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  1. JudyKay

    Does PTE need a name change

    The audience and presentation vary of course. A quality presentation properly done can certainly capture a delighted audience for more than a few minutes. For my applications which are also largely documentary, I break them into 3-8 min segments and lean toward 3-4 minutes. Now, back to EXE's. In the past, I created menu's to access the various shows since my audience (clients) are highly likely to view them many times over. Although not elegant, most people can figure out how to create playlists of MP4's and accomplish the same thing. [Note: I have no idea how the "2's" above got posted or how to remove them]
  2. JudyKay

    Does PTE need a name change

    Which my explain why it looks so good.
  3. JudyKay

    Does PTE need a name change

    What are we losing by using MP4 instead of EXE? Anything discernable? Smoothness of transition/movement of high-quality images? Does it matter anymore? We lose the functionality of password protection, time limits, hotspots, links, menus, interactions and such. Honestly, I rarely use those features, probably none of them in a couple years. So...just maybe we don't need the focus on the exe part. I have not exported an exe in a couple years. Most recently, a couple years ago, I created several series(more than 20 series) of highly interactive EXE shows sets. I had 100's of hours of work in that. They were really cool, but my clients' computers would barely run them. So...I converted them to non-interactive MP4's and my clients LOVE those. They have them on phones and iPads and PC's and Macs. All my work was really cool, but not what people actually found most useful on their devices today.
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    Does PTE need a name change

    There is nothing spooky or risky about an EXE. Thinking, knowledgeable people download them safely every day with no harm. The PicturesToEXE name is fine and harmless just not comprehensive for the incredible range of capability that PTE has today. But then what does Adobe tell you? Or Microsoft? Or Apple? Photoshop is good. Lightroom is good. Wnsoft already has a good name although not widely known. Maybe develop that name with products beneath it. Back in the old days there were some other good WNSoft products which have sort of been sidelined (photo editor, file commander). Maybe a new product should come out and PicturesToExe would sort of be a grand old product still available but not upgraded and fading away. It would be superseded by, not PTE 10.0 but AVShop 1.0.
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    The best telephoto lens for my camera

    If you want to read the bird's DNA. That was pretty cool!
  6. JudyKay

    Ideas and in the making.

    Asian Bleak Midwinter - artsy, high-key, black and white Documentary of an 85-year-old client couple's incredible life Humanitarian Efforts documentary Inspirational Love Notes for our marriage
  7. JudyKay

    Photoshop CS6

    Or redownload and do a fresh install. Then you know what you have. Just don't drink out of Barry's half-full cup
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    Photoshop CS6

    CS6 was great. About all that is added since then is an expensive subscription plan that everyone in the world except one person hates and a few whiz-bang bells and whistles that don't actually get a lot of use by most photographers. On the other hand, I subscribe and actually find some of the whiz-bang useful.However that might be, try what DaveGee is suggesting. You also might try this: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html To open in Bridge, try Alt+Ctrl+O (Bridge may need to be running)
  9. JudyKay

    Viewing others Presentations

    I miss the old Beechbrook days.
  10. JudyKay

    Newbie wants to put up an AV for Crit!!

    1. I think the comments section of slideshows should not be for criticism. Forums like this should be. 2. Criticism can be arrogant, condescending, or gentle and respectful and say the same thing. Choose kindly. 3. I couldn't care less what anyone but my client thinks of my slideshow, but we can all learn from newbie to pro.
  11. Very nicely done. That makes it feel like Christmas!
  12. Thanks for the gift of tranquility in a troubled world. Merry Christmas! That picture looks a lot like our home where we raised our children in a log cabin on an island in the Little Susitna River in Alaska. Those were good days. These are good days too--just different. Today we are in a 20th story apartment overlooking a river and mountains and small villages tucked in between. Ours are the only Christmas lights to be seen in a land that knows little about Christmas. We live on the borderland of chaos and tranquility.
  13. JudyKay

    Blocks set' style

    Nice. Thanks.
  14. JudyKay

    Flickr Replacement

    Not sure in what thread to post this, so please move it if this isn't' right. I have long used Free Flickr for posting images. Mostly I just used Flickr to post for family and friends, so free is good enough. But alas, now that I have well over 10,000 images on Flickr, the freebie freedom is going away with a 1000 image limit. Any suggested alternatives (Non-Adobe)?
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    Flickr Replacement

    Lightroom is my assistant and I am thankful for it! I cull a lot and rate images and sort and tag fairly well. I can usually find what I want. I do revisit, but selectively, by topic or tag. Many are simply organized and provided to non-profit agencies for their own use, but I do retain rights and keep the originals. I create extensive slideshows for clients which may be historical, documentary, topical, informative or inspirational. I would love to learn more about what other users do just out of interest.
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    Flickr Replacement

    Yes, I do take a lot of photos, though certainly not every day. There are some days when I take 1000 or more. A typical wedding/reception for me is about 1500. I My Lightroom library presently reflects mostly the last 14 years plus some thousands of old-image scans and has over 100,000 images. I am interested in what other people here are doing...?
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    Flickr Replacement

    Yes, Verizon through Oath, sold Flickr to Smugmug. Does SmugMug need Flickr to gain relevance? Doubtful. Or is SmugMug cleaning out and absorbing the competition to convert and automatically gain Flickr users? Anyway you cut it, the whole thing seems likely to go SmugMug. Which is fine, but it won't be the old Flickr and won't likely remain the new one for long either. That is my guess. MacAskill is all about profit and Flickr has something like 100 million unique users. That is worth buying even if MacAskill can only monetize a tiny percent of it. In short, Flickr isn't likely to make a comeback.
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    Flickr Replacement

    Thanks for your point of view. I do get around. I think 19 countries in the last 5 years--although multiple times in some of those 19. I am very conservative with my shutter button but still shoot about 20,000-30,000 pictures a year--not a lot but not a few either. It is just a glorified hobby and I use a lot for humanitarian purposes. As mentioned above, Flickr is an account for family and friends, not for my portfolio or special presentations which are elsewhere and are paid. 10,000 photos are quite a few for Flickr and there may or may not be a migration route to other services. I have paid for Flickr in the past but found it severely wanting and dying. I am guessing that Flickr's recent surge of activity is a reach for money upon their last dying gasp and don't want to invest in them. You can if you think that is a wise business idea. So I stopped paying as my photos there are just a repository of fun pics for friends. I thought surely photographers here might do the same. Maybe some do...anyone else?
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    Flickr Replacement

    Right. But my question is about a replacement.
  20. JudyKay

    Flickr Replacement

    Hmmm. I have tons of video under 10 min. That would be good online storage.
  21. JudyKay

    Installed Windows update 1809

    Three computers here as well and all fine. The update killed my VPN client, but an update on each computer cured that.
  22. JudyKay

    Nov 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    No, no need to worry about addressing isolated exceptions. I really wanted to underscore a really good point you make that often baffles me as well. I hope to encourage people to read your newsletter. I have so often seen camera settings for beautiful pro photos that baffled me and I used to wonder if I was missing something. Now I know that those strange settings indicate a confession that the photographer got a good photo in spite of mistakes and that photography sometimes can be a forgiving art. Still, a part of me is tempted to wonder if those strange settings are somehow part of some secret-sauce for which I wish I had a recipe. Psst! It isn't.
  23. JudyKay

    Installed Windows update 1809

    Thanks, Tom. I missed updating last time and am glad I did!
  24. JudyKay

    Nov 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    Good newsletter. I also marvel at how many times we see high ISO with a small aperture. In your diagram, you show f4.0 at 1/2500th at 70 mm and ISO 800. If that applies to the related image, I can understand f4 and iso 800, but not 1/2500th. That would be most unlikely unless the photo was heavily edited later--and it obviously has been heavily edited. Either way, there is no earthly need for 1/2500th. Unless there is an artistic reason to introduce noise, needlessly using high ISO simply makes no sense. On the other hand, because I do a lot of street photography, there are many times when I snag a photo no matter what my ISO was a few minutes ago, and then--alas--sometimes I just forget and am thankful that today's sensors are tolerant of higher ISO's. Then about shutter speed, I might actually have used 1/2500th if I was jolting along in a 4WD Rover with a driver-late-for-supper and snagged that image out an open window. Anyway, good newsletter.
  25. JudyKay

    Flipping Playing Cards

    Great job, Dave! Thanks.
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