Too good to be true!?

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james_the_first Regular Member • Posts: 313
Too good to be true!?

Do you ever mistrust something that just works - magically and without effort?

An odd question to posit on a forum of Mac users where things often work sorta magically - but perhaps not on one specialising in photography where we are used to having lots of controls to twiddle and the ability to tweak things just so...

The context... I wanted to stitch some Panos.  The canon utilities disk - with a satisfactory free pano stitcher - is useless to me as I've no longer got an optical drive in the house.  So I went browsing on the app store - lots there - picked a recent one - downloaded a free trial of one - and was bowled over

Super easy to use without reading a thing - produced perfect results without any tweaking - the tool has only about three controls.  Its quick and clever and seems to cope automatically with all sorts of inadequate base images that I give it - in short perfect.  I'll pay for the unlimited version - and not mention the tool because I'm not trying to market it.  But it raised the question which has been bugging me about things in general and software in particular

If it's that simple - if it somehow magically seems to work and get things right - am I missing something - is it conning me - am I stupid?

Or is it just the middle-aged educated male in me insisting that stuff just has to be complicated and technical to be worthy and worth it?

Any views or similar feelings of mistrust of magical stuff?

james

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