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Photoshop CS Add Ons From Al Ward.
Monday November 15, 2004
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Al Ward has provided Imaging Revue with Phtoshop CS styles to download. These files are in a zip format and can be opened using both Stuffit and WinZip. For more information about Al please visit www.actionfx.com. Please stay tuned for a future discount for IR members to Al's site.

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Patching and Healing with Martin Evening.
Friday October 22, 2004
by Martin Evening

The third in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Nikon Scanning Workflow
Friday October 15, 2004
by Scott Martin

Scott Martin has deciphered Nikon's workflow technology and brings us this quick guide to achieving great scans. For more information on Scott and his work, please visit www.on-sight.com.

Image Adjustments with Martin Evening.
Friday October 8, 2004
by Martin Evening

The second in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Photo Filter and Color Temperature. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

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AuthorSubject: Slow file browser   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Paula Lerner
Posted on Sun May 30, 2004 10:26 PM

I meant to ask this on the forum earlier, but got waylayed with other problems (see recent thread File Browser, cache and changing folder names). I've noticed that if I come back from a shoot and download a few hundred images into a single folder and open it up in the PS CS file browser, things begin to run verrrrrry slowly. I'm working on a dual G5 with maxed out memory, and a 40GB dedicated scratch disk, so my computer is not the source of the issue. Given my recent problems with subfolders in a single enclosed job folder, I'd rather use as few subfolders as possible.

I still find iView considerably faster than the PS CS file browser for making a basic edit of the raw take, so my workflow looks like this:

1. Download all raw images into iView. Edit take down to smallest total number of raws, and batch renumber in iView.

2. Load raw files into CS File Browser, build cache for subfolders via Jeff Schewe's modal method, and export cache.

3. Do batch color corrections, add batch file info and flag selects in the FB.

3. Process flagged and unflagged files into separately JPEG folders for making a web gallery (I'd make the gallery straight from the raws in the FB, but I write a separate action to mark my flags with a red X so that when the client scans the gallery the selects are very obvious).

4. Combine unmarked JPEGs and flagged JPEGS into single folder, make web gallery and post to private web page for client review.

The problem is that when I get to step 3, if there's anything more than a hundred or so images, the browser gets reeeeeaally slow. It can take 4-5 seconds just to get a pull down menu to work, or for a flag marker to show up after hitting the keyboard shortcut command-apostrophe. The last group of files I worked on was a set of a little over 700 images that I broke up into two subfolders of approximately 350.

Maybe I've gotten spoiled, as when I upgraded a few months ago from an aging G4 with a 350 MHZ processor to a new dual G5, the new computer seemed blazingly fast. But when all simple commands are delayed in executing and I've got many hundreds of files to work on, it just feels like my work is no longer streamlined.

Is there anything obvious I'm missing that is slowing me down, or anything I can do to pick things up? Will purging the cache make much of a difference?

Paula Lerner

www.lernerphoto.com


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