26
June
2012

Weddings

Somehow I found myself doing a wedding shoot. How unqualified can I be, but in doing this, I’ve discovered I need quite a few more special effects and so here is the search: Sepia and Black & White. A trick that many folks use that can make people look way better is to go to […]

19
June
2012

Deep in photos and jpgs

OK, did a 360 panaroma view with Hugin. Pretty amazing quality. As a side note Photoshop has a JPG compressor. There are three entries, Standard, Standard optimized and progressive. Pick standard (optimized is actually higher compression apparently) for most compatibility, optimized makes slightly smaller ones. I’ve actually found the difference between standard and optimized to […]

17
June
2012

DxO before Photomatix and Hugin?

Well, I’ve been using DxO quite successfully now to process raw images to displayable JPG or to printable TIFs. But what if I want to use Photomatix to do HDR exposure combination. Does it make sense to run DxO first to get lense correction and so forth. Flickr groups say yes, create some TIFs from DxO […]

11
June
2012

Apple announcements

I admit it, I was a nerd watching macrumors board cast a live blow by blow of the Apple keynote. Some things from the WWDC: Drool, drool, the new MacBook Pro with Retina (wow those product names are getting to be a handful). 768GB of flash plus 16GB of main memory will set you back […]

09
June
2012

Diablo 3 addiction and Wizards

I wish Calvin hadn’t introduced me to this game. So addicting. Anyway, you have to know a lot to play and at least this is not a twitch game like Call of Duty (sad that CoD has become that, it used to be so amazingly interesting as a World War II simulation). Overall, playing Wizard, […]

07
June
2012

Do Not Call

Working at home today and amazed that despite the fact that i’ve used the Donotcall.gov site, I’m still getting robocalls. Tried to reregister there and I’m only allowed three phone numbers per email. So instead, it says, call 888-382-1222 and they will add you to list. Good luck!

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