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16  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Re: The Wonders of Colour Management - my recent experience on: January 08, 2020, 05:03:05 PM
At 178 quid I will have to consider up grading if and when I get back to active photography.

Just tagging along and trying to keep up to date at present.

Jeff
17  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Happy Holidays to all on: December 25, 2019, 09:18:37 AM
Best wishes to all.

Making the best of it here, think I will have a tin of soup for dinner.

Jeff
18  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: WebP format on: November 10, 2019, 03:44:08 PM
At first, knowing you, it was an image (WEBP) of a spider urinating.

An interesting thought,  never seen that thank goodness, we have thousands of them.

Done a bit more digging, and find that a web site authoring I and my friend use - WIX - converts our images to this Google inspired format, well google bought it about 2010.

I am aways interested when others fiddle and resize images.

Still trying to get two versions of same image to compare.

I will continue to explore

Jeff

   
19  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / WebP format on: November 10, 2019, 08:18:48 AM
Hello all

Just started to come across WebP extension.

Seems to create problems, I can find only one prog on my comp. - Affinity - other than web browsers to open them.

Has the format any merit or is it just another compatability problem.

I know it is supposed to give smaller file sizes but would be interested in a same image comparison.

Jeff
20  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Canon Pixma Pro-100S Cleaning Cycles on: November 08, 2019, 08:41:55 AM
My photography is on temp hold. So no printing,

I run Qimage purge sheet every three weeks or so, never a problem with head blocks. Just a slow ink usage.  Tough.

Jeff
21  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Fred and Mike - Stay Safe on: August 31, 2019, 08:43:24 AM
For you and anyone else in the path of Dorian - I will be thinking about you.  This one does look scary. (this is also a selfish thought: i need Mike's QU updates and Fred's help to straighten me out whenever I screw up). - Mel W. - Columbia Md.

It looks a bad one.  Hold on tight.   We get in a panic at force 6 - a yachtmans gale.

 https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/florida-bahamas-on-high-alert-as-hurricane-dorian-reaches-category-2-strength/70009206

. jeff
22  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Re: Favorite paper-proud prints on: August 16, 2019, 07:36:38 AM
Looks like a good buy, Bookmarked

Jeff
23  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Re: Favorite paper-proud prints on: August 15, 2019, 08:34:18 AM
oh dear Fred no replies.

All printing at a stand still at sunny Wickenby and feeling miserable I cannot think of any un funny comments.

Jeff


24  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Printers and Gamma on: May 09, 2019, 11:02:17 AM
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I think Eizo has a menu on the monitor itself where you can set gamma.
I've just checked  my Eizo menus, there's nothing there for gamma. It's probably because it's disabled when the monitor is hardware calibrated to set parameters in the software (ColorNavigator6).
Terry

Thanks to Mike and Terry.

I checked the Eizo menus before starting this subject, and nothing menu wise was working.

Just checked again and the menus are now there, but the color item is greyed out, so I think the ColorNavigator 6 is in charge.

I just find it interesting, A little or no knowledge is a dangerous thing Smiley

Jeff 
   

Further to above.

I emailed the question to Eizo.

They 'phoned me at 11am and we had a chat.

It appears the Gamma Test is for when there is a problem with a monitor, presumably the results are helpful to those who know what they are talking about. That gets me off the hook Smiley

Also, when using the ColorNavigator it takes control and some of the menu items are disabled to keep those like me from meddling and messing things up Smiley

I must say I am impressed with Eizo support, they were most concerned that the monitor was performing OK.

So I now have two support ratings at 100%+     ddisoftware and Eizo


Jeff
 
25  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Printers and Gamma on: May 09, 2019, 08:12:20 AM
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I think Eizo has a menu on the monitor itself where you can set gamma.
I've just checked  my Eizo menus, there's nothing there for gamma. It's probably because it's disabled when the monitor is hardware calibrated to set parameters in the software (ColorNavigator6).
Terry

Thanks to Mike and Terry.

I checked the Eizo menus before starting this subject, and nothing menu wise was working.

Just checked again and the menus are now there, but the color item is greyed out, so I think the ColorNavigator 6 is in charge.

I just find it interesting, A little or no knowledge is a dangerous thing Smiley

Jeff 



   
26  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Printers and Gamma on: May 08, 2019, 10:45:12 AM
Hi Jeff,
I must have misunderstood about the gamma you are using.
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Attached two screen dumps.

Gamma One - as per Eizo test
Gamma Two - as adjusted (note actual screen shows logo blended into background.  Dumped screen still shows faintly the logo.
I'm puzzled as the why you are getting a gamma value that is nowhere near the calibration value. Your second shot shows significant contrast on the logo. So is that really what you can see on the monitor?
I tried a reduced size screen shot but it does not show does not what I see on the screen in the test, too much contrast for some reason.
The actual test does work for me and I get  gamma 2.2 but it takes a little practice to use and it's better to stand back from the monitor to judge it.
Terry

I am also puzzled, all the other tests are OK.

Leaving well alone for now.  I will do more checking later.

Off line rest of day.

Jeff

 
27  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Printers and Gamma on: May 08, 2019, 07:41:30 AM
Hello Terry

I am using gamma 2.2

I am curious regarding the results of running the Eizo screen gamma test.

Attached two screen dumps.

Gamma One - as per Eizo test
Gamma Two - as adjusted (note actual screen shows logo blended into background.  Dumped screen still shows faintly the logo.

I can just read the text box on these reduced images.

Jeff

     
28  Technical Discussions / Printers / Printers and Gamma on: May 07, 2019, 03:38:44 PM
I recently stumbled upon an Eizo monitor test url.

https://www.eizo.be/monitor-test/

Appeared to be some good tests one of which was monitor gamma.

https://www.eizo.com/library/basics/lcd_display_gamma/

Running the gamma test appears to indicate that my monitor is 1.1 Gamma and under the Eizo ColorNavigator 6 calibration prog. there is in fact a
 80cd 6500K 1.01.cntarget.

Question - (prob for Terry) should I be using 1.01 ?

Jeff.

 

 



29  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: v2019.121 issues/comments on: May 07, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
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Interesting update.  Another good concise video, but, what a time waster Smiley When the video finished my 'system memory' suggested   "Irina Markova - Yak54"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS-NH0VFDok  40 minutes of interesting flying.

Dinner was late last night.
Jeff, Let's be honest. The only reason we sat through that entire video of this woman pilot doing loops and roll overs was because we were waiting for a sustained 180 degree rotation followed by a wardrobe malfunction.
Fred

AH, did you not notice that she was continually adjusting her harness.  Seriously I was impressed with the video quality, it looked very good on my Eizo.

I have posted a question on the Eizo  under Printers.

Jeff
30  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: v2019.121 issues/comments on: May 06, 2019, 07:49:49 AM
http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u

v2019.121      May 3, 2019

Priority: Med

2019.121 includes a "Suggest" feature when selecting printer profiles that eliminate searching through long lists of printer profiles!  See the video: https://youtu.be/PmjT6npl7b4

Mike

Interesting update.  Another good concise video, but, what a time waster Smiley When the video finished my 'system memory' suggested   "Irina Markova - Yak54"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS-NH0VFDok  40 minutes of interesting flying.

Dinner was late last night.

Jeff
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