Mayeye: Would love to hear from some DP members as to how this software stacks up against Lightroom/Photoshop combo or DxO Pro
@FellowpedestrianYes, I will will probably switch to PSP or Gimp. Because of bold Adobe business strategy. But not because PSP is better software (haven't properly worked with Gimp yet).
ZAnton: Have this program on my office computer. Extremely, epically stupid and unlogical user interface. Although I am pretty fluent with PS, I spend 2 hours TRYING to do very simple things. Finally I used a combination of MS Office Picture Manager and PowerPoint instead.The other day it took me 40 minutes to paint dots on the map (print screen) to show the way from a railway station to the office. Then I spent 20 minutes trying to save it (it saved only the BG layer). Failed.Same evening at home, I did same thing with PS in 2 minutes.
It seems that they were thinking like that: "PS has this button bottom left - we'll make it top right! ""PS calls this function "resize" - we'll call it "pixel count variation""
I repeat, I spent hours with PSP, unable to do very basic things. It is all but "simple learning curve".Maybe this software strategy is made so, that it cost you $100, but you have to spent another $600 for an teaching course. Maybe. I don't know.I'm just sharing my experience.PS. I learned CATIA and Ansys ICEM CFD quicker than PSP.
Just a Photographer: Truly amazing that this company still refuses to make their software available for Mac users. As a company they may be even worse then Adobe.
Don't tell me bootcamp or parallels.. Thats not an option. As a Mac user you wanted to be away from the windows experience.
@bfordhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systemson PCs and laptops windows has over 90%.
I don't know where are you from, but in Russia and Germany Mac costs twice as much as the similar PC/laptop from any major brand.Whereas in the USA price difference is about 20-30%. Also in USA the computers (and not only computers) in general cost less.
Mac is only popular in USA because it is so cheap there (no taxes or whatever).In the rest of the world it costs so much, that people who can afford Mac can also afford PS.
h2k: I agree that PaintShop X6 seemed confusing compared to Photoshop, but it may be the case that we are all used to Photosho too much.
I think that a person who never handled either Photoshop or PaintShop would not find PaintShop that much more confusing - maybe a little more confusing.
I guess to get better reviews, Corel needs to make PaintShop more similar to Photoshop, just so that the reviewers used to Photoshop won't scoff at PaintShop's "unconventional" solutions.
Of course then PaintShop may be called a copycat.
Certainly in several areas PaintShop offers at least more than Photoshop Elements, simple things like macro recording and curves.
I don't care if it will be a copycat, as long as it does its job and cost 1/10th of the PS.
@froucher All I am saying, is that a person with some experience in that area must be able to do the very basic things w/o RTFM. The help, by the way, is also garbage.Car makers do have pedals and other levers on the same place. Noboby has to re-learn how to drive a car if he already did that on the other car.
Marty4650: There are some folks who would "never buy a camera without a built in EVF" and there are others who buy cameras with outstanding EVFs or OVFs and still hold them at arms length, composing as if they were using a camera phone.
There are some folks who would "never buy a camera without a built in flash" and there are others who buy cameras with built in flashes and never turn the flash on. They crank up the ISO instead.
There are some folks who would "never buy a cameras without a fully articulating LCD" and there are others who spend $8,000 for cameras without them.
Point being.... what you want or need may not be what everyone else wants or needs. This camera will be perfect for someone, even if it isn't my first choice or your first choice. What Olympus has done here is simply improved and existing model to give it some more life, without spending a lot for R&D.
All the camera makers do this, and it's a smart business idea.
Agreed. For me m4/3 is a compact, lightweight camera to use when I don't want to carry my FF with f/2.8 lens. I don't need an EVF or OVF. Because it is either cheap, small and useless, or good, usefull, but big and expensive.Anyway, for VF-whiners there is a whole line in Olympus lineup - OM-D E-M1, 5 and 10. All with VFs.And there are several Panasonic with VFs.
happypoppeye: How come thete is an entire paragraph about the built in flash? ...there is no built in flash.
There is slide-in flash in the box.
ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.
Haha, the video compares among others Oly E-M1 - the most expensive Oly with on-sensor PDAF.
I have Pen E-P1. Don't tell me how quick its AF is. Especially indoors (dark)I also checked the newest models (PL5, PL6, P5). They are faster, but not by much. And in the video it is a total fail.
Run, Forest, RUUUUUUNNN!I have Corel PaintShop X4 and GraphicsSuite X5 on the office PC, and PS+LR at home.So I would better take a day free, go home, do what I want and come back, instead of opening that Corel software.Corel is a total, pure, high quality brainfuck.
Have this program on my office computer. Extremely, epically stupid and unlogical user interface. Although I am pretty fluent with PS, I spend 2 hours TRYING to do very simple things. Finally I used a combination of MS Office Picture Manager and PowerPoint instead.The other day it took me 40 minutes to paint dots on the map (print screen) to show the way from a railway station to the office. Then I spent 20 minutes trying to save it (it saved only the BG layer). Failed.Same evening at home, I did same thing with PS in 2 minutes.
also in video?
"Typing" error - 1/8000s of E-M5 must be green, not red ;-)
Pat Cullinan Jr: The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.
I don't need a VF. It just make the camera bigger and more expensive.If you NEED a VF - get an OM-D E-M10.
No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.
If it is T1.5 instead of f/1.4 for photo lens, then it is VERY good.
AFAIK, all f/1.4 are actually 0.2-0.3 stops darker. (except probably for the Zeiss 55)
15 Gigs = 3-5 years of vacations?Haha, I did over 30 Gigs (raw files of course) at my last vacation.
RobertSigmund: Why so expensive? :-(
It is definitely cheaper than similar Canon/Nikon.
Terry Breedlove: Loving CC because my software is always up todate for a small monthly fee that is easy to budget in.
Which market forces? They are monopolist with market share like 95% or more.