Bobthearch

Bobthearch

Lives in United States Raton, NM, United States
Works as a Technician
Has a website at http://ratonphotos.com/
Joined on Dec 30, 2009

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On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (33 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: Fixed focal length and fixed aperture combined with a tiny sensor... not my idea of "serious".
Yet another cell phone with a super wide angle lens that can't take photos of anything in the near-range without horrible distortion? Please, in the name of all that is holy, STOP using cell phones for closeup "selfies". Ugh!

Either this person was badly mangled and misshapen by an industrial accident, this person is actually an alien, or this is a horrifically bad camera for this type of photo.

http://4.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~TC4x3S590x0~articles/5363876277/features/front3.jpeg

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (33 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: Fixed focal length and fixed aperture combined with a tiny sensor... not my idea of "serious".
Yet another cell phone with a super wide angle lens that can't take photos of anything in the near-range without horrible distortion? Please, in the name of all that is holy, STOP using cell phones for closeup "selfies". Ugh!

All of the Magnum photographers use the same single focal length for everything? I doubt that. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (33 comments in total)

Fixed focal length and fixed aperture combined with a tiny sensor... not my idea of "serious".
Yet another cell phone with a super wide angle lens that can't take photos of anything in the near-range without horrible distortion? Please, in the name of all that is holy, STOP using cell phones for closeup "selfies". Ugh!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies

Is it safe to guess that most wedding photographers would rather be out taking photos of something interesting?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 19th comment
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(unknown member): Usually if we are not the customer than we are a part of the product, so what is Google's catch in buying Nik and then giving it away to everyone for free?

It's more likely that Nik Collection contained some copyrighted source code that Google wanted for something else, such as their Android OS. The desired code/IP is stripped for future use while the actual consumer products are abandoned.
You never know though.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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Nothing new: It seems that someone goofed here. According to the nik site and Google it is free for 14 days only. The purchase price is $150.

Because the free release is so recent and reported by DP Review so quickly, there are still many online references to the old pricing. Even some Google-owned pages may not be updated yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
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(unknown member): Usually if we are not the customer than we are a part of the product, so what is Google's catch in buying Nik and then giving it away to everyone for free?

"what is Google's catch in buying Nik and then giving it away to everyone for free?"

They wanted something that Nik Software had. Patents? Other IP, technology, or code? Employees?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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Snaaks: Downloaded it. Very nice. Thank you Google. The new reality anno 2016. Buying up software companies , then after a change of strategy , a product becomes out-of-focus, and is given away for free.
Anyway, I like it but I hope nobody paid 149 dollars for it last month.

I don't think Google was ever interested in Nik Collection but was happy to continue selling it as long as it didn't require any new investment or effort on their part.
My guess, Google bought Nik Software for some other reason. Patents and other IP, employees, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
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justmeMN: A "time cost" is learning how to use discontinued software that won't work on your next computer.

(I currently use a Win7 computer, and the NIK software doesn't officially support Win10.)

My guess, Google hasn't made any significant investment into developing Nik Collection in some time. So they haven't fully tested Nik Collection with newer operating systems, not enough at least to promise compatibility.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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naththo: I find Onone HDR in software much better than Nik software unfortunately cos the Nik one the HDR looks flat and bland. The Onone looks better, HDR at natural, still have nice saturation and shadow still at depth. And of course does recover highlight very well. I have Onone free edition version 9 atm and it does fit 4K monitor better than what Nik came with.

You can stack and merge photos using layers in OnOne, and you can use filters and effects to create images that resemble overdone HDR.
But I don't believe OnOne can produce actual HDR images from multiple differently-exposed photographed. It also lacks two functions that are basic to most HDR softwares: image alignment and anti-ghosting.
If OnOne had an actual HDR application integrated into it's suite, one as nice as NikSoft's HDR plug-in, I would love OnOne even more.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
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Nothing new: It seems that someone goofed here. According to the nik site and Google it is free for 14 days only. The purchase price is $150.

Here is the main product page. The "now free" announcement has been added to the top banner, the direct download button is on the upper right-hand side, and there is no mention of a 14-day trial.
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

I think you're good-to-go with the download. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
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jaykumarr: Is there anyway to use this with no Adobe photoshop or any other software?

For example, if I have a new Mac with factory setup, with no software, how I can use this suite?

thanks for helping out my ignorance.

guyfawkes is right. Each application installs both a plug-in and standalone .exe in the program files. Unfortunately, out of the seven apps, three of them don't have an "open" menu. You can 'trick' those three into working with image files by dragging-and-dropping, but there is (unbelievably) no "save-as" option. There is also no "Close" option in any of the 7 apps. So if you're finished with one image and moving to the next, I don't know what happens. Do they all stay open in the background, just not visible? Or does the old one automatically close when the new one opens? ???

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
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(unknown member): Usually if we are not the customer than we are a part of the product, so what is Google's catch in buying Nik and then giving it away to everyone for free?

I installed and tested it yesterday. It does contain a usage reporting feature that's easily turned off. There were no ads or other funny stuff that I could see.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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Nothing new: It seems that someone goofed here. According to the nik site and Google it is free for 14 days only. The purchase price is $150.

That's not at all what Google says:
https://plus.google.com/+NikCollection/posts/AFGsG2Di7EK

Why would they be refunding peoples' payments if the download is only a 14-day trial?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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