Windows 10 October 2018 Update started to roll out last week, but some users immediately reported that their documents were being deleted. There have been multiple complaints that the latest update has deleted documents, and this includes pictures, music, and videos among other things.
If you still run an older version of Windows or MacOS and use Adobe CC programs, we have some bad news. Adobe has announced that the next major Creative Cloud update will no longer support older versions of operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8 and even some versions of Windows 10.
I’ve been mounting “non-standard” lenses on my cameras for years. Ever since I discovered that I could put M42 lenses on Nikon and Canon bodies I was hooked. Many older lenses offer a look and feeling that you simply can’t get with more modern “perfect” glass.
But deciphering photographs on the computer by searching through EXIF isn’t easy, because such lenses don’t communicate with the camera, so don’t store that lens information. This new cross-platform app, NameThatLens by Georg Fiedler wants to help solve that problem by allowing you to inject custom lens metadata into your images through a nice cross-platform graphical interface.
DJI has announced that they’re partnering up with Microsoft to announce new developer tools for Windows. The tools are designed to enable real-time AI and machine learning for drones. This, DJI says, will help businesses “harness the power of commercial drone technology and edge cloud computing”. It all sounds very cool, but I’m having some pretty serious Terminator 3 flashbacks.
The article contains information that may speed up Lightroom by spreading disk reading load across multiple drives. It achieves this by utilising symbolic links within windows. This simple approach does not require any advanced knowledge of windows, Lightroom, or involve RAID or other such technologies.
So one day I was running out of space on my f: drive, something that happens a lot as it is a small SSD and I have a bunch of photos.
High Efficiency Image File Format (or “HEIF”, for short) is Apple’s new format for storing stills on your phone. With the goal of replacing JPG as the new image standard, it claims to save up to 50% of storage space for your photos. Until now, though, the only way you’ve been able to view them or really do anything with them is using an iOS 11 device or a mac.
That’s starting to change, though, with the release of Zoner Photo Studio X, which brings HEIF compatibility to Windows. It’s still labelled as “experimental”, and there are some specific software requirements, so it’s not available to everybody. But, it’s a start.
Bliss is the most viewed image in the world. It was the default desktop wallpaper that came supplied with Windows XP. Shot by photographer Charles “Chuck” O’Rear, it was created on the way to visit his girlfriend. That was 21 years ago. Now, Chuck is at it again creating some more desktop wallpaper. This time for a different platform and company.
Commissioned by the airline Lufthansa, Chuck was tasked with shooting “the next generation of wallpapers”. Titled New Angles of America, the images from this project ones are aimed to fit the screen we look at most often today. Our mobile phones.
Aside from the regular Apple Macbook Pro updates, we don’t really cover computers all that much on here. Occasionally, though, something pretty exceptional comes along for those interested in photography or video. Something like the Microsoft Surface Studio (or the Dell clone), for example. Now, though, HP have revealed a truly insane powerhouse of a PC.
Housing dual Xeon CPUs with 56 processing cores, Hewlett Packard’s new Z8 workstation takes up to 3TB of RAM (I know!) and 48TB of storage space. While a fully decked Z8 might be out of the price range of most creatives, the base price isn’t actually that bad, at a mere $2,439. For comparison, the 6 core Apple Mac Pro with 16GB RAM starts at $2,999.
I must admit I was a bit sad yesterday when Microsoft announced the end of Paint. And as it turned out, I wasn’t the only one. The reactions from nostalgic folks all over the world were so intense, that Microsoft decided to bring it back. Sort of.
MS Paint will have no future updates, as it was planned. However, after the huge outpouring of nostalgia from the users, the developers decided to leave it in life. It will only be moved to the Windows Store, where the users will be able to download it for free.
A part of my childhood just died. Microsoft Paint was never the pinnacle of photo editing software. But there was a time when it was the most popular image application out there (because it’s all that most of us had access to). It’s the first form of painting or editing application many of us experienced when we first acquire a Windows PC. It certainly was for me.
This venerable application, though, is facing its end. The next Windows 10 Fall Creators Update sends Microsoft Paint into the “deprecated” category. While it doesn’t yet share the same “Removed” category as other long standing applications such as Outlook Express, it does mean no more updates.