falconeyes

falconeyes

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On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.

However, if more high end apps come to chrome, I suspect more high end hardware will, too.

@JPWhiteAtHome: that's an important part from the article indeed. But it is false information. It must be true because DPR said so? Rather not. btw, it isn't true for some other Chrome apps too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
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Jones R: The government really ought to take this beyond national parks. Look at Hungary and their recent photography law. Making images (static photographs and video) of people without their knowledge or consent should be a federal offense. Right now one could mostly take pictures or video images of pedestrians without their knowledge or consent - and in my opinion, this is not only wrong, but should be made illegal.

Looking at pedestrians without their knowledge or consent should be a federal offense.

Of course, while at the same time, federal agencies are free to videotape whoever they want. Brave new World.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
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falconeyes: IMHO, there is something wrong with the US national park concept.

Compared to, e,g., Europe, the Alps in particular,, only a fraction of the US is preserved for giving priority to nature. No signs to restrict building activities outside national parks. So it seems to Europeans. Where are all the opportunities to hike and spend time in nature, outside nat. parks? And why is access to nat. parks restricted and costing money. It shouldn't. It is just nature. The US is so sparsely populated compared to Europe that it seems almost absurd. And to restrict photography of US nature certainly IS absurd.

Urban sprawl is to be avoided to keep a desirable landscape, a quality of life. This principle exists in Europe since Middle Age, maybe the Romans even. It has nothing to do with Socialism, it is just common sense which seems to have been lost in some parts of the world.

And to ask a fee to access an area where urban sprawl is prohibited is, ..., well absurd indeed. If you asked a fee to hike a mountain trail in the Alps, people would go wild. And the mountain trails are excellent.

The first time I visited a US nat. park, I was extremely confused to be asked to pay a fee, to say the least ... It felt like entering a gov.-controlled military area while nature should be free to all Americans. This felt so anti-free and anti-American that I was, well confused.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:07 UTC

IMHO, there is something wrong with the US national park concept.

Compared to, e,g., Europe, the Alps in particular,, only a fraction of the US is preserved for giving priority to nature. No signs to restrict building activities outside national parks. So it seems to Europeans. Where are all the opportunities to hike and spend time in nature, outside nat. parks? And why is access to nat. parks restricted and costing money. It shouldn't. It is just nature. The US is so sparsely populated compared to Europe that it seems almost absurd. And to restrict photography of US nature certainly IS absurd.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 94th comment | 8 replies
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

KEG, Photoshop started on MacOS and the port to Win32 APIs was justified by the huge Windows market. I don't see Adobe port PS to a third API with marginal market. No way. Something was virtualized and we'll find out what. At this point, I'll stop speculating. Although it was fun to have this conversation with you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

@KEG, I am fully aware of everything you wrote. I used "Windows VM" in the most possible sloppy way, making use of the only hint we have, i.e., that Streaming Photoshop only runs in the Windows version of the Chrome Browser, and ChromeOS.

Of course, the VM won't be a full VM like VMWare running licensed Windows, that's obvious. But what's obvious too is that Adobe didn't port Photoshop to another UI framework. While it can be done, of course, the effort is significant and the market too small to justify. We don't know what this Windows-alike virtual envorinment actually is. We'll find out soon enough.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

AFAIK, Photoshop runs the original CC code inside a ChromeOS virtual environment. More than that, nothing is known. True, ChromeOS supports Java and its VM concept. OTOH, Photoshop is written in C++ rather than Java and Adobe will NOT rewrite it.

So, I can only assume that this is a Windows VM Google choose to support to work around the limitations of ChromeOS. Which I consider bad news rather than good news for Chrome. And has nothing to do with Linux.

Adobe insists that "Project Photoshop Streaming is identical to the Photoshop you’d install locally with a few notable exceptions." and that it runs in a Chrome browser, Windows only.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 11:48 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

@KEG: you didn't read my reply. PS on ChromeOS runs in a virtual environment. Just like PS would on Linux (VWWare). Except that the virtual environment is created on the fly.

It is the same stock PS code as CS6 (or now CC). It is another cloud bubble making fun of many people's inability to understand software technology.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.

However, if more high end apps come to chrome, I suspect more high end hardware will, too.

@kff:

You are not listening. "Photoshop Streaming" runs on the local CPU *only*.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.

However, if more high end apps come to chrome, I suspect more high end hardware will, too.

@kff:

Is this for me? The above sentence does not contradict what I said. It is clever marketing wording for incremental install from the web into a virtual machine.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:27 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)

This is an illborn and stupid project.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq for details.

PS will still run locally. Except it now needs many trips to the web to install properly, can't print and benefit from fast local storage, and suffers from performance hits due to the virtual environment it is boxed into.

Now, dear CC subscribers, you get a glimpse of how your monthly Adotax payment is spent for something else.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 9th comment | 11 replies
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.

However, if more high end apps come to chrome, I suspect more high end hardware will, too.

@splendic:

> It's not really running on the Chromebook.

That's false information. It IS running on the Chromebook, and more specifically, it is running in a virtualized environment which currently does not have support for GPU.

Adobe would never have the resources or incentive to do a real cloud version of PS. It would be rather unusable from a performance point of view too. It must run locally and so it does, even under ChromeOS.

cf. http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming/faq

Note: this of course is a sure sign that the concept behind ChromeOS has already hit its limits, now tricking around them. A true virtual environment for the web was available with Java and even that has been dismissed pretty much since.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:00 UTC

> sixty years since the first DSLR

Welcome to 2055, my dear time traveller :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 25th comment
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Spectro: The mass consumer has no need for 4k. Dpreview spec photographers are just yapping. There are a lot fewer videophotographers then photographers. That is why gh4 and sony a7s aren't flying off the shelves. Mass consumer dont have 4k tv nor internet speed to watch 4k youtube. But since the competion has it, it is time to offer it in 2015. I do expect movies studio and live sport to have the best video quality 4k or better, not the local commerical video. Those are genertic and 4k wont help it.

I expect a mirrorless dx and d3xx next year. Use the f mount for mirrorless so most nikon users can use their lenses already. Or f mount adapter, that is fine too if it af fast. I dont shot spray and pray photography nor professional sport, so i could care less about the d3xx. But nikon created a camera for them and shouldnt abandoned the user base. I would guess that is the first camera released next year for nikon. Dx is 2015 where fx were mostly udpated in 2014.

Actually, 4k requires full sensor readout in movie mode. This is the great thing about it: better 1080p too, And the D4/D6xx/D8xx sensors all do lineskipping in video. They lack the required readout speed.

GH4, A7s, RX100m3, NX1 all are full sensor readout cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
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Spectro: The mass consumer has no need for 4k. Dpreview spec photographers are just yapping. There are a lot fewer videophotographers then photographers. That is why gh4 and sony a7s aren't flying off the shelves. Mass consumer dont have 4k tv nor internet speed to watch 4k youtube. But since the competion has it, it is time to offer it in 2015. I do expect movies studio and live sport to have the best video quality 4k or better, not the local commerical video. Those are genertic and 4k wont help it.

I expect a mirrorless dx and d3xx next year. Use the f mount for mirrorless so most nikon users can use their lenses already. Or f mount adapter, that is fine too if it af fast. I dont shot spray and pray photography nor professional sport, so i could care less about the d3xx. But nikon created a camera for them and shouldnt abandoned the user base. I would guess that is the first camera released next year for nikon. Dx is 2015 where fx were mostly udpated in 2014.

Mass consumers don't need 4k, right. But higher end DSLRs do. Actually, they better offer 6k even and 120p.
Reason?
Because it allows to capture still frames in movie mode good enough (8MP or 18MP) for all but the most demanding jobs. At fps the mirror cannot support; but the mirrorless competition offers. Just look at the inexpensive NX1 and what it can do, vs. D4s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:01 UTC
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falconeyes: When I saw the LX100 with its A setting on both speed and aperture rings, I immediately thought "sweet" and "Leica S". The best way to do that IMHO.

Now with Leica branding the LX100, it is clear that Leica-Panasonic cooperation went beyond lenses. It includes the UI too. This Panasonic has Leica ergonomics inherited and I guess, it started before the LX100.

Btw, I know, it all is repeated history from 10 years ago, Pana LC1 or Leica Digilux 2, but the argument still holds true.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:39 UTC

When I saw the LX100 with its A setting on both speed and aperture rings, I immediately thought "sweet" and "Leica S". The best way to do that IMHO.

Now with Leica branding the LX100, it is clear that Leica-Panasonic cooperation went beyond lenses. It includes the UI too. This Panasonic has Leica ergonomics inherited and I guess, it started before the LX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=5459

The above links to Zeiss Flickr Album for this lens too

https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/sets/72157647037301970/

incl. this 24MP one:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/15011444669_d6c194c045_o.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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falconeyes: @DPReview team:

I believe it is a bit unfair to post every news for ZEISS high end DSLR lenses (like Otus 85/1.4) and skip the Photokina news about similiarly priced and performing lenses from another German optics specialist:

-> http://www.heise.de/foto/meldung/Exquisite-Edellinsen-Xenon-und-Makro-Symmar-von-Schneider-Kreuznach-2391495.html

- Schneider Makro-Symmar 85/2.4 for Canon and Nikon
- Schneider Xenon 35/1.6 for Canon and Nikon
- Schneider Xenon 50/1.4 for Canon and Nikon

UPDATE ...

Never mind, I just found that Schneider-Kreuznach already announced the same 3 lenses at Photokina 2012. Now again. Strange.

@HowaboutRAW:

You are right. I just picked the closest Photokina report to make my comment. Which happened to be Zeiss and M mount. It is hard to post in the comment section of an article which doesn't exist ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)

@DPReview team:

I believe it is a bit unfair to post every news for ZEISS high end DSLR lenses (like Otus 85/1.4) and skip the Photokina news about similiarly priced and performing lenses from another German optics specialist:

-> http://www.heise.de/foto/meldung/Exquisite-Edellinsen-Xenon-und-Makro-Symmar-von-Schneider-Kreuznach-2391495.html

- Schneider Makro-Symmar 85/2.4 for Canon and Nikon
- Schneider Xenon 35/1.6 for Canon and Nikon
- Schneider Xenon 50/1.4 for Canon and Nikon

UPDATE ...

Never mind, I just found that Schneider-Kreuznach already announced the same 3 lenses at Photokina 2012. Now again. Strange.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
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