Computers!

In last week’s post, I lamented the fact that no matter how many times I update the new computer, there are always more patches, bug fixes, and upgrades that I need to install.  As I mentioned, with so many things that need to work just right every time in order to have a computer boot and run, I’m sometimes amazed that the thing works at all.

I recently installed a series of patches in an effort to keep my security current and to make it easier for me to take advantage of some of the new features available through an operating system upgrade.

Everything seemed to work fine until I updated my primary photo editing software so that it handled the latest RAW format for my new camera.  To make a long and painful story short, something is out of whack between the new photo editing software and my computer’s operating system.  The two bits of code don’t play well with each other.

When I use the new software to edit photos in the new-to-this-computer RAW format, I run into all kinds of difficulties.  I contacted the customer support teams for the photo editing software and of the operating system manufacturer.  Not surprisingly, each one said that the issue was the other guy’s fault.

In the meantime, that leaves me with the inability to take advantage of the software that I need to edit RAW photos from my new camera.  Right now, I have a few choices.  I can take pictures in JPG, use an older camera that doesn’t have all the features of the new one (but the software knows how to handle its RAW images), or I can fiddle (that’s a technical term, by the way) with my computer in an attempt to resolve the issue.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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