Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

http://www.cff.org/

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On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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xtoph: i have not given anyone permission to 'download original' files of my photographs. dpr's inclusion of a dedicated button for this is bizarre, and suggests that i somehow do give such permission.

i am aware that people can copy my photos, but there's a difference between that being technically possible and it being actively encouraged and tacitly approved.

please change this. and shame on dpr, after facebook's photographer unfriendly changes (including a 'download original' button we have no control over) and the backlash against them, you would think that a photographer-centered site would have handled this differently.

i would also add that as soon as this was raised i suggested what we could re-label it, got agreement and sent an email to the dev team. It was launched late friday, it's now the weekend. It'll change when we're back at work.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 06:45 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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xtoph: i have not given anyone permission to 'download original' files of my photographs. dpr's inclusion of a dedicated button for this is bizarre, and suggests that i somehow do give such permission.

i am aware that people can copy my photos, but there's a difference between that being technically possible and it being actively encouraged and tacitly approved.

please change this. and shame on dpr, after facebook's photographer unfriendly changes (including a 'download original' button we have no control over) and the backlash against them, you would think that a photographer-centered site would have handled this differently.

When you 'download' it just opens in a browser window. This has been the same here for many years. You decide how big the image you share is. If its visible in a viewer's browser window it's already been "downloaded"

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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xtoph: i have not given anyone permission to 'download original' files of my photographs. dpr's inclusion of a dedicated button for this is bizarre, and suggests that i somehow do give such permission.

i am aware that people can copy my photos, but there's a difference between that being technically possible and it being actively encouraged and tacitly approved.

please change this. and shame on dpr, after facebook's photographer unfriendly changes (including a 'download original' button we have no control over) and the backlash against them, you would think that a photographer-centered site would have handled this differently.

I'm kind of confused. You uploaded the original image to the forum post and we generally show it scaled down, with the option to the view the full original uploaded image. If it's a DPR gallery image you can disallow downloading of the original, and for all other images this button simply opens the original (unscaled) shared file in a separate window. It's up to you how big the 'original' is.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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fad: The problem with the "Download Original" button is that it makes it look as if the viewer is being granted permission to download someone else's work, when that usually is not the photographer's intention.

Would 'view original' be better? It really just means 'view original in a new window', but that's a bit wordy.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 22:27 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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ayt: does this improve upon the image resizing / size-reducing algorithms? I've noticed lately that certain downsized images are very poorly processed and at first glance the photos appear to be terrible. only by observing the original that the poster used can I get a glimpse of what was actually presented.

no, but it offers a simpler way to see the untouched image at the original size

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 02:54 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: This is to work only with forum threads and not news stories or reviews?

Please post a link to a forum thread that uses this new system; the images in this news story aren't examples of the new viewer itself, but simply static images of what it should look like.

I'm slightly confused. Yes this new forum image viewer is only for forums. It works in any forum post that has images. Here's the thread i created to make those screenshots http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50595673

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 01:09 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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WCguy: New rules have been set in place for the poll to be redone, everyone must use every camera made in 2012 that was rated at 70 or over by Dpreview ,using each camera for a min. of 1 week.Then you will be eligible to vote for what you consider to be the best camera for 2012.
This existing poll that has been put on by Dpreview proves nothing more than fanboyism, voting more for what they own,than what they know. Many cameras brought out at the end of the year haven't been in many hands compared to the earlier year models, so this vote for best camera is just pure fanboy nonsense.

i think you may have misunderstood the thinking behind this *poll*

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 07:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E1 preview extended (113 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: Is it just me, or is my impression correct that since Amazon's acqusition of dpreview even the most popular cameras take longer and longer to get reviewed and more and more reviews only come in trickles? If I still was the "early adopter" of camera tech I kind of used to be for some time, dpreview could not exert much influence on my decisions anymore these days.

We still don't have a 6D we can review, but we're expecting one this week (and will push hard to get something out before christmas)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 16:32 UTC
On article Google+ introduces topic-focused Communities feature (17 comments in total)
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PhotoRotterdam: Why do I get the feeling from the way the posts about Google+ are written, that these articles are in fact advertorials?

Somehow, there's a neutrality and balance lacking that most of the time is in every other review or article.

If these are 'sponsored articles', please state so with an article so we all know.

They are not. We don't run sponsored articles, and if we did we would be legally obliged to tell you.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 15:58 UTC
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zos xavius: What a piece of junk that isn't even as sharp as the lens it is replacing. How about a review of a real lens for a change?

it's things like this that make it all worthwhile

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 22:14 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

ever get the feeling you just can't win?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 20:56 UTC
On article Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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westcoastphoto: The X2 has a maximum resolution of 16.2 MP. Why are all the photos taken with a resolution of < 10 MP?

they're not - the originals are all 3264×4928

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 06:48 UTC
On photo L9160641-ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

I really didn't like X2 skin tones at all (in fact some were gruesome). This is a camera I would only shoot raw.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the leica-X2-preview-samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

I really didn't like X2 skin tones at all (in fact some were gruesome). This is a camera I would only shoot raw.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the leica-X2-preview-samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

the on-camera flash was fired

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo L9160369-ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

the on-camera flash was fired

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Pikme: Question for dpreview - The camera has been selling since the beginning of June, your photos were taken in July and August ---- why are we just now seeing them in mid-November? Sincere question, not meant to be a snarky comment.

my fault. I took 100's of photos in the summer and only just got round to sorting out some for a gallery. i.e. i got busy and forgot...

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 01:34 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Another ad,
really, DPR ???

what is it an ad for?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 21:25 UTC
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ljmac: I must say I'm very disappointed with DxO's lens testing chart - it doesn't allow me to visually determine lens sharpness at all. The old DPR chart (with its cross hatch boxes) was far better for this purpose.

We hope to return this functionality one day

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 14:47 UTC
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