The Black and White and Vintage Galleries were looking a bit weak with only 10 photos each, so today was a chance for the CPU to earn it’s keep and to crank out loads of new files with the Photoshop Action scripts.

I’ve selected 75 of the more interesting photos from Bendigo Scenic 1000 (actually its only 762 at the moment, but we’re getting there), and processed these as both High Contrast Black and White’s and Vintage photos. Took about 3 hours all up to process these 150 photos as:

– Watermarked 1920 x 1080’s for the website
– Un-watermarked 8000 x 4501’s for uploading to Red Bubble – Red Bubble A0 Posters require a minimum of 7000 pels on one side
– Watermarked 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD’s for ‘Ron
– Watermarked 1000 x 563’s for sharing by email and potential use on FB/Twitter

This on a notebook so it’s going to be a bit slow. From here I’m looking forward to feeding a comparable task to a Quad R9 290 machine to see just much faster it will be.  A good test will be to take all 1000 photos and batch process the lot into all the different image sizes both with and without watermarks.  That will be a great benchmark test. Very handy that Adobe allows the installation of Creative Cloud on a 2nd machine, especially when a big photo job comes along and everything needs to be processed very fast.

Anyway, a pretty obvious Music Video to go along with this post.  LOL, love the Michael J Fox “Back to the Future” moment @ 1:20


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Steven Jodoin is a Geomatics Engineer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer and an aspiring Lean Six Sigma Black Belt living in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. "Make Every Day a Kaizen Day" and Improve Continuously