steve_hoge

steve_hoge

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Joined on Jun 20, 2005

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Ribbit74: Here's my quick summary after playing around with LR6 for 20 minutes on my 13" rMBP. Mainly just looking at performance and not new features yet.

1) Switching between modules is MUCH quicker (Library/Develop)
2) OpenGL acceleration is used, though it's not clear when that's used
3) Exposure and other sliders seem to be as responsive as 5.7, but no faster
4) No noticeable difference in export speed vs. 5.7 (have not tried import yet)
5) Fuji X-Trans RAW rendering is identical to 5.7, still can't handle green detail
6) Presets still work (VSCO, etc), no difference in speed that I can tell
7) CPU usage is high after install... "address detection" is enabled by default and will spend time indexing your library. Face detection is NOT enabled by default. I paused all indexing though to do my performance testing.

If you want to see what and how LR is using the GPU on your Mac you can run the OpenGL Driver Monitor.app available as part of Xcode (requires free developer account.) Docs here: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/GraphicsImaging/Conceptual/OpenGLDriverMonitorUserGuide/Introduction/Introduction.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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Manuel Jos Carvajal: I'm also very disappointed with Photos, the switch from Aperture means giving away lots of functionality and in my case with a database of 380GB also speed, Photos is much slower than Aperture.

Will Photos allow third parties to offer retouching capabilities that it lacks?

Apple has implied that Photos underlying software frameworks will allow it to eventually support plugin filters and even RAW processing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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aliasfox: I'm on Aperture 3 and OSX 10.7 (Lion). If I want to upgrade camera bodies and maintain direct RAW support, I'll have to switch to Lightroom - I already can't update Aperture to include OMD E-M1 support, so I have no hope of getting RAW support out of an E-M1 mkII in a year or two.

If you can update your Mac to 10.9 then RAW Compatibility Update 5.02 will give you support for the OM-D E-M1. Here's the full list:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201071

I was actually able to get my old 2006 MacPro1,1 updated to Mavericks - but it took a bit of doing. How old is your machine?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
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steve_hoge: Can't tell from the photos - is it possible to thread filters onto this lens?

Mostly I'm interested in attaching graduated ND or polarizing filters, but a straight built-in ND would be handy too!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
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clicstudio: Maybe Adobe should buy it and integrate it to LR. They have done it in the past with web design, illustration and layout software.

"Managed" master images live in the somewhat hidden Aperture Library database; "Referenced" master images can live anywhere you want in your filesystem with flexible organization. Managed masters are generally safe from unintended meddling, whereas Referenced masters can be located in a place that's most convenient for external processing, storage optimization, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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Whitesands: Can't bring black and white raw photos into the new photos app without it automatically changing them to color photos....it's aggravating...IPhoto's would at least do this

@Whitesand's glitch reveals an Aperture feature that may/not make it into Photos: the ability to choose at import time which file - or both! - of a RAW/JPEG pair is the Master image. Looks like the current iteration of Photos unconditionally favors the (color) RAW file?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
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Michael MacGillivray: Being in a good mood today, I won't comment on Photos, other than to say I tried dragging it to the trashcan.

How much effort would it be for Apple to offer ongoing support for Aperture 3? No development, just support. They obviously no longer have a photo editing application.

I'm not sure what the difference would be between "development" and "support" if the latter implies actual bug fixes and updates to keep it working as OSX changes underneath it. That kind of support still needs s/w developers familiar with the code base and Q/A folks to validate and release it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
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Holger Bargen: According to Steve Jobs “It’s not the customer’s job to know what they want”

So the question if we can be happy with the solution is not within the philosophy of Apple.

If you know what you want - there may be companies allowing customers to ask this question - or even asking the customers for their needs ...

Of course Steve Jobs was a smart guy. But he could also be an arrogant d*ck!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
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clicstudio: Jeff, there is a setting to store the files outside the Aperture library. That's how I use it.

Yes, I often swap Masters between Managed and Referenced status and it's a great way to move images between primary (internal SSD) and secondary (external Firewire HD) storage. The mechanism sounds sketchy but in my experience has been really robust.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
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clicstudio: Maybe Adobe should buy it and integrate it to LR. They have done it in the past with web design, illustration and layout software.

Does Lightroom have a feature like Stacks? That's something I use all the time in Aperture and am going to miss when I make the inevitable transition to something newer.

During the course of culling through a big Import into a new Project I often end up building pretty complicated file (not image) filters to sort through subsets of the images based on multiple metadata criteria. How does LR's sorting capabilities compare here?

The ability to choose Referenced vs Managed masters is also something I make important use of. Are there other photo apps that feature this functionality?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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danstern: Not being able to use plugins such as Silver Efex and DXO are deal breakers for me of ever using Photo unless Apple gets smart and grows Photo's features via o 3rd party plugins which I thought they would... Aperture R.I.P.

Apple has implied (in their Developer Conference presentations) that Photo will eventually expose an editing plugin interface, including the ability to swap in RAW converters. I've always felt the hard-wired (i.e. OS-based) RAW conversion in Aperture was one of its weak points.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 19:52 UTC

Can't tell from the photos - is it possible to thread filters onto this lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies

meh. No GPS, no sale.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 22:21 UTC as 18th comment
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)

Hmm, kind of surprised image stabilization wasn't included, either in the body or the kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 5th comment
On Toshiba announces world's first SDHC card with NFC article (52 comments in total)
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Gesture: Next generation: memory card is also a camera. This is the era of convergence.

Memory card as camera isn't too far-fetched, considering the size of phone camera sensors. But getting the BATTERY to be the memory card is another story...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 00:29 UTC
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YrKum: ...and terrible sharpness all over the field.

Viewing Original size the center looks OK to me but the corners are awfully schmeared, probably from lens compensation? Would like to see if a RAW converter would do any better for that and also to pick up more shadow detail. But overall DR looks great!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 18:46 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)
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munchaussen: oh yeah! selfies are more important than EVFs
...

-was that sarcasm?

-nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
-was that sarcasm?

-YES!

Yeah, and toy flashes are more important than EVFs, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
On Toshiba announces world's first SDHC card with NFC article (52 comments in total)
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Gesture: Next generation: memory card is also a camera. This is the era of convergence.

Next-next generation: memory card is also a GPS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:39 UTC
On Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card article (40 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: <Sigh> A lot of people are hacking the firmware in these cards to add different networking capabilities, but I'm still waiting for a hardware manufacturer to embed real GPS in one of these things. Anyone see that at CES yet?

A link to a list of other links to wireless SD card hacks can be found at:

http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Eye-Fi

I was surprised to see how many different ones were out there I'd never heard of. And getting root on some of them is ridiculously easy (i.e., via autorun.sh)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card article (40 comments in total)

<Sigh> A lot of people are hacking the firmware in these cards to add different networking capabilities, but I'm still waiting for a hardware manufacturer to embed real GPS in one of these things. Anyone see that at CES yet?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
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