luchs

luchs

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mantra: hi
i still have lightroom v4 64bit ,for it permorms better then v5
honestly i did not find new v5 feature to push me to buy v5

is really v5 more powerfull then v4?
is worth to upgrade?

by the way thanks for the video!

L5 has a some small but crucial enhancement to the perspective correction: aspect ration, without it does not always produce good result.
I really like the circular layer, it is very easy and intuitive to use, much easier and faster to use than the brush which.
Smartpreviews arw useful if you use external USB drives for images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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Ralph Lemarechal: I guess it's meant to be used for journalistic work more than artistic or personal work.

What if somebody modifies a picture, for example adds or removes objects, and then takes a picture of the screen of the computer. That's then an original image, but trustworthy? not really.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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ZAnton: is there any other difference between LR4 and LR5, except for the updated camera list?

Between 4 and 5 - really?
They added the smartpreviews, which are, despite somehow halfbacked, a very good feature. The upright perspective correction works extremely well. There is also the really missing aspect slider in the manual perspective correction tool.

The object removable is pretty simple but can be useful.
The best for me is are the round shaded working layers, they can be used to add a vignette anywhere in the image. They are the best and quickest way to change exposure in part of the image.

This new 5.4 feels finished, selection of images seems to work as quick as they should.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 06:16 UTC

Nikon has an advantage because there are 3rdparty lenses. Think of Fuji and Sony A7 cameras - how much more attractive would those two be if there would be Sigma lenses available since the native lenses are quite expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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yabokkie: think Canon is testing similar things, different patterns and possibilities, with their dual-pixel AF.

This is a pretty obvious layout - if(!) all the 4 pixels are under a large microlens. Then processing would be quite easy, although the resolution would be lower.- But I would prefer 4M clearly defined pixels from my compact camera instead of 16MP noise. Video should also be execellent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
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Spectro: Every time you update Lightroom it is redownloading 872mb. why can't they just do like window little update for just the newer codec.

They could just split up the download into a 32 bit and a 64 bit Setup - right now we have to download an archive which contains both installers, 32 bit and 64 bit. That seems silly to me and a waste of resources, such as bandwidth and energy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 07:00 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

The whole point about the subscription is: PS has everything you need and updates become less attractive since what they can add is only necessary to few. (Intelligent scaling ...?) So you have to rent the Software to make sure the shareholders get their pay.

In case you are worried about the Price just get PhotoLine (www.pl32.com) - it does most of what PS does and a lot of what InDesign does, too. Unlike Serif PhotoPlus, which is also nice, it also supports different color modes, such has HSL and Lab and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux with wine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 article (253 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: Any news about CaptureOne competitive upgrade from LR?

Smartpreviews are not very usefull, unless it is possible to optionally always edit the smartviews instead of the attached raw, also if raw is online.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00 UTC
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Apewithacamera: I take it, nobody likes this subscription nonsense?

Need alternative to Photoshop?

Photoline: www.pl32.com

Runs even from USB stick.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:01 UTC

Great Design, great Accessories - but useless due to garbage sensor. Thats very very sad.

Sony - pls. make an RX200 with 12MP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 17:34 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)

>> Aspect slider added to Manual Lens Corrections
That is what I was waiting for.

I also hope for a better Auto Tone/Auto Contrast tool.

The new gradient is neat for an off center vignette.

The healing brush would benefit from the ability to scale, rotate and skew the source to better match the destination. Maybe Adobe can put this in.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 06:20 UTC as 33rd comment
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gl2k: With regard to D800 vs D800E this is hilarious !!
Nice evidence that D800E is the ultimate rip-off for would-be pros. Much reminds me of "Emperors New Clothes".

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

D800E image quality is absolutely fabulous. But better use the mirror prerelease even for handheld images (unless using LiveView) if highest resolution is required (and possible due to low iso).
24MP on DX is too much - the test results are no surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
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gl2k: It's so ridiculous. Smartphones provide us with 300dpi and even more while PC monitors deliver an abysmal low dpi count.

Unless the software has been designed for high dpi count, it won't help you. Think how small the regular icons of 22*22 pixels will be! I would currently not use a monitor with more than 120dpi - 96 is still ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 06:34 UTC
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Timbukto: IMO with the QA/QC problems of the D800 and looking at these studio shots...unless there was a *vast* improvement made in ACR from the D600 to the D800...the D800 is giving you larger file sizes without an increase in detail. Look at all the feathery and fine detail bits of the studio shot...the D600 is showing more *true* detail. That or someone had a duff 85mm 1.8 on the D800. Looking at these shots I would never buy the D800 over the D600 and suffer the extra file bloat if I'm not getting more true detail. I think 24MP which Sony uses for their new flagship might be the sweet spot for classical Bayer AA filter type cameras? D600 really looks killer here...

You can always set D800 to 1.2 crop and get the file size of D600 and at the same moment use the sweet spot of your lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 08:05 UTC
On P1000379 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This looks way overprocessed (sharpening, nr) - and its only ISO 80!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 07:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)

This is the landscape photographers dream - but why is there no PANORAMA crop mode, i.e. 18mm*36mm. That would reduce file size a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:42 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

Thats a smart idea. By using the exiting mount they had to make the body rather large. But new lenses can be built into the body and be small outside. And still old lenses will work.
I think this looks much more like a tool than a NEX. But why is there no EVF or tilting screen -despite the large body?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:28 UTC as 405th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s article (100 comments in total)

Would be great if this edition (and the older) gets an upgraded firmware so the manual focus is actually usable to prefocus in dark.

Also nice to have would be the "Q Menu" on the RAW button. The letters "RAW" go away over time anway :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 21:15 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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