naththo: I find Onone HDR in software much better than Nik software unfortunately cos the Nik one the HDR looks flat and bland. The Onone looks better, HDR at natural, still have nice saturation and shadow still at depth. And of course does recover highlight very well. I have Onone free edition version 9 atm and it does fit 4K monitor better than what Nik came with.
I know that oo works with layers, but afaik it does not stack differently exposed images into a single hdr image. also, i'm not sure if it works with hdr images stacked by e.g. photoshop. It produces rather hdr-look rather than processes thrue hdr image. HDRefex can blend images and open hdr format, and then it can be used for tonemaping.
Roman_93: Too much use of NIK Looks was already a pest when it was not free. Instant Art for everyone, so all will look similar.
I would have prefered if they would have kept it expensive but were busy making it progress.
Too much of ps... lr... others... reality of photography evaporated somewhere...
Does onone stack images?
Great news for non-nik users. I hope that it is not the end of the road for this awesome software. On the other hand, from what I can tell many functions of this filters are ported to snapseed, so maybe we will have all implemented, and Android tablet finally became essential tool for photographer.
gembira: I love this program on the Mac. I am a long time user of Photoshop, but I like Affinity Photo better and it is so much less expensive. I am tired of Adobe's nearly yearly updates. And Affinity has plans to provide an expensive or maybe free program for file management.
I am sad to see it move to Windoze. As a Mac exclusive application, the focus stayed on Mac. I worry that they will do like many developers and issue Windows updates before Mac updates.
Lukę, you won't compare mac to custom pc, because You are not allow to install macos on custom PC. Quality-vise it is not a problem to replicate quality of branded computer with in-house construction.
MrFox, I know that for most mac users it is the bast system. My answer is: no, it is not. I have several win pcs, with various system versions, and I don't know the most problems like system/software compatibility. Mac is not superior, nor win is.
Luke, I'd argue if pc I've built for my own is inferior to branded pcs (or macs). My own-build "tin" PC was equipped with technology that apple implemented many months later, and it works fine for many years. From what I can see, the same situation is now.
AbrasiveReducer: This probably won't affect Adobe much since most people who have a choice don't use Windows. But its a great product, and when Affinty completes their version of InDesign we may finally be able to say goodbye to Adobe and software subscriptions.
I have choice now. I was thinking about going to mac because of affinity. and now I can stay with my preferable platform (so far it is win7).
Neodp: Hide your children.
Priceless program for free to you:https://www.gimp.org/downloads/Why not run it too!
I'm waiting for full GEGL implementation. Development version(available via partha.com) looks very promising.
Marcin 3M: Hurah! Great companion for C1P, and pluton host.Best news since CC madness.
plugin, not pluton. damned auto-correction...
noflashplease: Competition is a good thing but there has to be a more compelling motivation than just price? There's a whole infrastructure of publications, tutorials and plugins/filters for Photoshop. It's not just a simple matter of a start-up going head-to-head with Adobe and succeeding the basis of price. At this point, you can still buy a standalone version of Photoshop Elements. My guess is this program is a lot less powerful that even Elements when you consider the fact that you don't have full support for Photoshop compatible Plugins and Filters, although you may have it someday....after you've paid your $50.
Personally, I'm not going to wait around for a Beta. Either Serif has released a Beta, or they haven't.
fuego6, C1P upgrade + affinity photo perpetual license price is about equal to the one year Adobe subscription costs. Not sure, if Adobe offer is much better. If we count vector illustrating program and publishing suite - Adobe is way overpriced. Of course, we have to assume reliability of all programs, and Affinity publisher is not released yet.
The Name is Bond: Serif's Photoplus has nested layers and non-destructive adjustment layers, An absolute dream for very little money. Except.....
They evidently didn't 'eat their own dog food', the microsoft programming principle, becaue it has been consistent in long standing, significant bugs across versions of more than a decade, plus crazy limits on parameters to the controls that only made sense when pics were a maximum of 4MP. And let's not forget the batch processing that was utterly brain-dead.
The program was unusable for anything more serious than a bit of touching up.
Even though I hate to leave the nested layers and non-destructive adjustment layers (I was raised on photoshop), I've ended up using Gimp.
Photoplus and Affinity Photo are TOTALLY different programs. I think the difference between them is bigger than between PS and PS elements.
Hurah! Great companion for C1P, and pluton host.Best news since CC madness.
Marcin 3M: Every time I hear about ceasing of this or other silver-halide material, I feel sad. And I'm pretty sure, that it is not only nostalgia. Almost each of these products was also mean of artistic expression, impossible to be fully replicate by digital. Don't get me wrong - digital is awesome, IQ of images is awesome, printers does very good job on premium quality papers... But I feel we loose something.
Greynerd, You should have try emulsion lift or dye transfer - ta name a two techniques. I did, and I'm sorry, that this adventure will never happen again.
Every time I hear about ceasing of this or other silver-halide material, I feel sad. And I'm pretty sure, that it is not only nostalgia. Almost each of these products was also mean of artistic expression, impossible to be fully replicate by digital. Don't get me wrong - digital is awesome, IQ of images is awesome, printers does very good job on premium quality papers... But I feel we loose something.
M1963: It's appalling to think of everything these refugees went through, from fleeing their countries on account of the war to falling prey of greedy smugglers - only to arrive in Europe and be treated as they if they were terrorists and criminals. Hungary, a member state of the EU, is actually under a fascist rule; all member states seem to regard refugees as an embarrassment at best; Denmark passed laws to confiscate the refugees possessions; and they're the subject of prejudice and racism all over Europe. Yet when I watch the news, all the EU cares about is that Greece and Portugal pay their debts and submit to Herr Schaeuble's whims. Sometimes I feel ashamed of being an European.On a more positive note (if there's anything positive about this refugee crisis): this is indeed a great picture. I believe it carries on with the best photojournalistic tradition. Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith would certainly approve it.
M1963, where is the knowledge about Hungarian "fascism" from? Why do You think Kaczynski is dangerous? Just because You read it in your paper? Who wrote it? Maybe Your knowledge about Kaczynski is taken from pro-leftist polish journalists who wrote an articles in German press? Or You heard it from us TV channel, from the mouth of former polish MFA wife's colleague? For You it may be something unusual, but I see what is going here in my country, and what western press is telling about us. Believe, the level of propaganda almost reached the level of soviet "Pravda". I feel free in my country. No one is punished or arrested because of his attitude to the government now. I can say anything, I can write it on discussion forum. I can disagree with government during demonstration. An nothing wrong will happen. I bet I have more freedom that average citizen of western Europe.
M1963, having experience of living under communist dictatorship makes You sensitive to their methods (one of them was finding fascists). We have experience of living under fascist/Nazi dictatorship (during 2-nd WW German nazis were saving us from soviet communism). But one of the worst experiences is to be betrayed. And we were betrayed by western "socialists" as we were fighting with Bolshevik hordes in 1920, and 19 years later, when we were thorn apart by soviet/german invasion. It was very expensive lesson for all nations living here. So what do you see, is not a "extreme right wing" (btw, we have a lot of extreme leftists, that are as aggressive as their antecessors were), but rather a kind of common sense.
But they are against some phenomena (immigration), not particular race, so using term "racists" is semantic error.
Blind blaming using magic word "a fascist" was typical for "Stalinists", and was deadly effective.
Not sure what is the cancer of Europe, but I'm sure that finding it requires intellectual instruments stronger than copying ideas from this or other newspaper.
Actually, it is very, very hard to became a near-east or African refugee in Hungary - from technical point of view.And race is not common for those immigrants, so in this case blaming Hungary for racism is misplaced accusation.
Marcin 3M: Funny observation on this image:
Guys are in-focus (sort of, but o'k). Then sharpness can be found in the lower left corner of the image (very close to the camera) and on the apparatus and bag on the right side of the image - both elements are located "deeper" on the scene than the "fighters".
Conclusion? IMO lens is "tilted". Speaking another words: in QC field "business as usual".
AshMills, then its even worse (except one like to have lensbaby built into camera).