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Discussion in 'Photography' started by tony cooper, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. tony cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    BTW: Here are a bunch of locations of shots taken at the Avila Beach
    Concours De Elegance, as shown on LR4.
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    Savageduck, Jul 6, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Now if you just car the owners to park their cars in the same spot
    next year, you can find them. I assume you don't need a geotag to
    know where Avila Beach is.
    tony cooper, Jul 7, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I know where it is, others might not.
    Savageduck, Jul 7, 2012
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    Mort Guest

    About $4.00 each, depending upon the number of pages to be processed.
    They have a machine to punch the necessary holes,and then it threads in
    the comb binding. It usually takes less than an hour, so I drop the
    pages off, do some shopping, then return in an hour to pick up the bound
    book. It is really worth the money to have nicely bound volumes where
    the pages turn readily and lie flat, and with the clear front cover,
    one can see at a glance what the title is. They also have various colors
    for the first and last pages, so you can color code by category.

    Try it, and you'll like it.


    Mort, Jul 7, 2012
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    Max Guest

    Thanks. I believe I'll just do that. ;-)
    Max, Jul 7, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yep - seems to use gps recordings. But doesn't appear ( I may be wrong
    ) to do it in batches. I'll stick to exiftool. Tags a bunch of raws in
    a few seconds. I just dump the gps file into the same folder with the
    raws and run exiftool from a command line in terminal (mac or Linux).
    Would be from the "DOS"-ish command line window in Windows.
    Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I think in the information age the notion of printing a manual is sort
    of counter grain. Really, with any camera, once you've sorted out the
    oddballs, you don't need the manual much anymore.
    Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    For those untagged RAW files out of my G11 or indoor D300S shots which
    were untagged due to hard cover over the GP-1 I can can just drag
    batches from the film strip to a known location on the map. A known
    building for example.
    I can then leave them as "close enough" or I can fine tune each image
    to a position where I have marked a waypoint with my old Garmin, and I
    mean OLD! Garmin Etrex Vista, or iPhone MotionX-GPS tracking.

    All my other D300s + GP-1 shots are tagged and can also give me decent
    location data to add untagged files to the map.

    The other useful feature using LR to do this, is the ability to make
    corrections when errors show up as anywhere up to 10M displacements.
    The Merced River pano up at Yosemite for example has data placing the
    shot location off about 300ft to the North side of El Portal Rd when
    the true location is on the South side on the bank of the river. I
    simply drag the maker to the correct position and the adjustment is
    made to the tag.
    Savageduck, Jul 7, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    I think it would be a far more interesting character shot without the
    pocket book and her drink. To my eye they are distractions.
    PeterN, Jul 7, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    This was taken as a candid "street" shot. In that genre, we take it
    as it comes. I can't very well ask a person who is the subject of a
    candid shot to move her purse and drink. Do that, and it's no longer
    a candid shot.

    Sometimes distractions can be cropped out, but the sign above her head
    is essential, so the right side can't be cropped. Cropping on the
    left would cut into her arm.

    Not everyone likes candid "street" stuff. I do, and I spend more time
    on this than any other subject. I don't expect others to share my
    interest, but it's nice when someone does.
    tony cooper, Jul 7, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Agreed. I printed out the page that identifies all the icons that
    show on the LCD, but the rest is "read once and you know it".

    If I ever fiddle with the GPS feature, I'll print those pages.
    tony cooper, Jul 7, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Until someone pointed it out, I did not even notice the sign. Here, her
    gesture and expression are strong enough to carry the image, without the
    outside distractions.

    It's good that we differ. Makes for a more interesting world. In the
    SI I will have one submission, which is my interpretation of a street scene.
    PeterN, Jul 7, 2012
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    Max Guest

    I eagerly anticipate the time when I am so accustomed to my (more
    sophisticated) cameras that I don't need readily available instruction.

    Max, Jul 7, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 7/5/2012 10:13 PM, Mort wrote:
    : > I print out my electronic-sourced manuals, then get them bound at the
    : > local Fedex/Kinko store with what they call a comb binding, which is
    : > sturdier than a spiral binding. I get a clear first page, so that I
    : > can read the title page. It's handy.
    : >
    : > Mort Linder
    : Yes! Several years ago i used that service to bind some WordPerfect
    : macro manuals. They did good job.

    <chuckle!> I too was once a WP user. I surmise that that sentence incorporates
    an expansive use of the word "several".

    That said, I believe Peter is a retired lawyer. A voice from the dimly
    remembered past reminds me that there may have been a reason why lawyers liked
    WP. (Its macro capability, maybe?) I seem to recall that when our City adopted
    Microsoft Word "several" years ago, our legal department was the hardest to
    pry away from WP. At the risk of dragging this thread even more OT, can
    someone tell me whether I'm just making all this up?

    Robert Coe, Jul 14, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I was a WordPerfect user for many years for both work and personal
    use. One of my work functions was preparing multi-page proposals for
    different configurations of Zeiss microscopes used in surgery. I had
    a library of selections of specifications for different components
    that I would merge into one proposal. A proposal that had previously
    taken hours to create could be done in minutes.

    When Corel purchased WordPerfect, things started to go downhill. They
    started frequent upgrades adding "features" that were of no use to me,
    but stopped supporting earlier versions.

    I never went over to Microsoft; not because I have problem with
    Microsoft, but because using WP was like touch-typing in that doing
    things became instinctive. I didn't want to be hobbled by having to
    learn new ways to do things that had become rote.

    A second reason, but not directly related, was that I was also using
    Lotus 1-2-3. The Microsoft package included their spreadsheet
    program, and I was used to Lotus commands. It seemed a waste to spend
    all that money for something that included a program I wouldn't use.

    I now use Open Office. The one feature I miss the most about WP is
    being able to View Format. It was so much easier to view and change
    the format settings in WP. I still use Lotus 1-2-3.

    I have the same "problem" with Adobe Elements. I have Elements 9.0,
    but continue to use CS4 because I don't have to think about what to do
    to do whatever it is I want to do. The fingers just go there. Yet,
    Elements does almost everything CS4 will do.

    Being a creature of habit is not a bad thing if it allows you to do
    something quickly without stopping to think about how to do it.

    I did manage to make the move from a rotary dial telephone to
    push-button keys.
    tony cooper, Jul 14, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    At work we used WP and 1-2-3 for a long while. At some point after
    Windows became most common it just became less of a hassle to switch to
    MS Office. I preferred WP for a lot of things, esp. indenting documents
    which was a quick function key (or control-something) in WP. It just
    went so fast, easy and precisely. Word sucks for formatting - labour
    intensive and counter intuitive despite all the templating forms
    available. (I admit there are some who seem to "get" the MS way...)

    Can't say I prefer 1-2-3 over Excel except that 1-2-3 was smarter when
    one makes a formula error (leaves cursor in place for editing). In
    brain dead Excel you have to clear the error popup first. PITA.

    (Once was in the business class lounge at Schipohl doing my expense
    account in 1-2-3 with none other than Bill Gates sitting on the sofa at
    an angle to me - early 90's).

    Libre Office (the mainline successor to Open Office) causes too many
    problems when interfacing with other companies and sharing docs. Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint are the de-facto formats of commerce. You don't
    have to like it. Libre Office gens those file formats but there are
    always inconsistencies in end output that make it a time waster to correct.

    When my son got a Macbook Pro for university I purchased MS Office 2008
    (for Mac) for him. That gave us 3 licenses - a nice fit for the three
    Macs here.
    Our phone co., Bell Canada, still charges a premium for using touch-tone
    phones even though the "special equipment" required was replaced by
    equipment that recognizes both tone and dial about 30 years ago. I left
    Bell 4 years ago - my landline is via my cable co.
    Alan Browne, Jul 14, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    If you are making it up, you are very close to reality.
    the problems with WP started when WP Corp, sold to Novel. Novel spent
    little money on R&D, and as a result the first versions of WP for
    Windows, were too much like DOS. then came the sale to Corel. Corel did
    not adequately support the legal community. I recall huge license fees
    for training programs for legal secretaries, sponsored by the Bar
    Association. Meanwhile, Microsoft was giving free copies of Word to
    students and providing lots of free training.

    WP handled document assembly and referencing with ease, while MS was
    highly inaccurate in cross referencing. there came a time when Corel
    gutted its Perfect Script development team and switched over to VBA,
    which forced jumping through hoops. Under Novel, the networking versions
    of Corel crashed baldly and frequently, for silly reasons. Novel denied
    the bug. Indeed at one trade show, with the permission of the Novel rep,
    I crashed their network, when demonstrating the bug. Recovery took
    almost a full day. . Even though WP was better suited for legal work,
    they let MS stick its foot in the door.
    PeterN, Jul 14, 2012
  18. Being a creature of habit does stop you from switching to
    different tools (as circumstances may demand, or as better
    tools come along).

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 15, 2012
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    Chemiker Guest

    I agree! I started with 5.0 and fell in love with 5.1, and yes the
    macros were awesome! When the Windows version came out, I was crushed.
    I still use WP and despise MSW. AmiPro was better than MSw!

    Strengths I miss were the multiple F-key macros of wp, and the
    multiple title/heading profiles of AmiPro. When writing up requests
    for bids/proposals or the resulting contracts, either of these ran
    rings around Word.

    I cut my SS teeth on Visicalc and moved to 1-2-3 against my will.
    Later I fell in love with QuattroPro because of the Macro Language,
    which I think originated with Ashton-Tate's FrameWork.

    With these tools, generating 150-200 page operations data reports
    (monthly) for the Management Engineering Department was a piece of
    cake. This for a healthcare system of 3 hospitals (total 1500+ beds),
    plus 13 urban health clinics, plus corporate departments and a few
    odds and ends like the outreach foundation and home health management.

    So, all in all, you're talking a couple of hundred
    departments/entities that were reporting centers, and the lowest level
    of data reporting. This was data mining in the 1980's!

    thanks for the memories..... I needed that.

    Chemiker, Jul 16, 2012
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    Chemiker Guest

    That was Novelle Networks, which company should have stuck to
    networking. I never understood what they hope to achieve buying WP.
    After Corel bought it, (CEO) Cowpland's unbelievely bad management
    managed to drive the entire company into receivership, as I can swear

    I was an *early* devotee of CorelDraw, and of WP, and I owned a few
    thousand shares of stock, which I saw swirl down the toilet. FWIW: I
    still use WP Office, and use Corel Graphics x4 plus their photo
    management software. It always *was* good stuff, IMHO.

    Chemiker, Jul 16, 2012
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