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  2. Barry

    Audacity

    Audacity is a great program, but it is now easier and more convenient to sound edit within PicturesToExe. I use Audacity for recording sound off the PC and for converting my Camtasia sound only recordings to MP3 from m4a. In the past the Lame file that allowed export of MP3 was sometimes hard to find. Not anymore now it’s all built in.
  3. cleardrops

    Audacity

    Thank you Barry. As a recreational PTE user, I use Audacity for those odd things like sound effects, noise reduction, tailoring audio clips to my taste (getting rid of annoying thumping bass etc). Time to upgrade Audacity, hey! I've been exporting in WAV and ticking the convert to EXE MP3 box in PTE ... but then again I haven't upgraded PTE since PTE8 so I don't sound edit in PTE. I love it that Audacity is genuinely free and for a free program, think it is great.
  4. Morturn

    Audacity

    For a frebe, its is a very good sound editing programme
  5. Barry

    Audacity

    This free sound editing software used to be a perfect partner to PicturesToExe before we could do sound editing within PTE. However, I still find some uses for it and today I realised I hadn’t installed it since upgrading to W10. The latest version of Audacity, now includes the Lame file to to allow the output of Mp3’s. It used to be an add on and took some searching for at times. Those who use Audacity and haven’t yet discovered the update, The export of MP3s is now included.
  6. Thank you. It doesn't sound too complicated, guess I was thinking of a massive complicated aircraft😥 Hovering at 4 feet to begin and your explanation I would be able to practice at home in the garden, may be ideal as I'm not overlooked. Sounds more fun than spending a fortune on a new iMac computer🤔
  7. Greetings Earth People, This week’s new music tracks are: On my Sci-Fi 7 page: "INVASION!" – They’re heading this way! Run for your life! Aliens? Zombies? Slimy monsters? Something else entirely? https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-7/ On my Funny 6 page: “PARTY GHOULS” - Rockin’ it in their haunted party mansion. This track might be fun in a goofy Halloween-themed game or something like that. https://soundimage.org/funny-6/ And two tracks on my Positive / Upbeat page: "OF SUMMERS GONE BY" – Here’s a high energy 80’s-style piece with a sweet, slightly magical feel that might sound nice in a game, video or perhaps something else. CAREFREE DAYS AT PELICAN SHORES – Carefree and creative…bouncing around town without a worry in the world. Wouldn’t that be great? https://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/ All are free to use, as always, with attribution. If anyone has kids or younger siblings, I've created a fun environmental learning series that (I hope) will engage them through stories and characters. The organization I made it for uses the films all the time, and I'm sharing them with the rest of the world. Please feel free to check them out and share with friends, parents, teachers or anyone else who might find them helpful. https://soundimage.org/dunes-island/ Keep being creative and have a good weekend!
  8. You can download the video from THIS PAGE
  9. New version of Lightroom out today. They've changed the name to get rid of the CC at the end so we now have "Lightroom Classic" and "Lightroom". That means I've had to change my Dock Icon! One noticeable change - there's now a "texture" slider in the Basic panel. (Above Clarity).
  10. When you first fly the drone, you are a little apprehensive, because you have a fair bit of money invested in it, but that soon passes. When we say fly the drone, that’s a bit misleading because to those who don’t know them it implies there is some skill required, like flying an aircraft. There isn’t. You move a slider on screen and the thing takes off and hovers about 4 feet, then it’s simply up, down, left and right basically. Let go of the joy sticks at any time and the thing stops and hovers. I would say it’s more common sense than any real flying skill. Quite often, just sending the drone straight up will give you a very different perspective for your camera.
  11. Thank you Barry Maybe it looked like slow motion especially the water. I haven't the confidence to use a drone on my own, sure I'd get into trouble😈 My son loves them so suggested when he goes out treasure hunting with his metal detector it may be a good opportunity for me to join him with the drone, well practise that is😅 It does look complicated though, but suppose everything is at the start😏
  12. Ditto for me too. Enjoy the merits of photography, but if you are actually discussing whether or not it’s right to say ‘Well done’ about a photo, you need to get a life. Regards wideangle
  13. Greetings fellow creatives, I’ve posted new cartoon-style texture images here: TXR – GLASS – Cartoon Some wild textures here… https://soundimage.org/txr-glass-cartoon/ TXR – METAL – Cartoon Some dirty metal textures… https://soundimage.org/txr-metal-cartoon/ TXR – ROCK/STONE – Cartoon https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-cartoon/ Please keep in mind that they are meant to be building blocks rather than polished textures, so feel free to edit / alter / mash / etc., as needed. Btw, if you happen to have kids (or know someone who does) I’ve created a learning series that teaches them environmental stewardship in a fun way through stories and characters. It was my first try at making films with a DSLR…(they can be very challenging to work with in the field)…but I think they came out pretty well. The organization I made them for was very happy with them and uses the films all the time…hopefully others can benefit from them as well. Please feel free to share with family, friends, teachers or anyone you know who might find them useful. https://soundimage.org/dunes-island/ Enjoy!
  14. It nice to be reminded why I have no wish to be a member of a camera club
  15. Barry

    Well Done

    It could very well be the place I am at right now, but to me it seems a little arrogant to say well done and annoying when it comes too often. It assumes that the judges photographic standard is way above the person being judged and that ain’t always so. Making that assumption is arrogant, like talking to a child who just managed to tie their shoe laces. Well done !
  16. When judging individual images the judges comments should be about that individual image, making positive comments where warranted and highlighting any negative aspects if any are present. Saying well done after every image is overkill in my eyes, as there are more than one way to express if the author has put in some effort to an entry. If at the end of judging all images the judge says well done, or aimed at the just the winners, I would class it as good etiquette and is a way of recognition to the club and the effort the members and competition organisers have put into the event.
  17. Not every time as a matter of course, otherwise it becomes meaningless. However, it's very rare that a judge cannot find something positive to say about an image and it's always good to 'end on a high'.
  18. VitoB

    Well Done

    Barry, I know your sentiments regarding judging and club rules but any judge worth his salt would want to encourage even a mediocre photographer to greater heights. A word of encouragement never harms and positivity is always a virtue don't you think? I've seen too many aspiring club members shy away from competitions due to poor, inconsiderate comments.
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  20. Success! The answer is fn + cntr+ F11 or F12. Thanks again Tinion 45.
  21. I would have thought just the fact that people have taken the time to enter an image in a competition merits a positive comment.
  22. I don’t think I used any slow motion in that presentation. I did edit colour and contrast in Photoshop and then allowed PTE to optimise the video, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t add slow motions, but if I did, it would have been in Photoshop during editing. Drones look far more complicated than they actually are 😀
  23. The drone video Barry, did you create the slow motion effect within the drone settings or did you edit in PTE. My standalone video recorder takes slow motion video also the proshow software can do the same. Just wondering, I wouldn't mind a drone myself, but will have to see.
  24. Here's another debatable question. When judging images, should a judge say well done at the end of their comments. Reasonable ? - Unreasonable ?
  25. If you were placing image editing techniques in order of preference for quality and latitude, then generally speaking, wouldn't we place Raw editing way ahead of Adjustment layers. This assumes the author is shooting Raw in the first place of course. If they are not, the question is rather irrelevant and if they are, why mess with adjustment layers. Rightly or wrongly, when I hear adjustment layers I think of jpg's
  26. I use Adobe Camera Raw Morturn to convert and don't do a lot of black & whites but it's great to hear what others do and why? Thanks, joan
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