Mike Broomfield

Mike Broomfield

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Mike retired from the high tech industry in 2015 (30+ years with DEC and Intel as a Manufacturing Process Engineer making computer chips). His photographic journey started in his 20’s taking landscape images while hiking in the Lake District and ...
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Silo City Reflections

Silo City Reflections

The year before last I wrote an article for Kevin Raber’s website entitled Silo City Revisited as a follow on to articles by Michael Reichmann and Kevin about photography at the grain silos, elevators and flour mills on the Silo City site...

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  • Mike Broomfield
    Mike Broomfield
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    Print Storage Solution
    on: April 13, 2024 at 5:06 am

    For simple storage (rather than showing a portfolio) I would recommend archival boxes vs portfolio boxes.  They are a good bit less expensive.  B&H have a range that appear to be about the lowest price out there at <$15

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/599379-REG/Print_File_PFTDF8113_TDF8113_Drop_Front_Metal_Edge.html

     

    Mike Broomfield
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    Re: Import B&W DNG into Lightroom
    Reply #1 on: December 31, 2023 at 10:47 am

    You can download Leica monochrome Raws from the DPR camera review and check to see how they work.

    LR and PS ACR know they are grayscale images.  So for example you have no access to the Colour Mixer though you can tone in Colour Grading.  Obviously you can’t convert to colour as the file has no colour data and because there is no colour data there is no B&W Mix panel.

    https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/8351692681/dpreview-tv-leica-m10-monochrom-gallery/6955742774

     

    Mike Broomfield
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    Re: LR update today
    Reply #2 on: December 3, 2023 at 6:20 am

    I…… So how do I go about making sure that the correct catalog is opened when I open LR?

    Andrew already posted that on 2nd post page 2.

    Preferences (General tab).

    Default catalog, you can set it to a specific cat or to last cat opened.  Either will work as long as you have the correct one on your G drive open when you edit the prefs.

    And again I will say delete the LR cat (and folder) on your C drive.  It’s doing nothing and ripe for another round of craziness some time in the future when all this is forgotten.

    Mike Broomfield
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    Re: LR update today
    Reply #3 on: December 2, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like it’s working as it should.

    But if LR was opening a different (empty) catalog that had no folders in the library then that .lrcat is located somewhere else.  Find and delete if you can.

    Mike Broomfield
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    Re: LR update today
    Reply #4 on: December 2, 2023 at 10:50 am

    What struck me, apart from the missing folders (helper, etc.) is the huge disconnect in folder size between the last two in the list and the previous ones going back from 2019 to 2022. It does look as if a huge amount of material is simply missing, if it were not intentionally purged before the installation of the last two in 2023. Assuming this is not the case, I would revert to the possibility I raised above of a corrupted install.

    Thinking of possible solutions, I would have two suggestions (1) bring up the last good one in the list and try opening it, and if it opens, then up-date it according to the Ian Lyon instructions Andrew linked, or (2) go to the Creative Cloud app, uninstall Lightroom and re-install it.

    I think the numbers are truncated.  The OP can confirm but I’d guess that V10-11 was 987k and V12 and V13 are a little over 1,800k, so both bigger and also similar (v12 vs v13).  If this is so then I don’t think V13 is empty.

    You can’t open the v12 catalog on LRC that is now V13.  If you want to do this you can reinstall V12.

    Let’s see a screenshot of your folders (expanded)