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Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (mostly).


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Photo-Wiz: I just tried ACDSEE Pro 6. It purports to be non-destructive of the original image. But when I did a Clone on one Jpeg, it made a permanent change to the original image. Is this non-destructive?

Since "Clone" is not a term that ACDSee uses in the context, it's hard to say just what you did, but certainly it is possible to change your original image, but also there are multiple ways to avoid making changes. If you simply use Edit mode to Crop and then Save (not Save As), the Modified date of your JPEG will indeed be updated. But then go to Menu>Tools>Process>Restore to Original, the edit is reversed and the date changes back. To make the change permanent, you have to do Menu>Tools>Process>Commit Changes. THAT'S what they mean by non-destructive.

Personally, I do all my editing in RAW with rare exceptions. It's impossible to change the original RAW file (that's why I'm here: I can edit photos from my new Canon SX50 at last), the changes are applied to a new JPEG, so it's inherently non-destructive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 08:06 UTC

If "awesome" means emulating Facebook or Instagram, count me out, emphatically.

Certainly, Flickr could use improvement, to make the posting and viewing of photographs more intuitive, more flexible, easier to search, easier to format comments, better quality video, etc.

By comparison to Zenfolio for example (of which I'm also a member), Flickr has just enough social networking to support the photography. As the first commenter mentioned, the user community is large and active: Flickr is the place to go if you want your photos noticed by others with like interests.

Zenfolio's UI customization, on the other hand, is so obscure that I gave up on it after attempting to make an improvement, trashed what I'd done before and couldn't figure out how to fix it.

But anything that takes the focus away from the photography is no improvement. And all the image manipulation I want occurs before posting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 07:09 UTC as 67th comment
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