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Lin Evans

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  1. External GPU is probably going to be a big selling point in the future for laptops. Right now there are a number of laptops being built which have provisions for external video cards. The current connect is a Thunderbolt 3 which is at present not as good as the PCI-E connection internally, but it has a USB-C port form factor so doesn't take up a lot of room on the laptop. With eGPU one can easily upgrade the video card which will greatly extend the usable life span of a laptop for use with high performance animation, gaming, etc. Lin
  2. Igor - there are four places in a normal file where date and time are given. Below is an example from Irfanview using a digital photo I took in China in 1999. I would suggest using something like EXIF Pilot to put different values in each of these places to be certain which you are calling with the template.. The fist example is in the Properties and the second in the EXIF. If the file is modified or saved again after the original - the Properties time and date will reflect that. Best regards, Lin
  3. Nice Denis! Great music also to go with some great photos! Best regards, Lin
  4. I think Photoshop is overkill for the vast majority of either professional or hobby photographers. Yes, it has myriad features and can do nearly everything with images, but having used it for many, many years as a professional photographer as well as after retiring I find that probably only a small number of its features are really germane to everyday photography. This is probably why Adobe created Lightroom which has become a staple for photographers. Products like On 1 Photo Raw 2019.2 and Affinity Photo offer alternative options aimed specifically at the professional photographer. Some of what I'm seeing with On 1 are improvements to Photoshop, specifically in the area of handling layers. The only way to be certain whether it offers improvements to one's workflow is the try it and it has a 30 day free trial so I'll give it a try myself. Here's a link which explains the differences in the Pro Plus and regular On 1 Photo RAW 2019-2 https://www.on1.com/products/plus/faq/ Best regards, Lin
  5. Looks very interesting. I like the idea that they are not selling the subscription BS which is why I stopped buying Photoshop. This may be a winner folks! Free 30 day trial - no credit card needed... Amazing features.. https://www.on1.com/ Lin
  6. Hi, You need to change the background from the default black to white. Best regards, Lin
  7. I have to agree with Dave - the 16:10 aspect ratio is common on large displays such as 30 inch 2560x1600 pixel size. Best regards, Lin
  8. Hi Folks - We've discussed this before, but I made a brief tutorial to explain a couple things. In the past JD-49 asked about lines in the image and I discovered that if we increase the resolution well beyond the 640x960 pixel which Jean Cyprien originally suggested, no lines can be seen. I used three times the original and made my sample images 1920 by 2880 pixels. The original book style leaves the book at a bit of a horizontal angle which tends to be fine for some images but the inherent distortion make other look a bit off so I modified the style to start in the partially horizontal position then become nearly vertical for the rest of the show. In the original, the first two and last two pages of the book have no borders around images which was intended for an opening and closing text, etc. I discovered that duplicating the last two images and then deleting the last image after running the style allows a border around the last two pages as well. This is covered in the explanation below. Best regards, Lin
  9. Thanks Gogs!!! Best regards, Lin
  10. Thanks Chris !!! Best regards, Lin
  11. Thanks Pascal, I appreciate the comments for sure.. Best regards, Lin
  12. Thanks Mick, A fun collection to photograph and arrange... Best regards, Lin
  13. Thanks Pascal and Wideangle, and thank you Pascal for your threshold mask transition which was nice for separating the presentation of full 16:9 photos on black from those on a shadowed background. It worked perfectly. Best regards, Lin
  14. My late sweet wife Sherry loved art and jewelry. She was a breed - Cherokee and German by ancestry. Her paternal grandmother was half Cherokee and half German. When we were students taking our first classes at Palomar College in San Marcos, California we took a number of Native American classes taught by our six indigenous professors. In one class our term project was to choose a traditional Indian craft or art and actually make something using the information we learned in class. Well Sherry opted out of baskets, pottery, weaving and other arts and loudly proclaimed: "JEWELRY." LOL... We both eventually became proficient at silversmithing and goldsmithing and Sherry had a life-long love affair with Indian art and jewelry as well as other art. This little show is dedicated to some of her collection. We spent literally every vacation day in our 35 years together traveling in the southwestern USA reservations, shows and trading posts collecting what we could afford. Sitting at my computer, listening to the late and great Kate Wolf sing and making a show with Sherry's collection revives loving memories.... Lin
  15. Just something fun to do while waiting out a snow storm. Got about 8 inches then finally some sunshine this morning... Best regards, Lin
  16. Thanks guys - here's a bit of a continuation of that theme - Fun animating inside ice sculptures... Best regards, Lin
  17. Thanks folks for the comments... I think Barry hit the nail on the head. We're running seriously low on talented musicians who hone their craft and provide us with the true talent which was rather commonplace years ago. Today the reliance on things like "autotune" and electronic effects make stars out of mediocre entertainers who have learned that they can get rich using effects, flash and gaudy presentation in lieu of true musical ability which requires years of hard work. It's sad... Best regards, Lin
  18. Thanks JRR ! Thanks Frans ! Frans - in the tutorials section - PTE Made Easy - Continuously Updated tutorials 42 through 45 and number 53.. Here's a link to my two rain styles: http://www.lin-evans.org/rain/rainstyles.zip Best regards. Lin
  19. Just a little exercise in weather for a rainy day... Lin
  20. Hi Peter, I don't believe there is a way to do that with PTE. However, if you use YouTube, etc., there are provisions for looping an MP4 there. Best regards, Lin
  21. It looks great Jean-Cyprien and the English in the manual is perfect! Thanks for the lucid explanation !!! Best regards, Lin
  22. Another possibility to explore later.... Best regards, Lin
  23. Sample done entirely in CaptionsAlive Pro and upscaled for text and flourishes image - compared to 16:9 image after fade. Not bad but would probably be sharper with full HD version when and if available... Best regards, Lin https://youtu.be/u8qLLgmhvKg
  24. Also - all the flourishes can be reversed (horizontally flipped) and/or vertically so that they can be used, for example in the four corners of a page... Nice job of demonstrating the fonts Dave.. Of course all of this "flipping" can be also done with PTE"s own control, but it's nice to, for example, to be able to output a single video which when played does it all without further manipulation. Best regards, Lin
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