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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 16 Hours Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
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I have a 2 TB Samsung EVO in an enclosure and that will be the landing spot for all photos from the10+ drives and piles of SD cards I have accumulated. That will get me a curated (culled) master library which THEN can be sent to both Flickr and OneDrive. I've been looking at Lightroom discussions about having my photos on OneDrive and it appears that it works fine. Having the catalog on OD in not necessary (for me) since I don't plan on using more than one computer.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 1 Day Ago  
Hi from an old tog in Aus :)
Posted By madison_wi_gal
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Welcome from the US Midwest (Wisconsin)!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
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OK thanks, but I will have robust backups of the database, I expect Adobe will outlive me, and you might be using your own biases as far as folder organization.

Advantage of one gigantic folder (for now) is culling of duplicates. My exiftool method will put an -n suffix on all the duplicates. That makes it very easy to remove them.

Then if I care to, I can put into folders.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
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Actually, the most KISS approach is to import (and store) all images into ONE folder and let LRC collections sort them out. :)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 4 Days Ago  
Saturday night dopeyness
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 8
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When I figured out it wasn't on the lens or on the sensor (same spot on images from 2 different bodies) I even got a wet wipe and went at the monitor for a bit. The area around the pixel is very clean now.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 4 Days Ago  
Saturday night dopeyness
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 8
Views: 407
I just spent a few minutes trying to use the LRC healing tool on what turned out to be a dead pixel on my monitor.

That's pretty much it.

Cheers!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 Days Ago  
My Bumblebee has been re-converted to Full Spectrum! Testing soon!
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Noted, but a 590 vs 720 vs 850 will see "green" differently or not at all. What setting this manually does for me is getting the viewfinder not to be red/blue/darker blue but an approximation of what the final image will be (plus easier to tweak focus manually if needed). Since I am shooting in RAW anyway, I can always use Camera RAW or LRC to do a final custom white balance by using the pick tool to point at [the thing that is "white" in IR].

I got my 850 clip filter today so that is the next test.

And I also have a white card for "real" photography, plus I ordered a small Calibrite.

This is fun! (But getting expensive).
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 Days Ago  
My Bumblebee has been re-converted to Full Spectrum! Testing soon!
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 11
Views: 654
The 10-17 has no hotspots as far as I can tell. Miserable day to test though.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
There were various grades of these things, as I recall. I had a few users who were frugal and cheaped out. I had one Drobo5 that rarely had all drive lights green for more than a few months.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Several of my users bought them with cheap drives, some just died, DR support was not great. I'm a server admin (among other things) so these consumer grade things are fine for home use but not for critical data.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Synology with WD Red drives (7200 rpm rotational) ought to be fine, I have tossed several Drobo skeletons in the trash
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 Days Ago  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Yes,different. All will be combined in one spot, duplicates will have an -n extension, Lightroom will copy only one copy to final destination, and the rest I can cull.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-10-2022, 01:09 PM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Well, OK. I tried one folder that I had a duplicate of itself in there, each had 60 photos. LRC imported 60, not 120.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-10-2022, 09:42 AM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
OK, so I have a workflow for consolidating my 10+ USB drives plus piles SD cards with images going back 10 years.

Plan is to copy all files to one spot (whether NAS or huge USB irrelevant here) and rename them to camera model-creation date. They can all go in one folder per source. Duplicates will get a -n appendation.

I got this to work for one test folder I tried:

exiftool -o /path to final folder/ '-filename<${model;} ${datetimeoriginal}' -d "%y%m%d.%H%M%S%%-c.%%e" -r .

So I can do the following:

On final large drive that will be home to curated images

1 - make new folder with descriptive name of source (USB 1, etc.)
2 - attach one of the many USB drives I have with images on them
3 - in terminal, traverse to that folder
4 - run the command above

repeat as needed with new destination ( -o) folder names (USB 1 , USB 2, SD Card 1. etc.)

Then - let Lightroom deal with the imports. I saw this morning that it will not import duplicates.

#5 Could be I have lightroom *move* all into one master folder. I really don't care if I have 40000 images in one folder, I also don't think in terms of dates so having subfolders by year/month/day is not how my brain works. LRC can make collections based on EXIF which is all I really want.
Forum: Sold Items 08-09-2022, 04:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Stormtrooper Pentax K-01 with matching white kit lens
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 5
Views: 486
PM sent.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2022, 07:30 AM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Sounds like me, but I have 10+ USB externals (with lots of duplication) that I need to consolidate and curate. I've watched quite a few Lightroom specific YT vids and I think I know what I want to do - make master folder on the ginormous drive (whichever that may turn out to be) and then make folders for the 4 camera bodies.

The trick (and why I need a ginormous drive) is curating the duplicates. I suspect I'll use exiftool to rename the files with sortable tags. names.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2022, 05:49 AM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
This is not for permanent/archival storage but a working location for curating aggregated image files. SSD technology will be fine. The original drives aren't going anywhere.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-08-2022, 05:47 PM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Good point, I'll sort that once I get these organized.

---------- Post added 08-08-22 at 19:49 ----------




NAS or gigantic external that gets put away when not in use.

I already do categorize by camera.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-08-2022, 05:09 PM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
I suspect this will cause some (hopefully mild) heated discussion, but I have several hard drives and a lot of SD cards and I want to consolidate ~everything to one spot and use Lightroom Classic to manage and tag and whatnot. I have newest LRC and can keep up on the subscription.

The LRC catalog will be on the laptop hard drive and backed up.

The images will be on some (as yet undetermined size) SSD based external drive.

And yes, I am IT, so I know I need to back up the external drive as well.

What works for you?

I am a hobbyist and do this for fun, so a catastrophic drive failure will suck but I will still be able to feed my family so we need not go nuts on the cost of this setup.

Thanks!!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-07-2022, 07:52 PM  
My Bumblebee has been re-converted to Full Spectrum! Testing soon!
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Well, a small victory for me and now ALL of my IR issues have been explained.

I dragged the K-01 manual out and learned how to do custom WB. No, I had never done it before, I know, tsk tsk.

Lots of advice given on internet about don't bother if shooting in RAW, especially for IR etc. but decided it was not going to hurt anything so why not.

I have a teeny gray card and as much white paper as anyone needs, so I went outside (a bit cloudy here today) and did the following experiment (all RAW at 0.0 EV, ISO 100 and f /5.0 on my 18-55 DAL, aperture priority)

With 590 clip filter:

WB on white paper and shoot my garden
WB on gray card and shoot my garden

Without 590 but with 720 Hoya on lens:

WB on white paper and shoot my garden
WB on gray card and shoot my garden

With 590 clip plus 720 Hoya:

WB on white paper and shoot my garden
WB on gray card and shoot my garden

I learned the following:

1 - WB on white paper and on gray card ~ identical as far as my brain can determine. I'm not sure it makes any difference for 590 vs 720. I know grass is neutral at 720 but so is a gray card. Easy to carry a small gray card around.
2 - Stacking Hoya in front of 590 clip is same as no clip - I knew the 590 would not interfere but it seems not to have any effect at all.
3 - Setting WB changes how I see in Live View. I see close to what final is, not a bunch of red or dark blue or whatever. OK, stop snickering, I really DID NOT make the connection. I just thought it was how IR worked.
4 - I still need to do some PP but there is not a huge jump.

I'm not a dumb person but I have been slow to pick this up - but now that I have (I think...) now it all makes sense! Whoosh!

I ordered an STC 850 clip filter, since i like the concept, I already have Hoya R72 in 52mm and 55m so why spend even more.

And now, I need to give the Bumblebee a rest and start using the K-3 III (and I guess I'll need to learn the controls... :D )

Cheers!
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-07-2022, 06:48 AM  
K-3 iii status screen question
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Yep. Sigh. And here I was, happy that I was able to "help" someone. :o
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-06-2022, 07:57 PM  
K-3 iii status screen question
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Ah yes, door was open, I forgot that detail. I had just unloaded contents. My dumb answer has now been edited.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-06-2022, 06:53 PM  
K-3 iii status screen question
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 13
Views: 563
It kept me from having normal blood pressure for a bit.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-06-2022, 05:58 PM  
K-3 iii status screen question
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 13
Views: 563
You'll hear it power on, but the LCD on top PLUS the back will be dead to the world.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-06-2022, 05:48 PM  
K-3 iii status screen question
Posted By madison_wi_gal
Replies: 13
Views: 563
It also does this if you forget to put a SD card in slot 1 close the card slot door. Found out hard way, almost cried.
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