razadaz: Every time Photoshop is mentioned there is a rush of postings both pro and anti Adobe, and in general opinions appear to be highly polarised. I sincerely wish Adobe would offer their products both as standard one off purchases and subscription based plans. That way people could make their choice and get on with creating images, rather than arguing the pros and cons of software subscription plans. Kudos to Photoshop for playing their part in beginning the electronic imaging revolution, but although it may have begun with them is does not mean it has to continue with them.
Kudos to the programmers who created PS, but I have no good words for the CEO's responsible for destroying PS with their CC-plan. You may sincerely wish Adobe will offer both a pay and a loan option, but then you don't understand Adobe's strategy here; your wallet. Say NO to CC, you know why.
flashkube: I used Photoshop for fifteen years and hated every minute of it. What a teeth grinding experience it was. Ever since I switched to two other tools I have been enjoying myself and now look forward every day to editing photos. I won't name them here because I will be accused of working for the other brand and nobody is ever allowed to complain about just how awful Adobe products are in general. All I can say is good riddance...I'm free at last!
15 Years of PS and you hated every minute of it.. what the h*ll where you doing with it? I despise Adobe's CC policy, and I will never rent software, but overall PS has always been a great piece of software (18 years of experience).
I wonder how many years of CC they are going to celebrate.
This photograph is about the fundament of humanity. No matter who you are, what you are, what your religion or sexual orientation is. It is repulsive to reject a person just because of that. This photograph could have been taken anywhere in the world, places that are much worse than ours, but it could also be taken just around the corner from where you live. Homophobia does not have any borders, and reading some of the comments below, it is clear and present, right here, right now.
rockjano: Can it handle CMYK??? or just RGB...
CMYK as well, according to the demo vid.
BaldCol: Sorry, if it's not being offered on a monthly subscription I'm not interested.
This was to be expected. Great Illustrator & PS alternatives are in the make and will ultimately come to a professional level sooner than later. Would I be interested if I could still buy PS? Probably not. Am I interested now that Adobe's flagships are rent-ware? Hell yeah! Never I will rent my software. I am an artist and I can do my thing on any decent piece of software. Say NO(!) to CC, you know why.
Kind of scary that on a $4000 price-drop Canon is still making money on this unit..
Danny: That desert shot makes a hell of an iPhone wallpaper.
I will ask the photographer if he could post a B&W version for you as well.
That desert shot makes a hell of an iPhone wallpaper.
I think that the question is not that this is a good device, I am sure it will deliver excellent pictures. But if you care so much about high quality images you will carry a small pocket cam with you. With the flagship phones you will get excellent quality as well, and in a much smaller package for a more realistic price.
Unrealistic price, bizarre. An expensive camera fused with an expensive phone. It reminds me of the old days with those video-television combinations, if your video broke down and needed a repair you lost your tv as well.
If you think the iPad mini is a shame.. the new Mac Mini's are a bummer too, they seem to have removed the quadcores and replaced it with dual cores....!
2012 model: Apple Mac mini Core i7 2.6 Quad CoreNew 2014 model: 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
2012 model: 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)New 2014 model: (highest upgrade option) 3,0-GHz dual-Core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost tot 3,5 GHz)
GabrielZ: The iPad Air 2 is quite an impressive upgrade, even though I was hoping for an even higher 3x res screen to take it to nearly 400 ppi. But the new laminated display with antireflective coating is a worthy improvement in its own right and seems to solve the Air's only real display drawback - the visual quality out in sunlight and under bright lights.
As for the iPad mini 3, that was a real disappointment! They shouldn't call it the mini 3 but more accurately the mini 2+. Apart from Touch ID and that optional gold finish its the same model as last year, with that sub-par colour gamut display (you can see the difference in colour quality between the mini and the Air) and inadequate performance nowadays of the A7 SoC for this application.
iOS8 on the iPad2 is a nightmare.. surfing is like it used to be back in the 90s.
hotdog321: Despite extremely negative feelings about Adobe's CC, I appreciate that they are still supplying RAW updates that work on my CS6 standalone. Adobe supports new Canon lenses (16-35 f/4L IS, for instance) months before Canon updates their DPP software!
Thanks for the link, DPReview!
@PHil459A completely understandable situation. A lot of freelance artist, illustrators and photographers have become a victim of the crisis. Companies cut corners, so do we.
Jonathan Mac: Anyone not capable of getting good shots from a film camera should not be calling themselves a photographer. Many people choose digital because it's easier and cheaper, and many choose digital because they're not competent enough to get good images if they don't have auto-everything and the chance to take 20 photos and choose the best. Most of these people will never improve. Some choose digital because it's the best tool for the photography they want to do, and they can produce good results from it. However, many have used digital and become bored with it's often flat, dull look and have now gone back to film.
I use both, but I enjoy film more. The Ferrania re-start is good news, especially once they get around to producing print films.
@Jonathan Mac Tell me, what is the definition of 'good shots'?
I am not fighting against anyone. :) I just don't buy their CC products. I'm fine with CS5, and invest in the competition.BTW, I believe that 5 million CC user-number was debunked, but don't have the facts at hand.
Exactly, you don't need the latest version to survive. My biggest complain with Adobe was that every new PS upgrade contained small improvements, little adjustments, a thing here-and-there and then ask a lot of money for it. I honestly always needed to search what was different, so anyone with a copy of CS3 or higher can do anything they want. PS was finished years ago and Adobe became lazy. Now that they have invented their CC they don't need to worry about the fact PS is a finished product, they can continue been lazy and still get money for it. Get an old PS copy and your RAW converter somewhere else. You'll be fine for the upcoming 5/7 years, most likely even longer.
@Just a PhotographerIndeed, there is no such thing as PS YET, but that is no excuse. Like I wrote before the competition is getting there, and they will get there, believe me. And I will be suporting the competition (Pixelmator) because they deserve our support. I have supported Adobe since 1996 and they turned their back to me, flipper their index finger and said, gimme money each month or the hell with you. That's what I got for beign a loyal custommer. The competition is getting there, with my money. Say NO(!) to CC, you know why..
There are good alternatives, some might called it even better. Even if there where not any alternatives, no RAW converters, no PS replacements, then still supporting CC is supporting a scary future in where everybody-and-his-brother will be behind payed services. If such a future will exist is entirely up to it's users, no system will survive if people turn their back against it, and as long as they are not holding a gun against your head, look elsewhere. It is lazy to hand over wallet to these clowns who take the Mickey with us.