David Franklin

David Franklin

Lives in United States West Bloomfield,, MI, United States
Works as a Photographer, retoucher & sometime designer
Joined on May 23, 2002
About me:

Professional advertising, corporate & editorial photo image-maker for 30 years; digital photography, digital retouching and 3-D pioneer, all since 1996; exclusively using digital capture since early 2002.

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On Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 news story (51 comments in total)
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gl2k: I downloaded and installed the 7.4 DNG converter. Everything went fine except ... CS6 still shows me Camera RAW 7.3
The new converter is properly installed since I can launch it.
Any ideas or did I get anything wrong ?

Just thought others may be helped by my experience today. I tried to follow the directions Adobe recommends -to update from the updater in the Photoshop menu itself, which I usually do anyway. I have Master Collection CS6 on WIN 7 64-bit. I hit the update command and it failed to carry out the update; it failed three times in a row, even after I restarted the computer and did all the other tricks I usually try - all to no avail. Finally, I called Adobe. After the usual time wasting process, they finally addressed the issue by telling me I had to reinstall Photoshop CS6. I did. Then the update for Camera Raw 7.4 finally worked. Great update process!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 news story (379 comments in total)
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David Franklin: Well, most of these comments just prove that the internet is the true home of the great critical thinkers and corproate product analysts of the 21st Century. Not.

This camera is probably a very good idea. I hate to seem to "defend" a billion-dollar corporation, but so many comments here that this camera is not enough of an innovation for them is merely a reflection of their own narrow and relentles search for the "next thing" that conforms to their own narrative.

To me, smaller is better, with a 40mm pancake for vacations and weekend walk arounds. Takes my Canon lenses and HAS AN OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, so I don't have to view on an LCD, hold the cam awkwardly and put an extra layer between my eye and the world. I know about the add-on optical and shoe-mounted EVF's, and the more expensive cams with built-in EVF's. They make mirrorless cams more tolerable, but also, more expensive, and still don't compare to the viewing experience of even the puny optical viewfinders of the Rebel series.

Lawrtencew, I agree with you, not that the 40 is useless - and especially not since it's also great on full frame - but that I'd like just one other pancake in the 16mm to 24mm range as well, to yield a wide angle for the new APS cam. With that and the 40mm, it would make a great kit for traveling with minimum size and weight. The APS zooms are OK and would be useful, but would be just a hair awkward and counterproductive on this shrunken DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 news story (379 comments in total)

Well, most of these comments just prove that the internet is the true home of the great critical thinkers and corproate product analysts of the 21st Century. Not.

This camera is probably a very good idea. I hate to seem to "defend" a billion-dollar corporation, but so many comments here that this camera is not enough of an innovation for them is merely a reflection of their own narrow and relentles search for the "next thing" that conforms to their own narrative.

To me, smaller is better, with a 40mm pancake for vacations and weekend walk arounds. Takes my Canon lenses and HAS AN OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, so I don't have to view on an LCD, hold the cam awkwardly and put an extra layer between my eye and the world. I know about the add-on optical and shoe-mounted EVF's, and the more expensive cams with built-in EVF's. They make mirrorless cams more tolerable, but also, more expensive, and still don't compare to the viewing experience of even the puny optical viewfinders of the Rebel series.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:26 UTC as 45th comment | 12 replies
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Mike604: Like the Bible says pride comes before a fall. Nokia/Microsoft together are a sinking ship. With Steve ballet @ the wheel, no wonder they are sinking. Nokia raised the bar, yes but did not blow anything away. A great camera in an outdated OS and low class hardware doesn't work, period. Adios Amigo.

Your reply was either strangely biased or just massively uninformed. I just bought a Nokia 920 in the U.S., after not owning one for about 15 years. It is pretty much sold-out everywhere in the world within weeks of becoming available.

Despite some of the iOS "imprinted" media being routinely skeptical of anything un-Apple, a huge plurality of those who try one, buy one, and of those that own them, almost everyone really loves the phone. This is already, and is likely to continue to be, a smashing success for Nokia. As a former iPhone and Android user, I think it is the best phone I've ever used. And, of course, the camera is quite good, good enough for me to many times abandon my Canon SX230 HS for snapshots. If it had a real optical zoom and a slightly bigger sensor, that would about do it. Good job Dinning! And, good luck with those Range Rovers and Jaguars. Tata, it'll be off to India with you; I guess it's warmer there than in Finland.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 00:55 UTC

I'm a little confused. I get that it sounds like, in certain circumstances where color fidelity matters, that these facts suggest saving Jpegs at "6" rather than "7" on Photoshop's compressdion slider. But, does that mean that color is more true at 6 than 8? How about 10 or 12? Is the color still better at 6? It doesn't sound reasonable, but I'd like to know from someone who has a greater understanding of this issue than I do. What about it? What compression numbers on the slider yield significantly more accurate color, as well as, of course, better results regarding the other methods of evaluation of compression results, such as detail retention and artifacts?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 02:47 UTC as 28th comment
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