montxsuz: I've got 5.5, and apparently cannot get v6 anymore. Thats it for me. Jumping ship, looking for an alternative.
YEah, I had 5.1. Mistake. But I had NO listing for CS6 upgrade. I tried both the Au site and the Ca site (not the US). Cloud BS was the only option given to me. But I have contacted Adobe chat and they have solved my issue.
Okay. I caved. Then they caved. (For those interested). I still had Photoshop vers 5, and panicked about being left behind, because all upgrades (except the cloud) disappeared from Adobe website. So I contacted Adobe via their website chat. I insisted I wanted to upgrade to vers 6. First they told me "we don't have real software anymore", but I insisted. I mentioned EBay and cheap. And after some time the rep caved and gave me the download link for a vers 6 upgrade.
Of course I had to buy it through my Canadian bank acct, as it would have cost me double if I used by Australian bank account (go figure). I purchased from downunder. (another example of how they rip us off. The Au$ is worth heaps more than the Ca$)
So I caved, but now I am set up for some time to come. I have an investment in plugins, which will work for some years in CS6. No cloud BS for me in the foreseeable future!
So hang in there, & talk to Adobe. They've reversed their upgrade travesty before.
Just been on a chat session with the "live salesperson" representative at Adobe (through adobe.com). Probably at a call center in India? She tells me that Adobe "don't have any real software" anymore. Ha-ha! So if you're annoyed, get on the chat-line. They did reverse their upgrade policy last year when people got p'd off. So the more feedback, the better.
I've got 5.5, and apparently cannot get v6 anymore. Thats it for me. Jumping ship, looking for an alternative.
fyngyrz: I own Viveza 2 and DFine. I went to the site, but there's no mention of previous owners qualifying for the entire suite. There's a 15 day free trial button, and a buy now button. Nothing else. As I'm not interested in a trial version (the implication is my current versions would be replaced with trials... ugh) or in buying... what to do?
Sent this to Google/Nik as well.
Still waiting - keenly
I have the same qquestion - have Viviza and Color Efex Pro + CEP for NX
I too own licences for all three. They all have their strengths and annoyances. I use DOP for Nikon DSLR, I like the image quality. I run batches to convert all images, exporting to DNG which I catalogue in MS Expression Media (MSEM). But RW2 files are incompatible, and is it seems ver 8 is very slow in comparison with ver 6 & 7? I use LR4 for our collection of Panasonic compacts. LR4 has better workflow, but I have switched off all default image corrections because I do not like the results. So I use LR4 to catalogue RW2 files, and print contact sheets. (MSEM struggles with RW2).Capture One purchased Expression Media from MS. Initially I was happy, but then realised that my long-time cataloguing program had taken several steps backwards. I could no longer catalogue DNG files (from DOP) or RW2 files from Panasonic. All my old catalogues had become useless in COP, so I reverted to MSEM. . I might use COP7 for one-off raw conversions such as portraits, and not for cataloguing.
Better noise control, better lighting tool. Long time user, I too will part with $49 for the upgrade for DxO Pro 8. However, I will probably not fork out the $99 upgrade for Phase One Capture One Pro 7, also just announced.
Oh dear! :-( Remember iView?
Ergo607: Who Cares?
Well, I don't believe DxO is either clunky or obsolete, quite the contrary. As for slowness: I have a Quad-core PC running W7-64. I process hundreds to thousands of images per month as an amateur, usually in one sitting. I do not find DxO slow for my purposes. However, my brother uses a MAC and he is complaining about it being slow. Slow complainers above don't specify their hardware, is it perhaps a PC/Mac thing?
Igas: Does dxo support DNG?
I have to admit that DNG support is a frustrating issue - but is is not isolated to DxO. This is one of the reasons I stopped using Phase One Media Pro and reverted to Microsoft Expression. I wonder if it is an issue with the format?
I export to DNG for archiving, because its sold as an open format. NEF, DW2 etc are proprietary. My DxO-created DNG can be read by Photoshop, Miscrosoft Expression, Image Converter, etc; but not by Phase One CapturePro. I create 2 DNGs per image, one with DxO, One with Adobe's batch tool. One format is opened by some programs, the other is opened by other programs. There seems to be an inconsistency in support for DNGs by vendors. Maybe too many format variations? I don't know. As for Panasonic's RW2 format, same problem. Neither DxO nor Capture One will read them properly. Not MS Expression either. But Adobe reads them fine.
kelpdiver: Don't quite understand the hostility around pricing of e-books. Regardless of the format it comes on, the question should be: is this content worth $16.95 to me?
For me - that does feel high for an unknown. If David DuChemin printed a ebook on a subject of interest to me - I'd probably pay that $17. I have 3 of his books and I find he covers a different perspective than most lead by Scott Kelby, who also is a known commodity to me. Others print books that are basically rehashed manuals with almost no added value. One of the first LR4 books out there was in that category.
I agree with PhotonCanvas. I have and recommend other books by Uwe Steinmueller and even some DOP Photoshop scripts. Eg Digital Workflow Handbook published by RockyNook. That book, however, is 527 useful pages for $22 (PDF), a bit more for hardback paper. PDFs? Why not. Save some trees.
It supports DNG as export, I always export to DNG for archiving. Importing DNG did not work well in earlier versions, but I haven't used it recently.
I am happy DxO user and will upgrade. I do not find the i/f clunky, but usable. Lightoom i/f frustrated me because it has hidden functionality that was difficult to find and switch off - which ruined by colours. DxO saves me many hours every month with automated processing and fantastic results, and is an essential part of my shooting workflow. It has less - but different - functionality to Lightroom (which I also own) - with better performance. (DxO is single component, Lightroom is overall workflow). I use DxO for all DSLR (Nikon) corrections and Lightroom for compact cameras (because DxO doesn't support Panasonic Raw well). Been using DxO since an early version. I also own Capture One, but never use that.
I export images to DNG, which I archive. For image management, I use MS Expression (Not Phase One MediaPro which replaced it), because Lightroom is too slow, but I then use Lightroom to create my photo website. Thumbs up for DxO.
Unfortunately I have to agree with camera4me. I have been using the product since the iView days, and am VERY disappointed with what PhaseOne has done. In my pov, Media Pro is actually worse under Phase One than Microsoft. I have reverted back to the MS version. Why? It works! The Phase One ver will not process DNGs from DxO Pro, severely affecting my workflow. Also does not support Panasonic Raw.
Yes, I contacted Phase One support - several times. The told me to install new CODECs on my Windows 64-bit machine. I did, incl paid 3rd party. These CODECs are working for all my other photo software - EXCEPT for Phase One Media Pro! Phase One is trying to blame Microsoft, and I am very frustrated. As a result, I am not using their Capture One anymore either.
I have just tested Media Pro v 1.2, it still has the same problems, so I will stay with Micosoft's Expression for cataloging, even though I paid money to Phase One. My advice is, don't waste money on Phase One's unfinished product.