The Scurvy Dog of PR

The Scurvy Dog of PR

Lives in United States Coamo, Puerto Rico, United States
Works as a Semi-retired
Has a website at RobertosPuertoRico.com
Joined on Aug 26, 2010
About me:

I get to be a kid again. Puerto Rico is a fantastic place to retire (from the US)!

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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Time to disable the WiFi and Bluetooth chips on my iMac so Apple can't force OSX updates that prevent perfectly good applications from working.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Beautiful images. Very nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 11th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)

$10 bucks a month… Is that enough to get us holdouts to join the 'Cloud'? I don't know. At least the price is somewhat more reasonable. That said, I refuse to work with a software program that is based on a subscription. It's just not going to happen. I draw issue with the entire premise. If you are OK, with that, go for it. I'm not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 15th comment

Getty finally figured out, how to market via Social Media.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 18th comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)

Jesus! Stop using Auto ISO. I NEVER use it. How stupid is that? I have an NEX-7 I ONLY use with old 3rd party lenses and love it. I'm sorry the reviewer 'doesn't get it', but they continue this rant through the entire review. Get over it already!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

This just in! And why I can no longer trust Adobe to do the right thing. Who knew they still have not notified everyone of their security breech of a month ago? http://www.electronista DOT /articles/13/11/25/up.to.138.million.adobe.cc.accounts.violated.by.data.breach/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

There are a bunch of Adobe Corporate trolls doing damage control on this forum. You can tell who they are because they will not show their real face. To them I say- This was a bad corporate move, moving to a Net based license compliance model. This was never about the "Cloud". Your software is pirated because you want too much for it. All software has an 'ark of development and application' and all but the internet tools have reached maturity. Adding new features is meaningless when they go beyond the tools original spec. That Corporate chose to kill off the boxed SW versus selling it side by side with the subscription version sez volumes about Adobe's corporate greed. Take this to the board... Tell them "it's bad for public rations to continue down this path". Tell them "we are hemorrhaging our loyal base and this will have long term effects on the corporate bottom line". This, they will understand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 26th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
In reply to:

reginalddwight: Please forgive Adobe for trying to test the theory that a sucker is born every minute.

NO

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:37 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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Mark3M: Are they desperate, or what? CC is collapsing.

Hold on. Subscription is going away, along with upper management.

Hope springs eternal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:10 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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MarcLee: The funny thing here is that so many people are claiming Creative Cloud is cheaper, while Adobe are introducing it to stabilise and maximise income. So something is not adding up.

I don't manipulate the content of my photos much, just the overall look. So Capture One is fine.

But thanks to the guy who introduced Photoline further down the page. It's worth giving them some support.

You just made our case for 'NOT' subscribing. Some of us don't care that software development has it's ups and downs. It's the nature of the biz. Those 'lackluster updates is why some of us skipped updating in the first place. Innovation is driven by the potential of a boost in sales. To flatten out that revenue stream guarantees there will be less motivation to innovation because you have taken away the stimulus to do so. This is NOT a win/win situation. It was driven by corporate greed. Nothing else. I will NEVER buy another Adobe product.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:58 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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carrigman: I think it's a very good offer and I have signed up. For €144 a year I have access to the best image editor there is with automatic updates as they arise. Already, ACR's Radial Filter and Automatic Perspective Correction - to name just two of CC's innovations- make it a very attractive option over previous versions. People may whinge about the concept of renting rather than owning the software but, like it or not, that is the way it's going to be and you either stick with your existing version of PS - which will become increasingly dated as time goes by - or you accept what Adobe are doing and go with the flow. Yes, you could also, of course, opt for another image editor but for me, I am so used to PS that a change was never a realistic proposition.

You mean the 'Shake Down filter'?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
On Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 post (58 comments in total)
In reply to:

The Scurvy Dog of PR: Didn't I read that Sony was getting out of the Cell Phone biz?

Yea. It was Panasonic, not Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 01:20 UTC
On Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 post (58 comments in total)

Didn't I read that Sony was getting out of the Cell Phone biz?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies

Simply not good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 23:38 UTC as 92nd comment
On 64-bit Corel PaintShop Pro X6 now available article (26 comments in total)

One would think you guys would state up front that this is a PeeCee tool and not compatible with MAC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:40 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Thank you for that. The only thing that ever maters is that you are comfortable with the gear you use. D/SLRs were never the 'end all' solution. Digital sensors have evolved to the point that they can out perform the optics. Lenses are bound by the laws of physics and mathematics. I like the idea that the image sensor can now outperform the lens. It makes the lens another variable in the creative process.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 168th comment

Many of us no longer care what Adobe does.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:34 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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MarshallG: I have a great idea for Adobe: If you upgrade your software products with new features that deliver value to your customers, we will pay for the upgrade, without complaint.

We're sick and tired of paying for upgrades just because the OS is new, or just because a new camera camera came out, or just because a year has gone by.

Create something inside the Adobe Cloud, and our wallets will open up. But this pay-for-subscription scheme is a shakedown.

Adobe has run out of innovative ideas. That's obvious with this new pricing scheme. 'Camera Shake' is NOT something a PRO would need. They are simply trying to lock down their user base before it becomes obvious, they have nothing new to show us.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

They lost the battle over Flash. This may turn into Strike 2.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:39 UTC as 310th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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MarkusDaaniel: Finally there is certainly a room for some competition.

I think the biggest problem is not that other software is so bad feature-wise but the biggest problems are related to the workflow and UI. Except Corel Painter, I have found all the possible alternatives to be lacking in workflow and UI.

When it comes to RAW development there are plenty of good alternatives. DXO, AfterShot, Aparture and so on. But when it comes to editing, then Photoshop beats all other because of its great workflow. GIMP - butt ugly and very unpleasant to work with. Corel Photo-Paint - again butt ugly and not very smooth workflow. Corel PaintShop - pretty decent in most regards. If Corel would take Photo-Paint, put Painter UI on it, add some more features and better format compatibility and release it as a separate image editing package this could turn into a decent alternative to Photoshop.

Thanks for the details. We need more of this.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
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