I don’t like some changes.

The gapbetween the clouds was just big enough to letbthe first light in.
The gap between the clouds was just big enough to let the first light in.

What insane idiot decides that the computer has the right to “make my photos better” when they are downloaded?? Yes I can change that setting but not until I actually knows this is what the computer will do. Of course it should have popped up a little note on the screen before the photos were downloaded that I could choose that as an option! So suddenly all my photos were very bright and those showing the sky showed a clear blue one instead of the dark grey we actually had here!!!

 

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I tried several times to take the photo when the light was reflected in one of the wings in the middle wind power plant :-)
I tried several times to take the photo when the light was reflected in one of the wings in the middle wind power plant πŸ™‚
European Jackdaws. This is a tiny flock compared to those in the cities.
European Jackdaws. This is a tiny flock compared to those in the cities.
We had some crows here too. They don't like Ravens and we have lots of Ravens here so the crows are a rare sight.
We had some crows here too. They don’t like Ravens and we have lots of Ravens here so the crows are a rare sight.

But firstly I had a big problem finding the photos at all. I saw how the computer downloaded them but I couldn’t find them anywhere and neither could the computer when I searched for them πŸ™‚ It took me several tries until they showed in the photo programΒ but I still couldn’t find a folder so I easily could find them again. I downloaded them to my editing program and did what I could to make the photos look as they did when I took them and not until I saved the photos after that editing a folder turned up. The problem was that the folder just was called 2015-10 the date of today didn’t show but that is at least an easy thing to change.

 

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I also noticed, while I was in the settings changing the make Your photo better thing that the computer also would download my photos to a cloud, hell no I said and changed those settings too! I have also changed some settings after Birgit told me here to keep my privacy as private as possible because windows will take any info from my computer and use it in ways I might not like. Ok, I don’t have any secrets but I still want them to ask for permission if they want to use anything I do on my computer.

 

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The sky looks very blue in my computer so I didn’t managed to get it as grey as I had hoped for. Thank you Windows 10!

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Well, I usually buy myself a present when it is Christmas so I think I’ll see if I can find a MAC on the Pawn shops website, anything must be better than Windows. I’ve also been thinking of Linux for a long time but never found a place from where I can download it, at least not a site I think is safe πŸ™‚ I think I’ll do that next time I get a new computer and if it isn’t a MAC.

 

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But besides from these annoying things it does work pretty good, actually a bit faster than it did when I had Windows 8.1 but I have to admit that it took quite some time until I figured out how to start the internet, they had changed that too πŸ™‚

 

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The morning has been chilly but not cold and the sky was mostly cloudy when we went out on our walk. I saw very few wild animals, a few deer and three swans flying by but that’s it. I did hear lots of geese though but they were o a field too far to walk to. Yesterday, on my way to work, a moose decided to walk out on the road in front of my car. I had already seen it so I managed to stop the car just a few meters from it. It was either a calf from last year or a cow without a calf. Beautiful animals but actually pretty dangerous, it happens that they kill people by kicking them to death.

 

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It is time to have something to eat and a pot of tea too I think, after that I’ll have a nap πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

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10 responses

  1. Caryn

    Hi Christer,
    I suppose I can believe that Windows 10 assumes it’s users are photography dolts who need to have their pictorial junk “improved” but to do so without a warning window is really imperious. Microsoft: They know better than we what we need so we should just take it and shut up.

    That would be great of you could find a Mac on the auction site. Apple is just as evil as Microsoft but their stuff just works more or less intuitively.
    I’m running iPhoto 9.4.3 which is not the latest. It doesn’t do things to your photos when you download them nor does it send them off to iCloud unless you say so. I can’t vouch for what its latest version does and I grimace any time I see it has an update.
    I don’t have any problems with iPhoto but I’m not doing much editing except for sharpness and sometimes cropping.

    Favorite photo of the day is number 8. The running sun fire photo. Fabulous. I might have to keep that one. πŸ™‚

    Moose may kick you to death but they are also pretty deadly if you happen to hit them with your vehicle. We have lots of death by moose/car impact in this part of the country. When cars hit them, they tend to come through the windscreen with antlers and heavy body parts first. Not good for anyone sitting in the front seat.

    Today is cool and sunny with a bright blue sky. Another Blue Jay Day. Excellent for those who are going foliage viewing. The blue sky makes the oranges and reds scream like painted warriors. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the day.

    October 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      I guess You’re right about that πŸ™‚ and I don’t mind as long as I am the one to chose if I want w.10 to do anything with my photos. It is bad when a program changes the grey sky to blue πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I guess W.10 doesn’t like cloudy days πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I hope they have more closer to christmas, right now they have one up for auction and one in their web shop but I still have to pay that car tax πŸ™‚ Yes of course they are just as evil but at least they don’t change my photos unless I want them to πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure none of the computers I’ll find on that auktion site will have the latest programs πŸ™‚ I am also thinking of Linux but I don’t know which sites are safe to down load it from. I normally only change the size on my photos, to use the editing program to make photos sharper just make them blurry in another way πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I can’t pick a favorite today since I still am annoyed about what Windows did to my photos πŸ™‚

      Yes to hit them with a car is even worse but that is something we all expect, very few actually believes that they can kill you anyway. Nasty but beautiful animals. The moose hunt starts on Monday so now we’ll have loads of panicking moose on the roads for at least a week.

      The sky has been mostly cloudy here today but rather warm. It did feel cold indoors though so I have a fire burning in the stove now πŸ™‚ I did actually get a photo of a Jay today but it was rather far away I’m afraid.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      October 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  2. Joy Atwood

    But, but, but the photos are beautiful!

    October 11, 2015 at 12:22 am

    • Hi Joy!

      I’m glad You like them πŸ™‚

      have a great day!

      Christer.

      October 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

  3. Birgit

    Hi Christer,
    loooong comment now (or several comments?), sorry, I’m too tired now to shorten it and you’ll have to deal with bad English.
    The easiest way to try a Linux distribution is to just look for a computer magazine with Life-CD/DVD, for a start it doesn’t matter which Linux distribution. It’s slow and just has the basic programs but the system run completely from CD and you can play around without harming your current system.
    In theory you can run Linux besides Windows on different partitions on your computer but it might be tricky. I haven’t tried it yet. Probably safer if you have an old computer to try.
    If you want to install Linux take a popular distribution like Ubuntu, Debian or OpenSuse, you’ll get more internet help. A computer magazine with a system on CD/DVD and a description is also a good start, you can update and add programs online later. When you install you’ll also have to choose a graphical user interface, usually KDE or Gnome, I would recommend KDE.
    Kubuntu (=Ubuntu with KDE, kubuntu.com ) might be a good choice for beginners. When you can’t install it, take another.
    Linux is a good system for me, it’s highly adjustable, but is it a good choice for you? A Mac is certainly easier to handle and less time consuming and I see Caryn can help with photo programs.
    Internet, office and the usual audio/video/radio stuff is no problem with Linux, you get used to slightly different programs.
    Photo tools: Photoshop doesn’t run on Linux. (Except online but I’ve heard that you can’t save single layers with the online version.) A reasonable alternative is Gimp ( gimp.org , free program, also available for Windows and Mac) which is sufficient for RGB pictures but not yet for CMYK. I still convert RGB -> CMYK with Krita, a drawing program. Enough other photo programs like DigiKam, Gwenview and more for viewing and quick adjustments. Gimp is probably sufficient for major adjustments but you may need some time to get used to it and it’s not as professional as Photoshop.
    Video editing on Linux is a problem. You can do it but I have to admit that Windows is (was?) better.
    Audio editing: Audacity ( audacityteam.org ) is more than sufficient when you don’t do it professionally.
    Scanner: Should work but I haven’t tried. Programs that come with the scanner usually don’t work but you can scan and later edit the file with photo tools.
    Printer: Should work, might depend on the printer and you might need to find a working driver online. Our printer works with my friend’s Kubuntu.
    Working with Linux is “try&error”. If a task can’t be done with the programs you have or if you don’t like it, go online and download another free one. It might work or not. xyz-files don’t work? Go online, search for missing program additions and try again.
    I used Win98 as long as possible but when I got Vista I switched to Linux (first Debian, now Opensuse for years). As Caryn already wrote with every move Vista seemed to say you are a dumb user who just wants to see cute kittens and porn and we know better what you want to do than you do. Vista’s lying about the actual file system was a severe insult. The Vista PC was never online and serves as TV recorder now.
    I’m not really a Linux expert but I can try to help, just take the email address you have but with “rub” instead of “web”. I rarely check the “web”-account, it’s a dummy for internet use.
    Good night / good morning πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2015 at 2:05 am

    • Hi Birgit!

      Thank You for this! I have now saved all text so I can go through it better when/ if it is time to do the change.

      I rarely do anything but change size or perhaps make the photo brighter if it is too dark. I have photoshop but only use it for size cgange πŸ™‚ They didn’t have Windows photo editing program in the computer, too bad because it was all I needed so I bought this advanced program which I really don’t use πŸ™‚ I don’t scan anything either to be honest so that’s no problem either.

      My oldest brother had Vista so I knew to avoid that one πŸ™‚ I didn’t like 8 or 8.1 and so far I’m annoyed at 10 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ but it is a step back towards before 8 and that is a plus. What really annoyes me is that I now have to re-install some programs!!!
      I really don’t mind trialand error as long as I know that’s the fact but not whan it comes to programs like windows 10.

      Nothing will happen this side of the year but this computer is getting old so I guess I need to think about it when spring arrives.

      Thanks again!
      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      October 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

      • Birgit

        Hi Christer,
        Linux hardware requirements are lower than for Windows so old computers are usually no problem for Linux, you can also get special Linux distributions with minimal hardware requirements. I still work with my cheap 8 year old computer, I just added more RAM and a second harddrive some years ago and have to change the battery now. It’s slow when I do photo collages with large photos and lots of layers and video editing takes time but everything else is still fine.
        Photo editing: you should try XnView ( xnview.com ), a photo program for free which is great for quick edits and mass editing. I don’t want to miss it and use the Windows version with an Windows emulator on Linux along with the sparser multi-platform version. Works with Windows 10. Standard version is fine.
        http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview/
        Have a great Sunday! Sunny Sunday here πŸ™‚

        October 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      • That’s good to know. So it is more or less that as long as the old computer starts it will work πŸ™‚ Too bad I can’t remember my password to tye old laptop, it would have been great to start trying it on that one.

        I’ll check out that link!

        Have a great day!
        Christer.

        October 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

  4. Christer,
    I really like my MAC. I think I last used Windows 8 then my computer died so I bought the MacBook Pro. I just downloaded the new operating system, but I haven yet worked with the new parts except one: having two pages open on the screen at the same time. I love that. I will have to start learning El Capitan, the new system, this week as I have nothing but home stuff planned.

    The reunion dinner was excellent. I had another great evening. The woman at the cheese, fruit, appetizer table told me she wasn’t looking forward to a bunch of old people 50 years out of high school. She said she was surprised to see how young we all were. I love that woman.

    It is in the low 50’s right now. The night is like the perfect fall evening. This is the best time to be on Cape Cod.

    Have a great day!!

    October 11, 2015 at 3:22 am

    • Hi Kat!

      Too bad that new MAC costs almost three times as much as a PC does. I know that MAC’s are rather different and PC users usually have problems in the beginning to adjust to how the MAC works πŸ™‚ I’ll see if I can find a used one or if I’ll try Linux instead.

      I think we all look much younger than people did when we were young, I guess it had something to do in how we dress now days and back then. When I see photos of my grandfather when he was in his 50’s he did look really old compared to what we do now days.

      Cloudy and failry warm morning here. I’m pretty sure we would have had frost if those clouds hadn’t covered the sky.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      October 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

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