davids8560

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On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (130 comments in total)

Great shots! And just when you thought digital photography could not reach any more pinnacles. Kudos to DPR. Whether you agree with the findings or not, this is still the most thorough and engaging web site for digital photography in the world.

That being said, I'm going back to 'Law & Order' now. I own the whole series. Got the official boxed DVD set. It's turning out that a closer look at the evidence indicates the suspect-at-large had a much different motive than the detectives at first assumed.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Includes a Swiss Army Knife with your purchase.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 28th comment

Hmm. Is something wrong with me? I like it!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 29th comment

As many airports as possible should have a rental agency which provides anything and everything any traveler could ever need. Then nobody would have to bring any personal effects on a plane ever. As a side benefit the former cargo hold could be used as a budget-class passenger cabin. How about lifetime seat assignments? That will streamline things too! Whenever you fly, you'll be known as the last four of your SSN and your lifetime seat assignment: "Welcome aboard, 7643-25B!"

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Decreasing camera sales can be explained by two things. One is the ongoing death of enthusiasts from old age. The second is caused by people realizing that expensive gear based photography is not for them—a phone and a few apps is more than good enough.

I think that the realists at Adobe know there is nothing that can save enthusiast sales. So they are doing the smart thing.

"Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and move forward."

Yeah. True. I know. But - darn it!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
On article Gallery: Fujifilm X-E3 sample photos (89 comments in total)
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esmues: Versatile jpeg film simulations that cater for a variety of styles this is just one and not indicative of all the cameras’ output. Good to see DPR presenting a different perspective .
The hipster complaint is a bit tiring considering that the older audience here is dwindling so why not focus the site on a ever expanding consumer group

We view the *stereotypical* hipster as a dim-witted dilettante who recklessly prizes speed and convenience above all other virtues and freedoms. We attribute the nauseating, grossly over-inflated importance of the half-baked ideas about everyone and everything which *hipsters* so fervently and so tiresomely spout to a false and warped justification grounded solely and specifically by the timely and fortuitous coincidence of their simple births, a concurrent explosion of new technologies, and the resultant easy and unprecedented surge in wealth it bestowed. Technology, which should be said, was in fact germinated by a brilliance which shone most brightly several generations before them. Because of "hipster recklessness" we fear history will now, despite all past lessons, have to repeat itself with disastrous consequences for millions.

Okay?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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rlandrigan: 'I just want to pay one time for software....and then, I want that software perpetually supported, for no additional fee. '

Subscription pricing isn't awesome, but neither is unsupported software. You're never locked out of your images, you can always switch to a new solution, and you don't lose your edits. An ongoing subscription model means the software is far more likely to be available when needed, and at $10 a month for Lr and Photoshop, it's not horrible. If you were paying less than that, you were likely stealing it. So go to the open source solutions and quite griping.

They always told me you can't have it both ways.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: The subscription model is annoying, but it is the way virtually all software is going to go. In our hacker-infested world, it is expensive to keep a piece of software functional (i.e. uncompromised) even if you aren't adding any user features. The cloud model is a different kettle of fish. The cloud servers WILL get hacked and the consequences won't be pretty.

Didn't some southeastern credit reporting agency recently have some sort of hacking incident? Was it significant? Did it send any kind of a signal to the general public of some kind? Was anything to be learned from what happened, at least for the short term? Weren't there some other recent, somewhat similar incidents of note elsewhere, too? Could be...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)

My software works great. I love it. It's beautiful. I'm happy to say I have no problems with it whatsoever. It's still just as good as the day I purchased it - in perpetuity.

So if this is what you wish, just give me back my US $3,000, and I will delete it, and we will go our separate ways. No hard feelings.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 215th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

Oh, boy he's back. Yeah, you're right. We're all convinced. Good job.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: Last topic I got lambasted for admitting that I used a pirated copy of CS5. I think with this news, more and more people might agree that it’s no wonder people pirate or choose to use pirated software when the manufacturers show such contempt for their customer base and sheer greed. So we have yet another manufacturer choosing the monthly subscription option thinking customers have a never-ending bank account and a happiness to have multiple monthly payments going out from Internet services to mobile phones to insurance to mortgages and now yet another software program. I hope people vote with their wallets!

You sure we're talking Bentley here, guys?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

Garden-variety shill. You guys definitely need more training in consumer psychology. You are terrible at what you do. All you do is alienate customers.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

Yeah, so what's your intense stake in "setting him straight"? Or saying I'm ridiculous? Worked up much, or working for someone? I think he's right. It's the latter. Enjoyed your talking points. Advise re-taking Astroturfing 101.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

Yes, the cloud is the future. So why is a stand-alone version no longer sustainable?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

And "online whining"? Is that a textbook term nowadays?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1514 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: I don't really know how this works I.e. To what extent do my photos become Adobe property when I use online software.

I ask because all the popular photo-book sites claim a "none-exclusive licence" to use your photos for their own publicity. (No my photos aren't that good but I effectively loose control of what is done with them ) Same for social media and news feeds.

So "If it's not on my computer it's not my stuff" is how I look at this.

I am the customer. Do not listen to me. Is that it?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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blurredvision: Came for the comments and was not disappointed. One of these days all you blowhards will actually leave Adobe products behind like you say you will, but I don't think that day will be today.

Blowhardiness lurks in the eaves and shadows, waiting for the day when you join with it, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:21 UTC

Old is bad.

New is good.

For your convenience, please set up automatic monthly payments when installing the new old software.

COMING NEXT: Great new cameras which do away with on-board memory! All the photos you take will be whisked to the reassuring safety of the cloud, where AI will sort and fix them for you, and automatically share them with family and friends!

Get with it, folks! Personal knowledge and skills are so old school!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 205th comment

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Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 208th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (267 comments in total)

Well, I've had several Canon DSLR's. They're great! Anyway, one day up at my summer place on Lake Equivalence, I figured I'd go out and fish a bit, and maybe take a few pics. I went by the bait shop, and that local unemployed guy Larry was there with his dog Russell, and he asked if he could come along, too. Larry talks too much, and spits left and right pretty much 'round the clock, but I said sure. But then Larry also said Russell hadn't been well lately, digestion problems and so on, and had been suddenly and violently upchucking every now and then, and asked if I would be upset if he did. Well, we were out there 'bout two hours when, all of the sudden, Russell stood up high, arched his back, made this weird "Ack! Ack!" coughing noise, and power-puked all over us, the boat, and all over my 30D, too! I jumped up real sudden, and that made the boat tip, and plonk, my 30D went right in the drink and sank outta sight. What a mess! I'll tell ya, that dog could barf! Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 25th comment
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