graybalanced

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  • Resolution is not the only measure of monitor quality for photo editing. It is not even the most important. Your impression is that it was the Retina resolution that made your photos look better ...
  • It should be noted, for anyone who hasn't bought a new Mac in a while, that every MacBook Pro (13" and 17") since 2016 has a wide gamut display already, and the screen is very highly rated by just ...
  • I’m using the 2018 13” MacBook Pro. The differences from yours are that it has an 8th generation quad core CPU, for much better multi-core performance than your dual-core. The just released 2020 ...
  • While not the same thing as a backup failing, I have seen numerous instances of a Time Machine backup failing to complete verification, where the dialog that comes up says you have to start over ...
  • A cloner is not necessarily “better” or “worse” than Time Machine. Many, including me, use both, considering them complementary. A clone is immediately bootable, Time Machine is not. But a clone is ...
  • What I mean about “more powerful” is not just being able to record audio, but other newer aspects of QT Player. The current version is now a pretty good screen recorder, and what has been useful ...
  • Yes, Adobe Landscape is my second-most used Lightroom profile. I tend to use it as a starting point for many photos that have no human skin tones in them. I like the punch it gives to landscape ...
  • It’s hard because it isn’t just about the basics. Where beginners get tripped up is by things like “how come the JPEG looks sharper/less noisy”. In-camera processing may be professionally tweaked ...
  • Yeah, Nikon basically quit I think around the time of the transition to Intel. Which no longer means “newer” and “later” Macs because that transition happened 15 years ago... Be sure to read the ...
  • The built-in QuickTime Player can record video and audio from the camera, the microphone, on the Mac, or from a connected iOS device. It’s gotten a lot more powerful in recent macOS versions. Look ...
  • You could have blurred the background if you had made different choices. This is the same answer as it would be for the rest of your points. You chose to No one can claim that a variable aperture ...
  • I could have used more exact language, but this is a web forum, not a textbook. What I intended was really "as near as practical." This should be obvious to anyone, because "as near as possible" ...
  • You can, and you should, summarize this entire discussion down to: Make the distance between camera and subject as near as possible, while at the same time making the distance from subject to ...
  • Are you backing up anything else on that Mac already? Or are the photos the only thing you can’t afford to lose? Because if you already need to back up the rest of the Mac, and the Photos library ...
  • The Stylus Epic was my trusty pocket travel camera for those times when it was too intrusive to use the SLR or the SLR was not at hand. But the camera I now use today in the same role, the Sony...

  • It’s funny, there are definitely segments of Mac users who are convinced that Adobe shortchanges the Mac versions of their applications based on being biased towards Windows, and there are ...
  • If it does what you want and you love it, no need to listen to me. :) If it’s your favorite paper you’re saving a lot of money. Other reasons I don’t use it is I want something more archival and ...
  • Is the only problem with your current camera that it uses Compact Flash cards? If your current camera is otherwise doing the job, you might be able to solve your problem for $12 with this USB 3.0 ...
  • Analogy: JPEG is like buying a house, all you have to do is take the keys and enjoy it, because it comes ready made and you maybe don't know how to build a house yourself. Raw is like, you are an ...
  • Replied in Printing B&W
    You have just described the Holy Grail of B&W inkjet printing. The main problem is that your screen is capable of a wide contrast range that probably exceeds 500:1, but papers can only hold a ...
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