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In Topic: Photogaphic Records Of Your Work Burying You Alive, Too?

Yesterday, 06:44 AM

It appears the technological things are fighting back. The two broken toes have been joined by a sprained ankle. Oh, and my only TV died six weeks ago, got replaced by a new smart TV which can't hold a signal despite being directly wired...and now that the 30 day return period is up, the old plasma TV has experienced a miraculous healing. We're just waiting for the face of Jesus to show up on the TV, but we'd be really grateful if the miracles would just spread to the 2 laptops, 1 desktop, 1 printer...and two toes and an ankle.


In Topic: What Are Your Favorite Animals?

Yesterday, 06:25 AM

Paul - It could be the dog in the window, you know, the one with a basketball nose - old song.

"...the one with a basketball nose" ... now that made me curious, so I Googled it and found some truly weird lyrics!

In Topic: Photogaphic Records Of Your Work Burying You Alive, Too?

Yesterday, 06:13 AM

Thank you all for your input. Sorry I disappeared for a day there. I'm suddenly death on all things technological...my printer went black (after I bought 2 dozen inks so I'd never be caught shorthanded), one of my two laptops started smoking and making static sounds, and the other went to an eerie white screen with a message "recovery not supported". Both laptops' images were backed up on a studio desktop that died a few weeks ago. I ordered a replacement desktop and the cpu is sitting in my floor waiting to be programmed, where I tripped over it 10 minutes ago and appear to have broken 2 toes. I'm writing on my kindle now...but that could go any minute! And Giltex, I bought the kindle for its revolutionary Mayday feature that gives you almost immediate access to a tech support person... who as often as not, talks fast.

You've all given me lots of options and concrete help....and when I decide how to incorporate most of them, it looks like maybe I'll be starting fresh with almost no images to worry about. It's almost a relief, frankly. (Kinda hate losing the 40th birthday Ireland and the 50th birthday England shots along with the sculpture pix, though....sigh)


In Topic: Photogaphic Records Of Your Work Burying You Alive, Too?

18 December 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hi Jayne, did your camera come with it's own editing program? I recently upgraded from an old 5.0 megapixel to a newer Canon EOS, which came with an application called Digital Photo Professional. It makes life really easy, the RAW files are downloaded into a folder that you choose or by date, you can then edit the RAW files in the built in editing suite if necessary, and then you can batch process those RAW files into .jpg, .png, or whatever to a folder of your choosing. The program automatically adds an extension that you've chosen to the file (such as X after each new .jpg created in the batch process). I haven't worked in Windows for a long time, Macs aren't just a gimmick they really are much better, far less frustrating machines (mine is 7 years old now and it's crashed maybe twice in that time). They have a slight learning curve but after a month or so the time spent will be more than made up by the increased efficiency of the machine itself.


As far as the strange 10k image 'globe' file, all that I could find for Windows was an application called Breeze Systems, which seems to work with Photo Booth and other photo software somehow. Do you have this application installed? Here is the link:  http://www.breezesys.com/products.htm


Sorry I can't be of much more help, I just deleted about 10gb of my own backlog of photos, so I feel your pain :=0

Nancy, I'm seeing Canon EOS from $400 to $3000.  May I ask how crazy you went with the purchase that you're happy with?  I have a dyslexia with this sort of thing, and it makes photographic (and well, computer) life very hard.  I have to be led by the hand into everything....even folders and sub folders.  I even took a brief Photoshop class from a northern transplant to the south, but I'm true-blue southern and if a teacher talks fast, I'm utterly lost (and they all talk fast!)..... Jayne

In Topic: Red Earthenware Appropriate For Pit Firing?

15 December 2014 - 10:20 PM

Oooooooooh, what a great idea!  We've never made terra sig but there are tons of videos about it.  He couldn't sell the work as traditional, of course, but it would look awfully nice in my house (and like most artists, we don't get to keep much of our own work...)  Thanks!!!  jayne