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 91 
 on: April 27, 2021, 12:29:45 PM 
Started by njtrout - Last post by njtrout
My mistake.  I was entering my userid and password. I should have been entering Qimage and the password.....duh.


   

 92 
 on: April 27, 2021, 07:45:09 AM 
Started by billj - Last post by Fred A
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Is there a template or other document that I can go to to see what the various line entries in *.flt files are controlling? Is the format different for the pre-defined filters and the .flt files generated in the file directory with the image(s)? They seem to be slightly different. Can an .flt file generated for an image be used as a global filter?
This is easy but many faceted.
1) Just hover the mouse pointer over the thumb file name as long as it is red or purple, and you will see the filters in use.
1a) You can also right click the thumbnail and select Remove Filters and you can then selectively choose to remove all or one.

The Predefined filters are essentially the same except that some simple ones are premade for you, and/or you can make your own, and save it to be used as a  filter you like.
For example, I like to use a FADE OVAL cutout a lot to cover background clutter. In the Editor, I selected my fade oval and using FILE menu, saved it as a predefined filter with a name.
The neat part is that I can right click on any thumbnail image, select PRE DEFINED FILTERs and apply it from there.

2) Global filters:  Tricky.   It will be applied as a single filter as you print, but any other filters you associated  with that image will be ignored.
Use sparingly as the help file advises.
Hope this helps.
Fred

 93 
 on: April 26, 2021, 10:55:57 PM 
Started by billj - Last post by billj
Is there a template or other document that I can go to to see what the various line entries in *.flt files are controlling? Is the format different for the pre-defined filters and the .flt files generated in the file directory with the image(s)? They seem to be slightly different. Can an .flt file generated for an image be used as a global filter?

 94 
 on: April 26, 2021, 04:36:20 PM 
Started by CHoffman - Last post by admin
That's highly dependent on the image itself: if the image doesn't have a particularly high dynamic range, HDR will have little to work with.  When you use ODR, you are effectively taking a low dynamic range image and making it into a high dynamic range which is why HDR has more effect.  The same is true for fill in that the fill affects the dynamic range.

Regards,
Mike

 95 
 on: April 26, 2021, 04:32:15 PM 
Started by njtrout - Last post by admin
The update page is working normally.  Make sure you use the username and password in the update email after you click on the web page link: type those in because some auto-fill functions (browser password auto-fill, RoboForm, etc.) may interfere.  Also make sure your email program has not modified the link: the link should end with "2021.105" or "2021.105p".  If there are extra characters after that, your email program might have butchered the link.

Regards,
Mike

 96 
 on: April 26, 2021, 04:00:51 PM 
Started by CHoffman - Last post by Terry-M
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

 97 
 on: April 26, 2021, 03:51:16 PM 
Started by njtrout - Last post by njtrout
I am trying to download the latest update.  I can log in to the website with my password, but when I try to use the same password to download the updates it will not let me authenticate.

Is there and issue with the update authorization process?


Regards,
Andy Hayter

 98 
 on: April 26, 2021, 01:59:10 PM 
Started by CHoffman - Last post by admin
Thanks for the detective work!  Smiley  I'll have to run some scenarios and see.  Sounds like a bug to me.

Mike

 99 
 on: April 25, 2021, 11:08:54 PM 
Started by CHoffman - Last post by CHoffman
Getting closer to the bottom of this. Everything was working correctly until I went into preferences and put my RAW processing choices back to where I like them. Then the problem showed right back up. I'll investigate a bit further and determine which setting is culprit.

edit- I've been wrong before (just ask my wife!) but it appears that auto fill light must be turned on in RAW processing for fill to be saved in RAW refine and for HDR to work correctly. Is it a feature or a bug?  Grin

 100 
 on: April 25, 2021, 06:03:06 PM 
Started by CHoffman - Last post by CHoffman
The root of the problem is that the fill setting is never being saved. I've disabled pretty much everything on startup and the only virus program is Windows Defender. I've installed the latest version, also tried installation and launch as administrator. The rest of the raw refinements do seem to be saved. If it's a clue, the fill setting is never reflected in the thumbnail appearance. All suggestions gratefully accepted!

edit- if I hold shift while starting, everything works as it should, and continues to work correctly on subsequent launching, even if I don't hold shift. Perhaps I'm too old to be using computers?

Thanks,
Conrad

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