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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #20 on: 23 May 2009, 00:18:55 »
Some of the damaged Yiwu 2009 spring tea. The damage was just on the packaging.

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New toys & new working space at home.
« Reply #21 on: 08 July 2009, 00:36:18 »
Just got this new Mac Pro, Quad Core x 2 @ 2.26Ghz, 16GB RAM. And also the 30" Apple Cinema Display, at resolution 2560x1600.

The monitor is huge. I will see how I adjust to it. The monitor on the right is a 24" for my PC, resolution 1920x1080.

My old setup was two PCs with 3 19" LCD monitors, each monitor 1280x1024.

Simple observations of the Mac in the last few hours - I never got to use more than 10% of the CPUs (wait until start doing video rendering.) But I have using as much as 10gb ram when processing a few photos.

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #22 on: 08 July 2009, 10:29:11 »
i plan to substitute my laptop into macbook as well....

all my friends said once you use it (no matter computer, iphone or ipod) you will get hook into it....

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #23 on: 08 July 2009, 12:12:18 »
i plan to substitute my laptop into macbook as well....

all my friends said once you use it (no matter computer, iphone or ipod) you will get hook into it....

 ::) ::) ::)

Depends...

I had my first Power Mac 10 years ago. It was very good and nice for photo processing, edit video, making DVD, etc... The screen layout is generally very nice. The machine is still sitting in my office but the harddisk is gone. I also have a 1st generation iMac for my office use in 2000. It's still working and mainly used for testing and playing MP3 in the office.

A mac is not entirely trouble free. And for me the biggest problem was lack of games. So when I need more on-screen space for my work about 4 years ago, the Mac is out, and 3 large (by the standard at the time) screens all hooked up to PCs.

The reasons I am getting a Mac now are:
- security, Windows and IE are extensively targetted, so I feel a bit safer with a Mac
- photo processing, mainly to use Aperture
- my kids are 'forced' to use Mac due to school policy, so may as well had one at home too

My kid has a white Macbook for two years, and it's very heavy. We get her a new Macbook Air with SSD which is much lighter, but I heard that it overheat easily. Q is using a Macbook Pro and he seem to be very happy with it.

I am somewhat immuted to iPod and iPhone. We have 4 iPods at home (2 shuffle + nano + touch, all free of charge) and only the nano is somewhat used.


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Sample Pic processed with Aperture
« Reply #24 on: 09 July 2009, 04:49:04 »
Original from the 2009 Primary Battle of Books Final, and the version processed with Aperture.

The main changes are:
- red eyes removed
- brighter (changed level)
- rid of the reddish tone
- slightly more definition

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #25 on: 15 July 2009, 21:55:24 »
金花孢子還是金黃霉素?

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #26 on: 16 July 2009, 00:17:23 »
不太肯定,看來似是 . . . . .黄曲霉毒素        . . . . .  :-[

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #27 on: 16 July 2009, 02:26:10 »
More examples of retouching...

1. original.
2. cropped & adjusted level
3. additionally took out some skin imperfections

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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #28 on: 16 July 2009, 10:32:27 »
omg....I cannot see the difference between the pictures of the two ladies......

Does this mean they need not to touch up or.....there is no use to touch up????:P
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Re: Really misc pics...
« Reply #29 on: 16 July 2009, 14:01:24 »
omg....I cannot see the difference between the pictures of the two ladies......

Does this mean they need not to touch up or.....there is no use to touch up????:P

Look at the face. The girl on the left had lots of pimples. The girl on the right had a few black marks.