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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-20-2016, 05:31 AM  
Searching for a free DNG to JPG batch solution
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 16
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Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I'm certainly going to give LR another try to do this for me.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-19-2016, 02:46 PM  
Searching for a free DNG to JPG batch solution
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Yes, I know what Lightroom can do, or at least think I do. Perhaps I should have just replied in the able-mentioned "lazy" thread; I just want something that's a bit quicker than LR and maybe could send right into a container or web portal that could be shared with others. Feel free to tell me I'm missing the obvious here, I just haven't found it LR thus far. :confused:
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-19-2016, 11:30 AM  
Searching for a free DNG to JPG batch solution
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
I probably should have mentioned I use a Mac and for local software would prefer to stick with that. As far as shooting RAW+ or using the second slot for JPG backup, there are a few reasons why I don't. I used to do most of my shooting while dog-walking which normally required multiple shots due to his pulling randomly on the leash, so I filled up the cards quickly :fedup::lol:. Now that he's gone, I haven't been using my K3 much at all, but I've got a boat-load of processing to catch up on. It's also hard to teach this old dog new tricks; I'm not sure I'm ready to develop a new workflow involving a second JPG-only card and frankly don't see the need to fill up hard drive space with duplicate JPG's. I use Lightroom as my repository and would like to review folders to find individual files to share.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-19-2016, 10:17 AM  
Searching for a free DNG to JPG batch solution
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
I know there are many free converters out there but what I would prefer is a simple & quick method to convert my K3 DNG files to a decent quality JPG. My goal is to be able to share online with family or friends in a way that doesn't require the recipient to jump through a bunch of hoops. My search so far has turned up albumizer.com, mentioned today here in this thread https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/173-general-photography/321293-effort-lazy.html and https://raw.pics.io/convert-dng-to-jpeg which I found by googling. I'd like to get some feedback from the membership on these or other solutions.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-25-2015, 08:06 AM  
PF Black Friday Special - Unlimited Attachments, PM Attachments, and Pentax eBook!
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 55
Views: 6,066
My renewal is almost due, so this becomes a no-brainer. I haven't been as active here as I'd like - my four-legged assistant recently passed away and I just don't get out with my K-5 as much as in the past. Yet, this site deserves support and I will do so in his memory.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-11-2015, 07:17 AM  
The big auction site...internationally
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 24
Views: 1,653
I've only taken the gamble a few times, but was very pleased. see this post https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/298381-i-ma...der-again.html

As others have said, it's easier to embark on this journey when there's a bargain to be had or the potential loss is not back (actually, wallet) breaking.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-11-2015, 07:09 AM  
Do I need my DA 18-135mm m lens?
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
When I first got the 18-135 I tended to only use it in bad weather, which often meant poor lighting. The results were rather blah. But I was glad to have it, as going out for a walk without my camera feels incomplete. What's the point of having a WR camera if you can't enjoy using it in situations where others cannot?

I have since begun to use the 18-135 a bit more, especially when I want to travel light and the results are getting better. I also recently picked up the Tamron 28-75 f2.8. It's a great lens. All I need do is force myself not to miss the extra width and length. ;)
Forum: General Photography 08-26-2015, 08:36 AM  
The Photographer's dilemma
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 44
Views: 2,899
Are you trying to take the air out of your relationship?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Forum: General Photography 08-24-2015, 10:03 AM  
The Photographer's dilemma
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 44
Views: 2,899
Thanks for the reminder Norm. I had forgotten that the remote was not only used for fireworks pix.
Forum: General Photography 08-24-2015, 09:54 AM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
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I think it means Cats are not bothered by all of those "stupid cat videos" cluttering the internet. Chimps might have a different perspective (at least theoretically).
:lol:;):rolleyes:
Forum: General Photography 08-19-2015, 09:37 AM  
Another 6 year old's view on fashion photography
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 8
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While this is true there is a point where the entire sub conscious feeling works against the intended design. I'm amazed when I see products advertised with what I would consider banal or downright negative circumstances. It always makes we wonder whether the advertiser is at all concerned that my feelings might make the association so negative that I would never even consider purchasing the item! I may not be the target audience (something I feel more and more) yet I'm still struck by this lack of forethought.
Forum: General Photography 08-18-2015, 01:50 PM  
Another 6 year old's view on fashion photography
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 8
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Another thought-provoking and cogent post Boris; I couldn't agree more. My wife (the Psychology prof) and I regularly discuss Erich Fromm's "Homo Consumens" theorem as it all to often impacts our society.:(

Jeff
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-16-2015, 03:25 PM  
Philosophical musings on LBA (with humour)
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
His name wasn't Damn List, it was Franz Liszt, well known Hungarian pianist and composer. Perhaps his most famous musical work is Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. But did you know it is not just only one of a pair? You see, he liked No. 1, then followed up with No. 2, and ended up with 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies in all!
It's no wonder our Hunger (for lenses) causes us to wax Rhapsodic.:lol:
Forum: General Photography 08-13-2015, 12:35 PM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
If we are at the end in this discussion it has been fun. I found myself agreeing with everything everyone said ;):lol:, at least at some point in time.
But to bring this back to a PentaxForums perspective, we've already got something like that iSTAR thingy - the Ricoh THETA!
Forum: General Photography 08-12-2015, 10:21 AM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
Indeed.
I'm finding it interesting that we are all having such difficulty pinpointing "photographic objectivity". Perhaps it's because it is virtually(no pun intended) impossible. Do we really think we can objectively capture or document reality given our current zeal to video everything? ...The Truman Show, anyone?... Have we thought of everything necessary to ensure success in that endeavor? Do we even have the resources to accomplish this?

My takeaway from this discussion is to be constantly aware of this juxtaposition BEFORE I snap the shutter. Not entirely possible or feasible, but try I must!
Forum: General Photography 08-12-2015, 10:09 AM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
Well, we do use our cameras as a kind of extension for our eyes. And, as the saying goes "the eyes are windows to the soul". Ergo it is not surprising this discussion would evolve, though I would be reluctant to say "devolve".
Forum: General Photography 08-10-2015, 12:43 PM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
The camera can be pointed ("what you look at"), but it cannot know of our inspiration ("what you see").
Forum: General Photography 08-06-2015, 02:57 PM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
Yes, oh yes. The rating scale would be totally self-regulated, but in an informative way. Sort of like self-help.
Forum: General Photography 08-06-2015, 01:42 PM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
I stand (sit, in reality) corrected and admonished. How about an MPAA-type scale for rating the veracity of pictures? G for Generally just like what I saw, PG for Partly Got it as I saw it, etc.:lol::lol:
Forum: General Photography 08-06-2015, 12:13 PM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514


Absolutely true, as is which lens you choose to shoot the scene with. If i use an ultra wide I'm including elements that might not be in the picture at all with a telephoto lens. And if I use a fisheye the scene is distorted in the picture while I didn't do a thing except chose the lens. Perhaps all photography is art and we need a whole lot more sub categories of art to draw the lines.
Forum: General Photography 08-06-2015, 09:55 AM  
Photomanipulation
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 141
Views: 5,514
Where to begin? It seems to me that the world does not care about how it's reality is reported or documented. Nor do flora or fauna concern themselves with any of that. Only we humans strut and fret ourselves across our self-made stage and worry ourselves to death about how well we did during our time in the spotlight. We have and perhaps will always be handicapped in our abilities to recollect, to report and to judge; indeed it defines us as human. Does this imply a disdain of discussion such as this? Not at all. I am deeply concerned and disturbed by the ways our lives are manipulated - by propaganda, by extreme consumerism (and it's henchman, advertising) and by supposed reportage. It's not so much WHAT we do, but HOW it is portrayed that govern our reactions.

In the exhibit mentioned in the article we see again and again how the blurring of art disguised as fact is most jarring. When perception is based upon deception we all suffer regardless of intent. And yet, we need to temper our scorn, matching it with the degree of deception and, yes, with an examination of original intent.

Years ago, when I was a newlywed, my wife and I moved back to where I grew up. She, however, was from a more rural community and unaccustomed to things like multiple network TV channels and news programs all day long. When I would come home from work I would often find her depressed and saddened from the TV news of the day. She eventually solved the problem by watching the news on a different channel, where sensationalism took a back seat to truer reporting. The lesson learned? All reporting is edited. All tales told are embellished. It is, again, part of being not just a social creature, but one with linguistic abilities.

So, these doctored pictures can only be called Art. We shouldn't let that bring down the entire field of photography; let's just try to categorize these works in their proper context.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-27-2015, 10:12 AM  
Win a Pentax eBook - Giveaway!
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 130
Views: 14,786
It's hard to say what article is "the" most and easy to say that nearly all of my reading here at Pentax Forums is enjoyable and helpful.
Presently I'm going to go with this review Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP Lens Reviews - Tamron Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database that convinced me to bid on and win a lens that has been on my K-3 probably 25 out of the 35 days I've had it. Thanks fellow members!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-21-2015, 01:49 PM  
Somewhat of an eye-opener!
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
It's posts like this that make me realize I really do need a lens cabinet. :o
But it's often the case that I plan on 2 or 3 lenses for my trek, and come home with them still safely tucked away in the pack.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-26-2015, 04:29 PM  
I may never order again
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 18
Views: 2,288
I have nothing but praise for japan style_camera. Pentax items are here: items in store on eBay!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-25-2015, 06:19 PM  
I may never order again
Posted By jamarley
Replies: 18
Views: 2,288
In this instance, the shipping from this seller was free and I was not charged anything extra whatsoever.
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