Tom Z

Tom Z

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Has a website at www.tzphotos.com
Joined on Feb 24, 2002

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On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I'm thinking of switching from Apple (5s) to something like this. My workplace is built entirely around Chrome and Android, so that kind of helps push me in the Google direction.

Unfortunately, I have slightly over a year left on my cell contract. I have no idea how that translates to cost when wanting to switch. I don't want to leave Verizon.

The nice thing about Google is you can get Google apps for your apple phone, but not the other way around.

So in the meantime you could use Google services on your 5s. And when you switch to Android everything will be there on your Google account.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Sirandar: No matter how good it is, it is obsolete with no micro SD card.

Too bad ... I was interested. If the 64GB one was a reasonable price I might consider it, but you can usually never find those and if 649$ is starting price, the 64GB will be 849$.

My crappy Galaxy S3 with 100GB is still a better phone for me because it is more than quick enough, does everything well enough and I can store all my files, music and pics on it and never sync again unless there is something new I want to put on. And you can get an S3 now almost for free.

I used to think that about the SD card. I had one in my Razr HD Maxx. Never really used it. My current Moto X 32GB doesn't have a SD card slot. I still have half my space available and I have a ridiculous number of apps. Also, all the photos and videos are still on the phone and also backed up to G+ after I take them. If I really needed more storage I could use the OTG cable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet post (39 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I hate carrying a laptop, even a light one, on extended travels but until someone offers a tablet with real USB capabilities, I guess I'm stuck with it. And no SD slot?

Android does offer real USB capabilities... It's called OTG.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet post (39 comments in total)
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dr8: 16 & 32Gb & no expansion port says, "we have no idea what is going on in the real world - but it's more like 'iStuff' now, and that's all that matters!" .... at least they got the speakers on the FRONT & in proper ORIENTATION to watch video content with real stereo audio!

There is a USB port. You can hook storage devices up to that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On Pressy gives your Android phone an extra button post (23 comments in total)
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xMichaelx: My first Android phone - the OG Droid - had a dedicated camera button that (unlike this one) was actually located in the right place: about 3/4 of the way down the right side. You could snap a pic just like using a camera.

It's a damn shame all phone's don't have those.

The Moto X does... Just twist the phone two times to open the camera app, then use one of the volume buttons to take the picture. I use it all the time!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
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electrophoto: Will this accessory madness ever come to an end?

You can now carry half a dozen pretty much useless gimick-lenses along with the smartphone. Some with rather proprietary (ie. Cases) mounts, others with glue on, magnets, etc..
Neither so far produces really good image results. and the effects of this one are "slightly" over the top and can be done by software processing at least to some degree.

Now I'm NOT against smartphone, smartphone photography / mobile photography, not at all.... but people usually end up buying those gimicks, using them 10 times and thats it.
if you start to carry that stuff, you can start to carry a more advanced camera just as well and get quality results without kitsch-effects.

@xt1isdabomb... It's called Android :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 03:58 UTC
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)
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matthewlloyd: Anyone else having problems with Canon S120 RAW files? The distortion and vignetting correction doesn't seem to work at the widest focal length.

@matthewlloyd It looks like they just released an update to the module for the S120. So far it looks like the issue was corrected. I've tried it on my old images and it is working.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:20 UTC
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)
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morepix: If ACR/Lightroom could marry DxO Optics Pro, we'd have the best of those two worlds. But less competitive innovation.

I always start with DxO. You can then directly export the file into PS, Lightroom, or whatever software you are using.

If you export a 16-bit file you will get the most range in your final editing software.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:31 UTC
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)
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Karl Le Gros: I just dowloaded the new 9.1 version and tested it with a RAW image lighted with candlelight. When I compare the result with the same image developped with Capture One Pro the results are significantly worse, and in particular in what relates to noise reduction. It can be that I am doing something wrong with the new DXO 9.1, bur for tthe moment being it is fairly unimpressive.

Did you try the new PRIME noise reduction? It seems to be working amazingly for me...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:25 UTC
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)
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matthewlloyd: Anyone else having problems with Canon S120 RAW files? The distortion and vignetting correction doesn't seem to work at the widest focal length.

Yes... I have sent a support request into them. I'm working with someone at DxO for the last couple of days. Hopefully it gets fixed before Christmas pictures.

Go to support and start a ticket. They will probably ask you to send a CR2 file in to work on the issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:24 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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Jogger: What's the point of RAW on a 13+ mp sensor the size of a pinhead? Garbage in, garbage out.

Smartphone Camera RAW and DxO, what an amazing combo that would be for high quality images. I hope it happens!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 05:03 UTC
On 10 Photosynth panoramas that will blow you away post (9 comments in total)

They are very blurry, I don't get it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 05:01 UTC as 10th comment

I wish instagram and their bad colors would just shut down!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Dblcam app captures both sides of the story post (17 comments in total)

Meh?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 21:29 UTC as 20th comment
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brn: Won't run on Android 2.2. Curse my (less than a year old) phone!

What phone do you have? Even my Original Droid is running 2.3.7 and it's over 3 years old. You may be able to get a third party ROM for you device.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 05:50 UTC

All the pictures have a hazy look to them. Need to try some of the phones with a better camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 03:22 UTC as 14th comment

Instagram... The quickest way to ruin a photo!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 03:59 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Woven app lets you browse all your images in one place article (18 comments in total)
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Tom Z: The JustPictures app has been doing this for a while. I will give this one a try also.

That's correct. Nobody sees your password. The JustPictures app just uses your login information to download the pictures into the phone. It is only sent to the respective services, ie. Picasa, Flickr, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2012 at 03:00 UTC
On Woven app lets you browse all your images in one place article (18 comments in total)
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il_alexk: Just pictures was already mentioned in the Comments, however it is worth mentioning again and again :). It is simply the best viewer for photos from all photo-services, flickr, Faceook, Picassa, etc.

I tried this new one, but I think I will stick with JustPictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 16:42 UTC
On Woven app lets you browse all your images in one place article (18 comments in total)

The JustPictures app has been doing this for a while. I will give this one a try also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 03:36 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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