Raist3d: So while you are working hard on earning the trust back, how about putting feature parity to LightRoom 6 Stand Alone Edition as you promised that Lightroom would not go the way of an exclusive subscription product?
And how about putting the option a bit more clear on your website? That would earn some trust back.
A promise by Adobe isn't worth anything.It never was in the past, so I have no faith for the future either.
Even though Adobe is the industry standard in the creative world, they live for their stockholders and not for their target audience for whom they develop their software.
steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.
Does Capture One reimport PSD files?
The answer is NO.Until going back and forth between LR and PS is still a pain with Capture One its no real alternative.
If Adobe really want to improve the user experience then please give us the option to turn off the default presets that come with Lightroom.
I hate them, they take up space as you can't turn them off and they make finding my own presets harder as the preset window is filled by Adobe with things I never use.
Now in 6.3 give us the option to remove those 'standard' presets please!
noflashplease: I don't have a problem with sponsored content. Samsung can sponsor events, pay professionals to make videos and give their product away for all I care. Samsung apparently did sponsor PIX2015 and did give away NX-500 cameras. That doesn't change the fact that the NX-1 and NX-500 aren't very interesting products to me. Samsung's camera line just isn't relevant to the way I live and work. It's sad that some South Korean engineers spent so much time making products that really don't matter. Hopefully they'll concentrate on their sensor division or go full frame.
By the way you have been caught by marketing in your statements. Full Frame isn't really Full Frame. There are larger sensors around. Full Frame is just the good old 35mm format that has been around for nearly 100 years.
All sensor formats have their advantages and disadvantages.There are many professional photographers that went back to APS-C from 'full frame'.
They did so, because they don't need the extra thin DoF, they don't care about ultra high ISO's.
They don't care by what others say and think about them when they shoot with an APS-C camera. They most often do like the fact that it safes them weight and money, as they have found out that in reality there isn't much difference in Image Quality.
I personally still have to come across the first person, that can tell model and brand name of a camera in a blind test when showing them an image that they have never seen before.
Sponsored content that clearly state that it is sponsored is fine in a certain sense. Sponsored content that is brought as a leading article or is brought to you as news is doubtful.
Why? Because (digital) magazines like DPreview should be objective when it comes down to news articles and reviews.
Many people base their buying decision upon what is said in the media. Lots of people take these articles as truthful. When journalists can't be trusted or aren't objective then people may start believing in lies as the truth.
With that said, I am glad that DPR now stated that this article has been paid for.
Just a Photographer: At least DPReview now admits its placing sponsored content.
The video looks good, but so do the ads that are shot with iPhones by professionals for Apples' advertising.
Chuck, I'll think you take it too seriously.
Ads are ads and they are marketing vehicles.Do you really think Samsung would ask Uncle Bob to shoot a commercial video with the purpose to sell more camera's?
At least DPReview now admits its placing sponsored content.
Just a Photographer: As far as I know their sensors have always been made by Sony Semiconductors . This announcement is purely made to hide the fact that Sony Digital Imaging might go on sale in late 2016 as was speculated about by a highly ranked Sony executive last year.
"The division will be carved away from Sony's devices group as part of a larger reorganization..."
Another press release that was put out to financial institutions:
"According to the financial data released today, Sony's Imaging division "sales decreased 2.0% year-on-year (a 16% decrease on a constant currency basis) to 741.2 billion yen (7,196 million U.S. dollars).
Sony is reporting that a continued decrease in sales of video cameras is to blame for the losses, and their still cameras aren't doing enough to stem the tide."
Even though Sony seems to be on the rise, they still look doomed as their camera's don't stick to the wall enough. This press release confirms that Sony Digital Imaging is not safe within the Sony group.
Found it for you.
"Just as Sony is planning to spin out its audio/video business (represented by Walkman, DVD players, audio accessories, etc.) as a separate subsidiary in October, Sony is likely to do the same with its device division including image sensors in the future, according to CEO Hirai, the Financial Times said."
2nd Quote"Meanwhile, the “One Sony,” promoted by Stringer and later Hirai, is now turning into many Sony spin-offs. Each is left to its own devices. If they get lucky, they’ll find partners or buyers."
If you have access to the financial times:
Just a Photographer: This is actually very good news for Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus and many others that buy sensors from Sony.
Sony Digital Imaging can not anymore hold up new sensors or claim the sole right for a certain amount of time.
Therewith Sony Digital Imaging can not dictate when other companies can start producing and introduce new cameras now Sony Digital Imaging will become an customer to an OEM provider.
This announcement wil make Sony Semiconductors more profitable and brings the need for Sony Digital Imaging to be even more competitive.
Just follow my LinkedIn Jonath ;)
I am sorry to burst your bubbles Sony fanboys:
"Sony's main focus will be on its entertainment production company, Sony Pictures, as well as PlayStation and IMAGE SENSOR sales."
Maybe you should take a look at what Sony's Chief Executive Officer, Kazuo Hirai has said in the past and read financial reports.
Its pretty clear that Kazuo Hirai is aiming to sell off Sony Digital Imaging by the end of 2016 if it doesn't make a fairly large growth and high 2 figure sales profit over last year.
No need to show your love for Sony guys.Just read all the reports and then come with objective conclusions is all you need.
This split off is for a reason, and not to please the fanboys, but to please their financial investors. ;)
This is actually very good news for Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus and many others that buy sensors from Sony.
As far as I know their sensors have always been made by Sony Semiconductors . This announcement is purely made to hide the fact that Sony Digital Imaging might go on sale in late 2016 as was speculated about by a highly ranked Sony executive last year.
Gesture: What an endless update cycle just to have the current RAW converter.1-Use the RAW converter supplied by the camera maker. I hope that tradition never ends.2-Use Adobe DNG converter.3-Shoot JPEG only.
Would like to see Adobe offer Camera RAW as a standalone, but never happening.
CameraRAW as a standalone version is called 'Lightroom'.
Same editing engine. As a matter of fact no LR update without an ACR update.
This seems like a very sexy device and leave the iPad Pro far behind in specifications, performance and possibilities.
Just a Photographer: Why bother with this iPad 'pro' App, while you can run the full version of Photoshop CC on a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet.
I am a vivid Apple user myself, but this Windows 10 does work fine and at least as good as 'El Capitan'.
At the same time Apple is downgrading their Mac OS X slowly towards iOS (a closed system). Mac OS X is only one tick mark away from being fully closed under the settings 'Safety and Privacy -> Allow Prorgams to be downloaded...'. Its already 'off' by default.
I am not sure a fully closed OS is the way to go for a system that needs to be your workstation.
But then again Apple also abandoned their professional users anyway. Last Mac Pro upgrade was 2013, all glossy screens and they stopped developing software for creative professionals.
BigShooter: This is for the iOS only, great way to alienate a lot of customers Adobe.
Just cancelled my CC subscription a month ago and have no regrets, especially when they continue to pull crap like this...
@Beachbomber - Yes 79% market share and 20+ different versions that won't all work together. Each manufacturer has its own version of Android. None of them update their versions to the latest version.
No thanks! ;)
If you see no need, then you made the right choice.
I personally think there is no better software for professional creatives available from any other software vendor then Adobe.
I dislike their way of how they do business. But their creative software suite stands far out above their competition.
Why bother with this iPad 'pro' App, while you can run the full version of Photoshop CC on a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet.
photomedium: Boy what a dead week this was!
It shows how the market has matured.
Many people will need to get used to longer product lifecycles.
I'll guess many readers on DPReview never owned a single camera for more then 3 years. Something which was quite common in the age of analog where one owned a single camera for 5, 10 or erven 15 years.