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  1. Foggy and blustery days in Weston-super-Mare:
  2. On Radio 4 earlier today www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0bgppt9
  3. This discussion on BBC Radio 4 reached a similar conclusion www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00100d6
  4. St Michael's Mount Dawlish Weston-super-Mare
  5. Perhaps this article on PetaPixel will shed some light on the problem. It seems that Adobe have had to alter the way the Save As command functions to work around changes to the Apple operating system. https://petapixel.com/2021/05/18/photoshops-save-as-function-has-changed-on-mac-heres-why/ Perhaps you may be able to save directly to JPEG without flattening by using the new Save a Copy command? (I'm afaid I can't test it because I'm still using CS6 on Windows, which is able save multi-layer files directly to a JPEG using the Save As command. )
  6. If you scroll down the Alamy home page, the 'Browse images by category' section includes an option for background images, which suggests that they do sell. https://www.alamy.com/category/backgrounds.html
  7. Open the Adjustments panel. In the panel menu, select 'Add mask by default'
  8. Click on the image and it will open in a new tab. Click on it in the new tab to see it at 100%.
  9. Slightly breezier than usual in Weston-super-Mare
  10. Perhaps a more constructive approach would be to restrict access to the existing News, Sport, and Entertainment tabs but add an extra tab for topical or soft news images with access for all. This would prevent the weather and blossom images from cluttering the hard news categories without shutting out contributors who wish to develop their photo-journalism skills. A limit on the number of images that could be uploaded per month might encourage people to edit more carefully and not to use it as a route to avoid QC. Just a thought...
  11. Err, I think you'll find that agrees with what I wrote: the emulsion side should face towards the lens. OK, I shouldn't have mentioned scanners as there are so many variations. I use the Minolta Dimage MultiPro, in which the film is normally placed in the holder emulsion side down. The lamp passes above the holder and the lens is focused on the underside so it is scanning the emulsion side. Here's a video of one in action Why photograph through a layer of acetate/polyester if you don't need to? Anyway, it was only a suggestion, the o
  12. I would suggest putting the emulsion side towards the camera and flopping the image in Photoshop, then you will be photographing the image directly rather than through the base. This is the usual arrangement when placing film in a scanner or enlarger.
  13. See Alamy's guide to cameras: https://www.alamy.com/blog/alamys-rough-guide-to-digital-cameras The Nikon Coolpix 510 only has a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor.
  14. Photoshop's vector tools are intended to aid the production of raster images and are fairly limited in scope. Illustrator's tools are far more varied and powerful. If you save a Photoshop document as an EPS file, simple shapes drawn as 'Smart Objects' will be preserved as vectors but not necessarily in their original form. For example, a path with a dashed stroke applied will be saved as a series of rectangles. The fill colour might be saved as a raster image masked by the shape so it could be difficult to produce a pure vector EPS. If you flatten the
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