Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Questions concerning software running under Microsoft Windows, a popular family of operating systems.

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Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management?

I have a Mac, my wife has a Win7 machine. Currently I take all of our photos and put them into iPhoto. There's about 35K images in there now. The problem is that they are all accessible only from my ...
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My Nikon D3100 isn't recognized by Windows 7

I can transfer photos fine on my mac, but when I connect it on Windows 7 it appears as an unrecognized device under Windows' device manager (with the little exclamation mark). Googling didn't return ...
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How can I use my Canon EOS 20D with Vista x64?

It appears that Canon do not offer native 64-bit drivers for any of their range of digital cameras; Is there any way to work around this? EDIT Would I be better upgrading to Windows 7 x64, or no ...
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What color profile is being used in PS when Proof Colors is OFF?

What color profile is being used in PhotoShop when Proof Colors is OFF ? I always thought it's system color profile but it turns out it looks very different when I enable Proof Colors to "Monitor RGB"...
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How can I view Nikon RAW files as I transfer them to my Windows computer?

When I download my raw (Nikon NEF) files from my camera I just connect a USB cord that came with my camera and download the files off of the card. My question is, is it possible to view the files I am ...
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How do I calibrate two different monitors to the same whitepoint?

A few days ago I invested in an X-Rite i1 Display 2 colourometer, as per this answer, although I'm having great difficulty getting a Dell U2412M and a Dell E1911 monitor to the same whitepoint. I've ...
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How do I work with color profiles in Windows and Photoshop to get the correct saturation and appearance?

For some reason photos look desaturated in my Photoshop CS5 compared to other viewers such as FastStone (with CMS enabled). I switched to Dell U2410 monitor recently. ICM that came with it is set as ...
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Is there a problem if I delete or copy photos from my SD card using Windows Explorer?

If I just insert the card in the PC and delete some photos inside DCIM folder, or add some, can this damage my card or camera? Should I use some special software for this?
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Is there an installer for the Windows version of the latest Resynthesizer plugin for Gimp?

From here : http://registry.gimp.org/node/25219 !!! The attached executables are Linux files. DO NOT download them for Windows. Also do NOT download the Python scripts for Windows (they won't ...
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How to improve my current workflow?

To handle a large number of pics a a smooth and efficient workflow is needed. I am currently doing the following, which I find too cumbersome and annoying. This has a bad effect on my pics, which don'...
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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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How do I import Olympus E-PL2 raw files in Lightroom 3.3 for Windows?

I want to know how I could import a RAW file from an Olympus E-PL2 to Lightroom 3.3. If not possible, how I could as least view this in Windows 7 and Vista? I installed the Raw Codec from Olympus but ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in the Windows version of Adobe Lightroom for “Edit Keyword Metadata”?

I'd like to be able to click the first picture, <-edit keyword metadata command->, type keywords, arrow key to next photo... rinse repeat. However, I can't figure out the keyboard shortcut for '...
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Is there an Aperture equivalent for Windows, or do I need to use both Picasa and Lightroom?

As much as I'd like to work with Aperture, my main machine runs Windows (I only have a Macbook, no desktop Mac). For now, I have been using jointly Picasa and Lightroom for my photo management and ...
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Any 8+ MP Nikon/Canon/Sony cam that can click photos via the PC?

I'm looking for an economical still camera to click hi-res photos for a research project I'm doing. An important requirement is that the photo output in a RAW format. (least compression) I want to ...
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Color Management and screen standby

I've calibrated my notebook-Display using a Spyder3 pro. The strange thing: when the notebook display goes blank for video standby and I wake it up by pressing a key or moving the mouse, for a second ...