Fixx

Fixx

Lives in Finland Finland
Works as a architect, photographer
Joined on May 9, 2004

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On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)

Nice. I too used this technique before digital cameras, and with photoshop later on. Allows also to contract space between objects (people), for example if publishing format is small and you have a group of people to present. The look of "pieceramas" is refreshing occasionally used.

I use too Gigapano Pro to stitch. Notice that it is not necessary to crop resulting image rectangular but you can keep the border original irrugular one. That way, inside part is stitched clean but outside border reveals it is made of individual shots.

BTW, ICE is win only, no Mac version.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 13:39 UTC as 15th comment

You probably can set the compression level of JPEG output in your iPhone. There is really not much difference in low compression JPEG and TIFF.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 11th comment
On Sigma shows latest products at Focus on Imaging article (42 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why didn't they just make the lenses interchangeable at this point? It's basically the size of a EPM1 with one of those lenses mounted.

I think there is no need to have interchangeable lenses for compact camera, IMHO. But it would really be nice if Sigma could make a zoom version like 28-70 (that is full frame equivalent). Or even a dual focal length lens (like 30mm with built in teleconverter to 60mm option (again full frame equivalent)). I understand designing such a lens is a challenge if image quality and speed (apertures like 2.8 or 3.5) are needed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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sparky52t: Being a Photoshop/Camera Raw user, I tried an earlier version of Lightroom some time ago. I came away wondering why I would need, another application to manipulate my photographs. What am I missing?

My only complaint about Adobe's Camera Raw process is the lack of a "history panel" to back-away from a series of changes I may have made. (like in Photoshop) Does Lightroom have something like that?

I am photographer but I have also strong skills in graphic arts and I have to say I think PS way of editing (black/white point, gamma/curve) feels more precise and LR "photographers way" (exposure etc) feels more vague. That said, indeed when processing hundreds of photos I choose LR any day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:05 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: I will have to update my computer for it, but it looks like some aspects may be worth it.
However, I am still perfectly happy with LR3.6 so I am in no hurry.
Roel

Is LR4 slower than 3.6? If computer needs updating?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:48 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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gnewsch: Does it also do distortion correction natively, or do you still have to resort to plugins like PTlens etc?

Is Tokina 11-16 profile included? Also Samyang 14mm would be nice (though it is so complicated distortion that LR may not be able to do dislocations like that?).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:46 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Can ANYONE explain, why is the FX format 35.9 x 24 mm, rather than 36 x 24 mm? For the sake of 0.1mm, Nikon produces high-res images that a very NEARLY but NOT QUITE in 2:3 aspect ratio? Not that it will stop the world, but it's just a bit of a puzzle!

Brian

I would take gladly lets say 32 x 24 mm sensor. No wait! Make it 32 x 28, as lens coverage would be better used (FX).
(I now shoot with a camera with a crop sensor but I miss using 6X7 or even 8"X10" film cameras. Very nice ratio.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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Fixx: Thank you for preview.

Curve tool looks promising. As good as in Photoshop?

When you explain work flow in basic adjusting, many of us rather set black and white point first, and mid tones after. Mid tones are handled by brightness&contrast; which in practice means curve elevation & S shape. Not sure if adding sliders will help (as there is already overlap in highlight recovery tools: whites and hightlights seem both to affect recovery). I guess this is a matter of taste and these tools work ok.

Have they done anything to HSL tools? Color manipulation has been subpar with that tool. It is impossible to target and change exact colours in image as there are no adjustment in targeting. Photoshop is here way ahead. Now, make HSL adjustable as in Photoshop and add darkness slider to target dark/mid/light ends of histogram. That would be state of art.

and....

Heal tool! Really, there is no reason not to include it instead of simple clone. Should heal also missing edge pixels created by in distortion correction tools.

Web gallery plugins? We need one with HTML5 slideshow and one with simple namelist (without thumbnail), preferably with search function (like, having a list of 1000 persons and you can go to right name and fetch image). + www-commenting option for visitors in galleries. Third party plugins would be fine.

HDR and panos may be better handled by third parties. Please encourage them make LR plugins for their applications.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 14:07 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)

Thank you for preview.

Curve tool looks promising. As good as in Photoshop?

When you explain work flow in basic adjusting, many of us rather set black and white point first, and mid tones after. Mid tones are handled by brightness&contrast; which in practice means curve elevation & S shape. Not sure if adding sliders will help (as there is already overlap in highlight recovery tools: whites and hightlights seem both to affect recovery). I guess this is a matter of taste and these tools work ok.

Have they done anything to HSL tools? Color manipulation has been subpar with that tool. It is impossible to target and change exact colours in image as there are no adjustment in targeting. Photoshop is here way ahead. Now, make HSL adjustable as in Photoshop and add darkness slider to target dark/mid/light ends of histogram. That would be state of art.

and....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 14:07 UTC as 180th comment | 4 replies

Lightroom plugin and Mac support please... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:59 UTC as 7th comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

CS5 (and even CS3) is so good software package that many users just do not upgrade. Why bother when everything works and it would cost arm & leg. When OS does not support old CS anymore, then users will buy a new licence (if there is such thing available anymore, that reservation has to be made..).
As for using some other sw... there is not really any competition if you use it professionally. And I do not think we will see any for a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:37 UTC as 120th comment
On 10 Photography Accessories for Under $250 article (62 comments in total)
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Earthlight: Thanks Dpreview, what a nice read this was. I'm not into market to buy any of these (I have more than enough gear as it is), but it sure was nice to read your thoughts about them.

What about a microfiber cloth comparison. I'm serious: the quality differences are vast! My best cloths are no-name chinese cheapos plus a cloth that came with my Serengeti sunglasses. Some of the brand name cloths have been a total waste of money.

The hotshoe spirit levels also seem to have loads of quality variation... Some of them are skewed. Plus I lose so many of those that it is not even funny.

Most importantly, why not carry out a filter comparison. You could, of course, test the optical quality, but also be sure to test how easy it is to clean a big fat thumb print from the glass. There are big differences there. It would be great to see that kind of stuff. The daily stuff of active shooters.

What about a comprehensive article about sensor wet cleaning? DIY spatulas and pec pads? Stuff like that.

We still do not know how well Nissin or similar third party flashes work with Nikon's commander mode. That is why it is safer to buy SB-series.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:13 UTC
On Article: Stranger on the Port Townsend Ferry article (34 comments in total)
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jrg: Funny, at a distance, just getting up, it looked like Hopper's famous diner painting.

at first glance, my impression too. Nighthawks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nighthawks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:03 UTC
On Content commenting system launched article (129 comments in total)

This is great! I have always liked article comment systems (since I first saw them in MacWorld (2003?:-) ) and have insisted on using them in my sites. Let's hope commenting stays sensible, and quality rules over quantity.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 07:54 UTC as 96th comment
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