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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.

Gimp is "both better and free"? I agree with the last statement, but better? I hadn't used Gimp in quite a while, so I just downloaded the latest version. It definitely has progressed/matured, but I certainly wouldn't rate it higher than AP. It depends on what you use it for I suppose, but upon some quick experimenting I found out that Gimp still doesn't support adjustment layers (as far as I can see), no concept of text styles/effects, no quick selection tool, no refine edge tools (I know there are different ways of accomplishing it, but to me it feels more complicated)....For some folks this may be fine, but for me it is too much of a hassle. Not saying it's not a good program (b/c it is), but for *my purposes* AP is a much better fit (and I prefer the GUI).

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
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Wye Photography: Image manipulation is nothing new. Except that in the chemical filled darkroom it took a lot of effort, time, resources and skill to do it convincingly. Generally, such work was a one-off.

Today, a monkey (sorry to insult you monkeys out there) fake it in a few clicks and then replicate it a million times.

I think a lot of modern photographers point an accusing finger at the old dead photographers and announce "THEY DID IT!!!!" as justification for their own works of fantasy.

Whilst I agree that it used to be a lot harder, it doesn't necessarily follow that Photoshopping is then "faking it". Sure, some things are easy, overused etc, but one can also manipulate things in ways that would have not been possible in the darkroom. I think it's a great thing; you still need to have the vision to create the end-product...and isn't that what counts?

Also....I think there was a similar discussion when photography was introduced....painters would say: photography is "faking it", no skill involved etc...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
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fz750: Fat lot of use because the airport authorities in Europe (initially pressured from their US conterparts and now arguably out of step with the trend in the US) insist that every computer or tablet is shown individually in its own try through the scanner.

Iit may not even be put on a soft case or cloth in Zurich (so your iPad back gets nicely scratched..)


that's the way it would normally work; they ask you to take out laptop/Ipad etc, and then you put it back in at the other end of the scanner

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 09:35 UTC
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tinpusher: Quite useless really.

Only the smallest of the bags is suitable for low cost operators in Europe and I need provision for cables , chargers , sat navs plus at least one change of clothes and a wash kit.
Since 2008 I've used an Antler Back Pack with wheels and that's got me around the Globe a couple of times and through the States 3 times a year.
My cameras are packed inside it in a Domke bag.

Ipads are always removed for checking.

I checked 3 online, and out of those only for 1 (Ryanair) of the operators the medium one would be classed as too big, Easyjet even supports the big one and for Flybe it would be very close:

56 x 45 x 25cm Easyjet
55cm x 40cm x 20cm Ryanair
50cm x 35cm x 23cm Flybe

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 09:31 UTC

Just downloaded it, but it appears there's no dual monitor support. Pity. Other than that, seems fine so far although I do prefer LR interface.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:33 UTC as 12th comment
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