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    Lightroom with Photoshop
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    Nikon D800E

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  1. You’re right, I lack the self control to deal with too little storage, it wouldn’t work for me. So now I can’t get anything suitable yet so I’ve had my laptop cleaned off totally and win 10 pro reinstalled and I’m only going to install my photography programs on it. Hopefully that will get me through the upcoming workshop and we’ll have time to find or more likely build something suitable when the components are available. The machine he was looking at was an Asus Rog gaming machine with an “IPS level” screen. So not IPS - Finding an IPS screen maybe an issue, might need to resort to a separate IPS screen as you suggest.
  2. Thanks for the great information Brian, I've spoken to my supplier and you're right, there's certainly a shortage of everything except the many outdated unsuitable cheap laptops available. The machine he came back to me today about was an Asus Gaming machine, I don't have the link yet - I asked for a 17.5" IPS screen 64G RAM I7 CPU or better and a the dedicated video GPU. I thought Id get a 500G SSD Main drive and a 2T data drive - since this is not my main editing machine but that's a pretty silly idea when i think about it- I'll def upgrade as suggested. That Laptop was $6K probably more with the extra RAM and storage needed but not available yet, arriving in Melbourne on June 20th, so it would be very lucky to make it in time for me to take to my workshop. I'm taking my old 2014 leader machine in for him to clear off and start afresh, its got 24G RAM and an I7 4700 MQ CPU @2.400GHz and the video card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX860M :( Fingers crossed it can do the job for me until we can source a new one.
  3. I need a new laptop to edit my photos while travelling, I have a good desktop PC I have a d850 so the file size is huge. My old one is 8 years old and can’t handle the job. I’m shooting Astro so need to stack many TIFF files in Sequator and do many layered edits in PS Million dollar question - can you help me with specs I need? I want it to be fit for use for as long as possible so happy to spend a decent amount. Say $AU 3.5K … there goes my new lens! I like windows 10 pro, 64G ram, two drives - the data drive 4T - not sure what size operating drive I need or the processor or GPU. Thanks for your help Brian.
  4. Thanks Brian, I think I’ll stick with the free file sync - my internet is not the best on a good day.
  5. Hi All, I'm in the process of setting up my new windows 10 64 bit pc. Synctoy is no longer available in the microsoft downloads site. Brian what do you recommend as a replacement?
  6. I think I might run far far away from this - the local signwriter will print it - he's good though. Comment was "As big as you can do" His printer does 1200dpi
  7. Hi Damien, I’ve been asked to supply a file to be printed at 2.66m high x 1.83m wide. What resolution do I need? It’s to be the background behind a self serve library unit. I have a D800e so plenty of pixels to start with. Resizing in small increments works best doesn’t it?
  8. Thanks Brian, that's really frightening. I've had to replace the data drive twice now. I'll get onto it with my IT guy tomorrow. I see that Amazon will ship to Australia which is good. What specs should I be looking at for a new machine? Ive copied the system info and attached. Meanwhile I'll move and clean up files to get some free space Thank you - a lot!
  9. Hi Brian, Every time I try to open a file in Bridge directly from windows explorer I get this error message on uploaded image- Its been happening for months. My computer is old but fast, I think my graphics card might not be up to it. NVIDA Quadro 600. I cant find where to check the driver right now however I updated it just before Christmas when I was having this issue. The C drive - a SSD has 42.5G free of 232G The D Drive has 263G free out of 1.8T - needs a clean out. I have a Creative Cloud subscription and Bridge is up to date. Running windows 10. Another issue which may be related is that the windows 1809 update wont work for me - maybe because our internet is unreliable and limited to 5Mbps. It gets worse when the kids come home from school. The update downloads but fails to install and its a huge download. Ive had it at that point three times. Hope the solution is not buy a new computer!
  10. Hi, I treated myself to an Eizo monitor last year -it has inbuilt calibration and its wonderfull! I've recently started using my Dell wide gamut monitor as a secondary screen. I previously calibrated the Dell with my I1display pro - not sure of the process for a secondary screen- i dont want it interferring with the calibration of the Eizo. can you help me with this Damien? Thanks
  11. I finally have my catalog back! I was able to use the last backup thankfully. I used LR on my laptop to check - first I set the preferences on its catalog not to open the last catalog used - I was worried that trying the dodgy files may corrupt the laptop catalog. I opened older backups - I had 4 for February - all ok and gradually opened the latest backup and it worked! That latest backup had problems closing down on the laptop - integrity test failed but LR asked if I wanted it to repair it. Eventually after much nailbiting waiting it came up with a new good catalog. When I used a copy of this catalog on the PC I had the same corrupt error so I logged out of CC, unistalled and downloaded again. All good thank heavens! Now to separate up these images into smaller catalogs. Thanks for the support! i
  12. Can you now! Didn't know that. Have you any info ? Interesting!
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