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Forum: Foto Fair 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Autumn Jay

Number 1 is stunning!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Scotland - recommendation about itinerary

I'm just wondering what Scotland would offer over Sweden?

Mountains and lochs/lakes: I would think that Sweden is at least as well endowed as Scotland.

Birds: Again, I would think that Sweden...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Windows 10

I think that I've got a spare copy of 'Stroustrup' somewhere, if you like. You're welcome to it - just P.M. me your address.

Jim
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Windows 10

I use my W10 machine about a couple times a month, and then only to run Photoshop. There are image processing tools for Linux, but whilst good, they're not yet as competent as PS.

I use Xubuntu,...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Jim Ford
Strawberry Hill - Twickenham

We went to Strawberry Hill in Twickenham recently:

https://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/

It's a fantastic place (literally) and well worth a visit. The interiors are rather dark and I only...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 534
Views: 7,704
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Boris Gate

Got it!

This quote, also from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardian

is impressive:

"The Guardian's ownership by the Scott Trust is probably a factor in its being the only British...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 534
Views: 7,704
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Boris Gate

I suppose that if you're consistently exposed to extreme right wing views from The Sun, Daily Mail and Telegraph, then anything in the centre is going to appear to be left wing. In the same way,...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lightroom standalone

No, seriously, Tim.

I was thinking about donating last night, so just donate 20 (say) and we're done.

I checked my computer to deregister it, but it looks like I've never registered it when I...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lightroom standalone

Just make a donation to BBC's Children in Need and PM me your address.

In the meantime I'll see how to de-register it on my machine.

Jim
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lightroom standalone

It's Lightroom 5, not 6.

If that's any good to you.

Jim
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lightroom standalone

I bought and installed a version of Lightroom a few years ago, but have never used it. I'll check to see what version it is. If it's the version you want, I can de-register it and come to an...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Luminar 3

On a slightly related subject which may be of interest, is steganography. This enables the invisible embedding of data into an image. The data can also be encrypted:
...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,287
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: External SSD drive

Backup using 'clonezilla':

https://clonezilla.org

You can backup any OS with it.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Filton Air Museum

Classic 'fir tree' blade roots.

This form of attachment dates back to at least the 40s and was used in the De Havilland Goblin - the first gas turbine military engine to gain type approval, and...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Copying DVD's to iMac

Handbrake is pretty good - I use it on a Linux laptop. It's available for Macs:

https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Jim
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Amazon Phone number

This is a handy site for finding out non-premium numbers:

https://www.saynoto0870.com/

Jim
Forum: General photography discussion 10th October 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Calibrating monitor(s)

Get the late Bruce Fraser's book on Colour Management. It's in the 'Real World' series and will tell you all you need to know about colour management (and a whole lot more that you'll wish you didn't...
Forum: Foto Fair 9th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: What planet is this???

The last one is stunning and I'm sure it would win competitions, though I'd be inclined to trim a bit off the bottom to reduce the 'squareness'.

Jim
Forum: Camera conference 9th October 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Olympus Air A01

Here's my take on your dog image:

https://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/dog2.jpg (https://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=104473)

I also used Rawtherapee. I adjusted the...
Forum: The lounge 9th October 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Jim Ford
Virus scare.

A friend phoned to say that he'd bought a USB stick off Ebay (!), and that it had some files on it and that he couldn't format it to remove them. He'd plugged it into his 3 Windows machines - 2 Win7...
Forum: Camera conference 9th October 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Olympus Air A01

It seems to me that there's more to worry about with the image than colour balance and contrast. It seem very soft to me. Maybe as your set-up seems to be very light, that it's camera shake.

Are...
Forum: The lounge 7th October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Analogue or Digital.

Proops in TCR was good for odds and sods. I see that they're here now:

https://www.proopsbrothers.com/about-us-1-w.asp

I think that Henry's is still around, but I knew them when they were on...
Forum: The lounge 6th October 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 7,704
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Boris Gate

Body bags - you forgot the body bags!:eek:

Jim
Forum: General accessories 1st October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Re Installing Canon printer driver

Use the CUPS administration page that I mentioned earlier. You can do all sorts of admin. jobs on it:

http://localhost:631/admin

Jim
Forum: General photography discussion 1st October 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Photo size guide for the forum

I always resize images to 1024 pixels for the longest dimension.

The quickest way is to use an 'imagemagick' command on a command line eg.:

convert my_big_image.jpg -resize "1024>"...
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