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bio website bitrot.net
location Manchester, United Kingdom
age 42
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
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I'm an enthusiastic amateur or a semi-pro photographer, depending on mood and day of the week. :)


Dec
16
revised How well do smart phone light meter apps work?
Minor typo fix
Oct
28
comment Where can I buy high quality greetings cards blanks in the UK?
This question seems perfectly reasonable to me. I thought we'd sorted the whole "country = too localised?" thing many times before, e.g. photo.stackexchange.com/questions/14353/….
Oct
21
revised Quickly check original photo in Lightroom Library module
added 10 characters in body
Oct
21
answered Quickly check original photo in Lightroom Library module
Oct
18
comment How can an amateur wildlife photographer get good photos of urban foxes?
Thanks Olin, some great tips in there.
Oct
18
asked How can an amateur wildlife photographer get good photos of urban foxes?
Oct
14
revised What is a Canon Digisuper lens and why is it $200,000+?
Clarified the "100x zoom" figures in the first sentence
Oct
14
comment What is a Canon Digisuper lens and why is it $200,000+?
"Canon's Tripple Digit Zoom Lens with Auto Focus Function" - all that money on a lens and they still can't spell "triple". :)
Oct
11
accepted Can photos printed at home be acceptable for UK passport applications?
Oct
11
asked Can photos printed at home be acceptable for UK passport applications?
Oct
8
reviewed Close What is the advantage of rolling shutters, if any?
Oct
3
comment What's a good iPhone application to view large images (5000px+)?
p.s. Note that 1040x1536px is the size of iOS 7's new parallax wallpapers on the iPhone 5. Clearly then 1536px is as big as Apple thinks you need to go.
Oct
3
comment What's a good iPhone application to view large images (5000px+)?
That came as a surprise to me too but I tested it and fmark is correct. A 5616x3744px 5.04MB image transferred to my iPhone via iTunes then brought back either via Dropbox (at full size) or e-mail (full-size) has become 2304x1536px 1.22MB. A 1040x1536px 600KB wallpaper image transferred the same way is still the same dimensions but now 403KB. So it looks like (on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7) iTunes shrinks to a max size of 1536px and applies compression.
Oct
2
comment How to make a panorama from pictures with distortion
Have you tried Microsoft ICE? I find it much better than other panorama tools I've used and it's simple to use too (and free!). research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice
Sep
24
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
22
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
22
comment Is there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition?
As the questioner says they're considering Aperture it means they're using a Mac, so this won't be a solution for them.
Sep
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
1
comment How do I pan an image in Lightroom while using the adjustment brush?
:) It's actually a pretty common shortcut - it works in Photoshop and a few other programs too.