2022 Colorado Road Trip – Day 4


Well Day 4 of our road trip to Boulder Colorado started off as a rainy day in Santa Fe New Mexico. By the end of the day, we arrived at our hotel for the next few days in Westminster, Colorado. We will be there to watch Paige and her BSC Bengals 16U softball team compete in the IDT Softball Tournament.

Day 4 Video Log

On the Road Between Santa Fe and Boulder

Our trip continues with Day 5 soon. In the meantime, take care.

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My Web Presence


Where to Find Me

I am going to be spending more adding a significantly more content to my blog, website, and my current social media pages. If you want to follow me and view the written tutorials, and video tutorials that I have already published, and those that I will be adding moving forward, there are several ways to do that. I want to spend more of my time doing that and adding content more frequently.

Here are several ways to follow what I will be posting:

Email Distribution List – Not very often, since it requires heavy maintenance on my part. If you are not on it now, feel free to email me requesting to be added. And by all means, you can use email to ask me any digital photography, iPad/iPhone questions you have, and I will promptly reply.

donstouder@ca.rr.com

My Welcome Page – Many of you are familiar with this, and it does provide links to some of my sites.

https://donstouder.com

My Blog – Probably the timeliest and most frequently updated of all my sites. I have been posting here more many years now, and there is even a Search button that can be used to get to previously published material. There is also a button that allows you to subscribe to it and get an email whenever I post something. I find this to be very useful for me when there is a bog or something similar that I want to monitor. And please hit the Like button when you find a post that is useful or interesting.

https://don26812.wordpress.com

Facebook – I actually have two (actually three of you count my Leuzinger High School page) on Facebook. One is where I generally post family stuff, but on occasion will have links to digital photography topics etc. If you are a Facebook user, please go to the pages below and subscribe or Like the page. I would really appreciate it.

More Personal Posts – www.facebook.com/Don26812

Don’s Digital Photo Corner – Don’s Digital Photo Corner | Facebook

Leuzinger HS Class of 1963 – www.facebook.com/LeuzingerHsClassOf1963

YouTube – Currently, I have a large number of videos posted on YouTube, and they are generally accessible by direct links provided from one of my other sites. If you go to one of the linked videos, which are mostly Public, you will see Like and Subscribe buttons there, similar to Facebook. Please Subscribe or Like the videos if you found them interesting or helpful. Here is a link to one I posted from a trip I took to Mammoth in 2015. From there you can view or subscribe to my videos, most or many of which are tutorials and demos.

Pinterest – On my Pinterest page you find links not only to my tutorials, but those I found interesting written by experts. There are scores of links on several boards with a variety of subjects related to my interests. It is a great please to see very interesting and helpful articles and videos that have helped me. You can subscribe to my Pinterest posts as well.

My Photoshop Elements eBook – Now for my commercial. I have written four eBooks that cover only the Organizer of Photoshop Elements. My latest one covers Photoshop Elements 21. They are all available on Amazon. Here is the link to my latest one. I suspect I will write additional eBooks in the future.

Amazon.com: Photoshop Elements 2021 – The Organizer Plus eBook : Stouder, Donald: Books

Well, there you have it.

Initially, most my posts and videos dealt with Photoshop Elements. In more recent years, I continued covering that program, but added more and more content covering Lightroom, Photoshop, as well as content on iPads/iPhones and related subjects, such I my use and experiences with my DJI drones, Phantom 2+, and more recently the Mavic Pro.

My overall goal is to pass on what I learn as I practice my hobby making it more understandable and easier to follow than its original presentation. Also, I am sure that I follow these topics and technologies more closely than you have the time to do. These provide the value I add to a very crowded subject area on the internet.

How to Print 11×14 Borderless Prints on Canon’s PRO-100 Printer


The Canon PRO-100 printer driver cannot handle printing borderless 11″x14″ prints. Apparently, this size was not included since it was not considered a standard photo size at some point. I have a Canon PRO-100 color printer and often want to print an 11″x14″.

I found this workaround on https://www.redrivercatalog.com. This technique will work on other Canon printers, including PRO-10 and PRO-9000 etc. The steps below are for Photoshop 2022 but should work equally well for Photoshop Elements. The concept is valid for other photo printers that do not include an 11″x14″ setting.

1. Crop your photo to be a 14″x11″ (WxH), assuming you are printing a landscape aspect ratio photo.

2. On the menu, click Image > Canvas Size.

3. As shown in the figure below, set the width to 17-inches and the height to 11-inches. Move the black circle in the middle to the square on the left.

4. Click Ok.

5. Click Menu > Print> Print Settings.

6. In the Print Settings set the options below:

o Photo Printing

o Borderless

o Select desired paper

o High Quality

o 11″x17″ paper size

o Landscape Orientation

7. Click on OK.

8. Verify settings then click on Start Printing.

Note: If you are printing an 11″x14″ (WxH) portrait photo, set the width to 11″ and the height to 17″ in Step 3 above. Then move the circle from the center square to the top square in Step 3.

That is all there is to it.

Until next time…

My Welcome Screen URL Has Changed


I recently had to upgrade my website, specifically what I call my Welcome page to increase its security. I got help from IONOS, who hosts my site. I have had my site for many years and have been able to keep it running without really knowing HTML. When all was said and done, the address of my Welcome page changed from www.donstouder.com to

https://donstouder.com

Where the problem really surfaces is that many if not most of my blog posts include links to tutorials and other content. In older posts these links are broken. Instead of going to the intended article, they go to the Don’s Digital Photo Corner as shown above.

But fortunately, there is a workaround. After clicking on the link for the article or AppTip Sheet, it does not go to the right place, do the following.

  1. Go back to the link and right click on it.
  2. Select Copy Link from the drop-down menu.
  3. Paste (Ctrl+V) the link in the address or URL field
  4. Careful insert an “s” in the address between the “p” and the first “:”, changing it to https://
  5. Press Enter and you should then be taken to the desired content.

So, remember to change the Welcome screen’s address to https://donstouder.com and things should work currently, except for old content. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Let me know with a comment if you have any problems or questions.

Until next time…

Easily and Consistently Copy Your iPhone Images to Your PC


My normal way to import my iPhone images and videos into my PC is to use Lightroom IOS. This automatically loads them into Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic, with the original stored on my PC. This works without any problems. But sometimes I want to copy them to my computer without using Lightroom.

I have had mixed success doing this, whether it is copying them to the MS Photos app or Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. A quick Google search revealed I am not the only who struggles to do this. There are several iPhone apps that are available to do this. I have found a free iPhone app, Simple Transfer, that so far work consistently in these situations.

In this I have included an AppTip Sheet, that briefly describes how to use Simple Transfer. As the AppTip Sheet illustrates, consists of an iOS app on your iPhone and Simple Transfer – Desktop running on your PC. The apps even allow you to convert the Apple’s High Efficiency image and video formats to those that are more compatible with Windows as it copies them.

Click on the figure below to the AppTip Sheet PDF file.

Lightroom Classic Import Screen

If you found this post interesting or helpful, or you actually have use Simple Transfer, leave a commit below. Until next time…

Collection of My Previous Posts on Lightroom Classic


I have been using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements for over twenty years to manage my large collection of photographs and videos. In 2019, I switched to Lightroom for that task. Almost three years into using Lightroom, my workflow continues to evolve. I still use the Organizer in Photoshop Elements and continue to be a volunteer beta tester for Adobe. But, now my use is generally focused on using Elements for special projects and the unique features it provides.

Lightroom Classic’s Library module and the Organizer in Photoshop Elements 2022 have many capabilities and features in common, but there is no question that Lightroom is more powerful than Elements since its target users are professional photographers and prosumers. For the past three years I have written and published here articles primarily directed to using Lightroom’s Library module.

For those of you who use the subscription version of Lightroom Classic, you know that it is constantly being updated and evolving. Hence a few of my earlier articles may not reflect exactly more recent versions. The principles remain the same. These articles are best used by new users and reflect my own experience as I get to know Lightroom Classic and become more efficient in using it. Below is a list of the blog posts I have published over the years.

Please note, these are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top of the list, and the very first one at the bottom.

Look for more in the future. Until next time…

Installing Canon’s Print Studio Pro on My New PC


I recently retired my six-year-old desktop PC. Although I had upgraded its components over the years – things like more memory, a SSHD, and new graphics card – its CPU was original and could not handle the newer features of Photoshop and Premiere Elements adequately.

My old PC was loaded with a ton of software. Many of the programs I no longer need or use. As is the usual case, buying a new computer for me is an excellent opportunity to do some house cleaning. 

Another major effort for me is transferring the over 100K photos and videos from my old computer. For me that means not only copying the photos/videos themselves, but also, the Photoshop Elements 2021 and Lightroom Classic catalogs. that went reasonably well. Cleanup of this task is still ongoing, because there are a lot of photos that I plan to delete as time goes on. 

I have  a Canon PIXMA P-100 printer. Reinstalling its driver and Canon’s  Print Studio Pro gave me trouble. The documentation is good, but somehow I struggled to get it right.

Canon Print Photo Pro 

So I wrote an AppTip Sheet for myself to document my steps. That is the subject of this post. Just maybe there may be someone out there who has had similar problems. 

Here is the link to the the AppTip Sheet. 

http://sheets/installing canon print studio pro.pdf

Until next time…

Just Finished a Brand New eBook


I have written three eBooks on Photoshop Elements and published them on Amazon. But the last one was Photoshop Elements 14 – The Organizer Revisited Again. Photoshop Elements (PSE) has been improved and enhanced significantly since then, and I figured it was time to write another one.

Photoshop Elements 2021 – The Organzer Plus has just been added to my books on Amazon. I have been working on it the last couple of months.

New eBook

The finished eBook has 241 pages and 315 figures. As with my other eBooks, this one essentially only covers the Organizer module of Photoshop Elements. For the most part, I leave the Photo Editor to other authors. Even if you are using a slightly older version PSE, there is still plenty of helpful information for you in this eBook.

If you end up buying it or reading it for free through Kindle Unlimited, let me know what you think.

Until next time…

360-Degree Panoramas Webpage


If you have followed my blog, you know that a lot of my posts deal with 360-degree panoramas, either taken with my drone, or more recently my Insta360 One X camera. My posts have often dealt with my efforts to stitch the individual images together and then effectively project them to be able to use the mouse to scroll and zoom.

About a month ago I added a dedicated webpage to focus on both my efforts and some of the results. Currently most of the examples were created using Momento360.com projections. The link to the webpage is shown at the top of this page. Later I will highlight other sites and software.

Stay tuned.

Until next time, stay safe.

How Photoshop Elements has Changed Throughout the Years


As I read the discussions in various forums and Facebook groups, it is apparent that many users continue to use older versions of Photoshop Elements. Many users are even using older versions than PSE 11, released in the Fall of 2012. This version is significant, because Adobe changed the complete look and feel of the program in that version.

One of the most commonly asked questions from users of older versions is whether or not it is worthwhile to upgrade to the then current version. The answer for a given user depends upon their circumstances. It is often driven by changes in the computer they use, its operating system, and/or the camera they use.

Today, we are probably about half way through the product life cycle of PSE 2020. If history repeats itself, PSE 2021 will be released sometime this Fall. So the question many users ask is should I upgrade to the latest version. Adobe has a excellent table that compares PSE 2020 features with previous ones going back to PSE 15. You can access it at the link below:

PSE 2020 Logo

For several years now I have maintained my own table. It is more detailed than the one in the above link and goes back to PSE 11. The link below is to my current version. It is an Excel spreadsheet. 

Feature Comparison PSE 11 Through PSE 2020

If you have been struggling to decide whether to upgrade or not, I hope you found this information helpful. If so please star-rate it or Like/Share the post. Also, I am always open to comments.

Until next time…

Addendum: Some were not able to open my spreadsheet. I have converted it to a PDF file. The link to it is below.

Photoshop Elements Feature Comparison PSE 11 through PSE 2020 PDF File.