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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

It looks like it installed and runs under Wine on Linux, but I can't actually test it because my E-P5 seems to have a non-standard USB socket! It's looks like it's neither micro, not mini USB! What's the point of that? Looks like I'll have to make a visit to Ebay.

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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

I've given up on it. It keeps hanging on my PC when browsing directories for photos.
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It looks like it installed and runs under Wine on Linux, but I can't actually test it because my E-P5 seems to have a non-standard USB socket! It's looks like it's neither micro, not mini USB! What's the point of that? Looks like I'll have to make a visit to Ebay.
I imported some images via WiFi from the camera and did some simple editing, but can't subsequently export them. I'll fiddle a bit more and see if there's a 'work around'.

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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

I have just tried to develop a raw file with it but it is as if everything is connected by elastic. I adjusted a slider and a few seconds later the adjustment was implemented. I found it impossible to use without real-time feedback on what I was doing. I might try again another day when I am in a better frame of mind. Back to Affinity Photo Beta for the time being.

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I managed to get it once to edit an image. I tried adding some shadow fill and the result was a mess - really ugly and totally unusable. Olympus should stop wasting money on this sort of software and just work with Adobe, DxO, CaptureOne etc to make sure that those guys fully understand the raw format so that their professional software products can get the best out of the files.
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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

Also why do Olympus aps require a system reboot after installation. They are the only app I have installed for about 10 years that has required a reboot after an installation (on a Mac)

It is also petty turgid on a Mac as well.
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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

BTW - I downloaded the latest rawtherapee a few days ago and had a little play. It's now looking like a very good piece of software. I think I could live with it if for some reason LR stopped being an option (like if Adobe really upset me or I got tired of paying them 9 a month ).
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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

Thanks for the warning, I haven't used OV3 for months, but grabbed the latest updates before they kill it. I won't bother trying the new one till I hear some positive feedback on it! LR Classic CC is superb these days, and does nearly all I need, with the odd trip to PS.
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I think I feel much the same Derek - but OTOH, it does work and I'm yet to find another than I prefer - and I do occasionally dip into DxO, Capture One and the open-source alternatives like Darktable and RawTherapee.
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I do not like the inconsistancy with the user interface, in some parts of the app it looks as if they just cobled it together rather than designed it. The Preferences type panels are rather "back of house" rather than the front of house style you get in the manipulation screens.

The lack of a catalog consistency checking function apart from a failure shows a lack of a designed user experience.
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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

Installed last night and had a quick play.
First impressions it's cleaner and quicker than OV3.
I thought (for a laugh) I'd see how the Help had improved.
Tried accessing it and was told I needed to re-run the software update.
Did that and it appeared to shut down OW, install a help file and restart the program.
Now when I click Help in the menus I get a Windows Memory exception.

Some things never change.


I've tried again this morning and now it opens "Olympusworkspace.pdf" in acrobat.
Need to get on with work now so I've not read it yet.



You can skip the registration either for now or permanently.
You may also choose to stop OW from sharing information back to Olympus, either at installation or there's an option under the Help menu.
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Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

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It looks like it installed and runs under Wine on Linux, but I can't actually test it because my E-P5 seems to have a non-standard USB socket! It's looks like it's neither micro, not mini USB! What's the point of that? Looks like I'll have to make a visit to Ebay.

Olympus have always used a proprietary "USB" socket and you need the cable that comes with the camera, although I believe E-M1ii now uses a standard USB-C one. It's so they can sell you a proprietary cable at 10x the price of a standard one .
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LR CC is OK - but not superb
It is for me. I was referring to LR Classic CC, not LR CC, which is the cloud version that I suspect will eventually replace Classic. The power of the graduated and radial filters with the new range masks is incredible, giving far more control than glass grads with a well exposed Raw. I haven't felt the need to explore the competition though, so can't comment on them.
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