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Mark Marquez

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+Joseph Shaw thank you for pointing out the weird glare/reflection. I shot this outside in a covered car port. So he is just in a weird tilt of the head that picked up the ground. Will rework and resubmit.
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Cezanne image
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+Michael J Thompson why does the texture/effect look different from your other posting?
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Joseph Shaw

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I have a very random question. I was looking through my old posts for a photo that I thought I'd lost and ran across a comment from years back when I first started shooting RAW vs JPEG. (which was another issue in that post) Anyway, in that post it was mentioned by someone how odd it was that I took the shot in RAW but posted a JPEG. Since I came back I was posting JPEG simply because it was easy but after seeing that I thought I'd look at some other posts more carefully and found that everyone else does the same.

I guess what I'm getting at here is something I never really thought about before but Raw is (in simplistic terms) used to capture everything possible in the sensor. In a camera JPEGs are simply used to create smaller files and in doing so lose detail because it uses it's own programming to compress/process the image and pretty much muddies the, well everything. But when we process it, WE are deciding what changes, what gets smoothed, how much detail to keep, etc. and the file is created from there. Unless you plan on making further changes shouldn't a JPEG be perfectly fine? After all, if you want to make other changes wouldn't you be better off going back to the original anyway?

Just a random thought resurrected because of a three year old post.
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+Joseph Shaw maybe, just maybe, they missed the "highest quality" setting, +Shawn McClure​ references.... 😉
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Elizabeth Hahn
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FYI for those that still use and love Picasa :/
 
Update on Picasa and the archive for Picasa Web Album Data

Picasa web albums will be retired on August 1, 2016. Your albums, photos and videos will still be accessible in Google Photos (photos.google.com) or the new Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive).

Your public album gallery will still be visible at

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/UserID*

Your UserID is the 21 digit user number for your Google+ and Google profile.

>> If you have photos or videos in a Picasa Web Album, the easiest way to still access, modify and share most of that content is to log in to Google Photos. Most of your photos and videos will already be there, but you will not be able to access your Blogger, Hangouts, or Google+ Photos from Posts album.

Access: photos.google.com or the Google Photos app

>> If you’d like to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, or see photos uploaded from Blogger, Google+, or Hangouts, all of those photos and metadata can be accessed in the Album Archive.

Access: https://get.google.com/albumarchive

Links that will continue to work

Links to photos and albums whose URLs use your user ID number (and not your username).

* Links to Public Galleries whose URLs use your user ID number (and not your username).

Links that will stop working

* Slideshows embedded on websites.
* Picasa Web Albums & photos embedded on websites.
* Links to photos, albums, and Public Galleries whose URLs use your username (and not your user ID number).

Learn more about what you can do with the Album Archive

https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/7008270

Learn more about what's happening to Picasa Web Albums, such as what's happening with photo links and embeds.

https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/6383491

Announcement in the official Picasa help forum

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/xaqR_Qcgkrw
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Nice
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Emotions People Feel But Can't Explain
Vemödalen: The frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.
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Desiree Winkler

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I'm to vote on every single picture that has been shared??
I've done WAY over 15 so not sure on the rules of voting?
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+Jay Gould Great to see you around again! I hope you're doing well, and much better than since we last heard from you! :-D
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Krish M

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I will begin by saying that my intention is not to attack Steve McCurry or defame him in any manner. It is only an attempt to clear certain facts that have
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There are more subscribers to natgeo hardcopy in Communist China than the white-bread United States of America.
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Dragomir Madzharov
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Some awesome photos in this article!
My personal fave is the one on the cover of this post - The worker -supervisor one. 
http://www.boredpanda.com/colorized-vintage-old-photos-russia/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook
We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads likes a novel--which may be why it has been the subject of so many novels--and these colorized photos bring that history into the modern age.
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hahhahah that one just looks wrong
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Dragomir Madzharov
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I only use polarizers for digatal but not that much especially since on wide angle shots they do more harm than good. bw film i used yellow and sometimes red filters, but that was a long time ago.
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Dragomir Madzharov
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Nice! The title is a bit misleading but it is a nice video.
Here's a fascinating 6-minute video that explores how Ansel Adams went from being a rather mediocre amateur photographer and into the legend we now know an
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Dave Wolf

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Okay... I shoot RAW, but this tool is by far one of the most essential photographic tools I found in the past few years! This saved my SSD 20% of its space and replaced the JPEGs (which were in the 10's of thousands) on my drive as good as or better than the ones on the filesystem. I like keep my entire collection of images on my Mac. Never know when I might want to go back to anything. I do a 3 step 'Library of Congress" backup scheme, so loosing images is not a concern. But, saving space on my SSD vs. this collection is of a large consequence; it eats my drive space.

This app recursed my entire Pictures folder (on the Mac), finding every JPEG, using their algorithm to figure the best compression vs. quality, and in most ever case created a much smaller file, which you can pixel-peep for hours, and if anything -- on a blind-test, of which I ran a few, I found that the low file size image was picked 100% of the time (the sample pool was three -- so okay, small, but they magnified, & spent some time before coming to a conclusion) -- you won't be able to figure out which file is which. So, try it if you don't believe me; you'll save processing power and file size if you work with JPEGs or have collections from RAW images as your resulting format -- regardless of the RAW batch outputs. At some point, your final RAW is almost always converted into a JPEG at some point.

So, here it is... JPEGmini Pro. An amazing piece of software and much needed in this digital image (collection) world. Read up about it and try it out on a folder few of JPEGs yourself and compare each. I think you'll be quite happy. I was!

*http://www.jpegmini.com/pro*

#JPEG #JPG #JPEGMini #JPEGMini Pro #JPEGMini Blog #Reduce Pictures Folder #Reduce Space of Pictures #Reduce Drive Space #Photos Less Space
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While photography, by rule, is most always a give to get process, I didn't believe this could hold the claim. But, after days of studying this and its results, I'm finding it difficult to find this to be the case. I'd love some more trials from some of you... 'Cuz I value the think tank that is the Lightbox.
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Dragomir Madzharov
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Tis is a dandelion shot I'd save
Ever wondered what a casual day in the life of a hedgehog looks like? Well, now you can find out, as photographer Elena Eremina has created an adorable series featuring the little spike balls.
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Awwwwws
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Ed Chi

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+Elizabeth Hahn I work for Google, and plan to use a screenshot of the communities home page. Are you okay with that? Thanks.
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+Ed Chi Go ahead :D Is the conference recorded? - I'd love to watch it!
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Joseph Shaw

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I was browsing Amazon for a strap that will work as both a neck and wrist strap and YEAH!! I found one. But I thought I'd share this um, whoops? Makes me wonder about the quality of the strap when the marketing does this.
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My wife got a neck strap similar to that for my A55 but it had what I guess you could call a stackable base. That way you could leave it on and still use a tripod but I never trusted it.
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Dave Wolf

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Brown Recluse?
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Spiders are neat. Would like an exoskeleton like that myself. Talk about access to photo ops. Sheesh.
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Mark Marquez

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Any idea on where the focus was? What shutter speed?
 
Stunning image of aviation workers supporting the war effort in 1941. Another Ebbets photo promoting the war effort instead of high scary building buildings.
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Hi +Ann Marie M. , here's what I'm seeing at the max enlargement from your picture as submitted - this is what caused me comment on the appearance of the beach material; right near the in-focus shells, I did not expect this appearance. But then, I wasn't there seeing this in real life, either... Is this close to what you actually saw?
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+Ann Marie M. thank you very much for the clarification - I'll never stop learning! :-) 
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GOOGLE'S $150 NIK COLLECTION DESKTOP PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE BECAME 100% FREE!

You may remember that Google acquired Nik Software and its popular Snapseed photo editing app back in September 2012. Although Google killed off Snapseed for Desktop in March 2013, it was still big news when Google started selling the entire Nik suite (originally valued at around $500) for the “low price” of $150 later that month.

Now it’s free.

SOURCE : http://petapixel.com/2016/03/24/googles-150-nik-collection-photo-editing-software-now-100-free

#nikcollection #google #freesoftware #freefreefree #noneedtopay #googleisgenerous #photoediting #valokuvaus #photography
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Outstanding! :-) One download later, I'm looking forward to fun....
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Dave Wolf

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From Patrick's feed; from an article on 'Vision', style, and believing in your own ... Would you guys save this? Just for curiosities sake. I have s solid answer! What is yours?
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Yes, I'd save it; for uniqueness of vision and technical execution
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http://bit.ly/1mGD483 Besides the borders that can be cropped or matted out, some great platinum/palladium images to enjoy and b inspired from.
Nobuyuki Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer who creates gorgeous platinum palladium photo prints of nature. His project is titled "Portrait of Nature: My
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#save2  
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