Fave Photog

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Joined on Jul 2, 2009

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On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
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Donald David: Like a lot of other people, I have stuck with PS since the beginning. With their new approach, I will stick with CS6 and never upgrade. I intend to look around for alternatives. At times we have internet problems and this means that at those times I would have no access to my files. The blatant grab for money is disgusting.

Goodbye and farewell Adobe!

Um, people...I'm not seeing this 'doom and gloom' scenario that you all predict. Here's why:

1. You should only save files in the industry standard, which is TIFF, in the first place.

2. If you DO have any Adobe proprietary files, such as PSD, then start doing batch 'save as' commands to TIFF format ASAP.

3. Sleep well.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

We'll see how this all plays out. I think Adobe may re-think their pricing structure, at least for those wanting ONLY Photoshop, such as me. Their current subscription of $20/month (yearly subscription) for Photoshop only is a bit high.

Get it down below $15...more like $10...and I'll sign up to have access to the latest and greatest version.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 366th comment | 2 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
In reply to:

Donald David: Like a lot of other people, I have stuck with PS since the beginning. With their new approach, I will stick with CS6 and never upgrade. I intend to look around for alternatives. At times we have internet problems and this means that at those times I would have no access to my files. The blatant grab for money is disgusting.

Goodbye and farewell Adobe!

Why is it so difficult to dispel the false rumor that a person will not have access to their image files? They're on YOUR computer's hard drive...why wouldn't you have access to them?

From Adobe, as per above:

"What happens to Photoshop CC and my files if I cancel my subscription?"

We do not delete any files or software from your computer. You will not be able to use the software but the files you've created and saved on your hard drive are left intact. - Adobe

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
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Strange Quark: As an occasional user of the Photoshop product I will not be able to afford, nor justify the use of the new subscription-based licensing model, and will instead opt to seek out free or less costly alternatives. Shame on Adobe for turning away and alienating hard-won evangelically loyal customers. They will either be content with diminishing PS product revenue from inevitable loss of scores of similar customers, or, more likely, be forced to make up the losses by charging the remaining customers more, precipitating additional customer base erosion: not a good business direction.

Sad that all the meticulous work contained in my PSD files from many years of editing will eventually become hostage to Adobe's misplaced greed. GIMP's PSD handling is surprisingly robust, but not quite perfect, yet.

@CEfan...

Your 3rd point...

Professional photographers and photo labs primarily use TIFF files, with some using JPG. Why wouldn't CS3 be able to open a TIFF or JPG file created using CS6?

Your 4th point...

A business expense is a business expense, whether paid once or monthly, so this new marketing scheme of Adobe is very much a business write-off for tax purposes.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 01:11 UTC
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Dan: I would like the ability to edit my posts at ANY time and/or remove them just as I can in Facebook. Sometimes people say things that they later regret, so this should add positively to the overall user experience.

You write it, you own it. My suggestion is to not come on this forum, or others, if intoxicated.

Besides, though I often trim the text of the person to whom I am replying, I just as often leave it all intact. So how will things change if you are now able to delete your comment, when it is recorded in full, or part, within my reply.

If you don't mean it, don't type it. Simple concept.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
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jvideographer: In the current format, my full name is used when I post. I don't want that. How do I change this. Believe me, I've tried.
I hope the new format will allow me to have more control over my profile.

Um, gee...I suppose that's because you chose as your DPR username 'John Clouse'. Create a new DPR account with a new username. Problem solved!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
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NewYorkEd: The blue text on the black background is a headache to read - BUT, what I am seeing now is harder to read - The grey text on the black background. Am I going blind?

I keep reading people say "grey text on black". I see white on black. Why do you see grey?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 22:44 UTC
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InTheMist: IMO, the default threaded view is kind of dumb. Long after the OP's topic is beaten to death, the thread is full of comments that have been duscussed ad nausium, and you have many, many duplicates statements occur because of this.

Placing half of the text of a message in the title of the message is patently ridiculous usability quirk.

Threaded forums are so Y2K Internet, if not 1990's BBS.

Flat view is where it's at.

Threaded view is the way that intelligent and knowledgeable people communicate. The flat view should be eliminated since it only causes newbies confusion and embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 06:20 UTC
On photo DSC_4259 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

That building has to be one of the most detailed in existence. It hurts to even think of all the time and labor involved - and without the aid of modern construction equipment, etc. And that's just the facade.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 05:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon D600 + AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

That building has to be one of the most detailed in existence. It hurts to even think of all the time and labor involved - and without the aid of modern construction equipment, etc. And that's just the facade.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 05:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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GodSpeaks: Will the update now support the full width of my screen?
At the monent, the forums take up only about 50% of my screen width.

Simply click on the + key while holding down the CTRL key (on Windows), and watch what happens. To shrink the screen, click on the - key.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:47 UTC

Huge kudos for very well thought out upgrades! The big pluses for me are: WYSIWYG; being able to upload images directly from your computer to a post; and the ability to read status of threads persistent across devices.

Skip the 'Voting on threads and individual posts'. That feature will quickly degrade into a beauty contest, and will only serve to inhibit forum participation, *especially* if said popularity/unpopularity is linked to a members profile. Bad idea! Leave that to Facebook.

While it may not become as bad as it is in the comments on Yahoo news articles, where people have many different personae and dog pile on comments they either do or don't like, thus perverting the entire purpose and process, the risk is present. Even so, such 'voting' will serve no useful purpose, and will only serve to segregate members. Each person's comments/posts should stand on their own merit.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:43 UTC as 268th comment
On GalleryItem:2227608 (1 comment in total)

My mint condition Nikon F - the camera that revolutionized photography in 1959

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 23:15 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2227130 (1 comment in total)

My mint condition Nikon F - the camera that revolutionized photography in 1959

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 19:14 UTC as 1st comment
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Fave Photog: Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

Thanks for the clarification, Simon.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:55 UTC

Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:00 UTC as 34th comment | 11 replies
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kewlguy: IQ must be good, but at $2800 it will also serve very well as a neck hanger...sort of cheaper version of M9

At least with a Leica hanging around your neck you can feel superior to the poor working folk, but a Sony?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:36 UTC

A fool and his money are soon parted! Will there be 100 fools worldwide who buy this boondoggle?

At a price of almost $3,000 USD!!! Fixed lens...what was Sony thinking? 1/2000th max shutter speed...what was Sony thinking? Have to delve into a menu to make changes, such as shutter speed, etc...what was Sony thinking? No way to securely grip the camera with one hand...what was Sony thinking? No optical viewfinder...what was Sony thinking?

The list of what was Sony thinking is near endless. Pity the fool who buys into this boondoggle!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:32 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On GalleryItem:1429482 (2 comments in total)

Thanks, jean...Julie has one of the most beautiful smiles I have seen. All natural, no orthodontics. Everything else about her is natural, too :)

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:32 UTC as 1st comment
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