- Jan 3, 2016
- the near far nord, eh!
From whatI have seen all metadata accompanies an exported image... unless you have chosen to turn it off on export for some of the quick exports to some social media site you'd rather not share info with. It can also be turned off when saving individually and manually.Thanks for the replies. Sorted the exporting aspect. A bit more effort than Lightroom (built into LIghtroom] but not a deal breaker by any means. With respect to the location coordinates I have installed GeoSetter to add the coordinates to the image metadata. I haven't checked yet but assume the images will export from Exposure X5 with the location data intact.
One thing I haven't been able to find any information on is the optimate performance settings in Edit -> Preferences -> Performance. Interested in what others have their settings as.
Also downloaded the trials of Snap Art 4 and Blow Up 3 to give them a go.
As per Performance I'm certainly no expert there and I'm running on a 13" MBPro with only 8 Gb of Ram... sadly that is the one thing I wish I had bumped up at purchase. In the past I've been able to switch out the built in ram and replace... but no more! I needed the machine at the time of purchase and without heading to a 15" MBPro 8 GB was the limit. So, all I have done in my setup is move the slider for Performance -> Memory from the default of halfway to about three quarters of the way. I'm not sure with only 8GB Ram I could really take advantage of some of the other settings.
I got both of Snap Art and BlowUp when I got EX3. BlowUp was used occasionally however I don't really print large, which is where its algorithms excel. About EX4.5 they also seemed to include many of the print features of BU3 which essentially meant I didn't use it much anymore. It may still be useful but, again, not being much of a printer, not as much to me.
On the other hand if you're looking for an artsy fartsy editing experience, Snap Art is pretty cool. I used it to resurrect some too quick for my em5.2 in a too dark room flamenco dance a couple of years ago. The background folks were perfectly sharp... the dancers perfectly blurry. I had no other photos of them so for some reason was hesitant to trash them. One day I did an Edit-In-SnapArt and presto... all was well in Flamenco land... a perfectly acceptable artsy farsty impressionistic Flamenco Dance. I then put together a 4 minute slide show for one of my photo clubs... and turned every one of the photos i used for it into a "work of art". Being a Monet fan, this was an acceptable thing to do. LOL... some other purists thought otherwise. Didn't bother me though... my photos, not theirs.
After showing this we had one of the chaps in our club who had also bought into the EX4 bundle at the time display a photo of a very ordinary local street. He had, however captured the very essence of the small town with his artsy B&W rendition using Snap Art... priceless!