Francis Sawyer

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On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)

Dear Sony:

You suck.

- the people

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Caerolle: I very much like the new theme!

I am guessing the 'I hate EVFs'/'I hate touchscreens'/'I hate tilt screens'/'I hate mirrorless' folks are all not so fond of it, though.

No, people who don't want to read text off a light bulb aren't fond of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
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rainer042: I have been waiting since I know dpreview for a change of colors. I always found the white letters on a black background were much harder to read than vice versa. So finally my wishes have come true and I think this is really good news for everyone. The readability of dpreview articles has really been improved significantly by this change.

whatever

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:42 UTC

"a switch to a more conventional ‘black on white’ design"

That's backward. Light text on a dark background is more legible and comfortable to read, which is why it was the default on computers for many years. This black-on-white stupidity is a vestige of a failed late-'80s/early-'90s attempt to make an analogy between the screen and a piece of paper. It fails because paper doesn't EMIT light.

Why would you want to read black text off the surface of a light bulb all day?

Black text on a white background is called INVERSE for a reason. And it's not something to use everywhere, every day.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:40 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)
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dulynoted: What kinds of apps are people wanting on their cameras? Focus stacking? Something similar to olympus live composite? I really can't think of anything I would want on a camera that isn't on current high end devices other than the ability to send raw images over wifi. I would really like to do that.

How about TIME LAPSE (intervalometer), a feature that should be standard on every camera sold today at every price range?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)
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tech_head: Here in America that means nothing.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act requires them show that the modification lead to the failure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson–Moss_Warranty_Act

So if the dial falls off they cannot void the warranty because you used different software. If they can prove the malfunction is dues to third party software, then and only then can they void the warranty.

No, it's always true. That's why it's a law.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: That's what they get for selling crippled cameras and then trying to charge customers to un-cripple them.

Their ridiculous time-lapse "app," for example: No camera sold today should lack an intervalometer; it's essentially FREE to implement.

Yes, Canon has its head up its āss for not including an intervalometer. And its $80 external controller is an embarrassing piece of feces, with a 99-exposure limit in its total-number-of-pictures mode.

So what's your point?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:26 UTC
On article Plugin allows direct Instagram posting from Lightroom (49 comments in total)

The term is "plug-in."

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:42 UTC as 3rd comment
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PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

And there's your problem: You're "thankful" for something that you're merely OWED in exchange for your money.

How about Illustrator users? Are they supposed to be thankful for the defect-ridden abandonware that Adobe is charging monthly fees for? Adobe is wasting subscribers' money building useless junk that no one asked for, instead of using it for what they're supposed to be: maintenance of the products the customers are PAYING for.

Stop degrading yourself.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:41 UTC
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MayaTlab0: Yet again plugins have to be reinstalled. Maybe there is a very good reason why this is so, but it's getting really annoying.
Content aware crop seems to work quite well on anything that's quite textural (like sand), but that's the only situation where I've had good results. Still, could be useful !
I believe I'm feeling some performance improvements indeed, closing the gap relative to Affinity.

Adobe's still too stupid to field a competent installer. That's pathetic.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

The stupid coffee analogy is pathetic. Stop fooling yourself and face the fact that it's a rip-off. Until you have the fortitude to do that, you'll be a victim of one corporation after another.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: I think that 10$ per month for Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom is a very affordable price, especially for US! I am happy I am able to use it and it is a great tool - nothing to complain about.

Thanks for logging in to shill for Adobe and its rip-offs.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
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penums: I cant find the Upgrade of Photoshop CC 2015.5 for windows 32 bit.
My plugins works only with 32 Bit Version of Photoshop.

Plug-ins

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
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Marcel Rebro: I had to reinstall all plugins (SilverPix, Autenthech, JixiPix). Thank you Adobe for keeping me on ...

Plug-ins

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
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PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

Another shill, spamming the comments with some embarrassingly bad cheese.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
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skdesignz: Adobe announced its 2016 Creative Cloud update on June 20.
Great mobile apps to create and share anything everywhere. It's everything you need to transform your photos, design graphics and illustrations, edit video, create UX designs, and more.
Spanning across virtually all of the Creative Cloud portfolio, the updates in this release will expedite the creative process for millions of users
http://goo.gl/3Nrmqq

Shut up, shill.

Reported as spam.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:12 UTC

Adobe doesn't know the difference between crop and rotate. No wonder things are such a mess over there.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)

That's what they get for selling crippled cameras and then trying to charge customers to un-cripple them.

Their ridiculous time-lapse "app," for example: No camera sold today should lack an intervalometer; it's essentially FREE to implement.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:42 UTC as 8th comment | 11 replies
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)
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Sir Corey of Deane: Sony markets a camera with a specification which the warranty backs. Can anyone really criticise Sony for voiding that warranty if the specification is altered by modifying it?

"Can anyone really criticise Sony for voiding that warranty if the specification is altered by modifying it?"

Yes, everyone can. It's against U.S. federal law, for one thing. For another, it's a rip-off. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was created to prevent this very scam, although I think it was originally targeting the auto industry. The law stopped car companies from telling customers they had to buy "special" Chevrolet or Ford oil and tires. Sony is trying to tell you that you have to buy "special" Sony software.

Tell them to shove it.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (177 comments in total)
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treakj: The announcement states that malfunction due to the use of unauthorized softwares will not be covered by the warranty, but it does not say that it voids the warranty. I would take it as it's saying: It's not covered, but does not void it.

That's because this is what U.S. law says.

Hopefully some other countries protect their consumers similarly.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
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