I am delighted to see that site activity has doubled over the last two weeks with these new panels and especially happy to see members of the TLR community leaving comments. Thank you, all!
Don't interpret my leaving some unanswered as comments going unread. I find it's a bit of a balancing act. I want to see every comment get an answer and get it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, when you host a site and you do that, it can reduce discussion rather than encourage it.
A question came up during the brown bag session on Tuesday. Why are the sharpening results for the TLR actions and the TLR scripts different?
We compared the results from the actions and the scripts. We could see that the sharpening settngs were the same. The Blend If settings were the same, too. So ewre the Opacity settings for the layers. So, why do the actions and scripts provide different results?
We had our first Webinar last night. Rather than a Webinar, it was more like a brown bag session.
What's the distinction?
Admittedly, it's an arbitrary distinction. Webinar is a fusion of Web and seminar. A seminar is structured. There's a prepared presentation. Common now is some sort of Powerpoint presentation with snazzy graphics, tranitions, and animations. Maybe there's time for questions and answers at the end, and the audience usually holds their questions and comments until scheduled.
I need to be careful here. I detest public pandering generally.
From a programmer's point-of-view, Photoshop CS4 offers extraordinary opportunities to modify and extend the user's experience with Photoshop.
We're getting some comment activity this week! That's great. I'd like to see everyone who visits the site become a registered user and participate through comments, ratings, and forum messages.
It's easy to become a registered user (if you haven't already). Just click here . . .
We've had more of that activity this week than in the past! Please, keep it up.
Tattoo: "What is his fantasy, boss?" Points to Jeff Schewe, who is polishing the glass on the odometer of his motorcycle moments before he takes a picture to post on Photoshop News.
Mr. Rourke: "His fantasy, Tattoo?! That he has created the optimal sharpening settings, Settings so superior, they require no adjustment. Ever. You'll never need to know anything about Amount, Radius, or Threshold."
Tattoo: "Is that so? He must be a very important man."
David Saffir has written a blog entry about bit depth and posted it on the HP Professional Photography site.
David titled his blog entry, Bit Depth Basics: More Than A Numbers Game.
Well, yes!? It is more than a numbers game.
It's been several weeks cince I've visited any sites and left a message pointing back to resources her on The Light's Right.
There have been a few threads on various forums that have introduced people to the resources here. Thanks for introducing other digital photographers to The Light's Right.
I received a suggestion to add The Light's Right to Alltop.com. I've done that.
This site has RSS feeds. I've added them to FeedBurner. You can now keep up-to-date via these links:
Bob Johnson posted a blog entry this week on his site (EarthBound Light) that resonated sympathetically with me.
The gist of Bob's commentary is that there's two kinds of filters: physical filters made of plastic or glass that we affix in some way to the camera lens and software filters that we use with Photoshop (or other software that uses the same plug-in filter programming interface).