Glen Barrington

Glen Barrington

Lives in United States Springfield, IL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 21, 2003
About me:

I look good fat, I'm gonna look good old. . .

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On Kodak announces IM5 Android smartphone post (45 comments in total)

Kodak name or no, this phone won't sell well in North America. But in Asia and other areas where the smartphone market hasn't been saturated? That might be different. American brands still have quite a cachet in many places.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 01:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints article (44 comments in total)

Now all they got to do is make the whole site more responsive and less sluggish.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:36 UTC as 7th comment
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (65 comments in total)
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More On: Discussion here on how to disable some of ACDSee's chronic spyware tendencies:

http://forum.acdsee.com/forum/acdsee-pro/5962-how-to-disable-acdsee-8-0-pro-spyware

I don't consider what they are doing as spyware. There has been no indications that they have done anything outside what could be considered their valid area of promised service.

However, I also see no reason why their connectivity tools need to be launched at computer boot time, or why, in order to kill those services and processes when we are done with them, we need to do it from the task manager.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 12:44 UTC
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (65 comments in total)
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tex: Hmmm...

"Create, reorder, merge and manipulate layers individually"

"Manipulate individual parts of an image without affecting another area for more precise editing"

LightZone has been doing those 2 things since 2006

"Apply filters and effects to layers"

"Apply Pixel Targeting to layers"

And these 2 things since about 2009 (if I understand it correctly).

ACDsee does some things that LightZone doesn't do, of course, but those 4 above jumped out at me. BTW, LightZone has also been free and open source for 3 years now. We share a problem with ACDsee, though: reliance on another source for part of our raw demosaicing (dcraw).

@LaFonte, Yes, other editors do the same thing, but the big difference is that Lightroom doesn't do layers, and CO1 (and Aftershot Pro) only 'sorta' does layers. This is the first workflow tool with a complete layers tool set.

The ACDSee Ultimate user no longer has to leave their preferred user interface to do far more complex editing than is possible in other workflow tools.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (65 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: Why can't they just stay with being a good photo viewer instead of this editing nonsense? ACDSee is becoming useless bloatware. Sad.

Adapt or die applies to businesses and products as well as people. Viewers are now given away for free.

This is hardly bloatware. Bloatware implies that it's full of stuff people won't use. This is a quality product that will only get better with time.

On the other hand it's OK to prefer something else.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (65 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I used to use ACDsee since 2.x as my default picture viewer on windows, because it was blazing fast, compared to all the others....but unfortunately, i think even the "Ultimate" Edition of ACDsee 8 can't really compete with the now "old" 2012 CS6 Release of Photoshop. I tested a couple days the trial from CC, but it's soo slow & bloated, on my older selfmade Quadcore PC, and i really don't need the new features from CC, also i don't want to have a abo.

I only think - compared to Lightroom 5.x, ACDsee 8 Ultimate is simply way too expensive - 149 $. For instance, there is Corel's Aftershot Pro 2.x, which is way fast, and even the completely FREE RawTherapee, as a good RAW Converter tool...and dozens of others.

Well, if all you need is raw development with minor bit mapped editing, and Photo management. ACDSee Pro 8 is still an active product and for sale. It's about $50 USD cheaper than Ultimate. It is comparable to the functionality found in the products you mentioned.

I've become a big fan of the Lighting equalizer and the Pixel targeting found in ACDSee Pro 8

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Time and technology marches on. It probably saved Olympus Cameras from an unpleasant future.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 24th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (390 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

@Len_Gee , I'll have to check my schedule and get back to you. Even if I died, I might not have time to lie down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (390 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

@HowaboutRaw - Not confused, just making a broad generalization for the sake of humor. I'm sorry the humor escaped you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:01 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (390 comments in total)

When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 01:07 UTC as 14th comment | 13 replies

I saw on Game of Thrones, that if you don't burn the bodies, they just come back as White Walkers. We don't need no ice-bound, zombie-like design studios, wearin' fancy shoes and big owl shaped horn-rimmed eyeglasses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 12:54 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: Seems like Kodak got lucky with the licensee, whereas what happened to the Rollei brand is kind of sad.

I know EK practically invented much of digital photography. There's no question they understood the technology. What they seemed to never understand was the effect digital would have on their industry or our culture. They were always half a beat off in their digital moves.

They were working in 3/4 time while the rest of the world was working in 4/4 time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: Seems like Kodak got lucky with the licensee, whereas what happened to the Rollei brand is kind of sad.

Well, the old Kodak always understood marketing, what it never understood was Digital photography. Rollei understood neither.

Plus the old Kodak had enough residual hubris to kind of want the Kodak name to carry on, so I suspect they chose their licensee with a great deal of care.

I don't know if it was skill or luck, but it looks like JK Imaging was a good choice from the consumer's perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)

I've never used the Stylus, that sort of camera doesn't appeal to me. I'm an E-M10 sort of person. But I can't understand the hateful comments.

1) It's a camera, not the cure for cancer.
2) Olympus must see a market for such a camera. It seems to me, they should have a right to pursue any market they choose.
3) Its appearance is unlikely to throw anyone out of work or cause economic chaos.
4) Don't like it? Then don't buy it.

I can understand statements like "I wish it had. . . ." or "I wouldn't use that camera because . . . " But the anger and hate is odd.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:16 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Live 2014 videos now available article (25 comments in total)

If you guys want to get into video, then get into video. I'm unlikely to watch much of it unless it hits one of my hot buttons, but that's your choice. follow your ideas of where you want DPR to go.

I'm sure people involved in the photo industry consider what their friend, who is the North American marketing manager for XYX camera co, to be of vital interest to the future of the industry. But to me, it's the sort of marketing babble found in most press releases.

To me, it's boring. Instructional videos might have some value, though only a little. I'm too text oriented, I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 9th comment
On Amazon Fire Phone camera review post (59 comments in total)

Camera phones are a convenience, nothing more. Even the best of them still kinda suck, overall.

I WANT my phone to have a camera, but as long as it can resolve the image of a bar code from a few inches away, and the color isn't TOO far off from reality, I'm good.

The phone overall seems boring and a 'me too' device. And I've learned from my Kindle Fire tablet, that being unable to rely on the Google app store also sucks. "Special" operating systems are for chumps.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 10:08 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (51 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I've got to say, I'm underwhelmed. The interesting changes are for the users of the edit tab (the 'destrcutive', bit mapped editor). Nothing really new there for the person who shoots raw.

If you haven't used ACDSee Pro before, using this will be a great experience, because it's a good product. But frankly, the reason to upgrade from Pro 7 to Pro 8 seems non-existent for me as an existing user.

They've tried to incorporate their 'online' drive service a bit more seamlessly into the overall user interface, which is nice if you are a user of that service, I guess, but considering the recent price reductions for Google Drive and others, it seems pretty pricey to me. Too pricey IMO.

@fireplace33 - It's difficult to say with absolute certainty, I'm still on the PRO 8 trial, and still learning it. however both Pro 7 and Pro 8 Develop tabs both have very precise color and tonal control. At this point, I am inclined to say that I am uncertain what pixel targeting actually brings to the table in practical terms.

My unproven suspicion is, that it brings just a different user interface to an existing set of color algorithms. That isn't a bad thing, sometimes a different UI can make things easier for some people. But at this point, I'm not sure that it adds NEW functionality.

I am continuing to test and evaluate. My suspicions may be faulty and am willing to retract if I'm proven wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (51 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I've got to say, I'm underwhelmed. The interesting changes are for the users of the edit tab (the 'destrcutive', bit mapped editor). Nothing really new there for the person who shoots raw.

If you haven't used ACDSee Pro before, using this will be a great experience, because it's a good product. But frankly, the reason to upgrade from Pro 7 to Pro 8 seems non-existent for me as an existing user.

They've tried to incorporate their 'online' drive service a bit more seamlessly into the overall user interface, which is nice if you are a user of that service, I guess, but considering the recent price reductions for Google Drive and others, it seems pretty pricey to me. Too pricey IMO.

There is already a similar process in the raw development. This is really just a catch up for the bit mapped editor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (51 comments in total)

I've got to say, I'm underwhelmed. The interesting changes are for the users of the edit tab (the 'destrcutive', bit mapped editor). Nothing really new there for the person who shoots raw.

If you haven't used ACDSee Pro before, using this will be a great experience, because it's a good product. But frankly, the reason to upgrade from Pro 7 to Pro 8 seems non-existent for me as an existing user.

They've tried to incorporate their 'online' drive service a bit more seamlessly into the overall user interface, which is nice if you are a user of that service, I guess, but considering the recent price reductions for Google Drive and others, it seems pretty pricey to me. Too pricey IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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RStyga: Still 8-bit colour depth?

Yep!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
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