Tim and Renee chat about the "Never Ending Image Learner" at Carnegie Mellon University, which offers the potential to eliminate the need to keyword or otherwise categorize the content of your photos. Then Tim and Renee discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of December 23-27, 2013, which was a short week due to the Christmas holiday. The questions relate to changing the process version in Lightroom, and file systems to enable reading and writing drives on both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Links from this episode:

Never Ending Image Learner at Carnegie Mellon:
https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2013/november/nov20_webcommonsense.html

MacDrive from Mediafour:
http://amzn.to/19rQKgg

Boston-Area Seminar:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_019_-_2013-12-28.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about LensTag, a free service that enables you to register your camera equipment, and which provides a method for checking whether the gear you’re about to buy might be stolen.  Then Tim and Renee discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of December 16-20, 2013. This includes questions about sensor cleaning, using Lightroom across two computers, Live View mode for video, previews in Lightroom, and noise reduction.

Links from this episode:

LensTag:
https://www.lenstag.com/

PEC*PAD from Photographic Solutions:
http://amzn.to/1d8INsP

Eclipse Cleaning Solution from Photographic Solutions:
http://amzn.to/1drCqRP

Sensor Swabs from Photographic Solutions:
http://amzn.to/IGwuLv

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_018_-_2013-12-21.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Tim interviews Peter Essick about his new book, “Our Beautiful, Fragile Planet”, his work over the past 25 years at National Geographic magazine, and more. Then Tim and Renee discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of December 9-13, 2013. This includes questions about memory card lifespan, copyright status, shutter damage from Live View, mirroring a projector display, and matting recommendations.

Links from this episode:

“Our Beautiful, Fragile World” by Peter Essick:
http://amzn.to/18rTHMT

US Copyright Office:
http://www.copyright.gov/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_017_-_2013-12-14.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Pantone names the “official” color for 2014, and Tim and Renee have a bit of fun talking about this color. Then they address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of December 2-6, 2013. This includes questions about aspect ratio for video versus still images, cropping a horizontal image to vertical in Lightroom, adding a catch light after the capture, star ratings versus pick flags, and whether a sensor loupe is a worthwhile accessory.

Links from this episode:

Pantone Color of the Year 2014:
http://pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

Delkin SensorScope ($59.99 List Price):
http://amzn.to/IhQxj1

Visible Dust BriteVue Sensor Loupe ($98.99 List Price):
http://amzn.to/1b5uceO

Pixology Magazine Discount:
http://www.pixologymag.com/special/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_016_-_2013-12-07.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

A photographer has won $1.2 million in a case related to images that had been taken without permission from a Twitter feed, and Tim and Renee open the podcast talking about this case. Then they address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of November 25-29, 2013 (though there was a break for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday). This includes questions about the Content-Aware Move tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, how Adobe Bridge stacks up to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and the limitations of megapixel counts for digital cameras.

Links from this episode:

Tim Grey Seminar in Bedford, MA:
http://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com

Photographer wins $1.2 million:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-media-copyright-twitter-idUSBRE9AL16F20131122

Elements Weekly eNewsletter:
http://timgrey.com/elements/

Lightroom 5 Video Training Bundle
http://timgrey.com/lightroom/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_015_-_2013-11-30.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss Adobe’s “Black Friday” sale for the Photography Program bundle of Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month, as well as strategies for getting the most out of a seminar. Then they address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of November 18-22, 2013. This includes inverting an image in Lightroom, previews that aren’t updating, 32-bit processing for HDR images, metadata compatibility, and overall workflow with image management software.

Links from this episode:

Nik Collection from Google:
http://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Lightroom 5 Video Training Bundle:
www.timgrey.com/lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_014_-_2013-11-23.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Tim and Renee discuss how photo workshop locations are selected, and how photographers should choose a workshop to attend. Then they address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of November 11-15, 2013. This includes cropping changes in Photoshop CS6, unexpected Develop controls in Lightroom, using Time Machine to backup photos, printer profiles for black and white printing, and creating a soft-focus effect.

Links from this episode:

Palouse Photo Workshop:
http://timgrey.com/palouse/

Tony Sweet Filter from Singh-Ray:
http://singh-ray.com/sweet.html

Epson Stylus Photo R2880:
http://amzn.to/1by0VxR

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_013_-_2013-11-16.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:11am EST

Tim and Renee discuss the retro styling of the new Nikon Df digital SLR and make predictions about how it will be received by photographers. Then they address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of November 4-8, 2013. This includes creating multiple exposure images, the use of Levels in Photoshop, file size with layered images, slideshow settings, and backing up the Lightroom catalog.

Links from this episode:

Nikon Df digital SLR:
http://www.nikon.com/news/2013/1105_dslr_01.htm

Pixology Magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

ProShow from Photodex:
http://www.photodex.com

How to run ProShow on a Macintosh:
http://kb.photodex.com/2981/how-to-run-proshow-on-a-mac/

“Lightroom for Photographers” Seminar in Orlando:
http://timgreyocc.eventbrite.com/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_012_-_2013-11-09.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast opens with a discussion of whether software technology might someday render keywords, other metadata, and even a folder structure obsolete when it comes to locating a particular photographic image. Tim and Renee then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of October 28 to November 1, 2013. This includes the order of adjustments for images, bit depth importance for black and white images, best settings for TIFF Options in Photoshop, track log apps for Android devices, and unintended duplicate images on export from Lightroom.

Links from this episode:

Elements Weekly eNewsletter:
http://timgrey.com/elements/

"The New Art of Photographing Nature":
http://amzn.to/1327Jkh

GPS Logger (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mendhak.gpslogger&hl=en

Open GPS Tracker (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.sogeti.android.gpstracker&hl=en

GPS Track by John Bafford (iPhone):
http://bafford.com/software/gpstrack/


Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_011_-_2013-11-02.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast begins with a chat about PhotoPlus Expo, as well as a few interview clips recorded on the show floor. Tim and Renee then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of October 21 to 25, 2013. This includes laptop viewing angle, backup in the context of RAID storage, working with layered images from Photoshop in Lightroom, exporting from Lightroom for specific print sizes, and whether Vibrance has completely replaced Hue/Saturation in Photoshop.

Links from this episode:

G-Technology:
http://www.g-technology.com

RPGKeys.com:
http://www.rpgkeys.com

Lowepro:
http://www.lowepro.com

Red River Paper:
http://www.redrivercatalog.com

G-Speed from G-Technology:
http://amzn.to/16rfuOp

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_010_-_2013-10-26.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast begins with a bit of a rant related to there being more than one right answer to a given question in digital photography. Tim and Renee then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of October 14 to 18, 2013. This includes GPS tracklogs, importing with matching keywords, basic image optimization workflow in Lightroom, viewing offline images in Lightroom, and Adobe DNG file compatibility.

Links from this episode:

GPSTrack iPhone App:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gpstrack/id378708797?mt=8

"Mastering Catalog Organization in Lightroom 5" Presentation:

http://bit.ly/TimGreyAdoramaOct2013

Pixology Magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_009_-_2013-10-19.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast begins with a discussion of some experiences scouting and photographing in Rome, Italy, as well as some talk about the Lytro camera technology. Tim and Renee then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of October 7 to 11, 2013. This includes CMYK versus RGB, catalog versions in Lightroom, shooting in JPEG for a special project, saving Tone Curve adjustments in Lightroom, and creating a good selection to fix a sky in Photoshop.

Links from this episode:

Lytro Camera:
https://www.lytro.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com 

“Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop” Video Course
https://partner.video2brain.com/timgrey/course-77789.htm

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_008_-_2013-10-12.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 9:18am EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast was recorded in Rome, Italy, and begins with a discussion of the new Lightroom version 5.2, as well as the now-available Creative Cloud subscription bundle for photographers. Tim and Renee then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of September 30 to October 4, 2013. This includes transferring a Lightroom catalog to a new computer, using multiple Lightroom catalogs, batch processing RAW captures, using multiple layer masks in Photoshop, and backing up multiple computers to the same hard drive.

Links from this episode:

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Bundle:
http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/photography.html

Mastering Catalog Organization Presentation at Adorama:
http://www.adorama.com/workshops/ws-adobe-mastering-catalog-organization-lightroom-5-2013-10-30

Webinar on Selections and Layer Masks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA5BmDl1EVI

Video Course on Selections and Layer Masks:
https://partner.video2brain.com/timgrey/course-77789.htm

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_007_-_2013-10-05.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss some of the issues around image critiques and photo contests. They then address the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of September 23-27, 2013. This includes the use of incremental backups in the context of DNG files, putting a digital media card through the washer and dryer, glossy versus matte screens for displays, the Lightroom catalog in the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, and display size versus resolution.

Links from this episode:

Photoshop Photography Program:
http://blogs.adobe.com/creativelayer/introducing-the-photoshop-photography-program/

Pixology magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_006_-_2013-09-28.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Episode 5 of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast begins with a discussion of an interesting demonstration of a not-yet-released tablet edition of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Tim and Renee then address the questions included in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of September 16-20, 2013. The topics include software options for putting GPS track logs to use for your photos, batch converting 16-bit per channel images to 8-bit per channel JPEG images, confusion about the Image Size dialog in Photoshop, using the Maximize Compatibility option for Photoshop documents to ensure they can be imported into Lightroom, and retroactively writing metadata updates to your actual photos from Lightroom.

Links from this episode:

Geotag:
http://geotag.sourceforge.net

gpicsync:
http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/

Pixology magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_005_-_2013-09-21.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 9:40am EST

In episode 4 of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast, Tim and Renee open the show talking about the "RC" version of Lightroom 5.2, which is a release candidate version that is not yet an official release. They then discuss the issues raised in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of September 9-13, 2013. That includes discussion of the new subscription option for photographers being added to the Creative Cloud offerings from Adobe, a question related to sharing a catalog across different operating systems and different versions of Lightroom, splitting images across catalogs in Lightroom, copyright submissions, and choosing a good monitor.

Links from this episode:

Lightroom 5.2 RC:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom5-2/

Tim Grey on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/timgreyvideos

Copyright Office:
http://copyright.gov

The Copyright Zone:
http://thecopyrightzone.com

ViewSonic VP2365-LED:
http://amzn.to/11p2yYY 

ViewSonic VP2765-LED:
http://amzn.to/11qW2zv

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_004_-_2013-09-14.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

In episode 3 of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast, Tim and Renee open the show with some good news from a reader who had a problem that was talked about in episode 2. In addition, they discuss Adobe's announcement of a new lower-priced subscription option specifically aimed at photographers. Tim and Renee then discuss the issues raised in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of September 2-6, 2013. That includes a recommendation for an iPhone app to create GPS track logs, recommendations for printing images to which painting effects from Snap Art 3 have been appled, a solution for cleaning metal contacts on cameras, making use of XMP sidecar files in Lightroom, and understanding metadata issues related to DNG files in Lightroom.

Show Notes:

Pixology Magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

Lightroom 5 video training bundle:
http://timgrey.com/lightroom/ 

Snap Art 3 from Alien Skin Software:
http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/ 

Red River Paper:
http://www.redrivercatalog.com/ 

Reed Hoffmann:
http://reedhoffmann.com/ 

DeoxIT Cleaning Products:
http://amzn.to/19dSCo8

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_003_-_2013-09-07.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:15am EST

In episode 2 of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast, Tim and Renee open the show talking about the notion of being "purist" in photography, and when you might (or might not) apply creative filters. They then discuss the issues raised in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of August 26-30, 2013. That includes a discussion about how to best ensure you can view the LCD on your camera even on a bright day, what size digital media cards are recommended, how to dry out a camera that was left in the rain, why images are being opened in Photoshop as Smart Objects, and how to move Lightroom's catalog to a different operating system.

Show Notes:

Pixology magazine:
http://pixologymag.com/

Snap Art Plug-In:
http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/

Hoodman HoodLoupe:
http://amzn.to/OItPQ3

Photographic Solutions:
http://photosol.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_002_-_2013-08-31.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

In this premiere episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast, Tim talks about the issues raised in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of August 19-23, 2013. That includes a discussion about the two versions of the Import dialog in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, whether it is bad to flatten a composite panorama, the use of Lens Correction in Lightroom for mobile phone captures, how the camera sensor affects depth of field, and corruption of images on a digital media card. Along the way there are a few "bonus" questions and some commentary as well.

Show Notes:

The Adobe Lens Profile Creator and Adobe Lens Profile Downloader tools can be found on the Adobe website here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.displayTab2.html#resources

Information on subscribing to Pixology magazine can be found here:

http://www.pixologymag.com/

The various calculators for depth of field and circle of confusion created by DOFMaster can be found at the DOFMaster website here:

http://www.dofmaster.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_001_-_2013-08-24.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

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