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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 11 May 2013

I SLEPT ON IT. (11/05/13)

image This is where my monitor colour adjustments are. Windows has a daft sort of system which appears to do nothing or next to nothing. I found the graphics card adjuster thingy in the bit where windows hides things. I’ve put an arrow pointing at it. It seems to work a treat. I just need a lass with a body to die for………….Sorry, got muddled up, I mean good eyesight and a face like an angel. My screen is a bit dull now but I’ll see how it goes till I find someone who can see.

I have always had trouble telling green from blue and orange from red. Once I get settled with a monitor I tend to rely on histograms. Not the precise numbers but just clipping points and the general shape of it compared with the image. Also I try and balance the red, green and blue channels to a near 100% total.

image   I think I’m going to have to live with little tool buttons and tiny writing in Photoshop. It’s fine on the old machine but this screen being bigger seems to have made the writing smaller. I have Elements installed and all is much the same size in that software.

It’s not a picture day today it’s pouring. We went out and walked up the waterfall a short distance as last night I saw a Mountain Hare. It was still 90% white and just starting to grow it’s summer coat. I saw it again this morning but it was leaping away so no photographs. I’ve not seen one of these for thirty plus years so I was a happy chappy.

_MG_0421Lot’s of water.

waterfallpan115131 That is it for today unless anything exciting happens.

Tomorrow looks as if it may be okay first thing but it is forecast to snow heavily Sunday night and Monday. We’ll see.

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Greetings, and thanks for stopping at my blog post, Adrian ... I used to be the lass with a body for die for :) ... hope you find her ... yet :) Love, cat.

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    1. Cat, I often stop by and leave too confused to write a comment. I suspect that A bit of the whacky baccy would help. I too used to be an Adonis now my shape is best described as Cherubic and by the unkind as fat.

      PS. I know where she is. She's in Sheffield which is a bit far to go to get a screen calibrated. Perhaps not I could get myself uncelibated at the same time.

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    2. ...love you for your last comment on my blog post, Adrian ... more than you'll ever know ... Love, cat.

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  2. Snow? Blimey!!
    Hope you manage to keep warm.

    The small writing you mention, is something I noticed when I changed my Elements from 7 to 9 a while ago. The text got smaller, and I couldn't find a way to increase the size. Gave up in the end, and pulled the chair nearer the screen.

    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Keith, I have searched forums and everywhere to increase it. I think Adobe are just trying to optimise the editing screen area. Not a bad idea as the pro editors and photographers will be using two monitors at least and can magnify the tools and writing no bother.

      It would be good to be in a winter wonderland but It shouldn't last long. It is warm enough in the van.

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  3. Two possible solutions for the laptop problems.

    Firstly as the screen resolution will be higher I'm guessing that all the fonts will actually be smaller, but some will scale as the larger screen size will mean a bigger zoom setting in things like Word etc. What you could try doing is increasing the size of the default system font and see if this helps. Microsoft offer this page describing how to do that.

    As for the screen brightness etc. I always find it's quite difficult to adjust so that photos appear accurately across monitors. Even after configuring each monitor I still see clear differences. However, as well as the configuration for the graphics driver you could try the standard Windows config options, which should contain a proper image for setting the gamma value which I find tends to make the most obvious difference. Again Microsoft appear to have a useful page describing where these settings are.

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  4. Mark, many thanks for the input. I have scaled the display but it makes no difference to Adobe. It isn't a major issue. I just don't like change.
    Photo colour management is a black art. I have paper profiles for the printer. That worked but only if one uses the correct medium.

    I only found the Graphics card business early this morning and it seems to do the job. I've gone a bit too far now but will have another play as the rain is bouncing down.

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  5. It's always a pain when you're trying to get the 'new woman' in your life under control Adrian but little by little you seem to be getting her to see your point of view!! I'm sure it will all work out fine in the end and you'll both be working in total harmony before much longer.

    Snow?... I hope you've got your skis with you?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor as I wrote to PCSpecialists, not only is the machine fast so time efficient it has health benefits too. I no longer have time for a fag or coffee while it works it's magic. Yes I'm getting there.
      Thanks to MARK
      I have just got the Tampermonkey code for formatting comments back into blogger. I hope I have if this link works.

      Unfortunately my skiing days are long gone.

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    2. PS> I did it right. Don't use Greasemonkey in Chrome browser it doesn't like it. Tampermonkey is the one for Chrome.

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  6. Thanks Adrian I didn't know where my graphic card was and used until I read this with the useless(not daft i.m.o) Windows thingy. Like the water in the second image a lot.

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  7. Douglas, I had searched all over for it and dropped on it by chance. The problem is that IT literate folk don't point out the obvious.
    This is not to say it will always be where I found it.
    This may be of help when used in conjunction with the graphics card sliders.
    COLOUR CALIBRATION
    I have given it a quick go and things are better, a lot better.

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  8. Hi Adrian...I am no help when it comes to the issues ..I just go by feel and hope for the best ..actually my daughter is a computer analyst tech -geek, not your normal geek she is a real beauty to this Mom!!
    I just get used to things the way they are and they go and change things up !
    I have never found any of your photos that didn't look amazing to me!!
    The previous post made me laugh and feel sick to my stomach yuck I hate heights, but it was a great sight!!
    I do love rushing water falls just lovely!!
    Hope you get the girl working smooth!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, It will take a week or so to get used to it. Lucky tou having a daughter that knows what she is doing.
      I have modified so many of my programmes that it is difficult to reload software and get it looking as it used to.
      You ought logically to be frightened of the ground. Heights and falling never hurt anyone it's terra firma that kills them.

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  9. That's an amazing stream tumbling over the rocks.It looks very steep and would take some effort to go up the stream.

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    1. Red, I only walk up the side of it for a half mile or so.

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  10. Nice stream up there. I am amazed what you can do with Photoshop, I can only do the basics.

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    1. Bob, I get as much fun from playing in Photoshop as I do from taking the pictures. A great toy.

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  11. I use a 22" wide screen monitor on the PC and have got used to things looking small. When I move to the laptop the resolution isn't so fine and I really dislike the larger icons and writing. It's what you get used to I guess.

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    1. John, you are right. I just like things to get better but look the same. I forget fast so this will soon become the norm.

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  12. Each to their own. And Buddha said the moment is now, so you might be right.

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