NIK Lives!

The NIK collection, killed off by Google, has been resurrected, both in it’s previous form, and as integrated into new software.

https://nikcollection.dxo.com/

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Cara has some B&W magazines to give away

Cara sends this:

Is there a way I can put it out to the image makers if anyone wants my years of Black and White magazines?  I have them from the beginning of time until about three years ago.

Doing a purge of stuff in my house and studio.”
 
Contact Cara directly. Her info, like all of ours, is in the roster.
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Tracy’s solo show at the Triton announced

Tracy has a three month long solo show coming up at The Triton Museum of Art, in Santa Clara, California, running from Feb 10 to May 13, 2018. You are cordially invited to drop by at any time.

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Affinity photo for iPad

Yep: you can get it for $20 before June 19, 2017 on the app store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/affinity-photo-ios/id1117941080?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

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Google officially abandons Nik

We all knew this was coming, but Google finally officially abandoned the Nik Collection.

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Here an article with some common-sense advice:

https://photographylife.com/another-nail-in-the-coffin-of-photography-software

Bummer…_.

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Not sure how many of you folks know about this site, but it’s certainly worth visiting, and signing up for. It will tell you if your email address(es) have been made public, and what info was released in the hack.

https://haveibeenpwned.com

Somewhile back, I signed up for their email notifications (free) and yesterday got one. This time the hack included passwords. Then I spent 4 hours pouring thru 467 1Password accounts from 2007 -2008 that I had (foolishly) used the same, simple password on. Fortunately, most are harmless forums or some such, but I did find about 40 which went to accounts with stores. I had to visit each one, and change my password.

THIS time, I’m taking full advantage of 1Password’s unique password generator for each site. At least I won’t have to go thru all this again.

Now I’m off to check that list a second time, and likely make more changes.

What a way to spend the day…

 

Tracy
www.valleau.art

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Video Editing software bargain

 

Most of our cameras include video recording these days, and not all of us use expensive editing suites. However, I just ran across this a few minutes ago, and with the coupon for 50% off (use: VLMACINTOUCH ) it’s an incredible deal ($15). Deal expires March 19, 2017.

Frankly, even at $30 it looks like a bargain.

I have purchased it, but not tested it yet, but it looked too good, and the time is too short, to let it pass without spreading the word.

Of course, YMMV…

Here’s the link: https://www.videoloupe.com/

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Time to deliver your image for the CPA show

For those of you in the show at the CPA: Your image is due there in the next three days (Feb 15 – 19 are the delivery dates.)

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The Forum feature has been removed due to non-use.

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Delivery information for the CPA show

The CPA says:

“They can deliver their ready to hang, framed work on the following days:

Noon – 4:00pm, Wednesday, February 15 through, and NO LATER than, Sunday, February 19 (absolutely last day!).

For those requiring return shipping, please have them ship in secure reuseable packaging (NO PEANUTS) and 
include a FedEx/UPS prepaid, insured return label.

Pickup work starting from:

Sunday, April 9, during gallery hours or by appt.”

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As a reminder: either traditional black metal photo framing, if at all possible*, or canvas. No outside dimension more than 24″. Wired and ready to hang. Plexiglass – NO GLASS!

Please address specific questions about the show requirements to the CPA, and not to Tracy.

*yes: this means that if you can’t do traditional black metal, you can do something else.

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