Greenville

Greenville

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spatz: It would be great if Adobe made their old versions of Lightroom compatible with new cameras. Having to upgrade Lightroom with each new camera is a pain, and frankly, completely unnecessary from a software development perspective. Of course, when people have to pay for each upgrade, at least in the short term it makes commercial sense, but within the Adobe CC subscription model, there's really no reason not to support new cameras and lenses with old versions of Lightroom

I guess it depends on what you mean from a software developer perspective. Technically, yes they could offer updates for free for their legacy products, but from a business perspective they need to have revenue. With the ever falling PC sales software companies are looking at ways to stabilize profits.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
On HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' post (47 comments in total)
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Sirandar: Whats this ..... A HTC phone with microSD??????

Hallelujah ....... HTC exists as a phone company again for me.

I am sooo happy as HTCs were may fav phones before they pulled the plug on microSD.

Thanks HTC

HTC learned their lesson. The Asia version of the M7 had a microSD card slot. I guess HTC figured they would follow Google's lead and leave it of the NA model.

I personally believe that if the M7 had a microSD card slot it would have been the best selling phone in 2013. I do know the lack of microSD card support cost them at least 3 phone sales in my family.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' post (47 comments in total)
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Alexis D: Really nice phone but there is a fatal flaw. FATAL!

So stubborn, using that failed 4 "uber" pixel camera again!

Companies that do not listen to consumers die. This is just like Nokia when it continued to stick with Symbian when nobody wanted that OS, and then with Windows to make sure the suicide worked.

The great Beats audio performance will not save it, just like the great camera on Nokia cameras did not save it. You can't have fatal flaws, no matter how great some other features are. HTC will probably never catch up to the top players again.

"The great Beats audio performance will not save it, just like the great camera on Nokia cameras did not save it. "

Which is good because the phone does not have Beats Audio. Beats and HTC went their separate way last year.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: Nick Ut's famous 1972 Vietnam image of naked 9 year old Kim Phuc running down a road, after being burned by Napalm, looks far more dramatic and scary when seen in its familiar cropped version, which eliminates almost half the right side of the image. The full image lacks the intensity and concentration of the cropped version, because the figures on the right seem uninterested and unconcerned about the drama taking place just ahead of them. Cropping the image focuses one's attention on the traumatised children, and their anguished expressions. For me. Contreras' manipulation was done in much the same spirit; to eliminate distracting detail in order to focus one's attention on the essentials. While the end result might not be literally accurate, it does not falsify the reality or authenticity of what's being depicted - the core-truth if you like. Suppose Contreras had physically removed the video camera BEFORE taking his shot; how is that morally different to doing it electronically?

Fully disagree. If cameras are just lying around this is a very different scene. I am not even sure I agree with cropping. An example are some of the uncropped images from the Libyan Civil War the ones I have seen sometimes show more journalists in the pictures than fighters.

Bottom line though is that AP photographers know the rules. They are very clear. The pictures are suppose to be news, not art and not propaganda.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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Jogger: Its funny that people have no issue with $900 iPads (replaced annually of course), $700 phones, $100/month phone plans, $10 month XBL accounts, $5 daily cups of coffee, $1.5/L of gasoline...

But, paying $10 a month for a software that is part of their business (ie. allows you to make money) is somehow treasonous.

Who replaces their iPad or phone every year? I don't. I also don't rush out and buy every new software update. From everything I read I was pretty typical - skip every other update.

The bigger issue to me is not the $10 a month, the question is what happens next year. Adobe decides the price should be $19.95 per month. The next year $29.95. They have the power if my PS saved files require the new features and My LR DB is now LR5 or higher I am stuck.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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Per Inge Oestmoen: Why should we accept Software-as-a-Service?

If we accept to be tied to a software subscription in order to access and use our own data, soon both the operating system and applications will be entirely server-based and no longer installable locally. In such a scenario, the user will lose all use of the software as soon as the software company's subscription service is inaccesible or discontinues - or if the licensee failsl to pay for forever reason. In other words, in the subscription model the user is forever completely dependent on the software subscription in order to access his or her own data.

We have to demand from all software companies that they create software with perpetual licenses that can legally be used for an unlimited time on compatible hardware. We also have to demand that the software comes in the form of full and unrestricted installation versions that can be backed up and installed at any time and independent from its manufacturer.

Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway

I guess you have not heard about Office 365.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:58 UTC
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