Gary Coombs

Gary Coombs

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a Self Employed Stock Market Trader
Joined on Feb 17, 2001
About me:

Amateur Photographer, Amateur Classical Pianist

Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED, Windows 11 Pro, NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti, 32GB RAM,
1 Terabyte SSD, 2 Thunderbolt 4 Type C, 1 USB 3.2 Type C, SD Card Reader

Microsoft 365 with 1 Terabyte OneDrive Cloud that mirrors local OneDrive
All Data, photos, and LR Catalog are kept in OneDrive.

Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Subscription

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  • I have a Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED, i9, NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD. I went with OLED because of the screen quality. After experiencing OLED infinite dynamic range and true blacks, I am no ...
  • I've always used the settings option to "automatically hide the task bar". Keeping the task bar constantly displayed in the same place is a real test for burn-in. I eliminated the possibility. And ...
  • Replied in an annoyance
    I found that the large trackpad on my XPS 15 9510 is so good that I no longer use a mouse. Here's my solution. Syntech USB C to USB Adapter Pack of 2 USB C Male to USB3 Female Adapter ...
  • Replied in nice screen
    That's a very interesting question. I'm a photography amateur and not a professional. I've used OLED screens for the past several years, and I much prefer having infinite dynamic range over being ...
  • PLShutterbug, I understood the point of the thread and the solutions suggested. I offered yet another solution, and that was to use Adobe Lightroom. Adobe has anticipated and solved that problem. ...
  • Replied in nice screen
    I also have a Dell XPS 15 OLED. The reason it's 3.5K is because of the new aspect ratio of 16:10 (3456 x 2160). For me, this aspect ratio works better for still images than wider 4K video screens ...
  • Sounds like a great system! I'm not a pro like many on the forum. I'm just an ardent amateur and I don't do weddings, paid projects etc. My simple setup works well for me. I do all my sorting ...
  • camera/year/month/day
  • Interesting point. I also use Lightroom with my Smartphone images. With Smartphone images, over the years there have been many filename duplicates. This is not a problem since Lightroom can sort ...
  • I use Adobe Lightroom and since camera make is encoded in EXIF, there is no need to add it in extraneous file names. Lightroom can sort on EXIF data and that really does make things simple, ...
  • Replied in Win11
    Yes, I use Microsoft File History Backup. I've done a File History Backup every night for years. I'm paranoid about Ransomware. I have two Samsung SSD drives and alternate between them every other ...
  • Replied in Win11
    My first PC was the original IBM PC in 1981. Since then, I've had dozens of PCs and I've used every OS version. I always upgrade to the latest OS version when available. I run W11 on all my ...
  • Replied in Wow!
    Professional work!
  • Replied in Wifi speed?
    I currently have a NetGear orbi RBR20 mesh that has worked very well for the past several years. There's just my wife and myself and a 2,900 sq ft house. My cable modem is a NetGear CM 1000 and my ...
  • Replied in Wifi speed?
    Interesting. Thanks! I wasn't aware of the possibilities. Have you decided which make/model you will get? I've always purchased NetGear and I just looked at their current offerings. I was appalled ...
  • All digital cameras shoot in RAW. You have the choice of saving the RAW file or choosing JPG only and letting the camera delete the RAW data after creating the JPG from it.
  • Replied in Wifi speed?
    Are you saying that your new mesh system will have the same speed whether wired or wireless? What is the make and model of your new mesh system?
  • Replied in Sony Rx10 V
    I waited and waited since the purchase of my RX10 III in 2016. The envy of that incredible 24-600 lens was finally too much. I bought my RX10 IV a year and a half ago. I'd do the same thing again ...
  • Good points! It's certainly an enigmatic photo and fun to guess the cause.
  • In all the years I've owned this camera and in all the reports I've followed, this is the ONLY instance I've ever seen of this phenomenon. This camera is best of breed by a very wide margin! Who ...
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