zkz5

zkz5

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On article Unsplash is (still) bad for photography (23 comments in total)
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zkz5: An ironic article given that Photoshelter is powered by software (WordPress, jquery, Apache traffic server) which is given away for free in much the same manner as the photos on Unsplash.

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Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Unsplash is (still) bad for photography (23 comments in total)

An ironic article given that Photoshelter is powered by software (WordPress, jquery, Apache traffic server) which is given away for free in much the same manner as the photos on Unsplash.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry but my Fuji 35 f2 will eat you for breakfast lunch and dinner with better build and less expensive .. Don't understand why M4/3 lenses are so over priced compared to Fuji...

Sorry but my Nikon 50mm F1.4g will eat you for breakfast lunch and dinner with better build and less expensive .. Don't understand why Fuji x mount lenses are so over priced compared to Nikon...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"The vast majority of Android phones never receive an OS update."

That's not your original statement.

And like tkbslc said, in order for your comparison with an apple device to make any sense, you need to be comparing with something like a Nexus or Pixel, which have, in fact, received major OS updates for years after their release.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

Ok. But your original statement is still false.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 06:59 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"If it works, and if the apps are made to work with it, then there really isn't any significant need to update to the latest operating system, is there?"

Security updates. And sooner or later new versions of the apps will inevitably stop working with it.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"Android updates are often downgrades. Often something won't work correctly after the update (even(or in particular) when it is a Google phone)."

What didn't work correctly after updating for you, and on which Google phone? I've had a Pixel nearly since the release date.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
On article iOS 11 will cut photo, video size in half (82 comments in total)
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bartjeej: Would HEIF also allow even lower compression (or atleast, less lossy compression) than current low-compressed jpegs, or more than 8 bits, at sensible file sizes?

"Willl the day of mass-market lossless images be a thing?"

It has been a thing for around 20 years now thanks to PNG.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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virtualreality: Creativity is no longer required for making interesting photographs. The camera will be smarter than you are.

For most people, creativity never had anything to do with it in the first place. They're trying to preserve a memory or communicate, not make a work of art. This is just a tool to get a job done.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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webber15: Who gives a ****!!

Around 166 million people, according to their IPO documents.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
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piratejabez: Very cool solution—I like it!

"Sure I could take a screenshot, or piece the images together in PS"

The later could be done programmatically, and I wouldn't really say that taking a screenshot was all that much work in the first place.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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piratejabez: Very cool solution—I like it!

Why? It doesn't even remotely work. The comments here are filled with people successfully copying the sample image using a variety of methods.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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derfotograf: There is a free solution for the stealing problem: don't be lazy and modify your .htaccess file on your server.

Just do a google search for 'htaccess prevent file download'...

Nope, that doesn't work either. It is based on the Referer request header, which is trivial to spoof. Several methods for copying an image send a legitimate Referer header anyway. A total waste of time like every other technique used to prevent copying images off of the web.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Ah yes, "disorderly conduct" redefined to mean "not doing whatever a cop says", glad that garbage criminal prosecution was dropped.

Now the civil fine will just anger authoritarian cops/types even more.

"Try expressing an opinion at a university the "mob" doesn't agree with. Good luck..."

Milo yiannopoulos had been doing that frequently. I don't remember any instances of him being held in a choke hold, thrown to the ground and then arrested for "disorderly conduct". Do you?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
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unbelievable: This review shows exactly why - for me - the MFT system makes the most sense as a mirrorless camera system. The penalty of (slightly) reduced image quality is compensated big time by a tremendous increase in portability over APS-C and FF.
(I fully understand that other antropomorphic entities have a different set of priorities)

Your post is incomplete. Please, continue your comparison for the following lenses:

Pany 35-100 f4/5.6 (50mm, 135g)
Oly 14-42 EZ (23mm, 90g)
Pany 20/1.7 (25mm, 100g)
Pany 15/1.7 (36mm, 115g)
Oly 45/1.8 (46mm, 115g)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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Romasito: I've been subscribing to Adobe's LR+PS plan since Nov 2013 paying €12.09/month.
Looks like so far I've already paid 39 * 12.09 = €471.51. It is a lot of money until you realise that maybe it is not thaat much for 3+ years of use.

I don't really use Photoshop albeit it is included. If Adobe could create a cheaper monthly subscription plan just for LR - I would happily take it.

If it increases additional £10/month - I will probably cancel the subscription, as I don't use the offering to the full extent (i.e. I don't need Photoshop) and will look for a better alternative (I hear Affinity Photo is a good one)

"€471.51. It is a lot of money until you realise that maybe it is not thaat much for 3+ years of use."

As opposed to CS6's infinite years of use for about the same price?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick (34 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is what more honest companies deliver in the first version of the camera.

If the D300 was "bang, perfect", then why did Nikon issue 11 firmware updates for it? And if the 5D is "bang, perfect", why does it have as many hardware revisions as the X100?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 06:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick (34 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is what more honest companies deliver in the first version of the camera.

What other company delivers a camera like this on *any* version?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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Suntan: Good in theory, horrible in use. Besides the overhead of encryption and its negative impact on burst modes, do you want to have to input a pin number to "unlock" your camera everytime you want to take a picture? Or would you be fine with only having to enter a pin when you want to review a taken picture?

Not to mention the negative impact on workflow. Who wants to run all their pictures through a weakly supported program, made by their camera manufacturer, to "decrypt" their images before opening them in pshop?

What does a 5 digit code have to do with anything? As several others pointed out, the right way to implement this is with public key cryptography, where they encryption key and decryption key are stored separately.

Nevertheless, you don't need a touch screen to enter 5 digits into a camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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VENTURE-STAR: What a load of idiotic crap. Clearly those writing on here have never been in a situation where someone extremely ugly, menacing and heavily armed orders you to hand over your equipment. Do you really want to accept the consequences of protecting a few images on a memory card? Speaking from personal experience, I promise you there are situations where you do exactly as you are told and you will give up whatever you are asked for.

"you will give up whatever you are asked for"

That's only if you have it, and the adversary knows that you have it.

You don't necessarily need to have the *decryption* key with you, only the encryption key. And if this is a standardized and widely implemented optional feature, the adversary might actually believe that you don't have the decryption key as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
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