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    Lightroom with Photoshop
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    Canon 5D MK IV | Canon 6D | Canon 24-70 f2.8 | Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 | Canon 50mm f1.4 | Canon 100mm macro | Canon 20mm | Canon 24-105mm |Canon 600EXII-RT | YN568EX II

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  1. Brian, Very thorough and detailed information. Thank you for seeing my question as you did. I had my doubts on how I relayed it, so I thank you. The attention you gave this is admirable. I will follow all your instructions early tomorrow morning. I agree with you that the images should have been on an external like a USB in place of HD. Initially, I wanted the raw files to convert to dng and edit but then progressed, as only docs, to require jpeg. Have not touched LR so should not be catalogues. Only DL to d/top folder and edited jpegs in ACR. I will attend to caches. Will read all your instructions through thoroughly and follow. I thank you again for your attention and the level of detail you provided me. My reasons for this thoroughness are mine. They are honourable. They are necessary. sincerely,
  2. Hi, I have a new folder on desktop with images that I accessed via bridge and did minor edit in ACR. Now, I wish to move these OFF my computers completely to dropbox for security. I do not want 'any trace' of these images on this computer that could be accessed by another. Apologies if this is a dim question. The files were just jpeg but I want NO TRACE of them to be found on this computer should it be stolen or accessed. Can you advise if moving them off the computer is all I have to do or, I have to delete any additional files or side car (only attached to raw files I think). I thank you and I need to know at the earliest, pls. iMac PRO 2017 Mac OS High Sierra
  3. Thanks Damien. I am sure there is not an 'exit fee' so to drop it should be easy or likewise, take up, easy.
  4. Damien, I have used PS6 and ACR to edit my images for the last three shoots, without any interaction with Lightroom. I have not noticed anything different with PS6 but I use it in, still, a very basic way. Referring to tutorials. This is where my question stems from as I still feel like a novice with regard to PS. It is not obvious to me any changes with PS6 at this stage.
  5. Damien, I still have maintained PS cc and LR cc on subscription, however I have never used. Yes, wasted money monthly, big time. Before I dump the Adobe PS CC and LR CC package subscription, I would like to ask one more time (solely incase your views have changed and/or in relation to the newer OS. I have remained on High Sierra and not upgraded to the free upgrades as I believe they use 64 bit and there is issues with running PS6. Can you tell me if your or Brian's views have changed in this regard? Can/should I dump the Adobe Subscription of cc or befriend it. TIA
  6. Hi Damien, I have received my test prints back from the colour lab and found them to be dark. Despite calibrating my Dell 2616D Monitor with the Syder5. How should I now proceed? I also now wish to pay the $10 and do your Bridge Tutorial right now. Despite spending 4 hours on the phone this morning with my Superannuation company with bureaucratic mishandling of my super account whereby the company would not give me access to information, despite successful verification of all security. Four hours later, some stern words and a call from Sydney they made it happen over the phone. I am exhausted and disenfranchised but now would like to get cracking on your courses. Can you point me (link) to the Bridge course so I can begin. Many thanks. Bettina
  7. Update. Local camera shop’s printer is cactus. An integral part has failed. Near worthless trip. We did look at my images on his monitor and looked very similar to the Monitor I edited on. luckily I also sent to Fitzgerald’s Colour Lab, on-line, they are ready for collection. I’ll get there.
  8. Yes. I had read this information provided by yourself before posting. Good to read it again and thanks for sending. It states my 'usual lab' and whilst I've printed family party photos at this local lab, it would not be a place where I sent portraits for print. I will do both. Take usb to camera local and send online to the Professional Colour Lab and collect Monday/Tues. Thanks for your level of detail.
  9. Yep. Thanks. Easier to follow thread on this computer than on my phone. Cheers Damien.
  10. Work out whether I should go to the lab which is specialised some distance away or just do the local camera shop. I take it you mean the locals I’ll do that hopefully today if not Monday morning early cheers thanks for that
  11. Hi Damien, photo shoot of bushland complete. Edited images using the deal which was five dollar in the same lighting conditions, as the iMac monitor. The Dell looked a bit muddy where is the iMac is sharp and more exposed. My question I’ve printed at Fitzgerald colour Lab They are top-notch however there is a camera shop down the road to specialise in Nikon, Olympus, Fuji Canon etc and they print, probably cheaply. Is it worthwhile Taking my test prints from a small specialised camera shop as opposed to a high-end colour lab? regards,
  12. Thank you Damien. I will continue with your advice and edit in sRGB. Regards,
  13. Hi Damien, I have an urgent shoot to complete today. I tried to edit in Bridge, Ps6 and ACR but due to my 'newness' I am struggling. I will continue this shoot only today in Lightroom classic. My move to Ps6, Bridge, ACR will be from tomorrow on. My question is about Colour Space and what I should be working 'in'. Not exporting out to. I have read what you wrote about using sRGB to edit in. However, I have had some conflicting information and would like to post it here verbatim, below. I am confused and struggling. "Adobe RGB was designed especially for editing on RGB monitor screens while preserving best colour for print output. Definitely the best for use in editing and archiving original photographic images. sRGB was created specifically for internet screen use. It is only for output for use on lots of other people's screens - so it's best for social media and website use. Use it ONLY when exporting for this purpose, not for editing in or for printing. ...Editing in sRGB is popular because it's a hassle-free way to work if your photos are only ever going to exist on computer screens. If they're being printed, then it becomes a problem, and if they're being printed or published in a CMYK colour format, then it's a more serious problem." Damien, await your reply and clarification. I have a Mac desktop running iOS High Sierra and Photoshop Ps6. It is under 2 years old, and has 32GB of RAM. Its hard drive has 392GB free out of 1GB. The last time I shut down was last night. I have never run a cleanup program. 392GB available of 1TB. Calibration completed twice yesterday. Spyder Pro 5. Version 5.3
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