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ppage

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Joined on Apr 28, 2003

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Peiasdf: What’s the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom?

Mosswings - Your comment is somewhat misleading. You imply that Photoshop is not a non-destructive editor when in fact it is a very good non-destructive editor if you learn to use layers. Layers give you much more power and control than you'll ever get with Lightroom. You also imply that Photoshop changes the RAW file - no image editor that I'm aware of changes a RAW file.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (179 comments in total)

I can't use the full articulation of the swivel screen on my 70D unless I remove my L bracket. This looks like an improvement.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 74th comment
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dgumshu: where does this money train line start?

If you've always been treated well then it sounds like the employees are actually doing some work.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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ppage: Too many drone owners think they have rights but not responsibilities. At every entrance to Death Valley National Park there are signs telling people it is not permitted to fly drones in the park and yet when I was there for a week in January I saw a number of people flying drones, including one right at Zabriski Point. These selfish people are going to ruin the experience for everyone else. At some point one of these idiots will accidentally bring down a passenger plane and then drones will be outlawed for private use.

The drones were certainly very noisy. I believe that many people go to the parks to get away from the noise in the cities; part of the park experience is the quiet.

And then there is the more general problem of people believing that if they don't understand the reason for a rule or if they disagree with it, they can ignore it. The problem with that attitude of course, is that anyone who does that has absolutely no right to complain when they are inconvenienced by someone ignoring a rule that they approve of... and yet they do.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
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Old Cameras: This is why we can't have nice things.
A drone could damage or take down a plane, its deadly dangerous. All so some jackass with no respect for rules can put pretty pictures in his website. Throw him in jail, fine him heavily and crush his toys. Fire fighting is dangerous and dam expensive.

To Lee Jay...

Although it's not common, birds can bring down planes; it has happened and there has been loss of life. The worst case was in 1960 when an Easter Airlines flight crashed into Boston harbor after running into a flock of starlings; 62 people died. If a Canada goose for example got sucked into the engine of a small passenger plane during the critical moments just after take-off or just before landing, then a crash would be very possible.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 21:58 UTC

Too many drone owners think they have rights but not responsibilities. At every entrance to Death Valley National Park there are signs telling people it is not permitted to fly drones in the park and yet when I was there for a week in January I saw a number of people flying drones, including one right at Zabriski Point. These selfish people are going to ruin the experience for everyone else. At some point one of these idiots will accidentally bring down a passenger plane and then drones will be outlawed for private use.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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dennis tennis: I'm confused. People are complaining for two reasons.

1: The majority of complainers are complaining because a free software will no longer be supported. So, are you entitled to have all of your software not only free but be supported forever?

2: The minority (and with reason to be bitter), they purchased "some" of the suites and once Google bought it and made it free, it was good for awhile but no longer. Are you disapointed in Google or in the original developers of Nik? They were the one who sold it to Google.

Once a software is free, you should expect that it will be a: not supported or b: not well supported.

If you give a person one free lunch, does it mean that you are expected to feed them forever? I guess many people here do believe in such a thing.

"Complaining"? I think "expressing disappointment" would be a better way to put it and that seems reasonable to me whether the software is free or not.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: People need apps to remind them when the sun sets and where the milky way shines?

This really is a sad indictment on humans in the digital age.

I take your point. I remember a couple of friends arguing a few years ago about whether the moon waxes and wanes from left to right or right to left and thinking at the time that not that long ago any 10 year old would have know the answer to that from personal observation.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
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Kona Mike: I'll bet Adobe will NEVER lower a subscription price because of 'fluctuating foreign exchange rates'

As a Canadian subscriber I see my monthly charge vary from month to month depending entirely on the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar. Sometimes it goes up and sometimes it goes down.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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Steve in GA: So, are the comments below representative of what we can expect whenever a DPR subject even lightly touches on politics?

If so, perhaps DPR should remember that Internet anonymity allows and encourages extreme vitriol in comments. Maybe it would be better for DPR to confine its articles to photography, and leave politics for CNN and FOX.

To captura: What WILL make it like Nazi Germany is people being afraid to speak out. If we do that we'll be as much responsible as anyone else for whatever comes next. That's what it means to live in a democracy. We are responsible for what our governments do. We have both the right and the duty to make our views known if our representatives are enacting policies with which we disagree because they do so in our name.

And for that matter, if the new administration wants to go after anyone and everyone who has ever posted something negative about the next President, they won't have time to do much else.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
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Steve in GA: So, are the comments below representative of what we can expect whenever a DPR subject even lightly touches on politics?

If so, perhaps DPR should remember that Internet anonymity allows and encourages extreme vitriol in comments. Maybe it would be better for DPR to confine its articles to photography, and leave politics for CNN and FOX.

So are you saying that because the event is Trump's inauguration, the Nikon 360 broadcast, which certainly seems to be what the DPR story is about, should be censored?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
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Stollen1234: this will be fantastic event..you will be proud watching this..its a great event.. Nikon will also be fantastic..they are doing great and they promise to create more jobs in the USA . grea fantastic guys at NIKON. did i mention Fantastic Great And proud hahaha

For MikeFL: i'm pretty sure Stollen1234 was being sarcastic.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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Diswantsho: On my Windows 10 machine I get an error message when I select "Show Focus point". The error message is
"An internal error has occurred: Couldn't open file <path to image>-metadata.txt"

There is no such file on my disk as my Lightroom metadata are stored in *.xmp files, not in *-metadata.TXT files.

I assume there probably is an extra dependency (e.g. on exiftool or something) that I also need to set up... ?

Also, making a keyboard short-cut to use instead of navigating the LR menu would be very convenient.

Please ignore my previous response to your message. I'm not using this new plugin; I'm using "Show Focus Points".

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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ppage: Just tried it and it works very well for my Canon 70D (using Lightroom CC on Windows 8.1). In the panel on my right, in addition to the usual information about the camera and lens used, and exposure information, it gives me a lot of information about focusing modes, distance to subject, etc. And in that information I see "Total number of AF points: 31. Valid AV points: 19". The 70D only has 19 autofocus point, so does this mean the 70D actually has 31 autofocus points and that Canon has disabled 12 of them for marketing reasons?

Please ignore this message. While reading about the plugin last night I saved the link mentioned by someone else to "Show Focus Points" and that's what I installed... and I'm obviously pretty happy with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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Diswantsho: On my Windows 10 machine I get an error message when I select "Show Focus point". The error message is
"An internal error has occurred: Couldn't open file <path to image>-metadata.txt"

There is no such file on my disk as my Lightroom metadata are stored in *.xmp files, not in *-metadata.TXT files.

I assume there probably is an extra dependency (e.g. on exiftool or something) that I also need to set up... ?

Also, making a keyboard short-cut to use instead of navigating the LR menu would be very convenient.

I've also configured LR to store metadata in xmp files. The plug-in works very well on my Windows 8.1 machine with a photo that I have just imported to LR and not developed, so I don't even have an xmp file for it yet. I've been testing the plug-in for the last couple of hours and have noticed that I will sometimes get an error message about not being able to open a file, but if I close the plugin and try it again immediately on the same image, it works.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:17 UTC

Just tried it and it works very well for my Canon 70D (using Lightroom CC on Windows 8.1). In the panel on my right, in addition to the usual information about the camera and lens used, and exposure information, it gives me a lot of information about focusing modes, distance to subject, etc. And in that information I see "Total number of AF points: 31. Valid AV points: 19". The 70D only has 19 autofocus point, so does this mean the 70D actually has 31 autofocus points and that Canon has disabled 12 of them for marketing reasons?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

What about disabling texting from behind the wheel of a car? Now THAT would be very socially responsible!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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John _ Finn: An Irish photographer has tweeted that the update has disabled his Nik software plugins. Has anyone else had problems?

The Plug-ins folder for the previous version of Photoshop was not deleted by this upgrade. I got Topaz Denoise working again just by dragging the shortcuts in that folder to the Plug-ins folder for new version... after which I just deleted the last version of Photoshop from my hard drive.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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rrccad: I'm starting to think that it's either dpreview or that photographers on the whole are turning into crotchety old geezers that bitch whine and moan about everything. heck half of them can't seem to carry anything over 1lb, and I'm sure soon that will be subbed with a cane the way some are going on.

all of which makes me scared :/

a cool tool - and now we'll be swamped with overdone simulated fog images ;)

(however I have to admit, I can think of a few photos i want to try adding haze to just to see how they look).

My sub for LR/PS is around 9.95 per month. LR is a rather useless for me (can't handle IR RAW's and can't handle Sigma), but 10/month for PS with continual upgrades? did you ever see the sticker price of PS before?

if you can't afford it, really, leave your sniffling somewhere else.

it's getting pretty nauseating.

Shhhhhh... I agree, it's a great deal for $9.95/mo, but let's not let Adobe find out or they might raise it. I'm not sure what my cut-off point might be but I know I'll will have one. It's not the price of any single item that will cause the problem so much as the cumulative nickel-and-diming by everyone.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On article Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography (155 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: SAFETY (or lack of it) is the one word that springs to mind. I would like drones only to be legal if they have propeller guards fitted.

Spinning props make a nasty mess of the face. I can not believe that companies sell drones without them. I hope the manufacturers of 'guardless' ones do get sued.

PS. I am all for drones, they are a great idea, but choose safety, else all sorts of stupid laws will be forced on us (as if we haven't got enough restrictive laws as it is.).

There is another aspect to safety that needs to be considered. Last week someone who didn't know any better used a drone to take a video of a passenger jet landing at the airport in Vancouver. I think we can all appreciate the consequences if a drone got sucked into an engine. The RCMP are planning to lay charges if they can identify the person.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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