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You are asking two very different questions, because Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop of course do not have the same system requirements or use the same system resources. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Graphics Card: Lightroom does not currently utilize the GPU for performance improvements. It is outlined in the Lightroom documentation here. ...


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The image processors referred to belong to a class of chips called ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) - and a GPU is a common example of an ASIC. An ASIC includes additional instructions or routines implemented in hardware which make them orders of magnitude better at certain operations. For example: The Fujitsu FR-V chip designs (which the ...


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In this very specific case: I found an article on tests of GPU acceleration in Photoshop CS6 from Puget Systems -- a small retailer I'd never heard of, but their methodology seems sound. They actually test with the two video cards you're considering, so this is a very good data source. (The GT610 model they use isn't the mobile version, but reportedly there'...


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Chase Jarvis has written about how he manages his backups. you can find it here: http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/06/workflow-and-backup-for-photo-video/ Doing backups to DVD's works for smaller libraries, but as you've found, as it grows, it becomes impossible to maintain reliably. There are also issues with how long DVDs last before you risk starting ...


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I would recommend the higher CPU in this case. GPU acceleration in Photoshop itself can make a sizable difference, but only with a good GPU. The 610 is a bare bones "desktop" card that isn't really any better than the 4000. The only advantage it offers is the dedicated video memory, but that's going to have minimal impact when working with most gpu ...


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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 other touch screen option IN ADDITION to a desktop/laptop to see directly on the drawing surface what I'm working on. However, the many 2-in-1 options are very ...


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A dedicated image processor is uniquely designed, at the hardware level, to be extremely good at doing one specific set of known things. That differs from a general processor, like a CPU, which is designed to be as good as possible at doing an effectively unlimited number of unknown things. Without knowing exactly what kind of processing needs to be done, a ...


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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 of your fingertip over a stylus). You spend your life cleaning it. With an actual laptop, rather than tablet/laptop hybrid, it's not that easy to use as they ...


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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 to be done in under ten days. So, just let it go and worry about something else for ten days. I know this goes against the generally-admirable instinct to do ...


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Booting into Windows using BootCamp puts you in the Windows OS and that uses the Windows Color System (WCS) to color manage the display. Mac OS uses ColorSync. Both OS's use seperate Display profiles which are calculated and applied in different ways. WCS using CIEcam02 and ColorSync uses the ICC v2 method. So to answer your question...yes and no. Yes ...


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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 more likely to fry the computer you are tethering from, than the USB devices connected. Usually the opposite happens. A USB device draws more power than the USB ...


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Many digital cameras now have built-in WiFi but it is usually tied to the application provided which may be upgraded from time to time. What I suggest doing, if you are looking for such a camera is look at these applications and then read the list of compatible cameras. Most such apps are on the Android store which makes them easy to find. For cameras that ...


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My answer: disk! Just some real world observation: I am a user of both Lightroom and Photoshop and recently upgraded from a 4 year old high-end Acer desktop to now a massive Alienware desktop with the ultra powerful GTX960 video card. Note that I do not have this high-end desktop for Photoshop, but still, there is no visible performance improvement in ...


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Actually there are many similarities between a Snapdragon and DIGIC chip. ARM is a family of RISC processors and Snapdragon and DIGIC chips both utilize the ARM instruction set. The big difference is the DIGIC has more application specific instructions for dedicated image processing.


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My personal method of storage for the past 6 years has been the following; A raid 5 storage array. This requires an enclosure or dedicated standalone Server with a minimum of 3 hard drives where a certain percentage of each hard drive contains the parity for the other hard drives. If any one of the hard drives fail, the system will continue working, you ...


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Eye-Fi is made specifically for what you want. (not an employee, just a multi-year satisfied customer) Many cameras are compatible. Even some not specifically in the Eye-Fi database. I have a Fuji HS-10. It was not in their database of compatible cameras when I bought the card, but the HS-20 was. I gave it a shot, and it works perfectly. But yes, check the ...


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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 up every last resource they can get their hands on. Instead they will use a moderate resource level to avoid bogging the system down entirely and preventing ...


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It can. As usual with computers, you get the most significant benefits by improving the slowest path. A modern SSD is considerably faster than rotating disk, so the potential for speed up is huge. I know this from personal experience, having a system with quite a few SSDs, plus several external ones. When not using full-previews, Lightroom needs the ...


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In my experience it doesn't make much difference. The time it takes your computer's CPU to render the image(s) will be much longer than the time it takes to read the file from either type of logical drive. I built my current editing machine about a year ago. It has an 8 core AMD FX-8370 running at 4Ghz, 16GB of DDR3 1600 memory, an AMD Radeon 7200 series ...


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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 multi-core SoC that includes a dedicated GPU core (Adreno) with h.264 hardware encode/decode [mostly for video and games on the phone, but can be used for still ...


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There are all sorts of professionals, so they do all sorts of things, but in general, losing photo archives is a business risk, and so should be treated as any such thing. Depending on the scale of your business, a commercial off-site backup contract is probably appropriate. Smaller operations — and particularly semi-pros, where photography isn't really the ...


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Always remember the 3-2-1 rule of backups: 3 copies (including the original), in 2 formats, with at least 1 copy stored off-site. This means you're really looking at making two backups, or using a backup solution that stores multiple generations in the cloud. You can rent cloud storage from Amazon starting at $.01/GB/mo. They handle backups and redundancy, ...


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Currently, buying sale-price bare SATA drives (plus a case to store them in) is cheaper than anything else. DVD media of good provanance is much more expensive and horribly too small! HDD is also by far more robust than optical media. Plus, being one piece to mount rather than thousands, it is practical to scan for errors on the backed up data, as an ...


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Short answer: CPU more important than GPU, but disk and memory even more so The extent to which photo-editing software can utilise the GPU is limited. Most filters and processing steps aren't currently GPU-enabled, and many can't practically be GPU enabled. CPU is more important. On top of that, those features that do already utilise the GPU will ...


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And to extend the @mattdm answer: Some delete old photos. This is bad, very bad. You never know when you will need this info Some remove already created and provided to customer jpg files. But keep all raw, psd, xmp files to be able to reproduce the end result. This is not bad, but you loose time if you need to rebuild good amount of jpg from above files ...


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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 the latter did not do automatic uploads, however.


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You don't need CHDK to accomplish this. I was doing it ten years ago with my little Powershot A520. Including live view and tethered capture using the free Canon CameraWindow software. And it doesn't even support CHDK. You can find Canon point and shoot cameras pretty cheap used.


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Pre the advent of digital photos, professionals stores photos as negatives and prints and often prints were stored at the same premises. There were instances where a photographer lost his life's work in a fire - it happened to a friend of mine. The only secure storage was to lock the negatives up in a vault. You have much better options now days for ...


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Use the cloud. For 20 years I did all the multiple backups, dozens of DVD's, etc. locally. I now find using Dropbox much more practical. I have 7000 photos that take up 20 or 30 GB. I was a little worried about eventually hitting the 100 GB limit with videos and the like... but that just got solved by my $7 a month plan now giving me 1000GB. Thank You ...


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Yes, most any notebook computer is capable of allowing you to use calibration products to adjust the output of the display. It's not GPU specific, though. Using a hardware/software solution such as Spyder or ColorMunki is dependent upon compatibility with the installed operating system. Just about any notebook computer running a Windows or Mac Operating ...


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