Okay, I never do any editing that I have to hit undo a gazillion times. If I am working on something that I might not want to keep, I do it on a layer and delete the layer.
Here’s a rundown on my problem. I purchased my X2 program about 1 ½ years ago after I purchases this new PC. I remember what a total pain it was to install on my windows 7 PC. Once installed I never had any problems until I purchased my new Canon camera a month ago. It’s a T3I, 18mp. The image size from the camera is 5184x3456. I am only taking photos in the highest jpg, not raw or tiff. I’ve never had a photo with a file size more than 6.60 mb.
I always open the image and do a shift D to make a copy. Sometimes I’ll close the untouched original photo but when I rename the new photo I like to incorporate the original numbers into the file name. At first I thought it was when I used my plug-in, noise ninja I got a pop up ‘error bad allocation’. The program didn’t close after I hit okay on the allocation pop up it only closed the ninja app. So I do unsharpen mask instead. I crop it next, then if I tried to resize it, I couldn’t key in the resize numbers. But it would allow me to scroll down to resize. Then when I went to ‘save as’ with the name and hit okay, the whole program would close without warning.
I was wondering about getting x3 but it sounds like it has some major issues. I think when X3 first came out and I checked this forum it wouldn’t allow the noise ninja plug-in to read the camera profile. My girlfriend got x3 and said she won’t use it because she doesn’t like the whole interface look. I had her send me a screen capture so I could see what she meant. I don’t like the dark background, I’m sure she can click on the learn center thing on the left so that won’t be there but the whole background is chocolate brown and way too dark. She said the background is gray on her monitor but it looks chocolate brown on mine so my monitor needs to be calibrated.
This is a real bummer since I can’t work with layers and the only way I can edit my photos is to do a serious cop or resize to make the file size smaller before I do any editing whatsoever. My normal order of process to my photos is sharpen, edit, crop then resize, in that order.
So I will have to assume that until I get my memory issue fixed I can’t upgrade to X3, right? Thanks again for your help. I guess I’ll have to wait two hours for someone to approve of this message before it will be posted. I’m attaching my friends screen capture she sent of X3. Is there a way to change the dark background?
- X3 screen shot from friend