robb58

robb58

Lives in United Kingdom Cornwall, United Kingdom
Works as a Multi media designer
Has a website at www.iconik.co.uk
Joined on Dec 16, 2008

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On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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robb58: I've been using Creative Cloud for that past 10 months and I love it. As I'm a multimedia designer and photographer I've signed up to the full package and it represents a massive saving compared to buying the full creative suite - to me, it's a no-brainer. As a CC subscriber I'm automatically notified of Software updates so I'm always ahead of the game compared to conventional CS users, and I get extra software and access to facilities not normally available to traditional Adobe product users.
Purely from the photographers point of view the Photoshop CC is a massive saving, and if you're also thinking of using your DSLR for video you get premiere pro and after effects as part of the full bundle, giving you top notch video editing capabilities.
The subscription route has now made the full adobe suite much more affordable for me and a justifiable business expense. To me, the only real loser is going to be the cracked software user.

No, not an adobe employee, just someone who's used their products getting on for 15 years and who's struggled to pay for the new versions in the past. From my viewpoint, the fact I can afford photoshop, lightroom, premiere pro and after effects, along with the other products like illustrator, inDesign, Dreamweaver, etc. for little more than what I used to expect budget monthly to pay forthe next photoshop CS is a major plus.
I use most of these packages in my work so it makes perfect sense.
As regards ownership of files, the programs are installed on my desktop just as with the usual CS version, NOT on the cloud, and all of my files are worked on and saved locally You get free cloud storage but it's not essential to the working of the programs. It's the license that get checked online and that's it. There's other software out there, pro and non pro, so if the cloud is too scary there are other options

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

I've been using Creative Cloud for that past 10 months and I love it. As I'm a multimedia designer and photographer I've signed up to the full package and it represents a massive saving compared to buying the full creative suite - to me, it's a no-brainer. As a CC subscriber I'm automatically notified of Software updates so I'm always ahead of the game compared to conventional CS users, and I get extra software and access to facilities not normally available to traditional Adobe product users.
Purely from the photographers point of view the Photoshop CC is a massive saving, and if you're also thinking of using your DSLR for video you get premiere pro and after effects as part of the full bundle, giving you top notch video editing capabilities.
The subscription route has now made the full adobe suite much more affordable for me and a justifiable business expense. To me, the only real loser is going to be the cracked software user.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 16:24 UTC as 127th comment | 12 replies
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (311 comments in total)

There are a couple of things that I find a bit frustrating - the first being the shutter noise... it's loud!! I shoot a lot of weddings and camera clicking during the ceremony is not entirely desirable. Even on the Q ("quiet mode") there's one heck of a clunk. I'm also confused as to why, during playback, the "OK" button opens up the retouch menu. In-camera retouching is something that I'd never bother with and it seems more of a gimmick than something any one serious enough to spend £2.5k on a body would ever seriously consider as an option. It seems a waste of a button & it would be nice to be able to reassign this button but I can't see anywhere in the menus to do this. Anyone know how?
These are only minor things & nowhere near a deal breaker. The camera's a powerhouse which will remain at the top of any photographer's "want list" for quite some time to come and I suppose Nikon had to throw a couple of minor niggly bits in so they have something to improve on for future models lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 10:57 UTC as 13th comment
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (311 comments in total)

OK.. after a 5 month wait from first ordering my D800, I've finally got mine delivered. First impressions are it's an incredible piece of kit. I'm especially impressed with its low light capabilities. I took a shot in a dimly lit room without flash using an iso of 2000 and the results astounded me. Even in the shadowed areas I was able to pull out some detail without getting the usual splattering of coloured noise. Ok, it was a bit grainy but that was zoomed right in... more than usable. Over all it looks like a good solid performer more than capable of producing some stunning images.
There are a couple of tiny frustrating points I find with the camera... but I'll put them in my next comment

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 10:53 UTC as 14th comment
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