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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: embedded jpegs on: May 15, 2022, 03:48:54 PM
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It is for RAW-files
Select the raw and click right mouse button.
Select "Extract Embedded Images from raw"
You need to have the image in the Queue to do this. See screen shot below.
Terry
2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Add Text to the margin at the bottom of print on: May 04, 2022, 07:04:36 AM
Hi Roy,
Here's how, there are 3 forms of text: Print Info, Annotation and Floating Text.
Open the Page Editor (double click on the page) and on the right of the editor screen, on the 'Layout' Tab are all the options. See attached screen shots.
Terry
3  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Epson R2000 Issue on: March 22, 2022, 12:12:06 PM
Hi,
I have an R2000 printer too.
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Ran a nozzle check tonight (several actually) and as you suspected Magenta was spotty.  Several other colors were too.  They seem to get better in one session and then back to missing some in the next nozzle check.
You do not say if you did a 'Head Clean' at all using the driver Utility - that is essential. After a nozzle check you are asked if you want to a clean session. Do it but it may take more that one go at it. As you continue to do extra cleaning operations, they become more intense automatically.
I did 2 sequentially yesterday after replacing 3 cartridges.
Terry
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Templates? on: December 16, 2021, 04:23:21 PM
Hi,
You don't need templates t  print more that one print on a page either for multiple copies of the same image or different images. You just add image to the Queue.
Look art this video it shows you what to do when setting up a page.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJRuTStRpI&t=37s

Terry
5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Auto-correct exposure on: December 09, 2021, 05:11:38 PM
Jason,
re. Fred's comment:
 
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Since Qimage has LEVELS and CURVES at your disposal
He made an excellent teaching video back in 2020 on using the levels feature: -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BEvzAS_lqs
I'm surprised he didn't mention it! Must be getting forgetful  Undecided

Terry
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Image Read Error or black thumbnail on: December 03, 2021, 12:26:35 PM
Hi Andrew,
Out of curiosity I downloaded your image and got the same problem. I then opened it in Irfanview, no problem, and saved it to overwrite the original image. It the opened correctly in QU. There must be some problem with the data in the image file. Mike will know the detail.
Terry
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Prints are a bit too dark. on: September 24, 2021, 06:26:32 AM
Hi Jana,
The usual reason for prints being too dark compared to your monitor is that the monitor is too bright.
I had a similar problem a little while ago when I replaced my monitor with an Eizo LED model.
With colour managed printing you need to get the monitor to match your prints, not the other way round. This means setting the monitor brightness to match a print.
I found with my new monitor, when calibrating it I had to set the brightness level in the calibration software quite low. Previously I'd used 120cd/m2 with my non-LED monitor, now I use 80cd/m2.
I get perfectly matching screen view and prints (viewed with an Ott Lite).
Terry
8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: "edit page" anomaly on: July 26, 2021, 06:16:12 AM
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But, I am thinking that when I last tried this, there were many, many pictures on the page, not just the two
Just tried it with 4 6x4ins (150x100mm) on an A4 page. No problems whatsoever.
Terry
9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: "edit page" anomaly on: July 25, 2021, 08:34:57 PM
Fred & ckaza,
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You can use CTRL A after selecting the image and see if that works for you.
I think that is the wrong short cut - it's CTRL Up arrow.
All works OK here, bring to top etc. version 2021.106
Terry
10  Technical Discussions / Camera Accessories / Macro Ring Flash With A Stroboscopic Mode on: July 09, 2021, 03:51:33 PM
I was recently given (birthday pressy) a Kenro Macro Ring Flash which has a Stroboscopic Mode. It's called 'Multi Mode'.
Can anyone tell me what the advantages are of using  this mode for macro and close-up photography. I've seen a YouTube video which demonstrates using it in a portrait  studio situation portrait but nothing for macro work.
Terry
11  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: New Monitor, But Confused! on: June 27, 2021, 08:23:37 PM
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I use daylight LED bulbs in my office and find that they are good enough to remove any noticeable color casts.
Hi Mike, that seems a good idea and simple to do. I had LED bulbs in my house for some time but most are warm white (<3000K), I'd not seen any of 5000K previously but they are now readily available here. I'll buy one for my 'office' where all the photographic work takes place to check it out.
Terry
12  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: New Monitor, But Confused! on: June 27, 2021, 07:59:17 AM
Hi Jeff,
I trust  you are well.
Colour Confidence in the UK sell what is the same item but with different branding.

https://colorconfidence.com/products/grafilite-2?_pos=15&_sid=87429d5f0&_ss=r

The voltage is AC 100-240V UK/Euro universal plug.

Terry
13  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: New Monitor, But Confused! on: June 26, 2021, 06:04:32 AM
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And the color temps are accurate enough?
Yes it is (there's only one I assume it's 5500k normal daylight) on the older version I have so I would think the new version would be as good.

Terry
14  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: New Monitor, But Confused! on: June 25, 2021, 07:09:58 PM
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Yes, sunlight was the answer.  Well, actually, we don't have sunlight at the moment - lots of fog!
The way to overcome lack of good daylight is to use an OTT Light. I've had one for some time to check prints next to my monitor.
I Think this is the latest version of what I've got, it now includes 3 colour temperature settings.

https://products.ottlite.com/p-539-prevention-by-ottlite-led-task-lamp-with-digital-display.aspx

Terry
15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Possible to turn off building thumbnails when only viewing file names? on: May 19, 2021, 06:05:24 AM
Hi Photog77,
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Is it possible to turn off building thumbnails previews, when I am only viewing the filenames?
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Yes it is, it's in the View Menu, see attached screen shot.
Terry
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