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reviewed Reject Any good alternatives to Lightroom for PC users?
Jul
30
comment Exmor RS. What value does it add to an 1" sensor?
I was going to but I wouldn't want to do that without docs to back it up.
Jul
29
comment Exmor RS. What value does it add to an 1" sensor?
I don't think chipworks has published anything publically on it recently. But I suspect it's not as much of a port from small sensors as you think, which may give you an answer - IIRC it's one of the technologies that's given Nikon an edge in the high-iso stakes over the last few years.
Jul
29
reviewed Reject Autofocus not working outside scene modes
Jul
28
reviewed Reject Are airport x-ray scanners safe for DSLRs / lenses / storage media?
Jul
28
reviewed Approve What is the difference between in-lens image stabilizing and sensor-based image stabilizing?
Jul
28
comment How do I geotag my photos with the name of the city?
Try tweaking the DOP with exiftool or something if you want but I doubt Kartick will see the result he wants in the App he's using (if you check previous questions, Kartick world is not always connected with the real world but we love him all the same). Because even assuming you get the DOP value right, the Apple mapping API probably doesn't accept it (only the OSM API docs came up when I did a search) and that even if did that Apple Photo app is very unlikely to pass it...
Jul
27
comment Do I need to buy anything more than just body and lenses?
Good answer, can you add in Software too? The creative process is only half done without being turn the image captured into the image the photographer had in their head when they pushed the button!? And the free options are universally woeful.
Jul
26
comment Do images need special treatment for high-resolution (“retina”) displays vs regular displays?
My view is that sharpening is always a creative step and to be worthwhile that sharpening needs to be tuned per image/output. You have a small audience for hi-res devices and potential gains are so minor as to be unnoticeable by most and the few who might notice wouldn't have their enjoyment affected enough to make the investment of your time and effort worthwhile.
Jul
26
answered How do I geotag my photos with the name of the city?
Jul
26
comment Is there a way to set white balance of a RAW to match the preview JPEG?
@IliahBorg - care to make that an answer? :)
Jul
26
comment Bulk cropping images of bottles with reflections?
It depends on how many you have to do and how often. Are we talking a few hundred that a freelance photographer or graphic designer (or possibly mechanical turk) could knock out in a day or are we talking thousands that would need a day to get a quick & dirty custom app up and running?
Jul
26
comment Do images need special treatment for high-resolution (“retina”) displays vs regular displays?
ok... wow - don't think I've ever seen that many comments without the automatic chat invitation popping up. Really you need to better understand the sharpening process and why it is only really effective when tuned specifically for each image - explaining that is out of scope of this question and for comments. But the short answer is that very few people could tell the difference and of those applying a blanket set of sharpening values to your work instead of tailoring them for each image will leave them wondering why you didn't do a better job of your sharpening...
Jul
26
answered Do images need special treatment for high-resolution (“retina”) displays vs regular displays?
Jul
22
answered Will a Facebook photo page increase my visibility as a photographer?
Jul
22
comment Will a Facebook photo page increase my visibility as a photographer?
It depends on how your business works. If you live by referrals and shoot events then Facebook is an excellent tool (as is instagram) as you can release a subset of (lo-res, watermarked) images and people love to like/tag themselves which shares it automatically. That gives you an excellent 'organic' reach and a personal endorsement - far better than you can get from a website or paid advert. I've had good results with that model and found other local photographers that way. If your model depends on bringing in strangers / cold contacts then it's unlikely to do you any favours...
Jul
22
answered Does anyone make an ASA 1600 or 3200 color film?
Jul
21
comment What are the anomalies in this picture of earth?
They're just a combination of noise in the image and jpeg artefacts. They might be interesting to you, but unless you're the type of person who hears hooves and expects to see zebra or really loves the fine artistry of the discrete cosine transform there is nothing of interest there.
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
comment Make realistic backdrop in photoshop
Without some concrete examples I think this question may get closed for being too broad. The main key to answering this will be in getting a realistic/natural masking technique and what's most appropriate depends heavily on the background that you want to remove...