[Alt-photo] Curves and text files in QTR

Don Bryant donsbryant at gmail.com
Thu May 25 20:47:54 UTC 2017

I agree with Keith regarding the .acv file.

However this does raise the issue of learning and using version control

Now that everyone's eyes are glazing over I'll leave it at that. But RCS is
easy to use and available across most platforms. Also available is VCS and

On May 25, 2017 4:23 PM, "Keith Schreiber via Alt-photo-process-list" <
alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

> I'm not sure about this, but I think that if he makes a change to the .acv
> curve file but does not rename it or move it then it is not necessary to
> reinstall the QTR curve text file. The QTR curve refers to the .acv
> on-the-fly, so as long as the .acv referred to is available in the location
> used in the installed curve (I am assuming that this is in the GrayCurve
> field or something similar) it will use whatever in in the .acv file at the
> time it is used.
> But if you care about keeping track of your progress and changes, I don't
> think using the same name for a different .acv is good practice. Each
> variation should get a new variation on the name too, in which case the
> text file would be modified also to refer to the new .acv name, and the
> curve should then get a new name too. In this case you do need to run the
> installer each time you make a new iteration.
> Cheers,
> Keith
> > On May 25, 2017, at 1:54 PM, Kees Brandenburg via Alt-photo-process-list
> <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Felix,
> >
> > Yes you have to run the installer again when you change anything in the
> txt file or curve.
> >
> > Kees
> >
> >
> >
> >> My question is If I decide to make a change in the curve file, is it
> enough to just replace the curve file in the directory or do I have to run
> the
> >> Install program to “embed” the curve data into the driver?
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