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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
So I got serious about this and bought an iMac - 27" i7, 3.4GHz, 1T Fusion drive.

the lineup: iMac, MacBook Pro, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad3. and an old nano is hiding in my truck feeding the tunes there and there's an extra 27" attached to the iMac.

Credit: nature
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 4, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
CS2 is more than "just a couple of years old".

SRBphoto, okay, four years old, I bought my Adobe Suite in 2008.

I'll find a way to run my CS2, or look for alternatives, like some that have been posted on this thread.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
If you're not into doing graphics or manips a la Cosmic then CS2 is still
perfectly serviceable for adjusting saturation, adding a curve/contrast,
sharpening, cloning out dust bunnies, etc. I wouldn't upgrade if I didn't
have a pressing need to.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 4, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
SRBphoto, okay, four years old, I bought my Adobe Suite in 2008.

CS2 was already 3 years old in '08 (CS4 was released in Oct '08). Hope you got a discount.

If you're not into doing graphics or manips a la Cosmic then CS2 is still
perfectly serviceable for adjusting saturation, adding a curve/contrast,
sharpening, cloning out dust bunnies, etc. I wouldn't upgrade if I didn't
have a pressing need to.

Functionality isn't really the issue here, Apple was in the middle of switching CPU architectures from PowerPC to Intel during that period. CS2 is a PowerPC Application. Rosetta was a component that allowed Intel based Macs to run PowerPC applications. Apple discontinued support for Rosetta in 10.7.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 4, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
CS2 was already 3 years old in '08 (CS4 was released in Oct '08). Hope you got a discount.

Froodish, no, I paid top dollar (euro) for it. I trusted the salesman at TypeTec here in Dublin. Guess I was a fool. Actually, I bought the Suite in February 2009, heck, I was a sucker it appears.

I should have done my homework better. And now that I look back about a couple of other issues when I bought it, my iMac and my MacBook... ah, heck, no sense looking back. A lesson learned. I was the stupid one. He apparently off-loaded some old stuff on me, and I was too much an idiot to realize it.

C'est la vie.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
Patrick.... PM sent.


$1899 for CS6. um... wow.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 5, 2013 - 05:17am PT
Kunlun-shan and Nature. Thanks for your emails and advice.

This is one of the things that makes the Taco Stand a great forum.

Cheers

Patrick
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Does anyone know if there is a way to weed out or find duplicate photos in Lightroom? My catalog is at about 9000 photos and I want to get it clean. I'm certain there are plenty of duplicates.

Also, how do you display or determine a photo's file size? It tells me the resolution, like 1200 X 800 but I can't find a way to view each image's file size in megabytes.

Thanks for any help.

Arne
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:55am PT
I've found that if you shoot raw+jpeg, then it's easy to find dupes
sheepdog

Trad climber
just over the hill
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:14am PT
I like open source photo processing software.

For working on jpegs or other 8 bit images use gimp. For raw format I'm working with Darktable and liking it.

For the OP the Darktable 1.2 release has a Macintosh disk image download available. http://www.darktable.org/2013/04/released-1-2/
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Apr 11, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Yeah, but you guys are talking over my head. I already made the choice to get away from iPhoto, which pissed me off by creating new images for me with their FACES feature and go with Lightroom, so unless you tell me that's a big mistake, that's where I'll stay now.

Anybody else? Large library or catalog I guess they call it and I want to purge any duplicates. The exact file size used to be one way I could tell which photos were my originals but either Lightroom doesn't give me that info or I'm too ignorant. I'm on a Mac.

Thanks again,
Arne
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:04am PT
imo, Lightroom is a better product than iphoto
However, I also know former Lightroom users who are now using Capture 1 software.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Arne, I'd use the command line and fdupes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fdupes

But there are GUI app that do this as well:

http://www.araxis.com/find-duplicate-files/index-eur.html

Not sure if its possible from within Lightroom.
DonC

climber
CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:52am PT
there is a plugin called Duplicate Finder for Lightroom. This also checks the meta data, not just file names, so it will also find dups even if they have different file names
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
May 6, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
And it's the end of the line for Adobe's boxed products:

http://www.adobe.com/cc/letter.html

Your only choice now is to rent the CC (does that stand for creative cloud, or credit card?) versions. My purchase of CS6 will be the last money Adobe gets from me.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jan 20, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
When I import a jpg of 3.4mb into Lightroom 4 on my Mac, it becomes 15.1 MB. Why?
I can't seem to find any import preferences, just settings that affect export preferences. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Arne
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 21, 2014 - 12:00am PT
Are you importing it directly from the camera storage card?
If so then the camera may be compressing the files.
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Jan 21, 2014 - 12:03am PT
Compression is what you're missing, when you open up the jpeg in PS or LR you're getting the full size of the image, ie megabytes, RAW and Tiff are uncompressed Formats. . .
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jan 21, 2014 - 11:31am PT
This one in particular, I received a jpg via email at 3.4mb. Imported into LR and it is now a 15.1mb jpg. Does this sound right? I had received an earlier low rez copy from the photographer and asked her for a high rez version, which she sent.

So, is LR performing an "uncompress" during this operation?

Thanks Dean and Reilly!

Arne
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