Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS. The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me. I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.
have a look at PhotoLine. It has had complete 16bit support for all operations longer than PS. CMYK is there, too as are vectors.....Mac and PC.
Overall the most powerful alternative
borisz: I would also recommend the lesser known, but very good Zoner Photo Studio Pro (actually ver. 15), quite similar to ACDSee
You have overlooked the most powerful photoshop alternative for both mac and pc which is PhotoLine.www.pl32.comIt does almost everything PS does and many things in a more straightforward fashion.
Ben O Connor: It has such a big device , but very small camera glass as well sensor... why? Why does sony keep following other tablet company´s mistakes ?
(well, maybe Carl Zeiss is avaliable from Nokia only , in terms of telephones, but is it a telephone ? Even they still can´t use, their sony G lenses are enough awesome... )
Yes, why o why such a small sensor?
Perhaps because taking pictures with a tablet is quite silly? However, I observe a surprisingly high number of people doing exactly that. Always good for a chuckle though.
See happy people:http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/21929627/2/stock-photo-21929627-four-friends-taking-a-photo-with-tablet.jpg
The first generation 1 series cameras were ugly too - and had a horrible user interface. They sold well.If you have a name like Nikon, perhaps it pays to stand out from the crowd - why NOT make the new ones even uglier?
Well, I have the OS version for the Sony mount. While I hardly use the lens OS -since using the in-body-stabilization saves battery (and is just as good if not shooting video), I have to say that this is my favorite lens.It produces fantastically sharp pictures most of the time and the colors are nice, too.
HetFotoAtelier: It's a m a z i n g :-)
The low ISO "from JPG" shots do look fantastic - for the parts of the image that are in focus. The out-of-focus areas are somehow rendered not so appealing. Very interesting.