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Everything posted by Big_Stan

  1. Thank you. Based on your experience and my failure to make it happen, I have reached the conclusion that AP and Noiseware won't play nicely together.
  2. Thanks to all the help I received from David at All Media Lab, v_kyr, and DWright I was finally able to get the Topaz Lab plugins working. I must be a sadist because now I'd like to get Noiseware operating too. Noiseware was one of the first self learning noise reduction plugins, before AI became the "catchword", and has been my go to package for nearly 15 years and I really miss not having it.
  3. David, I truly appreciate your patience and all the work you put into helping me. Stan
  4. Yes, finally. I was so busy focussing on the Authorise and the /contents/ that I neglected to try it. Thank you VERY much. I really appreciate your help.
  5. You are great!! Thank you very much. I did not realize that "Authorise Global" was supposed to be grayed out. I have tried everything that I can think of, but I cannot get "/contents/" to attach at the end.
  6. This is driving me crazy. I was able to get the sash in. After Restarting, this is my screen However I am still unable to get "authorize global" to work
  7. Thank you for your patience. I am unable to get Authorise Global to work.
  8. THANK YOU!! Making progress?. I removed all of the plugins and reinstalled Adjust AI. This is my new Prefs window, notice the the missing "/Contents/".
  9. Media lab, Thank you for your help. I also tried that tutorial and it did not work for me either. I am now trying your suggestion.
  10. How do I do get those entries into the "Plugin Search Folders" and "Plugin Support Folders"?
  11. DWright, Here is my Preferences window Media Lab, When I went to my new iMac with Catalina, I performed a reboot and a clean install of each plugin. The Topaz apps are working with no problem as stand-alone. I am obviously doing something wrong and I cannot figure what it is.
  12. Thank you, however my issue started before Catalina, while I was still using Mojave. BTW, all of my other apps are working flawlessly with Catalina. Going to Catalina was easier than going to Mojave.
  13. Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, the problem actually started under Mojave.
  14. Getting help from Topaz Labs is liking talking to a wall. They brought in a new operations manager, Eric Lowery, and he made encouraging words about cleaning up the mess, but I am seeing no improvement in their responsiveness. I send them emails requesting help and I receive an automated reply acknowledging that they received my request, but it takes a week before I receive an answer to my question. And, if their answer doesn't solve my problem, it takes another week (if I am lucky) and so forth. I have a chain of emails going back to 8 October (before Catalina) trying to resolve the plugin p
  15. At a qualitative level your explanation is quite good. However, this is not what is actually happening at a statistical level. Here is a copy of a paper written by John Paul Caponigeo (Use Multiple Exposures To Reduce Image Noise, December 13, 2017) in which he describes what goes on in Photoshop. I assume AP behaves in a similar manner. Occasionally I have used multiple exposures for star photography to reduce image noise in both PS and AP, it works. "So what is Photoshop doing? Photoshop first aligns a series of images as separate layers, converts them into a Smart Object, and
  16. It was the Separated Mode problem; one click and all is well again. I don't recall going there, but Separated Mode was checked. It had to be a poltergeist. Where are the Ghost Busters when you need them? Thank you all, for your help!!
  17. I was working on a photo this afternoon and quit at the end of the session. When I went back this evening the screen was weird. How do I get back to the default screen?
  18. Let's assume that I have 2 copies of the same image. I will call one image "clone 1" and the second image "clone 2". I would like to be able to place both images into AP such that clone 1 is on the left side of the screen and clone 2 is on the right side. My goal is while doing a dodge and burn on clone 1, I can look at clone 2 and, by comparing the difference between the two images gauge my D&B progress. I do not want to do this with a split screen because I want to be able to see both images at once and not have to move a slider back and forth.
  19. Thank you. Will you please point me to a tutorial that discusses the "certain filters".
  20. I am doing Dodge & Burn with 50% gray scale mask. Carl Surry did an excellent tutorial fro this process based on translating a PS tutorial. Other achieving the 50% gray scale, the PS tutorial is fine and Carl did a very good job showing how to get the gray scale with AP. In the PS tutorial, the author showed a split screen; the gray scale mask (he called this a "visualization layer") next to the Pixel image. How can I get the same side by side view in AP?
  21. The Serif reaction that just saw did NOT address the issue I raised. OK, I surrender!!!
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