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dm1dave

Lowden, US
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Sun 09-Mar-14 01:21 AM

As much as I hate to see the loss of support for CNX2, I can see some benefit (for me) to this abrupt change.

Finding a new program has brought me out of a post processing rut. It is causing me to dig into aspects of post processing that I have been ignoring. Using CNX2, without any significant updates, for so long has made me complacent, running a routine of the same series of steps over and over.

Setting up a catalog has forced me into the long neglected task of adding keywords to my images. Most are wildlife, so, I kept it simple with just the species names. It took me a few days, a couple of hours at a time, to do about 16,000 images.

While adding the key words I found quite a bit of bloat in my image collection. Some of the images were even marked for deletion but I never got back to the folder to purge the files. So, I plan to go a big image purging run over the next month or so while my shooting opportunities are slim.

Even though I am losing a couple of important tools from CNX2, mostly the control points, I am finding many other tools that are much better implemented in Lightroom – like the spot removal (healing/cloning) tool, the tone curve adjustments, sharpening, ect. So far, it looks like I am gaining more than I have lost.

In the long run, I think this change is going to improve my post processing.

Dave Summers
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