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What Website builder to use?
Give foliopic a try. If you join ePHOTOzine Plus (15/yr), you'll get a free foliopic standard site included.

8 11/08/2015 - 10:05 AM
By Myathebirdwatcher999
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Using a card reader doesn't fix the problem in my case. Even the card reader has trouble reading the card and simply says it needs formatting.

422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Can you take a screenshot of this message and upload it here?

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
What's stopping it from downloading Windows updates? Open your start menu, search 'Windows Update', click on it and then select 'Check for updates' on the left.

Chances are that you will need a number of W7 updates before you can upgrade to W10.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I had a pleasant surprise last night with Win 10.

A notification popped up saying that 3 items in startup may be slowing my startup down. Clicking on it displayed my start-up items and their loading time. Disabled 2 which I didn't need!


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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I discovered yesterday and some fuji X series cameras are having compatability issues with Windows 10:

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n150729_01.html

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Do you mean the OneDrive integration? As far as i'm aware, you need to enable it. And I imagine there are ways to disable it. I'm not one who uses it, so i've not explored the feature.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I suppose its just us programmers who see this is a great thing! After all, it should mean that we don't have to consider so many different test scenarios in the future because user A doesn't have the latest updates. Wink

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
You're right JJGEE, updates are now mandatory, you can only schedule when they are installed. However, someone has found a hack to disable them (for whatever reason you'd want to).

Perhaps it's only me, but I don't see why so many people are making a fuss over the fact that updates are now mandatory. Surely, this is a good thing ensuring that all users receive crucial security updates, bug fixes and the latest improvements. I can't say I have ever been burnt by an automatic update of any software.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
You can add/remove/modify the panels on the right to your likely by right clicking on them. I added a some of my common access points such as 'Download', 'Documents', 'Pictures', network shares and removed all the other things i'm really not interested in.

To add something to the list just right click on the item and select 'Add to Start Menu'

Click and drag to move them around.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Have you tried Windows Update? It has a lot to do on its first load. Maybe leave it for a bit to see if it stabilises after some time.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I've read in some cases to leave it overnight. And even then, its not 100% that it will work. Our stuck one has moved along now.

So far, we've successfully upgraded 2 machines, 1 had a fail using the Download tool, and another one is in mid upgrade. The fail has 2 monitors and graphics cards, so i'm thinking that might be the problem. Furthermore, it didn't appear to receive the 'reserve' app. Might be linked in our case. I'm just doing a load of windows and driver updates as we speak to that one.

The one in mid update has dual monitors, so it should be interesting to see if its a success or not.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: Still stuck at 32% (Installing features and drivers 6%)

We've got one in the office stuck there at the moment too

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Bri, did you go for a 'forced' option or have you proceeded with the upgrade naturally as prompted by windows?

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
12 months from yesterday.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
First thing I did after Win10 loaded was run Windows Update as I noticed my video driver was a little bit off. I believe due to some nVidia issues mentioned earlier. Perhaps that would help Bri.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Startup seems much faster this morning too with Win 10.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I've not opened Photoshop or Adobe Fireworks yet, but will do tomorrow and check.

There are other ways to force install within doing the ISO method. You just have to google 'force install windows 10'. I might know someone who has done this and it worked for them Wink Wink

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Edge is a HUGE improvement compared to Internet Explorer! Really really impressed. Not sure if I am enough to switch though. But still, a great browser!

Only niggle I had is that it forgot what a few of my default programs were for certain file types (including default web browser). But it asks the first time you do anything anyway. So its quick and un-intrusive.

I echo Jester's comments, so far, I can't see any reason why anyone would hesitate. It just works strait for the get go. All my files and my desktop were as they were when I left Windows 7. It's just exactly how an OS upgrade should be. Further more, it took a little over 1 hour. It's free to upgrade if you do it in the next 12 months and from what I've read, they will be supporting the for 10 years for the day you started using it (provided your hardware can run it that long).

I like the new hybrid start menu which merges the traditional start menu with 'metro'.

Photos app is interesting. I can see that being pretty handy for users who don't have editing and cataloging software as it provides some pretty simple editing and management.

Speed wise, I don't see any difference. My Win7 install was a pretty finely tuned clean machine and this works the same way. I see no lag in actions and in some cases, some actions are quicker.

Looking forward to experimenting with the virtual desktop feature to see what use it might be.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
@Jestertheclown

Open up Windows Explorer, right click on 'This PC' (on the left) and choose 'Pin to Start'. Should do the trick. I think there are more customisations you can do to the start menu, but not gone that far yet.

@Sylviwhalley

It's up to you. I think by purchasing a laptop with Win7, you'll be entitled to a free Win10 upgrade provided you do it within the next 12 months. Or, you can stick with Win7 if you prefer. If you're looking for hardware recommendations, i'd suggest starting a new topic as this topic is primarily going to attract discussion about the windows 10 upgrade.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
And we're done too. Just over an hour all together. I'm running an older nVidia graphics card so I experienced a minor issue with driver support. But Windows automatically updated the drivers for everything to and we're back in the room without any effort. No searching around for drivers to download and install.

Time to have a look around as well and see what has changed. It mentioned a new 'Photos' app to view photos and videos.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Here we go


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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Nice one, let us know how it goes. I'm still waiting.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
There had been something that has been reported about this over the past couple of days. I'm not sure what Microsoft or nVidia are doing about it or if there is a work-around. Here is some more info which might related to your problem:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/28/windows_10_update_nvidia_driver_conflict/

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Its worth noting, in case anyone is anxiously awaiting for their Windows 10 to start installing, that the roll out is likely to happen over the next few days:

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/02/windows-10-preparing-to-upgrade-one-billion-devices/


Quote: Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.

To me, it sounds like a very smart way to rolling out an update. The product has already been in months and months of beta testing with countless users and they were still patching bugs yesterday. With the waves of roll out, first going to the Insiders, this means that gradually Microsoft will get feedback on any more bugs from an increasingly wider audience, fix them and push updates. It's a great cautious way of upgrading billions of users. They know how important it is for this upgrade to go smoothly for them. It's probably the most important update to Windows since windows was created.

I think what non-techy people fail to understand is software ALWAYS has bugs. None of it is every 100% bug proof. Software operating systems are now possibly the most complex and complicated pieces of work humans have ever created.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I've decided to change the topic title to 'Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion' as to try to avoid duplicate topics and allow everyone to share their experience more broadly.

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Yep at work. Nope at home. Both reserved around the same time. Call me sad, but I'm excited!

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422 04/09/2015 - 11:02 AM
By Evertonian
Danger on Ephotozine forum! or is it?
Hi Bob,

I've just investigated the link you mentioned and I see what has happened. You've gone to expertphotography.com, you've given an email address. From there, you get sent an confirmation email and you are displayed a page detailing instructions on checking your email. A survey form loads at the bottom of this page which, from what I can see, is a 3rd party advert on expertphotography.com in the form of a survey. It's the survey site which your software has flagged up, not expertphotography.com, not ephotozine.

It's not something we are affiliated with ourselves. In fact, we aren't directly affiliated with expertphotography.com either. The ad was simply served through a 3rd party ad network. However, it might be worth reporting this to expertphotography.com as they may not be award of the security warnings people are getting on their site.

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3 17/07/2015 - 7:01 PM
By UNKOWN_BOB
Rotating images from portrait to landscape??
This is a compatibility bug with ePHOTOzine which we have fixed in the upcoming upgrade of the gallery. The problem is down to the lack of support of the EXIF information dealing with orientation. Saving for web from your software should usually fix the problem but as i've said, this will be fixed in the upcoming upgrade.

13 17/07/2015 - 9:37 AM
By davidburleson
Trustworthy or dodgy?
From my experience I would say that site is either:

a) scam
b) illegal copies
c) virus
d) all of the above

These kind of sites are all over the net. They generally offer downloadable copies of expensive software at a fraction of the price. They almost all say that you will receive your serial via email. Most of the time its cracked/illegal copies of software. As for the serial, this will usually come in the form of a keygen or crack program which are more often than not riddled with viruses. With cracked software, you are unlikely to ever get any updates, bug fixes and if you do, you are likely to have the software deactivated by the software company ones you try to 'activate' or update.

I somehow doubt that software Adobe sells for 645 will be legitimately available for download for 9.50. If it was the case, surely everyone would be selling and buying it at that price.


5 16/07/2015 - 7:31 PM
By AlanJ
Why do so few compact pocket Camera's have a RAW feature?
I imagine Carabosse is pretty close to the point that there are many other features that are more 'must have' to the 60 compact camera user. If I was to put an order of importance in my opinion for these users it would be:

1. HD Video
2. Wifi
3. Digital Filters
4. Panoramic feature
5. Aperture/Shutter priority options
6. RAW shooting (for later editing)

To me, #5 and #6 are when a user starts looking at better cameras anyway and is likely to upgrade to a serious compact. In fact, I imagine there is a large percentage of SLR and mirrorless users who don't see any need to shoot in RAW.

I suppose you have to also ask yourself if all this really matters when many of these people have camera phones which are much better than what you can get with 50 these days.

27 15/07/2015 - 8:36 PM
By themak
Why do so few compact pocket Camera's have a RAW feature?
My thoughts, to avoid any further confusion for the typical user who might accidentally set to RAW and then can't understand why it won't upload on facebook or be viewable on their computer.

So, I imagine its a case that the average compact camera user has no use for RAW so the manufacturers don't include it to keep the experience simple.

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27 15/07/2015 - 8:36 PM
By themak
tesco internet secuirity
Prevention is the best security (ie: down open emails with attachments you aren't expecting, stay away from sites which seem a little dodgy, and be on the look out for the bolt-on software that often comes installed on a number of free programs).

However, not all of us are super saavy and stay out of trouble. Personally I use Avastfree edition, but everyone has their favourite flavour. If you really get indepth on 'which is best?', check out some the reputable comparison sites such AV-Test and AV-comparative:

http://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-7/april-2015/

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16 11/07/2015 - 7:31 AM
By squelcher
card recovery please help
I'd also recommend Recuva. It's gotten me out of a couple of pretty sticky situations. I had a crashed 500GB hard drive that I was able to recovery around 80% of the data. Just be sure to stop using otherwise you risk the chance of overwriting the deleted data.

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10 29/06/2015 - 2:11 PM
By davidburleson
'Like' buttons

Quote: Thank you for your reassurances. But I wonder why I'm getting such a lot of members icons all over the place?? Does anybody else get them? Eileen

I take it you're using an iPad or iPhone? It's a bug in iOS8 that has been going on since it was released. We've been trying to get Apple to fix it, but we've not heard anything from them.

Here are some more details about the bug:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6574663

8 22/07/2015 - 12:30 PM
By PrunellaCara
Please correct the error(s) below to continue. You are trying to send too many private messages, please wait and try again.
We have a block in place which prevents users sending more than one PM during the same minute. This is done to prevent flooding, sending blanket private messages in mass. We have had cases in the past where users had abused the system for either spam or to promote workshops/events/photos/etc and thus this limit was introduced.

We will look at ways we might be able to improve this in the near future.

12 22/06/2015 - 5:07 PM
By StrayCat
Album Cover costing
Possibly an obvious point, but just in case...

Don't forget to use a model release form if you use any models. When Vampire Weekend hit it big, the girl in the shot decided to sue everyone involved, including the photographer.

http://www.pitchfork.com/news/39868-vampire-weekend-contra-cover-girl-speaks-out-about-photo-lawsuit/

As you're likely to spend a lot of time in post-processing, perhaps an hourly rate is the way to go. I know when I've done design work for others in the past, a lot of time is spent going back and forth. But I suppose that's web design, not album cover design.

11 17/06/2015 - 8:34 PM
By Nick_w
Sarah from England
If you really want some critique, try out our 'Critique Wanted' option in our gallery upload page. This will ensure the photo is seen by our dedicated critique team:
https://www.ephotozine.com/gallery/upload

13 21/06/2015 - 9:56 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Great news photo from Miners' Strike
It's a great photo. It makes you wonder what thoughts are going through each individual's head. It's photos like this that speaks volumes about these events as they feel much more personal. You sometimes have to wonder if the individuals even want to be there.

48 14/06/2015 - 3:03 PM
By ikky
Monitor
I had an older model of this:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-078-AS&groupid=17&a...
I found it pretty good, but I would recommend separate colour calibration if you're using for photo editing. It's also well under your budget.

I've bought a number of things from overclockers, they are pretty good on price and service in my experience.

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29 12/06/2015 - 2:15 PM
By kitz
Camera not recognised
Hi Guys,

There are a few factors involved to allow us to recognise which camera you've used.

1. Ensure your photo contains the correct EXIF data for your camera
2. We must have the camera in our database to match it.

If we can't match it, click 'Suggest a Camera' and fill out the details. This will enter the camera into our database for future checking.


6 27/08/2015 - 3:24 PM
By bigideas
xt -1 studio flash - viewfinder dark on manual mode
It looks like this is down to the EVF mimicking your exposure's brightness. Here is how to disable it:

SET UP Menu #1 (blue)
- SCREEN SET-UP
- PREVIEW EXP. IN MANUAL MODE
- OFF

6 04/06/2015 - 9:40 AM
By davereet
xt -1 studio flash - viewfinder dark on manual mode
When you say darkening, do you mean switching off? If, so, i think you need to press the 'Viewmode' button on the right side of the viewfinder to cycle through the different EVF options: EVF, LCD ONLY, EVF ONLY & EYE SENSOR. You'll have to look through the EVF while doing this.

6 04/06/2015 - 9:40 AM
By davereet
Upgrade to Windows 10

Quote: Have MS offered a software checker upgrade thing like they did with Windows 8?

Yep, it was part of the reservation app thing that pop-ups in the system tray at the bottom right corner.

53 18/06/2015 - 3:38 PM
By lemmy
Upgrade to Windows 10
I think it's only on Win7/8. I have a little window icon in my system tray. When clicking it, it opens up the reservation window.

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53 18/06/2015 - 3:38 PM
By lemmy
Upgrade to Windows 10
I've just reserved mine.

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53 18/06/2015 - 3:38 PM
By lemmy
Blocking topics on the forum
You can also block an entire forum category:
https://www.ephotozine.com/forums/manage-views

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4 28/05/2015 - 4:24 PM
By saltireblue
Filter questions & related content on ePz - What do you want to know?

Quote: i sent a couple of photos when i got a message about this.heard nothing in return thank you. so left not knowing wats happening Smile

Thank you for getting in touch with some photos for examples. We've will be starting out with a rather small selection, but you should now see a new option on the gallery upload page which allows you to specify if and what filters you have used on your uploads. Using this feature will pipe your photos into the filter gallery.


15 12/07/2015 - 8:39 PM
By mikehit
Microsoft to stop producing new versions of windows.

Quote: The PC will boot and seamlessly (hah) go cloud, great, if you have a fast connection or don't suffer from drop outs

For that reason alone, I doubt it will be highly cloud dependent. Yes, some of the software will be, but Windows as itself should still work without an internet connection. There have been quite a few open betas and I haven't read anything yet that says it doesn't work without an internet connection.

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12 14/05/2015 - 6:51 PM
By keithh