02 Aug 2014 @ 11:23 AM 

Faster conversion is all it needs to say as far as I’m concerned…

Camera Raw 8.6 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release improves performance when batch processing images, both through the Save button in Camera Raw and when converting images to DNG in the DNG Converter. DNG Converter 8.6 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

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Last Edit: 02 Aug 2014 @ 11:24 AM

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 12 Jul 2014 @ 6:52 PM 

Some impressive aerial photography from the now finished contest.

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Last Edit: 12 Jul 2014 @ 06:52 PM

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 06 Apr 2014 @ 5:24 AM 

I remotely upgraded the firmware on my Synology Diskstation DS214SE this week to version 5 which comes with an interface overhaul as well as updates to all the packages.  It all seems to be working well despite British Gas causing no less than 5 power outages whilst installing the new boiler/tank etc according to the log file.

Currently I only use a couple of packages:

All of which are now fully supported, video & Audi streaming to your phone for the latter two.  Obviously they use your DATA allowance up, so I would limit music & video when connected to Wifi only.  Essentially you now have mobile access to all files on the NAS regardless of where you are, so a personal dropbox with no nags to link friends for upgrades and so on.

I am testing DS Photo but it’s not very intelligent and wants me to drop batches of file in rather than folder trees.  Seeing as they are stored logically and I can access them using DS File, this one will wait for updates before I bother using it in anger.  Well, that and the fact I have 12 years of digital photos in 26,309 Files, 285 Folders weighing in at 93 Gig…

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Last Edit: 06 Apr 2014 @ 05:36 AM

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 21 Feb 2014 @ 9:38 PM 

The sun made a brief appearance last weekend, I edited this during the week on my laptop:

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Last Edit: 21 Feb 2014 @ 09:38 PM

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 15 Feb 2014 @ 11:22 AM 

Well DNG actually, but you get the idea anyhow, despite this video being aimed specifically at Phantom Vision owners the actual techniques for improving photos are extremely enlightening and I have used the methods shown here on JPGs with similarly spectacular improvements.

So what you can actually extract from this video is a photo optimising work flow from an expert in the subject that you can use any any picture from any source.

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Last Edit: 15 Feb 2014 @ 06:07 PM

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 12 Feb 2014 @ 8:10 PM 

Well, DJI Phantom 2 Vision actually, but top fun, now I need to work on my video editing skills…

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Last Edit: 12 Feb 2014 @ 08:13 PM

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 18 Jul 2012 @ 4:29 PM 

Well I’m not a fan of “Social Media” but I do enjoy photography and Instagram allows me to  combine my love of IT with it. You can monitor pictures as they are posted on your phone or via the Webstagram site.  Millions of users, so all sorts of interesting images covering any subject you happen to be interested in.

The filters are pretty basic in Instagram, but you can edit them before hand and import, though the bulk of mine are untouched as I try to get the best image in the lens rather the on my PC after.  There are not shortage of Android image editors either and couple of good examples are BeFunky, Pixlr-o-matic and Colour Splash Photo.

You can see my images on webstagram here.

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Last Edit: 18 Jul 2012 @ 05:28 PM

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 30 Jun 2012 @ 8:02 AM 

I was going to write a little something about Instagram, but I cant…

As of 11:21 PM EST Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia went down, due to severe thunder storms in the area. The Washington Post reports torrential rains, “scary winds and lightening” and massive power outages in the D.C. area.

Amazon EC2 runs many major websites and services. NetflixInstagram, and Pinterest have all been taken out of service during the outage.

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Last Edit: 30 Jun 2012 @ 08:02 AM

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 27 Jun 2011 @ 4:05 PM 

Some rare, very interesting and occasionally disturbing images from WW2…

This series of entries will last from June 19 until October 30, 2011, running every Sunday morning for 20 weeks. In these photo essays, I hope to explore the events of the war, the people involved at the front and back home, and the effects the war had on everyday lives. The entries will follow a roughly chronological sequence, with some broader themes (such as “The Home Front”) interspersed throughout. These images will give us glimpses into the real-life experiences of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, moments that shaped the world as it is today. I hope to be able to do justice to this important story in this large-photo narrative format and invite you to join me for the next 20 Sundays.

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Last Edit: 27 Jun 2011 @ 04:05 PM

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 17 Jun 2011 @ 8:56 AM 

Out Doberman gave birth on Monday, here’s a selection of images showing some wrinkly cute things…

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Last Edit: 17 Jun 2011 @ 08:56 AM

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