Richard Costin

Lives in United Kingdom Kent, United Kingdom
Works as a Wildlife Photographer
Has a website at www.richardcostin.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2010

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Charrick1: So many GREAT ideas that NEVER go anywhere. What ever happened to that "de-blur" technology of years ago?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/reduce-camera-shake-induced-blurring.html

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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Fujica: You would be crazy as a professional photographer to store your most valued asset from your firm into the cloud stored at Adobe servers.

Once you go full cloud based as a photographer Adobe has you by the balls. They can up the (already crazy) prise for storage. You do not have access to your files once you don't pay them their monthly 'hostage' fee. It is slow to upload and download gigabytes of storage files and it is hosted in the US of A which have the worst privacy policy in the world.

No thank you Adobe I will pass and so should those who live from their photography.

Don't give your most valued asset away to Adobe!!!
Don't let yourself get lured into this cunning 'plan'.
You will be held hostage by Adobe.

Yes you do, it states quite clearly in the announcement that you have a full year from when your subscription ends to download your originals to your local storage of choice.

"You do not have access to your files once you don't pay them their monthly 'hostage' fee. "

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)
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ewelch: If Apple listened to all the whiners, we'd all be still using Firewire. If Apple didn't force people and vendors to adopt USB on the original iMac, we'd probably all still be stuck with legacy ports from the 90s.

There is pain in progress. And when Apple does it, the payoff is big. So criticize all you want. It will be forgotten in two years. Whiners.

Kind of true, but those changes were made when there were real benefits to be had. USB was already well penetrated in the user space, floppies were genuinely awful and outdated and optical media was on the way out also.

A slightly faster port that 95% of the market doesn't have peripherals for isn't an valuable improvement just to shave a few useless mm of the laptop. Hard drives won't saturate the bandwidth, no one has 8 5k screens to drive. Laptop could have been about the same size with normal ports on the left, future ports on the right (for example) and everyone would have been a winner.

For most people this admittedly beautiful, elegant laptop range will become a desk soup of dongles and cables. Also, the new swanky 13" pro has the more or less same 2ghz i7 CPU as my 2012 MacBook air. A new gen version of it I presume but that'll mostly resolve to slightly better battery life.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
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sdh: "100,000x thinner" is really the wrong way to state it.
Unless you mean lenses will be like 1000 ft thick.
Sorry, if this were like Yahoo news it could slide but not here. :-(

Ah I see, the issue is with the grammar/working rather than the maths.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (104 comments in total)
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ZorSy: This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

Hi ZorSy.
Those bars don't stop the battery/camera working when it gets to 0. It is just is a readout of the lifecycle/health of the battery. Not sure if it's based on a count of charges or voltage readout but the battery doesn't suddenly stop working based on the readout given. It's a guideline rather than a petrol tank gauge.

The D3 definitely had the battery health bar and I am pretty sure the D2X and D200 had that too, very old cameras, nothing new to the 7100 era. I have a few D3 batteries at 0 and they still work fine, albeit not as well as a new one of course.

Also on a separate note, 2 years regular use out of a Li-Ion is not too bad.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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sdh: "100,000x thinner" is really the wrong way to state it.
Unless you mean lenses will be like 1000 ft thick.
Sorry, if this were like Yahoo news it could slide but not here. :-(

If the lens in this example is as stated (600nm thick), then that would translate to a glass lens of 6cm in thickness. Not sure where you are getting 1000ft from?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (104 comments in total)
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ZorSy: This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

@zorsy
"Let's wait."

For what?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (104 comments in total)
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ZorSy: This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

The batteries don't get 'rejected' by the camera. The meter in the menu just shows the current battery state for your reference. Also the discharge profile 'nonsense' only effects the D500 camera with older batteries so if you don't have one it's a non issue. Chill dude.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
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RichyjV: Good to see smaller developers such as these guys and the FastRawViewer ones are still able to carve a niche improving on the Adobe offerings. I really haven't seen much innovation in Photoshop for a while (still use it as its the best one stop shop tool), and things like the save to web are really pretty poor and should have been improved upon a long time ago. I use Save As very often and almost every time I need to manually select Jpeg from a long list as I can't tell it to default there, really basic stuff that's easy to improve.

Hi Richy, I believe the Save for web function has been replaced by the export function in PS CC. Save for web is still there but with the "(legacy)" caveat.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 07:54 UTC

I did consider this but $99 simply to have as a Lightroom plugin is over the top and the $19 version doesn't allow drag and drop onto the app icon on Mac, you have top file-open from within the program.

Imageoptim works well enough for me and you can tell Lightroom to batch run on post export. Jpeg mini did create slightly smaller files but only just.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 23:16 UTC as 18th comment
On article Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 (252 comments in total)
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roblarosa: I love these people that buy $3000 full frame cameras and $1500+ lenses and then complain about an $80 upgrade that is purely optional.

LR 4 still works! New cameras that will come along and won't be supported by LR4 can always be processed through the FREE DNG converter. Get a grip, people!

Each camera actually has a unique raw structure that needs a lot of work to fit into the ACR engine (and a different set of work per process version). If camera vendors decided to embrace the (open source) DNG format it would be much, much easier. Adobe actually do a champion effort of making all these (propitiatory I might add) formats work in a single app.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 16:33 UTC
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JavaJones: I'm really struggling to understand the justification for a book module given the response to the face recognition issue: "'Face recognition is very important to some', he says, 'but irrelevant to others.'" So, kind of like a book module then?

I'd be shocked if making expensive photo books is more popular and of greater interest than face recognition, which can be useful to *anyone* who takes photos of people Anyone who says they have no use for it is likely to change their mind if they get a chance to work with a *well-implemented* system.

If Adobe is thinking about professionals and their cell phone pics with the geotagging module, clearly they're not so concerned with targeting a minority of the market. How many people are really editing their *cell phone* pics in LR?

My guess is they made a deal with Blurb, let's say 15% of all revenue from books made in LR4. Blurb gets promotion, Adobe gets extra cash. We get a module useful only to a minority of people. Win!

But surely if Adobe is making money from the books, then people must be creating and buying them, therefore there must be a big need?

If the Module is "useful only to a minority of people" then they won't be making much money will they?

It is in their interests to make LR as compelling to as many people as they can and you can be sure they have a much better idea of what people have been asking for than you or I.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 10:37 UTC
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