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JohnFeg

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About JohnFeg

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  • Birthday 07/22/1941

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    North Staffordshire, United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Photography, Cabinet Making, Walking
  1. JohnFeg

    Back (almost!) in business

    Hello Lin, It's nice to be back. Apologies for the 2nd posting, I'm a bit out of touch with things! The picture was taken in RAW but I didn't use "fill light" the effect could be seen with the naked eye and is clear in the RAW file. It gives the impression that the sun is shining from the wrong direction! John
  2. Dear members, I have been out of circulation for 3 months. We moved to a small village in Crete in September and I have only this week got back on line (via a satellite link as telephone lines here are rare as frogs teeth). Although our feet havn't yet really come to earth, I'm trying to pick up the threads and get my head round what's new in V.5 In due course, I'll put together a short slideshow about where we live. For now, let it suffice to say that the temperature here today was 25C and the sea is still warm enough for swimming. For now here's a photograph taken from our new house. If anyone can explain the seemingly inverted lighting effect I'd be obliged. Best wishes John Fegan
  3. Dear members, I have been out of circulation for 3 months. We moved to a small village in Crete in September and I have only this week got back on line (via a satellite link as telephone lines here are rare as frogs teeth). Although our feet havn't yet really come to earth, I'm trying to pick up the threads and get my head round what's new in V.5 In due course, I'll put together a short slideshow about where we live. For now, let it suffice to say that the temperature here today was 25C and the sea is still warm enough for swimming. For now here's a photograph taken from our new house. If anyone can explain the seemingly inverted lighting effect I'd be obliged. Best wishes John Fegan
  4. JohnFeg

    Notice....

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. John
  5. JohnFeg

    Recreating an exe problematic

    Patrick, I'm affraid that I cannot give you an explanation for this phenomenon. I've never had that error message, but, frequently find it neccessary to close/reopen PTE in order to get preview working. However, since the latest beta update preview has worked fine. Hope you get the issue resolved. John
  6. JohnFeg

    Falling leaves - is this possible?

    If you look at the Autumn Demo, and it shows the sort of effect you're after, just shout if you need any futher help. John (Ebenist)
  7. JohnFeg

    Preparing photos ..

    My approach would be: crop your image to include everything you want to include when the Pan is set up. Make the height of the images the pixel height of whatever you have set your monitor resolution. If you have Photoshop, or a similar image editor, this is most conveniently achieved using the Crop Tool using a pre-set crop height, in pixels, equal to the monitor vertical resolution, leave the Crop Tool horizontal pre-set blank Good luck John
  8. JohnFeg

    navigation icons not working

    This function is not yet activated in the current beta version
  9. JohnFeg

    New Presentation on Beechbrook

    The imagery and sound were very much enjoyed. It would have been even better if you had provided some notes or links for those of us with only tenuous grasp of astronomy! Congratulation and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. john
  10. JohnFeg

    Paris 3D II

    Reading the favouable comments, I'm so frustrated. I'm down to one eye so the glasses don't work for me. john
  11. JohnFeg

    Winter

    I had another go at it. Tried: changing the preceding slide and it's duration, all manner of variations on the screen resolution, even, the resolution of the image itself. Zilch! Then I reduced the transition duration from 4500ms to 1000ms - et voila, everything ran perfectly. I cannot get my head round the physics of it, particularly as that slide, at the original setting, ran OK on other machines and, in fact, on my own, in another slide show. I guess it's a bit like it is with the fair sex; just accept their enchanting qualities, whilst being, almost totally, at a loss to understand what makes them tick! John
  12. JohnFeg

    Winter

    Ron, Al & Ken, things get curiouser and curiouser! When none of you saw any shimmering, I copied that slide only into a dummy slideshow. What d'ya know? - no shimmering. But it's still very evident in the slideshow "Winter". In fact, to call it shimmering is to understate the phenomenon. It's just like the Aurora borealis in greyscale for the 1st second or so. John
  13. JohnFeg

    Winter

    Al & Ron, yes I agree with what you say regarding the transitions. None of the standard transitions gave me what I was trying to achieve; that was, the effect of seeing things through a "Jack-Frost" window (remember them?) I'll have to think it through. There was also a strange phenomenon, at least there was on my PC, the last slide, with the closing text, had the most peculiar shimmer in the sky, as it opened, something that I didn't create. I tried all manner of things to prevent it occuring, but, it obstinately persisted. Did you get this same result? any idea what is causing it? John
  14. JohnFeg

    Winter

    I have put a new slideshow called “winter” onto the Beechbrook site. Trust you will not find the little seasonal joke, it's inclusion was irresistible, too frivolous! Wishing Igor, his mighty team, all the forum members/readers and all the families, that patiently tolerate our obsessions, a very very Happy Christmas. John
  15. JohnFeg

    PTE5 Documentation

    Leonard, Please allow me to suggest an analogy. If you wanted to take up oil painting, how useful, do you think, a manual for you box of paints would be? PTE, in my view, is artistic rather than merely technical. I do not believe that any two people use the application in exactly the same way. There are so many means of skinning a cat, as it were. Gaining familiarisation with the "controls" is not that difficult, but, it's a hell of a lot of fun. The real pleasure, however, starts when you start to explore what it is possible to create using this great program. Best wishes & Persevere! John
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