Marcin 3M

Marcin 3M

Lives in Poland Gdansk, Poland
Joined on Nov 19, 2005

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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

I'm not saying that LR is complicated. Nor C1p is.
As to managing my photos, I've tried lot of tools i including extensis, photostation, cumulus, iViewMedia, and finally LR. All I can say is: almost each of them is ok, and most important is ability to easily migrate to different environment. Closed database is imo worst option of all. All my job with organizing database in LR is locked in LR, and useless, since I'm no longer interested in this program.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

Ed, of course You are fully entitled to have your own opinion. We all are. For me LR was horrible comparing to rawshooter.
C1p is more complicated, but it does not force to access images only with use of the database. Two working modes resulted in more complicated workflow. But once You adopt it, its simple and straightforward (at least for me), and allows a ton of more options of workflow organizing - no mater if You buy it od not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

Ed, to all your statements I have siple answer: No, it is not.
It took me some time to adopt lr, when I was moving from cnx. When after 1-2 years I decided to move to c1p- it took no more time, than for lr.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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ILikeToBokehBokeh: My initial reactions to the Creative Cloud monthly subscription was negative, but after having used it for both my work environment and a second account for my own personal use, I find it a bargain to have everything included within the subscription based program.

One could argue that:

1. I don't need the bleeding edge, latest version.
2. I just need a single program since I ONLY need Lightroom
3. I don't want to keep paying.
4. I'd rather just download an 'educational' copy of the software.

But even if they did a 5-10 dollar a month subscription for JUST Lightroom, I think that'd still be a deal to have the latest version. Programs are updated every few months, and usually bring in new features. I'm never worried about not having the latest software, and it's really a steal for 30-50 a month depending on what you qualify for.

So hopefully they still include it in the main Master subscription package.

i was using lr 3 and 4 for over year, seriousely adopting it to my workflow. But every time I wanted fine iq I was using cnx2. I disliked output from lr, even after xrite passport profiling and other actions.
btw, imo wrong reputation of Nikon color rendering is caused by acr/lr output.
as to ps: I stopped with cs, and i would like to know, what is really essential in cc for other users.
i see that nothing really is.
eot.
have nice day.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

afterburn, the same can be said (about convoluted workflow) when one is migrating in opposite direction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 09:31 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

Sanna, there are styles for c1p. Both free and commercial. Just FYI.
To discuss lr/c1p/others one should give them a serious trial. I've been using lr3 and lr4 for over a year. Nothing was to be done to get fine colors for me (Nikon user). Even tried x-rite passport, with xr and adb software. It was vert difficult to get this look that I got from cnx2. I disliked cnx2 for lack of serious batch mode.
Then i tried c1p. it is different tool than lr. habbits from lr doesnt work, but after some time You will find that it has many strong points - both in iq and workflow.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 09:28 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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ILikeToBokehBokeh: My initial reactions to the Creative Cloud monthly subscription was negative, but after having used it for both my work environment and a second account for my own personal use, I find it a bargain to have everything included within the subscription based program.

One could argue that:

1. I don't need the bleeding edge, latest version.
2. I just need a single program since I ONLY need Lightroom
3. I don't want to keep paying.
4. I'd rather just download an 'educational' copy of the software.

But even if they did a 5-10 dollar a month subscription for JUST Lightroom, I think that'd still be a deal to have the latest version. Programs are updated every few months, and usually bring in new features. I'm never worried about not having the latest software, and it's really a steal for 30-50 a month depending on what you qualify for.

So hopefully they still include it in the main Master subscription package.

Thank You.
I receive Your answers as "there were no important for me features introduced in cc since Cs", which doesn't surprise me.
The only "advantage" of Cc for most people is that it is "only" $10/month.
Btw, nothing was done free in upgrades. Only upgrade was not charged at the time of release.
And finally: I did not launched lr4 nor upgraded it since I started to use different program, which works for me better.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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ILikeToBokehBokeh: My initial reactions to the Creative Cloud monthly subscription was negative, but after having used it for both my work environment and a second account for my own personal use, I find it a bargain to have everything included within the subscription based program.

One could argue that:

1. I don't need the bleeding edge, latest version.
2. I just need a single program since I ONLY need Lightroom
3. I don't want to keep paying.
4. I'd rather just download an 'educational' copy of the software.

But even if they did a 5-10 dollar a month subscription for JUST Lightroom, I think that'd still be a deal to have the latest version. Programs are updated every few months, and usually bring in new features. I'm never worried about not having the latest software, and it's really a steal for 30-50 a month depending on what you qualify for.

So hopefully they still include it in the main Master subscription package.

You are right, I've spent a lot of money on my equipment, including 4x5" back in 90's. But I did not noticed any need for extra payment for any features - important or not. This camera was manufactured once, and is "as is" without any "service fee". It was up to me to include new features (rollfilm holder, lens, Polaroid holder). I don't understand, why I have to be forced to pay for items I don't want/need - and this includes hardware as well as software.
Going back to my question: what essential feature (excluding ACR update) CC delivered You since CS? 3D printing? Rounded corners? fake T/s that can be done by a free plugins? Looking forward for Your answer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:02 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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ILikeToBokehBokeh: My initial reactions to the Creative Cloud monthly subscription was negative, but after having used it for both my work environment and a second account for my own personal use, I find it a bargain to have everything included within the subscription based program.

One could argue that:

1. I don't need the bleeding edge, latest version.
2. I just need a single program since I ONLY need Lightroom
3. I don't want to keep paying.
4. I'd rather just download an 'educational' copy of the software.

But even if they did a 5-10 dollar a month subscription for JUST Lightroom, I think that'd still be a deal to have the latest version. Programs are updated every few months, and usually bring in new features. I'm never worried about not having the latest software, and it's really a steal for 30-50 a month depending on what you qualify for.

So hopefully they still include it in the main Master subscription package.

If You did not noticed, LR within cc got no more no less upgrades than perpetual version.
And to answer my curiosity - what REALLY essential updates (except ACR for new cams) gave You CC over CS?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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j900: I guess Adobe knows what the photographic community as a whole thinks of their subscription business model...

Caerolle, all good software manufacturers provide constant upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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j900: I guess Adobe knows what the photographic community as a whole thinks of their subscription business model...

Vince, look at this and similar pictures
http://static.cdn-seekingalpha.com/uploads/2014/9/19/saupload_1411080912324.png
Stock value is not everything...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 07:13 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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iAPX: I am awaiting for better performances for LR6 on OS X (actually using LR5 on OS X 10.10 Yosemite).
- using more than 4GB of RAM (checked on a 16GB and 24GB configurations that I use everyday)
- using hyper-threading, still it seems limited to number of PHYSICAL cores, thus not taking account the work Intel did to make hyperthreading really efficient (4-core w/hyperthreading vs 4/-core w/o)
- using multi-threading and overlapped IO to speed-up Exports (actually you have to launch many parallel Exports to try to feed the fast CPU you pay for!)
- using the GPUs for RAW decoding and processing, even if it's an opt-in option (openCL developer here!)
- working correctly on retina display, not hiding the "loading" label while it's displaying a non-retina image, and awaiting seconds to have the true retina display to be done. (iMac Retina)

LightRoom seems to be based mainly on old Photoshop CS4 or CS5 base-code that is mono-threaded, except for some filters.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but lack of efficient HT implementation is a matter of missing of the proper scheduling algorithms-so it is rather fault of an OS vendor, not the CPU manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.

IAPX, just curious - what cameras You use are not compatible? Hassy or something else? On my own, I mix different cameras from different manufactures, but none of them is exotic enough to be not supported by the co1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 06:54 UTC
On Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash article (23 comments in total)

"A" starts to remind the "Big Big Company Of America" from Monty Python's "Meaning of life".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 11th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (576 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: Here where I live Sony lenses are more expensive than its Nikon or Canon competitors.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sony's lenses IQ usually falls behind N/C, while some kind of lenses are simply unavailable (t/s is only third party lens).
But I have to agree, that Sony' offer is more and more tempting, especially for newcomers.

Is there any proofs about " more processed" raws in n/c/? On the other hand, who cares, if it works?
As to the Zeiss lenses: I've looked at comparisons between N and CZ, and have found that price is much much higher, while IQ-wise there were no real advantage.
As to Minolta lenses: Pro lenses for this system are rare, and I'm not sure if there were t/s lenses in the lineup.
As to back compatibility: I still can use some mf lenses from old good silver times on my nikon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (576 comments in total)

Here where I live Sony lenses are more expensive than its Nikon or Canon competitors.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sony's lenses IQ usually falls behind N/C, while some kind of lenses are simply unavailable (t/s is only third party lens).
But I have to agree, that Sony' offer is more and more tempting, especially for newcomers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 82nd comment | 17 replies
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Dorkington: I've had both the photographer bundle and the full bundle since they launched this initiative, and frankly I've been very pleased. It's a fairly cheap price (especially the photographer bundle) for applications that I use to pay my bills. The updates are often times incredibly helpful, especially some of the stuff for Illustrator and InDesign.

I have to wonder if some of those complaining would be pleased with Elements. I don't say this as an insult... Elements has a pretty comprehensive set of features these days, and it's cheap to boot.

Calicamera, the key words here are "some people".
Also, not a word about why one wants to be a pro, but rather about some "pro disguise" - which is not exactly the same stuff as "to be the amateur".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (41 comments in total)
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MPA1: Time for Nikon to enter a partnership with Adobe, give them the secret sauce from NEF files and be done with producing second rate software like this.

Why Adobe? Adobe is evolving their own concepts.
There are many fine raw developing tools. Sony picked c1p, Nikon went with Ichigawa (so did Fuji and Pentax - somehow proofing that business has nationality).
Nikon should rather build their own software, or together with Ichigawa add new features.
No need to focus on single vendor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (41 comments in total)

Raw converter without local adjustments?
It is solution from the days that gone...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 9th comment
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misha marinsky4: Ferrania house label films were generally lower quality. They made the Walgreens house brand, IIRC.

I have been reading the comments with amusement. To paraphrase Zone Zero, 'A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.'

With a digital camera, it costs zero to press the shutter release. With a film camera, it costs even if it's a dud. I can't delete the shot for another. I still have to pay for development and a contact sheet. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of 35mm film.

Like the look of film? There's DXO Film Pack, for starters. There's Kentmere, an inexpensive Ilford line. There's Freestyle, which sells inexpensive silver halide products.

With the Pentax MF, bodies have dropped below $10K. It's still not cheap, but Moore's Law applies to them, too. Sometime in the future, MF will compete with 35mm FF. The Mamiya ZD used a Dalsa chip; it was only usable at ISO 100, and they're cheap on eBay.

No one can stop the relentless march of technology.

Samuel: "The money saved by going digital is why the photography industry experienced a massive boom over the last decade."
Saved by who? Rather maoney spent on digital equipment, that evolved whole generation in 2 years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
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