mediasorcerer: why doesnt dp review do a feature on all the potential negatives to cloud based photographic software such as adobe cc subscription, do some real investigative journalism, support the artists and expose the corporate greed, manipulation and huge risks associated with paying through the teeth for and relying on cloud software and storage for photog artists?
you call yourselves photographers here? yet ive never seen one article positing all the potential negatives to this subscription based nightmare waiting to happen?
frightened to create some controversy in the online community and stand by the consumers for once? without us, you would have nothing.
all you do is talk it up without fair and unbiased perceptive duality of argument for and against.i bet you wouldnt have to look far to find many pros who have had nightmare problems with cloud based softwares.
you dont seem to have problems finding negatives to cameras in reviews, but not the software?unless im mistaken?
They don't need to do an article on "negatives", any time an article has the word "Adobe" in it, the comment section will take care of that for them.
smokinman88: Still slow, I wish they would fix this....maybe it's time to switch to Capture One.
I just stressed LR6 a bit, ran through about 50 RAW images on the filmstrip just to get them to load. I got LR6 up to slightly over 2GB RAM usage before I got bored. It slowly climbed as I made my way through pictures.
If you have LR open for a while and are making lots of changes, it can definitely bog down your system if you don't have the hardware to support it. But you're working with a lot of huge pictures, it's to be expected.
Joriarty: The story should read: "Microsoft creates new unlimited OneDrive storage option, gifts subscribers free Office 365".
Pity they don't have a Linux client...
This is correct for me. I purchased an Office 365 subscription when they increased the included storage to 1TB. Microsoft keeps sending me emails because I haven't installed or used my 365 license, I guess they think I don't know what I'm doing. :)
sandy b: The lack of trust does not seem to extend much past DPR. 1.8 million subscribers. Up 405,000 between Jan and March.
DPR is just another internet site where most posters have false notions of representing the majority when, in fact, they make up for less than 1% of people who have interest in the specific topic.
pdcm: All those people who locked into Adobe's Cloud based CC programs; well it will be all your fault for allowing Adobe to have this control over us. It was a very, very silly thing for you to do. And you have also ruined it for the rest of us who didn't fall for it. So thanks for nothing :(
There is other software out there, switch to something else and quit complaining. "All your fault"....blah blah blah.
DotCom Editor: Here's the question no reporter has yet asked, so I will: What incentive did Adobe offer to Apple to get Aperture killed off?
I seriously doubt that Aperture was in any way serious competition for Lightroom.
Digitall: Next smart move from Apple is, Aperture free for all. A logical step.
Not if it won't stay updated.
DarkShift: No, I would never use a 12" touch screen for anything as complex piece of software as Photoshop is. Plus the screen would get too greasy already after 30 minutes use.
@DarkShift - I agree that a 12" screen is not ideal for something like PS, however this device is directed more at portability. While you may not have the need for a dedicated SP3 at home, it may be worthwhile if you're the type of photographer who is on the go and has the need to edit or preview photos in the field. So the 12" screen sounds horrible in traditional editing but having a sub-2lb computer with you at all times could be a huge plus (if you have a need for it, of course).
keeyoni: Can you connect to an external monitor?
@Mike - You could have just typed "yes" and it would've been even less effort on your part.
@Damon - An external monitor can run at a different resolution than the Surface screen, not sure how this hinders user experience.
SeeRoy: Unfortunately I bought an SP2 128 last November. In a nutshell it's a complete Piece Of Sh!t. Now I know why they slashed the prices last week, adding insult to injury. Now a further injury... I just hope the SP3 is as bad as its predecessors and holes Microsoft below the waterline. Vist the "support" site for an overview of the spectacular range of faults exhibited by these overpriced, unreliable, ill-conceived piles of junk.Buy a budget tablet and a decent ultrabook or laptop at the same price. As a tablet the SP range is simply tragic.
WOW....completely trashing a product and not giving a single word about why you don't like it. I question that you even own one.
Reactive: Don't forget to sign the petition (not that the greedy execs at Adobe will ever listen to customers):
Exactly, greedy bastards! That's all Adobe is, they're just in it for the money. Makes me sick. Too bad they can't be more like Nikon or Canon or Sony or Apple or Microsoft or any other company out there, who aren't in business for money, but for customer service and helping the little guy. Adobe is one of those rare breeds that does everything just for the bottom dollar.
Jason Rickerby: DPReview is actually going to review the top of the line Nikon body? Why not just look at the Nikon press release and post a preview? Here's some templates, one from Oct 18, 2011:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5149972341/canon-eos-1d-x-overviewand an other from Mar 7, 2012:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6015410449/first-impressions-using-the-nikon-d4
Why not review the Canon 1D X, so you have a comparison to have with the Nikon D4s? This review was apparently going to happen:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52185826
Reviewing the Nikon D4s and not the Canon 1D X would be odd, considering: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480891911
I never understood why people clamor for reviews. Do you really need a score assigned to it that badly? Read the forums and look at sample pictures to make up your own mind.
Louis Dallara: Maybe we need a boycott of 500px, any photogs want to remove there photos?This is obscene, and I thought micro stock was a rip off, this takes to to a new level.
Nope, it's a product that 500px offers, price is all that matters. There are no "policies" at play here, you're reaching. Some of you don't like what 500px is offering so you're trying to get support to boycott them, for whatever stupid reason you think you have for being the leader in this unneeded rebellion.
This is something I've found that I don't like about the photography community. You get mad about one thing that is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and you start trying to rally the village and get everybody to bring their pitchforks.
Don't like it, don't use it. Why is that so hard? Sure, you can boycott it, but why try to get everybody to join your cause? You posting "maybe we need to boycott" is like me finding a random item in Walmart that I think it insanely overpriced, then start running around to gather other shoppers to start a protest that they take this item off the shelf or we're leaving. See how stupid that would be?
M DeNero: I see comments like "Wonderful controls!" and "Great ergonomics!" Pardon me for asking, and I'm not trying to be a wise guy, but is there really any benefit to these retro designs other than aesthetics? Modern SLRS have precision, customizable controls that mostly lie right under the finger tips of one hand. You can make adjustments without even thinking about it, while keeping the other hand on the zoom or focus ring. These retro designs seem to have nicer industrial design, but after handling several they seem very clumsy to me operationally. Please enlighten me.
I don't understand how this design is any better than a modern DSLR for use without looking. Modern cameras have the same dials that this one does, they just don't waste space on top of the camera.
It's all about knowing where the buttons are without having to look, I don't see how this differs at all from camera to camera.
tomtom50: Modern cameras have three basic settings, Aperture, Shutter, and ISO. Three dials, each with an A setting, gives you all eight permutations all the way from auto everything to total manual, with no need to illuminate a screen. And the new Fuji finishes it our with exposure compensation.
This is the first digital camera I could happily use 'dark' only using the LCD for review and few screen overlays in the finder.
From the photos it looks like Fuji has built the camera Nikon claimed they were making.
You still have to see the labels on the dial, not sure how this helps you use it "dark".
saralecaire: Well that didn't take long, just like that the D4 is yesterday's news. Nikon sure knows how to screw it to their customers.
Don't worry, your D4 doesn't magically quit working as soon as the D4S is released. ;)
Benarm: LR 5.2 Release Notes with features and bug fixes:
D7100 tether support added, yay!!
teseg: Be careful with Windows 8.1 coming. SkyDrive is now required to sit on your C: Drive, so if you use a SSD as your C: Drive for the OS and Applications and have a separate HDD for data you are forced to put images on your SkyDrive/SSD drive if you want to utilize SkyDrive, which will quickly fill with data as they tend to have much less capacity than the newer HDDs.
As W8.1 is stil a BETA, hopefully this issue is corrected before the RC.
I don't believe this is entirely correct. In W8.1, SkyDrive allows you to pull down working copies from the cloud to use and then saves directly back to the cloud, not requiring a local copy at all. You will need cache space and I'm not sure how long or if the data is retained in any way for speed purposes after you're done with the file.
ParrySights: Jeez People:As a photo enthusiast I use LR4 about 10 hours per week. I could bitch and moan about the prices for a few months and lose the productivity benefits (yes the improvements are real), or just get over it. At $80 for an upgrade and perhaps 500 hours of use in a year it costs me about $0.16 per hour of use. I think my time is worth that, yours may not.
So hang on for a few months and then upgrade. But be ready to bitch and moan about the LR6 upgrade price once sooner rather than later. The value/price ratio for software nowadays is incredible when I look back two or three decades.
Get out of here with your logic, it's not welcome.