michael2011

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sybersitizen: This new version appears to do its intended work very well, but...

Why does the program, like so many new Windows programs, have to LOOK like a Tinkertoy app running on a Windows phone? There's not a hint of the visual richness and dimensionality that Windows 7 on a REAL COMPUTER so easily provides. All we get is a dreary, gray, flat rectangle. Who declared total lack of esthetics (AKA the Win 8 experience) to be a good thing? Even the Start Menu icon is dull.

Why am I not presented with a drag-and-drop interface until AFTER I load up at least one file from the Windows Explorer interface? What's the point of that?

Why do we have to look at advertisements and panos made by other people every time the program is started?

These things might seem trivial on one level, but they truly diminish the value of what ought to be a visual showcase and something that's fun to use. Despite the functional enhancements, I'm actually considering going back to version 1.4.4.

You can still drag-and-drop all at once. Just do it without clicking on the "New Panorama" button which brings up the file opener dialog.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
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Tom Z: I remember now it was called Photosynth.

Like Fri13 above, you are confusing Photosynth with ICE. They are two different programs.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 20:33 UTC

Wow, a huge update to already outstanding software.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 21st comment

Too pricey IMO.
What's the weight?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 113th comment
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: "...with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts."

which means full sensor read out??

Ouch! So no full sensor readout, I guess. Well, it should still be pretty good quality if they don't skip as many lines as before. Some clarification on this aspect and a sample video would be much appreciated!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On article Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera (104 comments in total)
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flangad: full sensor readout sounds very good!

They have since revised the press release to remove the mention of full sensor readout!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: "...with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts."

which means full sensor read out??

Where did you find that quote about full sensor readout? I can't find it in this review.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)

In your RX100III video function review, you guys specifically mentioned full sensor readout and XAVC. Here I see only XAVC. Does this mean A5100 does NOT do full sensor readout?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply
On article Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod (111 comments in total)
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Niklas Ramstedt: Please write out in metric too, so the rest of the world also understands.

Heck, I'm in the US and still prefer metric numbers. They should have gotten rid of imperial units long ago. I hate them, especially the ounce.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On article Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions (255 comments in total)

"And yes, the D810 is waterproof."

I seriously doubt it. Is this Nikon's claim or just the author's opinion?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 67th comment | 8 replies
On article Flickr launches image marketplace initiative (37 comments in total)

Dear Flickr,

Please fix your new thumbnail displays. It's horrendously slow to scroll and down right buggy at times. If you are not going to fix it, please give us an option to go back to the old ways of viewing.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 16th comment
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)
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Jogger: I switched to LR when I started shooting multiple camera systems. The manufacturer-specific RAW converter doesnt make much sense, imo. I guess OEMs have to make it in case third parties decide not the support their format.

Agree on why Nikon had to make it.

Good thing they made it free. I switched to LR couple years ago but now that this is free, I might actually use it for some files that I want the very best RAW conversion.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On article Quick Review: That Steady Thing (70 comments in total)

No weight given? Not even in the product home page. Weird.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 32nd comment

LOL at Mactards showing up here to dish this unique product. Threads like this show why they are called bad names. (No offense to other Mac users who don't suffer from the same fanboyism)

I can't wait to buy one!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Off topic but...is it just me or have they started applying more compression to their images just recently? 500px pictures used to look real sharp but a lot of them look pretty crappy all of sudden. Compression artifacts in facial details are the easiest to spot. It's as if they've suddenly switched their jpegs from 90% to 60% quality. Now all I see are compression artifacts and I can't enjoy the photos anymore!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)

Surprised it performs noticeably better than other phones including iPhone 5S which has a similarly sized sensor. My wife wants this phone and I now have no reservation recommending this.

Looking forward to your review on 1020's RAW capability...

BTW, your link to "Page 8: Image Quality Comparison (Bright Light" (and subsequent ones) takes me to a wrong page.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 21:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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