english_Wolf

english_Wolf

Lives in United States FL, United States
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Oct 28, 2007

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On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer news story (127 comments in total)
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Wodheila: These things, as the cost goes down, will become so prevalent that enforcing "rules' about them will be impossible. Get used to seeing them everywhere.

No problem there, it will like clay pigeon shooting over my property.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:02 UTC

Many photographs at the time many were posed, faked or edited. Just like today's.

Capa is a 'big' name and his work has been questioned long before anyone here was born. No one does question if he took it but questions where and when and quite frankly it makes no difference what you believe or do not believe, it is not important.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:07 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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english_Wolf: Well, this shows that all the suckers who went for this 'famed' 'phone camera' got suckered into an early buy while the company kept developing it...

As to the quality of that thing? Possibly better than the others but I doubt it if the sensor size and pixels are not there in the first place. Extrapolation is the mortal enemy of any decent photographer and that even before we speak of the 'lens'.

All the gizmos that take picture at the moment are not in par with a good 'old' (did I really type that??) digital camera.

I do not have enough thumbs to give the true opinion I have of these things.

I compare what is comparable.

If you tout a 41mb sensor, I compare it to a 36MB sensor like that of the D800.

When throwing numbers of this type you intentionally mislead your suckers (clients) into thinking you get the best the word can offer (beside pro cameras) so, one should not be surprised that other 'photographers' get seriously annoyed. I know, I am.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 19:45 UTC

Well, this shows that all the suckers who went for this 'famed' 'phone camera' got suckered into an early buy while the company kept developing it...

As to the quality of that thing? Possibly better than the others but I doubt it if the sensor size and pixels are not there in the first place. Extrapolation is the mortal enemy of any decent photographer and that even before we speak of the 'lens'.

All the gizmos that take picture at the moment are not in par with a good 'old' (did I really type that??) digital camera.

I do not have enough thumbs to give the true opinion I have of these things.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 01:56 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

Well, I took 'the challenge' to look at the little girl move...

First typical propaganda, highly contrasted subject vs drab background, not a 'real life' example if you ask me then....

Whatever replaced the child left her shape clearly visible in both the bushes, the grass and the dirt... NOT GOOD at all.

If I could post a detailed image in return that would help but DPR does not allow this... So....

http://www.rongnongno.info/DPR/PSE_Content_Aware_Move_3.png

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (352 comments in total)
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Steve oliphant: Pixel mator rules for the price works really well with apture and iPhoto gives you layers and texted very weak points of Apture and iPhoto .

Idiotix remarc freom the gramar/spileang poliss

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 06:23 UTC

The pooch is dying....

Real trouble is that if one does not backup his or her files into a generic format one loses everything if for whatever reason the access is terminated.

So? USE GIMP!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 19:39 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
On Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review article (105 comments in total)

Well, this a flag for that says: Expensive stuff 'rob me!!!'

I have an old decrepit back pack that does everything from carrying a 17" laptop to my cameras and lenses w/o advertising what is inside.

I love the do it all thingies, especially when they really do nothing!

Sorry but I leave my gear in the hotel and take the strict minimal when I go out: I have no need to carry anything that will never be used on the field.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated news story (151 comments in total)

The truth? You cannot handle it!!
(Quote from some movie)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 38th comment
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel news story (36 comments in total)
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comet suisei: The American can do whatever they want, the blame the rest of the world for everything but.. who cares?

Yeah, the US is always the evil doer.

WWI and WWII anyone? (j/k)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 18:17 UTC
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel news story (36 comments in total)

2 parts post...

What I would like to know is why some folks here are complaining at all.

I have used google to find my images and check WHO IS USING THEM.

Essentially, a thieves detection at it's best.

You don't want to see your stuff on google?

Use robot.txt of your website. ( http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html )
Use 'nofollow' parameter ( http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=96569 ) Oops google is useful again!!!
Use private sites no open to the public

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel news story (36 comments in total)

If you cannot do either (yeah, right) use the following according to your level of paranoia:

Who the hell cares?
- Post a link to your RAW file

Very little concern:
- Lower the quality to 72 dpi
- Use EXIF

Somewhat concerned:
- All the above PLUS
- - Lower the size to that of a postage stamp when printed
- - Discretely Watermark the image

Concerned:
- All the above PLUS
- - Use visible watermark DIAGONALLY ACROSS the image, not on the sides
- - Warn viewer of copyright enforcement

Obsessive:
- All the above PLUS
- - Only post in private sites that you own (use robot.txt)
- - Password protect your site access
- - Purchase a software that splits your image(s) into several randomly named images and post them for you (up to 3000 pieces)

Sickness
- Do not connect your computer or any device to the internet

If someone does not get the joke within the real information, take a deep breath.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 4th comment
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel news story (36 comments in total)
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D1N0: This works great for previewing pics. Great development. And it's free!

D1N0, actually when theft takes place when an image is used without authorization and claiming the copyright to it.

Google does neither, quite the contrary, it can be used to find the thieves.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel news story (36 comments in total)
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Bluebird47: It's illegal. Even with your company-friendly laws in the US, I'd bet this is not covered by "fair use", seeing how strictly a non-commercial entity like Wikipedia guards the use of such material. And now, suddenly, a big ad-financed company can just hotlink the full versions of people's copyrighted material without any downsizing and still call that "fair use"? I think not.

I do not see how it is illegal, at all. There is no claim of ownership. If you post something on a public site (like DPReview) the image is available to all. The so-called 'hot link' bring you to the original site where YOU posted the images for public consumption.

If you are unhappy with your stuff being on the public eye, don't post on free-for-all sites or at the very least, reduce the quality to 72DPI and reduce the printing size to a postal stamp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)

My vote is for the 800e.

Just found the money to purchase it within a month... What held me back was the lack of user feedback, the novelty and the missing $$$ to get the FX lenses.

What convinced me was it was narrowly beat by a Hasselblad (spelling) but had better results in the blacks...

Bummer about my DX lenses that I will be selling with my 300... Then again, I do not believe I will return to the DX format.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 144th comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)
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PhotoPoet: quick question... those of you with Nikon D7000 or other "large" DSLR's that have switched...Understanding that there are differences... Do you miss your old companion?

No.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:18 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)

On the topic at hand...

I agree that a popular vote shows anything but the real picture.

How many have the camera they vote for?
How many vote due to a bias toward or against something else?

The true picture is in the number of unit sold, during the same period, meaning when the first camera came out then six months later then a year later. That would give a real picture that could reveal:

1) Brand/model expectation (hype value 1)
2) Popularity over time (increasing/decreasing value 4)
3) Number of cameras sold over a full year (value 5)

Giving a different quotient value to each of the three, starting with #3 and creating an average would give a truer reflection of between what is 'popular' and what is really used.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:09 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
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Gary Sibio: I have a paid-for copy of 6.0 and want to upgrade to 6.1 but I can't find a link anywhere for upgrading. Ho do I do this?

And, eh, oh, there is a setting that allows the PRG to look for upgrades, if any.

Menu
- Help
- Check for update and messages)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 19:29 UTC

wrong place

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 19:28 UTC as 7th comment
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Dave: Once ACDsee Pro6 is purchased and the prograpm dopwnloaded, how many different computers that one owns, do they allow you to install the program on, with the Lic code they provide upon purchase?

If only a couple of licenses, I do not beleive the company will give you a deal. If you are looking at 10 or more, that maybe different (volume licensing).

You may want to call their sales reps. There is very little wait and no endless bounce from menu to menu.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 19:24 UTC
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