Awesome, we have a new unit of comparison:
Mike Oo: I don't understand why he wouldn't use this situaition to prove that iPhones are not suitable for serious photojournalism. Show them what a "real" camera can do. Instead, he shoots the same crap he is about to be replaced with. When I read about his project I was expecting incredible work, owing to his status as a former staff shooter for a major newspaper. Now I see that he is just shooting the same sh*t as everyone else. Sorry, why should he have kept his job?
Smartphones are suitable for some serious photojournalism.
Operators without the skills or eye are not.
It has little to do with the equipment, and a lot to do with the experience of the person using it.
shakyone: I really enjoyed the article. I'm a long time GIMP user, and it does what I need, when I need to get my hands dirty.
Not meant to argue with the author, but it is worth knowing, GIMP v2.10 will have 16/32 Bit color support. It is working in the development version(http://www.gimpusers.com/news/00422-16-bit-goat-invasion-ready)
You can get GIMP for OSX at: http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html
I'm glad to see DPReview finally acknowledge GIMP as a usable alternative. It much more capable than most realize.
It has a steep learning curve, but so does Photoshop. If you are starting from ground zero, there are plenty of tutorials on the main website and on the web to get you going. There is also a great book by Akkana Peck about how to use it. It is a fantastic reference for novice advanced photo editors.
I like many of the other proposed options.
One more suggstion: A free RAW editor to consider is RawTherapee.
2.10 is not confusing, once you realise that this numbering system is very common.
My description was wrong, the numbers to the right of the dot are integers, not decimal.
2.100 is a much later version than 2.10 - about 90 releases later :-)
No, 2.10 is after 2.8 (the digits after the point are normal decimal).
Next after 2.10 would for example be 2.12, and so on.
I've tried using alternatives to GIMP, and I find it very hard to move away from it. It works well - for me.
Great, DRM applied to hardware.
Won't stop theft, people will just have their camera body and lenses stolen together.
But seriously impacts second hand resale of the hardware, and will probably inconvenience more rightful owners of the gear than it benefits them.
hindesite: Nice job, great video. Thanks DPR for covering this (though I'm sure it would show up in my GoPro subscription anyway :-)
What a bunch of armchair critics. Most never do anything, judging by their galleries etc. Difficult to fail if you aren't actually doing anything.
Yeah, love your galleries, too.
Nice job, great video. Thanks DPR for covering this (though I'm sure it would show up in my GoPro subscription anyway :-)
"There is also an IR sensor to use the device as a remote control for most types of AV-equipment."
That would be IR transmitter (IR Blaster), not sensor. The IR sensor is for other intercations.
Heliconius: As a designer, this was my dream since I met tablet ^^
.. and the reason why I didn't buy one yet..
They are N-Trig.
hindesite: 'bout time.
Wacom really dropped the ball on this one. At one stage, they were the defacto digitiser on just about every tablet sold - back in the TabletPC days.
They totally ignored the move to touch interfaces and mobile devices, and even lost interest and market share on the few TabletPCs still sold.
Yep, dropped the ball. They let N-Trig get a toehold when dual input started to gain ground. (And, I'm glad they did - something needed to drive the price down). Sure, Wacom are in more devices now, as the market is vastly bigger, but their share of the market has declined. They had near 100% of the TabletPC market. Now both Wacom and N-Trig have a growing presence in Android tablets and phones. For example, Wacom is used in the Galaxy Note, N-trig is in Thinkpad tablet.
Of course digitisers have different uses to capacitive input; I've used TabletPCs for years so I'm aware of that. But there is sufficient overlap that Wacom should have had a far larger presence in touch in the early stages.
Graphic input digitisers are a very small market when compared to 2.5 million phones and tablets being sold per day. Letting any of that huge market get away is dropping the ball.
MrSkelter: They said tablet. They're not in the PC business. This will be an accessory like this other products. It'll work with an iPad or phone and because it's Wacom it'll be considered the industry standard.
Your iPad will be the display. The Wacom tablet will provide the touch sensitive, pressure and angle sensing input.
Oh, come on.
Who is going to have a tablet for their tablet, yet still not be able to do any serious work?
If you hadn't noticed, just about anybody can get into the PC/tablet business these days. Very small Chinese manufacturers can do it; the barriers to entry are very low wrt to producing hardware. The real barriers are marketing and building a support ecosystem.
Photohobbyfun: Why is everyone assuming this is going to work with iOS or even Android?
You can't use either of these for most serious work.
This has to be something that is going to work with eith windows or Mac.
The question is whether they are going to release a full blown PC or something that will work remotely like the Lenovo tablet that was announced a while back which is basically a screen with a digitizer that uses your desktop for computing power.
Using terms like "mobile" (not portable) and "on-the-go dream device" (not accessory or peripheral) would indicate to me that this will be a self contained tablet device.
OSX and IOS are both not going to happen. Win8 is a possibility. So is Ubuntu. Android is possible but probably unlikely, but would be more than adequate for non-serious work.
Gabor Szantai: Considering the 2/3 of creatives use iOS/OSX an Android tablet would be a suicidal decision. Then what?Would it be only an external touch display?
What has iOS and OSX got to do with this? Is the tablet going to be one of those 3rd party hardware devices running iOS or OSX? Oh wait...there aren't any.
Android makes perfect sense if you aren't an Apple fanboi; but it could more likely be running Win 8 or Ubuntu.
And "advanced imaging functions"!
Disappointed it doesn't have 35x optical zoom, though.
Shirozina: Old News - the U2713H and U2413 at least has been available to buy for about a month now......
Not in NZ, apparently. But at least the U2410 is heavily discounted at present.
There is a really useful review at http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2413.htm
Of particular interest is the comparison with the U2410 and U2412M monitors, and an explanation of the features that each provide. You don't always need the latest and best - the wide gamut available on the U2413 may actually be a disadvantage for many users.
"More than 90 screws" should be ringing alarm bells.
If a device needs this many fasteners, it is designed wrong.
So what if its made in China? Some really good stuff comes out of China - and almost all the world's tablets, including Apple.
To generalise just makes you seem xenophobic.
Agreed - the Omaka displays are absolutely stunning and incredibly realistic, make most other aviation displays look very sterile and boring. Nice photo!