graybalanced

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  • That is fine, though realize that mentioning the iPad Pro (with enough storage upgrade for photos) + Apple Pencil is often a $1000+ decision in total, the price of an entire computer. If you are ...
  • Well, that’s exactly what I mean. If you just want a good local editor that you don’t have to ride herd on to stop it from syncing, Lightroom is probably not what you want to pay for. The reason I ...
  • In what way are they “a notch below?” Design? Features? Support for sales? 500px has a nice modern design for the pages. But depending on the level of Smugmug plan you get, the features, sales ...
  • NASA had enough trouble getting and keeping the Apollo missions financed. At the same time Congress was also being asked to finance the Vietnam War and then LBJ’s War on Poverty. It was getting to...

  • Yeah I pulled my pics off 500px after the small Canadian company was sold to a Chinese corporation whose business is selling photos as stock. That move is unlikely to have improved their customer ...
  • Thanks to you both. I had not looked at Fast Raw Viewer close enough. I understand now it does render from raw. I hope they come out with a version for iPad, because that is where I would find it ...
  • That can be avoided using a setting in LR. Go into Settings, Cloud Storage & Sync, and turn on Prevent from Sleep. The description is: It means I don’t have to waste battery by forgetting to switch ...
  • Too much bigger is bad advice; if you only have 200GB of data it is a horrible waste of money to get 2TB internal SSD. However… Getting a slightly bigger SSD than what most assume is needed is ...
  • If you want to do this all within Lightroom (assumed you mean Classic), this is what you can do, if you have the current version. A: In the Import box, set the previews to Embedded & Sidecar. This ...
  • Thanks, that’s a great tip. Will use it next time.
  • I had not thought of that… going refurb cancels out the trade-in. I guess you will be looking at new ones then, which is fine, except for the challenge of keeping the price down. If you were to buy ...
  • For basic photo edits in an app like Snapseed or Lightroom, you don’t need the Apple Pencil. I did get one, when I found one refurbished, and it does make things a little more fun, but if you ...
  • IPad pricing is interesting because Apple does funnel you into the price range they want you to pay, regardless of where you start. In the end this is not about price but about what you want it to do.
  • In addition to the permissions settings at the bottom of Get Info which apply to all versions of macOS, recent versions of macOS have more, separate security settings that control this in the ...
  • If it’s just for simple viewing and editing, the M1 iPad Pro is totally overkill. You do not need to pay that much money for just that. As much as reviewers are gushing about the incredible ...
  • Wrong conclusion. Part of the reason LRC got faster in the last few versions, even before M1, is because it was using more RAM, constructively. Somewhere around LRC 7 or 8, the Recommended (not ...
  • For simple web browsing or single apps, the 12.9” M1 is too large, heavy, and expensive. I am considering a 12.9” because the extra size would be nice in Lightroom on iPad, and also because I like ...
  • I think the internal storage of the M1 Macs is the NVMe type of SSD that can do 2000-3000MB/sec. You’re smart to ask, because most combinations will not get you that performance. First you must ...
  • In Lightroom Classic’s Print module, look along the right side for Image Settings. In there is an option called Zoom to Fill. If you have it on, the photo will fill the aspect ratio of your 5x7 ...
  • I too am waiting for a better M1 before I buy in, sticking to my Intel Mac for now. But I think I get why the benchmarks you want brighter_summer_day are not easily available. The benchmarks...

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