards that allow calibration of conventional laptop displays?

I am about to buy a new laptop and would like to use it for photoediting. It would be nice to be able to adjust displays colors so they are accurate and display the real colors. Are there any ...
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Digital cameras that can take photos directly into a PC

I'm looking for a low-cost digital camera that can feed images directly into a PC. By low-cost I mean in the $100-$200 range. This is needed because I'm going to write some software that lets the user ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?

One thing I would like to offer at events is to be able to show some of the night's photography on a big screen TV (or two) during the night. The quick setup will be an Eye-Fi Mobi Pro card in my ...
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What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge? [duplicate]

I have been shooting digital for more that 10 years, now my photos are getting very huge. it was not a problem since I have a huge storage. But these huge photos began to bother me whenever something ...
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For maximizing photo adjustment performance, which hardware upgrades matter most? [duplicate]

I do a lot of photo editing on a 13" Macbook Pro. When making photo adjustments I spend a lot of time waiting for the image to re-render. I'm wondering which hardware upgrades will have the greatest ...
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Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?

This might not be the best place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a difference in screen quality on my iMac when I'm in bootcamp Windows or OSX. The reason I ask is ...
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What's the difference between a dedicated image processor (BIONZ, EXPEED, DIGIC) and a CPU?

Is the image processor like a GPU in the sense that it includes a particular set of instructions that make them more effective for encoding images and movies? Could a powerful mobile processor like a ...
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Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?

I'm looking to buy a laptop (for a spare) and I'm not ready to spend the amount I did on my first one. The machine will only be used for photo editing. Should I go for the dedicated graphics card or ...
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What characteristics matter in a mouse for photo editing?

I'm in the market for a new mouse. I had an ancient (cerca ~1998?) Logitech mouse that I really liked, but for reasons too boring to explain, it's time for a new one. What characteristics matter ...
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Is there a camera with an open interface?

I am currently building a machine that should take picture of small insect parts from a test tube. Parts are dropped to the test tube and the camera should trigger and take pictures while they drop in ...
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Will an SSD provide a noticeable benefit for Lightroom over a traditional harddrive?

I am a huge Lightroom (3.6) user, and have a 2006 2.15 Ghz Core 2 Duo 24" iMac, running Lion. This Mac it limited to 3GB RAM max, but does have dedicated graphics. I have about 50GB left on my ...
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Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?

I will be traveling overseas for about a few months and I would like to purchase a new notebook/laptop to process my RAW pictures using Photoshop Elements 9. Weight and minimum processing speed are ...
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SD card can no longer be read by PC but works fine in the camera, can I fix this?

A few weeks ago I was going to download the pictures from an SD card and I noticed the lock mechanism had become stuck in the middle, so I went to push it back to unlocked and the card peeled apart ...
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What features does a graphics adapter need for best performance in Lightroom?

When running Lightroom on high-resolution-displays I noticed severe performance problems. Working in the development module in 2560x1600 pixels screen resolution, even simple adjustments of ...
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Can the Canon T3i use a USB hard drive directly?

I'm seeing vague and conflicting reports on the web. Supposedly, the 60D and T3i both allow you to hook up a USB hard drive and shoot directly to the drive without using an SD card. If this is true, ...
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Usage of a PC as a SD Card with adapter

I am searching for something like a SD card with a second conectorto USB, so I can put the card into my Cam and plug the usb into my PC, so that I'm able to shoot some pictures directly to my HD (in ...
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Why do my photos look better on an iMac?

I've been given a long term loan of a 27" iMac. Looking at my photos on flickr and iphoto, they look, eh, just better, they seem to pop more than they did on the other PCs. Why is that? The other ...
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Other than the iMac, what's a brilliant display for my images?

When I started researching gear to start my photography passion I fell in love with the large iMac display. The large bright screen at the best buy was showing a sideshow if images that looked better ...
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What should I consider for buying a photo editing computer?

What things should I consider for buying a photo editing computer? Specifically, here's a few of my needs: I will install Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Creative Suite. I'd like to make sure all of ...
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Does a 7200 vs 5400 RPM hard drive improve performance for photo editing?

I have a dedicated RAID 1 (mirrored) volume for my photo library which is stored in Aperture 3 and one of the drives just died so I'm going to replace both. Is there a noticeable performance ...
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Which graphics card should I use for Photoshop (nVIDIA or Intel)?

Can you please give me some advice about these video integrated graphics cards: 1. nVIDIA GeForce 2. Intel HD Graphics Which one is better to use photoshop? Thank you in advance!
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MacHood Cinema Display Hood in US?

I've been trying to find a decent monitor hood for my Apple CinemaDisplay 30", as the only place I am able to use my computer at the moment is a fairly brightly lit (during the day) area of my home. I ...
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Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?

I'm currently running a 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro 2.53 with 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive and 4GB of system memory. I've upgraded to Snow Leopard and I'm running Lightroom 3 (64-bit). I have two ...