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The Demise of Film-based Photography

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Kodak invented digital photography in the mid-1970s. However, Kodak and other producers of film products delayed the adoption of digital photography as long as they could in order to protect the much higher profit margins from silver halide systems. The quality of digital photography is still lower than a comparable film system. However low quality imagery represents the largest percentage of images created, so digital cameras now dominate the photography industry. Continue Reading

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LR4 – Catalog Files – One vs Many

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Large Lightroom (LR4) catalogs might be divided into multiple smaller catalogs but they will require significantly more storage space, and you will sacrifice the ability to easily search your entire database for all images that meet certain criteria. Utilizing a solid state drive (SSD) for LR4 catalogs and PhotoShop scratch space is a reasonable alternative that also provides faster storage. Continue Reading