Monday, February 2, 2009

Photos Displayed Here - As shot

I kinda quit mentioning this a while ago because it was true on almost every picture I'm sharing here. They are as shot unless previously mentioned. Why would someone, in the digital age, do such a crazy thing? Because my computer SUCKED!


I gave up editing my photo a couple of years ago. I'm a professional IT guy. I work on computers all day. The computer I used for editing photo was named PC03. The 03 was in memory of the year I built it (January to be exact - Happy Birthday). Photoshop Elements no long runs in a timely fashion. A few minutes to start, a couple of minutes waiting for it to scroll and even longer to open the RAW images I shoot. I'm 39 years old and have no patience.

While I think the discipline I've learned shooting camera ready photos helps to make you a better photographer, I know there is so much more in my archives that just need a nudge. Even some of the pictures here are just a tweak away from even more.

So why am I ranting on a photoblog? Because this weekend, my wife gave the OK on the capital investment in a new puter! So why not just wait until I get the things and the yell, "Surprise!"? I really want a Mac and Lightroom. All the cool kids have'em. I have no idea what to get.

This blog attracts millions several readers every day and I know there a several of you that subscribe in a reader...I'm askin...what do I get? What are the extras I need? How do I get to keep using Quicken? Um...help!!!

8 comments:

Weaselmomma said...

Wish I could help. This is way above my pay grade.

nonna said...

i can't give advice..just tell you what i have. a pc with xp and photoshop cs3 (which i had to ehhhmm aquire for a class to grad last year)

i think i would love a mac and goodies to go with it. all pros use macs for digital whatevers...

Memphis MOJO said...

i have no idea what you need, but I'm sure we're going to enjoy it, and you're going also.

nonna said...

ditto for my photos displayed here - all unadulterated unless mentioned. i think.

Autumn said...

I won't be very much help either I'm afraid. My computer tends to freeze up with all of the photo's I have on it now and photoshop elements really slows it down. It drives me insane.

Mr Lady said...

I'm a PC, dude. I'm not happy about it.

PG said...

don't know thing one about macs. but thanks for stimulating the economy!

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Elements (I think 7 is out now) is very nice and gives you almost all of what you would ever need as far as PhotoShop tools. It even has a great version of Bridge that lets you organize and tag your photos. The best part is you can trial it for free.

All digital photos whether its taken with a Point and Shoot or DSLR benefit from a little tweaking.

I use the freebie Picasa for my routine edits. (Quick and Dirty). Version three even has a touch up tool (Healing Brush). Limited for sure but great for getting rid of trouble spots without much fuss.

Nice Blog BTW.