Over the weekend I did some software improvements to my home grown gallery software. Lightroom Keywords and Rankings will now be parsed from LR4 (I just upgraded for 5D mark III support). In addition I've improved my sorting and filtering to allow multiple keywords, sections, ranks and sorting options to be selected at the same time. This allows for some complex combinations and allows the end user to mix and match to their hearts content.
While going through some images I came across a 14 image panorama I shot. Thirty minutes later in photoshop I have a 500MB 90MP image that has a crazy amount of detail, even if it isn't necessarily like the resulting image.
Good to be back in the good old rainy Seattle area. Slept for a long time, and adjusting well after 37 hours of either on a plane or in an airport. I begin the ordeal that is culling through the pictures I took. I didn't do much editing on the road, but I edited a few and was disappointed to not get those edits when I imported them onto the desktop. I guess I still have some things to learn in Lightroom.
Well we officially got off the boat today and I've got some bad news.
In preparation for our upcoming trip to New Zealand in March, we decided we needed a way to take quality images underwater. Looking into a housing for our Canon 5D mk II or T2i though made us a little uneasy in both the price aspect ($1200+) and size (we need to fit it into luggage!).
If you are seeing this, then you are reading it off my new Virtual Private Server. In initial testing I've clocked my new server as being over twice as fast to render and download pages. This will allow me to have higher resolution images and even faster application performance when it comes to rating, flagging, and commenting on photos.
Today marks the start of the New Year, and as such I am releasing my new website. The new site proudly includes quite a few unique features to help my clients, my friends, and of course myself keep track of photos and rankings.