saiko

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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 22nd 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 29th 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
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)

-posted by mistake. deleting.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 18th comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: Dear Apple, you've made a serious error. Release a standard iP7 with dual lenses immediately. I will not carry around a phudding phablet.
Please vote below.

LG and few Chinese phone makers have been making dual lens phones for quite some time. Apple is finally catching up.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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beavertown: Is it just me? I can see an iconic Nokia Lumia design phone replaced with a Sony logo???

It looks like Xiaomi Mi3.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (75 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: That last picture is actually really good. The IQ is also good enough for only screen size. If you enlarge it to 1:1 it looks very blury.

True. I used it for some time and the colors were quite okay for my taste - not punchy at all....

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (75 comments in total)

I bought one - mainly for it's unique design and the F16 inspired interface. It worked fine for sometime - before the flash stopped folding in - I guess it was a design flaw because I say another NV10 with the same issue.

After few years a few dark spots (dead pixel clusters) appeared on the display... I wish Samsung had done better quality control for such a beautiful camera.

I am surprised that DPR featured another camera that I owned after last weeks Olympus MjuII !!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 16:27 UTC as 44th comment
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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nwcs: Given their terrible Comcast-like customer service and the fact they let major bugs go unfixed for 2 months (so you're paying for the latest but don't get it) and the general sprawl of Photoshop I gave up on them. I'm not entirely opposed to the subscription model but they really should let you keep the last version if you've paid subscription for at least a year.

In any case, I'm slowly letting my Photoshop knowledge rot in favor of Affinity Photo. It's a paradigm shift but it's worth it.

Not only that - their support is known to confuse people with misinformation... once someone from Adobe support told me that the Individual License (not Student or Teacher's license) of CS6 can't be used for any commercial purpose - and should only be used to open and view files!!

I've kept some screenshots of that conversation for record.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I think any 2nd grader can draw up a nicer looking camera, you just gotta keep the orange crayon away from him that's all

Form wise it's quite refined.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (54 comments in total)

Leica is badly in need of money or what?!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 17:28 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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