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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL3 review (468 comments in total)
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tbcass: I'm surprised there is interest in a low entry level camera in a site devoted to enthusiasts.

You know that people use cameras for different purposes, right? "Entry-level cameras" aren't just for people new to photography. I'm a small person and typically carrying a lot of gear in addition to my camera equipment. Size and weight are important. Compacts and mirrorless cameras are insufficient for good macrophotography, but there's no way I'm lugging around a big camera with a bunch of features I don't need all day. Models like this are exactly what I need.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2019 at 23:50 UTC
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gargalamouth: The only Epic fail i can see in this "article" is the disastrous quality of the 2 accompanying photos "courtesy of Lensrentals". Totally unaccepted!
Better use this link for your next "article" : "www.photographersrentals dot lol".

gargalamouth, your username is appropriate. If you call that English then I give up.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 20:09 UTC
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thx1138: I'm surprised to see so many having a laugh at Lytro. Clearly most people don't understand what they have done, and actually capturing more than just the image intensity and capturing the directional light vectors impinging on the sensor is a big deal. Sure the product at this stage is very limited in scope, but this whole field of computational photography is about to explode and has uses that will be very welcome down the track. Let us say it's an active research field.

Moreover, it may be good for something - security cameras maybe? - but not for consumer-grade cameras, even with the horrible implementation fixed.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 19:47 UTC
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Lee Jay: Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

Sorry, last paragraph of my comment should say "latter" not "former".

Link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 03:11 UTC
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chj: Many of you are total idiots that fell for the headline just like the writer wanted you to. Want to hear the statement in context? It's completely harmless.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgoaMDfhxOw

"Part of the thought experiment that gave rise to this new product, the new interface, the terabyte, was a decision that we would not have Flickr Pro anymore. There's no such thing as Flickr Pro because today with cameras as pervasive as they are, there's no such thing really as professional photographers ... certainly there's varying levels of skills but we didn't want a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photo space and sharing."

Wow, what an insult! Aren't you embarrassed that you fell for the "drama" that the writer of this article (and others) have tried to create with an out of context quote? Of course the writer didn't provide a link to the full statement.

What's with the ellipsis? You yourself edited the bit that might have sort of made it more palatable. What she actually said was "there's no such thing, really, as professional photographers when there's everything that's professional photographers. Certainly there's varying levels of skills..."

But then, while it's not quite as insulting as saying flat-out that there are no professional photographers, the full quote only makes her sound even more like an idiot who has no idea what she's talking about.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 09:43 UTC
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Mr Tudor: I just discovered that clicking on "Edit" on your "You" page will bring up the old page layout.

It only works on your own though, not anyone else's. You can manually add "?details=1" to the end of the url (which is what clicking on the edit button does), but that's a pain.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 09:27 UTC
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MrPetkus: I guess I'm in the minority - I like the look and feel on both my pc and tablet. If they resolve the latency, it's a winner for me...

Unnecessary distractions like what? The photo title? Now if you're looking for a specific picture in a set you can't find it without mousing over to see the title and caption.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 09:24 UTC
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Lee Jay: Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

"No, wrong. He's the LR and Camera Raw product manager. Nothing to do with CS."

Sure, but my point is, what would you expect him to say? What would the product manager for CS have said during the time of CS5 if you had asked him the same question? Would he have said "Yes, we will be abandoning our current software model in two years and forcing all users to switch to subscription-only", or would he have said ""Future versions of CS will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely"?

I strongly suspect it would be the former, even if he knew it was coming, and in the cases of both CS and LR it's likely not in their hands.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 08:39 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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Prognathous: DPR: What's the point of having two separate comment threads for this story (one here, the other in the review page)? This is the same story and the comments should be in one place.

Since slrgear seems to now be reviewing about one lens every three months, and on average about two years after it comes out, DPR is still ahead in that regard...

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 08:29 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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Prognathous: DPR: What's the point of having two separate comment threads for this story (one here, the other in the review page)? This is the same story and the comments should be in one place.

For that matter, what's the point of having the front page headline go to a one-paragraph tidbit saying "we wrote a review", instead of just linking straight to the review itself? I can understand when DPR is summarizing an external news report or something, but for their own articles it makes no sense; the little bit here adds nothing.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 02:16 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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Jim93: I commend Corel for offering upgrades for Creative Suite or Photoshop and illustrator users.

http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=14900014

Corel is here to give you a choice. Check out our award-winning graphics, photo and video products below, discover helpful tips for making the switch, and learn about the many options Corel offers when it comes to purchasing your software.

Special upgrade pricing, just for you!

For a limited time, we're opening our upgrade path to users of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop standalone or Illustrator standalone (version CS4 or later). Simply buy the upgrade version of any Corel product below, show proof of your Adobe purchase and we'll send you a serial number. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2013, so take advantage now!

Had it for $39.99 total ... what a bargain!

Where is it for $40? The upgrade for AfterShot alone is $50, and CorelDraw + PSP is $190.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 02:09 UTC
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Lee Jay: Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

If you had asked them about CS last year they would have said the same thing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 07:16 UTC
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Gordon S: This poll does not address the problem very well, the problem is much more complex than a 5 choice quick poll. This is why Adobe has a marketing department. I'm sure Adobe crunched the numbers and know how many customers they will lose compared to how many new customers will jump on the $9.99 subscription. This issue reminds me of the Netflix split though, and that doesn't make me happy.

And how did that turn out for Netflix? (I'm really asking, because I don't know the numbers) They completely walked away from a huge market where they were making profits and had literally zero competition (mailed DVDs), and jumped with both feet into streaming where half a dozen companies were starting their own services, none with enough content to be worth subscribing to.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 08:37 UTC
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kogia: It's about control. Software companies being able to control how you work, instead of the artist being in control of his own working environment. This is why I went with Adobe's Lightroom, instead of Apple's Aperture, as Apple initially made the mistake of making image files only available from within its own software. Now I am looking for another company to make software which I can use instead of Adobe's. In the meantime I will keep using CS6 until it is no longer possible. I will not subscribe.

That's good to hear; I'd like to know how well it actually works too. LR does a great job on photos but I hardly ever use it because the catalog is such a monstrous pain in the ass. I already use CorelDraw because unlike Illustrator, it's actually usable. You can customize everything in it, including single-button hotkeys (i.e. no Ctrl or Shift), and selecting objects is vastly easier.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
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jefflins: If Corel is smart, they'll GIVE AWAY the current version of their product at a minimum to all PS users. Then they should plan on dumping big bucks at making the product a real PS alternative, even if making a loss in the very short term.

My bet is that they're rushing to rebuild the Mac versions that they discontinued. The post a couple of days ago from the corelblog guy hinted at that.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 08:23 UTC
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KTSFotos: My first disappointment with Adobe. I'll look for the competition.

Wow the first?? I'm impressed, if that's the right word. I've been disappointed with them for years for seemingly deliberately making their programs difficult, counterintuitive, and aggravating to use. This is just the final straw to ditch them forever.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 08:53 UTC
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Stefanie: http://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/corel-is-all-about-giving-users-choice/

Reading between the lines in Gerard's comment about not having a Mac version ready to release, it sounds like they're regretting having dropped it now that this golden opportunity has fallen into their lap.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
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