sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States Michigan, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

My large collection of Canon FD lenses is back to life. Thanks to mirrorless cameras and adapters. I particularly love the FD 35-105mm w/macro, f/3.5, which is well known for its clarity and sharpness, and the FD 50mm, 1.2, L.

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BigEnso: "Not surprisingly, Nik-developed Snapseed is not included in the transaction, and will remain with Google. The company plans to continue actively developing and improving the mobile image editing app."

Improving? The new user interface in the current version (2.18) of Snapseed is a serious downgrade from the previous version. I have no idea who their UI team has as members but it doesn't appear that any of them are photographers.

"Google are the masters at destroying interfaces"
THAT I agree with, 100%.
The one new interface I hate most, in addition to what you listed, is Google Voice (the Windows desktop version).
Absolutely makes no sense to me why they destroyed a nice and logical interface with the new PIA version.
It looks like their software programmers have to justify their presence and their pay. So they have to do something, even if they make the product horrible.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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sh10453: It was Samsung and the battery issue, then Apple's resent top of the line release, and now Google.
Rushing a complex and sophisticated product to the market is never a good idea.
Hopefully they have learned a lesson, the hard way about racing each other.

Apology. I typed in the wrong place, and my mind went to a different case (which I have been discussing with other people, the Adobe antitrust cases).

Bottom line is that Apple is having manufacturing issues with the iphone 8 X (the camera in particular) and these problems are not expected to be resolved before well into 2018. Very much every news outlet has reported that.
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Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 03:08 UTC

Maybe Google should consider putting 100 or more of their new/future devices in the hands of trusted Beta testers before they embarrass themselves like this.
On the other hand, there will always be screwups in the release of such complex devices. So Google is not alone, but this is not an excuse.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 01:39 UTC as 8th comment
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sh10453: It was Samsung and the battery issue, then Apple's resent top of the line release, and now Google.
Rushing a complex and sophisticated product to the market is never a good idea.
Hopefully they have learned a lesson, the hard way about racing each other.

The very first link on my end is from the department of justice. Do the "Adobe antitrust cases" search on your end. Also, you can read Adobe profile on Wikipedia, roughly the 2nd half.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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sh10453: It was Samsung and the battery issue, then Apple's resent top of the line release, and now Google.
Rushing a complex and sophisticated product to the market is never a good idea.
Hopefully they have learned a lesson, the hard way about racing each other.

The antitrust case with the Department of Justice is a rumor site?
The above link is not for a particular site, but a long list of cases.
It's wiser to first see it, then make a comment.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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sh10453: It was Samsung and the battery issue, then Apple's resent top of the line release, and now Google.
Rushing a complex and sophisticated product to the market is never a good idea.
Hopefully they have learned a lesson, the hard way about racing each other.

You can read all about it here:
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=iphone+8+x+delay+issues&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
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Raist3d: And why would anyone believe this when this was said before about Lightroom Stand alone?

I don't believe them, and I don't trust Adobe.
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=adobe+antitrust&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
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WhaleShark: I'm one of those anti-subscription geezers. I'm looking for an LR alternative that can play nicely with the tens of thousands of DNGs I've created within LR. It seems that Capture One does not, as in "DNG support is not optimized for specific cameras", which means that you get screwy color balances when you bring an LR-generated DNG into Capture One. Anyone have an alternative?

Option 2 sounds the right way to go.
Adobe cannot be trusted, no matter what they say.
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=adobe+antitrust&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:05 UTC

I'd take what they say with a pound of salt, not just a grain.
Adobe cannot be trusted, plain and simple.
Check out their history of antitrust. Plenty on their profile on Wikipedia:
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=adobe+antitrust&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 72nd comment

It was Samsung and the battery issue, then Apple's resent top of the line release, and now Google.
Rushing a complex and sophisticated product to the market is never a good idea.
Hopefully they have learned a lesson, the hard way about racing each other.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 04:25 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies
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princecody: Between the Pixel 2 & iPhone 8 which would you buy for strictly photography? 🤔

I went with Huawie (Honor 8), and I'm quite satisfied with it. I think it's in the $300-$350 range now for the 64GB unit (also takes up to 128GB MicroSD as well).
They have launched a couple more high-end models since I purchased mine, a year ago, and they have partnered with Leica for the cameras on some of their high-end phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
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sh10453: Part1
I have tried Luminar for Windows, Beta version.
I think it is a good product for people who simply want to do click, click, click, done!
Plenty of presets already baked in, but the user has little of precise control.

As a PaintShop Pro user, I prefer an editor that gives me full control to do precisely what I want to do.
Presets are fine for many users, and for some situations, but I think they are not for people who want to control their editing process.

Thanks David.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 03:33 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: Should have known better than to scroll to the comments on this story. All the Chicken Littles under one roof :^)

I'm sure Mr. Narayen will soon send you a big award. Read Adobe's profile on Wikipedia and see learn a bit about the company's antitrust, and other unethical practices.
Keep defending Adobe and your award will soon be in the mail.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

Time for a change:
Good reading here:
https://fstoppers.com/apps/creative-cloud-it-time-ditch-adobe-200441

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
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Jim F: My kneejerk reaction to all of this is that I question Adobe's naming of these two Lightroom CC choices. Would seem like the better names of these two options would be something like LR Cloud and something like LR Desktop or something similar instaed of LR CC "Classic" which, to me smacks of some connotation of something from the past which will ultimately go away, which is what scares some folks that, Classic too, will go away as other software choices "in the past" have done.

Good reading here:
https://fstoppers.com/apps/creative-cloud-it-time-ditch-adobe-200441

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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PK24X36NOW: Yeah, they'll "keep investing in" Lightroom CC Classic." Just like they would continue to have Lightroom perpetual license "indefinitely." Take your rental software model and shove it, Adobe.

Ditto!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

Way to go Ken.
Personally I use Corel's PaintShop Pro X8-64Bit and AfterShot 3.0.
They have just sent me an offer to upgrade to the new version, X9 Ultimate for $24.99.
Even brand new it costs less than $100.
PSP can handle DNG files.
I refuse to be a "serf" to Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: Should have known better than to scroll to the comments on this story. All the Chicken Littles under one roof :^)

In this case, "serf" is more like it.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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WhaleShark: I'm one of those anti-subscription geezers. I'm looking for an LR alternative that can play nicely with the tens of thousands of DNGs I've created within LR. It seems that Capture One does not, as in "DNG support is not optimized for specific cameras", which means that you get screwy color balances when you bring an LR-generated DNG into Capture One. Anyone have an alternative?

Wasn't that (DNG) Adobe's trick from DAY ONE to hold you hostage to their product?
Not many imaging software can deal with DNG, and all the major camera manufacturers never signed up to DNG or cared for it.
Also, the International committee on ISO standards never recognized DNG as an official standard.

I know that Corel's PaintShop Pro can handle DNG files.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (167 comments in total)

Sooooo many complaints!!! Too many samples, too much pushing of the D850, ...!
I found an easy way to cut viewing time by at least 50%.
Skip every picture that has a beard in it ... There .. you have it :)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 21st comment
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