astralux

astralux

Lives in Botswana Botswana
Joined on Jan 5, 2009

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On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Says it all really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=67Iw9q2X9cU

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:16 UTC as 206th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Having to 'call home' every 30 days is going to be a problem. What if I go on assignment for 2 monthes where there is not internet access? What is Adobe's servers go off line for a week (remember Blackberry?) ? All those users who needed to 'call home' that week will be stranded. My prediction is that Adobe will start upping the rental prices as soon as they think they have to majority of their clients on board in the cloud. This happened to fluid dynamics software that I used a while ago (the supplier started using the same business model and squeezed the users). That company is no longer in business. Makes you think.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 655th comment

I predict that the next step Adobe will take is to discontinue selling PS and to only make it available via their Cloud disaster. Now watch the crackers and hackers go after Adobe with a vengiance and I am very tempted to support them! As a purchaser of CS6 I feel seriously p!ssed off at Adobe right now and so is my fellow pro shooters over here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 73rd comment

This is it for me, time to boot Adobe out of my workflow. I have been a loyal buyer of PS and have recently bought the CS6 upgrade, but to now leave buyers of their products out in the cold is just crap. Sorry Adbobe, you are out of here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 18:32 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)

No mention in the specs here or on the Nikon web site of micro adjustment of lens focus. For a sensor of this capacity this feature in not negotiable and would be a serious flaw if not available. Hope that it is there.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 04:33 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)
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Zigmont: I wonder if it covers the new crop tool -- a complete disaster that has been roundly panned by CS5 owners who upgraded. There's a huge thread on it in the Adobe forums. Many CS6 upgraders -- like me -- went back to CS5 because the redesigned crop tool in CS6 is such a disaster.

Adobe finally said last week they're going to bring back the CS5 crop tool in CS6, but to be honest there's nothing in CS6 that you can't do in CS5, so save your money.

Why do you say that the crop tool is a disaster? I use PS6 8 hours per day and have found the new crop tool to be great with the alterations from CS5 working very well. It is one of the changes that I really like and one of the reasons why I upgraded. Please give reasons for your comments. My pro photog friends all agree with me that the crop tool is great, could not find anuone who does not like it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 05:27 UTC
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astralux: For me the news in the post is not the subject but the words "while working towards our reviews". The Nikons as wel as the new Canon has been extensively tested elsewhere and users here have written so much about the models that any test now from DPR will just be too little too late and old news. Come on guys, it only takes 2 to 3 days to do the test if you knuckle down. The D4, D800 and 5D Mk III has been the biggest news on the new body front in the last month or so. All we get from DPR is previews and tests on less important models and fiddling with the web site software. Get on with it!

With respect Mr Butler, I stand by my point that the tests could very easily have been done by now and the results posted. I also stand by my point that 1 or 2 people working 8 hour days could very easily have tested and written the reports in 3 days. The first 5 to 7 points in the test are just regurgitation of printed facts as supplied by the manufacturers. The rest should be pretty much routine by now. No sir, you are late to market and have been made irrelevant by your competitors. It was not so in the past. I know howls of protest will follow, but if you are honest you will know that I am correct. And no, this site is not free, it is paid for in advertising which we pay for by downloading it every tome we open the page. Too little, too late.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 19:31 UTC

For me the news in the post is not the subject but the words "while working towards our reviews". The Nikons as wel as the new Canon has been extensively tested elsewhere and users here have written so much about the models that any test now from DPR will just be too little too late and old news. Come on guys, it only takes 2 to 3 days to do the test if you knuckle down. The D4, D800 and 5D Mk III has been the biggest news on the new body front in the last month or so. All we get from DPR is previews and tests on less important models and fiddling with the web site software. Get on with it!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 18:01 UTC as 59th comment | 13 replies
On Article: 3D Video Primer: Part 2 article (27 comments in total)

Agree with Tim, this is now a site for compact camera announcements and 'Previews',whatever that means. Anyone know of a serious photographer's site where one can get good information and indepth tests on middle and upper level still cameras, film and digital? DPreview illustrates what happens when a good site gets bought out by big money, very sad!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2011 at 14:42 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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