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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: DFS Sharpening vs Sharpen in 'Processing Section' on: November 16, 2022, 11:21:14 AM
But I asked what the differences are.
Hi Martin,
This is a video that Fred made in 2013! He must have forgotten!
It explains Deep Focus Sharpening (DFS) and why it's special and different from USM (unsharp mask).
Basically DFS is a sharpening  Algorithm that does not create halos on edges, unlike USM which all other editors use.
I recommend you always use DFS.
2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: New Computer on: November 03, 2022, 04:31:28 PM
Hi Jason,
I had a new PC a few months ago so my processsing of RAW etc would be faster abs had to do the same thing.
From the QU menu on the old PC, click Utilities and then Explore Qimage Application Data you will see where all templates etc are stored.
It normally is:-
Copy the folder to the new PC in the same location and that should do it for you.

3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Are you loyal to Qimage? on: October 17, 2022, 02:26:18 PM
Modern Photographic abstract art
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage Showing Back Line on: October 05, 2022, 09:26:53 AM
See attached images for an example of some I did recently.
Image (with a faded effect created with the Qimage editor, not a border) has a fine border and the a 10mm border outside that. When the print was mounted, the mount aperture was based on the size including the borders. This was to give white space between the actual image and the mount. I calculate mount aperture sizes using a spreadsheet and this method ensure I get what I want easily.
5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage Showing Back Line on: October 05, 2022, 09:12:30 AM
Hi sync007
I cropped it in Affinity Photo and see image I attached earlier it added space all around the checker board type stuff then I opened it up in qimage ...
Why do this in Affinity? Qimage has all the facilities for cropping and borders, either as an image feature, and, better for you a print feature. This means the original image is unchanges and can be used again with different crops and/or borders etc.
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Gamut Warnings on: September 28, 2022, 06:13:46 AM
Insert Quote
Fred - I am more concerned about the weather warnings for you and Mike.  - Stay safe.

So am I, Hurricane Ian is very close now.

7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Q will not open - Application Error on: September 24, 2022, 08:13:03 PM
Thanks Fred & Mike.
All is ok now. I restarted Qimage by using the 'safe' option (forgotten the actia term) whic showed when the error messsage appeared.
I very relieved  as it's now my photographic club competition season so there'll a number prints to do over the next few weeks. Three A3 prints done already and mounted. Cool

8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Q will not open - Application Error on: September 24, 2022, 03:56:20 PM
Mike, HELP!
Qimage won't open, it was ok earlier today.
'Application Error
Exception ElnOutError in module Qimage.exe at 00299F96
Invalid numeric input'
See attached scree shot.

I's be grateful for a reply as soon as possible please.
9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: RAW Processing Speed on: September 15, 2022, 03:08:39 PM
I took a few macro photos today and it was the first time I've processed a new batch of  Raw's with the new PC. So much faster now.

10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: RAW Processing Speed on: September 09, 2022, 05:10:15 PM
Hello Fred, long time no see!
Windows 11, mainly because that's the latest. However I do prefer the W10 interface. It's taking a little while to get used to W11 and not having certain features.
11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: RAW Processing Speed on: September 09, 2022, 03:39:50 PM
Thanks for checking. I have some Canon 600D images of about the same size - 24MB. 8 took 12 seconds on my new PC.
My processor is a
Intel® Core™ i7-12700 Processor
25M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz. 12 Cores
 ... for the tech nerds information ;-)

12  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: RAW Processing Speed on: September 09, 2022, 03:08:24 PM
Thanks Mike. I assume they were images without any filter.
I just did the same test, 8 images, no filters, it took 20secs, faster than yours!
So it looks like my new PC is OK. Relieved as it cost £1500!
My local PC shop were very helpful, they built it; I've know the guys there a long time.

13  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / RAW Processing Speed on: September 09, 2022, 02:10:29 PM
For some time now I've been living with slow processing speeds for RAW images on my 10yr old + PC. I do do most of my processing with QU, using the Refining RAW feature and then using the Image Editor to complete the process. Thus each image has both a RAW Refinement and a Filter associated with it.
I now have purchased a tailor-made PC with M.2 memory (16Gb, 20 threads) and drives throughout and with the latest version of an i7 processor. I could have gone for an i9 (I think that's right) but that put the cost up too much.
With the old PC, for 8 images with refine and filters, 2.75 minutes to rebuild the thumbs. The new PC takes 0.53 minutes, about 5x faster. The new PC with Auto multi threading took 70 seconds to rebuild the thumbs of 20 images. They were all from a Canon 80D, about 32MB each.

I'd welcome comments and comparisons for other QU users - and Mike too please.

14  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: embedded jpegs on: May 15, 2022, 03:48:54 PM
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.
15  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.
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