Danny

Danny

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Illustrator / Photographer
Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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Danny: Sooner or later we won't even call this 'an alternative to Photoshop' any longer. Adobe has become an insult and ruined their flagship with it's Cloud policy. I am glad Affinity Photo is doing so well, and I hope they will not take the Mickey with it's customers like Adobe did.

That is a comment I have heard before. But let's face it: how many fashion and car brands do we have? A LOT. And they all compete with each other. I have never heard of a Coke brand that was bought by Coca Cola just to avoid they where getting too popular. It is not just that simple, because if Adobe wanted to buy Affinity to avoid competition, they should have made a move 2 years ago. Now they are too late, as Affinity has a bright future, a lot more brighter than Adobe's future. We all know, this world is all about the pennies, and many-many more people will jump ship to Affinity to get rid of Adobe's monthly 'hand-in-the-pocket'.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:40 UTC

Sooner or later we won't even call this 'an alternative to Photoshop' any longer. Adobe has become an insult and ruined their flagship with it's Cloud policy. I am glad Affinity Photo is doing so well, and I hope they will not take the Mickey with it's customers like Adobe did.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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surlezi: Impressive software. I was thinking of investing time in learning Photoshop indepth but I might as well turn to Affinity. It's not The standard software though...

I don't think it is just that easy. So here is the competition, oh wait.. they become a problem but no worries, we'll buy them, end of story. This way, no company would ever have to face with competition again. And we all know there are a lot of car, lemonade and fastfood brands out there who compete with each other to get the most customers. Fact is, there is more competition on the market for Adobe since they went Could. And if They would buy Affinity, someone else will fill their place, sooner than later. I bought Affinity to support them and to make them more powerful to raise a big fat finger to Adobe. Instead of been a sheep and let them steal money out of your pocket each month you have to stand-up and buy Affinity! Buy it, it's cheap, it's great and you can help making it to become the next industry standard for crying out loud!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 14:31 UTC

Affinity. Pay once and it's yours.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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surlezi: Impressive software. I was thinking of investing time in learning Photoshop indepth but I might as well turn to Affinity. It's not The standard software though...

Not yet the standard software, but how long will it take? Affinity is serious competition, and they are just beginning.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:49 UTC

Pretty awesome if you ask me. I already own Affinity Photo, professional stuff. I hope they bring something similar to the iPhone as well. And subscription free!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:47 UTC as 8th comment

Been there, done that.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:41 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I own the book DIABLERIES Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell, and it has a stereoscopic viewer from OWL. It's really great, and fun to see to keep the old tradition alive.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

So, the next time someone writes that 'lensbaby' lenses are just for hipsters, remind the person of the art of Fritz Liedtke.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 7th comment
On article Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter (150 comments in total)

I think that with the zillion of photo apps you can d/l for your phone, and all the retro fx filters you can add to your photo's, this does not make any sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 09:04 UTC as 36th comment
On article War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road (54 comments in total)

Just give me old school special fx, somehow all this computer stuff doesn't do much good. Like the old Star Wars movies, all done with scale models and matte-paintings for backgrounds, somehow it just feels more real and less over-the-top. As for Mad Max, I still think Mad Max II is awesome.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 12:57 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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EOS Paul: As an existing Photoshop CC user (paid for by my employer so cost is not an issue) is there any point in using this?

No, because your employer decides what you use, if you like it or not. But why don't you go freelance and see if you like Adobe's hand in your wallet every first monday of the month? I'll bet you can see the point very soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 08:19 UTC

Adobe, eat your heart out. This quote sounds like music to my ears:

"As you may know, we don't do subscriptions—once you buy Affinity Photo it's yours forever. "

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 37th comment
On article Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone (18 comments in total)

mmmm, extra thing on your phone for macro, why not use a camera instead?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:16 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

No! It's a trap!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 6th comment

And who needs an de-haze feature anyway? Just take better pictures or leave the job to someone else. Completely nonsense and only for CC users, there goes your money. $$$$$

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Danny: With Affinity Photo (in beta) and Affinity Designer, Adobe's CC-days are count.
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/
https://affinity.serif.com

Say NO! to CC, you know why.

@Shiranai

"Additionally photoshop as well as other Adobe products are industry-standards. For private persons it may be good because of the low price, but for businesses and professional work environments its a no-go."

Because We (I) did invest in Photoshop from the very beginning. Thanks to our money they could become industry standard. And we (I) alone decide we go CC or not. Your choice. And my choice is not letting Adobe's hand in my wallet every first Monday of the month. As an artist I am not depended on any tool, I can work with anything, industry standard my @ss.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 14:47 UTC

With Affinity Photo (in beta) and Affinity Designer, Adobe's CC-days are count.
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/
https://affinity.serif.com

Say NO! to CC, you know why.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 09:18 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies

I don't share the overall negative comments, I think this could be a very nice lens for more 'artistic' purposes. BUT, I think this bokeh effect should be used carefully. I remember when the HDR photoshop filters where a new thing, people went overboard with these fx, but when you do it with care, it could work well. Otherwise it looks like a cheap trick and bores quickly. In the right hands (and this is often the problem) this lens could make some very interesting pictures. Handle with care.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 11:06 UTC as 26th comment
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