GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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maxnimo: Any competition to the Adobe monopoly is most welcome.

Paintshop Pro is 64 bits.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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BaldCol: Sorry, if it's not being offered on a monthly subscription I'm not interested.

Maybe both could try offering it on both. And let people vote with their wallets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
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spontaneousservices: Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

Try it and see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
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forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

I love the Adobe adverts here. If it is such a great deal, give us CHOICE.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:47 UTC

I'll give this a try. Anything but renting my software.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC as 40th comment
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forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

Here's a serious point. Stuff Adobe's subscription model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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dougster1979: So if I upgrade from my 16mp D7000 my photography skills will improve by a factor of 3, obviously!!

It worked for the D800.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Canon and Nikon were idle as Sony got a respectable foothold in the DSLR and mirrorless markets. Canon and Nikon have nothing comparable to this revolutionary Samsung. Once Samsung gets its lens inventory going, it will be a force to be reckoned with. Canon and Nikon still dominate by virtue of their names, but this will not last.

"No one, least of all Canon with its dated sensor tech is competitive."

And yet .... how many of the world's greatest shooters are shooting Samsung?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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razadaz: Its price drops like these that put me off investing in any expensive camera. I know of no other manufacturing business where prices drop continuously after a product is launched. Even software companies like Adobe (where development cost is high but the production cost is zero) don’t drop their prices like this.

Any computer product pretty much starts losing value as soon as you pay for it. You are just not paying attention.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
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GaryJP: Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

"Is there a bigger loser on the planet than the Apple basher?"

Undoubtedly the Apple fanboy.

Incidentally, my place is full of Apple stuff. Just not the phone. But I don't get religious about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:52 UTC

Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 88th comment | 9 replies

I love the smell of brand wars in the morning.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 00:55 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

As someone said, the people who should be MOST interested in this sale are the Australian tax collectors. If it's bogus, he's going to have a hell of a tax bill to fork out for a bit of publicity.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Because there is a hell of a lot more to processing good black and white images in Lightroom or Photoshop than "hitting the BW button". And the adjustments you can make are a lot better than anything the camera turns out by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:21 UTC

"less than charitable commentary" on another photographer's work?

Among DPReview contributors?

Don't be silly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 124th comment
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Not me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (368 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Are ALL these videos of pros using cameras going to be trashed by cynical comments from embittered middle-aged amateurs who are lucky if they can get their sleeping dog in focus?

I welcome these videos. Unlike some here I do not know EVERYTHING better than the pro photographers. Keep them coming.

By the way, the argument about pro vs not-pro in terms of equipment is so old hat. Pros use anything that is (a) within their budget and (b) gets the shot. And I am out shooting with pro photographers and videographers every darn week. Your equipment doesn't confer you pro status. Your work does.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (368 comments in total)

Are ALL these videos of pros using cameras going to be trashed by cynical comments from embittered middle-aged amateurs who are lucky if they can get their sleeping dog in focus?

I welcome these videos. Unlike some here I do not know EVERYTHING better than the pro photographers. Keep them coming.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (242 comments in total)

A couple of the threads here remind me of the old joke about what the patient said to the psychiatrist after the Rorshach ink blot test:

"What do you mean I'm a pervert? You're the one with all the dirty pictures."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 22nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (242 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

WEIRDEST POST OF THE WEEK.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
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