Mitchell Freedman

Mitchell Freedman

Virginia

Architect, Photographer, Woodworker, Hiker, Father, Husband, Dog Lover. None of these things in the order presented.

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  • Mitchell Freedman
    Mitchell Freedman
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    How does Epson Print Layout determine print resolution?
    on: July 12, 2024 at 7:19 pm

    Tony – here, here.  Without Andrew and Mark, our collective knowledge base would be dramatically decreased.

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    Mitchell Freedman
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    Re: Computers & Displays
    Reply #1 on: January 2, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    My 2016 MacBook Pro and 2016 iMac had lost their luster. Neither was upgradable to current On1 PhotoRaw 2024 and neither can process an image faster than slowly. In late summer, I opted for a 2023 16″ MacBook Pro M2 and a 4TB OWC external SSD.  The external drive is connected via Thunderbolt. Quite a set-up. New game.

    My intention to use the iMac for mirroring, however, was quickly shot down by the fine people at Apple.  It seems that my version of the iMac was the first to not allow mirroring. Never, no way, no how. That is, until I stumbled across Luna Display by a company of former Apple folks called AstroPad. Luna is an $80 fob that provided the full mirroring functionality I’d envisioned. While it took a little bit of work to set it up, the support from AstroPad was all anyone could ask for.

    And that’s really all I wanted to convey.  mhf

     

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    Mitchell Freedman
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    Re: First Light in the Palmettos
    Reply #2 on: October 16, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    I like it too and I agree with Jeremy about the crop. Once (or if) you do, the dead leaf – if that’s the correct term – might need to go away since it will distract from the main subject.

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    Mitchell Freedman
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    Re: Unable to get Intense Colors to LookRight
    Reply #3 on: February 26, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    In soft proofing mode, I made significant adjustments to HSL my my trial-and-error printing tests.  My sense is that recalibrating the monitor absolutely solved the problem for me, but obviously I’m not an expert at this and with so many variables there certainly could be more to it.

    Prior to recalibrating the monitor, I printed two of the reference images that Andy had sent.  Mostly they looked fine, but the saturated reds did not.  mhf

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    Mitchell Freedman
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    Re: Unable to get Intense Colors to LookRight
    Reply #4 on: February 26, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    SUCCESS.  The solution was to clear out the monitor calibrations from all previous calibration sessions, and reset all with a fresh calibration from the same Spyder5Pro device.  I’ve always understood how important monitor calibration is to the printing process, but I haven’t experienced firsthand proof until now.  It’s still perplexing to me that the saturated red would be so far from spec while other colors were within an acceptable range.

    Tough lesson to learn.  Lot of tests; lot of time.  The good that came out of it however is how wonderful it is to have access to PXL and to know I’m not alone out here on Printer Island.  mhf

     

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