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Is SSD a safe replacement for HDD image storage?

The answer is always the same: you should never rely on having just one copy of anything important. Any difference in reliability between magnetic drives and SSDs is essentially irrelevant - they are ...
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Touch Screens for editing photos

This really depends on what you mean by "touch screen" and "image editing" as well as your own workflow and efficiency. I've been a Photoshop user for more than 20 years. I could use a Cintiq or ...
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How to speed up Lightroom face detection?

Here's my photography-centric answer. How often do you need to do this? Pretty much just once for the full collection. Maybe the equivalent once every few years. At 10 seconds an image, this is going ...
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Touch Screens for editing photos

I have an HP Envy touchsmart, so laptop with touchscreen. I'll be honest I find the use of the touchscreen a hindrance/gimmick rather than useful: It's not overly accurate (plus compare the accuracy ...
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Is SSD a safe replacement for HDD image storage?

While all the comments about the backup and X-Y problem are absolutely correct, I'll still try to answer the question directly. "Other things being equal", so to speak. SSDs are primarily ...
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Can tethered shooting be dangerous to my camera?

I wouldn't worry about it. From my experience, power surges are not something you need to worry about with USB devices. If a power surge happens, it will most likely be from the power grid which is ...
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How to speed up Lightroom face detection?

A quirk that I have found with the Lightroom versions I have used [LR3 through Classic'19 at time of writing] is that they've been designed to 'play nice' with other programs by not willingly sucking ...
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What's the difference between a dedicated image processor (BIONZ, EXPEED, DIGIC) and a CPU?

While the overall logic that a dedicated-purpose chip is always going to outperform a general-purpose CPU holds, the problem here is that the Snapdragon is not just a general-purpose CPU. It is a ...
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Wirelessly transfer photos from camera to a computer?

Note there are also many newer cameras from all major vendors that have WiFi built in (too many to list) or have a specific dongle for WiFi (e.g., the Nikon WU-1a (see this Nikon page). Last I checked ...
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Permanent, personal data storage solutions for high resolution photography

Regarding longevity: Permanent, ideally. As it says in the title. I'd like to keep photos forever, if possible. Like a digital archive. There will be no such thing as a passive archive system. There ...
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Is there any way to remove visible light but only see infrared light source from IR camera?

(Near) IR pass filters are everywhere. For photographic filters, try searching for "IR 720nm". It's easy to tell which are the right ones because they will look black. Some other options that also ...
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What are these lines of colour on my Epson Perfection V370 scans?

Problem: Hardware issue I have tried: different scanning software different USB cable (to rule out communication errors) cleaning the document table with a dry cloth cleaning the document table with ...
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Can tethered shooting be dangerous to my camera?

As another answer correctly states, power surges on computer USB ports are not very likely. Also, for such a surge to be harmful, it would need to be an actual overvoltage between pins on the USB port....
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What are these lines of colour on my Epson Perfection V370 scans?

This looks like a calibration issue. Since the pixels on the sensor do not all have the same sensitivity, the scanner should auto-calibrate every time it is powered on. I'm not entirely sure how it ...
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Is there any way to remove visible light but only see infrared light source from IR camera?

The ideal material for working with infrared radiation (lenses, prisms, windows, etc.) is germanium which does not pass visible wavelengths. If you cannot find what you want in lens catalogs, you can ...
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Permanent, personal data storage solutions for high resolution photography

Working as an IT Professional and a hobbyist photographer, I'm paranoid about data security. For me, no matter what storage mechanism you use, you should always have the data in (at least) two places....
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What type of lens should I rent to take pictures of my newly built computer

Just me, but I think the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 macro IS STM lens is probably going to be your best bet, if you want to take closeups. The fact that it has its own built-in LED macro ring light is kinda cool....
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What are these lines of colour on my Epson Perfection V370 scans?

I just had the same problem on my Epson Perfection V370. I tried to clean the glass again and again and it did not help at all. I solved the problem only after opening the scanner and cleaning the ...
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What are these lines of colour on my Epson Perfection V370 scans?

I have an Canon 9000f mkII and the solution was to clean one if the 3 internal mirrors that has the scan module carriage, mirrors that are wide as a A4 and 1cm high, and take the image from the glass ...
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What are these lines of colour on my Epson Perfection V370 scans?

I had this problem with my EPSON V370. It was first noticed when a colored line appeared on scanned slides. Cleaning the glass screen of dust particles solved the problem.
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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

It sounds like what you want is to be able to use lightroom and your images on different machines and have them sync by having all of your image files on an external drive and your Lightroom catalog ...
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