Danny

Danny

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Illustrator / Photographer
Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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I'll be back when they drop the CC.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 1st comment

Post only low-res images, keep the high-res for yourself. If people mess around with your images, it will only be the low res ones, good enough for posting online, but bad enough for doing anything serious with them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
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Danny: The message is simple: who is supporting a CC system is supporting a very scary future. If Adobe will be successful with their CC, others will follow. Visa versa.
It is up to you how you would like to see the future. Plenty of alternatives, so no excuse.

Say NO(!) to Adobe's CC, they lie to you, and you know it.

@ Eamon Hickey

Oh yes, they can. They have been grossly stagnant and overpriced for years. In the last years each PS upgrade was simply a collection of small updates that made little impact, yet charging big money for every upgrade. On top of that, Adobe forced people to buy the last upgrade otherwise users where unable to upgrade in the future, remember that little dirty trick? All the money I put into this piece of software for all these years to support them, and look how they turned their back to their customers, treating us as imbeciles, cash cows. Drain as much money from the CC-users as possible, and make sure they can go no place else if they are fed up with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
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desaint: A lot off people saying there rare a lot of alternatives,i really like to know what the alternatives are,i mean a program where you can do the same thing as in PS,working in layers etc.

Thanks

Alternatives like PS where you can work with layers? Corel, Pixelmator for the OSX, just to name 2 excellent alternatives. Or buy PS CS5 on eBay, you can work with that version for years and it does everything and more than you will ever need.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 21:16 UTC

The message is simple: who is supporting a CC system is supporting a very scary future. If Adobe will be successful with their CC, others will follow. Visa versa.
It is up to you how you would like to see the future. Plenty of alternatives, so no excuse.

Say NO(!) to Adobe's CC, they lie to you, and you know it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 13:23 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

Say NO(!) to CC software. You know why.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (104 comments in total)

A camera with a price-tag like this.. it should at least deliver a special 'edge' to an image. Why do I fail to see the amazement in these examples?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Danny: CC = history.

PS CC is not in my future, and this comes from a leading-edge creative professional.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)

CC = history.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:14 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Gryfster: I would guess that the main motivation for the price cut is to capture the many people who use pirated versions of CS5 or CS6. This is very similar to how iTunes helped the record industry reduce the amount of illegally downloaded music.

At 9.99 I would consider subscribing, but since my version of Lightroom is sufficient for me now, I'll wait for a little bit. It's highly likely that they'll slowly raise the price when subscriber numbers stabilize.

You think people will stop using pirated version and are going to pay 9.99 each month? Think again.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:59 UTC

Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)
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Gosman: It is so nice to have Photoshop CC. So many improvements! You Sixers out there will soon be left behind!

I am a CS5 user, and I have more tools at my hand than I will ever need.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)

I only have 2 words for this: Topaz ReMask

https://www.topazlabs.com/remask

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 07:52 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Looking at the subjects chosen, these could just be old Ambrotypes. Great to bring back this process to the present, so why not choosing contemporary subjects instead of 19th century buildings..? The pictures themselves are pretty boring and uninspiring. Start taking pictures of Tokyo or NY or something, rockets, the plane graveyard in arizona, you name it, then the contrast between subject and medium becomes very interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 15:06 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Make use of previous versions.. eh what? Why would you willing to do that, get a copy of PS CS5 on Ebay if you want to work with an older version, it is still perfectly fine and all this without paying a monthly fee!

I work with PS since halfway the 90s, started with version 3, professional use, making a living from it. But no way I'll ever jump into a CC system.
I recently bought Pixelmator for a few bucks, just to fund the guys. Pixelmator is not Photoshop yet.. but it's getting there for sure, already 16-bit support, great healing tool and some unique features under the hood. The program starts to mature very quickly. It sits in my HD and I tweak with it from now and then while still going strong on CS5. By the time CS5 grows old on me then Pixelmator all the way.

Say NO(!) to CC, you know why...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On HTC One M8 Camera Review post (53 comments in total)
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Robemo: Never understood these 'camera-phone' reviews. I don't know anyone who is serious about photography that uses a phone. I do know a lot of people using their phone for taking 'social events' pictures and then sending them to friends. They don't give a hoot about 'ultimate' quality images. It's about sharing a very basic image. Most of the time the images stay in the phone until memory runs out (and then they come to me ...'Help, my camera is not working anymore !'). If they ever print such an image, which they seldom do, it will be postcard size. The images in this review of the M8 look good enough for that for sure. Make these reviews more realistic by aiming at how almost everyone uses their phone and not by reviewing it for the rare geek that uses their camera phone like a Hasselblad.

Ron

People who are 'serious' about photography often take the worst boring images. Pixel peeping my @ss, it's not the camera, it's the person behind it.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Try to make keyboard shortcuts with a large Wacom tablet in front of you.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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TLD: Incidentally, a buddy who is heavily involved in NZ South Island UFB, came back from a software conference in the USA saying that the future for Adobe apps will go beyond the current subscription model, and that our computers would become dumb terminals with the entire process happening on a super fast remote server. Now that _is_ scary.

Someone down the thread mentioned having just 8gb/month bandwidth. Well I have 120Gb/month, but my connection speed is so dire it might as well be 8Gb. :-(

It's not scary at all, just don't use Adobe CC products.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:53 UTC

http://www.pixelmator.com

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:48 UTC as 32nd comment

You are supporting your own jail. Say NO(!) to CC.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:42 UTC as 34th comment
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