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1 May 2021

We've just archived Volume 10, Number 4 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 19 Features, 17 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 169 items of interest), one review and one site note for a total of 64 stories.

Of those stories, 30 included 139 images and seven featured gear specifications tables. There was only one obituary last month.

Our review of the director's cut of Mapplethorpe could be considered news (which is where we counted it), a review or a feature (or all three but we can only count it once), depending on the weather.

WITH FINAL STATS still short by two days, unique site visitors increased 107 percent last month after an increase of a 116 percent increase the month before. And visits, too, increased by 113 percent after a 108 percent increase the month before. All that (so far) despite an odd drop off in traffic on April 25 and 26.

Things are heating up, you might say.

Things are heating up, you might say.

OUR TOP STORY last month was our review of DxO's PureRaw, the new preprocessor that applies the company's DeepPRIME technology to your Raw files before you work on them. Previously you had to buy DxO PhotoLab 4 to get DeepPRIME but now you can get the advantages of this Raw file optimizer for your preferred image editing software. Smart guys.

The fourth most popular was our look at Mapplethorpe. The impression it left us with has lingered as has our admiration for Ondi Timoner, the director, for how she handled a difficult subject.

And in sixth place we find the announcement of this year's Hasselblad Masters Competition.

Interspersed among all those were Around The Horn columns, reporting the photography links we found compelling each day. Which we always find gratifying.

WE WERE NOT AMUSED to see the latest version of Safari change how scroll bars are displayed. Our headline pages have vertically scrolling left and main columns that are set to display scroll bars only if necessary. That should always show the vertical scroll bar but never a horizontal scroll bar.

Except we noticed the horizontal scroll bars were always showing suddenly. Not expecting a fix any time soon, we took matters into our own hands and made the vertical scroll bar automatic but turned off any horizontal one. You know, so you can see the copyright information in the bottom bar.

That's the only site tweak we made this month and we didn't mention it before because it's just a workaround. But check your own site if you have elements that you expect to behave like ours.

You never know these days.

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