During my long and not-so-storied IT career I covertly dispatched “irritants” with the J programming language. An irritant is an annoying software problem that does not merit a full-blown project-style approach. The last thing you want when dealing with irritants is to drag in IT bureaucrats. You know of whom I speak: the niggling little … Continue reading Branding XMP Sidecar Files with J
We all have our New Year’s traditions. One of mine is trying out new1 image editors and reevaluating older familiar editors that I've put aside. This year I looked at three editors. Luminar AIPicture Window Pro 8GNU GIMP 2.10.22 Luminar AI Let’s start with Luminar AI. Luminar AI makes the possibly true claim that it’s … Continue reading New Year New Image Editors
There’s a new image processor on my computers. Recently the chief developer of one of my favorite image editors, Picture Window Pro (PWP), sent out a sad email letting all PWP users know that he is stopping PWP development. He thanked us for over twenty years of support and as a last gift converted the … Continue reading Affinity Photo Review
Photographers are notorious gear-heads. Everybody has a favorite lens, camera or tripod and, no matter how much gear we have, more is always better! Hey, somebody has to stimulate the moribund Obama economy. Gear lust is not entirely irrational. Good cameras really do take “technically” better pictures than mediocre or poor cameras but here’s the … Continue reading Photospheres Away!
I'm exhausted. For the last four nights I've been up late Lightroom'ing the pictures I took on my little Arizona annular eclipse trip. I’m a new Lightroom user and I’m not entirely impressed with the program. It’s a first class general RAW developer but I don’t think it's as good as Capture NX when working with Nikon NEF … Continue reading RAW development rubs me Raw
Remember Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine. Mr Peabody was dog, with a pet boy Sherman, that used his Wayback time travel machine to visit the past. I'm not sure if he ever visited the future; that's a question best left to Rocky and Bullwinkle historians. Well, I have Wayback machines; they're called film and flatbed scanners. I … Continue reading The Joys of Photographic Waybacking
J Christmas Wallpaper I am celebrating Christmas by combining two of my favorite things: the programming language J and the superb image editor Picture Window Pro. The other day the good folks at Digital Light and Color announced 64 bit versions of Picture Window Pro. I was delighted. PWP is my favorite image editor. It's … Continue reading Blogging off for Christmas