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by Bart Arondson

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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

Maintainer of MySQL++.

Maintainer of the Winsock Programmer's FAQ.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


Nov
9
comment Lightroom- How to import into same folder from different day?
@connersz: Only if you have the "Into Subfolder" box checked in the Destination panel of the Import screen. It's just above the Organize drop-down that I mentioned in my answer.
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
@mattdm: I can fix that. Send me your mailing address.
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
I used a K1000 pretty much exclusively for about 3 years, and I might have changed the battery once. All the commentary I see about this issue talks about the lens cap, but the viewfinder can let enough light into the body to turn the light meter on, if the ambient light level is high enough. You need to keep the camera in the dark if you need the battery to last a long time. The best way is to use a case you can close securely, but a closet with a door will do.
Nov
6
answered Lightroom- Renaming timeline files to the exported name
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
@mattdm: Do you not have a DMM to test it with, then? A slower shutter speed may allow a slow DMM to see the contact closure. Remember to jam those hot shoe contacts closed, or your DMM won't see anything.
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
@user32334: I was referring to the switch contacts that must be in the K1000, those connected to the shutter mechanism. They can't be all that big or heavy, owing to the limited space and spring power available.
Nov
6
answered Lightroom- How to import into same folder from different day?
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
@user32334: I'm surprised someone would design a flash to put a high voltage across here. It really isn't necessary. It also means the switch inside the camera that closes these contacts has to be fairly studly, if it is to survive the arcing that will happen when switching that kind of voltage mechanically. I've never heard of a camera flash not working any more because the switch contacts had gotten burned away.
Nov
6
revised Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
updated speculation about electrocution risk due to info in user32334's comment
Nov
6
revised Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
better explanation of my guesses behind the reason for the "electrocution" protection; added DMM continuity mode proviso
Nov
6
answered Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
Nov
6
comment Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?
Re: Battery drain, as long as the insides of the camera remain fairly dark, this won't be a problem. If you're complaining of a dead battery after many years of the camera being in a closet or similar, you're probably just running into self-discharge. All batteries experience this. It's why the longest battery shelf life spec you're likely to see is 10 years. They're telling you how long the battery will remain in spec despite self-discharge.
Nov
5
revised Lightroom: how to insert Lens data to many photos at once?
added footnotes, speculated about source of Unicode problem, and made a few clarifications
Nov
5
answered Lightroom: how to insert Lens data to many photos at once?
Nov
4
comment How to flag multiple photos in Lightroom?
Are you not on LR5? LR 5.6 on OS X 10.10 does flag all selected photos picked when you press P.
Nov
3
comment Seeking a way for “authoritiative”, proven method to prove that two photo images are “nearly identical”?
@DanWolfgang: Small differences will show up as dark gray values, which are easily interpreted. For instance, if you take two identical image layers, convert to Lab color mode, and add 1 to the L channel for all pixels in one layer, you'll get a solid very dark gray output. That's the real problem with the difference technique: your monitor is probably adjusted so that you can't tell the difference between 99% black and 100% black. It'll just look black. I drop a Levels or Curves adjustment layer on top when doing this, to increase the contrast.
Nov
3
comment Seeking a way for “authoritiative”, proven method to prove that two photo images are “nearly identical”?
My reading of the FCD paper says it is good only for detecting images that are either identical or that differ only in parts of the image. I believe if you take an image, convert it to the HSL color space, and add 1 to all the L components, making it just a bit brighter, you will get an output of 1 from the FCD algorithm, meaning they're entirely different. I don't think the OP wants that.
Oct
31
revised Fit photos to available screen real estate in Lightroom on Retina/HiDPI screen
updated in light of Adobe's reply to my post over on the LR feedback site
Oct
31
accepted Fit photos to available screen real estate in Lightroom on Retina/HiDPI screen
Oct
31
answered Fit photos to available screen real estate in Lightroom on Retina/HiDPI screen