richardplondon

richardplondon

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  • I reached a similar conclusion... except, I require a very compelling specific reason, before I'll shoot JPG.. :) Just to reassure the OP, who seems to have used Lightroom 5 in the past or currently: ...
  • As you make further edits to / add / remove images within a local (Lightroom Classic) Collection which has been set to sync to your cloud storage, those changes do automatically transfer online in ...
  • It would be certainly wrong to "assign" that. But for example Costco offers two service options: a standard one which presumes sRGB images, and a colour managed service whereby the ...
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    Of course JPG makes perfect sense for many situations, and not just as a compromise. Naturally one will make SURE of the quality, including by choosing camera equipment with JPG output in mind, and ...
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    I am not disputing what you say, about your circumstances. But when I've had a large number of images to pass on; assuming they require minimal processing (cull, rate and keyword, crop, ...
  • To be clear LR does not require you to flatten the file to a single layer: what LR "sees", and does, will be identical either way. The only upside of flattening, is that the file gets smaller. The ...
  • Yes, adjust the two Raw images as you want them, highlight them and then Edit in PS... as Layers. You then just Save the resulting single PS document; you don't need to flatten its layers. LR can ...
  • Good point, annual renewing. A free trial might allow opening up an old Catalog, and extracting that editing / organisational work into another form, without any outlay though. I believe you can ...
  • Don't use Auto if you don't like it, plain and simple. The old Auto feature was so little to my taste, it might as well not have been there as a feature. Or one could treat this as a learning ...
  • The preview size setting only affects what happens in Library afaik, not Develop. Personally I mainly use Library in Grid (thumbnails) mode so would gain scant advantage from having LR generate up ...
  • Adobe recommends looking at Exposure and Contrast first, and only then the other tweaks such as Shadows, so I suspect rebalancing may happen the other way around.
  • Not really, if it expands the midtones going into the shoulder tones, such that Shadows and Highlights have then got more to 'grab onto'. People often forget about Contrast but IMO it is just as ...
  • You can create an empty catalog and then import photos, or if you can find your old catalog as it is, you can afterwards fix any wrong addressing due to files having moved on disk meanwhile. If you ...
  • You have got your Channel Mixer layer set to "Monochrome". This provides the colour sliders in the B&W layer, no colour information to work from. There is no opportunity for the B&W layer to add ...
  • Quite: setting up the tonal contributions of the different hues, is part of the purpose of a good B&W conversion. So another idea is to have the photo as a smart object (either pixel data, or Raw ...
  • It really depends how cheap / basic a monitor, you are comparing a better one against. Gamut aside, with a good monitor you should expect evenly distributed backlighting; can expect fewer weird ...
  • As I understand it, having a large internal working space (and perhaps more importantly, a high internal bit depth for that) is important for the accuracy and smoothness of tonal translations: so ...
  • IMO not needing to use the DNG converter as a generic solution... with latest, well profiled support for the right model directly there... IS a demonstrable "improvement"; with no scare quotes needed.
  • (referring to text colour can be confusing since this changes when re-quoting... so now it's your own text which is in yellow! ;) ) The point is, including this develop recipe is optional. And in ...
  • IMO the issues lurking behind this discussion, might be encapsulated in the notions of: (1) "non-destructive" (2) "provisional" (3) "reversible"
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