Re: Does any other program (windows or linux) do screenshotannotation efficiently?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Danny D., Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Danny D.

    Alan Browne Guest

    I didn't see that.
    Actually a double-click to open in PS - an accidental (or otherwise)
    single click just selects an image.

    I rarely launch into CS by an accidental double-click (which is saying
    something as it is quite easy to accidentally double-click with the
    Apple trackpad).
    Nice feature. I also date that way but like:
    San Andres 2010 - 20100212_0201
    In Bridge you can rate each image (stars) then sort on that criteria. I
    sometimes create a separate folder for "keepers" in the same folder.
    Sure. I'm satisfied with Br/CS except for searching folders by the
    first letter (it does not do this). (eg: in the list of folders if I
    want to go the San Andres folder I would just hit "S" on my keyboard in
    the OS Finder to get to the top of the "S" folders. But Bridge doesn't
    do this obvious and easy trick).

    Also wish I could drop a GPS log into a folder, and then have Br tag the
    files from the log.

    Lightroom could be better but I want CS - and I'm not going to have
    both. May try Apple's Aperture though - esp. with this Cloud based CS
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2013
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  2. Danny D.

    Alan Browne Guest

    Last I was in the Lancaster area (a few years ago), the Amish were still
    being pulled by horses. The Mennonites had Prius' and cell phones.
    Went to an auction there, parked at a primary school and a school bus
    (Mennonite) took us to the auction site. Hundreds of horse drawn
    buggies parked there.

    There may be breakaways - but there are still hard core Amish there as well.

    As to cash - lots. At the auction the Amish were purchasing $5 - $10K
    items without a blink other than pulling the roll out of their pockets
    when they went to the settlement window. (Proceeds were for Haiti
    (before the earthquake)).
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2013
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  3. Danny D.

    Alan Browne Guest

    In Bridge you can "rotate" the "thumbnail" which will cause the file to
    open in the new orientation. The fact that the data itself was not
    moved around and only a tag was set, is a quibbling detail.
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2013
  4. Danny D.

    Guest Guest

    it has to open the file to write the tag.
    Guest, May 17, 2013
  5. Danny D.

    Alan Browne Guest

    As I said: quibbling detail.
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2013
  6. Danny D.

    J. Clarke Guest

    Its not grid-connected which removes one of their objections. Whether
    is is disruptive of their social order is another story.
    J. Clarke, May 17, 2013
  7. Danny D.

    J. Clarke Guest

    I came upon an accident a could of days ago. Car upside down in the
    middle of the road, way out in the sticks. Someone else had arrived
    just before I did and already called 911. That meant that there were
    two of us on scene to get the driver out of the wreck (the gas tank or
    something in the fuel system had gone bust and it was in a puddle of
    gas) instead of one having to go find a house with a phone to call for

    I thought about this discussion at the time.
    J. Clarke, May 17, 2013
  8. Danny D.

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Yes, it's a double-click in Bridge, but I'm used to a double-click to
    open to full screen. I can't train the instinctive reaction to go to
    the space bar.
    My system (which works for me but other systems work for others)
    allows me to display all images in date sequence in Bridge, FastStone,
    and Lightroom. I like that.
    FastStone has a tag system. First pass, I'll tag the "delete this"
    images...sort for the tagged...delete all. Second pass I'll tag
    multiple shots of the same thing (like several exposures of a play at
    first base) and use the "compare image" with two images to untag one
    at a time until I'm left with one. Then, tag the rest that I want to
    process in CS. I seldom, if ever, process all shots.

    I could do the same in Bridge with their star rating system, but I'm
    used to doing it in FastStone. Or, for that matter, Lightroom and
    their rating system.

    There is no "best" system, only a "best for me" where "me" is any
    user. You get comfortable with a system.

    Best feature of Bridge, compared to FastStone, is the slider to
    enlarge the thumbnail individually. In FastStone, you set the size of
    the thumbnail, but it's a global setting. Mine are set to 200 x 150.

    All my folders are by-month. Subject searching is handled in
    Lightroom by keyword.
    Tony Cooper, May 17, 2013
  9. Danny D.

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I know what you're saying, but it's not the same in, say, Bridge,
    where you stay in Bridge and rotate the image and then just move to
    the next image. In PS, you have to open the file, rotate, and then
    save and close the file. You have to in PS to do this.

    I do understand what you're saying, though. Perhaps I should have
    said that you can rotate the image in Bridge without opening PS.
    Tony Cooper, May 17, 2013
  10. Danny D.

    Savageduck Guest

    Why not?
    Once I started using LR4 + CS5, my usage of Bridge has been minimized.
    It is a workflow I find myself comfortable with. Many times I find LR4
    does all I need without the need to bring PS into the equation.
    I am not into the CC thing either, but neither LR4 or CS5/6 are going
    to be part of the CC if you have your licensed hard copies. Before you
    make any hard decisions, I would check the trial version of LR4.
    Unfortunately Apple no longer does trial versions of Aperture.
    Savageduck, May 17, 2013
  11. Wolfgang, your messages are being cross-posted into the
    alt.comp.freeware newsgroup. In ACF, we only discuss freeware. Please
    consider removing ACF from the list of groups you're posting to in this

    John Corliss (ES), May 17, 2013
  12. Danny D.

    Guest Guest

    no, you don't have to.

    photoshop can be automated. no need to do it manually.
    Guest, May 17, 2013
  13. Danny D.

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I believe its much the same with methamphetamines.
    Eric Stevens, May 17, 2013
  14. Danny D.

    PeterN Guest

    Last night I saw a demonstration of DXO. Although I had tried it in the
    past, I am reconsidering my decision. They claim that within a few
    months it will have the ability to make selective adjustments, and it
    will be a free upgrade.
    PeterN, May 17, 2013
  15. Danny D.

    Alan Browne Guest

    I have a perfectly fine editor in CS5 so no need to add another editor
    even if its purpose is different. IOW: Adobe have made enough off of
    me, thank you.
    OTOH, Aperture is now only $80.
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2013
  16. Danny D.

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I have a perfectly fine editor in CS6, but I added Lightroom. As I
    have said before, I use it only as a tool to manage my files by
    keywording. I've never done more than experiment with the editing
    module, and don't intend to. In my opinion, no folder-based system is
    as effective in finding a particular type of photo.

    I don't suggest you do so, but if you have any feeling that your
    present system of image management is lacking in any way, I do suggest
    you look into Lightroom. Even Lightroom 3, at about $80 on eBay.
    Tony Cooper, May 18, 2013
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 18, 2013
  18. [/QUOTE]
    Only if you're suggesting, by analogy, to only have one single
    program, which does everything: being the OS, containing
    all drivers, being all word processors that ever existed and
    ever will exist, all computer games that exist, special task
    tools (like underwater sound recognition and classification,
    high energy physics calculations), and *everything* /and/
    the kitchen sink one can ever do with a computer ...

    ARE you suggesting that?

    Ah, yes, the world really revolves around you and everybody
    is just like you, too: a non-commercial user. Can't be
    anything else.
    Reading service: you said (it's still visible above):
    | Actually, while people don't send me JPEGs in need of
    | rotation, I would use FastStone
    If you have problems remembering what you wrote so recently, get
    help. If you're just playing dense, get lost.

    Since the world revolves around you, I don't think anyone
    could explain to you that other people *are* different and
    *have* different needs.
    For example people who want to have their images on a/their
    gallery and send them in via email. Since I don't feel like
    doing it all manually, I trained computers to do things like
    serving web pages and rotating images. It's an *extremely*
    simple concept, but obviously waaay out and not imaginable
    to you.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 18, 2013
  19. Doesn't sort by date when naively sorting by filename.
    (Practically) all filesystem viewers can sort naively, but
    very few by your name scheme.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 18, 2013
  20. [/QUOTE]
    Unlike some here around whom the word revolves all the time,
    I understand that there can be informed decisions that one
    does not need X, even though I find X useful. (A strikingly
    simple example: DSLRs. Too heavy, too bulky, too expensive
    and too complicated for many use cases, yet the best solution
    I have found for my specific needs in specific circumstances.)

    Unlike you, I also understand that an *informed* decision
    needs information, which you lack at least in this case.

    In the case of smartphones, unless you *must* reject them for
    financial reasons or because the No Such Agency and friends
    are trying to track you for terrorism, using them in earnest
    for a couple months is the way to become informed.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 18, 2013
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