Primrose Wood

Joined on May 9, 2013

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Has anyone tried this lens and found it good - or bad? I am trying to choose between the Panasonic 12-60 and the Tamron 14-150 as a travel lens for use with an Olympus OM-D EM10 Mk II.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)

Does anyone know if the either or both of the video codecs for the GX8 allow direct import into Premiere CS6 (not CC)? I never managed to get the audio track from Panasonic AVCHD into Premiere without transcoding, which was a nuisance to do.
A pre-sales inquiry to Panasonic Customer Support on this point led to this unhelpful remark: "In response I would like to inform that if you decided to use a third party software, the initial files parameters will be automatically changed. However, for a more concise response, please try to get in touch with Adobe. They will be able to give a full response on this matter."

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

For me, the convenience of the in-camera HDR mode on the 100D gives it a significant advantage over the 550D.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 5th comment
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

Adobe has three types of user
1) students etc who are content with pirated software
2) wealthy customers for whom a CC subscription is a minor expense
3) users who are on the margin between 1) and 2) - and my guess is that most of the grumblers on Dpreview are in this category, as I am.
For Adobe, '3)' is the important group. They can and will subscribe to CC - and if the cloud diminishes piracy (and therefore professional competition) they will be pleased.
There is a risk that CC will discourage educators from teaching Adobe software - but this can be managed with a sensible pricing/licensing strategy for students.
I sometimes wonder if Adobe has tolerated piracy as a means of stopping competitors from developing rival products. Why should anyone buy Sony Vegas if they can get pirate copies of Premiere Pro, etc etc?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 20:45 UTC as 72nd comment
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OBI656: Running commercial photo studio comes to $20 000.00/year + plus + expenses in total of approximately $40-50 000.00 a year. Not mentioning that I own it means $750 000.00 investment in property another $200 000.00 in equipment. I am truly watching a literally every dollar to be competitive. I must be efficient and I must know that there is return on my dollar. The Photoshop CC concept simply does not provide this basic business incentive. It is a money-drainage. If I will do upgrade three times in next 10 years that will be apron 1 000.00 - 1 500.00 Doll. If I will go with subscription it will be 6 000.00.
Someone may say o’well 4 500.00 Doll big deal. It is a big deal. Big Time !

There can be few home users or authors who need anything beyond Word 95. It's the same with hammers: my grandfather's hammer still does a great job and needs no enhancements.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 04:50 UTC
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MarcLee: At the end of the first quarter this year, Adobe reported a 64.8% drop in quarterly earnings on higher expenses and lower product revenue. However, even THAT was above Wall Street expectations.

Earnings for the first quarter were $65.12 million or $0.13 per share, compared to $185.21 million or $0.37 per share last year. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) declined to $0.35 from $0.57.

Revenue decreased 3.6% to $1.008 billion, due to lower products revenue offsetting increase subscription, and services and support revenues.

Adobe have LOST more in product purchases than they have gained in subscriptions. And that was when they still offered a choice. Products revenue fell to $675.79 million from $808.52 million (133 million loss), while subscription revenue grew to $224.27 million from $146.23 million (78 million profit).

That's really great news about Adobe's revenues falling. Let's hope they ditch Shantanu Narayen as CEO and get in a turnaround specialist who has been taught (at a good B School) that a company needs to retain the love and loyalty of its customers - and that, for Adobe, many of them are DPR readers!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 04:44 UTC

The CEO's evasiveness is a disgrace to Adobe - and to corporate America. Thank you for the link and Bye Bye Adobe.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 09:34 UTC as 261st comment
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HubertChen: Adobe is setting a very bad example for marketing

Reading and listening to their interviews you come back with the understanding that the way to make money is to be at odds to your customer and not to care about it. Worse, reading comments here it appears they already make many people believe that in order to make more money you need to be ad odds to the customer. This is a really bad example for business causing a damage way beyond the scope of Photoshop Users.

A contrast example: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/09/leica-s-system-interview-at-forbes.com

The Leica interview clearly shows Leica's success of entering a complete new market segment is created by working extremely close with the customer, making the customer's success their success. This is an important role model for other marketing directors. I wish more photography company do win - win marketing such as Leica and less do Win-Loose marketing such as Adobe.

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I prefer MS Word 97 to MS Word 2013 - and there are not all that many things in PS CS6 which I like better than PS6. For a non-specialist user, the version of PS in CS6 is Bloatware.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 07:14 UTC

Please will someone tell Adobe about this Forum - and ask them to respond to 'customer concerns', as a modern corporation should.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 07:03 UTC as 269th comment

Most of the students I know pirate Adobe products. They don't like doing it but feel they have little choice. I have always thought Adobe could have done much more to prevent this, had they wanted to. Well, now they are going to do it and my guess is that it will be great news for Adobe competitors, both commercial, like Corel, and non-commercial, like Gimp and Inkscape. So from this standpoint, I welcome Adobe's decision to discontinue the anti-competitive and anti-social policy of encouraging piracy. I look forward to the open source competitors giving Adobe a run, as Android is doing to IoS. I also hope Adobe enter a period of long-term decline. They have never been a lovable company. I hope they stop growing and die slowly and quietly, like Microsoft.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 21:24 UTC as 336th comment | 1 reply
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