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2022-01-24 MUGOO iMeeting

Started by AdminMan, December 13, 2021, 09:24:24 PM

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AdminMan

We are still unable able to have an in-person meeting at the library, so the following Zoom details apply.

Date: 2022-01-24 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: A Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Although Zoom works in many browsers we STRONGLY recommend using the dedicated app on your device with the largest screen for the best experience.
You do NOT need a Zoom account to join a meeting!
If you need instructions, go here: https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/UsingZOOM

Agenda:

0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on                                                   7:20 - 7:30

1 - ON1 Photo Editing                      with Ross Slade                             7:30 - 8:50

2 - Q & A / Fixit Forum                                                                        ~ 10 minutws

3 - Presidential Sign Off                   with Wally Kuzmicz                         0.3 minutes


Unfortunately, no after meeting wings or desserts at the Royal Oak, but feel free to prepare your own snacks and share them with us on screen!

Zoom meeting details:   <---  will only work for this meeting! Join any time after 7:20, meeting starts precisely at 7:30!!
Meeting ID: expired
Meeting pass code: expired


Did you miss a meeting?
Sign up for emailed meeting notices! https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/MeetingReminders

Don't forget the Ottawa Public Library!
Even though we are unable to meet in person at the library, the OPL still offers a wealth of services you can access online. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en

DavidR

#1
1 - ON1 Photo Editing                      with Ross Slade
Ross gave a comprehensive overview of ON1 Photo Raw, the "ultimate photo editor."  Since he was still in the Bahamas using a dodgy 600 Mbps line, Neil hosted the presentation deck here while Ross was able to control the cursor and advancement of slides ... slick.

ON1 has both a browsing/sorting persona and an editing persona, with all changes being performed in a non-destructive manner.  It is perhaps most similar to Adobe Lightroom.  While there are subscription options available, unlike Lightroom you can choose to purchase the program outright.  There's no need to be tied to an annual subscription.  The program is available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, PC and tablet.

Ross is using a Mac Mini with 2TB drive. He keeps his main drive about ¾ full with working images and stores his completed images on remote drives, which is not so easy to do with Lightroom.  The program can also access images on his iPhone and iPad.

You can view the presentation deck at https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2022-01-24_ON1.pdf (15 MB)

He mentioned many features, too numerous to enumerate here.  Some examples:
Browser
-   Full program for cataloguing and browsing your photos
-   Metadata can be embedded from the camera itself or added by you
-   Smart organizer
-   Comprehensive search capability
-   Mobile phone and higher end mirrorless camera images are geotagged

Editor
-   Double view allows you to compare two similar photos side by side, to select the better one
-   Layers can be blended without destroying the image underneath
-   HDR capability to get a wider range of exposure
-   Focus stacking to get a wider range of focus
-   Powerful masking capability and the ability to make good selections
-   Text tool is ok but not stellar
-   Subtle more flattering enhancements in portrait mode, with adjustable opacity
-   Liquify allows you to "push" things around on the image or make people "appear thinner"
-   Presets come with the program and are provided every month
-   You can alter any one and save as your own preset and share with other users
-   There are different black and white presets based on different film types
-   You can click on history to get a record of the changes that you have made to an image
-   You can click on snapshot to save all the changes to that point that can then be reapplied to the original image
-   Artificial intelligence makes a good starting point for tone and colour, white balance, noise removal and sharpening
-   NoNoise AI has an amazing ability to reduce the noise in an image, which can then be fine tuned by yourself
-   Weather filter can really add realistic weather attributes that are otherwise really hard to capture with a camera
-   Sky replacement has become a big thing.  ON1 gives you presets or you can use your own.  You can flip left to right, add clouds, incorporate reflections into water.

Exporting
-   There are powerful export capabilities
-   Only exported photos have all the changes applied
-   The program has a good fractal upsizing capability, to match your printer

Education and Training
-   Plus subscription option has a variety of courses about ON1, photography in general and other photographic resources

Pricing
-   One-time purchase of current program $100US
-   Upgrade to current program $80US
-   Current program + 1 Year of Plus $130US
-   Ongoing subscript with 200 GB storage $8US per month

You can view the personal design thoughts of Ross at https://www.rjslade.com/design-thoughts.html

2 - Q & A / Discussion
Stephen Richards reminded members that streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy are available through the Ottawa Public Library.  Other OPL online resources include Great Courses, Midici, NFB and Naxos.

Ross has been using the subscription service Magzter to access magazine reading material. OPL PressReader also enables online access to thousands of magazines and newspapers.

Neil mentioned that OPL has partnered with other libraries in Ontario and you can gain Hoopla memberships on each of those, to potentially augment your viewing limit ... if there were ever enough hours in the day!

In response to a question from MarySue, an older version of Carbon Copy Cloner should be able to make a bootable copy of her older Lion macOS system.

Wally was able to refurbish a 2012 Macbook Pro that he found in a dumpster by adding a hard drive.  It now works well.