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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Brilliant !
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/OakLeaf32.jpg
    Oak Leaf, January 2021
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    Re: Epson 4990 Scanner & Mac Catalina Driver

    If you don't like the new macOS 64-bit version of Epson Scan (called Epson Scan 2), you can run the scanner using the older 32-bit Windows driver if you run Windows as a virtual machine. You can do...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/OakLeaf.jpg
    Oak Leaf, January 2021
  5. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    The data files which accompany the BTZS Plotter program comprise a large collection of rigorous film/developer tests. Using the Plotter software we can compare curves for film speed and contrast at...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/ChopinNocturnesTulip.jpg
    Tulip, 2018
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Speaking of monitors, I took some time and viewed the same images side-by-side on both my 2017 4K iMac monitor and my EIZO CG2420.

    There is more than just a difference at the lowest end of the...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/PianoTuner.jpg
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    As I've mentioned in this or other threads, comparing my 2017 iMac with 4K Retina display (turned way down to paper brightness) to my 2018 EIZO calibrated at paper brightness, the significant...
  10. Thread: Fog season

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    Re: Fog season

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/AppleTreeFog.jpg
    Apple Tree and Lake in Fog
    Massachusetts, December 22 2020
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Jason:

    Bravo and Bravo !
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    Re: Voigtlander Braunschweig 21cm Heliar f 1 : 4,5

    Sorry Yuriy, I don't own that lens any more - but the figure of 233mm given in Arne Croell's document, provided by Bernice, sounds right: enough for 5x7 film with minimal view camera movements at...
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    Re: December 2020 Portraits

    Bravo Maestro !
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    It's important to turn down the monitor to paper brightness before making adjustments for printing. Otherwise we waste paper and ink. Paper brightness depends not only on the paper, but the level of...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    If we find ourselves disoriented in the woods, we can run around in many directions and eventually go in circles. Or, we can simply climb to the top of the highest tree and find our way out.

    I...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. That’s the goal.

    That and other features make it a compelling alternative to older processes, but work is required.
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    As with Large Format where we need sheet film, lenses, light meter, filters, focusing cloth, film holders, cable release, tripod, chemistry, darkroom, scanning, etc. everything in Photography is an...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    You're right. A reference is needed. They measure these things with Spectrophotometers, as Sandy mentioned. But I wonder if a spectrophotometer is merely a portable reflection densitometer.

    And...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Speaking of linearity, I dug through some of my old test prints and found this rendition of a 50-step bulls-eye. On my monitor it looked fairly smooth, but when I printed it on my Epson 2400 using...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    People don't care much how we got our image from the subject to the film to the darkroom to the scanner to the editor and beyond. If we're lucky, they care about the final image.

    We care of...
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    Re: help me understand color spaces (part 1?)

    The Piezography documentation states that the Adobe RGB profile supports an embedded 16-bit black and white image. From what I can tell, the standard sRGB color space is 8-bit only, so should be...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    ...and that's exactly what it is: Hotel Keppler
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    When most people see an apple or an orange in a publication, they don't notice or care what Pantone color it is. But printers and art directors do. Imagine how important precise color rendition...
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    Re: help me understand color spaces (part 1?)

    In my humble opinion, correct me please:

    If we're scanning B&W film, choice of bit-depth is more important: 16-bit is preferable to 8-bit, to avoid banding as adjustments are made.

    When...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/ParisWindow2012.jpg
    Paris, May 2012
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    From what I've read the performance gain is only at the low end, when only one internal core is used. Once multiple cores are used, the M1 is not so hot. See...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Thanks for the helpful reference to that forum, where mainly after-the-honeymoon issues are discussed, like acquiring and maintaining obsolete OS versions and workstations to keep the machines...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Before you commit to anything, you can pay Piezography to make you a sample print on one of their P800's. Make the same print yourself with ImagePrint and compare. You will have your answer, one way...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    I'm always looking for something potentially easier, cheaper, better, etc.

    While Piezography is very very good, it requires you to dedicate an Epson-only printer, use their inks, cartridges,...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Comparing my iMac Retina display to my EIZO, it seems that the Retina display has a bit more color saturation and clips the lowest 5-10% of the brightness scale, sending it to 0. This makes most...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Before buying anything, I'd order a test print from Piezography. Perhaps this process should be approached from the print, backwards. That will certainly save you money.

    IMHO, the monitor is not...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Without a calibrated system, we shift the cost in the direction of time and materials, to the end of the process so to speak. As with darkroom printing, where we keep making prints of an image until...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Sergey - Thank you for the most helpful information !

    How long we want our images to last, may depend on our artistic aspiration, our intended audience and clients, and our professional integrity....
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Since no one else replied, I'll just say that under lockdown the last place I'm visiting without an urgent reason is a crowded shopping area, so I haven't seen any of the new Apple products. The...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    There are 3 issues with inkjet printing which keep coming back to bite. Since I set up my printer for Piezography a few years ago, things may have improved but I wouldn't know since the topic...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    The toning methods I've shared previously for Photoshop take advantage of some very precise tools like Layers, Levels, BlendIf, Color Range, etc. However, without a finely calibrated printing engine,...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    I print in monochrome only.

    Fed up with wasting time and materials with my 2017 iMac monitor, I followed Piezography's recommendation and got a 24-inch EIZO. It certainly shows better color...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    I make my own prints. I have settled on one paper and I use one of the standard Piezography profiles. I previously made profiles (it's educational) but no longer do.

    If you need to print on many...
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    Epson placed macOS 11 drivers for the 3880 printer on their site today. They are working fine, on my machine anyhow.

    I can make prints again... What a relief !

    See...
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    Perhaps your source for the drivers is different or you installed it before something changed which now prevents it working.

    Depending on our geographic location, Epson might redirect us to...
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