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Feb 09, 2018 15:14 |  #31

kirkt wrote in post #18560193 (external link)
ACR does permit you to output an RGB file ("Save Image..." in the lower left corner of the ACR window) and includes resizing (Top image).

I never noticed that - probably because I have never needed/wanted it

DxO outputs TIF and permits resizing of that file (Bottom image).

DNGs cannot be resized.

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Your screen grab looks different to my copy.

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Feb 09, 2018 22:07 |  #32

kirkt wrote in post #18560193 (external link)
ACR does permit you to output an RGB file ("Save Image..." in the lower left corner of the ACR window) and includes resizing (Top image)

It must be a mystery function! For many years it never appeared on my screen and then, suddenly, right after I read your post, there it was plain as day.

If it weren't for ignorance we would never learn anything new. Thanks for today's lesson.


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Feb 10, 2018 09:48 |  #33

I went into dropbox and a shared folder, then I clicked upload on the right side, choose my cr2 file and dragged it into the folder. Then I made a link and copied it and am pasting it here. My file changed to jpeg. I am using an iMac computer.

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Feb 10, 2018 10:04 |  #34

sprint777 wrote in post #18560655 (external link)
I went into dropbox and a shared folder, then I clicked upload on the right side, choose my cr2 file and dragged it into the folder. Then I made a link and copied it and am pasting it here. My file changed to jpeg. I am using an iMac computer.

https://www.dropbox.co​m …sizeoutput_19a6​.jpeg?dl=0 (external link)

Yep, I can see it. I don't know how the CR2 transformed into a JPG - must be the mysteries of iMacs.

The eagle has a great pose here. I did a quick edit, first of all doing a serious crop, and then just doing some local sharpening of the bird, brightening it a bit, and adding clarity, in Lightroom.

You have great subject matter, but it is very hard to get critical focus on the bird. The high-contrast twigs and branches tend to grab focus. Cropping magnifies any errors. This particular shot, it looks almost sharp on the eagle to me.


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Feb 10, 2018 10:11 |  #35

You do not need to put the file in a shared folder. Just upload the file to Dropbox and share the link. There is no magic, Mac or otherwise.

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Feb 10, 2018 10:27 |  #36

Having had to work with a clients iMac I have a nasty suspicion that Photos, I think that is what they call it now, is sticking it's oar in here. Photos on an iMac seems to like to grab hold of all image files, and try to manage them for you, whether you want it to or not. It also uses a management system where instead of the image files sitting in the file system like normal they are grabbed by Photos and actually appended directly into the Photos database. With a RAW file I have the suspicion that by default every time you then try to move it somewhere, or upload it, instead of giving you the original file, it creates a new JPEG file in the same way that Lr does when you do an export. I know I had trouble getting the original JPEG file back out of Photos for my client to upload to their website.

Photos sticking it's nose in where it wasn't wanted was one of the factors that drove me to Windows for my last computer upgrade.

I don't know enough about OSX and Photos integration to be able to offer actual constructive help though.

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Feb 10, 2018 10:53 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #37

I am going to load some photos to my old windows machine and try them again


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Feb 10, 2018 11:10 |  #38

https://www.dropbox.co​m …m4plgo6/4R4A455​5.CR2?dl=0 (external link)

BigAL007 you were actually right about the mac.


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Feb 10, 2018 13:14 |  #39

sprint777 wrote in post #18560730 (external link)
https://www.dropbox.co​m …m4plgo6/4R4A455​5.CR2?dl=0 (external link)

BigAL007 you were actually right about the mac.


Photos does nothing to a file unless you use Photos. You literally just drag your raw file from the Finder to Dropbox (or upload it via the web interface to Dropbox) and copy the link. Photos has nothing to do with it unless you use Photos on purpose.

Dropbox also provides an app for Macs that creates and syncs a Dropbox folder on your computer - just create a folder in your Finder's Dropbox folder and it will appear on Dropbox and its contents will sync. It is not rocket science.

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Feb 10, 2018 18:02 as a reply to  @ DagoImaging's post |  #41

Very nice. Ok, mind sharing what you did? Please remember I am here trying to learn. Also please critic my photo so I can improve. Thanks in advance to all.


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Feb 10, 2018 18:28 as a reply to  @ sprint777's post |  #42

I added the background and used blend-if to get a fairly seamless transition...all in PS.

I then dodged the eagle to brighten him up a bit and added a touch of sharpening.


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Feb 10, 2018 19:05 |  #43

BigAl007 wrote in post #18560691 (external link)
Having had to work with a clients iMac I have a nasty suspicion that Photos, I think that is what they call it now, is sticking it's oar in here. Photos on an iMac seems to like to grab hold of all image files, and try to manage them for you, whether you want it to or not. It also uses a management system where instead of the image files sitting in the file system like normal they are grabbed by Photos and actually appended directly into the Photos database. With a RAW file I have the suspicion that by default every time you then try to move it somewhere, or upload it, instead of giving you the original file, it creates a new JPEG file in the same way that Lr does when you do an export. I know I had trouble getting the original JPEG file back out of Photos for my client to upload to their website.

Photos sticking it's nose in where it wasn't wanted was one of the factors that drove me to Windows for my last computer upgrade.

I don't know enough about OSX and Photos integration to be able to offer actual constructive help though.

Alan

I've used iMacs for 15 years and Photos doesn't grab any photo files unless you ask it to. I never use Photos except to store iPhone photos, which I only ever take to have a record of something. I just transfer .CR2 files from the camera card to a folder in Finder (iMac's file manager) and my raw converter accesses them from there. Finder also allows me to search for particular files using a range of criteria, including keywords if I could be bothered adding them.

I just uploaded a .CR2 photo file direct from Finder to my Dropbox account and generated this link: https://www.dropbox.co​m …5pn9xrw/_MG_906​7.CR2?dl=0 (external link), so it can be done.


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Feb 14, 2018 23:08 |  #44

sprint777 wrote in post #18561046 (external link)
Also please critic my photo so I can improve. Thanks in advance to all.

That shot is nice, mainly because of the pose (obviously the bird need to be sharp). A lot of beginner bird photographers do not pay enough attention to the slight variances in pose that can make all the difference. There are a lot of eagle shots out there, this one looks 'regal'. This is why a lot of birders use tripods - not only because of the long heavy lenses, but you might be waiting minutes for the bird to pose nicely.

I don't think you could do anything about this, but in trees, definitely watch where the branches are. You have one across the body, which I think is fine, but also one coming out of his/her head. Sometimes just moving a bit left or right can make all the difference. In this case, I don't think you could move left because the branch in front would get closer to the head and be worse than having the branch behind.

This is really just a part of the though process when setting up for the shot that you may or may not have considered on this one, but I thought I'd mention.


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