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On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (352 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: Where is Capture NX2?

Slowly and sadly wandering off down the road of poorly supported, inconsistently upgraded, illogically thought out software.

In short, in Nikon's clutches - which is a very bad place for a piece of software to be.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1841 comments in total)
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photo_rb: Maybe dpreview should do a poll to try and separate the rage. Is it the subscription model or is it the pricing. For me it is the pricing because I think Adobe should be able to charge less rather than more by streamlining their services.

Having said that, just to take a devil's advocate approach, $20 is about what I spent on a 36 exp. roll of Velvia after processing in the old days.

Andre: you have 99 - 180 days to find a decent Internet connection before the software goes belly up. I suspect you're not going that remote....

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview (311 comments in total)
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Haider: 24MP is useless for TV slideshows, 8x10 or A3 prints. You'd rather just have bigger photosites to give you even better DR and low-light/available light performance. The lens required to make big enough prints for 24MP ain't in the price range of the camera body purchasers???

OK, then why does the D800, with a small pixel pitch of 4.88 um has more DR than pretty much any camera available?

This argument might have made sense a couple of years ago, it doesn't ring true now. Just look at the numbers instead of the half baked theory.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:03 UTC
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RBudding: VR? Who would want to hand hold that thing? It belongs on a gimbal head.

Some occasions? /Every single/ Nikon telephoto I own (and I collect them as sort of a hobby) has a third party collar.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: My D700 and D7000 and D300 and D5000 and Samsung TL500 can do the same thing.

'Felt' a DNG? Now you're getting all artsy on us. Of course, looking at a Flash gallery of pictures on a random LCD monitor doesn't quite give you the reproductive impact of a large print in person, but given the fact that most of us have seen lots of monitor images AND prints and understand the differences, I have to agree with Nikonworks and others - I'm underwhelmed. I can take images every bit as detailed, with the same or higher contrast, better tone and range with any modern DSLR and Photoshop.

I'm sure the Leica aficionados will flock to this camera. The rest of us, not so much.

Now, if Nikon did this ....

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:28 UTC
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RichardBalonglong: Before, it was phone with camera... Now, it's camera with phone...

Especially for a camera that ISN'T a phone. Or really a camera.

It's basically an iPod Touch with a better (perhaps) camera.

But it does have more megapixels than my D700 so it' has to be better.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 16:43 UTC
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
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Laszlo Podor: Well, I am not surprised after they stopped supporting Camera Raw for CS4 when they released CS5.

Adobe could win quite a bit of support back by either allowing ACR to update on older versions of Photoshop or go back to what they did in the beginning - keep it a separate, inexpensive program that can be upgraded without taking PS with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 00:00 UTC
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
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Sascha Rheker: What is even worse is Adobes ridiculous policy that you have to deactivate your lincense to be able to install another copy on another computer. Or even on a replacement HDD in the very same computer.

I'll never forget the day when my notebook HDD died on a friday afternoon. 1700 CET.

I had a spare drive and all the software CDs and DVDs to fix this.

But guess what: Of course the HDD didn't deactivate the Photoshop installation before going south, so I had to wait till monday to reach someone at Adobe to deactivate this crap from their end.

And of course, someone who didn't buy Photoshop but who uses a cracked version, will never encounter this problem.

Thank you Adobe!

While I like to whine about Adobe as much as anyone (and I think Adobe in the Cloud is just a bunch of wet vapor), I think you were doing something wrong.

About two months ago, I upgraded MacBooks - cloned the old drive contents onto the new one. When I fired up Photoshop, it wanted to reactivate but managed to do so without having to contact anyone. I did subsequently deactivate the old HDD but I think you have a 30 day trial period in the interim.

It was a pleasant surprise as I figured I would again have to be dealing with what passes for Adobe support these days. Perhaps there is some home for the dinosaur.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:57 UTC

How does this handle RAW files? DNG?

This looks *awfully* basic. Crop / rotate / a few adjustments. No layers. So as someone who has 'thousands' of files carefully backup up on various hard drives I don't see the attraction. It's not as if I just suddenly get the hankering to edit a 5 year old picture while sitting in the cafe with my iPhone.

I might be interested in a service that cataloged those thousands of pics so I could show them to someone in the cafe, but my Flikr feed does pretty much that for my developed files.

So, for 'advanced users' there isn't much. For 'mainstream' users, well, good luck with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 17:16 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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