nicoatridge

nicoatridge

Joined on Sep 29, 2011

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On Corel releases Service Pack 2 for PaintShop Pro X4 article (28 comments in total)
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Klindar: I switched to Paintshop Pro from Photoshop (CS5) when X4 was announced and have never regretted it. I need imaging software on more than 2 machines simultaneously and the Adobe prices are insane even if you can live with just 2 machines supported per license (yes, I know about the license transfer mechanism but it's a nuisance and is limited to a small number of uses). Paintshop does everything Photoshop does at a tiny fraction the price and IMO the user interface is far better. All my plugins work perfectly and I much prefer the Scripts to Actions, in part because you can edit them as plain text. I do agree with the complaint they are slow providing RAW support but I tend to use the camera manufacturer converters anyway. Also, for faster file handling we could use a 64 bit version. It has always puzzled me why Paintshop isn't more popular given its capabilities, pricing and the way Corel has gotten serious about support but guess there's no accounting for brand loyalty :~

I've flirted with Photoshop and Photoshop elements, mostly just because everyone else did, and wasted big bucks in the process. I've had Paintshop Pro since v3 and although some releases have been worse than others, particularly when Corel first took over from JASC, the experience has generally been good. X2, X3 and X4 have all been superb and i supect X5 is fine too. I find I have everything I want from Photoshop available in PSP (including using add-ons like Exposure) and in general it is easier to use as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 16:23 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: A big camera with a small sensor. I wonder who is buying such a camera today.

Big sensors only seem to be an advantage in low light. So for low light, yes as bigger sensor makes sense but if you are taking pictures below 800 ASA, a large sensor just adds bulk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 19:27 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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susiepilgrim: The loss of swivel screen is crucial for me. I need to take photos of children (babies and toddlers) for fundraising publications of a charity. To get at their level quickly is possible with an articulated screen, without it I miss the key moments. I can use the screen to get angles from above them eg colouring at a table, or when they're sleeping in a cot, not to disturb them. A fixed screen is useless in these situations.
Improving the quality of low-light shots is a benefit as flashlight is intrusive for them. Fast focus is also a big benefit to capture kids, they don't stay still for long!
Bring back the swivel screen!!!!

I love the G12, and for me the swivel lens is an outstanding feature. The camera does not seem to big to me, it needs a large pocket, true, but just look at the G1X for size! I would love the G12 to have a faster lens, but for that I have the very pocketable Canon S90!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 19:21 UTC
On Preview:canons100 (323 comments in total)
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Justin Maxton: If you had to choose between a p&s like this or the nikon coolpix s9100 (both with full hd) and a dedicated pocket camcorder like the Kodak Playtouch, when your main concern is video, which would you choose?

Although a regular SLR user, i also have the s90 and G12 as backup. I think they are the best available pocket-sized cameras, not without flaws. The g12 has a crappy viewfinder, but at least it has one, and a very cool (but small) articulated screen.Despite being bulkier, it's my PaS of choice. The p90 has an annoyingly easy to move wheel on the back, which if the s100 is the same as, really requires you to buy an accessory to restrict accidentally moving it. However it is beautifully small and i love that big aperture.

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 15:47 UTC
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