mantra: hi does the plugin contain lens database?
to my knowledge the plugin does not come with the over 15.000 camera/lens database. As you load a file, with a new camera/lens combination, into the program it will notify you that the combination's information must be downloaded, which makes sense. There would be no sense in loading the huge database if you shoot with 2 to 3 cameras and 15 lenses. You load what you want, or require as you need it, it help keeps program bloat under control.
I have purchased my upgrade and am very satisfied with the product,
I had been spoiled with DxO Optics Pro's automatic distortion correction and since adobe does not carry lens correction for Olympus cameras and Olympus/Panasonic lenses, correcting for volume and perspective along with optical distortions became fiddly and the results were often times unsatisfactory. This would force me to re-open the file in DxO Optics Pro to get a satisfactory rendition, not an efficient workflow with all the starting and stopping.If your camera/lens combinations are stored in DxO's database this program has to be seriously considered for purchase and use, particularly if you use wide angle lenses, shoot files that include architectural features, group portrait type shots anywhere that could cause perspective / distortion problems.
If you want to know if your camera/lens combination is covered see the following: http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/dxo-optics-pro/supported-equipment
The following url will give you an idea of the compensation that's offered to photographers for their photo files.
If you don't want to read through the agreement the answer is NOTHING.
This is one of the Chicago nationwide network media outlets. Chicago has 5 other major TV news outlets with similar photo programs.
You have to factor in that the news departments for television have traditionally been the most consistently profitable. I would expect to see more of the same, as our MBA programs seem to churn out monkey see monkey do type of corporate executives.
I purchased the book and read through a bit of it.
I then decided to go to the web site that is advertised as the replacement for the dvd that normally accompanies a book of this nature and expense. The website while reachable would not download the materials as promised.
As far as I'm concerned a waste of money and time.
If you have it review his CS5 book or borrow it (or his CS6 book) from your local library, and then enroll for a month to kelbytraining and/or linda.com for the new features reviews and explanations, you'll be ahead in money,time and aggravation.
Karsten Dam: Fine. I just purchased Lightroom 3.6 a month ago in an Adobe shop and paid 150 euro. If I upgrade now I'll have paid double for v. 4.0 !!Phoned Adobe "customer service" a few minutes ago. No free upgrade for me. They were literally laughing at me.
I'll never buy any Adobe products more in my life.
Please see:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=40825035Timing, as always, seems to be everything
tom60634: DxO at its inception made no claim to support anything but "Professional" camera and lens combinations i.e Canon,Nikon etc,etc.. In the case of Panasonic I believe their camera/lens corrections are built into the product. Some of the other cameras are nowhere near to be considered a "professional" rig.
The real problem can be addressed by the camera manufacturers themselves. They only need to subscribe to standard DNG format as their RAW format and most of the delays encountered while formats are being updated in various image processing programs would disappear. Pentax should be congratulated for offering both PEF and standard DNG as raw formats.
You'll have to check with DxO about that. They include the Nikon 1 series but not the Leica M9 ?As the years have gone by they seem to be concentrating on the volume that the consumer market provides.How many m4/3s NEX3s and Nikon1s are sold compared to a $8 or 9 thousand U.S dollar rangefinder throwback design.
DxO at its inception made no claim to support anything but "Professional" camera and lens combinations i.e Canon,Nikon etc,etc.. In the case of Panasonic I believe their camera/lens corrections are built into the product. Some of the other cameras are nowhere near to be considered a "professional" rig.