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  1. Ok. I've got it now. Thank you so much I'm not sure if I should ask you or Damien....Should I be using 8 bit or 16 bit for Adobe Camera Raw? And what colour space is recommended ? sRGB? Adobe RGB? Thanks so much.
  2. Hi Brian, I use a 4TB WD for my TM backup. It backs up everything (not sure what you meant by normal data files). My internal Mac drive is 1 TB and at the moment I have 226GB available (working on that!). What do you mean by Main Data External HD? What do I back up on this and how would I go about doing it? I have Big Sur and understand CCC could clone the main ext. HD to my 3rd HD. Same size as Main Data External HD? Thanks again for your help.
  3. Hi Brian, I have a 21.5" iMac (2017) and am presently working at getting my photos off of the computer HD and onto EHD (ie culling). Right now I am backing up with Time Machine onto WD - 4 TB. I have 1.67 TB available. I want to clone that my WD back up to another EHD. I have G-Drive USB-C (but I also have a G-utilities icon on desk top and I don't know the difference between the two). The G-Drive USB says 5.34 TN available - capacity 6TB, and the G Utilities says I have 3.94 GB available - capacity 4.08 GB. I was going to use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my WD to one of my G Drives or Utilities, but they won't accept my WD because it is being used by Time Machine. Sooo...1. How do I back up my computer without using Time Machine? Can it be done automatically? 2. What do I do with these G Drive/Utilities EHD's? Thank you so much for your help. I've been reading stuff on-line but to be frank, I don't really understand it
  4. Thanks Brian. My Pictures is a Folder and then within that a bunch of subfolders. I understand about a "bigger" camera (more megapixels) and how that could stall my computer. Won't do that, until I upgrade computer. Can't thank you enough for all the info. you have provided me
  5. Thanks for all your information Brian. To be clear on my end: 1. 3 separate copies means: one on computer, two on external backups with one of those off=site? 2. Taking photos off of "Pictures" would mean copying to Mac HD and to External HD? 3. I hear you about the 'big camera, whoa etc". Makes me want to get a mirrorless but to be honest I'll probably continue with the D750 until it conks out. I can't thank you enough for your detailed answers. Cheers!
  6. Hi Brian, I have a 21.5" Mac, 2017, 16 Gb memory, graphics Radeon Pro 555 2 GB, 3 GHz intel Core i5 processor - Big Sur, vers. 11.3 1. I have been using the slot in back for my SD. card. Is this ok, or should I get a separate card reader? If so, is there a card reader you would recommend that includes SD, XQD and CFexpress - all of them? 2. I also have been using "Pictures" for my photos. It looks like my HD might be getting towards the full end of 1 TB (318 GB left). I have one WD 4TB backup which is on Time Machine (my other one quit). I also use Backblaze. I think my photos should be on more than one backup to free up my HD. Would you recommend Lacie backups? Size? (BTW, I have a Nikon D750 - 24mp camera). Also, I have PS 2021. Thanks so much for your help. I'm trying hard to get more up to speed technically.
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