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1  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,
Is it possible to turn off building thumbnails previews, when I am only viewing the filenames?
Yes it is, it's in the View Menu, see attached screen shot.
2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Incorrect Colour Profile Embedded in Email Copies on: May 05, 2021, 06:15:37 PM
Hi Mike,
Thanks for checking.
Do you know what, I cannot reproduce the problem today at all - weird!  Huh
Sorry if I wasted your time, I will check again in a day or two with some new photos from my phone.
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Incorrect Colour Profile Embedded in Email Copies on: May 05, 2021, 06:42:31 AM
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your reply.
Here is a link for 2 images, one taken late 2020 (DSC_3200), the other in early 2021 (DSC_3288).
DSC_3200 email copy converts to sRGB as it should but DSC_3288 incorrectly converts to Adobe RGB.


4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Incorrect Colour Profile Embedded in Email Copies on: May 04, 2021, 04:06:59 PM
One for Mike I expect.
Recently I've noticed if I edit and make E-mail copies of images from my Sony phone, they have Adobe RGB embedded in the image.
The original images do not have an embedded profile and show sRGB in QU without an asterisk, as expected.
If I use the ICC override to sRGB in the Editor, they still end up as Adobe RGB when an E-mail copy is made.

I don't take that many photos with my phone but all those taken this year have the problem. Prior to that, 2020 and earlier they are ok when emails copies were made.

Any ideas what's going on please?

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Having trouble understanding HDR on: April 26, 2021, 04:00:51 PM
Hi Mike,
Can I add one observation about RAW Refine this thread - something I've been meaning to ask for some time.
When ODR is used in Raw Refine, Highlight Recovery (HDR v2) works far more effectively than when ODR is Off. It even works when Fill is Zero or even a negative value.

With ODR Off, the effectiveness of HDR varies depending on the amount of Fill, much more so than when ODR is on. If Fill is Zero or negative then HDR is not possible.

Is there a reason for this difference or can HDR, with ODR Off, be made to work the same as when ODR is On?

Thanks, Terry
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: v2021.102 issues/comments on: February 14, 2021, 09:56:07 AM
Fix: Fixed a bug that caused an empty list of files when trying to open a printer setup while in print-to-file mode.
Thanks Mike, all good now.
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: negative image on: February 01, 2021, 09:01:28 PM
Easy peasy.
Use curves in the editor and move the point top right (255) to 0 and move the bottom lef point (0 (zero) up to 255 so the line now slopeas in the opposite direction.
See attached screen shot.
8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Recall Saved Printer Setups Problem When Using Print to File on: January 20, 2021, 08:15:34 AM
One for Mike probably but maybe others would check this too please.
In addition to Saved Printer Setups for a printer, I also have saved Setups for Print to File (PTF).

I can recall any PTF setup when normal Printer settings are in place but if PTF is already set then I cannot and the window with the saved printer setting is empty.
This is a relatively new problem, since 2021 version I think. I am using v2021-101.

See screen shots below.

9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: SEARCH trick on: October 04, 2020, 06:53:58 AM
I came across an old video showing a trick I had completely forgotten.
It's all about LOGIC  Shocked
Note the minus sign.

10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Too Quiet on the Western Front on: August 03, 2020, 06:38:07 AM
We have some really nice trails around here, ex-rail beds, that are flat and wonderful. We also have some trails that follow creeks where I can't get to some of the places that I used to.
Although I've done little printing this year I have taken quite a few photos, even during the CV19 lock-down. We were allowed out for exercise so local walks and bike rides were an opportunity for photography. Now we can visit places like our National Trust properties. Back in April, the weather here was unusually good so being able to do these little excursions was great. I spent time in the garden too which again provided opportunities for some photography, particularly macro.
If you look at my Flickr Albums, the last 20 are this year, mostly during the pandemic period. Many just record shots but good to keep my hand in for observation, composition and processing.

11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Adjusting while Softproofing on: June 30, 2020, 06:22:51 AM
My prints without Softproofing are usually too light
Usually people ask why are my prints too dark - that's usually because their monitor is too bright.
It sounds as if your is too dark.
You didn't mention anything about monitor calibration? Most calibration software will allow your to set the brightness value (cd/sqm) before calibration. This will mean some checking and tweaking probably.
If not, the trick is to set the brightness of your monitor to a print before calibrating.
As I said, making trial prints is basically a no-no for me, right first time is the plan  Wink
12  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Adjusting while Softproofing on: June 29, 2020, 03:26:27 PM
o in my opinion, making image adjustments based on a softproof peek is worthless.
I agree.
The real answer is to have a good monitor that is calibrated properly and use good quality papers with good quality profiles. Most papers now are supplied with a reasonable profile for a variety of printers but a custom made profile for your particular printer/paper (and possibly ink if not original for printer) is the best option.
I would say pretty well all of my prints match my monitor screen very well for colour and contrast. You do have to recognize that for matte, including so called "fine art", papers that the colour intensity can be less than you would get for gloss or semi gloss.
13  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Different print size error ? on: June 10, 2020, 06:10:35 AM
Hi danmac
3 x 5 comes out correct.
5 x 7 is 4 x 7.
This is because those sizes have different aspect ratios. The 3x5 matches the image, 5x7 does not.
If  you put the crop scissors on for the 5x7 you would lose part of the image which I'm sure you would not want.
The larger print is in fact 4.2 x 7.

14  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Out-of-gamut for monitors? on: May 23, 2020, 08:30:50 AM
What if my printer is great but my monitor is a POS?
Monitors (of a reasonable quality) will have a larger gamut than a printer. See attached screen shot.
The smaller area is for my Epson R2000 with Ilford smooth gloss custom profile. The larger is for my Eizo  monitor which has a gamut that is a little greater than Adobe RGB.
Screen shots show Monitor and Printer; 2nd screen shot shows monitor, Adobe RGB (blue rather faint) and printer
15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Request for bumpered crop option on: May 10, 2020, 09:25:05 AM
Please note I made some edits to my previous post since posting so check the web page.
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