Augestflex: Not happy that my account was compromised. The letter I received from Adobe mentions that in some cases Adobe's encryption software was used to decrypt information before it left their network. So yeah, now, in addition to changing passwords I need to worry about my credit card and potential fraudulent charges. Honestly, if it isn't already a practice, companies that have breeches of these nature should be fined for their inability to protect important financial and private data of their customers.
Should, being the operative word. Reality is, most people have the same password for everything.
Michael de Ruijter: Does it only come in white?
Yes, but you can paint it any colour you wish
bigdaddave: For all those who constantly whinge that Canon never come up with anything new and inventive, just look at this, a pro level tele zoom with a built-in converter.
Get stuffed Nikon
Whether it's Canon or Nikon, you can always count on naysayers here at DPReview. It's what has made me detest the forums here for years. moving on now...
Yikes! to the lensYikes! to the price
Octane: Let me get this straight, you expected users to be upset, but went ahead anyways.
You saw a decrease in people upgrading their software because you ran out of creative ideas for new features that people consider worth paying for. So instead of making your products better and come up with new features, you force everyone to upgrade whether they need it or not.
You increase the cost to keep software up to date, yet disowning the buyer completely and effectively holding their work hostage when they don't pay the subscription any more because the software won't even run and open your files.
Adobe, I hear the message loud and clear, you can't come up with product improvements to generate enough income so you force people into a more expensive subscription plan.
Basically Adobe is now and indian giver. People dont like that.
jkoch2: All the complainers are greatly mistaken. Adobe's 2013 profits are down by half, with return on equity now a bare 4%. The software publishing earnings outlook is bleak unless competitors either ape Adobe or cease R&D and merely remarket existing products at successively lower and lower prices. The (mostly good) products sold by Corel originated with firms that went bankrupt, and even Corel lost money and ended up owned by its creditors. Avid has lost boatloads of money.
The driving cause of all this is the slow-down in PC sales and the diminishing marginal returns of fancier or more complex products. Competition in the cut-price iOS or Android "apps" world is another factor.
Maybe there's some truth here. Maybe also, Adobe has been charging too much for their premium software, leaving no option financially for a LARGE proportion of users to source it by unethical means.What if they instead slashed their prices (say especially for previous CS versions, or for something less insulting than Photoshop Elements) they'd get a more profitable economy of scale. And like a lot of loyal customers are saying here, Adobe's strategy of forced-rental risks losing their loyal client base, hence surely less profits...
I never rent anything. Exceptions being 'temporary' things like hire cars , a movie or an obscure DIY tool that I may only ever need to use once. Whereas if it's something that I plan to use for a worthwhile duration, I buy. Knowing full well that if I continued to rent or locked myself into a hire-purchase contract, I'd be almost certainly paying far more in the end. And naturally, we all have a better sense of security when owning something we value.
Rent Photoshop? Well, I assumed PS as a permanent-use product for me. This conflicts completely against my principles. It's monopolistic, unethical and just plain ill conceived.
mike earussi: Since the only people who can justify spending $20-$50/ month for THE REST OF THEIR LIVES just to access PS are professionals who actually make money off of it and so can justify the expense, this means Adobe no longer wants amateurs to use their software. But since all professionals started off as amateurs where does Adobe think any more new PS professionals will come from since virtually all amateurs will now be switching over to alternative products?
Agree. very risky for Adobe in this respect. Killing the goose that lays the golden eggMost paying professional Photoshop users I know, obtained their skills initially by learning off pirated/free copies. Yet, one or two still use pirated software, but that's basically because it still isn't affordable for them. Let alone for a semi-pro or amateur photographer or artist.If Adobe instead slashed their software prices, like I mean slashed, I reckon it would pay off far better in terms of economy of scale, and just may even make something like CC a bit more palatable.
How to describe making a natural looking HDR image in one word - restraint
How can it be like a 'smartphone' if it's not a phone? Just saying.
Jon Ragnarsson: A bit gimmicky. Takes probably longer to fiddle with settings on the 1DX rather than do it by one command in ImageMagick.
Plus if you dont like fiddling with camera settings, the 1Dx probably would be slight overkill for you...
Not.I'd really like to see you try and composite an authentic multiple exposure effect in ImageMagick, let alone Photoshop. And if you do, please let me know how long it takes.Makes perfect sense to me, rather just pressing a few buttons in-camera for the effect.
Famously, Kevin Carter killed himself in large part because of his Pulitzer Prize winning photograph - http://i.imgur.com/KtIz2.jpg He never helped the child. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_CarterObviously there is a limit how far one can morally detach themselves as a 'photographer'.
jameshamm: Can you believe it was shot at a speed of 0.4 sec?
Aperture f2, ISO 400 ? not exactly a tripod setting, and judging by the available light in the shot, photo most certainly would have been whited out @ 0.4Also any photojournalist with a modicum of competence, would surely be aware of an appropriate shutter speed.
I'd say it's a misprint, 1/40 more likely - close up sample here - http://imgur.com/GaAJT
I bet there's 10's of thousands of colour bled london buses that were done well before Nick Houghton's far from unique, photoshop 101 crud.Someone please sue the f**ker