bills_pix

bills_pix

Lives in Canada ONTARIO, Canada
Works as a retired
Joined on Nov 19, 2007

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#5, from what I understand exists only for tourists and photo workshops now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 12:48 UTC as 47th comment
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rasummers: Here is an interesting article about Adobe CC. http://terrywhite.com/5-myths-about-adobe-creative-cloud/

Terry White seems to address only the softball questions at his site.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 22:44 UTC
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b115242: Before you became a professional, you use illegal software. This has been the entrance for many DOS, Windows, Adobe products, etc. users. Younger people don't have the money. The introduction to a product is like drugs. The first shoot is free. If the first shoot isn't available. The youngsters will seek other substitutes.
That's my guess. My use and knowledge about several applications has started will some "free" access.
If you really what this stuff in a professional setting, you buy it!

You mean as opposed to renting it?????

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 22:39 UTC

Stock down almost 4% today at 1:30pm EST.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:22 UTC as 394th comment | 2 replies
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Campbell 700: It is probably a poor observation, I wonder if Adobe are breaking U.S. anti-trust legislation. Their products have a large market share, many of them command the market and at the moment there is no comparable alternative to Photoshop. It would interesting to find out.

Here is what Canada's competition laws say:

Tied-selling exists when a supplier, as a condition of supplying a particular product, requires or induces a customer to buy a second product.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 03:16 UTC

I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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bills_pix: Have we not seen several disqualifications in recent photo contests (Europe wildlife, UK landscape, Nat Geo) for too much processing? Powerful images here but way too much post processing for a PJ award, IMHO.

Umm, the Nat Geo disqualification was for cloing out a plastic bag on the riverbank and the UK landscape was for too much Photoshop on the black and white shots...just "regular" stuff.

It certainly is a powerful image but I don't believe there was a flash off to the right given the highlights on the faces.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 15:33 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)

Have we not seen several disqualifications in recent photo contests (Europe wildlife, UK landscape, Nat Geo) for too much processing? Powerful images here but way too much post processing for a PJ award, IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies

I visited Glasgow from Canada in the spring and was blown away by the lens selection at Jessops on Sauchiehall Street. They had EVERY Nikon lens I could think of on display including all the PC lens and the 300, 400, 500, and 600.

Except for B&H, I doubt you would see that type of selection anywhere else in North America and this was a very small store. Totally surprised.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 21:26 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On On The Beach in the Out of place challenge (6 comments in total)

Despite the protests from Quebec, there is now another Canadian sub nearly ready for display at Port Burwell, Ontario.

http://www.projectojibwa.ca/

Congrats on the interesting shot.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 2nd comment
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bills_pix: Many companies are going this way so they can even out their cash flows and still get revenue from the people who would skip an upgrade.

As a former Adobe reseller I knew there was a huge concern that customers would not upgrade at each revision. Take a look at the recent changes to the upgrade policy. It used to be you could purchase the upgrade for virtually any version of PS ever produced. Slowly Adobe has tightened up and significantly reduced the number of earlier versions that qualify for an upgrade.

If you think Adobe is your friend and making these decisions for your benefit you are sorely mistaken. It is purely a revenue and profit maximizing decision demanded by the shareholders.

A healthy company or a greedy company? It can be a fine line.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 14:49 UTC

Many companies are going this way so they can even out their cash flows and still get revenue from the people who would skip an upgrade.

As a former Adobe reseller I knew there was a huge concern that customers would not upgrade at each revision. Take a look at the recent changes to the upgrade policy. It used to be you could purchase the upgrade for virtually any version of PS ever produced. Slowly Adobe has tightened up and significantly reduced the number of earlier versions that qualify for an upgrade.

If you think Adobe is your friend and making these decisions for your benefit you are sorely mistaken. It is purely a revenue and profit maximizing decision demanded by the shareholders.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 01:18 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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Bubba Satori: Interesting comments.
Did Costco have a firesale on tinfoil hats?
I appreciate the advantages of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model.
Allows me to use software I otherwise wouldn't be able to afford with a large upfront financial outlay.
PS user since 2.51.
Happy Holidays everybody!

Umm, I didn't see anyone talk about a conspiracy just a business decision that does not appeal to those who prefer to purchase rather than rent software.

Not everyone likes to lease cars, houses, software, etc. for a variety of reasons. I am one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 01:12 UTC

Looking forward to using the P7700. FYI, after several failed attempts to fix my wife's P7100 for the lens cover issue, they replaced it with a brand new P7700. First shots seem sharper with impressive detail.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Winter Photography in Iceland article (82 comments in total)

Loved Iceland in June but these images tell me I must go back for winter. Great article.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:59 UTC as 37th comment
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Phil Flash: I think with the original 5D and Nikon D700, the DSLR had finally matured at the full-frame level. The cameras lacked nothing in image quality, had good dynamic range, and enough resolution for enlargements up to 16x20 or so.

Everything else that is coming afterward is only gravy -- gravy with video.

The focus on my D700 was blowing away the 7D and 1DMk4 my friends were using at Bosque recently.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 00:19 UTC
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