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.
Eventually, sooner than later, the competition will teach Adobe how wrong they where to turn towards a CC-only firm. As a professional PS-user for many years I have little love left for this company. And I certainly will never turn towards their corrupted CC, and I advice anyone who even considers doing so to stay away from it as far as possible, unless you can buy an old copy like CS3/5/6. Any of these versions will serve you for years to come without Adobe's hand in your wallet.
Picture 5, the small face between the 2 guys, I know him.
hammarbytp: This release just emphasizes the gap between the full Photoshop CC version which due to its pricing model is now only suitable for professionals whose living is photography and Photoshop elements users whose just want to stick there latest cat pictures on Facebook.
There is nothing here however for the hobbiest photographer enthusiast who wish to produce the best possible photo.
There is a yawning gap in the market here which someone needs to fill.
Be sure to check Pixelmator if you are on OSX, that's going to be a serious proffesional PS-killer in the near future.
The is a babe in a very small bikini hiding behind the left iceberg. Bummer we can't see her. Great pic.
My main problem is that a phone has a much shorter life than a camera. How often do we switch to a new phone? Every 2 years or so? I have a Canon D20 and a Pana LX3, both excellent cameras and many years old. Investing in a seperate camera unit for your phone is a tricky investment imo.
Epson should concentrate on 3D-printing technology. Of all the 3D-cubes available at the moment not 1 is able to print in the resolutions like the big industrial printers can do. If Epson could manage to create a 3D home-printer with high-res results comparable to Shapeways and i.Materialise then they are onto something new to conquer the market. As far as the ink printing market, Epson delivers printers that can print in the best possible resolution with the best possible results. This product is finished, and apart from some hardware issues it is as good as it can get.
Bernie Ess: Epson lost me when my Stylus Pro broke after some 5 years of very moderate use and only Epson cartridges used. I'd expect such a unit to work at least 8-10 years, someone found out that they are meant to work no longer than 5-6 years. Too expensive for the printer and all the inks.
Will not buy an Epson large format again. As others have pointed out, the cost of ink exceeds anything out there. What an absurdity. Luckily noone has to buy it. I won't...
Ok, so you will not buy another Epson large format again. So, what are the options then, not really a lot of alternatives to choose from..
Peter K Burian: What the heck size is A3+?? I guess people in England know, but for the rest of us, could someone not have included that info? I had to do a google search.
A3+ paper measures 329mm × 483mm which is about 12.9 × 19.0 inches
In fact, you can print the longest cucumber in the world.
So far, this seems an 'ink' upgrade, not really a hardware upgrade.. So why not introduce an new ink set that can be used in the existing models? My R3000 is brandnew and makes the highest quality prints in the highest possible resolution. I print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta, the blacks are BLACK, a deeper black is something probably no-one will ever need, for what? What would be much more interesting is a dedicated B&W printer in the line of the piezzo technology. So far, the new printers seem hardly new, it's the blacker ink that is new. And pretty pointless imo.
Danny: Mac version please.
Oh yes, I own it. Excellent product that deserves the small investment. It has great potential to become a PS-killer sooner than later.
Mac version please.
So, if I understand this correctly; I can only use this RAW converter with a Cloud system? No thanks. Say NO(!) to CC, you know why.