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Lightroom Woes…

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Generally I update early when new software comes out. Generally, Mac stuff is great. The updates make things quicker, more reliable and uphold that “it just works” Mac philosophy. Not so Sierra. 10.12.1 is filled with oodles of bugs and glitches – especially where Lightroom is concerned.

Besides Lightroom being unstable and crashing all the time under Sierra, another gong show happened today. I went to print a photo and all my Canon ICC profiles were gone. They showed up as print paper options but the side of the print dialogue for Color Management only offered the ‘Managed by Printer’ option.

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I went hunting for the ICC profiles where they live (Hard Drive/Library/ColorSync/Profiles) and they were just simply gone. Vanished. Not there. WEIRD. And frustrating. Because Canon doesn’t simply make their paper profiles available for simple download. No, they are bundled in a driver. Which is beyond stupid.

Opening the OS X ColorSync utility you can see all the ICC profiles installed on your computer. For whatever reason (possibly something new in Sierra), the profiles are no located where they used to be. Instead go to Hard Drive/Library/Printers/Your Printer/SubPrinter/Resources/ICCProfiles/PRINTERNAME (which is a container of which you have to right click to see contents)/Contents/Resources/Viola!

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I found them all here in this place, copied them and pasted them back into the Hard Drive/Library/ColorSync/Profiles which is where Lightroom needs them to print.

So boo ya Grandma, now we’re back in action. What a convoluted gong show. Lightroom sucks. Sierra sucks. Everything sucks.

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I feel better. 😎

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On the Shoot that Nearly Wasn’t…

Hehehehhhehe……… It’s funny now. In hindsight. Like most things. But it was a gongshow whilst it was happening. 😉 I was getting some harassment from the relatives about needing updated photos of the kids. It’s been busy lately and Pria is nearly 5 months old. I haven’t take nearly enough photos of her. So we set out yesterday to nab some shots. We tried the bail setup and finally got a decent one. My children purposely don’t cooperate with me when trying to take pics of them. Next time, I’m going to Sears Portrait Studio. hehehehehe…….. 😉 Then I wanted to get some candids of the kids in the Alfalfa. But then, Ethan peed his pants. Potty training is going pretty good, but it’s not 100%. With no spare change of clothes, we’re carrying his bare butt across this field back to the truck, all the while Phoebe screaming in the background about not being left behind. After walking back and getting my photo gear we got re-loaded and Ethan got a pull-up installed. We still needed some shots of Pria. So we went back to town and went down into the campground – which has become a cesspool of weed-based iniquity (… but not that kind) since the floods last year. Back home we went and by this time, Pria is screaming at the top of her lungs because she’s sick of her car seat. And, to top it all off, all the kids are sick with running noses and weepy eyes. Here’s the salvaged images from the shoot that nearly wasn’t. hehhehhhehe…….. all in the life of a photog stressed dad. 😎