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JE River: I'm a huge fan of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe software in general, having used it since the mid-1990's. One of the few people who doesn't mind the subscription model, and gets WAY more than $10 a month (two Starbucks coffees) worth out of it. If that doesn't make your DPR blood boil, I also find Affinity to be very far behind Photoshop in many ways, and is not the Photoshop killer many here daydream of it being. So, a long way to say I reject the Adobe hate trend and Affinity praise. 😉

With that said, I find editing on tablets and phones to be a royal PITA with anything beyond just the usual slider controls and basic editing. Is tablet and phone editing really a big thing now? I can see maybe being a bit more useful with a stylus pen and maybe a keyboard, but a touch screen laptop would still be a better choice, IMO. On the other hand, sometimes I have to sit in a tent to wait out bad weather and could spend my time tinkering with my landscape photos, even if not for final output.

@DigitalAmnesia I used to work for a hi-tech company that routinely got challenged by competitors regarding patent and copyrights infringements (we did the same thing to them also).
My information came from a patent attorney who charges people 250 dollars per hour for his advices.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 23:57 UTC
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JE River: I'm a huge fan of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe software in general, having used it since the mid-1990's. One of the few people who doesn't mind the subscription model, and gets WAY more than $10 a month (two Starbucks coffees) worth out of it. If that doesn't make your DPR blood boil, I also find Affinity to be very far behind Photoshop in many ways, and is not the Photoshop killer many here daydream of it being. So, a long way to say I reject the Adobe hate trend and Affinity praise. 😉

With that said, I find editing on tablets and phones to be a royal PITA with anything beyond just the usual slider controls and basic editing. Is tablet and phone editing really a big thing now? I can see maybe being a bit more useful with a stylus pen and maybe a keyboard, but a touch screen laptop would still be a better choice, IMO. On the other hand, sometimes I have to sit in a tent to wait out bad weather and could spend my time tinkering with my landscape photos, even if not for final output.

@DigitalAmnesia Software is typically protected by copyright only. It is totally legal to reverse engineer copyrighted content. So long as you write your own code, it is legal to have the same software feature. It is possible to get software patent grant that even reverse engineering is illegal. However, software patent is much harder to get grant, needs to be something very innovative - such as a new data compression program nobody has published before.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 00:48 UTC
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JE River: I'm a huge fan of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe software in general, having used it since the mid-1990's. One of the few people who doesn't mind the subscription model, and gets WAY more than $10 a month (two Starbucks coffees) worth out of it. If that doesn't make your DPR blood boil, I also find Affinity to be very far behind Photoshop in many ways, and is not the Photoshop killer many here daydream of it being. So, a long way to say I reject the Adobe hate trend and Affinity praise. 😉

With that said, I find editing on tablets and phones to be a royal PITA with anything beyond just the usual slider controls and basic editing. Is tablet and phone editing really a big thing now? I can see maybe being a bit more useful with a stylus pen and maybe a keyboard, but a touch screen laptop would still be a better choice, IMO. On the other hand, sometimes I have to sit in a tent to wait out bad weather and could spend my time tinkering with my landscape photos, even if not for final output.

I have spend years learning Photoshop too. I just cannot afford the time to re-learn a new software well enough that I can edit image without thinking which key I need to press. I am sure some software may do a few things better than Photoshop. This morning I just make a pdf file using Photoshop. I know Acrobat is a better tool, but to me Photoshop is better because I am 100 times more familiar with Photoshop than Acrobat.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2021 at 17:46 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)
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AntonJA: Computational Photography sounds like a wonderful technique but surely you can apply it whatever the size of the sensor?

Machine learning is an artificial intelligence technology that may or may not benefit digital photography - image processing is a more appropriate vocabulary to use.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 19:10 UTC

2500 dollars for only an i5 ?
I just upgraded my desktop with an i9 for less than that :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 02:16 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Thanks to competition from AMD, 6 to 18 cores PCs (especially those below 10 cores) are are getting a lot more affordable than just one year ago. Nowadays, users can get probably get a 8 cores AMD or 6 cores Intel at the price of a fast 4 cores i7 sold one years ago

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On article Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates (37 comments in total)
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random78: "And in case you've forgotten some of our earlier coverage of the Illum, F1.0 gets you 30-250mm F2.7 full-frame equivalent lens performance"

But the previous coverage said that the lens is constant f2.0 which would be f5.4 FF equivalent in terms of DOF. The camera picture also says f2.0. Where does this f1.0 number come from?

Diagonal is the most accurate way to calculate crop factor, width usually close enough but height is not!

Of course, there is no different if the chip has a aspect ratio of 3:2

It may be possible to use height as crop factor by scaling accordingly but to produce a 3:2 image the scaling would be different horizontally - Lytro may be do something that my traditional camera knowledge does not apply though

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On article Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates (37 comments in total)
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random78: "And in case you've forgotten some of our earlier coverage of the Illum, F1.0 gets you 30-250mm F2.7 full-frame equivalent lens performance"

But the previous coverage said that the lens is constant f2.0 which would be f5.4 FF equivalent in terms of DOF. The camera picture also says f2.0. Where does this f1.0 number come from?

just pulled out my calculator 3.19 crop factor claimed on Lytro website does not appear to be correct either!

This Lytro sensor is not true 3:2 (more like 1.43:1) - should not use sensor height to determine the crop factor, better use the sensor width which give a crop factor of 3.33

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
On article Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates (37 comments in total)
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random78: "And in case you've forgotten some of our earlier coverage of the Illum, F1.0 gets you 30-250mm F2.7 full-frame equivalent lens performance"

But the previous coverage said that the lens is constant f2.0 which would be f5.4 FF equivalent in terms of DOF. The camera picture also says f2.0. Where does this f1.0 number come from?

Lytro is only near 1" but not true 1"
Sony 1" has a size of 13.2mm x 8.8mm
bigger than Lytro's sensor at 10.82 x 7.52
Just compare the width with a FF sensor at 36mm can tell the crop factor is bigger than 3 without using a calculator

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 06:22 UTC
On article Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video (506 comments in total)

50M is too little money for so much technical challenge the company is facing.

Probably need to output and store an enormous amount of data losslessly at video frame rate plus need to develop special software to display and edit the video with features and quality acceptable by professionals

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:36 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (163 comments in total)
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babalu: "'No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by Photoshop or any other editing tool. Only retouching or the use of the cloning tool to eliminate dust on camera sensors and scratches on scanned negatives or scanned prints are acceptable ...

Minor adjustments in Photoshop are acceptable. These include cropping, dodging and burning, conversion into grayscale, and normal toning and color adjustments that should be limited to those minimally necessary for clear and accurate reproduction...'"
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->Cropping can also be used to remove unwanted details. If nothing is to be added or removed, cropping should not be allowed. It's like telling the truth, but not the entire truth . ;)

It did alter the meaning in my opinion.

The scene looks a lot more dangerous and desperate without the video camera!

If a crew of journalists were around it is at least a bit less dangerous - normal people won't intentionally shoot the journalists

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
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