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mcasan last won the day on 22 June 2014

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  1. mcasan

    Zone System Express 5

    MCAsan Goldmember 3,718 posts Likes: 34 Joined Jun 2010 Location: Atlanta More info | Report 22 sec. ago | #1 Last night was to official release of ZSE 5.0 by Blake Rudis. ZSE is two panels that run in Photoshop that you give quick and powerful actions to select and modify tone and color plus apply effects. The main panel handles the tone, color, and effects. Blake added a tab for Heat Map. That tool lets you see the tone zones, (0-11) as colors. For example zone 0 might be set to deep blue while 11 is set to bright magenta. The second panel is new and it is for proofing and export images for print or the web. If you purchase a version of ZSE, you get all future upgrades. I purchased ZSE4 and got ZSE5 as free upgrade. The package has hours of training videos and PDFs. If you are a Ps fan or want to learn how to use Ps, this product gives you structured work flow starting with doing the basic in ACR or Lr Develop and then moving to Ps. I now use ZSE and have removed all the plugins in Ps and Lr except for Topaz Studio. But I find I rarely need Topaz. https://f64elite.com/zse5/
  2. mcasan

    How Do You Store Your Digital Archives?

    At Christmas the wife and I both moved from MacBooks to a combo of iPad Pro plus iMac. Now I am wrapping up that move by hooking up new DAS. We each had LaCie 2Big 6TB that have 2 Seagate 3TB configured into RAID 0 of 6TB. We also had a LaCie d2 6TB with a single Seagate drive for Time Machine backups. The new config for each of us is WD My Book Duo 8TB with 2 WD Red drives configured in RAID 0. The new TM backup drive is a WD My Book 8TB. The new RAID set gives read/write speeds in the 330+ range while the LaCie RAID was in the 220 range. The Duo box connects to the iMac with a USB-C cable running USB 3.1 gen1 (5Gbps). The My Book hooks to the one of the two USB 3 ports on the back of the Duo. So only one iMac port needed for both enclosures. We are not taking the next step which would be cloud backups or a backup copy offsite.
  3. 6.14 now available – last perpetual update of Lightroom The goal of this release is to provide perpetual customers additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. You should only update to Lightroom 6.14 if you are currently holding a license to our perpetual product. Please note, there will be no additional updates after 6.14 for the perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom. You can check out this blog post for more information when this was announced earlier. As always, new cameras are supported for legacy versions of Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, After Effects, and Photoshop Elements through the free Adobe DNG Converter. For native camera raw support and ongoing updates with new features try out Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC. These features include color and luminance range masking and the new auto. This along with other future imaging and performance enhancements are automatically included with a membership. Find the latest available downloads of Lightroom 6 here. If you have a Creative Cloud plan of any type, you do not need to purchase Lightroom 6. You can also find the new cameras and lens profiles that are now supported with 6.14. Thanks! https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/12/6-14-now-available-last-perpetual-update-of-lightroom.html
  4. mcasan

    Luminar 2018 released

    Have it running on my MacBook without problem. I ported over all my 2017 presets. Some Windows users have problems. No shock there. Can't wait for the DAM in Q1 so I can ditch Photo Mechanic.
  5. mcasan

    Olympus seeing positive growth

    These days you better be a smartphone or a very nice interchangeable lens system.....not much in between.
  6. https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-q2-financial-report-strong-omd-sales-help-achieve-growth/
  7. Read the press release: https://www.on1.com/blog/on1-photo-raw-2018-now-available/ Read the release notes: https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001800631 Downloads: Mac http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2018/mac/gm_4006/ON1_Photo_RAW_2018.dmg Win http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2018/win/gm_4006/ON1_Photo_RAW_2018.exe Course Downloads: Masking http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-Masking-Course.zip HDR http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-HDR-Course.zip Pano http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-Pano-Course.zip *These will get added to the Courses page today so you can stream as well. Download the user guide: https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206373527-USER-GUIDES Don’t forget to register for the Live Q&A with Dan Harlacher: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5162277847733048321
  8. mcasan

    Luminar 2018 video

    Check out the video https://photofocus.com/2017/11/03/luminar-2018-first-look/
  9. mcasan

    Show Off Your Retro Gear Thread

    I have my family's Kodiak Brownie that is older than I am. And we have the wife's Canon A-1 in closet.
  10. mcasan

    Adobe's Ridiculous New Names For Lightroom

    I don't run Flash. If a site is not HTML5, I don't see what the owner wants me to see.
  11. mcasan

    Macphun changes name to Skylum

    Not surprising as they now do products for both MacOS and Windows. https://macphun.com/blog/macphun-is-becoming-skylum
  12. mcasan

    DxO takes over Nik from Google

  13. mcasan

    This Forum Is In Danger Of Closing

    As the wife and I now only shoot Oly m43, I have stopped visiting so much as I don't care to hear about DSLRs or hear how Adobe is still the best thing since sliced bread. And I am sure there are members here who do not want to hear more about m43 or non-Adobe tools. It can indeed be very difficult to be home for everything and everyone. Best of luck whatever you decide Dallas.
  14. mcasan

    Adobe's Ridiculous New Names For Lightroom

    Capture One Pro 10. It designed for Pros.
  15. mcasan

    Adobe's Ridiculous New Names For Lightroom

    Glad I swore off Adobe kool-aid months ago.

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