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Barry

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  • Birthday 08/29/1949

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    - Buderim - Sunshine Coast - Queensland - Australia
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    Photography - Digital Audio Visual - Travel

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  1. Barry

    Website down

    It appears that the domain registrar, got something wrong and severed the whole domain name from the website and the emails. Its nice to work with professionals isn't it. There was never any reason to touch my domain anyway.
  2. Barry

    Website down

    It came back on line about 10pm las,t night, off all day.
  3. Barry

    Website down

    Am I just unlucky or is the internet out to get me. This morning Tuesday 15th my entire domain was not operational. No web site, no emails. It’s 12 hours later and still no change. The powers that be are aware of it. They have confirmed that, but I suppose my site being based in the UK means when I’m awake the technical brains in the UK are asleep 😂
  4. Barry

    sync for hard drives.

    Only yesterday I bought 2 new 3 Gig Sata drives for Raw image backup use via an EZSTOR. The internal Sata drives slot into the EZSTOR cassette and act like a very large USB stick. I label them A and B and that will take all my images for quite a while.
  5. Barry

    sync for hard drives.

    Personally I like to do this myself and would need to build up a lot of trust before I relaxed enough to allow a computer to take over. I am guessing here, but I can see how some people may have some difficulty with this subject, if they lose track of what has been backed up and what has not. There used to be systems that backed up certain folders and added what was different, I am sure there still are, but I've chosen not to use them. I store all finished images in folders under the dates of year and month. When I back them up. It's easy to see where I'm up to. I open the from drive located on the PC and the external to drive located off the PC and compare the folders. Then backup to drive A and then drive B.
  6. Barry

    MS Office 365

    I think the key to learning new software is patience. We get used to where everything is with out old software and we want to get back to that position with new software over a weekend. It ain’t going to happen. I am more relaxed these days and I allow the knowledge to build up gradually. Cramming just doesn’t work for me and as long as I get the new software running, I allow time to fill in the blanks. The thing is, we know an option is bound to be in there somewhere, it’s just finding it 😀 I too wanted to migrate to Outlook and I must say it’s darn good for setting up emails. I was surprised to find that the email address and password is all I needed. Windows live isn’t like that at all. However it’s all up and running on all our PC’s and working ok. It would be great if you could set everything up on one computer and then sync it to others over wi-fi
  7. Barry

    MS Office 365

    I’ve been meaning to get around to this for about a year. While I have a bit of time on my hands waiting for my web guru in the UK to sort out the menus on my new site, I took the plunge. The part I wasn’t looking forward to was migrating emails and contacts from Live mail. it wasn’t straight forward, but we managed it
  8. Barry

    MS Office 365

    I took the plunge and bought Office 365 today. My old word program is being left behind by technology I think and it was a cheap and cheerful product when I bought it years ago. I also wanted to move up to the Outlook email client, ready for an upgrade to W10. We are now experiencing a few minor irritations with Windows 7. The cynic in me suggests that this is a cunning plan to force the remaining W7 users to upgrade. If that is the plan, then it’s working. I can install Office 365 on 5 computers, which is more than enough for us and it’s around $125 per year. Given the use we both get out of it, it seems a reasonable deal to me. I do love the way these programs from the cloud install. Click the download and walk away. Like Photoshop it does the rest and no slower than installing from a disk.
  9. Barry

    Drone Mania

    One disappointment with the Mavic Pro 2 is that you cannot rotate the camera to portrait mode as you can with the original Mavic Pro. This is what I wanted to do for panoramas shot in raw, because with the panos from my sons Mavic Pro, Photoshop could not stitch them for some reason. I got better results with portrait mode and manual shots. (the Mavics all have auto pano modes) Its not insurmountable, but it means the images are shot in two rows rather than one. Unless of course I can find a way to stitch raw auto pano images myself. The Mavic will take a lot of images and automatically stitch them, but as jpegs. I don’t want to give up that Raw latitude
  10. Barry

    Drone Mania

    Joan. We haven’t been there before. We have travelled the East Coast down to Melbourne before, but things are always different, but Tassie will be new territory. New places are always good for inspiration.
  11. Someone in the computer industry expressed a view about PTE this week that was passed onto me by another PTE user. The view was: Why would anyone in their right mind download a zipped exe file to their computer with all the security risks and fears associated with doing that? He even expressed concern why a product would be called PicturesToEXE. Most of us here are pretty comfortable doing that, because we have built up faith and confidence in PTE and as far as we know, a virus has never been an issue with any PTE files. However, ransomware travels as a zipped file and you open it at your peril. I know, because we did get caught once in a moment when our guard was down Could this be why only 14% of people who view a slide show in PTE's Slide Show Club download a file. Does the person expressing that view have a point, particularly with the name PicturesToEXE. Does it need a name change and is that a practical thing to even suggest
  12. Barry

    Presentation

    I’ll look to see what images I can find to demo them.
  13. Barry

    Presentation

    Yes, that may work. I vignette loads of my images, but most people would not see it unless they saw a before and after. With blurring, I suppose you mean strategic blur to influence where we look in a picture. A bit like strategic colour which is another technique that could slot in under the heading of presentation
  14. Barry

    Presentation

    Tinion. yep, that’s already on the list too.
  15. Barry

    Presentation

    Hello Lithman How you doing? I did the fine line idea first. Just trying to get a view from other minds on what they think of as presentation.
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