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    Hi from UK!.

    Hi guys
    First post and Hi from sunny(?) York in the UK. Had a hiccup or two getting registered but ok now!.
    New to dslr`s but not new to imaging as my other hobby is astronomy where I take stellar spectra with a cooled ccd. I`m presently trialling about 6 post processing packages Lightroom,DXO optics,Acdsee ultimate 10,On1 pro 10,Aftershot pro3 and Photodirector 8. I`m also pretty pleased with Darktable and Rawtherapee used on my Linux partition. I also like Nikon`s own Capture NX-D which is pretty useful and as I`m not a pro most of these should be fine and I don`t want to go down the Photoshop subscription route. Thinking of hanging on to try On1 Raw as it promises great things, I`d be interested in what you guys use please.
    cheers
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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Hi Steve,

    Welcome, I use Lightroom, Elements, and also have Gimp installed but rarely use. Also have NIK software.

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Hi Steve,

    Glad you made it here eventually

    Warm welcome to the CiC forums from me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman
    I`m presently trialling about 6 post processing packages Lightroom,DXO optics,Acdsee ultimate 10,On1 pro 10,Aftershot pro3 and Photodirector 8. I`m also pretty pleased with Darktable and Rawtherapee used on my Linux partition. I also like Nikon`s own Capture NX-D which is pretty useful and as I`m not a pro most of these should be fine and I don`t want to go down the Photoshop subscription route. Thinking of hanging on to try On1 Raw as it promises great things, I`d be interested in what you guys use please.
    I use PS CC these days and ACR within that for RAW processing.
    However, I use Nikon's ViewNX to rate and cull images after offload memory cards via Nikon Transfer, and although I have a system that means I can easily find a particular shoot, it doesn't help me find individual images images, or group some shoots together in a "collection", so I am seriously considering giving LR another try (since it's included in my subs). I tried it in 2014, but got confused over how it works and gave up, eventually un-installing it. This time I have prepared by watching some tutorials on-line first.

    Years ago, I did trial Nikon's predecessor to NX-D, but couldn't 'get my head round it' back then, so went the Elements route instead, hence slowly where I am now.


    Could you do me a favour please?
    Could you click Settings (right at the top),
    then Edit Profile (on left)
    and put your first name (Steve) in the Real Name field
    and where you are (York, UK) in the Location field,
    then click the Save Changes button below and to right,
    this helps everyone give you more personal and relevant answers - thanks in advance.

    Cheers, Dave

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Hi John & Dave
    Thanks for the welcome :-). Cheers Dave for your help with registering!
    Regards
    Steve

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Steve,

    Welcome. You will like it here.

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Welcome Steve -- from here in coldish Missouri morning....Have fun and don't forget to join us in our conversation too....

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    By the way Steve, you don't need to be shy posting here - either to ask questions or pop in an image for constructive critique.

    You may find this thread helpful:
    HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?
    plus you may find the first post in this thread useful:
    How to Get Effective Feedback for your Posted Images

    Our motto is that there's no such thing as a stupid question and we'll reply in that vein, to be helpful.

    Cheers, Dave

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Welcome from not so sunny California.

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Our motto is that there's no such thing as a stupid question and we'll reply in that vein, to be helpful.
    Hi Dave
    Does that mean if I ask a stupid question I`ll get a stupid answer

    best
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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Hi Dave
    Does that mean if I ask a stupid question I`ll get a stupid answer
    Oh, there's every likelihood of that.

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Oh, there's every likelihood of that.
    Especially if I am involved

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    Re: Hi from UK!.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Oh, there's every likelihood of that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Especially if I am involved

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