billythek

billythek

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Joined on Oct 19, 2010

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  • OK, cool. :-) -- - Bill
  • I don't know why you feel you need vindication.  I didn't say if you had a valid reason you shouldn't use multiple catalogs.  All I told this beginning amateur photographer was to caution him ...
  • I guess I should have read his article. Wedding shooters may have a valid reason, but for the average amateur to create a catalog for each shooting session is crazy talk. It is making a whole lot ...
  • I wonder why you chose my post to quote while heading off on this unrelated tangent. My advice was to caution against creating a new catalog for each shooting session. A catalog is something quite ...
  • Yes, converting is a hassle. -- - Bill
  • One option is to embed the RAW file into the DNG when you do the DNG conversion. Then you can get the CR2 file back later if you need too, and not have to maintain a duplicate set of RAW files. If ...
  • I take it back, this image is not so easy. I think it is because it is a derived image of something that was already been masked before and placed on a white background. I think there was some ...
  • Replied in Topaz Remask 4
    One of the tutorials on the Topaz site uses the same technique as Patsy, but most are like you say. -- - Bill
  • That one should be a very easy test case due to the white background. Try Patsy's technique of pre-filling with the blue compute mask. -- - Bill
  • So, I guess in your view, the windows codec is a raw converter, too? This kind of humour is refreshing. Do you hang out in the off topic forum by any chance? -- - Bill
  • Yes, I suppose generating embedded JPEG thumbnails could be somebody's idea of a RAW conversion tool.  LOL.
  • I don't have DAP, but considering it.  Here are a couple from Topaz Simplify, in cartoon style: I am more & more "drawn" to these kind of pictures rather than ordinary photos.  I think it is some ...
  • Ah, yes, I feel cheated now. :-) Not sure if this breaks any rule (guess I will find out) but here is the coupon code: EOS45OFF Good until the end of the summer.
  • A commendable attitude. It is good to see you have resisted the poisoned thinking that occurs when you don't place highly that it must be due to cheating, even if sometimes... I think it is a good ...
  • There was a 40% off discount coupon: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53790787 not sure if it still works, or if the offer expired, but it was a pretty good deal.
  • I feel the sharp tip of your point, and you prod it well. :-) In hindsight it seems obvious that one would be stupid to not at least maintain the original RAW files. But, again, what would be the ...
  • The point is, Steve, that everyone gets but you, is that it is ACR that is the RAW converter, not Bridge or the DNG converter. ACR is a full fledged RAW converter, just like Lightroom, in fact ...
  • Far be it for me to criticize a system that works for someone, but I would strongly caution against taking the multiple catalog route, if you don't have a very good reason to do so. At least do ...
  • Have you actually used the Adobe DNG converter?  Here is a screenshot of the tool.  Perhaps you can point out where curves, color balance, etc. changes can be made.
  • I don't remember the exact details of the problem, but it seemed like I could only zoom one way.  I notice that there is a new version available, which I installed.  This time the zoom tool ...
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