KEG

KEG

Lives in Iceland Selfoss, Iceland
Works as a Software Developer
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/k_e_g
Joined on Dec 11, 2003
About me:

To get better at this.

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exapp: Hope they fixed the performance issues with Lightroom CC, develop module is almost unusably slow.

CC version is a disaster to use and is many many time slower than LR 5.7 and that's on a current gen PC with lots of RAM and SSDs hate to see what it would be like on an old machine.

I am using it on a "older" computer, 2013 Sony VAIO with 8 gigs of ram and it is barely usable, still "quicker" than Capture One 8.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:51 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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57even: This is not altogether surprising - the market has matured after soaring increases in sales from the early 2000s. The market levelled out after the recession in 2008/9 and started declining.

Yes, phones have taken over from point and shoots, but they were mostly outsourced anyway. Most camera makers probably earn more selling camera modules to phone companies.

The decline in high-end sales is a reflection of the lack of real improvement in successive models. High replacement rates were previously driven by sensor improvements, but that strategy has now switched to packaging - trad SLR vs CSC, mod vs retro, fixed lens vs interchangeable, big vs small. stills vs. video.

Cameras are now like cars - all good enough that brand identity, features and styling matter more than actual physics or image quality. Most will swear blind that 'their' camera is better whatever testing reveals, and most folk are happy with an iPhone. Who cares about sensor quality? (OK I do, but most don't)

There is also this matter of world wide recession since 2008.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
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tabloid: The iPad has killed off print.
And the public love the iPad.
I suspect that very shortly (if not already) you will be able to read a publication via a contact lens, and the images will move (short video clips).
What comes after that….the mind boggles.
Keep up, or keep out.

On other hand angry birds are finnish and there is an entire industry built around games for mobile device like apple

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 07:29 UTC

I think I nearly got the same shot, available for the super deal of 1 million US.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 01:35 UTC as 79th comment
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

Well ... If you where a programmer then you would know that even sticking to 1 platform for 30 years would mean that the UI code would have been rewritten several times. OS X is for instance much closer technically to Unix and NextSTEP than Mac OS Classic, not to mention that WIN32 was dramatically different from its predecessor. There was a Unix version of Photoshop which was written for Irix, so there is a antiquated version of Photoshop for X11 in the source code repository some where.

Then there are the big customers in the film and 3d industry... You think Adobe is going to ignore them forever?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

You are aware that Cocoa and WIN32 are not exactly the same thing, the APIs are really different, so all Adobe has to do is to port their UI framework to another windowing kit. The chrome OS bit proves that Adobe has already ported their bit to Chrome OS, virtual machine or not, there is not a single bit of Windows on Chrome, totally different API.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

So I think I am discussing details of a technical implementation to a non programmer...

C++ code is portable, the Photoshop code is both compilable for Windows and OSX, there is nothing really stopping a hypothetical Linux port.

The size and requirements on the client computer tells me the photoshop is more or less being run as a plugin into chrome OR run in a VM which is a plugin, either way we can safely assume that the VM is not running Windows, and that is practically because of licensing reasons.

I have absolutely no reason to believe that MICROSOFT has licensed Windows to Google for embedded usage in VM.

Also I think that the memory requirements must make this obvious, it only requires 512 MB of memory, Windows in a VM requires around 512 MB for it self and Photoshop CC barely runs on anything with less than 1 GB of memory due to the memory requirements.

So due to that reason we can assume that Photoshop is running inside a VM that requires no memory for itself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

So it runs in a VM, do you think windows is running in that VM, I have heard rumors of a Linux Photoshop from another source, getting Photoshop to run on a platform means it got compiled in some way or another for that platform. On the concept of VM, every userland application android is run inside the Dalvik Virtual Machine and is written in Java.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

Not if this means that a Photoshop for Linux is just around the corner

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
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JJ Rodin: So 'Pascal' was used to code this first released version, does anyone know what computer language is used now (OO?) and what is their 'primary' development OS/platform?

PS: The first few releases of Lightroom were VERY 'Mac' like (too click intensive), unfortunately! They did not have the double click to reset the sliders for ex. It was not until they got the crew from Pixmantec (rawshooter) did they get a 'reasonable' UI, and LR has gotten better ever since!!

It is quite possible to program in C++ without causing a single memory leak ever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
On Will the next smartphones measure in ultrapixels? post (16 comments in total)

Nice ... so it can crash during photoshot also ...

http://androidandme.com/thread/htc-phones-crash-a-lot/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 16:21 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera article (108 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Where is tha Samsung Tegra 3 tablet? Several Android tablet makers promised 4-core tablets to compete with the new iPad 3, but why are none for sale? There is only the Asus Transformer Prime, with its bad speaker and hobbled GPS. Why does Samsung have 4G trouble with FFC while Apple does not? Wither Acer, Toshiba, or Lenovo? Why the postponements until July or later? Delays until October, just for the sake of Windows 8? Troubles with ICS and Jelly Bean? If no other contestants show up at the race, Apple will win by default.

I wouldn't use the flounder to describe android, 700 thousand activations per day is not something to worry about.

Of course this will all change when Windows 8 arrives and takes 96% of the marketshare.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 17:09 UTC
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Kissel: Seems like Nokia's death agony.

And a universally non selling phone also

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:01 UTC
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Kim Seng: For a digital camera that cost so much and the electronics can only last for 4 -6 yrs, I wouldn't want to pay so much and worry about the realiability of it. It is a nice camera that I can only dream of but, too bad I can only have it in my dreams.

Dirtcheap compared to my old 5D and it is now on its 7th year.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:07 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

Nooh, 60s Kodak Brownie

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:55 UTC as 383rd comment
On IMG_0297 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

incredible quality

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On ISO_12800 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (34 comments in total)

Did my usual processing on the picture and it blows me away, I have never ever seen this kind of quality from high ISO image and I got the original EOS 5D.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:33 UTC as 8th comment
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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rvalle: The Nokia N8 was the very first (and only) camera-phone to have decent IQ, because of the large sensor (for a compact).
I would really like to see more large sensor phones.... I can live with a thick shell, or a big protruding bulge for the lens, as long as it gives me the ability to leave my S95 at home.
Don't need zoom, really, just a fixed 35mm equivalent, make it f/1.4, and I'm good to go.

Not the only, HTC Sensation has pretty decent IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 17:15 UTC
On Must have series 1000 challenge (4 comments in total)
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spoorthy: [I dont think many poeple have posted 100 times in a forum. Is 274 ok? ;)

lots and lots of people have posted 1000s of times in the forum, the website went online in 2000.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 14:24 UTC
On Must have series 500 challenge (7 comments in total)
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onlooker: I wonder if perhaps a more concrete theme would attract more entrants. I am sure there are plenty with 500+ posts.

yeah, the number of submissions is pretty low, it is not like it a tough crowd around there, nothing like DPC at least

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2011 at 23:39 UTC
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