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Copyright and Intellectual property are central to this, without ownership there cannot be a business. Copyrightimage is proud to support and help others benefit from their own intellectual property.Share this with others on your social media:
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Western Digital have decided to sort this problem by introducing a third tier to their “Red” drives. The only purpose of this development is to get out of the problem upper management created and wished was gone away.
From now on Red Drives mean “avoid”.Share this with others on your social media:
Whilst Lightroom is a pretty good program for managing large amounts of images there are certain “quirks” that can cause real problems.
On of the biggest problems comes from mistaking images that are either “deselected”, “selected” or “most selected”.
You can work on more than one image at once, you can tell when one or more images are selected because their colour surround changes to a slightly different shade of grey, if you get these mixed up (easy to do!) you can lose a lot of work.
I helped a client via the Mac screen sharing app this Sunday to help retrieve a book he had been working on for many hours, without the 15 minute intervention he may have faced many hours of work to recover. Fortunately I had set him up to make sure he saved backup copies of his Lightroom catalog as well as have a time machine drive attached at all times, this belt and braces approach makes for a much better ability to recover from a bad situation.
If you have hit a major problem or just want help in setting things up correctly then get in contact with me and we can sort it together.
Help is available!
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Zoe is one of my very experienced colleagues from the days of Tony Stone Worldwide and its transformation as the foundation of Getty Images.
She now works with photographers who wish to develop their business and take the steps needed to become more successful.
Zoe has just just written a guide for photographers that touches on the main points of how you can use this time of limited commitments to look at every aspect of your business and improve it so that you are ready for the upturn when it comes.
I think it is a very well written, you can access it on Zoe’s website directly here: https://bit.ly/2VA91Tc
Part of the advice includes how to reduce costs (including retouching), surprisingly (I suppose!) I agree with this, with the right training imaging workflow done in house can be as good as a professional service, most of the photographers I work with use my training to fast track and develop their own abilities.
Spend some time looking through Zoe’s website and see if she could be of use to you.Share this with others on your social media:
Photoshop version 21.1.1 is now available on the Adobe Creative Cloud.
This has fixed an issue clients were having where save steps in actions was not working. I have tested this and it does seem to be fixed. No rush to update as there may be new bugs introduced and its best to let things settle for a while if you are not affected.
Other bugs have been reported fixed, you can see the details here:
I have just ordered a new main monitor for all the high profile book work I’m doing for clients currently.
My existing Eizo CG303W is a Fogra certified monitor and I’m careful to calibrate and profile it before doing any colour critical work. Its been a very trustworthy monitor for 10 years now but I have noticed that I needed to calibrate more often to keep things within tolerance.
I have decided to invest and purchase the latest equivalent monitor the Eizo CG279X. This is also Fogra certified which means it meets the standards for softproofing for Repro, a feature which ensures I can accurately preview how images will reproduce in print and ensure my clients proofing costs are either minimized or eliminated.
In times of uncertainty I’m happy to keep my standards high and invest in getting things right.
I bought the monitor from Colour Confidence that have a special price until the end of 17/03/2020.Share this with others on your social media: