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Jul 16, 2019 17:51:07   #
lamiaceae wrote:
I know nothing about On1, but how are you getting PSD files with out Ps, PSE, or Lr (Adobe Products)? And why are you processing as 8-bit. That is a waste, you might as well work with JPEGs then. I use Ps CS6 and process as 16-bit or even 32-bit and then only share on the Web or Print as 8-bit JPGs. Oh, on reread, I see you do have PSE14. Yes, it only works in 8-bit mode, main reason I will not touch it.

Also I am not sure I see what is different between your two files. You should post only JPG / JPEG files on the UHH and check Save Original. Weird that any program is not working with a JPG / JPEG. Are you sure you do not have just a trail version that has features disabled or your trail period expired?
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ON1 can put out a PSD file.
Jul 14, 2019 14:08:32   #
iamimdoc wrote:
“PSE is fully-functioning software that claims to provide nearly all the functions of Photoshop“

Could someone comment on what of significance is missing in current PSE vs PS?

I don't have a breakdown of what is missing in Elements compared to Photoshop, but if you buy Elements and get "Elements+" to go with it you won't be missing much. "Elements+" adds back in many of the Photoshop options that are not part of Elements. It is only $12.00 and you buy it according to whatever version of Elements you have. Elements+ gets updates from time to time and the updates are free. There is a comparison chart on the Elements+ website that has a table broken down by Elements versions that show what features are added each version.
Jul 7, 2019 17:28:21   #
Xanadu wrote:
OS=Windows 7, 4 GB of memory. I hope that is enough as I am no geek.
After I develop and tweak the file, I try to save it as a jpeg. It saves as an Affinity file.

I am running Affinity Photo 1.7 on Windoes 8.1 with 6 GB of memory and it runs fine. If I added more memory I'm sure it would run faster but it runs fine as it is. If you added more memory, if possible, it would probably help with the speed.
Jul 6, 2019 15:36:47   #
Ringer wrote:
I have never learned to use Photoshop and I am getting along pretty well with the editing tools in Windows 10. However, keystoning is a problem I haven't been able to solve. Once years ago I had a simple "fix" that worked most of the time, but I didn't form a habit of using it and now I have no idea what it was. Does anyone recall such a thing? It was some combination of Shift or Control and a number or letter, I think. Any ideas without learning Photoshop??

I believe Photoshop has a transform function that uses like a wire mesh that can be moved to make the correction. DxO Viewpoint is also a program designed to make these corrections too.
Jul 4, 2019 11:23:41   #
gvarner wrote:
Adobe recommends a minimum of 6 gig of RAM, you’re better off with 16. Also, be sure you restored your old Catalogue properly when you went from 11 to 12. I had no problem going from 11 to 14. First do a Full Backup using your PSE 11 routine. Then use the PSE 12 Restore routine to load the backed-up Catalogue. I’ve read that having multiple versions of Elements on the same computer will not cause problems.

I have Elements 13, 14, 15 and 2018 all installed at once and they all continue to work fine.
Jul 1, 2019 11:56:42   #
shotgunner wrote:
In order to avoid paying an eternal subscription fee to Adobe, I'm researching alternatives to Photoshop. I'm hearing good things about Corel Paintshop Pro and Affinity Photo, but I have not used either one. If you have experience with either of these programs , or other Photoshop alternatives, I'm eager to hear what you have to say. FYI, my interest in photography is strictly as a hobby.

I would suggest Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro or ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5. I have and use all three. Affinity Photo is the most like Photoshop and ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 can replace both Lightroom and Photoshop so if you used Lightroom as well as Photoshop, ON1 would be the better choice.
Jun 29, 2019 20:20:01   #
TrishV wrote:
I would love to hear your opinions as to which Nikon they think is the best for wildlife photography - the D750, D500 or the D810 - I am looking for another camera and can't decide which would work best so any thoughts you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

I would choose the D500 for wildlife photography.
Jun 28, 2019 13:27:21   #
cwhi1444 wrote:
Does anyone use Lumina 3? I saw a video on it and it looks good for a stand alone program but some of the reviews are not the best. Didn't know if some people are not fully up on using it or is there a problem with it? Thank you.

I have and use Luminar 3.1 and I like it. I don't have any real issues with it except that it is a bit slow. I expected it to be slow since I am using it on a 2013 computer running Windows 8.1 and I only have 6 gig of Ram. I also have and regularly use ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 and Affinity Photo 1.7. Both of these run fine for me too. Probably the bigest problem I have seen in Luminar 3 is the Library module. If you have a let of pictures in it the program can take quite a while starting up. I don't use the Library function so I don't have to worry about it.
Jun 24, 2019 13:32:23   #
jerryc41 wrote:
Just for the heck of it, I did a series of shots at an event yesterday with my Fuji X30 using the JPEG setting, although I usually use raw. I was frustrated processing them. They turned out okay, but I couldn't fine tune them the way I've been used to doing with raw files. Raw isn't necessary, of course, but neither is a $1,000 camera. It's just a matter of preference, and my preference will stay with raw.

Jun 15, 2019 15:53:23   #
Tomfl101 wrote:
High speed sync allows for shutter speeds above your camera’s maximum (200-250 on most cameras). It works by lengthening the flash burst duration so as to be “on” throughout the shutters swing across the sensor plane. The advantage is to allow for super high shutter speeds and or extra wide apertures in bright sunlight. It does come with the cost of using full power most of the time so recycle time is very slow.
The second part of your question is not really related to high speed sync exclusively but yes you can use +- controls with HSS as long as you are not dumping full power.
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It doesn't lengthen the flash duration at all. I fires off a series of lower powered flashes instead of a single flash.
Jun 12, 2019 13:27:49   #
dwermske wrote:
Just installed the latest release of Luminar. Why does FILE > CLOSE terminate the application? FILE relates specifically to the current file activity, not program activity. If you want to Quit the program you should hit QUIT LUMINAR 3 which is designed to exit the program. FILE > CLOSE should only close the current file you are working on and exit to the library or offer you the option to SAVE or Discard Changes, NOT terminate the program. This is a program functionally BUG! I first noticed this with release 3. I reported it to Skylum then and was told that that's the way the program is supposed to work. I reported it again with 3.1 and was told that the problem had been turned to their developers. I reported it again with 3.1.1 and once again was told that's the way the program currently functions but the problem had been turned over to their developers. This is the only program I know where a basic function dealing with FILE functionally terminates the program. I guess they really don't consider it an issue or the code is convoluted and difficult to fix.

Does anyone have an earlier version of Luminar? If so, does FILE > CLOSE terminate the program? Curious to see how long this has been occurring. It might explain why it is so difficult to correct.
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I have Luminar 3.1.1 and also an earlier version on computers and neither one has any "File|Close" option at all. In both cases I have a "File|Exit" option which is to close the program. I am runnin Windows versions so I don't know if what you mention applies to a Mac or not.
Jun 11, 2019 15:42:21   #
jeep_daddy wrote:
Couldn't get it to work on my computer. You better try it out before you write here telling us anything about it. Same for a friend of mine. He couldn't get it to work either.

I downloaded and installed Luminar 3.1.1 and works well on my windows machine running Windows 8.1. I am noticing an increase in speed too with this new release.
Jun 11, 2019 15:36:50   #
Indiana wrote:
Trying the determine which calibrator is the most frequently used by HH's, and the most popular. Reviews by Amazon are all over the place. Just need a reliable calibrator for the hobbyist photographer. Thanks

I have been using X-rite ColorMunki for several years now and it works well for me.
Jun 6, 2019 13:21:17   #
srt101fan wrote:
I haven't done mine yet, but I assumed the new version would overwrite the old one. That didn't happen with your upgrade?

The new version installs along side the old verson instead of overwriting it. I will have to check because I didn't know version 1.7 was out of beta yet. I'm trying out the beta and either last night or Tues night it wasn't released yet.
Jun 5, 2019 13:25:40   #
speters wrote:
Plugins are rather limited in Elements, so is the ability to work raw files!

Elements Plus adds back in the vast majority of ACR functions from Photoshop that are usually missing in Elements.
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