SELEES

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (273 comments in total)

So many people making judgements on this camera's abilities and not one you have actually shot with it, amazing!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 03:00 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

If they can now work on providing speed improvement in DXO Photolab I for one would be happy! Working with 42MP images is painfully slow.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 13:24 UTC as 53rd comment

Excellent video guys, perfectly explained and entertaining, thank you!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 21:55 UTC as 25th comment

There was a time when Canon made me sell 2 x Nikon bodies and 8 x lenses, flashes etc....that camera was the 5D MkII, I loved it. Then along came the rather progressive Sony A7R, which made me offload all my Canon glass and my beloved 5D MkII. It hjas now been so long that I have moved onto other Sony cameras (A6300 and A7R MkII) and have not felt the need to rethink offloading Canon. I wonder if anyone in the same boat as me, will ever consider going back, or is it simply too little too late?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 03:46 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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SELEES: Adobe Software is without a doubt bloatware these days, but they are also an industry standard particularly in the pre-press graphic arts world, where I admit, it is difficult to change the way people work. (Although the industry did switch to InDesign and virtually killed off Quark who at the time where a very arrogant company, just like Adobe is now.)

But, most users of Photo software are in a position where change matters not. The end customer cares not about the software used, it is not relevant, they receive a jpeg or a tiff image and that is universal, unlike an InDesign file etc.

I am willing to bet that 98% of Photoshop users use nothing more than the standard image adjustment tools, the really sophisticated tools no one uses on a daily basis.

So why are so many people afraid of changing to what I believe is a better bit of software, Affinity Photo. It is not like your customers insist you use Photoshop, they could not care less what you use...why the fear?

@James Wages

I was a twenty year Mac fanboy, and got to the point where I had had enough and made the switch. Windows OS prior to Windows 10 was hideous, Windows 10 however is brilliant. It is not perfect and networking still sucks on Windows, but everything else is fantastic, I shall never go back to the crumbling Apple ecosystem again. As for PC users converting to Mac, why wold they?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 00:40 UTC
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SELEES: Adobe Software is without a doubt bloatware these days, but they are also an industry standard particularly in the pre-press graphic arts world, where I admit, it is difficult to change the way people work. (Although the industry did switch to InDesign and virtually killed off Quark who at the time where a very arrogant company, just like Adobe is now.)

But, most users of Photo software are in a position where change matters not. The end customer cares not about the software used, it is not relevant, they receive a jpeg or a tiff image and that is universal, unlike an InDesign file etc.

I am willing to bet that 98% of Photoshop users use nothing more than the standard image adjustment tools, the really sophisticated tools no one uses on a daily basis.

So why are so many people afraid of changing to what I believe is a better bit of software, Affinity Photo. It is not like your customers insist you use Photoshop, they could not care less what you use...why the fear?

And here are over 200 how to videos for Affinity Photo....honestly it is not difficult at all. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10119-official-affinity-photo-desktop-video-tutorials-200/

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:42 UTC
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SELEES: Adobe Software is without a doubt bloatware these days, but they are also an industry standard particularly in the pre-press graphic arts world, where I admit, it is difficult to change the way people work. (Although the industry did switch to InDesign and virtually killed off Quark who at the time where a very arrogant company, just like Adobe is now.)

But, most users of Photo software are in a position where change matters not. The end customer cares not about the software used, it is not relevant, they receive a jpeg or a tiff image and that is universal, unlike an InDesign file etc.

I am willing to bet that 98% of Photoshop users use nothing more than the standard image adjustment tools, the really sophisticated tools no one uses on a daily basis.

So why are so many people afraid of changing to what I believe is a better bit of software, Affinity Photo. It is not like your customers insist you use Photoshop, they could not care less what you use...why the fear?

The learning curve for Affinity is little if you know Photoshop as MANY key commands are the exact same commands in Affintiy.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:41 UTC

Adobe Software is without a doubt bloatware these days, but they are also an industry standard particularly in the pre-press graphic arts world, where I admit, it is difficult to change the way people work. (Although the industry did switch to InDesign and virtually killed off Quark who at the time where a very arrogant company, just like Adobe is now.)

But, most users of Photo software are in a position where change matters not. The end customer cares not about the software used, it is not relevant, they receive a jpeg or a tiff image and that is universal, unlike an InDesign file etc.

I am willing to bet that 98% of Photoshop users use nothing more than the standard image adjustment tools, the really sophisticated tools no one uses on a daily basis.

So why are so many people afraid of changing to what I believe is a better bit of software, Affinity Photo. It is not like your customers insist you use Photoshop, they could not care less what you use...why the fear?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 94th comment | 9 replies
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(unknown member): I wonder how Samsung could be so stupid.. I don't have a Samsung phone, but as far as I know their previous f/1.7 lens was quite good. And now you only get good lens quality at f/2.4 apparently (there are already a few posted images)... What a downgrade.

When did you try this newly announced phone to be able to make such a claim?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 02:36 UTC
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(unknown member): I wonder how Samsung could be so stupid.. I don't have a Samsung phone, but as far as I know their previous f/1.7 lens was quite good. And now you only get good lens quality at f/2.4 apparently (there are already a few posted images)... What a downgrade.

This thing has DUAL aperture - f1.5 and f2.4.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 02:33 UTC
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RandyPD: A high-end Android phone in a sea of high-end Android phones.

It's called choice, something you do not get from that other platform...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 02:30 UTC
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SELEES: Adobe? Who are they again?

@Stu 5 WRONG!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
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SELEES: Adobe? Who are they again?

There is a thing called momentum, and a reluctance to change from what is familiar, I get that. But it does not mean their customers are happy with them. It is not unlike the Apple ecosystem, many want to get out, but have no time to make the effort, but many people are changing and will continue to change. Adobe has been a monopoly for too long, but change is coming...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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(unknown member): Definitely would like to switch away from Adobe, just as soon as there’s a viable alternative. I know there are lots of companies out there working on that (and some of them are pretty close) but none of them are all the way there yet, for my purposes. I’m keeping a close eye on things though; my days as an Adobe customer are numbered.

I use both Capture One and DXO Photolab as there are things I like in both, and have replaced Photoshop with Affinity Photo, and never look back. Give them a try. I know change is not easy sometimes, but it can be worth it!

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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(unknown member): Definitely would like to switch away from Adobe, just as soon as there’s a viable alternative. I know there are lots of companies out there working on that (and some of them are pretty close) but none of them are all the way there yet, for my purposes. I’m keeping a close eye on things though; my days as an Adobe customer are numbered.

As soon as there is a viable alternative? My god what do you think DXO Photolab and Phase One Capture One are? Both offer superior RAW conversion, one uses a catalogue like Lightroom (Capture One) and the other (DXO) does not, take your pick. DXO also has the very best noise reduction in the business, nothing gets near it, an it has some tools that are simply unheard of with any other software, ie: Spot Weighted Lighting Control, brilliant! Trust me, there is plenty of life AFTER any Adobe product.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 21:52 UTC

Adobe? Who are they again?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies

That's a shed load of data lose when that thing crashes!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 21:14 UTC as 20th comment | 11 replies

It is a money grab, plain and simple. It is NOT a professional photo shoot, it is a young kid sitting on some cardboard boxes, and does not look like any professional arrangement between a pro photographer and an artist. The winners here? The lawyers once again!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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mpb002: Sony will never really be considered a major player. The crown goes to Canon. Lots of lenses, great ergonomics and images. It is very interesting regarding equipment and weight. We all seem to be getting a bit lazy. Ever hear of Ansel Adams? He lugged a big, heavy camera around and the great results that it produced.

Lots of lenses....yes Canon has a lot of OLD lenses in their line up and are releasing new lenses to cope with the demands of higher resolution cameras. So, is it not time you Sony haters found something else to complain about? There are currently over 60 Full frame E Mount lenses available, (https://femount.com/category/lenses/) a fair portion of them by Sony themselves and just about everything is covered, with the exception of very long telephoto lenses which Sony is now addressing. And all of the Sony lenses are modern lenses capable of taking advantage of the large resolution of modern cameras. Don't like Sony, fine, stop reading these posts and making pointless comments.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 03:37 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)

A guy walks into a new car showroom, pays $50K for a new car, happily drives it for five years. All of a sudden the company that made the car sends him a bill for $1000 a month for him to keep using his car, would ANYONE stand for this?

As someone who has bought and paid for Adobe software since 1993, and paid upgrade fee after upgrade fee, why should I start to pay a monthly subscription fee to continue using what I have bought and paid for over and over?

Even worse, why should I pay the exact same monthly fee as the guy who has been using cracked copies of Adobe software for the last 25 years?

Well, I refuse, I left Photoshop when Affinity Photo came out, and I am happily using Capture One as my alternative to Lightroom which was and still is a buggy, hideously slow bit of bloat ware.

RIP Adobe....long live Affinity, Phase One, DXO and OnOne.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 87th comment
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