Ho72

Ho72

Lives in United States Rust Belt, IN, United States
Works as a Designer/Photographer (by night)
Has a website at www.howardowen.net
Joined on Mar 28, 2006

Ho72's recent activity

  • Replied in Lightroom
    I've invested considerably more than $50/year in equipment but I tend to buy a lot of it used and I also tend to get many miles out of my gear. With regard to software, I also invested in ...
  • Replied in Lightroom
    No, not really. I bought the educational version of Photoshop 4.0 in 1996. Adobe allowed the upgrade path to commercial versions and I generally bought every other release at the upgrade price (but ...
  • Try asking here.
  • Tiff thumbs appear in Win 8's File Explorer for me and they're linked to CS6 by default. You can change the file association in the Control Panel under Default Programs but I can't help you with ...
  • Replied in No, they don't
    Here are benchmark results that are perhaps a little more apropos to the subject at hand. AMD pops up a little sooner in this list. :) FWIW, I'm running a 3770K-based workstation and I'm very ...
  • sharp at 200/2.8? Not sharp but usable if a veiling flare look is what you're after. Some portraits are enhanced by this effect so it could be considered a "feature". Otherwise, f5.6-f8 is where ...
  • I can't speak for the experts but I can speak for myself. A raw file is a digital master and, as such, can be processed with newer methods of raw conversion as they are introduced. This sometimes ...
  • Keep an eye on the Efficiency indicator, which can be viewed in either the Status Bar or the Info Palette (which I prefer). If you see the readout drop below 100%, then your allocated RAM has been ...
  • Exactly so. Sorry that wasn't clear in my post. I hope your trust in SSD is well founded and your money well spent. :)
  • So how many FFD-350 16MB SCSI SSDs do you have in service? (those came out in ~1995) Or Transcend 512MB IDE SSDs? (~2003) Or Samsung 32GB PATAs? (~2006) Do you have an SSD that's even 5 years old? ...
  • Replied in SSD failure?
    SSD failures? See OCZ... Then there were the infamous Intel 320 bricks, the Samsung 830 firmware brick trick and others . Note that these failures frequently involved the memory controllers and ...
  • If your OS is 64 bit, go ahead and get more RAM. Not only will the OS take advantage but so will CS3 because, starting with CS2, Adobe allowed the disk caching provided by the OS to handle some of ...
  • The Nikon USA warranty on film cameras, lenses, and speedlights will be honored by Nikon-authorized service centers outside the United States as long as you have the yellow copy of the Nikon USA ...
  • Apple became the de facto standard because there wasn't any other personal computer that could do what Macs could do. Desktop publishing flourished with the confluence of the companies mentioned ...
  • Circa mid-80's, desktop publishing (Apple/Aldus/Adobe/Postscript) apps running on computers that didn't require creatives to know much (if anything) about computers.
  • Replied in SSD on SATA II
    I'll be interested in your observations when the transfer is complete. Other than faster boots and app loads, I did not find an SSD dedicated to OS and apps to be a significant upgrade (using SATA ...
  • Thanks! I wasn't having an issue with Nik, but I was perplexed about why I couldn't use the pen's assigned right click function in Capture One to bring up the brush options. Enabling Use the pen ...
  • I'm using a 256GB Samsung 830. My choice if I were buying today would probably be the Samsung 840 Pro, in either the 256GB or 512GB flavors. I admit being partial to Samsung, but whatever brand ...
  • My first question would be, why did you choose drobo? Several well-known photographers have opted out (or never opted in) to the drobo system, Scott Kelby and Vincent Versace among them. Kelby's ...
  • Here we go again...
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Last post 7 months ago
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Entries 19
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Last entry Feb 18, 2010
Photos uploaded 61
Last upload Mar 29, 2012