Dan Tong: ACDsee's policy is to force users to do a version upgrade in order to get RAW file compatibility with new cameras, just like Photoshop. This does not endear them to customers.
This is even more intolerable because free Image Management programs such as FastStone, XnView, and Picassa, all keep up with RAW converters as soon as new cameras become available, and each also have some limited Image Editing features. If free programs are willing to keep up with RAW conversions programs then ACDSee who force their customers to pay for a new version upgrade cannot claim that the cost of doing this is prohibitive.
Well that is sort of true , but,...ACDSee do release several free upgrades for the current version with the usual bug fix and operformance upgrades AND all the latest avaialable RAW support for newer cameras. These updates happen about once every 3-4 months.When a completely new version is released (typically after about 1 year) the RAW support and updates for the older versions dry up after a while.It is however surprisingly cheap with special offers to upgrade to that new version for existing customers and they usually include enough new features in the new version to make you want it, and make you willing to pay for it.I've been using ACDsee for many years and I'm quite happy with it. You can check some photos in my gallery to see what sort of results you can get.
gycs: Cool scene. Seeing your shadow in the corner is a bit distracting.
For me the shadow is something that makes that scene unusual and somehow interesting. A wide angle landscape shot needs something in the foreground and this is a bit of a twist on that old adage
jrtrent: Well, your picture didn't finish very high in the standings, but it was one of my favorites!
Thank you! I liked it too :-)Obviously the voters didn't agree for whatever reason. Not quite what sure happend with the voting here? It was placed even below all the blurry and badly composed images ;-)
Nice work.This photo combines 2 of my favourite hobbies, photography and painting, in a fantastic way.Well deserved win!
Archer66: RAW support seems to be limited at this point, no support for Sony A99, Nikon D600 or Canon 6D.
Did he have to buy a ticket?
sunkenbranch: Where is the monitor cover!! I think they eliminated that. Make the LCD bigger and not protect it. Brilliant.
Reminds me of people who would buy a new car with nice leather seats yet keep the protective plastic on the seats in case they get dirty??
I took the monitor cover off my D90 a long time ago. You can see the screen better and it still has no scratches.
gardengal4: I gave it a shot, but uninstalled it. I didn't find that it was a viable alternative to dropbox for me. Viewing pics was slow as molasses. I would have had to upload all the existing pics on my phone to get auto-upload mode and I didn't care to do that. I couldn't direct the upload to a cloud folder of my choice. Could not de-select or select-all pics. Could not share a pic to standard share-able objects. The desktop app was not what I expected either and not nearly as functional as dropbox which is well integrated into Windows Explorer. Could be useful for someone who is vested in Amazon Cloud Drive already, but not worth switching from dropbox for me.
Yes , it seems many features that one might expect as standard, for something like this ,are just not there :-( Pity. Also doesn't seem to be possible to share a particular photo directly from the mobile phone. Or did I miss that?. I had to wait until I returned to a desktop to share the link, which sort of defeats the object of being able to send someone a photo while still out & away from home.I guess this app will be improved with future updates. But when?
Loaded the app on my smartphone and could upload photos to the amazon cloud drive even before I returned home from the walk :-)I later visited the cloud drive on the amazon site and wanted to share this entire folder of 5 photos by creating a link (from my desktop -Using firefox) but it only allowed the creation of a single image file , not the whole folder?Is a link for the whole folder possible ? without that it would be quite tiresome to create a whole bunch of separate links.
Looks good!Some time ago my father made me a custom built adapter for just such a ultra wide angle lens. It has worked well!Anyone who wants to save a few pennies and is is able to do practical machine work themselves might be interested in the link of that project
Is the purpose of this and other challenges by our host, perhaps mainly so that FNG303 can have fun watching everyone bickering back and forth about his titles that are often considered provocative?
J D Tranquil: Interesting article. I just wish there's a view-all-pages button.
Here's my 2 cents,...A single page is just one click and everything loads all in one go. Easy to then scroll up and down and find what you want. even if it is 2 meters long!With several pages you have to find the "next page" button several times and click and wait each time for the next page to load. Then after a a quick read you might want to go back to some part to read it in more detail, ...but wait, what page was it on??. Now you have to click each page again to find it :-(
With one page you can also jump immediately to anything you search for with say crtl-F
In a list like this it might also help if the quick "index" at the top remains , but has links to each new article further down on the same page.
Dave: Once ACDsee Pro6 is purchased and the prograpm dopwnloaded, how many different computers that one owns, do they allow you to install the program on, with the Lic code they provide upon purchase?
Yes, good news indeed! just install it again on the laptop and use the same lic code.If you now also register the laptop version, it shows up on your online ACDSee account as a second installed version with the same lic code. Presumably, if you installed on more than a total of 2 machines, and registered them all ,then ACDSee would see that and take objection to that in some way.
The Nikon D600 is also not included in this RAW upgrade :-(I asked in the ACDSee community forum,...it seems that it is typical to get such updates from ACDSee including additional new cameras about every 3 months. So probably (hopefully) it will be included next time with the other missing cameras mentioned below
Use on a desktop and a laptop is allowed!
I own this software and have it installed on my desktop.If you go to the help menu and click on "about ACDSee pro 6" then you can see the licence agreement. (word document)it clearly says in 2.7,...2.7 Portable Computer Use – If You have installed this Software on Your desktop computer, You may install a second copy of this Software on Your portable computer for Your exclusive use only.
The Mick: Awesome shot! I love the way the puddle is in the shadow... it makes the reflection really stand out! Congrats and best of luck in the challenge.Mick
Thanks Mick, Glad you liked it.I also thought it might have done better in this challenge. Never mind.
oooh wow!, Ice nine !"originally developed for use as a weapon, but abandoned when it became clear that any quantity of it would have the power to destroy all life on earth"
I hope you are looking after this well.
Images by Kipper: Fertilizer granules?
I agree with fertiliser granules
like the D600 for example !
Thanks for a great article!Composition (with or without rules) is probably the most important aspect of any image. It's also something that nicely unifies all Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus,.... users and stands above all the technical "discussions".