Puddleglum

Puddleglum

Joined on Aug 9, 2012

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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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Puddleglum: First of all, I am really bummed about this. I just tried Lightroom and don't like it at all. I have been a really happy Aperture user. But what really bugs me is how this is being handled by Apple.

This is a program sold on it's strengths of library management tools and non-destructive RAW edits. So anyone using the program in the way it was designed to be used has a big, organized library full of non-destructive (read: unsaved) edits. What organization features will be lost (if any) when moving to the new Photos app? What about the edits? Today iPhoto understands Aperture edits - will this be the case for the new app? Will the new app expose these controls in some way, even if only through plug-ins or additional apps? I believe Apple owes it's users at least some clarity about the situation. Releasing this information through news sites without any details is not a good way to treat customers.

Sorry, but I have to disagree. The following features have little to no value in software that is end-of-lifed:

1. Organization / cataloging. There is no point in putting effort into creating orgainzational information that can only be usefully read for another few years.
2. Non-destructive RAW edits. There is no point in non-destructive, non-duplicated edits if the program that understands them can only be run for another few years. Might as well just duplicate and have hard copies of your edits.

Maybe the way Apple migrates to the new Photos app will alleviate some of these concerns, but I repeat my main issue: the way this was communicated with insufficient detail, and insufficient respect for their users with tens or hundreds of thousands of organized and edited images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Why are they still selling it in the App Store a day later? What a mess.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 46th comment | 10 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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Puddleglum: First of all, I am really bummed about this. I just tried Lightroom and don't like it at all. I have been a really happy Aperture user. But what really bugs me is how this is being handled by Apple.

This is a program sold on it's strengths of library management tools and non-destructive RAW edits. So anyone using the program in the way it was designed to be used has a big, organized library full of non-destructive (read: unsaved) edits. What organization features will be lost (if any) when moving to the new Photos app? What about the edits? Today iPhoto understands Aperture edits - will this be the case for the new app? Will the new app expose these controls in some way, even if only through plug-ins or additional apps? I believe Apple owes it's users at least some clarity about the situation. Releasing this information through news sites without any details is not a good way to treat customers.

I certainly had my concerns but all the same, Apple owes it users more than a no-details blurb given to some tech sites. I mean for crying out loud they are still selling it in the App Store.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

First of all, I am really bummed about this. I just tried Lightroom and don't like it at all. I have been a really happy Aperture user. But what really bugs me is how this is being handled by Apple.

This is a program sold on it's strengths of library management tools and non-destructive RAW edits. So anyone using the program in the way it was designed to be used has a big, organized library full of non-destructive (read: unsaved) edits. What organization features will be lost (if any) when moving to the new Photos app? What about the edits? Today iPhoto understands Aperture edits - will this be the case for the new app? Will the new app expose these controls in some way, even if only through plug-ins or additional apps? I believe Apple owes it's users at least some clarity about the situation. Releasing this information through news sites without any details is not a good way to treat customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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nrantoul: Man, this really sucks. I've got several years worth of work on Aperture, 4 separate libraries and an heavily invested in Aperture and its wonderful controls.
Thanks, Apple.

Yeah, it stinks. I have only 1 year invested in Aperture. I am just now finally starting to feel like I can really make a photo sign in a short amount of time. I just downloaded the Lightroom trial and didn't like it at all. Much prefer the way Aperture handles local adjustments (Brush/Mask any adjustment!) Ugh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 03:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Boky: DaveE1 and dpmaxwell

The camera brand means nothing to me.

I want from Sony a P&S, pocketable camera that will make nice, vibrant photos with sense of perspective. The RX100III is far from meeting any of these requirements. Accepting this low standards as something out of this world, shoots a clear message to Sony that they do not have to invest in further improvement for a year or 2. This is not helping anyone. If you like the RX100III size, feel, menu structure, usability and blend, dull, blueish photographs - I do not.

And I found the right place to express my revolt. I also want to benefit form this nonsense publicity and dPreviews' once-a day / month-long review.

Nick

"dull, blueish photographs"

... respectfully, you just described every digital camera ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:23 UTC

I like the ideas of having a little snippet of conversation / background about the person, it's a neat project. But honestly I was not blown away by the photos themselves. I couldn't help but compare them to a Flickr stream I recently stumbled across, if you like street portraits check this guy's work out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mannequin-/sets/72157627694007165/

(I am not the owner of that stream, nor do I know them)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 4th comment
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Puddleglum: I didn't know of this concept of a clear pixel. Could, in principle, a sensor be constructed entirely of these, which would produce only black and white images, but offer outstanding SNR even at high ISOs?

Edit: I just saw that Leica has made a camera with such a sensor. Interesting.

I wasn't joking, I really didn't know that there was such a product as a true B/W digital camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 15:51 UTC

I didn't know of this concept of a clear pixel. Could, in principle, a sensor be constructed entirely of these, which would produce only black and white images, but offer outstanding SNR even at high ISOs?

Edit: I just saw that Leica has made a camera with such a sensor. Interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1610 comments in total)

I am such a sucker for the retro look. This this is beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 63rd comment
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)

Please no more megapixels. Bigger files with no real world value.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 18:33 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Nicely done Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 29th comment
On Is the snapshot dead? post (70 comments in total)

Cranky old photographer wants the kids off his lawn. News at 11.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 15:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Dblcam app captures both sides of the story post (17 comments in total)

Choose your own angry photographer comment! So many ways to play!

a) This app is a toy
b) Social media is ruining photography
c) Get off my lawn
d) Camera phones are ruining photography
e) This app can't make art
f) Composite images are not photography
g) I hate fun and happiness

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Mobile-friendly forums launched article (102 comments in total)

Welcome to 2009 DPreview! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 14:33 UTC as 30th comment

It's neither a camera phone nor a phone camera, because IT DOESN'T MAKE PHONE CALLS. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:35 UTC as 82nd comment

Forget all the half-baked upload and sharing features. Just make wireless transfer to smartphones easy, and toss in GPS tagging over Bluetooth from a smartphone, and you've got a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 18:02 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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