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Brian

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  • Birthday 01/30/1973

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    Lightroom with Photoshop
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    Nikon D3s, Nikon D700, Nikon Trinity and a few other toys. Follow me on Instagram! @bybrianh

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  1. It sounds like something changed with your import settings. Open the import module and look at the top in the center of the module. Make sure Add is selected. I will bet you Move is highlighted. Then look towards the right. To My Catalog should be visible. Your Build Preview could be set to Minimal like I have my LR, or 1:1. Your choice. Also make sure there isn't something set incorrectly in the "Apply During Import" section.
  2. I agree with Damien. I highly recommend using a card reader. Don't use your camera to transfer images. I know it seems easy and it's tempting, but when things go wrong it's a real PITA to get things working again. Permission fixes, there isn't one simple method. I've gone round-and-round for hours trying to fix them. Other times I takes an hour or so. Either way I can't recommend and easy and simple fix. Oh I recommend about 75% or so for the maximum usage on any HD, internal or external. So on a 500GB drive, try not to go below 100GB full.
  3. This has nothing to do with an update to a new computer, this is basic computer maintenance. It's like not changing your car's oil for 100,000 miles and blaming the engine for failing. This will happen on your new computer as well over time.
  4. @Damien Symonds: My record: 8.95GB free out of 120GB on a Windows Server C Drive. When you scale things up, this one is pretty damn close.
  5. The reason why it's so full: Windows 10. You see, Microsoft is going to stay at "Windows 10" for quite some time. There won't be a Windows 11 or 12. There is Windows 10 - Anniversary Edition, plus a few editions in between and the next one will be Windows 10 - Creators Edition, which will be released in a few weeks. Basically, without getting too geeky, these major updates re-install the whole friggin' Windows and put your old version in a Windows.old directory on the HD. Combine that with the other update patches and system recovery points, AND your Windows Swap File (pagefile.sys) and Adobe Scratch Disk and you can run out of room pretty quickly. Especially if you are the type to "next-next-next...ok.nextnextnext...ok...finish" when installing stuff. It's getting to the point where people either need to have 4TB C Drives or must learn to pay attention. The days of, "I don't know nothin' about computers" needs to come to an end. If you don't want to install any software, you can right-click on the C Drive and select "Properties." From there you should see a button called Disk Cleanup. Click it and choose all the check boxes and run it. Warning: this will delete the backup files for windows updates plus other things, so if you need to uninstall a Windows Update, you won't be able to. If you need to go back to your old version of Windows, you won't be able to. That said, you probably have no need to do this at this point so it really doesn't matter. I'm more concerned about that HD only having a 106GB left. That's not good. At all.
  6. YES. Besides, LR has a tendency to get really cranky when the catalog file gets that big. It's good practice to keep it below 3GB at all times. Once you cross that threshold, you start venturing into unknown territory. It's so funny how people get so worked up about having "too many images" on one CF / SD card, but have no issues with having tens-of-thousands of images in a single LR catalog file! Something to think about.
  7. I suspected this. You really don't want your catalog file to get that large. Not only will it make LR slower, if you try to backup your catalog to a Thumb Drive or another device that has a FAT32 Filesystem, it won't copy over or actually could corrupt itself. FAT32 has a 4GB file size limit, but in reality it's more like 3.5GB. You are at 3.6G. NTFS on the other hand, which most of us have these days, goes much higher, just under 256TB. That said, I still wouldn't ever go that high for a single file. In either case, it's one of those "rules" that I stick to, once something gets above 3GB for a single file, I start worrying. Especially a LR catalog. Bad things could happen with a large LR catalog around 4GB.
  8. I'm curious, just how large is your corrupted catalog file? Right-Click and do a properties on the catalog.
  9. Best Practices for LR Export

    FYI: 80% in LR is equal to "10" in PS. 100% in LR is equal to "12" in PS. Adobe's ratings are based on a 1 --> 12 method. "11" in PS would be "90%" in LR, "9" would be "70%," and so on.
  10. Oh, if you want CleanMyMac to do anything substantial, you need to pay for it. I highly recommend it and you should be able to find a coupon code online to help lower the cost. Search for "MacPaw coupon code."
  11. Gemini is the leading duplicate file finder for the Mac. 250GB is microscopic by today's standards. 12 GB free is really-really bad and the source of your problems. With a 250GB drive, you need to be hyper anal on what gets stored. No photos or files. Only operating system and programs. Gemini should help, it will generate a list of duplicates and let you decide what to do.
  12. Apple is releasing a new operating system today. If anyone is running LR 5, PS CS6, PS CS5, or any earlier versions of this software, DO NOT UPGRADE!!! Adobe is only working on current versions of their products to make them compatible with the new OS. This includes LR CC, PS CC and Bridge CC. It is possible that they are working with LR 6, but that's about it. PS CS6 and LR5 are no longer being updated. In addition, there is a new file system on the horizon that will replace the current Journaled HFS+ file system. This new file system is 100% not-compatible with CS6. Bottom Line: LR5 users, CS5 / CS6 users should avoid macOS Sierra completely. Adobe will not be providing patches to fix any compatibility issues with macOS Sierra at this point. Only install macOS Sierra if you are using the Creative Cloud version of Adobe's Products. If you are thinking about buying a new Mac and are running PS CS6 or earlier or LR5 or earlier, you WILL NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE "Adobe CC" $9.99 /month (plus applicable taxes) program and will no longer be able to use CS6. So for those who want to own their software and not give into "The Man," with a leased software model, you are kinda SOL going forward. Adobe has put CS6 out to pasture at this point and will soon take it behind the proverbial barn and shoot it dead. Just like CS5, CS4, CS3, etc.
  13. Apple is releasing a new operating system today. If anyone is running LR 5, PS CS6, PS CS5, or any earlier versions of this software, DO NOT UPGRADE!!! Adobe is only working on current versions of their products to make them compatible with the new OS. This includes LR CC, PS CC and Bridge CC. It is possible that they are working with LR6, but that's about it. PS CS6 and LR5 are no longer being updated. In addition, there is a new file system on the horizon that will replace the current Journaled HFS+ file system. This new file system is 100% not-compatible with CS6. Bottom Line: LR5 users, CS5 / CS6 users should avoid macOS Sierra completely. Adobe will not be providing patches to fix any compatibility issues with macOS Sierra at this point. Only install macOS Sierra if you are using the Creative Cloud version of Adobe's Products. If you are thinking about buying a new Mac and are running PS CS6 or earlier or LR5 or earlier, you WILL NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE "Adobe CC" $9.99 /month (plus applicable taxes) program and will no longer be able to use CS6. So for those who want to own their software and not give into "The Man," with a leased software model, you are kinda SOL at this point. Adobe has put CS6 out to pasture at this point and will soon take it behind the proverbial barn and shoot it dead. Just like CS5, CS4, CS3, etc. I'm pinning this topic for about a week or so, this way as members cycle through, we can give them a heads up.
  14. one eye in focus, one not

    Also, is this a full frame body? If so, have you shot with it for awhile? The reason I ask is this type of thing usually bites photographers who have switched from a crop sensor to a full frame sensor. You have to think differently. The reason has to do with the larger full frame sensor has a different angle of view, forcing you to get closer...which means you need to stop down to compensate. At f/3.2, this close to the subject with a full frame body, your DoF is razor thin, so it's easy to have one eye in focus and the other one out of focus. I know, baby photographers like the fuzzy-wuzzy sleeping baby photos. This shot might have called for a 85mm or even a 105mm (non-macro). Since the focal length is longer, the DoF changes. Or you could have tried f/4 or even f/5.6. That would have helped.
  15. focus

    Yes. This is normal. Especially if you have a new iMac with a 5K Retina Screen. You will notice more flaws in your photos, and start to see more of the quirks and shortcomings with your lenses. Isn't technology fun?
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