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PhotonCanvas

PhotonCanvas

Joined on Jun 16, 2011

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On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: I am so impressed by those videos, being an owner of a Nikon FF that can only AF on the center of the frame!

I do not get it. Focus w/ the center spot and reframe. Why allow the camera to focus on some off-center spot and miss the proper focus elsewhere?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

I am sure I am in the minority and will get a bath but... I still prefer Canon images to Sony's and I have both cameras. As far as focusing... action photographers need all the help they can get, others not so much.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 17:29 UTC as 111th comment | 5 replies
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UneVache: Ok the common solution is to logout/login from CC via preferences panel… but that's not for everyone and I had to uninstall and remove many files including Lightroom 5 then install CC via download dmg, then change admin rights to several folders etc.. disconnect, reboot, etc… to make it start…

Nice article, though. But my question will be simple : have you just tried to install it :D ?????
And now that it works, what's really new ?
- it's faster -> absolutely not
- panorama : exactly the same with the standalone Photoshop CS6
- HDR : same
- Face recognition… oh yes that for a 75 euros upgrade fee and the joy to have a CC spy on your system...

What a joke, come on Adobe.

" By Barry Pearson (3 days ago)...
That is the nature of CC. We pay per month. Then upgrades, minor or major, are free "

Not free. Included in the price. There's no free lunch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

Even if CC is paid monthly, a 12/24 month commitment could be enforced with a credit card on file the same way that a cell phone/cable/satellite contract works.

As far as Map goes... I do not need maps, and I do not need Book makers either. Give me the photo editor and document manager and that is all I need.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

{By Barry Pearson (22 hours ago)
PhotonCanvas: Are you aware of what happens when a Lightroom CC subscription is terminated?

In summary, from 5.5 and including CC/6, the Develop and Map modules are disabled, and so is access to mobile workflows.

Lightroom still runs, and the other modules continue to work. I've read that even Quick Develop in the Library module continues to work!

.... }

I know that image viewing and basic editing is still available but my point is that upon subscription cancellation ALL local functionality (Import, Develop, Print, Slideshow) should continue working. No upgrades, not even bug fixes, but full functionality. I would also agree with a minimum subscription commitment (say 12 months) which I think is what is required now.

I bet if such policy would be offered only a minority would object.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:20 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

I suppose the major reluctance to entering a software subscription model is Adobe's current policy of blocking the program's functionality once the subscription is terminated. A better policy would be to block on-going updates and cloud connectivity in the final subscribed program, but keeping its functionality intact, upon subscription termination. I bet there would be negligible reaction to move to a subscription model with this termination policy (leaving in-situ functionality intact).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 02:59 UTC

Agree with the comments suggesting adding Photo Ninja to this comparo. Photo Ninja (out-of-the-box) produces better, more 'photographic' results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 20:33 UTC as 53rd comment
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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.

Uwe Steinmueller is far from unknown. In fact he is well known as an accomplished fine art photographer and photographic printer.

The many negative posts herein simply reflect ignorance of the facts. If one does not value a product (or can't afford it) should just move on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 00:09 UTC
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