Keith Hanlan

Keith Hanlan

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Telecomm
Joined on Mar 19, 2006

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vscd: @Adobe
I like to get a faster Lightroom, but please don't only invest your time into GPU-optimizing. Quite a few photographer still use laptops and not fancy Serverfarms with rows of NVidia Tesla GPUS.

@vscd. Actually a laptop is _not_ a collection of cheap desktop hardware components. Laptop components are very specially engineered to minimize power consumption and cooling requirements. You simply can't cram "non-cheap" desktop hardware into a laptop case unless you want 20 minute runtimes and a fire hazard.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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100pk: I recently switched from Apples Aperture to Adobe Lightroom which kinda gives a similar performance. I am using a maxed out 2016 MBPro with TB, latest OSX Sierra and a speedy Qnap thunderbolt NAS for my masters.
I am experiencing performance lags, blowing fans in Lightroom though.
But it is not only Lightroom: recently I am experiencing performance issues in my workhorse app InDesign CC and Photoshop too.

And discovered a few annoyances too:
-colorprofile ProPhoto which seems incompatible with colorprofile in PS and ID.
-An open in Photoshop function but not open in Adobe Camera Raw: (is it only me wanting to use the ACR app to develop my raws?)
(I open raws as smart object in PS and when double clicking the smart object I can use ACR, but its a fuzz)
- No custom function keys to use for the above action
- Quirky translation of library (photos getting mixed up compared to the library origin in Aperture

Even though your QNAP is sporting a thunderbolt connection, I suspect that it is still your I/O bottleneck. Do you have your LR catalogue on the NAS as well? You may wish to make it local and keep the photos on the QNAP. I haven't tried this myself but I think you can configure the catalogue backups to an alternate location. A quick search shows this: http://www.image-space.com/Lightroom_Tips_Tricks/General_Lightroom_Tips/Change_Backup_Location/Change_Backup_Location.html

I use my QNAP solely for backup and keep my photos local. I run QNAP's NetBak to keep my collection properly archived. (And then there is a Hybrid Backup Sync keeping that archive mirrored to an eSATA drive that I can rotate off-site.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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The Squire: I have an i7-6700, 16GB RAM, GTX970 and all my images and scratch on SSD. And yet, simple navigation around the library (<20,000 files) and looking at *previews* is sluggish. Hover over, or click through a video file.... and I might as well go make a cup of tea while I wait for LR to recover from the shock.

I have recently rebuilt my Lightroom machine. My photos reside on a hard disk (and are backed up to a NAS and thence to a secondary backup).

I went from a 6-year-old i5-760 to a i7-6700K (4GHz) and the improvement was quite nice. Two days later, my 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 arrived and I moved my recent pictures from France over to this new drive. Holy Moly! Previously, when I opened a folder with 200 pictures, it would take time painting the thumbnails and scrolling made the slow response very obvious. Now when I open the same folder, the contents are displayed almost instantly and scrolling shows all the thumbnails as quickly as I could possible want. It's absolutely amazing.

So, for the Library function, it's clear to me that I/O is far and away the single most vital component.

I can't afford to put all my photos on an SSD but I'm content to put my current year photos on this disk and relegate them next year. Here's my CAD$1100 upgrade : https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/NHZr8K

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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Hoogoose D Moose: i wish the catalog could be disabled, i like to organize my stuff differently than adobe does

Actually, upon reflection, there is one thing that I would like to see improved with respect to organization.

I include the "shoot name" in the new filename when I import. When I have multiple shoots on the same SD card, it is a time-consuming back-and-forth procedure where Lightroom has to re-read the entire card for each import. This should be pretty straightforward for Lightroom to improve.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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Hoogoose D Moose: i wish the catalog could be disabled, i like to organize my stuff differently than adobe does

Moose, the catalogue is much more than how your 'stuff' is organized. And you actually have a lot of control over how it is organized. Apart from inventory, the catalogue's primary function is to record all the development changes you make to your images as well as the store the thumbnails. If you want to use a different layout, you should experiment with the import functions. Furthermore, you can change the layout after it has been imported if you move files and directories around using Lightroom itself.

Perhaps I misunderstand your comment but organization is something that Lightroom does extremely well and is very flexible. Can you describe your use case so we can understand better what bugs you?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 comments in total)
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Keith Hanlan: This is almost exactly what I've been waiting for to replace my Tamron 10-24mm. I'm not terribly concerned about the 20-24 range. But I am definitely looking for something better at the ultra-wide end.

In Sony A-mount. So colour me disappointed.

E and FE mount would be different optically. It should be possible to construct an A-mount version with minimal changes. With E-mount, you've already got Sony's 10-18 so don't be greedy. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 comments in total)

This is almost exactly what I've been waiting for to replace my Tamron 10-24mm. I'm not terribly concerned about the 20-24 range. But I am definitely looking for something better at the ultra-wide end.

In Sony A-mount. So colour me disappointed.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:39 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C review (105 comments in total)
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awtan: It's a shame that OS is unavailable for A-mount.
Can not switch from old 17-50/2.8 OS for Sony NEX w/la-ea2 via that.
Hate that marketing things..

The Sigma part number for the Alpha mount OS version is 668624

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On article Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C review (105 comments in total)
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awtan: It's a shame that OS is unavailable for A-mount.
Can not switch from old 17-50/2.8 OS for Sony NEX w/la-ea2 via that.
Hate that marketing things..

The OS version *does* exist in an Alpha mount. I have one. But they removed the OS after a short production run. I managed to find one and I'm quite happy with it on my Sony A580. It might be possible to find one still but you'd have to be very careful since the vendor might not notice the distinction. I am not at home right now but if you want the part number, I can look it up when I get home.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
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This is a very captivating picture. I love how well the brick echoes the skintones. I'd like to know more about how this picture was made, if you don't mind. In particular, it looks like it was taken at night where one expects horrific sodium vapor or mercury vapor lighting. And yet the colours look amazing. Can you please share with us how you lit this scene?

Also, what's with the hands and the tree? They look almost CGI. Is that an artifact of exaggerated sharpening?

Thank you,
Keith

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 at 21:18 UTC as 1st comment
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