Today I came up for air!
I've been travelling, first to a Moab, Utah picture-taking expedition and then to my niece's wedding in Madrid, and processing the resulting photos - I shoot in raw mode which I then need to process using some software (Adobe Lightroom in my case) to get the jpegs or do anything with them. Why, you may be asking yourself? For the same reason I used to have my own wet darkroom rather than send the film out to the drugstore or photolab
. I want me to decide what my final images look like, not some labcoat or canned piece of firmware.
Improbably Structured Layers
I now need to redo a lot of the pictures in the Beauty galleries. Most of the ones there now have this Dimarc "invisible" watermark which unfortunately ended up making many if not most look crappy. So now I'm using a visible copyright on the lower left corner which leaves the rest of the image looking like it should. Also many of the jpeg versions were coming out oversaturated / contrasty too. It took me about three hours to regenerate one gallery, the Navajoland 2005 one, and Death Valley I added a couple of weeks ago, so now I have about thirteen to go to redo, plus two additional new galleries to add.
OK, that was probably way more information than you really wanted ...
I just activated my twice-rearmed workstation's RTM with the upgrade key I received in my Newegg pre-order, no mess no fuss, no need to point to any XP / Vista install anywhere or enter additional old keys or anything at all. What a non-event! The Amazon one for my notebook is set to ship the 26th. So now I'm officially a Genuine Microsoft Windows Experiencer ...
Anyway, I came up for air now I'm diving back and it will probably be a week more before I resurface
Y'all behave now!