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bio website marksblog.com
location Minnesota
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visits member for 5 years
seen May 15 at 22:49
I've been a software developer for a lot longer than I'm willing to admit. My current interests are C++ and Python on Windows, but I've been known to dabble in Linux and I try to be language agnostic when I can.

Apr
27
comment How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?
Beware that there are different aspects to image quality, there's no easy way to rank lenses unequivocally. And there are other things to consider, such as speed (F-stops), range, and close focus abilities.
Jan
19
comment What is the 'Golden Ratio' and why is it better than the 'Rule of Thirds?'
@Julian 1/1.61 is approximately 0.62, which is the proportion given in the answer.
Jan
19
comment Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?
The appropriate white point is based on the color of the light in the room where you'll be viewing the picture, not on any conditions where the picture was taken.
Jan
19
comment Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?
@mattdm there's no seasonal effect. The time of day might matter, but not the time of year.
Jan
19
comment How do I fix a dog's wrong colored eyes in flash photos?
Older versions of Paint Shop Pro were unique in having red-eye removal that works on pet eyes.
Jan
19
comment Should I be shooting in RAW even though I'm a beginner that doesn't know how to retouch photos yet?
@Designer023 thinking before each shot does give you better outcomes, but only if you have enough experience to do the right kind of thinking. See the story at the beginning of blog.codinghorror.com/quantity-always-trumps-quality
Oct
14
comment Should I use JPG or TIFF for high-quality prints?
Your sample link didn't work for me. And is the damage you see in JPEG caused by artifacts, or is it just due to being an 8-bit format?
Sep
24
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Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Sep
3
answered Is crop-factor a bad thing?
Sep
1
answered Why does my camera's meter suggest the same exposure time for lenses with different apertures?
Sep
1
answered How does one deal with too much light when taking a photo?
Aug
30
comment What are the best peak-fall landscape photography locations in the US?
Don't forget the polarizing filter.
Aug
5
awarded  Yearling
Apr
11
comment What happened to Foveon sensors?
@Kendall, just to be clear I'm using the term "pixel" here to represent the smallest addressable area on the image plane. I believe this is the definition from the dawn of digital imaging. The definition is independent of the color information available at each address. I hadn't realized the SD-1 was competitive in pixel addressing, I'd love to see the output.
Apr
11
comment What happened to Foveon sensors?
@Kendall, although each pixel of a Bayer array has a filter in front of it, they are still individual pixels with their own spatial characteristics. Sophisticated interpolation allows the red channel to incorporate information from the green and blue channels as well.