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MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby Charles Haacker » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Say-yah got a crick in your neck from liftin' yah head alla time tryin' to see the screen on yah compoooter through yah trifocals and yah got chapped
lips and paper cuts and your feets all swollen-up and blistered from poundin’ the pavement lookin’ for glasses that work?
Is that what’s botherin’ yah, Bunky? (Apologies to Eddie 'The Old Philosopher' Lawrence.)

That was an act-choo-al problem for me working on a desktop computer at eye level. I do have line trifocals but tipping my head back did cause a sore neck. I used to have a single-vision pair of glasses made from my middle correction, which was great but on the $pendy side. I wondered if THIS bit of silliness would work:
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It looks goofy but it works! That's a pair of 10-buck Voldemart (Walmart if yah missed the joke) +1.5 diopter readers sitting on top of my regular glasses. The diopter gives me just the right focal length to sit comfortably at my desktop with my head in a normal position. (I made this silly selfie with my phone to show a pal, who thought it very MacGyverish how I do this so I thought I'd share.)
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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby Duck » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 pm

If it solves a problem...
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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby PietFrancke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:33 pm

Chuck, I find that my VoldeMart magnifier spectacles have smudge marks all over them keeping me from knowing if I have added enough grunge or not during a PS exercise. I know... operator error - plus they hurt my nose.

Regardless, I wanted to note that the double pair make you look twice as intelligent and give you an almost Duck like air of dignity and concentration.

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Postby LindaShorey » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Piet took the word right out of my mouth: dignified (rotfl). Great solution!
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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby St3v3M » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:28 pm

Smart! S-
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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby Charles Haacker » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Duck wrote:If it solves a problem...
It do. It do.
PietFrancke wrote:Chuck, I find that my VoldeMart magnifier spectacles have smudge marks all over them keeping me from knowing if I have added enough grunge or not during a PS exercise. I know... operator error - plus they hurt my nose.

Regardless, I wanted to note that the double pair make you look twice as intelligent and give you an almost Duck like air of dignity and concentration.
No one can compete with Duck's air of dignity and concentration, and I will not admit intelligence until I am smarter than my phone.
LindaShorey wrote:Piet took the word right out of my mouth: dignified (rotfl). Great solution!
Dignity is overrated.
St3v3M wrote:Smart! S-
So is smart. But thanks anyway.
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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby uuglypher » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:40 am

Way y'go, Chuck!
I can only add that those "readers" alone, or in combo with tri-focals can improve one's ease of viewing stereo image pairs.
Necessity is the mother of all kinds of cool stuff!

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Re: MacGyvering Glasses for Close Work While Post-Processing

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:44 am

uuglypher wrote:Way y'go, Chuck!
I can only add that those "readers" alone, or in combo with tri-focals can improve one's ease of viewing stereo image pairs.
Necessity is the mother of all kinds of cool stuff!

Dave

I used to be able to easily do the crossed-eye technique, but since retinal surgery + cataract surgery I don't seem able to do it anymore. Ah, well... :|
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