Is it being bad.....


Jetsam1

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 10:30
That due to computer failure I am just converting all the RAW files from the last couple of years into JPEGS and barely touching them processing wise?

I spent a long time in Lightroom on the originals. Now I am in Darktable in Linux and just am struggling to feel any desire to repeat all that time and effort.

Just realised 450 images in I forgot to apply lens corrections....... But not going back and reexporting................................

Not going well this year....
K5, K200 and several film Pentax cameras!

pschlute

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 11:20
May I suggest your first step should be to create a backup regime so you wont be stuck again.
Peter



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Jetsam1

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 11:34
pschlute wrote:
May I suggest your first step should be to create a backup regime so you wont be stuck again.

I did. I have all the RAW files. Just the processing.................. Life has got a bit on top of me the last year or so and some things fell by the wayside rather.
K5, K200 and several film Pentax cameras!

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 15:01
There's nothing worse than re-doing work you've already done.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Jetsam1

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 10:39
To be fair to the K3ii I am lucky enough to be able to own the RAW files do need very limited work to get something acceptable. I m just quickly checking and converting to JPEG in Darktable and when I have a more permanent computing solution sorted I can always revisit them.

Probably going Linux anyway long term so this day would have come eventually anyway as Lightroom is not in my future plans.
K5, K200 and several film Pentax cameras!

mivoligo

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 12:43
Just to check but do you know you can apply the same changes to multiple pictures in Darktable?
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Jetsam1

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 14:01
mivoligo wrote:
Just to check but do you know you can apply the same changes to multiple pictures in Darktable?

I do, I did this for the lens corrections. Just starting out with it really.
K5, K200 and several film Pentax cameras!

Defragged

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 20:49
First three rules of computing which applies equally to digital photography:-

Backup!..... BACKUP!!..... BACKUP!!!.....

The fact is that digital files by nature of what they are and the current technology that stores them is inherently unsecure.

For peace of mind, multiple backups are necessary.... and even then.... there are no guarantees.

In spite of all our modern technology, a printed copy of a photo is still hard to beat. Whilst on the face of it (no pun intended)printed photo's are still fragile, paper from biblical times is still around and readable. I wonder if present day digital information stored on today's technology will be accessible two thousand plus years from now!

I don't mean to make light of your loss and you have my greatest sympathy, but there are lessons to be learned from this.

On a final note and possibly a ray of hope, computer failure does not always equate to a total loss of digital information on your hard drive. There is possibly a good chance of the information being recovered. If it's not within your capabilities, do you have or know of any tech savvy friends, colleagues or acquaintances who might assist you. There are companies who can undertake such recovery for you, however, their charges usually border on the realms of highway robbery and blackmail!

Good luck anyway.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
Last Edited by Defragged on 12/03/2020 - 20:51
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