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You’re sure to come across metadata while editing images, this should help it make more sense. What is Metadata Information attached to an image or file, just like we used to write names, places or dates on the back of a photograph. Types of metadata EXIF – Usually written by the camera, mostly about the …

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Organisation is the key to success! That’s what Mr Fraser used to say back in my early 90’s school computer class.  Back then we had an entire subject dedicated to touch typing, the screens had just moved on from monochrome to 16 colours and displaying red text on the screen seemed revolutionary.  Things have moved …

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Here are some instructions to get you started with monitor calibration in i1 Profiler.  The software is decent but be careful, the i1 Profiler default settings can mess things up a little, so use the advanced mode as described here. View the PDF:  Calibrating with X-rite i1-profiler (Update May2020: The default settings in the latest …

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Here’s a comparison I made in 2018 comparing the features of Photoshop and other pixel editors.  It may be a little out dated now, but I’ll retain it here because it’s probably still useful. This list includes pixel editors which have similar functionality to Photoshop.  Pixel editors specialise in making anything possible, but they’re not …

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This is an article I never quite intended to write, but I’ve spoken to so many photographers who don’t have reliable backup strategies that I feel it needs to be covered.  I’ve just experienced a drive failure (see previous article) so it’s good time to share some strategies and thought starters for your own backup strategy if …

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I’ve been a bit slow on the site updates lately, that’s because I’ve learned a big lesson…..  BACK UP YOUR DATA. I can’t remember how many times I’ve warned others to put a backup system in place for their data….  As photographers we tend to have countless images stored on hard drives, the outcome of many hours …

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John Hardiman