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TokyoM1ke

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  1. I wouldn't want to comment on this particular case but I can see why a horse owner in that situation, without any understanding of copyright law, might think that they're owed something. You really have to stop and think about the implications of a copyright law that allowed that type of claim before you understand why it wouldn't work. It may also have something to do with the papers being so quick to report those "terrible horse owners". Not sure I can get particularly upset in any direction on this one - better for all if the whole thing had gone unreported to my mind.
  2. I'm not seeing speed increases of that magnitude - more like 2 to 3 times faster preview. Even that, however, is remarkable as it has a real effect on workflow given that the preview dialog is modal and you can't do anything else in Lightroom while it is doing its thing. As for generating the panorama itself, I'm seeing 2X speed increases approx over 6.3. This is less important for me than the previews as it does the business in the background so Lightroom becomes usable again. Overall this is excellent and makes it well worth updating. I generate my panoramas in PS, haven't tried the LR
  3. I'm not seeing speed increases of that magnitude - more like 2 to 3 times faster preview. Even that, however, is remarkable as it has a real effect on workflow given that the preview dialog is modal and you can't do anything else in Lightroom while it is doing its thing. As for generating the panorama itself, I'm seeing 2X speed increases approx over 6.3. This is less important for me than the previews as it does the business in the background so Lightroom becomes usable again. Overall this is excellent and makes it well worth updating. I generate my panoramas in PS, haven't tried the LR
  4. I'm not seeing speed increases of that magnitude - more like 2 to 3 times faster preview. Even that, however, is remarkable as it has a real effect on workflow given that the preview dialog is modal and you can't do anything else in Lightroom while it is doing its thing. As for generating the panorama itself, I'm seeing 2X speed increases approx over 6.3. This is less important for me than the previews as it does the business in the background so Lightroom becomes usable again. Overall this is excellent and makes it well worth updating. I generate my panoramas in PS, haven't tried the LR
  5. Brilliant PS starts now with an annoying workspace which you need to get rid of in preferences. One major irritation is that it doesn't update some filters - Tony Kuyper for example will have to be reinstalled which is a PITA as Adobe dumped the extensions manager and it's now a manual folder creation/install. Adobe really don't take third party filters/apps in to account much in recent times - not very photographer friendly. Brilliant - you CAN turn it off in PS! Thank you.
  6. I can see myself getting some reds with this answer: it's to do with operator precedence. In most (C, C++, SQL etc.) languages, AND takes precedence over OR. There is not right or wrong, just how the system is set up/the programming language it uses. So I would expect a computer to interpret it as: (playing AND with AND toy AND car) OR train What would a human do? Probably either and both on different occassions, depending on alcohol consumption, sleep the night before, way the wind is blowing... It might be helpful if the rules were fully explained and understood so that sort of
  7. Wow! Preview loading is amazingly quicker... 10% of the time that it was yesterday on a panorama of mine (16,150 x 3,160 pixels). Wondering if the PS update fixes much? Got fingers well and truly crossed. Please be stable! Please be stable! Please be stable!
  8. Nothing to do with RAW at all. Your image size will always be 51.3 regardless of whether it's saved as RAW, TIFF, JPEG or using Uncle Bob's proprietary file format. The RAW file itself will vary in size, just as others have said. Alan I"m confused. JPEG is never 51.3MB. When does a RAW file size vary within one camera? As mentioned before, mine only has one image size of 5184 x 3456 and quality size of 51.3MB. Can't lower the quality of a RAW like you can a JPEG. Do other cameras have quality sizes for RAWs? Jill The native pixel size does not change - that's fixed bu
  9. It's the emperor's new clothes all over again... Good luck to anyone who has the brass neck to put that kind of number on their work and gets it!
  10. This is the key to the question here and it is not the usual problem. If that is the case, then the megapixel size is about 3.3MP. Check the raw conversion. I don't see how it could be the conversion from ACR - it's identical to LR, the whole point of which is a lossless conversion... As MDM says, not the usual problem of misunderstanding Alamy file sizes. The conversion is identical but there are different options in ACR and Lightroom. In ACR, there is an option to resize during the conversion which is not available in Lightroom as far as I know. I think older versions of ACR (a
  11. This is the key to the question here and it is not the usual problem. If that is the case, then the megapixel size is about 3.3MP. Check the raw conversion. I don't see how it could be the conversion from ACR - it's identical to LR, the whole point of which is a lossless conversion... Forgive me for asking apparently silly questions but I can only think that you've missed something obvious: Are you sure that you're importing the RAW files and you're not taking JPG and RAW, then importing the JPG? Your bottom left number in PS is actually set to show document size? If all else f
  12. What's also frightening is that he implies that he has made more on commissions... I presume not for a single photograph... but then again I may be wrong!
  13. Looks like an interpretation of the law too (relying on Google Translate... ho hum) which I presume means that it will be retrospective too. i.e. it was the law, you just didn't realise it. Needs an international copyright lawyer to have a proper look too - the knock-on effects could be pretty dire. I presume that Alamy are on top of this?
  14. Your test pics don't go on sale, if I recall correctly, so those are not necessarily the first. Good luck Dinendra!
  15. Do the news feed pictures go for as little as the others, while they're still current?
  16. Thanks, ultimately it's because when I started to submit pictures I checked out the selling prices advertised. I knew there would be discounts but this really is extraordinary - especially RF. I know that others have complained at sub 5 USD prices, so I know that I'm not in the worst position. I suppose it's down to competition combined with supply and demand. Ho hum...
  17. I'm a bit confused by my first sale of the year (and first RF sale ever... and possibly last)... looking at the image the RF price should be 140 GBP for the quoted resolution. However, it has gone through at 35 USD (under 25 GBP) - bit of a discrepancy there - less than 18% of the headline price. Will someone explain please? [Edit] That was sale price too, so my share is 50% which comes to 17.50 USD after commission. Thanks and sorry if I'm repeating a question that has already been asked.
  18. Using LR this way is a PITA... IMO. Why don't you just start up a Wordpress Blog and use that? You don't have to go overboard on the layout, uploading pictures is trivial and you can run a gallery (if that's what you're after) for no cost at all. I do put a bit of work into mine but it was unbelievably easy to set up. An example of a gallery (10 mins to set up using the free NextGEN Gallery) is at: http://www.maudric.com/blog/portraits/ If you're really stuck drop me a message and I can probably be prevailed upon to help.
  19. Nope. Only if you find the image in an image search, etc., or reported.... Thanks... rather what I presumed.
  20. RF sale for $35 on 8 January (November zoom). Frankly always surprised when something from my minuscule portfolio sells. 4 figures if I convert it to yen... Edit: This if my first ever RF sale. Is there any way to find out what it was used for?
  21. Great result. Everyone should be aware that there is a pretty tight time limit for complaining to EBay. I got stung some years ago for ... well enough to irritate me and failed to get a refund because the goods were shipping from the US and the time from end of bidding to hassling seller to complaining was over that limit... Keep the faith by all means but make sure you always wear a parachute!
  22. Yes but Google (and Yahoo and others) do this commercially for other organisations - specialised indexing for a particular purpose, not just the standard Google search that you typically run into... No idea on cost though.
  23. I'm still noticing gaps in Alamy's search. There's a particular keyword set where an image of mine should appear but does not. If I do the same search on Google images, there is the image with a link to Alamy. So a Google search finds the image on Alamy but an Alamy search does not. This leaves me thinking a Google images search really is a good place to start. I've seen a multitude of comments on Alamy's search. Comparing to Google is in the "apples and pears" category. Google is massive and invests in its search algorithms, continually updating and reindexing. Alamy can't work on t
  24. Yeah ....! And you had to THINK! Blackbird in the snow on a sunny day. Hmmmm..... should I underexpose? Overexpose? How much? Should I use spot metering? Or should I aim for a medium gray subject, lock that exposure and recompose? Ah, those brains had to work hard, those good old days You still have to think - all of the above - but you now have a lot more latitude for errors which is surely not a bad thing. You still have to choose the right light, aperture, shutter speed, compose (in-camera and in PP), learn how to calibrate a monitor and colour manage if you want to do it right
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