Dean Baird

Dean Baird

Lives in United States Sacramento, United States
Works as a Physics Teacher
Joined on Oct 22, 2002
About me:

Nikon D800E · Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-200 · Canon Powershot S100
Zeiss Distagon 15mm · AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm · AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm VRII · AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm VR
Casio EX-F1 (prized), FH100 (no longer functional)
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Photo Inkjet Printer


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In reply to:

n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

I'd like to try Lightroom, but that will cost me $150. What will it do for me that is better than Aperture 3+?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 13:15 UTC
On Vapor Cone in the In the Air challenge (7 comments in total)

From Wiki: A vapor cone ... is a visible cloud of condensation which can sometimes form around an aircraft. The phenomenon is frequently encountered at high-subsonic Mach numbers, but can also occur in lower-speed conditions, such as high-g maneuvers by fighter aircraft. The cloud is caused by extremely low pressure in an "expansion region" of the airflow around the aircraft, usually in relatively humid atmospheric conditions. A common misconception is that this effect is the aircraft "breaking the sound barrier."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 07:54 UTC as 1st comment
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)

ACD is the company that bought Canvas (from Deneba), then discontinued it on the Mac platform. I would never trust them with anything ever again. I can only presume that they will--on a whim--decide to discontinue a product.

With Canvas X, they wouldn't support it and they wouldn't sell it to anyone who would. They've made enemies of everyone on the Mac OS Canvas-using community.

If you choose to throw in with this company, you've been warned. If you're a Mac user, you're begging for trouble. That's the one thing ACD can be counted on to deliver.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 06:11 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

To any Mac user considering any ACD software for anything ever. Don't do it! Look up what ACD did to Canvas for Mac, and know that you will be unceremoniously abandoned at ACD's whim.

I would not trust them with a Notepad widget, let alone anything more important.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:16 UTC as 14th comment
In reply to:

David Emery: Given what ACD did with Canvas (produced crappy/buggy updates, then ignored it, and finally killed it) for the Mac, I wouldn't trust them on any Mac product.


Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
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