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by Bart Arondson

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Nov
16
comment Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?
I've tweaked the last para. The idea is simple, shoot for more light than your camera guesses at (it'll give you a darker image) and at full resolution. Then reduce the size to reduce the noise and lighten it in your favourite image editing program and see if the results are better.
Nov
16
revised Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?
Tweaked last paragraph following user feedback
Nov
16
answered Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is waist level photography with a digital camera practical?
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can i check the details of my photos clicked by nikon 5100
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do some programs show my portrait photographs in the wrong orientation?
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I tell what equipment and lighting setup was used for a studio portrait?
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Nikon offer something like an API for developing 3rd party hardware?
Nov
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I improve portraits when shooting in low light without flash?
Nov
3
comment Does simply opening and closing a JPEG file decrease image quality?
@TimSeguine - If you don't agree with this answer then it's time for you to break out the references. And if you want to have a discussion then you might be best off moving it to chat.
Nov
3
comment Does simply opening and closing a JPEG file decrease image quality?
@TimSeguine - that is based on the assumption that the exact original data was recovered from the first encoding, which given the lossy nature of the encoding means that even under perfect / lab conditions it's unlikely.
Oct
31
comment How can I give an assitant rights to edit without having the possibility to download the image?
There are software systems that will detect when sensitive files are being accessed and sent externally, some will even intercept the actions in encrypted systems like https. They are frequently used in banks and law firms. Another option is to have good access logs, if users are accessing files they shouldn't or at times they shouldn't then you can deal with the problem. +1 to the advice to ask on security.se btw.
Oct
31
comment Saving 24MB Jpeg
I did IT support for a printer around that time and there was another very good reason: TIFF is (or at least was then) a complete mess that resulted in implementations which were frequently incompatible - even between versions of the same package. That led to a lack of trust as files that weren't produced in house or at least by the same software (and version) had a tendency to be unreadable by anything else once compressed...
Oct
27
comment JPG Images recovered immediatelly after deleting from SSD, but 95% of files can't be opened
Windows 8 is most definitely well aware of SSD's and their differences from 'spinning rust'. Wear levelling would cause an almighty mess which would make it an order of magnitude harder to recover any file over 4k in size.
Oct
27
comment Corrupt JPEG image (Bad HEX)
@Daniyal - you seem to have rather missed that the point is that in your simulation of 'damage' you don't know what you've broken. What you've described doing is not like the kind of damage that is remotely likely to occur in the real world, as a result there will probably be no 'tools' to repair it.
Oct
27
comment How is it that DNG files are smaller?
Also depending on settings you can have DNG's which are essentially JPEGs...
Oct
27
comment Corrupt JPEG image (Bad HEX)
Saying 'in the middle of the HEX' is not very useful even to me who has an understanding of how the file format actually works. A lot of a JPEG file is not human readable. Depending on what is missing it may not even be possible to recover the image at all...
Oct
26
comment RAW images archive?
Hi new user, welcome to photography stackexchange. In order for us to be able to answer your question it would help us if you shared your research, such as what resources you have found so far and why they were unsuitable.
Oct
22
comment Why is it called ISO “speed”?
I'm not 100% I agree, but it's a big world out there. AFAIK the sensitivity in a CMOS/CCD sensor can be set and/or altered during capture and is not purely a post-capture operation. I'm sure a question on electrical engineering would probably answer that definitively.
Oct
22
comment Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?
What was your problem with ICE? It definitely supports Raw files with the appropriate imaging codec installed.