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JPEG 2000

 

I still see JPEG2000 as a file choice in Photoshop. It would now be 16 years old. Has anyone ever used it or have a use for it? Just curious.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer

larry colby
 

Just bought it. Thank you.  Looks great from reading and watching.  Including the names was very helpful, read Nasim’s article.  Thanks for all you do for this group!

Larry


On Sep 12, 2016, at 5:29 PM, Tracy Valleau <tracy@...> wrote:

Need a fast and accurate camera raw file viewer?

This one, cleverly named "FastRawViewer" is well worth a look, not to mention the extremely modest fee:

http://www.fastrawviewer.com/

Scroll to the bottom of the page for some reviews by names you'll likely recognize. The same folks wrote RawDigger, so they know whereof the speak... (so to speak...)

Highly recommended.

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Larry Colby
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954-482-2167
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Fast Raw Viewer

 

Need a fast and accurate camera raw file viewer?

This one, cleverly named "FastRawViewer" is well worth a look, not to mention the extremely modest fee:

http://www.fastrawviewer.com/

Scroll to the bottom of the page for some reviews by names you'll likely recognize. The same folks wrote RawDigger, so they know whereof the speak... (so to speak...)

Highly recommended.

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Imagemakers

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PrintTool 2.0 is out

 

Got a notice from Roy this morning:

"The main new features are Text Boxes, Scrolling, Rulers and some more digital negative options.

Needs OSX Mavericks 10.9 or later.

See: http://www.quadtonerip.com http://www.quadtonerip.com Print-Tool tab

Simply download the .zip file and run the new app. "


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Raw photos from your iPhone

 

Yep: iOS 10 and your iPhone 6s or later can now produce raw* photos. As of today, the only thing I know of that will read them for manipulation is LightRoom on the iPhone. (I could be wrong about the "...only..." part.) In any case, however, it will be a brief moment until others support the iPhone's raw format.

*yes: it's properly written "raw" as in uncooked, not RAW, since it's not an acronym.

I'm going to enjoy seeing if this provides any real benefit.

Your comments greatly appreciated, of course.

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Re: Submitting images for contests and online use

 

I found this tutorial so helpful when I entered my first juried exhibit last year. Thanks for sharing, Tracy.

Submitting images for contests and online use

 

I have no doubt this is old-hat to most everyone  here, but I'd also wager that many of us are tutoring less experienced shooters as well. Common in today's digital environment is the ubiquitous online contest or the need to post good-looking images on the internet. Not everyone knows step-by-step how to prepare such images. Some number of years ago, I created a tutorial on that, which is free to use.

It is here:

http://tvalleau.clarify-it.com/d/rhfqq4


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Know your rights as a photographer

 
Edited

If you're standing in a public place, you can photograph everything you can see. True or false?

You need a permit to photograph in a national park. True or false?

Perhaps a visit here will help you understand your rights:

https://www.aclu.org/issues/free-speech/photographers-rights


___________________________________________

The "Ansel Adams Act" was introduced in Congress about 18 months ago to make explicitly clear what your rights are.

(You can follow it, currently stuck in committee, here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5893/text

Here is the text of the bill:

[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 5893 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5893

        To restore the First Amendment Rights of Photographers.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 2, 2015

 Mr. Stockman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
 Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the 
Committees on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and the Judiciary, for a 
 period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
                          committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
        To restore the First Amendment Rights of Photographers.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Ansel Adams Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds as follows:
            (1) In recent years, the Federal Government has enacted 
        regulations to prohibit or restrict photography in National 
        Parks, public spaces, and of government buildings, law 
        enforcement officers, and other government personnel carrying 
        out their duties.
            (2) In recent years, photographers on Federal lands and 
        spaces have been threatened with seizure and forfeiture of 
        photographic equipment and memory cards, and have been arrested 
        or threatened with arrest for merely recording what the eye can 
        see from public spaces.
            (3) Even in the absence of laws or regulations, Federal law 
        enforcement officers, other government personnel, and private 
        contractors have been instructed to prohibit photography from 
        public spaces, and threatened photographers with arrest or 
        seizure of photographic equipment.
            (4) Arresting photographers, seizing photographic 
        equipment, and requirements to obtain permits, pay fees, or buy 
        insurance policies are abridgments of freedom of speech and of 
        the press.
            (5) The First Amendment of the United States Constitution 
        states, ``Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the 
        freedom of speech, or of the press.''.
            (6) Still and motion photographs are speech.
            (7) The photography by Ansel Adams and other famous 
        photographers helped bring home to Americans the beauty and 
        fragility of our natural resources.
            (8) Ansel Adams' photographs helped build public support to 
        make Yosemite into a National Park.
            (9) Future ``Ansel Adams'' must not have their paths 
        blocked, regulated and made more expensive with fees and fines, 
        or be threatened with arrest and seizure of their equipment.

SEC. 3. RESTORATION OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    (a) In General.--It is contrary to the public policy of the United 
States to prohibit or restrict photography in public spaces, whether 
for private, news media, or commercial use.
    (b) Should a Federal agency seek to restrict photography of its 
installations or personnel, it shall obtain a court order that outlines 
the national security or other reasons for the restriction. Such court 
order shall allow restrictions of photography when such photography may 
lead to the endangerment of public safety or national security. Nothing 
in this Act shall restrict Federal agencies from taking lawful steps to 
ascertain whether or not photography may consist of reconnaissance for 
the purpose of endangerment of public safety or national security or 
for other unlawful activity. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to 
repeal, invalidate, or supersede section 795 of title 18, United States 
Code.
    (c) Prohibition on Fees, Permits, or Insurance.--No Federal 
Government agency shall require fees, permits or insurance as a 
condition to take still or moving images on Federal lands, National 
Parks and Forests, and public spaces, whether for private, media, or 
commercial use.
    (d) Prohibition on the Seizure and Forfeiture of Photographic 
Equipment.--Federal law enforcement officers or private contractors 
shall not seize any photographic equipment or their contents or memory 
cards or film, and shall not order a photographer to erase the contents 
of a camera or memory card or film.

SEC. 4. DEFINITION.

    ``Photography'' means any form or method of capturing and recording 
or transmitting still or moving images.


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Windows users: Here's how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary update immediately

 

Not all of us have chosen the Mac for our photo work, and while the Windows 10 Anniversary update came out a week ago, you may not see it yet, since the automatic update is staggered. There is however, a way to get it immediately.


Here's the URL

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

(In the future, just remember to Google "windows 10 update history".)

Remember to back up first.

It's a major update, so it will take about an hour to complete.

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Re: Great PSD file for checking your monitor.

 

Aha! So it's not just me. :-) Thanks for pointing it out.

Tracy
www.valleau.gallery

On 6 Aug 2016, at 11:49, rick.verbanec via Groups.io wrote:

Thanks, Tracy.  

Very interesting and gratifying check on calibration.  While I have generally good results, I do notice considerable sensitivity in the gamma squares to viewing angle on the monitors. Ricksent from Yahoo Mail

From: Tracy Valleau <tracy@...>
To: FineArtPhotography@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:23 AM
Subject: [FineArtPhotography] Great PSD file for checking your monitor.

Here:http://www.aardenburg-imaging.com/monitorchecker/is a great Photoshop file, with several layers, each of which you can view on your monitor as an aid in determining how well your monitor is calibrated and profiled.Highly recommended.Free, but requires an email sign-up. I joined them several years ago, and get an email once every blue moon.(Oh, and if you're of a mind, join and make a contribution while you're there...)I've seen, and probably have, some variations on this, over the years, but here everything is in one nice place. Links to similar useful files would be appreciated in replies, if you have them.--
Tracy Valleau, moderatorImagemakerswww.valleau.gallery
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Re: Great PSD file for checking your monitor.

Rick Verbanec
 

Thanks, Tracy.  


Very interesting and gratifying check on calibration.  While I have generally good results, I do notice considerable sensitivity in the gamma squares to viewing angle on the monitors.
 
Rick
sent from Yahoo Mail



From: Tracy Valleau <tracy@...>
To: FineArtPhotography@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:23 AM
Subject: [FineArtPhotography] Great PSD file for checking your monitor.

Here:
is a great Photoshop file, with several layers, each of which you can view on your monitor as an aid in determining how well your monitor is calibrated and profiled.
Highly recommended.
Free, but requires an email sign-up. I joined them several years ago, and get an email once every blue moon.
(Oh, and if you're of a mind, join and make a contribution while you're there...)
I've seen, and probably have, some variations on this, over the years, but here everything is in one nice place. Links to similar useful files would be appreciated in replies, if you have them.
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Tracy Valleau, moderator
Imagemakers
www.valleau.gallery




Great PSD file for checking your monitor.

 

Here:

http://www.aardenburg-imaging.com/monitorchecker/

is a great Photoshop file, with several layers, each of which you can view on your monitor as an aid in determining how well your monitor is calibrated and profiled.

Highly recommended.

Free, but requires an email sign-up. I joined them several years ago, and get an email once every blue moon.

(Oh, and if you're of a mind, join and make a contribution while you're there...)

I've seen, and probably have, some variations on this, over the years, but here everything is in one nice place. Links to similar useful files would be appreciated in replies, if you have them.

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Tracy Valleau, moderator

Imagemakers

www.valleau.gallery

Yahoo! has been hacked. Change your Yahoo! password N O W

 

I realize this is a bit OT  for a photo site, but the subject matter is important for anyone who has a Yahoo! account:

Yahoo! has been hacked to the tune of 200 Million accounts and passwords.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/yahoo-email-data-breach-dump/

Change your password now.

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Re: LensWork's Seeing in Sixes Competition

 

Hal

Congratulations! I very much look forward to seeing your work!

Matt

On Aug 2, 2016, at 10:11 AM, halgage <halgage@...> wrote:

I am happy and humbled to say I was accepted into the Seeing in Sixes book project. I only know of one other person that got in and she is also from Alaska. Both bodies of work are closeup detail type, B&W image projects. I don’t know if Brooks will send out a list of accepted artists before the book is released or not. My condolences to all that weren’t selected… keep working and keep submitting. Congratulations to the other 48 artists. I look forward to seeing your work.

Hal Gage
Anchorage, Alaska

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Re: LensWork's Seeing in Sixes Competition

halgage
 

I am happy and humbled to say I was accepted into the Seeing in Sixes book project. I only know of one other person that got in and she is also from Alaska. Both bodies of work are closeup detail type, B&W image projects. I don’t know if Brooks will send out a list of accepted artists before the book is released or not. My condolences to all that weren’t selected… keep working and keep submitting. Congratulations to the other 48 artists. I look forward to seeing your work.

Hal Gage
Anchorage, Alaska

Re: LensWork's Seeing in Sixes Competition

 

Same here. :( But the book should be very interesting.

Re: LensWork's Seeing in Sixes Competition

 

Me too, passed over. Looking forward to receiving the catalog.

Re: LensWork's Seeing in Sixes Competition

 

Did any of you get in? I was not surprised to receive the very polite "thanks, but no thanks" email this evening.
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Re: Photozoom Pro is 50% off until July 31.

Jeff Grant
 

Mine is a little more that slight. I just don’t understand why CM isn’t sorting this out.



On 23 Jul 2016, at 4:09 PM, Tracy Valleau <tracy@...> wrote:

OK: heading to bed, but I was curious. I see a very slight desaturation, but not enough to concern me. 


Here's a screenshot of PZP and PSCC side-by-side:


<compare.jpg>


hth


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Re: Photozoom Pro is 50% off until July 31.

Jeff Grant
 

Hi Tracey,

Thanks for taking the time to do that, it is most appreciated. My expectation is that I will use PZP for enlargement only too. I do all sharpening with Photokit. I’m happy to get your settings. That will get me well on the way to being a happy user.

Cheers,

Jeff