Group 41 Bulletin Board

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This page is dedicated to discussions about our theme (Creative) that are outside the scope of our monthly images.

Thread Title: web based back up of images

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
I have been experiencing troubles with portable external drives having trouble mounting with my computer and am considering reexploring cloud based storage of my photos. Anyone have a cloud service they like. I have ~ 2 TB of images. Brad   Posted: 05/25/2021 15:03:01
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Sorry that you're having trouble Brad!
I don't use cloud at this point as I rely on two external hard drives for storage and backup.
I use Acronis for BU and they do have a cloud service for backups.
Good luck!   Posted: 05/25/2021 15:20:33
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Thanks for the suggestion Kathy   Posted: 05/25/2021 20:42:39
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Scott Kelby and I use backblaze. It's awesome and only $60 a year, but you will need upload speeds of at least 10mb/sec.
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Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Tom, Thanks. That is a good price. Brad   Posted: 05/25/2021 20:43:05
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
I had a similar issue with my PC. After researching the problem. I learned that portable external drives are not for suitable for every day use. Also, if a drive is more than two thirds full. You may have issues. I solve my problem by installing a large capacity internal drive that I use only for data. I do my backups on external RAID 1, SATA drives. I have a personal fear of having all my data in the cloud. Too many things can go wrong. If I remember correctly, Adobe made a change to Lightroom and a lot of cloud images were lost or misplaced.   Posted: 05/31/2021 19:44:53
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Peter, Thank you for sharing your experience and recommendations   Posted: 06/04/2021 07:10:03

Thread Title: Making Cutouts

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
I struggle to make masks for cutouts. Currently I am using a sequence by Julieanne Kost with some success. I also have Fluid Mask 3 which I haven't learned yet. What methods have any of you found good for making cutouts to be creative with?

Henry Roberts   Posted: 09/04/2020 11:17:57
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Henry, are you a Photoshop user? The latest AI is pretty flawless with very little to correct and easy to use.
If you're interested, I can zoom with you and show you my selection and masking process.   Posted: 09/04/2020 12:03:12
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Hi Kathy,

Yes, I am interested and yes I use Photoshop. I'm burned out at the moment but just about any day and time that is good for you I can be available.

How do I zoom with you and use AI?

  Posted: 09/06/2020 19:31:44
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Let me send you my email through Brad and we’ll figure it out.   Posted: 09/06/2020 19:45:16
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Kathy.

I have not used AI - I just glanced at it and will give it a try.

Henry   Posted: 09/06/2020 19:48:17
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Sorry, but what exactly is a cutout?   Posted: 05/25/2021 18:13:09
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Separating the subject from the background.   Posted: 05/25/2021 23:50:17

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