Prognathous

Prognathous

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (688 comments in total)
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Prognathous: For the record, the auto lens cap was invented by Ricoh and then adopted by other manufacturers.

The reference to Olympus makes it unclear which of these two companies invented this type of cap, while it was clearly Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (688 comments in total)

For the record, the auto lens cap was invented by Ricoh and then adopted by other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1207 comments in total)

An incremental upgrade to an already very good camera. I was expecting to see some innovative features after all these years...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 315th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (371 comments in total)

Everything is right on this camera, except for the mount.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 87th comment | 14 replies
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thx1138: Not many comments bout the actually quality of output from PSP. How does it perform as a RAW converter compared to LR5 and and say DxO 9 or C1 7 Pro?

SirSeth, have you tried the free RawTherapee? I find its output to be far superior to that of ASP.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
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thx1138: Not many comments bout the actually quality of output from PSP. How does it perform as a RAW converter compared to LR5 and and say DxO 9 or C1 7 Pro?

It sucks as a RAW converter, excels at pretty much anything else (compared to other similarly priced apps). To complement PSP with serious RAW conversion, try the amazing and free RawTherapee:

http://rawtherapee.com/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
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newe: Are there any coupons on this? At 30-50% off this would be a good price. Not sure otherwise.

See here for a moderate discount:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54286447

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
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Robert Kovacs: Corel still doesn't get it. They make Aftershot Pro 2 for three platforms, (Win, Linux, and OSX). But PSP X7 still Win only. What a bunch of lazy developers and management. Not all of us use Windows!. Or care to!. Lost allot of respect for Corel because they buy other companies products up and lack any innovation. Of course making PSP X7 support three platforms like Aftershot Pro 2 would make to much sense. But hey it's Corel!. they even try to imitate Adobe with their subscription policy.

Linux user!

What is more surprising is that they still support Mac and Linux with ASP, not that they didn't add such support for PSP. I guess there's a slightly less tiny market for RAW conversion applications on these platforms than there is for raster graphics editors (considering what's already there and the amount of effort required to be competitive).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
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TFD: I have both photoshop and paintshop pro. I confess I prefer the Corel user interface much more that any adobe products. All of the Photoshop products feel like their interface was lifted from the 1980's Adobe Illustrator which no mortal could decipher.

I find myself using Paintshop for this reason, their image browsering function better, however X2 was the better than X6.

My only compliant is about plug-in compatibility

I also like PSP user interface more, but I wish there was a keyboard shortcut to Show/Hide all panels like in Photoshop (Tab).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)

Very un-photogenic, or possibly just ugly. I give it the benefit of the doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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KennyXYZ: It's $9.99 a month but you have to subscribe for a year. No thanks.

Paying a larger amount in advance is a lesser issue, you do it when you purchase perpetually licensed software. The bigger issue is that Adobe can increase the price at any time (after the first year it becomes $20 a month and who knows what they'll do next) and that there's no way back from paying monthly for life, because your files are not properly supported by older versions so you're practically forced to stay with CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
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fed2man: I have PS CS6 and LR5 so all I would get for my $10/month are the new features in PS CC. And I have to commit to a year.Adobe should at least have some concession for people who already have most of it!

What do you plan to do when the price returns to $20 a month (according to Adobe, this will happen after 1 year). Will you return to CS6? If so, how do you intend to open your PSD/CC files?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:36 UTC
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ovatab: C'mon it's less than 1.4 cents per hour!

Calculate it per second and it's even cheaper!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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mumintroll: As I predicted. Adobe lower the prices to lure new stupid customers.

They didn't lower the price. It's a one year deal, after which the price returns to $20 a month.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Falling into the trap, step by step:

1. Subscribe to Adobe CC for $10 a month
2. Start creating new files using Adobe's PSD/CC format
...then down the road:
3. Adobe starts charging whatever it wants for continued use of CC
4. User need to choose between leaving and losing proper editing access to existing files, or paying up Adobe's ransom

Got it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)
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Prognathous: The only thing you need to know: the $10 photography bundle is a trap.

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Newe, it is a perpetual license:

http://www.adobe.com/products/cs6/faq.html#perpetual

If Adobe wants to retire their activation server they will need to provide a DRM-less version to customers, just like they did with CS2. If they don't, they're in for a class action lawsuit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)
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lacroix75: Today, I'm not a CC subscriber and will continue using CS6 for years to come. However, the reality is that the "bug" for a subscription model is out there and it's only a matter of time until many of us will eventually cave in if we need the latest and greatest in photo processing feature and power. Adobe and other software giants who are currently using the subscription model realize that eventually CS6 will be a thing of the past as they continue to improve and advance their CC features (not the case today); thus we will all gradually get "sucked into it".

Advanced features are key but it'll take time to get there and convince me to join CC. For me personally, I'll consider joining the subscription model when enough advances justify the need for my work.

As far as iPhone & iPad APPs, they're nice perks but they're not a selling point for me at all and agree with Joe & Magnus3D about being a Dino...

Angus, there are many alternatives depending on your budget and needs. Personally I'm using DxO Optics Pro9 for raw conversion, Corel PaintShop Pro X5 for editing and FastStone for viewing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

I know the difference between subscription and perpetual license models very well, and unfortunately for Adobe, so do most of their long time customers.

OS support isn't that big of an issue as you make it, especially not in Windows where you have compatibility settings that mimic previous OS behavior.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)
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desaint: Everybody complaining,i think 10 dollar a month is a bargain for such a great software tool.

Why look at it like 10 dollars a month? It's 33 cents a day... 1.3 cent an hour... they're practically giving it away for free! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)
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lacroix75: Today, I'm not a CC subscriber and will continue using CS6 for years to come. However, the reality is that the "bug" for a subscription model is out there and it's only a matter of time until many of us will eventually cave in if we need the latest and greatest in photo processing feature and power. Adobe and other software giants who are currently using the subscription model realize that eventually CS6 will be a thing of the past as they continue to improve and advance their CC features (not the case today); thus we will all gradually get "sucked into it".

Advanced features are key but it'll take time to get there and convince me to join CC. For me personally, I'll consider joining the subscription model when enough advances justify the need for my work.

As far as iPhone & iPad APPs, they're nice perks but they're not a selling point for me at all and agree with Joe & Magnus3D about being a Dino...

You might want to consider switching to competing applications that use perpetual licenses. Adobe applications are not the only option you know.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
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