NAwlins Contrarian

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Joined on Sep 9, 2009

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  • Thanks for all your views. To explain somewhat: I've already basically decided that at least for some purposes I've outgrown GIMP, or at least that the limited time I have is not well spent on the ...
  • It's true that both are inexpensive enough to keep. But I'd rather reduce the number of programs I use and to some extent try to standardize my workflow. My computer is already littered with free ...
  • re: "Are you suggesting it might be bh employee or associate?"

    Maybe that, or maybe just generally someone with an axe to grind. A new user asking an innocuous question is welcome. A new user...

  • Created question thread Precise control: Affinity or ... ?
    Background: I'm pretty happy with my raw converters (mostly DxO Optics Pro and sometimes Lightroom), but I'm looking for a new pixel editor. Historically I have used, and mostly been happy with, ...
  • re: "what does that join date signify?"

    It suggests that MAYBE the person joined mainly for the purpose of making the comment. When your first post is 'Canon or Nikon?' or 'Why are my prints too...

  • That sounds correct. No, I don't think so. But do this: print a nozzle check. How does it look? What do you see? Do you know how a normal / correct nozzle check patterns looks? I think the dye / ...
  • Presumably your MG7150 is the EU version of the printer Canon sold in the US as the MG7120. If so, then text black is printed from a different ink cartridge, and even a different type of ink, from ...
  • My sense was that people thought the regular Adobe products were catching up with the specialty products. Genuine Fractals was king for a while, and then there was something else (forget what) ...
  • About a dozen years ago, the printing gurus' consensus seemed to be that any decent lab's RIP (raster image processor) would do at least as good a job as, and probably a better job than, anything ...
  • Replied in Canon TS9020
    You're welcome. There are people who think that the Canon all-in-ones with the CMYKG dye inks print nicer color photos than the Epson all-in-ones (and XP-55 dedicated printer not sold in the US) ...
  • You're welcome. Please report back what WHCC tells you--I and probably others would be curious to hear. But if anyone wants a friendly wager on what WHCC will say, my bet is on: * do NOT resize the ...
  • Is that a typo? Because this is actually impossible, the proportions are different. If cropped to print 10x20, then the indicated image size might be 6.5x3.25, or 7x3.5, but not 6.5x3.5. ...
  • Replied in HP - opinions?
    Canon does have pigment black ink for text--in addition to dye black and other dye color inks for photos-- in many of its all-in-ones . As Mark said, the Canon Pro-100 dedicated photo printer does ...
  • Toward the end of my using much film, most stuff that was 'tripod territory' for me meant T-Max 100, and my 'normal' varied between 50 and 64, although that was developed in Rodinal, which may ...
  • I don't really agree. You can get 70% of the benefit of the Zone System with 30% of the effort. Yeah, you can really dial-in and calibrate exposure and development and measure test negatives with ...
  • Yeah, but IIRC in The Negative he explicitly talks about having different Hasselblad backs, one each for, N, N+1, N-1, etc. You can do that with the Mamiya M645 Super and newer (except the M645E), ...
  • You've made a fair point of saying it depends on how you go about your photography. Personally when I'm taking that many shots of one subject, they usually differ in either perspective (like ...
  • Replied in HP - opinions?
    I'm not clear on the issue: is something wrong with your HP, so that you're looking to replace it? Are you unhappy with it, and if so, in what way(s) are you unhappy? Mark as usual provided the ...
  • My experience is limited, but at least somewhat applicable: I've printed with a Pro-100 on Canon PM-101 Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte (which the Pro-100 insists on treating as an 'art' paper). If ...
  • In daylight conditions, the full 'Sunny 16 rule' with all of its modifiers and corollaries is plenty accurate for negative film (color or B&W). If you're shooting transparency film, you'll ...
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