Slynky

Lives in United States McDonough, GA, United States
Works as a IT / Graphic Design
Has a website at http://www.pursuing-art.com/
Joined on May 6, 2005

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On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)

Nice to clock on the "iPhone 7 Plus Camera Assessment" and be taken to Google's phone.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 14:54 UTC as 4th comment
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

Hehe, imagine everyone's surprise after they are hooked into cloud storage, subscription services, monthly payments/updates, etc. and the internet access providers all decide to collectively start charging by the GB (instead of unlimited internet access).

ALL of this "repackaging" into monthly payments by various companies is nothing more than a disguised price-hike that also gives companies a more steady money flow.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app (209 comments in total)

As an infrequent user of photo-processing software, I can't afford to be put on the rotating rental model (greedy) Adobe has migrated to. How many other people are in this same "boat"? Hopefully enough to leave a dent in their profit.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

"I sympathize with this point of view."

"What I've learned about commenting"

I? Who wrote the article? Damned if I can figure it out...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:42 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies

I have a different take on the images above and believe the "tweaking" has not crossed the ethical line.

I believe the camera can only capture an image--reflections of light--and therefore has no soul. In the examples above--especially the first one--the editing has allowed the viewer to not only see what was physically captured "on film" but to also "feel" the mood of the shot. This "mood" is what I feel the photographer has brought to the image that the camera failed to capture.

Often I have been at a location and been overwhelmed by what I was viewing but when I looked at what I captured at home later, I was underwhelmed. Editing allows one to recapture some of what it was really like.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 23:52 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

These days, laws are (it seems) usually made to give more rights and leeway to the corporate world at the expense of the individual (who will never have the wherewithal to seek redress).

It's simple really.

Citizens are commodities.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 12:20 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
In reply to:

Picturenaut: I have the feeling that Adobe turns out to be the Microsoft of imaging business, they may be on the way to lose contact to the majority of their customers. Adobe should take the Windows 8 disaster as a writing on the wall.

Cloud computing has its pros and cons, I expect most software providers to move to CC. For us in Germany, as an example, this could be a disaster, since our grid is vintage and our telecommunication companies don't invest. At the latest if many people here start to edit their videos using cloud, the whole net will break down... I am not sure which countries in the world are in the same situation but this may cut sales potential for Adobe seriously. And will China allow free CC traffic with Adobe's servers? Including "critical" image material? Wouldn't bet on it.

I use Photoshop CS6, LR 4, and other Adobe stuff, and I will definitely will make up my mind about leaving Adobe's ship on the long run. Clever rats always find other good ships ;-)

...The future events for Adobe could be quite interesting.

As for me, I've been a paying customer since Adobe PS 4.5 and Pagemaker. I've been a member of NAPP for 10 years. I won't be sending any further money their way. I can't believe I will be the only person on this earth who will feel that way. Now, it just remains to be seen if the remainder of people who stick with the more expensive model will supply enough money to Adobe to make up for disappearing customers like me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:44 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
In reply to:

Picturenaut: I have the feeling that Adobe turns out to be the Microsoft of imaging business, they may be on the way to lose contact to the majority of their customers. Adobe should take the Windows 8 disaster as a writing on the wall.

Cloud computing has its pros and cons, I expect most software providers to move to CC. For us in Germany, as an example, this could be a disaster, since our grid is vintage and our telecommunication companies don't invest. At the latest if many people here start to edit their videos using cloud, the whole net will break down... I am not sure which countries in the world are in the same situation but this may cut sales potential for Adobe seriously. And will China allow free CC traffic with Adobe's servers? Including "critical" image material? Wouldn't bet on it.

I use Photoshop CS6, LR 4, and other Adobe stuff, and I will definitely will make up my mind about leaving Adobe's ship on the long run. Clever rats always find other good ships ;-)

You make some points I agree with.

All users will have to decide if the price is worth it.

For my part, I would have more respect for a company if they just were honest and said..."We aren't making enough money so we are doing this to increase profits while at the same time making updates available for you at a faster pace." Instead, corporate "spin" is used to make it look like Adobe isn't greedy with comments about how piracy is one of the big problems.

I understand Adobe is a "for-profit" business and that's fine. But, even as individuals, we still run under a budget. Adobe raises the price to a point where it makes serious hobbyists take a long hard look at their tool set and costs and either gives in or jumps ship (to use your analogy). Hopefully, some company will realize the disenfranchised Adobe users would like something to fill that void. GIMP might get a "facelift" and new life. The old Paint Shop Pro might see an increase in sales. Something new might come along.....

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:44 UTC

I don't use the CS enough professionally to warrant subscribing monthly. I might use ID and Acrobat Pro many times a year and IL a few times a year. Photoshop is the most-used. But, unless I need something special, I use PS less and less because LR can handle photo tweaking well enough.

SO...

They can count me (other others like me, probably) out of their future.

You can't convince me the restructuring is nothing more than a way to increase profits. And as far as pirating goes, I would imagine there's no way to stop that anyway, so, please, quit with the BS excuses.

The only question I have now will be to watch and see if someone else will step in and take away part of their base.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 243rd comment | 6 replies
On Challenge:8200 (12 comments in total)
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EXX: <master yoda mode>Hmm, not a very pleasent story this is. </master yoda mode> ;-)

On the other hand, now that everything is exposed and out in the open, it think this challenge is the safest to take part in! Everybody is on guard and really putting things under the microscope, so any cheating willl be noted at once.

Not sure why you would say that...

Let me make it simple for you:

HE is running the challenge;
HE has multiple login IDs;
HE enters the contest himself and then logs in with all his different IDs and votes a lot of 5s for his photo and then .5 for everyone else.

Now, who would be the person who might be able to do something about cheating voting? The HOST who is already dishonest?

LOL

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 19:24 UTC
On Challenge:8200 (12 comments in total)

At this point, there is a chance for a host with limited or no scrupples to (1) create a challenge in which s/he already has a photo that fits well within the theme, then (2) enters said photo into the challenge with one of the additional accounts and then, finally, (3) uses untold other accounts to vote on it to make sure it wins.

And there you have it !

Why would anyone enter a challenge hosted by a person who has cheated in the past with multiple accounts? My guess is that they just don's know.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:15 UTC as 5th comment
On article Panasonic says bigger is better with 20-inch tablet (55 comments in total)

Got my attention. Will have to keep an eye on this project.

No mention of any kind of time frame for production...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 15th comment
On article Connect contest winner announced! (44 comments in total)
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keaggy220: I noticed earlier this year, after looking at several years of contest results, that western photographers have zero chance at winning the NG photo contest. Is it because western photographers are subpar compard to developing and eastern nation photographers or because western photographers are choosing familiar subjects? Or is it for some other reason? I bring this up because westerners were shut out in this contest as well.

It just might be that (us) Westerners already think we're the best at everything and therefore give less effort to producing an award-winning photo. It just might be that (us) Westerners are a minority when tallying up our numbers in the world population.

I think the winning photo was spot on. The others are deserving, too.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 13:11 UTC
On article Simple Photo Tips: Get creative with white balance (36 comments in total)
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westcoastmatt: DPreview, I love you guys but this article insults me. It says "this guy has time to waste". I don't. But even though I don't have time, I'll provide some constructive feedback here.

Unlike many DPReview readers, I'm not a pro shooter or even a proper "enthusiast". I don't even own a DSLR. And yet still this article is beyond useless. I clicked through thinking "oh, ok this will tell me the best apps for my iPhone to adjust white balance. Maybe it will tell me the difference between adjusting white balance in an app while shooting, vs adjusting it post shot with an app". No dice. This article just said "Adjusting white balance makes the colours different". wow.

Might unsubscribe to DPreview if this is the new standard :(

"This article just said "Adjusting white balance makes the colours different". wow."

That's a bit over-simplified. I'm much more than a novice and I found the article to be useful (especially for beginners wanting to move beyond pointing and clicking their cell phone cameras). As to content, It touched on white balance difference between Android and iOS, posted some useful examples, and even suggested thinking "out of the box" for creativity.

It was a short article and took just a few minutes to read. You must be really busy and important. (now, just where IS that "NOT like" button...?)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:30 UTC

Interesting.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 28th comment
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Eric Hensel: The 5n has the same video button issue, and the bracketing improvement would be nice as well

I'm guessing Sony has decided 5N users are more amateurish in practice and don't care about such things as better auto-bracketing.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:05 UTC
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