Timur Born

Timur Born

Lives in Germany Germany
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Timur Born: So this is what Adobe's coders are busy with. Fine. So it will take some more time until Lightroom learns better multi-threading to make full use of modern hardware. Good to know.

Well, we do know that Lightroom is taking its time (for some time already) to arrive in a world of modern multi-core hardware. You can buy that monster 18-core Skylake-X CPU for the price of a small car and it will do very little to nothing for you in Lightroom.

Still have a hard time getting over the fact that face recognition is a single-threaded plugin in Lightroom. Years later we still are waiting for improvements on the multi-core front while the mobile and now cloud Lightroom apps are developed by coders that could improve the desktop app instead.

Digital stone-ages on far too many fronts.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 23:49 UTC
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Timur Born: So this is what Adobe's coders are busy with. Fine. So it will take some more time until Lightroom learns better multi-threading to make full use of modern hardware. Good to know.

My judgement is mostly based on the fact that Lightroom has not seen a major update for some time and even the last major version did not bring multi-threading up to modern standard when it was overdue.

I understand that this is a big step. I also understand that you need man-power to get it done in a timely manner. Since the "timely manner" is not given I assume that man-power is spread to thin on other projects.

If this is not true then Adobe intentionally keeps us hanging for quite some time now. Believe me when I state that the latter would be even less welcome than the former assumption. :P

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

So this is what Adobe's coders are busy with. Fine. So it will take some more time until Lightroom learns better multi-threading to make full use of modern hardware. Good to know.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:00 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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capeminiol: 2015? Only 2 years late!

There has been some feature additions, but mostly these are camera + lens updates.

We are still waiting for a major overhaul that gets Lightroom ready for modern hardware. Hardware which was already widely available in 2015 and earlier.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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Timur Born: Sorry, but I have to disagree with what Barney wrote about "constant updates" as answer about LR 2015 getting long in the tooth. The biggest chunk of my subscription money was an investment in Lightroom's desktop version, instead I get the mobile version being overhauled with new features every few months.

My 8 core / 16 thread CPU is massively unchallenged by LR, which still is heavily relying on single threaded mechanisms. Who at Adobe had the idea to implement face-detection as a single thread plugin? Why do we need to wait for tasks to finish while our hardware isn't even half utilized?

Don't just feed us camera profiles, improve the underlying engine!

I keep watching since 2015. :P

Seems like they have enough programmers free to work on the mobile versions. This is nice and good for mobile users, but does nothing for us desktop users who want more performance over more mobility.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

Sorry, but I have to disagree with what Barney wrote about "constant updates" as answer about LR 2015 getting long in the tooth. The biggest chunk of my subscription money was an investment in Lightroom's desktop version, instead I get the mobile version being overhauled with new features every few months.

My 8 core / 16 thread CPU is massively unchallenged by LR, which still is heavily relying on single threaded mechanisms. Who at Adobe had the idea to implement face-detection as a single thread plugin? Why do we need to wait for tasks to finish while our hardware isn't even half utilized?

Don't just feed us camera profiles, improve the underlying engine!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
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sunnycal: Can someone remind Adobe Lightroom team that this is 2017 now. We have been paying monthly subscription for the privilege of using a two+ year old product!

Is that why subscription model was put in place?

Wp

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:31 UTC

Problem is that my desktop subscription keeps paying for mobile versions being developed while the desktop gets neglected.

Every time I use Lightroom's face-recognition on my 8 core / 16 threads behemoth I am reminded that the desktop version is aeons old tech, aka using only a single of my cores while letting me wait and wait and wait.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Has the focus motor been improved to not cause sensor noise bands on Nikon cameras (high ISO) when the motor moves?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 31st comment
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gonzalu: Geesh, how dangerous is it to take pictures on Safari? Ever gone to Antartica on a photo expedition? Likely dangerous. How about climbing Everest?

I cross the street in NYC every day. Not dead yet. I stand on an open platform on the NYC subway every day. Now THAT is far more dangerous.

Can we just dial back the anxiety a bit? Thank you!

Yeah, and dead bodies lying around are already counted as part of the "environmental and waste" problem around Mt. Everest. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 14:20 UTC

In 2015 Deutsche Bahn even spent money on a video campaign. One reason being 147 people dying on railways in 2014, including kids doing selfies or kids climbing around poles and trains.

https://youtu.be/N8Zwf3dol_c

In the comments of that video some German train-drivers post their experiences.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:50 UTC as 34th comment
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Jim Evidon: It's a good image. Train tracks are hazardous? Of course they are. Perhaps we should start criticizing war correspondents and photojournalists for exposing themselves to shell fire. Maybe matadors should stop exposing themselves to the bull. Methinks there is a little too much PC going about.

I can tell you that much: During the last years in Germany we had *several* cases of young girls (usually between 15 - 17) dying while doing private photos on railways. Usually in some "best friends forever" fashion where the aesthetics of a "beautiful" railway image was preferred to the boring background of a home-garden. Kids are easily impressed by such aesthetics, even more so when "A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration" promotes them in a positive light (pun intended).

In 2015 Deutsche Bahn even spent money on a video campaign. One reason being 147 people dying on railways in 2014, including kids doing selfies.

https://youtu.be/N8Zwf3dol_c

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
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fatdeeman: Infinitely safer than standing in any road, as long as you have common sense.

Not saying it was a good idea to publish it but if you're stupid enough to let a vehicle that has all the predictability of something running on fixed rails and that can be heard from a mile away then I think that says more about you.

But, but... National Geographic shows us that it's okay to take cool snapshots on railways. And I mean, they are a serious institution calling themselves "A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration". If they tell us it's ok, then it surely is ok?!

Those liberal (as in "liberation"?) trolls just want to turn us into dispirited and obedient sheep with they stupid talk about dangers. Oh wait, or wasn't that the other side who tries to fan fear to gain more control over the masses? Now I am confused...

Or maybe National Geographic just needs to put a sub-text under their more adventurous images: "Do not try at home!" ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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gonzalu: Geesh, how dangerous is it to take pictures on Safari? Ever gone to Antartica on a photo expedition? Likely dangerous. How about climbing Everest?

I cross the street in NYC every day. Not dead yet. I stand on an open platform on the NYC subway every day. Now THAT is far more dangerous.

Can we just dial back the anxiety a bit? Thank you!

I also didn't see any actual kids being run over by cars. For some inexplicable reason I still tell my kids that it's not okay to just run over the street without looking, even when they see other kids do it. Must be based on the same phoniness that makes me put away medications where they hopefully cannot reach them too easily. Very likely, because I have never seen actual kids swallow those. Yep, definitively phony.

On the other hand I let them climb stuff and tell them not to be sissies for negligible reasons. Hm, must be that "keep a balance" kind of thing where you try not to be one or the other extreme.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It's a good image. Train tracks are hazardous? Of course they are. Perhaps we should start criticizing war correspondents and photojournalists for exposing themselves to shell fire. Maybe matadors should stop exposing themselves to the bull. Methinks there is a little too much PC going about.

Well, you do realize that the critique is not about the image itself, but about the role-model being presented. Some people have a problem with their kids (and adults with kid brain power) to be told by National Geographic that this is a normal thing to do.

"Hey, you get great photos out of this. Go and try it yourself. Blame yourself if you get run-over, we are not responsible for that. Thank you very much."

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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gonzalu: Geesh, how dangerous is it to take pictures on Safari? Ever gone to Antartica on a photo expedition? Likely dangerous. How about climbing Everest?

I cross the street in NYC every day. Not dead yet. I stand on an open platform on the NYC subway every day. Now THAT is far more dangerous.

Can we just dial back the anxiety a bit? Thank you!

Erm, no. I will try to keep stupid people and kids from following a trend like sheep. That doesn't mean I discourage the courageous from stepping out of the norm. I may discourage trend media from declaring every brave stupidity out there as norm to follow, though.

But since we are now down to the level of personal discrediting the basis for reasonable discussion has already been left.

By the way: Every nutjob getting themselves killed for profane indulgence is one person less to compete with for limited natural resources. So go along. Meanwhile I will try to teach my kids to be courageous and innovative without getting killed by following short-lived social media hypes just for the sake of it. Most photos coming out of that experience are rather bland anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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gonzalu: Geesh, how dangerous is it to take pictures on Safari? Ever gone to Antartica on a photo expedition? Likely dangerous. How about climbing Everest?

I cross the street in NYC every day. Not dead yet. I stand on an open platform on the NYC subway every day. Now THAT is far more dangerous.

Can we just dial back the anxiety a bit? Thank you!

Without any preparations it takes me a 5 minute walk to risk my life on an active train track for the sole gain of posting a selfie on some social media outlet.

Now let's go on a Safari or Antarctica on a whim. Meet me there in 10 minutes or so to take a group selfie? Assuming that you really start preparations for that trip now and manage to get there within 1-2 weeks, you would likely only meet other people as properly prepared and conscious about the dangers as yourself.

And why do you stand on that subway platform, why not on the tracks? I mean, you would hear the train soon enough to jump to the side, wouldn't you. And you could take many cool selfies with the people standing around you. Go take some risk for the fun of it. Don't be wimpy, dial back the anxiety.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It's a good image. Train tracks are hazardous? Of course they are. Perhaps we should start criticizing war correspondents and photojournalists for exposing themselves to shell fire. Maybe matadors should stop exposing themselves to the bull. Methinks there is a little too much PC going about.

War correspondents don't inspire kids to go to war zones for doing selfies. It is a question of "obstacles" people have to overcome when they try to copy an activity. Putting your *ss at high danger on an active railroad track is easy, even for school kids, going to war or a bull fight is not.

It is also a question of what you promote as "normal" recreational activities over broadly receives channels.

That is not even taking into account legal concerns about walking around on high speed transportation facilities.

And train drivers also really do not like running people to death while on their work shift. Show some respect to their profession.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
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Timur Born: So the optics are good, but in the past I wasn't convinced by the mechanics and electronics of Tamron lenses. It's 1000 EUR less than the Nikon, but only 80 EUR less than the Canon. So it seems like a good idea to wait for prices to come down a bit anyway.

Amazon Germany is selling the Canon L for EUR 1.718,00. It's out of stock, though.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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Timur Born: So the optics are good, but in the past I wasn't convinced by the mechanics and electronics of Tamron lenses. It's 1000 EUR less than the Nikon, but only 80 EUR less than the Canon. So it seems like a good idea to wait for prices to come down a bit anyway.

Unfortunately I am a Nikon user. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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