Biosphere: To those who say protesting doesn't work and the cloud is the future, have a look at this attempted parallel move from Microsoft and the backtracking
In addition to requiring daily authentication, it effectively tied a disc to a single console so games could not be shared freely amongst friends, resold privately, etc. Complete rethink.
As for the notion that it's just a few DPR users complaining about this, Adobe's Q2 earnings call reported sales down 10% and profit down 65%, so it's going to be very interesting over the next few quarters to see how this will play out longer term once anything exceptional that was happening in this quarter gets factored out.
Personally, I get by with Elements and LR. I aspired to owning the full blown PS, but maybe never would have actually bought it because of the large up front price. However, I will never go down the subscription route even with the supposedly low entry price.
@Irata: you can always short-sell them...
jefflins: I have not seen anybody articulate the reason I am unhappy, even though I feel it applies to many people.
It's not the DRM. It's not the Cloud or the internet connection. It's 2 things:
1) Price (as many have noted)...I used to get updates for 150 bucks at each release, or every other release....so 18 to 36 months apart. Now I will have to pay $360 to $720!!! At a bare minimum the price has more than doubled.
2) My investment is worth less! This is what I haven't seen written about. I spent a lot of money buying PS with the promise of getting upgrades for a reasonable fee periodically. THAT IS GONE. POOF. I save 10 bucks a month for a year. That is what I get for for my investment. Yes I can keep using the product, BUT THE TERMS HAVE COMPLETELY CHANGED. Nobody has articulated this issue. Sure this pricing is ok for new people that couldn't afford PS. But for those of us that spent hundreds on it, with the promise of upgrades in the future, have been given the screw.
@A.E.P.:You're playing semantics.Moreover, jefflins is right.
Investment:Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit.
So Photoshop fits the bill.
Kiwiboy: Where did I say that I'd used the camera shake function??Regarding my car, yes I do lease it as it make financial sense in my situation. So nobody subscribes to sky or any other pay TV? Why's that OK?
Cars break down, software doesn't.I could still buy cheap used computers 50 years from now and run PS CS6 on them when my last one breaks, while I can't see many cars still working after 50 years, not without spending a truckload of money in parts/repairs.
jcmarfilph: Seriously? Credit goes to overdone filters and PP to mask mediocrity of these images.
Maybe he has a smartphone, not an iToy...
I should program a macro that posts the same message every single time, just to spare me the effort...I'll try good ol' BASIC...
10 CLS20 PRINT "No Android?"END
role_of_72: Apart from the AA battery thing this is what I call value for money!Now let's see some good lens to come, Pentax ;)
Why "apart from"?I find rechargeable AA very practical.
LensBeginner: It looks like they dropped PEF file format in favor of DNG.Is it true?Can someone explain why would they want to do that?
Yeah, ok, but why going down such a dangerous path? take a look at the article on openraw about DNG!
...it's like the full frame of small frame! :-D
It looks like they dropped PEF file format in favor of DNG.Is it true?Can someone explain why would they want to do that?
JONNO G: With the new image processing which will shoot better, k30 or k50?
Well, it's something like aperture for a lens: you don't generally want to shoot wide open, but a good f/1.8 lens generally performs better @f/5.6 than a f/4 lens (all things being equal), so there's a difference in the lowest aperture you can get away with.
Same with ISO: maybe you'll never shoot @51k, but if results are better at, say, 12800, then it'll be worth it.
cgarrard: I can't help it, I (aghast!) like the Black and yellow bodied K50.
Why? Hayell, I don't know. I'm not supposed too, but I do! Now the question is, would I like it a year from now? Dunno, can't say. But the more I look at it the more I like it- and I'm no stranger to having just black cameras either.
I like some color combos too.But that doesn't mean I'd like to go out and promenade holding one! ;-)
Nikonworks: Such an announcement should have the 35mm equivalency mentioned.( or am I just dating myself? )
Pardon me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't confuse old people used to it.
Furthermore, while DoF can be modified by varying the aperture, FoV stays the same for that lens on that particular sensor.
So I think it's great to have something that you can check in order to file that lens in your mind.Otherwise, you see, say, "25mm" and think: ok, it's a wide-angle.Only, it's on m43...
JurijTurnsek: Check out F-Stop Media Gallery for Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fstop.photo
You can sort your images by tags (plus the standard features of other galleries), which is a truly powerful way of sorting a large volume of images (as any real photog will tell you).
Everything above 2.2 (Froyo), it's on the Google Play Store product page.
Jeff Seltzer: I have been using and enjoying the Beta version of 5. I think there are some significant feature updates vs. 4. For any of you that have purchased v5, are there are new features not in the beta? ALSO, what's with all the hostility towards Adobe?? It's just software. Lighten up.
It's not just "software", it's a new paradigm (LR is still an exception).It's a new way to try and take away from us what little freedom we have.
So, yeah, it's right to be angry about ADBE, and it's right to be angry about the recent Verizon scandal, and the fact that Mr. Snowden has to go into hiding, same as Mr. Assange.
Next comes "it's just your privacy, lighten up", and from there is only a downward spiral.
rallyfan: It is disappointing to see discussion of the Sigma DP M series in the comments below. The mere mention of that uninteresting series raises serious questions regarding the goals and rationale of its advocates. Umberto Eco noticed something similar about anyone that at any time and for any reason mentions the Templars.
"...il matto prima o poi tira fuori i Templari."
So basically:<b>What I want:</b> less limitations<b>Will it happen?</b> hahahaha... NO!
Timmbits: They should at least have done a little name research before choosing a new name for their lineup. A twit lens... HOW can you miss that????
...better twit than 7w@7... :-D
Random Asian Guy: I wonder in the near future, if everyone will be wearing google glasses or bionic eyes that has wifi and GPS.
The willing public will sign a waiver to the news company to tap directly into their glasses when ever they want at a payment per minute to the wearer.
News companies will just get a gps location with breaking news, search their database for signed up members near by and tap into their vision for instant live feed.
Just random thoughts about the future.
That's a shared feature of *all* forms of government, including democracy (plus, think Gaussian distribution and figure where is that going to lead regarding average intelligence).
So no need to bash communism, which at least tried (in its original conception, on paper) to put forward something better than the actual world.
rallyfan: In one of the (universally useless) articles on this site about a Leica product, at least two muppets were insisting PJs use Leica gear. They seemed otherwise healthy so it's not like they had concussions; they actually believed it.
Where are those halfwits now?
I said in a previous post that anyone with a work flow and a production method is at risk from the dozens of guys with wifi tablets that fire off their shots instantly. By the time you pack your precious gear and perform your oh so scary talented art there are twenty photos and two videos all over the web.
You get to keep your better images and the Pullitzer too. Congrats boys.
Rally photos is not something you can do with a smartphone.I know, I tried.
Hell, it's a difficult task with a DSLR, and when I snapped away at the drivers I sorely missed a second curtain flash (which my current DSLR doesn't have).I tried with smartphones and bridge cameras.No way a non-pro can manage consistently.
Same goes for cycling events, for instance.
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