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Dec
18
revised What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
Copy editing, and links
Dec
18
suggested approved edit on What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
Dec
17
revised Is it possible to rotate an image by an arbitrary angle in Lightroom?
"above" again
Dec
17
suggested approved edit on Is it possible to rotate an image by an arbitrary angle in Lightroom?
Dec
16
comment Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?
@ths What are you going to use to run that copy of Lightroom in the emulator? If you say any version N of Windows where N >= WinXP, how do you intend to activate the operating system? Come to think of it, doesn't Lightroom also require product activation? While Adobe may cooperate now, will they still do it in three decades? Will Adobe be around in three decades' time?
Dec
16
comment Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?
@ChrisH Beware of saying "indefinitely" to anyone who thinks like an archivist: like "forever", it's a really long time. And if there are large-scale changes to the software, functionality may be dropped because it is not deemed worth the effort to transition it to the new situation. PCX images were once fairly common, but if there is major rework to for example GIMP for some reason, will the contributors feel that PCX support is important enough to spend time on? How often do you encounter PCX images in the wild these days? I know I very rarely do.
Dec
15
comment Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?
OP explicitly said storing the backup on DVD/CD, not HDD.
Dec
15
comment Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?
@RomeoNinov A Rosetta stone of digital photography?
Nov
26
comment Are there any downsides to scaling down unsharp images?
That £60 2TB HDD won't work indefinitely, however, and will eventually need to be replaced to keep serving its purpose of providing reliable storage. So the single purchase won't really let you keep the photos "for ever". Not really arguing with the point you're making, just pointing out that "for ever" is a fairly long while.
Nov
24
comment How should I respond to a lowball offer for commercial use of one of my photographs?
"I give a price. If they immediately come with an unfair response, I increase the price e.g. 10% or more." Do you mean that your price goes up compared to your original offer, if the customer tries to lowball your offer enough that you consider their counteroffer "unfair"?
Aug
29
comment Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
It wasn't entirely easy picking the answer to this question to accept. I liked both yours and TFuto's, but ended up accepting TFuto's because it gave a handful of concrete reasons, and upvoted this one. This answer would be even better if you incorporated that last comment into the answer itself, IMO.
Aug
29
accepted Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
Aug
29
comment Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
Out of curiosity, who are the "we" in the last paragraph?
Aug
29
awarded  Curious
Aug
28
comment Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
I don't really get it. I can understand why it'd make a difference making a completely different device, but are smaller sensors really that different from larger ones?
Aug
28
comment Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
"There's not another 24mm x 36mm spot anywhere on that wafer to make an additional sensor," Well, that's where the "smaller ones" part of my question comes from.
Aug
28
asked Why does increasing sensor size necessarily lead to lower silicon wafer utilization?
Aug
27
comment is there a real difference between “digital” and “film” lenses?
This is an interesting tidbit, but I fail to see how it answers the OP's question. Can you perhaps elaborate?
Aug
12
comment DSLRs with separate controls for aperture and shutter?
I tried to use a camera model a few weeks ago (a friend's camera) that had only one wheel for setting both aperture and shutter speed. I pretty quickly went back to my own EOS 50D, which has separate wheels for the two (as well as much better ergonomics for me, but that's more personal).
Aug
2
comment 2 Versions of a Photo: Same resolution, image diff shows no difference, but different filesize
"4 (bytes per UTF-8 char)" UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that requires between 1 and 4 bytes (strictly speaking, 8-bit sequences) to correctly encode a given Unicode code point. It can be generalized to encode any 31-bit sequence into up to 6 bytes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8#Description