h2k

Lives in Germany Southern Bavaria, Germany
Works as a Write, edit, translate, photog, video tutorials
Joined on Apr 14, 2009
About me:

Writer, editor, translator, photographer, video tutorial producer, in English and German, based in Germany.

Interested in assignments. See link here to my English website.

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Bambi24: the standard windows 10 photo app that starts when opening JPEG / PNG / TIFF and RAW

can:
-crop
-straighten
-change white balance
-change saturation
-change contrast
-change brightness
-change sharpness
-change highlight / shadow exposure
-fix vignetting
-fix red eye flash artefact

it can do pretty much what any casual photographer needs

"Windows _still_ does that crap! (at least the version I reluctantly have to use at work). If you rotate an image, it does way more than change the EXIF orientation tag's value (which would be simple!), judging from the quite different file size afterwards. It also "proudly" overwrites your camera software's name with "Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer" - ugh!"
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That sounds terrible indeed - and re-inforces my unwillingness to let anything Microsoft near my pics.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
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Bambi24: the standard windows 10 photo app that starts when opening JPEG / PNG / TIFF and RAW

can:
-crop
-straighten
-change white balance
-change saturation
-change contrast
-change brightness
-change sharpness
-change highlight / shadow exposure
-fix vignetting
-fix red eye flash artefact

it can do pretty much what any casual photographer needs

Bambi's mildly ridiculous, seriously ignorable (and i'm not a paid social activist).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (180 comments in total)
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h2k: Sorry, non-native speaker's question to native English speaking software geeks:

Were you surprised about Affinity's expression "persona" for something that used to be called "working mode" (DPR) or "module" (in Lightroom)? Or is "persona" actually used in other softwares for varying working modes? (I knew "persona" only from theater and psychology contexts.)

Were you surprised about the expression "studio" for the filter panels on the right hand side? It could have been called "panel bar" or something. Or is "studio" just a regular expression in the software world?

Thanks + sorry.

Tommy and Krisak, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (180 comments in total)

Sorry, non-native speaker's question to native English speaking software geeks:

Were you surprised about Affinity's expression "persona" for something that used to be called "working mode" (DPR) or "module" (in Lightroom)? Or is "persona" actually used in other softwares for varying working modes? (I knew "persona" only from theater and psychology contexts.)

Were you surprised about the expression "studio" for the filter panels on the right hand side? It could have been called "panel bar" or something. Or is "studio" just a regular expression in the software world?

Thanks + sorry.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
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Peter_Birch: Gave up after 23 secs. His voice gave me a headache like listening to a road drill. Why does he try to fit millions of words into 6mins?. Slow down dude and give me one tip.

"At least it's not quite as daft as those people on Facebook who spend 10 minutes making a video of themselves holding cards with words (...)"
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Sounds like your looking for informative videos on *Facebook*?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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h2k: "There are a lot of advantages to the HEIC format"
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And i have a lot of prejudices against storing my snaps in an Apple format - and against converting my snaps via web upload. Who'd do this?

Apart from lower compatibility (for now), are there other catches of HEIC?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
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Peter_Birch: Gave up after 23 secs. His voice gave me a headache like listening to a road drill. Why does he try to fit millions of words into 6mins?. Slow down dude and give me one tip.

"His voice gave me a headache like listening to a road drill."
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Thanks for the warning. Didn't even start the video then (not even mute, as i sometimes do).

Crazy voices seem to be all over the place in online videos, especially in online videos of a certain provenience.

So far i didn't encounter so many crazy voices in professional documentaries on TV, that's at least my impression.

But a calm, unexcited voice-over is harder to come by these days. Often they also don't care to pronounce clearly to a general audience and without side-noises of all kinds. They just drawl away.

Just one more reason to stick to written information. (Professionally written information, such as DPR *in text*.)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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h2k: "There are a lot of advantages to the HEIC format"
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And i have a lot of prejudices against storing my snaps in an Apple format - and against converting my snaps via web upload. Who'd do this?

Najinsky and Mike, thanks for your insights! (I should have held my tongue and done a spot of research...)

Still i wouldn't upload any photo to convert it, for a whole basket of reasons.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:07 UTC

"There are a lot of advantages to the HEIC format"
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And i have a lot of prejudices against storing my snaps in an Apple format - and against converting my snaps via web upload. Who'd do this?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 27th comment | 14 replies
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ozturert: Not all. The cheapest they tested is 102$.

"Since I don't do subjective when I can avoid it, I didn't mention what I thought when handling them, which was 'the Murami is really smooth to turn, noticeably so compared to the others.'"
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Sounds like you should do subjective sometimes.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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h2k: But apart from the aperture bracketing with city view (2 series at the end of the gallery, no bokeh), there isn't a shot at f2,8, right? I looked at the cocktails with bokeh, but they all seemed to be at f3,5 and slower. Or maybe i missed something.

Allison, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)

But apart from the aperture bracketing with city view (2 series at the end of the gallery, no bokeh), there isn't a shot at f2,8, right? I looked at the cocktails with bokeh, but they all seemed to be at f3,5 and slower. Or maybe i missed something.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (359 comments in total)

"Here's a side-by-side spec comparison (...)"
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After that frontpage announcement, i *really* hadn't expected a click-by-click slideshow.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 68th comment

Interesting what's frontpage nowadays.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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vFunct: Why are 500px photographers so incredibly bad? Just insane levels of over-processing.

" I agree with you about the over the top processing the average person goes for that sort of thing"
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+1

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
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Kaso: The so-called "author" of this so-called "article" misunderstands and perpetuates the misunderstanding. Nothing to do with cloud storage!

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is officially deprecated. It will no longer be supported starting on December 11th, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018.

Personally, does this decision affect me? No. I don't use the Google Drive app. I subscribe to Google Drive service and use the Google Photos service on top of the Google Drive service.

"Personally, does this decision affect me? No. I don't use the Google Drive app."
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Thx 4 letting us know, Kaso.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
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h2k: Is something wrong with my connection, or does this Throwback text really end after about 6 lines?

Thx all, now i know.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 18:27 UTC

Is something wrong with my connection, or does this Throwback text really end after about 6 lines?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

"Its predecessor's built-in flash has been omitted, but an EF-X8 accessory flash is included in the box."
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Sweet.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (563 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I just noticed, the design aesthetics of this camera is quite beautiful. It will likely be one of the most physically attractive cameras on the market!

"the design aesthetics of this camera is quite beautiful. It will likely be one of the most physically attractive cameras on the market!"
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Well, if you think so.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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