saiko

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why is it so big?!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

wow! that's really hideous looking product!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 2nd 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 (351 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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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.

lbpix - Yes, Affinity photo is more like Photoshop, Affinity Designer is like Illustrator. And they are in the process of making Indesign and Lightroom substitute also.... These are the only Adobe program I use - so getting as substitute suite would be great.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
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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.

Isn't Affinity bringing a Lightroom like software?
They did mention it few times but I don't hear about it much anymore.
I am also eagerly waiting for it, so that I can leave Adobe for good.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:51 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

Interesting interchangeable handgrip feature!
Pentax is always doing something new and innovative in their cameras unlike Canon and Nikon....

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 44th comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)

I have been waiting for the Adjustment Layer feature for years - is it going ever going to come to GIMP?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 5th comment
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grey pilgrim: Another Ditto on the zero interest in the subscription model. Really interested in the App since I have a iPad Pro and pencil, but I will fight all the way to the end against the subscription model.

I'm actively researching Lightroom alternatives, assuming Adobe is going to forget their "promises" sooner or later about Lightroom continuing to offer a non subscription version.

I read that Serif Affinity is coming up with a Lightroom replacement - given their Affinity Designer and Photo - I am sure it will be a great program. Really looking forward to its release soon.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:27 UTC

Great day for Mac users...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 05:53 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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razadaz: A lot of critical reviews here from people who don’t seem to want to see the positive aspects of this program. Remember this is the first version of a program and it is being compared to Photoshop that has been in development for over 20 years. The program is still in development and features are being added all the time. No, it can’t make toast, change light bulbs, or fix your car, but there is a great deal it can do.

It's almost unbelievable how much it can do for such a price!
I have never seen anything similar in terms of value of money.
(Except Blender 3D - which comes in non commercial and open source category)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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Ole Moller: Does the tools work i 16 bit? Very importent.

Looks like it does.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 11:22 UTC

I have still been using CS6 and to avoid the regressive subscription based CC.

Was eagerly waiting for a worthy alternative to the monopolistic giant we have now in the 2D graphics field. Perhaps this is it. Hope they bring similar alternative to Indesign and Lightroom and there are many more companies like Serif the create a healthy and competitive ecosystem.

Just hope Adobe don't buy them off and destroy it (like they did to Macromedia 2005) and live up to their name (Adobe ranked no. 5 on a list of Internet’s 9 Most Hated Companies).

If you try Affinity it and don't like it as it's not exactly same as Adobe - try to remember how much time you needed to spend to get used to with Adobe - that will help you to give it a fair chance.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 00:20 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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saiko: Great app! Have been testing the Windows Beta - and just bought it today.

Does anyone know if Google Nik Collection plugins can be used with with Affinity Photo on Windows 10 like Gimp?

What kind of problem. Could you please explain little bit more?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
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Timj351: This looks like a very promising program. Can anyone comment on its noise reduction capabilities? I use 1 inch and smaller sensors in my cameras so good noise reduction for the RAW files is very important to me.

You can use Google Nik Collection plugins now with this new version. It has a very nice noise reduction plugin.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 23:41 UTC

Great app! Have been testing the Windows Beta - and just bought it today.

Does anyone know if Google Nik Collection plugins can be used with with Affinity Photo on Windows 10 like Gimp?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies

The current lineup of MyPassport Drives are quite nice - well designed and understated - yet it leaves an impression due to it's consistence design language. I have bought at least 10 of them.

Looks like Fuseproject ruined the lineup - most Fuseporject designs are based on same cookie cutter pattern irrespective of the product (They designed the overpriced and awful jawbone activity trackers with similar pattern) ...

Truely hope WD doesn't replace it's current lineup with this overdone eyesore. They can sell it in MoMA as some special edition for an extra premium.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (55 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: It looks like a Leica body.....should be named "Young Copiers".........YC.....

More close to Samsung NV 10 than any Leica - look it up.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)

I like Samyang for bringing affordable yet high quality lenses for the masses.
But sad to see that these lenses are a ripoff of Zeiss Batis Lenses!
They could have easily invested for an original Samyang design.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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