saiko

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Shiranai: "New light user interface option"
They'd rather make a "professional interface option".
The UI looks still like MS-paint with these colorful kiddy icons. Even more so with that light interface.

Sound like a troll.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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saiko: Adobe's stranglehold has to end.
Google should dump some money to create free and open source alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Indesign and put Adobe out of it's misery.

@graybalanced Well, Google does fund open source project regularly (pls look up Google Summer of Code). They are a giant corporation and like all other corporations they look at their own interests. I am not saying Google's massive influence/control over our lives don't scare me - but one can't ignore the good things it has done. And if anyone can take Adobe to task it's Google given their background and history.

Look at Google fonts - they hired the some of the best typographers to design fonts and made them free and open source - anyone can use them, even for commercial projects. It has broken the monopoly of Type Foundries (including Adobe) for decent quality fonts. They bought Sketchup and NIK and made them available for everyone for free. And don't forget Android - it also had a very similar history.

(By the way, Apple also hates Adobe and they have billions of dollars just sitting in bank, but they are too miserly to do it)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:14 UTC

What would happen to Snapseed now?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: My last purchase from them was my upgrade to CS6. I refuse to subscribe to software.

Adobe's stranglehold has run its course - it has to end now.
Google should dump some money to create free and open source alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Indesign and put Adobe out of it's misery.

If not google someone else would do it. https://www.fastcodesign.com/90147212/uh-oh-invisions-free-new-tool-wants-to-kill-sketch-adobe-and-framer

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:36 UTC

Adobe's stranglehold has to end.
Google should dump some money to create free and open source alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Indesign and put Adobe out of it's misery.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 165th comment | 5 replies
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yanisha: If someone can come up with a program that competes with Lightroom and has the 3 basic functions (raw processor, non-destructive editor, simple DAM) *AND* can import a Lightroom catalog *including* all the edits then that would be a real winner. I have over 100k photos in my Lightroom catalog and about 40k have edits. I go back from time to time to make tweaks to earlier edits. I am loath to lose years of editing work. Saving them as TIFF files with the edits baked in is not a reasonable option since the ability to adjust the edits done previously is lost and also a 16-bit TIFF file is usually 3-4 times larger than the original RAW file. And for JPEG originals the increase in size is much larger.

Darktable just released official Windows (pre-release) version.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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multisystem: The best part about Elements is you can use it to as a plug-in host for Nik. If a version ever stops working with Nik then buh-bye.

You get affinity for 50 USD - it's almost like full fledged Photoshop and can be used with Nik also. Much better deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)

Visually the iPhone X looks hideously unresolved when
compared to Galaxy S 8.

So many things look half baked that it doesn't look like apple at all! esp from the front.
Such a shame...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
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falconeyes: Affinity Photo, and now Pixelmator Pro. While CC has become an almost static target (per this sneak preview) easy to hit. Air is getting thinner for Adobe every month. As it appears they lost all their innovative force in the engineering department.

Chris2210 : I can totally relate to your situation as I am also stuck with CS6 and now bought a few Affinity licenses for my small organization.

In some other fields there are very high quality free or even open source software are starting to appear (look at Black Magic Design's offering). But unfortunately there is no real competition (sans Affinity ) to challenge Adobe.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:32 UTC

beautifully bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:59 UTC as 6th comment
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falconeyes: Is it the 10.5" iPad Pro which creates the kind of pressure to make this kind of announcement this early?

Anyway, the 120 Hz iPad Pro with Apple Pencil was the first device I tried where drawing actually started to feel like the real thing, pen and paper. So, this is why I am wondering ...

Very true.
Many now believe that pressure sensitive pens were pioneered by Apple! Little do they know that there are far superior tech available for almost two decades that doesn't even need battery in the pen.

Wacom used the best possible display available during its release for each CIntiqs. The displays that are with such thin glass cover directly pasted on top of the LCD without any gap were not available until recently - that's why parallax on the older Cintiqs is so high.

Despite their high price, I have seen way too many Cintiqs with faulty screens - and repairing them is so prohibitively expensive that they just sit there in the studio as a showpiece. That's why I prefer their gotten used to the Intuos tablets.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
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falconeyes: Is it the 10.5" iPad Pro which creates the kind of pressure to make this kind of announcement this early?

Anyway, the 120 Hz iPad Pro with Apple Pencil was the first device I tried where drawing actually started to feel like the real thing, pen and paper. So, this is why I am wondering ...

In my experience even decade old Wacom tablets are quite responsive.
I don't think responsiveness was a ever problem with Wacom on a decent PC.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 06:45 UTC
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MarioV: "Polar bear attacked their camp", but quickly made a nice rug. Whales no doubt attacked too.. and I'm sure dolphins probably attacked too.

Overdone color grading ruined the realism.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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Samb15: I am afraid you are treading on dangerous territory of getting political. Whether intentional or not, the article seems to be an endorsement of the photographer's perspective. Some folks may agree with it and others may not.

A photography review site, if covering this, should look at the technology with the rest being neutral. A headline such as "Photographer uses 'antique' style photos to make his point", showing a less politically-charged picture as the lead image would be appropriate. Saying that Mr. Balkowitsch wishes to illustrate his view of issues affecting the Dakota Indian Tribe would be okay, because it is true and not taking a position.

We have become too polarized and everyone seems to be jumping in on it. In a wold of complaints about "leftist Hollywood", "greedy corporations", "New York values", "big pharma", etc, can we please have a site that just sticks to its subject matter without preaching anything at us? DPR should be for everyone who likes photography!

JohnBaker: I also hate the regressive left as much as you do.
But that doesn't change the irrefutable historical facts about the European invaders... and it's not unique to America - look up the history of Australia and how the European invaders subjugated and almost completely destroyed the native people there.
And I am not saying all American and Australians should be blamed for what their ancestors did but we shouldn't live in denial and whitewash the history.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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Samb15: I am afraid you are treading on dangerous territory of getting political. Whether intentional or not, the article seems to be an endorsement of the photographer's perspective. Some folks may agree with it and others may not.

A photography review site, if covering this, should look at the technology with the rest being neutral. A headline such as "Photographer uses 'antique' style photos to make his point", showing a less politically-charged picture as the lead image would be appropriate. Saying that Mr. Balkowitsch wishes to illustrate his view of issues affecting the Dakota Indian Tribe would be okay, because it is true and not taking a position.

We have become too polarized and everyone seems to be jumping in on it. In a wold of complaints about "leftist Hollywood", "greedy corporations", "New York values", "big pharma", etc, can we please have a site that just sticks to its subject matter without preaching anything at us? DPR should be for everyone who likes photography!

Owlguy: Almost the entire native American population is wiped out by systematic genocide by the European invaders and you are saying 'Victimization when there weren't any'. Wow!!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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ogl: where can we see the picture from this camera?

On his website there are some examples.
Check here: http://paulkohlhaussen.com/3d-printed-camera/

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 07:34 UTC

why is it so big?!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

wow! that's really hideous looking product!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 5th comment
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lbpix: Your heart bleeds for them, only making record profits in excess of 5 billion in 2016.
We badly need a decent substitute for Lightroom.

Unfortunately it's not available for Windows.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:25 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)
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saiko: Adobe Photoshop needs a competitor like Blackmagic Fusion or DaVinci Resolve .... top notch software for free for most basics requirements. If you need specialized production feature you pay for it.

Maybe then Adobe will bring back perpetual licenses again.

Yes Merkaba, it's not friendly for many because they are used to Photoshop UI. I can understand and I have been trying to replace Photoshop with Affinity Photo and although Affinity Photo is really good it's taking time for me to get used to it.... as I have been using Photoshop for 17 years.

Lot of people swore by Aftereffect as it was more like Photoshop for video - but now most advanced users are going for node based editors such as Nuke and Fusion... if you see with an open mind may be node based solutions can be great for still photo editing as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:49 UTC
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