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bio website chuqui.com
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Jan
17
comment Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens
build quality is a big issue here. Nikon builds lenses that hold up to rougher handling than Tamron, which uses a lot more plastic and so can't handle the bumps and bruises of heavy usage as well. A list of stats rarely tells the entire story...
Jan
17
comment How to soften harsh shadows during post processing?
Did you shoot raw? Or Jpeg? You can work on an image a lot more enthusiastically in these situations in raw.
Jan
14
comment What photo sharing sites allow frequent re-uploading from Lightroom in the background?
In my experience using it, If you use the publish channel and update an image, it'll be uploaded in place and not show it as new or changed. Any hard links to existing versions will 404, but that's part of Flickr's design and no way around it.
Jan
13
comment Corrupt SD cards asking to format?
the card was corrupted by the laptop crash. You can try recovery, it may or may not work. See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3323/…
Jan
12
comment What might cause horizontal artifacts in Lightroom after import?
I would bet on a bad card or a bad card reader, and assume it's the card first..
Jan
12
comment What can you do with Lightroom catalog files if Adobe stops support for Lightroom?
And a comet can come and destroy all life on the planet. Neither one is high on my list of likely things to happen. you can actually rule out Adobe going bankrupt by looking at their recent financials...
Jan
9
comment Is modifying a photo to educate generally fair use?
or consider taking your own picture to explain the point rather than use one in a way the photographer doesn't want used. it's unclear what it has to be THAT picture when you can create our own to explain the point that don't have the ethical complications
Jan
6
comment How to preserve and store very old photos (50/80 years old)?
understood. here are a couple of links that might help understand the challenges and options: photographymuseum.com/archival.html and archives.gov/preservation/family-archives/detaching-photos.html
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
actually, it's not safe to assume everyone has clients to pass off the costs to.... (as it happens, I don't).
Jan
5
comment How to create smart collections in Lightroom for hierarchical keywords?
if it helps, what I do is here:chuqui.com/thoughts-on-lightroom-keywords
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
RAID is not backup. RAID is adding redundancy to reduce the chance you need a backup at some point, but it doesn't remove the need for backups.
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
I know people really happy with CrashPlan. also Backblaze. For me it's more complicated since I have to back up my NAS, and support for either is at best a nasty hack...
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@birfl oh, you can definitely do it, but how fast is your network? and if you ever need to do a 100% restore, how long will it take to come back over the network? days? weeks? is that really acceptable? not for me. (some services now will ship you a USB of your data, which is a good alternative). For me, with my network, none of this works yet.
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
The problem is that when your data set starts being counted in Terabytes, how long does it take to do backups, and worse, get it restored?
Jan
4
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@mattdm, disagree on the close, although there really are two questions here: "how do I manage all of these photos on my computer" and "how do I back them up and keep them safe". I don't think there are really good answers to both of those in his context on site right now.
Jan
4
comment How to recover deleted Lightroom files?
If the files are gone from disk there's not much you can do beyond re-importing (if you have the cards) or pulling them off backups. And if you aren't doing backups, well, you now have motivation to start. If you do have copies of the images, you can use the right-click synchronize to get Lightroom to recognize and reimport them within the disk directories.
Jan
3
comment Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
here's a good overview of the difference between RAW and JPEG; what they say about JPEG is relevant to TIFF as well. Effectively, the shift to JPEG or TIFF throws out a large hunk of data, and once its gone, it's gone, so you can't work as much on the image without ruining it. Link: digital-photography-school.com/raw-vs-jpeg
Jan
2
comment Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
I would recommend against this. You lose a lot of processing capability with a TIFF vs. the Raw image, and so you're locking yourself into the image where you might want to revisit and reprocess it again later. With a TIFF, those options are very limited.
Jan
2
comment When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?
(apologies, deleted a comment that was a premature save while I went and grabbed some more data on this)
Jan
2
comment When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?
Actually using the software not good enough? Well, Piet Van Den Eynde (author of various craft and vision books on Lightroom) said as much in his lecture at Created Image 2 in Vancouver in 2014 (video here, not free: craftandvision.com/collections/all/products/…) -- his is well over 100K images. also some good info on this here: mosaicarchive.com/2014/02/26/…