freediverx

freediverx

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On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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CalleGrafi: I've been using X2 and X3 exclusivly and I think its very good!
The killer feature for me is that it doesn't use a library.. I put all my files on Onedrive and then I don't have to worry about the library if I edit on my laptop or on my desktop!
I use Fuji XT10 and XT20 and I don't find it slow! But I notice a difference when the raw files are compressed compared to uncompressed!

Aperture uses a library and it's fast. No new patented technology required. What Adobe needs is new leadership that focuses less on the bottom line and more on the user experience. But of course that will never happen since corporations are beholden to Wall Street over customers.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 12:10 UTC
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freediverx: "Flickr loyalists had hoped that Yahoo's then-new CEO Melissa Mayer would be able to 'make Flickr awesome again"

Anyone who had any faith in Yahoo or Marissa Mayer should have their head examined. She's as bad as Carly Fiorina.

No, China's business model only rewards blind complacency with the government, coupled with unbridled corruption.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 15:04 UTC
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freediverx: "Flickr loyalists had hoped that Yahoo's then-new CEO Melissa Mayer would be able to 'make Flickr awesome again"

Anyone who had any faith in Yahoo or Marissa Mayer should have their head examined. She's as bad as Carly Fiorina.

I strongly support women's rights and agree that they're underpaid and put up with a lot of crap—especially in the tech sector.

But executives like Fiorina and Mayer exemplify everything I hate in a business executive—overpaid, incompetent, arrogant, unimaginative, and focused entirely on cost reduction over innovation. Complete and utter failures who still manage to get re-hired to other overpaid executive positions after destroying their previous companies and bailing out with golden parachutes. Emblematic of everything wrong with capitalism. Zero accountability for those at the top.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 13:21 UTC
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tinternaut: Paint me optimistic. Yahoo has been something of a zombie company for a long time, so it’s (hopefully) good news that Flickr will now be owned by a business focused on Photography.

It's nice that Smugmug is ostensibly focused on photography but they're not exactly known for their innovation or sense of style. Hopefully the Flckr acquisition will improve SmugMug rather than just watering down Flckr.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 13:18 UTC

"Flickr loyalists had hoped that Yahoo's then-new CEO Melissa Mayer would be able to 'make Flickr awesome again"

Anyone who had any faith in Yahoo or Marissa Mayer should have their head examined. She's as bad as Carly Fiorina.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 13:09 UTC as 63rd comment | 11 replies
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: As much as I despise LR's system of cataloging and importing, I also don't tolerate software dumping sidecar files into my photo archive folders.

In Exposure X3, can the XMP feature be turned off?

"Why deny their customers that feature?"

Because Adobe is not—and never has been—a user-focused company.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 10:36 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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CalleGrafi: I've been using X2 and X3 exclusivly and I think its very good!
The killer feature for me is that it doesn't use a library.. I put all my files on Onedrive and then I don't have to worry about the library if I edit on my laptop or on my desktop!
I use Fuji XT10 and XT20 and I don't find it slow! But I notice a difference when the raw files are compressed compared to uncompressed!

Aperture performed great with large libraries running on processors from several years ago—mostly on hard drives instead of SSDs. Again, this is just a further indictment against Adobe's terrible software architecture and bloat (which is totally separate from their hideous and non-native UI design.)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 10:34 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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grafguy: Serious? We need another one?
You are going to have to do some serious offering, futuristic offerings to supplant Adobe from my decades of Adobe use.

There's a large and growing population of end users who can't stand Adobe software and are hungry for alternatives.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:54 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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TwoMetreBill: With online price performance improving by orders of magnitude while desktop systems improve by a few percent, pursuing a desktop future is like trying to build a better carburetor for a car. It is not just data analytics that have migrated but video editing and high end gaming as well. Unless Alien Skin has a web plan, their future isn't bright.
Take a look at some of the free photo editing applications on ChromeOS if you want to see the future.

What you describe is beneficial for the companies that develop software, but detrimental for he end user. Companies like Apple focus on ge end use, while companies like Google and Adobe only focus on themselves and their bottom line.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 10:51 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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CalleGrafi: I've been using X2 and X3 exclusivly and I think its very good!
The killer feature for me is that it doesn't use a library.. I put all my files on Onedrive and then I don't have to worry about the library if I edit on my laptop or on my desktop!
I use Fuji XT10 and XT20 and I don't find it slow! But I notice a difference when the raw files are compressed compared to uncompressed!

Lightroom isn’t slow because it uses a database/library. It’s slow because all Adobe software is ridiculously bloated and poorly architected.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 10:48 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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JayPhizzt: I'm a Fuji shooter and I've been testing Exposure for a while now and how anyone can perceive this to be good for X-trans files is beyond me. When it comes to sharpness and retaining details it's even worse than Lightroom, which is already one of the worst softwares for X-trans files.
And just like you've mentioned in the review RAF files also load and render very slowly.
On the upside it doesn't suffer from the "watercolor effect" as far as I've seen.

Overall I think it's terrible for X-trans files and I'll definitely not be getting it.

Which DAM/editing software do you use for your Fuji files?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:32 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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BlueJakester: You had me at "no subscription." I'll never rent software. Lightroom 6 is the end of the line for my purchase of Adobe products, now that new versions are subscription only.

Subscription, coupled with Adobe's infuriatingly poor user interface design and sluggish performance. I refuse to use (let alone pay for) software that looks and feels like a web application.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:30 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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A Girard: While it doesn't take long to learn Alien. you need a couple of weeks of constant use to really get a sense of how good this software really is. It's a shame many people will overlook the product based on this thin review. I get little to no lag on my work PC but lag on my Mid 2010 Imac (i3).
I would suggest people watch the tutorials Alien has produced to know what the software can do. I barely touch my standalone LR since I've gotten Alien 5 months ago. The software is much more capable than this review lets on. With the RAW files from my OMD1 Mark ii and working with some 6D Mark II, I don't have any lag.

Try it with Fuji files and then report back.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:28 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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Michel F: How does it compare with acdsee Utlimate 2018 ? Are these products comparable ? I'm looking for a RAW editor at an affordable price and not interested in subscriptions of any kind.

Image editing features are only half the story. Any Lightroom/Aperture alternative has to offer impeccable DAM features.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:27 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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John M Roberts: Am I understanding this correctly? I go out and shoot a series of different topics on a single card and when I go to load them on my computer I can't even see thumbnails before hitting an import button? Seems to me that adds an unnecessary step later or get a culling program to use beforehand. This, right off the bat, is discouraging me to give the program a chance of consideration. Anyone care to alter my possible misconception?

Not to mention the lack of support for hardware graphics acceleration. That's ridiculous for any image editing software, particularly one ostensibly designed for professional work.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:26 UTC
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FullFocus: Well, this time I can' refrain.
This is a pathetic piece of software that is not worth the HD space it takes.
After installation on my Mac I can not open any file which is outside the preselected paths ../Desktop ../Documents ../Pictures, no way to see a network attached disk (where I keep my photos). Bahhh !!!

I can't stand when software developers ignore naming and UI standards and try to come up with their own nomenclature fo everything.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:25 UTC
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dgc4rter: It won't replace Photoshop but I've always thought Lightroom was just too over-engineered and cumbersome. I like Exposure because it focuses (pun alert!) on a good set of filters/effects and the kind of post processing that goes hand in hand with Photoshop. I use the two together quite often.

Image editing is only one part of the equation. What we lack today are good alternatives to Lightroom in the realm of digital asset management software with rich, elegant, and fast interfaces. My outdated, several year old copy of Aperture is far faster and less of a resource hog than Lightroom. I can't stand Adobe products. Yes, they have great capabilities, but their user interfaces are infuriatingly bad for anyone accustomed to the polish of the Mac ecosystem.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:20 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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CalleGrafi: I've been using X2 and X3 exclusivly and I think its very good!
The killer feature for me is that it doesn't use a library.. I put all my files on Onedrive and then I don't have to worry about the library if I edit on my laptop or on my desktop!
I use Fuji XT10 and XT20 and I don't find it slow! But I notice a difference when the raw files are compressed compared to uncompressed!

Not using a library suggests to me that it will perform like a cow. Having a library/database system has huge advantages.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:18 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (232 comments in total)
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grafguy: Serious? We need another one?
You are going to have to do some serious offering, futuristic offerings to supplant Adobe from my decades of Adobe use.

I disagree. I can't stand Adobe, and I am dying for a good alternative that offers stellar editing AND DAM features. I'm still angry about Apple abandoning Aperture.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 08:17 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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msstudio: I had a couple of tester phones end of last year and the X stands out as a well rounded and quality photo phone. And yes, I’m one of the very few suckers who bought one but I have clients who ask for iPhone pictures and I tend to deliver the best available at the Time of assignment, as do most of the pros who actually shoot this for publication.
Maybe we’re at a crossroad where the real high end stuff does not appeal to the broader market, I heard Soderbergh is shooting his next movie on an iPhone. I’m sure they won’t be using iPhone 4 and 5s...

A compact digital camera or a DSLR has a vastly wider degree of versatility than an iPhone camera. If the iPhone's only function were its camera, few people would buy one.

Don't get me wrong... The iPhone is for all practical purposes the camera I use most—because it's the only camera that's with me 24/7. But I wouldn't dream of going on vacation or to some special event with nothing but my iPhone as a camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 01:12 UTC
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