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  1. Dear all, I have been a Lighthroom user for years and been satisfied with it even though nobody's perfect and some other are better in some aspects. The announcement from Adobe That they discontinue the standalone version (LR6) and promote only The CC version (be it "Classic" or not) looks like a "take it or leave" message ! On a pure economic standpoint, I fully understand their interest : getting a permanent subscription fee at a minimum of 144€ per year should make the shareholders happy ! But, considering my needs, I do not see a lot of advantages in switching to the CC. I understand the benefits of the cloud and the capacity to access to your pictures everywhere you are and with any type of device, but quite frankly I do not care. Having the full LR version downloaded on my PC and on another portable is quite enough for me and I am not dependent on any internet / WIFI connection to do my posttreatment. You also may argue on the security and the fact you can save your production on the Adobe cloud : fine, but having backups on several portable harddisks is sufficient for me, knowing that a lot of progress is made with those devices and you can find at least 2 Tbytes robust portable harddisks at a quite reasonable price. There are certainly other advantages to switch to CC ,speed (?), permanent releases...but at the risk to be extremely oldfashioned, i am quite happy with what I already have. Is there anyone sharing the same opinion or am I the only one ?
  2. When I take photos with both my old A7s, and my A7sii Adobe does this auto grading to the images after importing them into Lightroom (also into Photoshop). Normally the images are crushed by 1-2 stops, and contrast and saturation is added, ext. Settings: Raw, Large Files, 3:2 SLog-3 (but have tired different Picture Profiles on my A7s and still did the samething) I had an issue with it auto cropping the images, but switched it from 16:9, to 3:2 in camera and it was fixed. I'm hopping its some setting I'm over looking. Anyone know why it does this, and know how to turn it off? I feel like I'm spending time trying to get back-ish to neutral instead of just editing the image. Thanks!
  3. When I take photos with both my old A7s, and my A7sii Adobe does this auto grading to the images after importing them into Lightroom (also into Photoshop). Normally the images are crushed by 1-2 stops, and contrast and saturation is added, ext. Settings: Raw, Large Files, 3:2 SLog-3 (but have tired different Picture Profiles on my A7s and still did the samething) I had an issue with it auto cropping the images, but switched it from 16:9, to 3:2 in camera and it was fixed. I'm hopping its some setting I'm over looking. Anyone know why it does this, and know how to turn it off? I feel like I'm spending time trying to get back-ish to neutral instead of just editing the image. Thanks!
  4. Hi Guys, I have recently bought a6300 and have upgraded to the LR Classic subscription plan, because my LR5 couldn't read the ARW files. Now a really weird problem appeared. I have imported about 200 images from a recent trip, at first all was good until a few days after my backup software Carbon Copy Cloner detected dozens of read errors. After that this particular folder in LR was crippled. The previews didn't load anymore (sometimes after over a minute the sharp picture would appear), all develop sliders were greyed out, and when i try to export them as jepg's LR crashes. Many images now have a black exclamation saying that "LR has encountered problems reading this photo and that you will not be able to make adjustments". Opening the files in PS it won't work, mac's preview won't load, and trashing a single file takes up to two minutes (I have to do this for dozens of files now and will loose the images). In the past i sometimes had similar issues with single images like that (a black exclamation mark over the photo and an 'error working with this photo'). Carbon Copy Cloner suggests that 'Bad sectors are "spared out" — permanently marked as unusable — only when the files on those sectors are deleted.' - do you think it's possible CCC had read errors and then deleted the files? They still appear in the finder though. CCC also suggests this issue may be due to a bad harddrive (these images are all on a 2 TB external Seagate drive. This is all very strange, I've worked with LR for years and never had this issue. I'm working on a Macbook Pro 2016 running 10.13.1 and LR is also fully updated (7.0.1) Before i spend time trashing them all I wonder if there are any options to recover my files. I'm having trouble finding people with similar issues though. Any help would be MASSIVELY appreciated, especially as a big trip is coming up and I don't want to deal with this on the road. I'll try using a different drive in the future. Cheers, Marcial
  5. Early morning shoot at Stockton Sand dunes 2 hours north of Sydney, more photos here: http://maxchesnut.com/new-blog/stockton-sand-dunes Also check out my Instagram @EXPLOREWITHMAX for more travel and lifestyle focused photos all shot on my Sony a6000!
  6. Hey Sony Alpha Forum. David here from Phase One / Capture One. I am running a free webinar on the 29th June about Capture One Pro (for Sony). If you are interested to learn more about this great application or simply how to get started, I would love to see you there. There are two sessions on the day, so choose the one best for your time zone. http://bit.ly/c1web29 David
  7. Capture One 10.1 Released! At 11am CEST today we released Capture One 10.1. It also includes support for the new Sony A9 and some additional Sony lenses.. • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 (SAL55200) • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM (SAL55200-2) • Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS (SEL100STFGM) • Sony FE 85mm F1.8 (SEL85F18) • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) • Zeiss Distagon T FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z) Here is what’s new! Enhanced Styles workflow Accelerate your productivity with the new Styles & Presets tool. It is optimized to make browsing & managing all your styles quick and easy. Improved PSD support Take advantage of Capture One Pro’s enhanced flexibility for storing Photoshop assets. View layered Photoshop Files in Capture One Pro allowing instant open and edit in Photoshop. Improved Fuji support Redesigned RAW processing for Fuji X-Trans files enables the full suite of Capture One Pro 10 tools. Paired with support for Fuji’s compressed file format you can exploit Capture One Pro to the fullest. Temporary reset of adjustments Gain new control over your creative process by viewing the original RAW file with a click of a button. Long-press the master reset in Capture One Pro while holding the Option / Alt key to see the unadjusted image. Vectorscope Color Wheels Colorists familiar with vectorscope layout of color wheels can now choose this as a preference. Inspired by video editing systems you can align your video editing workflow with adjusting images in Capture One Pro 10. Tokenized Watermarking Token based input allows fast and easy watermarking for image specific information. Emboss the file name, date or collection name to batches of images efficiently. Apple Script (Mac only) Automate tasks more effectively on your Mac. The new Apple Script capabilities in Capture One Pro 10, include: Import, Keywords, Batch Rename and Output Counters. Learn more: www.captureone.com www.instagram.com/captureonepro www.facebook.com/captureonepro www.youtube.com/captureoneprodk
  8. Huge 40 MB RAW files from A7rII challenge previous storage and backup workflow schemas. Here is what I use currently. Nothing special, but it's simple and works well for me. Background -- I'm a ballet photographer, shooting about 20-30 full length ballets around the world per year. My current run rate is about 2 TB of RAW photos per year. My main camera is Sony A7rII, average file size is abt 41 MB. I've used different scenarios, but currently using following one. 1. I import all photos from SD cards to Lightroom. My PC has super fast M.2 512 GB SSD storage and also 10 TB HDD. I keep my Lightroom catalogue and all previews on M.2 SSD and all RAW photos on 10 TB disk. I've tried also to import last "hot" shoot to SSD, but I did not encounter big performance increase, but added manual routines, moving later files to slower 10 TB drive. 2. All shoots are organised into collection sets and collections in lightroom, all photos are properly tagged during the import and additional specific tags are added later. So its easy to find everything later and track down to specific collection. 3. All photos on 10 TB HDD are backed up to Synology NAS, RAID 5 DiskStation (4 x 4 TB disks) fully automatically by Cloud Station Backup 4 software (Synology). 4. Selected directories from Synology NAS are backed up to Amazon Glacier for added off-site security. I use fully automatic Glacier Backup app for Synology. This setup is fairly easy and automated. I do not have to copy directories from one storage device to another. Lightroom catalogue is also very simple. This method is good for photographers having photo archive less than 10 TB, which is maximum size of single HDD.
  9. Dear Forum, Its with great pleasure I can inform you that Capture One Pro is now live at www.captureone.com Support is included for the RX100M5 and A6500 of course. Don’t get you can upgrade your existing licence, subscribe or buy a licence outright! Capture One Express 10 (for Sony) is still completely free. So make sure you download today. Enjoy! www.phaseone.com/download David
  10. When I first attached my new A7R to my new MacBook it would not connect at all. I then tried it on my older iMac and the Live View set to USB PC Remote worked. After several contacts with Apple, Sony and Phase One (Capture One), I installed new A7R firmware and Remote Camera Control software. I finally got it to work on the Macbook BUT no Live View, just tether. I then tried it again on the iMac and it no longer worked??? Only after several hours of trial and error what I ended up with is that I can tether the A7R in Capture One but no Live View - its not supported for this. I got this camera specifically to shoot tethered and have Live View in Capture One. So after spending a lot on hardware and software all I got was tether. I already had that with Lightroom for Hasselblad but Sony is not supported by Adobe. All this proprietary stuff is complete nonsense and a waste of time. Welcome to the 21st century - Not! Very disappointed with Sony, Phase One and Lightroom. I really regret having made these investments.
  11. I got this today and thought some of the forum members that are just learning Lightroom could benefit from some tutorials: https://www.lightroompresets.com/blogs/pretty-presets-blog/14346905-100-free-adobe-lightroom-tutorials I have personally purchased Lightroom presets from this site and watched some free webinars they offer. Of course their goal is to get you to buy their "stuff". Buyer beware.
  12. Hey folks, taken on a walk with my dogs in Zoutelande in the Netherlands. No other people around, just the chair and the boat perfectly aligned (found it that way). Sony a6000 with 35mmf18. f5, 1/4000. It was my first holiday with a camera better than iPhone and my first take with lightroom. Looking for feedback on composition and post processing to learn. Feel free to comment, any tips are highly appreciated ! Quality of image is not that good, probably because it was rendered from smart preview in lightroom (traveling without external hdd). Best Daniel
  13. I spent some time today moving some photos to a backup hard drive. Then I was trying determine why my MacBook Pro (500GB storage) had so much space devote to pictures. I went through each folder in the Pictures directory and found 50 GB of memory in the Lightroom folder. Upon further inspection, I saw that each backup over the last three years was still there. THAT IS NOT NECESSARY. So I deleted (moved to the trash can) all the Lightroom Backups except the most recent one. Then I emptied the trash can. Each photo I store is over 30 MB. That can really add up. I certainly need to do a better job of deleting old photos and duplicates. And really watch the panorama shots. I had one that was over 500 MB! And of course video can really use up a lot of memory in a hurry. The Adobe website has more info on backups.
  14. Sony has never put camera serial numbers in the metadata, so Sony owners have not had the benefit of the very convenient feature of Adobe Camera Raw that associates development presets -- most important, color profiles -- with specific cameras. I shoot a lot of stereo pairs and it is essential that each photo gets processed with the proper profile. Recent Alpha models do have an "Internal Serial Number" in the metadata, but ACR does not recognize this. However it is possible to convert it into a proper "Serial Number" with exiftool. Here is the command for converting a batch of raw files: exiftool "-SerialNumber<InternalSerialNumber" *.ARW The quotes are needed to prevent the Windows shell from interpreting the < as a file redirect. You must do this before importing the images into LightRoom, because Adobe makes a private copy of the metadata at import, and ignores any subsequent changes in the ARW files. The batched ARW files can be from different cameras. I have tested this with ARW files from the a7r and a6000. The NEX series don't have "Internal Serial Number" so you still have to manage those by hand. To see if a file is a candidate for conversion, or has been converted, you can use exiftool -*SerialNumber name.ARW If exiftool displays one line like: Internal Serial Number : 34ffc409 then the file is convertible. If it displays nothing, it is not. Or it may show that the file already has a Serial Number: Internal Serial Number : 21ff740d Serial Number : 21ff740d
  15. A7 Mark II using Batis 85 shot wide open at f1.8. 1/1600 second at ISO 100. Developed in Lightroom using Pretty Presets. 25% of saturation removed.
  16. Hi there, Sorry If this a bit misplaced in the forum but I’d really liked to throw this question to (sony) users rather than any pre-sales support. I've just tested Capture One for few minutes and wondering if I'm wasting time. Initially it feels to fail on the same criteria as Darktable and Corel's Aftershot Pro (sadly these are the only linux alternatives). I hope I'm wrong.. but I can’t actually find any tutorial or any relevant information online on bulk editing images with Capture One. (Just exporting). Anyway in LR I really like the “Auto tuning” possibilities. What I mean is that before even digging into invidual images the software can adjust the exposure, lens correction and even having LR to guess the white balance in just very few steps I can get everything to more neutral state. It's not instant but I can enjoy a cup of coffee in between so It's not a problem. I'm not afraid to leave my finger on the shutter just to get the right moment, so therefor the amount of files tend to pile up. A template or not doesn't matter as long as it's an easy workflow without lots of manual steps. Corel's Aftershot is a terrible example of static templates how the software is non-aware of the content, templates would be only usable if all images are the same cause it really just applies static settings, which is just tragic. Any can Capture One Pro do this? Thanks in advance for any input.
  17. In my latest video i´m showing you in 40 min. my workflow tutorial with the amazing and FREE Color Efex Pro Plugin in Lightroom. See how i´m editing some flat nature pictures and give them light + a very creamy bokeh similar to GMaster lenses without using photoshop and without spending a lot of money :-) Have a look! http://www.dsphotoblog.com/?p=1090
  18. Hi Forum, A short post to let you know that Capture One Pro 9.1 has been released which includes support for the A6300 as well as the A68 and a revised support of the RX1R MkII. Read more about it here and download... https://www.phaseone.com/nineone Lots of new features and improvements on the old. David Phase One A/S
  19. Hi, I am wondering if/how the Lightroom camera calibration setting is really important or has significative impact in the post workflow when working on RAWs. my specific body is a A7R2 but that's not really important here. I have always been using the default "Adobe Standard" profile. All my pictures (keepers) are very much worked on in post. My workflow is to adjust all levels to satisfaction, but I have never been paying much attention to the camera calibration setting. Given my workflow, would using a set of "better" profiles, such as http://www.piraccini.net/2011/02/profili-colore-sony-a900-per-adobe-lr.html provide any advantage? I have never expected to have a default JPEG-style rendering on my RAWs and actually assumed that starting from the "most neutral" settings would give me more options as I work on my images. I actually set my camera to Neutral and turned off any highlight/shadow recovery options and adjust levels myself in post. I also absolutely do not care what the image actually look like in the viewfinder/screen, I only use it for focus and exposure - as long as these are good, I will handle the rest in post. Any opinions on this? Thanks, Colin
  20. From the album: Flowers

    Shot raw in bright daylight and Lightroomed it into this version.
  21. Hi Sony Alpha Forum, If you are curious about taking a look at Capture One Express for Sony, then join me for a webinar on the 24th February. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4923230810845237250 There are two sessions depending on your time zone. More about Capture One here... https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Capture-One-for-Sony/Sony-Express.aspx It is a completely free application for Sony customers and an excellent RAW converter, based on of course our PRO version. I will take you through the basic steps of adding images, adjusting and final export. Hope to see you there. David
  22. I have noticed that when I shoot RAW & JPEG, an interesting thing happens in Photoshop Lightroom. When I switch from the ARW file to the JPEG file, the image shifts. I would guess that there is an issue with in camera lens corrections (JPEG) not being the same as what is happening in Lightroom. If I am correct, can someone please tell me what correction needs to be made to RAW files in Lightroom, and if there is a way to do it as across a number of images at once (batch). Also, Lightroom does not seem to recognize my 16-35 FE. Anybody else notice that. I noticed this problem when going back to older shots done with the a7II, and need to do more to see if the a7R is the same problem. I am fonder of Lightroom with PS than I was of Capture One in the old days, especially in terms of software bugs, and getting timely support. I'm hoping solution suggestions will take that into account. I use multiple cameras including Canons, and have no urge to use either Canon or Sony software if I can possibly avoid it. Thanks.
  23. Greetings forum members, I shoot with an a6000 and A7Rii (with Sony and Zeiss lenses) since a couple months back. I used Canon for 5 years and recently got rid of my old Canon stuff. There might be a similar topic about this over here somewhere i reckon. I'm loving the possibilities and quality of both my Sony cameras, but like many others I'm not quite used to the colors of the RAW files. I wanted to see if you guys have any tips on adding some warmth to the images in Lightroom. Why not share a preset! Some stuff I often do when working with Sony RAW files: -Bump up color temp+tint -Reduce whites/highlights a bit -Increase vibrance if needed -Sharpness +40 -Camera calibration profile: Camera standard / Red Primary +5 If you would like to check out my website it's: www.kosk.fi 90% of the pictures on it are shot on a Canon 5D mk2 (the rest Pentax/Minolta film or EOS M). Btw I mainly shoot portraits nowadays. Cheers! Jogi
  24. Hi, I just published a guide on how to add metadata to your images in Lightroom using a donation-ware plugin: LensTagger*. LensTagger, or: how to add metadata to images shot with legacy glass and/or on film Using the plugin itself is quite straightforward, the only pain is having to go through several Lightroom menus every time. But I've got a solution for that as well, at least if you're on a Mac. I wrote an Automator service that will let you invoke LensTagger with a simple shortcut of your own choice. For the details please read the blog post (it's straightforward, but you will have to follow the instructions). I don't have a standard Lightroom installation (i.e. my Lightroom app is not in the usual "Application" folder root), so I wasn't able to supply a ready-made file, but like I said is really a matter of copying and pasting & following my guide. And if you like the LensTagger plugin please remember to offer the guy who developed it (Dirk Essl) at least a beer *You can download the plugin at http://www.essl.de/wp/software/lenstagger-lightroom-plugin/
  25. Hey guys I was looking for a tool to show me some statistics on my photos a little while ago in order to better understand what my most common camera settings were. I think I was trying to justify buying a new lens, although it was a little clunky using the Lightroom interface to get this info. I wanted to know my most common apertures my most common focal lengths my photo volumes over the past 2 years how much usage my lenses get how much usage my cameras get I found some other tools online that claimed to use your Lightroom library to do some of these, although they all sucked, required me to install plugins or pay money and they were pretty ugly to look at. I’m a software engineer, so I wrote my own. It’s free to use, doesn’t require you to install anything and runs completely in your browser. None of your data is uploaded, nor does it leave your machine. Simply drag your Lightroom Catalog (.lrcat) file onto the page and it will analyze your data and visualize your catalog meta data for you into some nice charts. I have plenty of ideas for more features to add, although i’m releasing the base version now to see what people think and if there are any “must have” features that are requested. You can consider it beta software for now, please let me know if you spot any bugs. Tested in Chrome and FireFox Take a look, and let me know what you think https://www.lightroomdashboard.com
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