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 on: Today at 09:22:49 AM 
Started by mseawell - Last post by mseawell

 on: Today at 09:22:03 AM 
Started by Rob C - Last post by Zorki5
This is getting bit ridiculous:

Yes, and that is why I wholeheartedly agreed to your suggestion to do some photography instead.

 on: Today at 09:20:42 AM 
Started by mseawell - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
Your writing is starting to canibalise your photography ;)

 on: Today at 09:11:24 AM 
Started by dwswager - Last post by dwswager
of course if they'd just made it non-modal they could have avoided tying themselves in all these bizarre knots... like Quick Develop in Library, the Collections/Folders panel in Develop, etc etc.      I loathe it SO MUCH when, in Develop Mode, suddenly I realise what I want the image title to be, but have to switch to Library to enter it.   

Really, Lightroom is pretty much unavoidable, both only an engineer could love it.

Hey now, I'm a nuclear engineer and I hate modal software. I suspect the Lr development team was divided into functional areas (Library, Develop, Print...) and each got a module and then they cobbled it together.  All they needed to do is implement Br workspaces and let you associate a saved workspace configuration as a default for particular tasks but alow full functionality within any workspace.

BTW, if you have the Photography Extortion Plan, then you have access to Br and ACR.  If you don't need some of the functionality that Lr brings for file handling, then it is identical functionality for tagging, key wording, developing.  I suspect I will use both as necessary.  I still do a first cull in Br.  I see no reason to import 2000 images into the catalog just to delete 1600 of them an hour later!

 on: Today at 09:10:12 AM 
Started by Rob C - Last post by Rob C
It boils down to forms of attitudinal education, Graham.

The concept causing all of this is simple: the world owes me a living.

It has two distinct and surprisingly opposite fans. On the one side are those mainly in the blue-collar world who can lack the background or vision to further themselves via their own efforts and enterprise; there is then the opposite type that comes from wealth, feels youthful guilt at not really having to find a job, and attempts to express empathy with the other 'side' as absolution. Absolution, that is, from totally illogical guilt: unless to further an artistic, philanthropic or altruistic dream of some sort, work is simply an essential to finding money. Without need, there is little intrinsic value to be found in it: it fills your life at the expense of so many better things with which you could concern yourself.

When reason or logic can't deliver what one wants, then force and/or violence becomes the alternative that sometimes works. But but at what cost? You mentioned the 'miner's strike' and it was indeed a sort of turning-point marker. But it also left some terrible scars both on communities in the physical sense, and on people in the psychological and political. That it was inevitable, that no country can continue to subsidise systems that lose money, mattered not to those affected directly, which is perfectly understandable if one is in their shoes. But as a nation, choices and actions become unavoidable, regardless of the political toll it will charge to the party faced with the implementation. It takes a brave leader to run the risk - and see it through.

But youth doesn't last for ever. After a few years of having to earn that daily bread, political leanings can change dramatically, and love for those actively dodging work fades as the romatic idea becomes exposed for the freeload it essentially is.

It's also a bit ironic that France, of all countries, gets targetted by terrorism: it was one of the few lands which so many black US Americans who had the gift of music decided to try and make their new home. As I understand it, they were well-received, became very popular because of their talent, and led better lives than they could find back home in the States; one even bought herself a chateau! But then religious terrorism is so much more evil than that of colour or race: we enjoy some of the same in some Scottish circles as we do in parts of Ireland: one 'Christian' religion devided by partisan groupings. Absolutely insane. They can't even have football matches without bringing it into play. So much needless tragedy. And you don't need to travel to the Middle East to find version of the islamic one: not so long ago, a guy in Glasgow, a moslem, was killed by another moslem with a different religious slant. Hey ho.

So yeah, pretty much everything is effed up everywhere.


 on: Today at 09:09:52 AM 
Started by mseawell - Last post by mseawell
Sunday morning on Antelope Island came. It arrived liked the clearing storm it was, fresh and energetic, wild and free. I listened as the black bird with the beautiful red wings sang with all its heart, watching the day begin, the clouds and the mountain receive the morning light. The reeds shuttered just a little and so did I as I took it in.. Sunrise Mountain.

 on: Today at 09:04:14 AM 
Started by dwswager - Last post by dwswager
I think you got carried away with that logic. In other programs, when you make a selection, you are supposed to do only one thing WITH it, collectively: move it, copy it, trash it, etc. LR provides additional functionality, to do things WITHIN the selection.

Not really.  In Br, you can do multiple actions with a selection.  In Powerpoint, I can do multiple things with a selection of items.

I agree the functionality provides some benefits and opens the possibility to even more functionality added later.  I probably would have implemented it via keyboard modification rather than standard behavior.  Say ALT+Click to change the active image within a selection. Then it doesn't change normal convention to select and unselect, it just adds additional functionality to change focus within a selection.  And the key is clicking an item doesn't make a new selection.  If you have 40 images selected and some of them are not on screen, it is easy to click an item and assume that is the new selection because every other program works that way.

Again, my point isn't that this methodology is good or bad, but that it should have been shouted from the rooftops.  In the U.S. Military, it is called a FOOT STOMPER!   A military instructor would stomp his foot 3 times before discussing this to signal it as primary importance. 

 on: Today at 09:01:26 AM 
Started by Redcrown - Last post by Schewe
They are always working on new features when they are ready. There really is no long a concept of a "new majors version of Photoshop", it's there are new features that will be released incrementally.

 on: Today at 08:59:03 AM 
Started by Chris Calohan - Last post by David Eckels
Yes, lovely tones and great idea. One that I often eschew, thinking it will never turn out, but it looks as if VR works quite well!

 on: Today at 08:53:03 AM 
Started by torger - Last post by jrp
Sure. I've made it available to Graeme.

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