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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Firmware versions

Bits and Bobs eh?

That set me thinking, what are these B&B's and do I ever use them?

Since giving up my day job in 2004, I have been busying myself with stock photography. So far it has...
Forum: Software 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Windows 10 raw image viewer

Richard,

Besides my proper computers I have a 10" tablet by Terra. Until last week it had a removable keyboard, but now that does not work any longer. It has 27GB free of 57GB.

It is...
Forum: Software 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Windows 10 raw image viewer

Thanks for that, I have an EM1i and an EM5 ii, which both worked OK
Forum: Software 6th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Windows 10 raw image viewer

I have just installed Win 10 Feature Update Version 1903. I set it to start the installation late yesterday evening. The whole rigmarole was completed at 18:00 hours today. So I do not recommend...
Forum: The lounge 27th April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Any Gardeners Here?

I am no Gardener, my wife does the garden, although I do get to cut the grass. We have some plants that look like that:

Cordyline:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=543

Cordyline...
Forum: Software 14th February 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5,905
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

Until 2009 I did all my post processing on an old version of Photoshop.

Then I bought an EP-1, and found that the only way I could deal with the *.ORF files was to buy Lightroom 3. The old...
Forum: Software 5th February 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Nik Collection

Thanks all, I managed to fix it. I went into the Programs section of Win 10 and found DxO/Nik Collection.

I opened up the section for Silver Efex Pro ll, and clicked on the Icon there.

The...
Forum: Software 5th February 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Pjphoto59
Nik Collection

I used to have the Nik Collection, when it came free from Google. I was able to access it from Photo/Edit in in Adobe LR CC.

After an update to Adobe CC it was no longer available.

I decided...
Forum: Software 1st January 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe LR CC

I used to use only PS and ACR, but I got a nasty shock when I got my first m4/3 camera, an E-P1, in about 2009. The files from my E5 were *.ORF and opened OK in ACR. The files from the E-P1 were...
Forum: Software 1st January 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe LR CC

Thanks very much for those alternatives.

However, after careful consideration, I decided that LR 2019 is OK, apart that is from my gripe about lens profiles, which is not really serious. My...
Forum: Software 1st January 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe LR CC

Paul,

My normal workflow is to shoot RAW and copy the files off the card into the PC using the import function in LR, converting them to DNG at the same time.

Mostly I am shooting images...
Forum: Software 31st December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe LR CC

Paul,

Indeed, as you say, the lens corrections should be made in the camera, but in practice not all of them are.

My Olympus 12-40, 14-150 II, 75-300, 17 f1.8, and 60 mm Macro lenses show...
Forum: Software 30th December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pjphoto59
Adobe LR CC

I remain bemused at the various changes that Adobe makes to this software, most of which are beyond my comprehension.

The latest relates to lens profiles. When I click on "Profile", down comes a...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

Dave,

Thanks for those thoughts, nice to hear the voice of reason. In fact, just what I was pondering myself.

I have managed perfectly well with my dumb phone since I retired in 2004, some...
Forum: The lounge 20th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

I did some exploratory phone shop browsing today.

The only place I found offering unlocked SIM free phones was Carphone Warehouse.

I had to rush away to meet someone, so I did not have time...
Forum: The lounge 19th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

What I am minded to do is to buy a new phone sim free and for any network.

Until I have a few months usage, I will have no idea what my usage will be, so I want a classic PAYG arrangement where I...
Forum: The lounge 18th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

Tram,

Thanks for that, I can get to an O2 shop in the next couple of days, and with your help, I will now be able to ask them some intelligent questions. . .
Forum: The lounge 18th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

Thanks everyone for the many useful replies.

To my basic question, about whether I can buy a new phone, fit it with a data Sim and start using it, gets an only slightly qualified yes, so I thank...
Forum: The lounge 17th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pjphoto59
How does one do Smartphone?

My mobile phone is a Samsung GSM which I have on Pay as You Go with Virgin. I only use it for voice and very occasionally SMS. I have never had a Smart phone, but the time seems to have come...
Forum: Software 17th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe CC updates

David,

I followed through with those videos, and after much head scratching, I am now able to print from Lightroom.

Once you learn how to do it, it does give much more control over the finished...
Forum: Software 9th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe CC updates

David,

Many thanks, I will have a look at that.
Forum: Software 9th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe CC updates

I principle, I can print from Lightroom, but the interface is difficult, so far my attempts to print a 6"x 4" gloss print has only produced the image on A4 paper divided into four separate sheets.
...
Forum: Software 9th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Adobe CC updates

Hi John,

I am interested to know about the "Photoshop printing screw up" you mention. I moved up to LR and PS 2019, a while ago and both worked without problems. Last week I decided my old...
Forum: Site news 20th August 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 23,590
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

When I got into my Paypal account with the email address that Ian sent me, I had the same problem. Then, as Otto said, I just started typing, and in it went.

Ever educational this forum!
Forum: The lounge 19th August 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By Pjphoto59
Re: Help Please - What mobile phone to get me in the 21st C

Looking at things to come I was just reading about the Huawei P20 Pro, just awarded the EISA Best Product - Smartphone 2018-19
...
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