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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 49 Minutes Ago  
Request for exif data from K-1 II and KP
Posted By PDL
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Do all of you have me on your ignore list? Didn't I write this in message #26?

By the way, the (-k) in the name is unnecessary, if you use ExifToolGUI the (-k) will not work. (Yeah - I know all too well the Issues with ExifToolGUI but it does work if you just do the minimum of looking into.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Request for exif data from K-1 II and KP
Posted By PDL
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Sorry, I have to jump in here.

ExifTool acts the same on Mac (don't know if M1 based devices will work), Linux and Windows. It is at its core a command line tool that runs the same on all the mentioned platforms.

Open a Terminal (Mac/Linux) or CMD (or Windows Terminal - please just look it up, it is in the store) windows.

To extract information from a file use the following:

ExifTool -G image-file-name

You will get the Exif information on the screen. The next step is to pipe it to a text file and on Windows
ExifTool -G image-file-name > textfile.txt

Yes, it is that simple. The -G switch will provide information on WHERE the Exif tags come from. ExifTool switches are case sensitive so if you want to know what those switches are/mean type in the following (on Windows) ExifTool | more
Yes, that is a vertical bar, your mileage will vary on Mac/Linux. Also in Mac/Linux the NAME of the program ExifTool or Exiftool or exiftool is case sensitive, you have been warned.
Forum: General Talk 03-29-2021, 04:01 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By PDL
Replies: 8,261
Views: 611,930
Mostly in B Flat
Album: Sound Barrier - Disc 2 - Music of New Zealand
Artists: Mar Menzies (violin) Dan Poynton (piano)
Composer: Mark Langford
Forum: General Talk 03-13-2021, 01:09 PM  
USPS issues?
Posted By PDL
Replies: 225
Views: 11,053
Update on message USPS issues? - Page 8 - PentaxForums.com

The last package sent via USPS finally showed up on 2021/03/12. So it took 95 days to deliver the package.

Full disclosure: I did put the incorrect ZIP code for Austin, TX. That means that it took 90 plus days for some human to read the text Austin, TX and get the package delivered.

To add to this mess, normally it takes two to three days to deliver my medication from the HMO's Pharmacy. In Dec. it took nearly 8 days and the meds were passed back and forth between 6 post offices in order to get them delivered. It started out as a call to the Pharmacy to check on the order (4 days after the order) when I was going to run out the following day. The Pharmacy said "we are out and do not know when the next shipment will be in". I emailed my physicians to ask what the effects were going to be if I cold turkey stopped taking these meds that I have been taking daily for 20+ years. They assured me that given my current condition - no side effects should be noticed. The Pharmacy emailed me that the meds had shipped just before the EOB on the day I called them and they said they were "out". Then the mail ping-pong started. Since then, the Pharmacy has had all of my orders shipped the day I made the request and the USPS has taken two days (on average) to get them to me.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-02-2021, 09:12 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
The API for Google Maps is does not run differently on a VM than a bare metal installation. Once Google changed the API, all instances of using maps with the now outdated API still fail. Setting the date to 2015 will not change anything. Remember, LR v6.14 works as advertised except for the Map Module. No need for a VM and a older than OS version. I run LR v6.14 on two x64 Windows boxes, a 2008 Toshiba laptop and a 2014 era desktop. It works just fine - except for the Map Module. It even works with my K-3II, so PEF's and DNG's work, I use it for building panorama and creating JPEG's to share with family and friends while on vacations. (Something I will not be doing for most likely several more years - then I will be too old to care)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-02-2021, 04:18 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Yes, 1995 Eagle Talon TSI. Crank walk, failed just after the std warrantee ran out.

The dealership offered to cut the price on a Oldsmobile (joint Oldsmobile/Eagle dealership) but who would want to go from a Talon TSI to a grandpa's car? I had to pay for a short block as I did not purchase the extended warrantee (stupid thing to have not done).

The water pump failed a year or so later, but that was easily fixed. I kept the car until 2008 and it had over 170K miles on it. Just before Montana set speed limits I ran it on the Interstate at 115mph for a few miles. The wife and son were a little worried (the front end started to get a "little light") so I slowed down to 90mph for the duration of the trip.

I tend to drive my cars into the ground, every one that I owned left me with over 150K miles on it after 5-14 years of ownership. I am running a 2008 Subaru now, but it only has 60K on it. I don't drive 30 miles a day to and from work any more.

So what is your point again?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-02-2021, 01:57 AM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Adobe never said that a perpetual license would end after two years. Before the subscription, your version of LR would last a year (the time between major releases). Once the version went from version x to x+1 support for adding features and fixing bugs stopped on version x. That's how software works. Adobe did it (pre-subscription), Phase One does it (just ask Class A he can go on for pages) and I imaging Affinity, RT, Darktable and GIMP do it too. Just go and ask any of them to patch a version of their software that is multiple revs out of production. Google does it with Android, Apple does it with MacOS, iOS and Microsoft does it with Windows. Although the lifetime of EOL announcements for OS's tend to last longer than the next major release.

Your logic is the one that is distorted, Adobe LR v6.14's Map Module is based on Google's API. Google changed the API after Adobe stated that LR v6.14 was EOL.

I have LR v6.14 loaded on two devices, the only module that does not work is the Map Module because of Google. I prefer Capture One for post processing and I pay for it every year. I do not use last years version so no, your false logic argument does not apply. My camera does not have the solenoid issue, yet. I have sent my 18-50 SMD back to get fixed, but it was under warrantee - no problem there. It is well discussed here that Ricoh/Pentax will not/can not fix old lenses or bodies. I would imagine that Fuji would not fix my Fujica AZ-1 that I bought in the late 70's - does that make Fuji bad? Just after I updated LR to v6.14, Adobe added the dehaze feature, but not in v6.14. LR had gone to v7.0 and LR v6.x was not longer supported - so it goes.

Failure of the Map Module in LR is "fixable" by using Adobe's subscription and getting the current version - along with ongoing support and new features as long as you pay. Once you stop paying, the Map Module, Develop Module will stop working - by design.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-31-2021, 06:38 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Precisely my point. Once the software is no longer under support, if parts break (either like the Google part of the maps module or some really bad security issue) you are on your own.

It is important to remember, that LR v6 standalone came out in 2015 with version 6.14 coming out in 2017 (if the details from my install are to be believed). Support for perpetual license LR 6.14 ended in 2018. The map module stopped working in 2018 - which was AFTER Adobe's end of support date. Google changed its map API in 2018 and broke many, many sites to this day. The Map Module failure was not Adobe's issue, it was Google's.

For those saying that Adobe is somehow supposed to support old software releases long after their EOL - then maybe they should tell us how well Apple, Google and Microsoft are doing with support of EOLed OS versions. Heck, it is even pretty hard to even get a current version of 32bit Linux these days.

Software ages, support ends, third party add-ons break - life goes on. I have not tried it, but I bet that the LR generated Flash web interface is pretty much toast too.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-30-2021, 09:55 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
It depends on the version of Access you loaded. I just opened my 2010 Office Pro version (x64bit) and it works just fine like it has for the last 11 years. I bought the CD's for Office (yes - plural for different devices) during the 32bit years. When I went to x64 I found the x64 installer on the 2010 CD, worked like a charm.

I do have a few really old db's that I have opened once in a while. The default db format is 2007 so there is that, maybe if I tried to open up a post 2010 version it too would fail.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-30-2021, 02:19 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
So.... Adobe is at fault for Google's change?

When the maps module failed, Lightroom v6.14 was no longer supported by Adobe as the version had moved on to 7.0 something. When Adobe changed versions they no longer supported the previous versions i.e. you were on your own if you kept using the previous versions. Things like ACR updates ended for previous versions when new releases came out and as new cameras entered the market you did not get those "updates" along with missing "new features". (issues like dehaze come to mind, which was not available for LR v6.14 "licenses").

The Map Module behavior failed long after LR 6.14 was no longer supported by Adobe. Google changed the API to maps to monetize the functionality. I have explicit links to other applications that have experienced the same thing. Adobe is not the problem with this particular issue, it is Google since Adobe's agreement was to support current versions functionality, now that LR v6.14 is no longer supported, they just don't care. If you have an issue with Adobe not caring then be explicit about that but do not expect anyone to be bent about Adobe when it was Google who changed the rules to access "their" function.

To address your analogy. Back in the seventies (when my house was built) the water pipes from the street to the house were made of plastic which over time slowly deteriorated. When I had to replace the waterline, almost 40 years later, you are suggesting that I should hold the builder (three owners ago) culpable? No, I don't think so. LR was updated by version almost every year, when the "latest" version came out, development and support for the earlier version ended - even for the third party licensors. Which is why my copy of LR v4.4 v3.3 running will not work with my K-3II Pentax PEF's, so is that Pentax's problem?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-29-2021, 02:05 AM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
I have been using both CO since 2012 and I was on the LR beta for v1.0. I did not "migrate" my images from LR to CO, I ran them in parallel for several years.

I have my old laptop with LR (not enough screen real estate for CO) that I use on my vacations to share images with family and friends. Once home, I reload the images into CO where it is the only thing I use these days. Loading LR catalogues into CO came on way to late for it to be anything but a waste of efffor.

---------- Post added 01-29-21 at 01:06 AM ----------


I use CO for the majority of my use and I use Affinity primarily for panoramas and such. I am not all that interested in using pixel based editors.

Back to the subject of this thread I talked about Google Maps failing off and on since 2006.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-28-2021, 06:06 PM  
Last Lightroom Version with Permanent License Becomes Less Useful
Posted By PDL
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
The maps function in LR 6.14 failed in 2018 as shown by the link How to Re-enable Google Maps View in Lightroom Classic 6.14 .
Somewhere in this forum I told everyone about it, in 2018 when my vacation images were not updatable as they were in 2017. The cause was Google changing their Map API in order to monetize Google maps. ExiftoolGUI and GeoSetter map functions failed for the same reason. On the GeoSetter website, there is a short discussion about Google charging fees for a Map API go here:
A Minor Update after a Long Time - GeoSetter

Complaining about Adobe when it is Google who caused the issue is like beating a dead horse especially when some of us reported these "issues" two (2) years ago. The failure of LR v6.14 to get additional tools like "dehaze" and then the failure of the Map Module lead me to going to Capture One exclusively. I know that you don't like CO now so you are going to have to find something - or a combination of other tools - to meet your criteria.

Since I rarely use LR anymore, the loss of things like face recognition and virtual copies does not mean anything to me.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-25-2020, 09:46 PM  
They said it...
Posted By PDL
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Actually, his (the editor) main complaint was/is that Pentax "only" builds DSLR's.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-25-2020, 12:16 AM  
They said it...
Posted By PDL
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
The reviewer of the Pentax K-1 is a member of this forum.

Let's not go full DPR on him OK?

I subscribe to this site and sometimes they are a real piece of work. The chief editor has become more opinionated over the years. His choice for for "beginners" is a film Leica. Last year he said that the site will no longer review DSLR's and has explicitly called out Pentax for being behind the times. Most of the images of cameras are wet (taken in the rain - it's a fetish). Lately the site has gone out of its way to downplay post processing and articles over the last week were on people who "do not use photoshop".

I follow the site because I doomscroll as a matter of course.
Forum: General Talk 12-23-2020, 06:00 PM  
USPS issues?
Posted By PDL
Replies: 225
Views: 11,053
My story this year is issues with WhiteWall. I love the company and its products, but I ordered three copies of a picture shipped to three different addresses. The upload/order on 2020/12/07 shipped on 2020/12/09. Shipped via USPS - nothing yet anywhere. I bought them under the idea that they would be delivered "before Christmas" so they have until tomorrow.

I understand that the USPS is having issues, exemplified by my order for medication. Ordered on a Wednesday and it normally takes three days max, the pharmacy did not contact me about the following. I contacted the pharmacy on Monday (I had run out of my "normal" dose on the previous Saturday) and they said no stock on hand and were waiting for a shipment. Later on that Monday I received a email from the pharmacy stating that my order had been shipped. After emailing my physician about the effect of cold turkey quitting a medication I have been taking daily for nearly 25 years he said that my condition is under control and that I should not see any side effects. Well on FRIDAY the meds showed up along with additional medication ordered on Tuesday. When I looked at the USPS shipping tracking - the package had gone from the pharmacy to nearly every suburb of Seattle on the East side of Lake Washington - some of them twice. Sometimes the Kimchee hits the fan. (Just in case you are wondering I love Kimchee)

I also sent out calendars, again. Some of them hit their spots in three days. The last one, that I can confirm, hit it target today. We watched in spin around between cities in the Midwest for almost a week. I need to check with my sister an niece to make sure that they have their copies.
EDIT: Texts and emails have verified that all calendars have arrived and everyone is doing OK out there.

Gees, you almost think I was sending ballots around (I know, politics is not kosher here, but the USPS has been slowed down specifically to deter such things).

---------- Post added 12-23-20 at 05:04 PM ----------



Well, at least I don't show my mistakes here. I would burn through any quota pretty quick. :fedup: However, if I were showing you my completed project(s) I am genetically compelled to mansplain every last possible mistake with gestures and foul language (as appropriate) :confused:
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-17-2020, 04:45 PM  
Capture One
Posted By PDL
Replies: 23
Views: 4,823
Please read the person I quoted with reference to pixel shift, his comment was about the K-1 not the 645z.The 645z does not have pixel shift.

I have been asking for the last two years about support for 645z DNG files. No one has answered so nothing has been gained.

This particular thread was about C1 v12. C1 v20 has the internal number version 13. C1 v21 has the internal number version 14.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-16-2020, 06:57 PM  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By PDL
Replies: 1,603
Views: 106,083
That's my "pocket" knife. :o
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-16-2020, 06:42 PM  
Capture One
Posted By PDL
Replies: 23
Views: 4,823
Capture One does not work on images from any brand that use pixel shift.

---------- Post added 12-16-20 at 05:47 PM ----------


Perhaps you should stay up to date. This thread was nearly two years old, most of the comments have been surpassed by:
Capture One 21 - PentaxForums.com
Forum: General Photography 12-14-2020, 06:47 PM  
We've all seen it, we all knew it happens.
Posted By PDL
Replies: 61
Views: 3,305
There was a women who was shipped out of Yellowstone after getting "too close" to a bison. She was shipped out by chopper to the hospital in Idaho (closest one).

No Federal charges were brought against her - Law violations within the boundaries of National Parks are Federal crimes, let that sink in - she had to pay for the chopper. Now days, with the budgets of National Parks being at lower levels then they were and the pandemic, there aren't as many Rangers as there were and getting help can be delayed.

Here in the PNW, the states are having huge issues with people "abusing" state parks. Budgets are cut and personnel are the first to be laid off resulting in trash, feces (human and "pets"), broken fences, broken tables etc. being left behind by the "privileged".
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-09-2020, 09:54 PM  
Capture One 21
Posted By PDL
Replies: 38
Views: 2,129
Open CO. Under help/about - click check for updates.
Go from there.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-09-2020, 05:13 PM  
Capture One 21
Posted By PDL
Replies: 38
Views: 2,129
Please read comment #21.

My comment was about B&H's discounted price for v20. That price was for v20 Pro (Not the Sony, Nikon or Fuji subsets). A license for v20 Pro purchased a few weeks before the v21 release gets a free upgrade, perpetual or subscription.

I know Class A has v20 and was/is reluctant to upgrade to v21. Dehaze is one of the "new" features in v21, I suggested that there are "behind the scenes" enhancements to v21 that make the upgrade a viable solution.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-08-2020, 10:31 PM  
Capture One 21
Posted By PDL
Replies: 38
Views: 2,129
The question I answered was about the initial price - not an upgrade.
Forum: Visitors' Center 12-08-2020, 10:25 PM  
memory cards
Posted By PDL
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Not any more:
"exFAT (Extensible File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006 and optimized for flash memory such as USB flash drives and SD cards. exFAT was proprietary until 28 August 2019, when Microsoft published its specification. Microsoft owns patents on several elements of its design."
exFAT - Wikipedia
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-07-2020, 06:14 PM  
Capture One 21
Posted By PDL
Replies: 38
Views: 2,129
There are pretty impressive enhancements to the speed behind the scenes. Catalogues load faster, keywords do not hang as long when moving them around etc. If the list of new "toys" is not long enough for you to knowingly upgrade to a better product, then you have other issues.

Buy the way, my suggestion was about price only for someone to get into Capture One. There will be variations in price as we go down the road.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-04-2020, 05:51 PM  
Printing your work - do you own a printer or do you send to a lab?
Posted By PDL
Replies: 78
Views: 5,180
Do you have a color managed workflow and use the icc profiles provided by Costco?
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