DaveE1

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Gerard D C: Adobe marketing fluff and fobbing-off are legendary. No surprise that they think customers will accept any old promise or gimmick.

Just been reading posts on the Adobe forum about problems with their new Dimension CC application for placing 3D elements into photos. It won't open on many computers!

Dimension CC is an amateur 3D toy compared to the top apps in the industry, but according to the Adobe product manager on the forum, it doesn't work for many people because it uses the "latest technology". She said she knows "it sucks" if you have a machine a few years old.

The most arrogant part is the claim that it is built on better technology than industry 3D content applications like, Maya, Houdini, Clarisse, ZBrush, Nuke and many others that work perfectly on the same computers. Those tools provide special effects and rendering solutions that are truly cutting edge.

The Adobe alternate universe where mediocrity is saluted as cutting edge is indeed a strange place.

"Reilly Diefenbach". More of your trolling on behalf of Adobe! The topic here is Adobe regardless of whether you still want to shut down the discussion or not.

Adobe's attitude to customers doesn't change across products, so it is interesting to hear about how badly they are handling the Dimension CC fiasco.

By the way, Dimension CC is for photo editing, specifically adding computer generated models to your photos. It isn't high end anything so their claims that it needs better computers than the best software in the movie industry is laughable.

Lightroom users shouldn't be surprised how badly Adobe are handling the LR product when you see that.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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Sdaniella: RED: 40.96mm x 21.60mm (8k dci: 1.8963:1)
46.31 mm image circle
8192x4320=35,389,440 pixels
5.00 um x 5.00 um pixel

... with a typical cine camera MONSTRO cooling system ...
without which, it would not maintain either such "great" DR or IQ ... and over long periods of uncooled operation choke on its own heat ... and cpus would all quickly crash

... try achieving 8k dci 17+ DR with nothing but an unfanned heatsinked sensor in a typical modern consumer palm-sized dcam with video ... in a lightweight compact body

What's your point? It's not meant to go into your pocket!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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Franz Weber: I wish that Apple would create a real zoom camera with a 1inch or a micro 43rd sensor and a fast lense. This camera should have instant Wi-Fi, iOS, iCloud Photosteam, and the clever True Tone flash technology with a Xenon white light and a LED brown light. And wireless charging.

At least they will charge us wirelessly with the iTunes store.

So CanonKen, an ultra slim phone that acts as a Sat Nav, Computer, Health Tracker, Camera, Music Player, Video Recorder, Sound Recorder, Internet Browser, Instant Messenger, Game Console, Personal Organiser, Portable Movie Player, Location Tracker, eBook Reader, Alarm Clock, Calculator, eWallet, Internet Radio, and many thousands of other things with apps is a "simple" product?

Remember when virtually all of those things came as separate devices?

I doubt that it is in Apple's plans to split those out into separate products again. So, I wouldn't expect a standalone camera from them either.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
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(unknown member): That's great footage! I'm still learning about photography, but I think I'll get into drones and do the same thing but with boats! Yes!

I highly recommend you try flying under those boats!! Yes!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:05 UTC

So DPR, you admit this act is "highly illegal", so what was your base instinct? To lure some social-media-gawker types to your site in the hope you can make money somehow from it?

Disappointing. The old, unique, indispensably useful and highly respected DPR must be spinning in its grave.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
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HeyItsJoel: I have an iPhone 7 and after my 2 years is up, I'm reverting back to iPhone 6. I hate that I don't have a audio jack on my damn phone.

HeyItsJoel, I see you changed your weird question. I can't blame you. Breasts aren't really discussed much like that in polite company.
To answer your new question to Vik2012, if I may, no I don't have any relatives on this site that I am aware of so not likely to know or be related.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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princecody: No audio jack on this?

it's an upgrade, not a downgrade. So, nope.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I have an iPhone 7 and after my 2 years is up, I'm reverting back to iPhone 6. I hate that I don't have a audio jack on my damn phone.

And the award for the weirdest question of the day goes to... HeyItsjoel. Congratulations Joel.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (302 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: I'm amazed how fluid the response is in the Affinity products. Adobe doesn't have anything that is so nice to work with that visually smooth on editing.

I'm not sure what the problem is that people are complaining about. I'm just using a MacBook Air and it's completely smooth.

Helstor, I have run it on both Windows and Mac and it is very smooth for me. Are you running some other intensive processes concurrently?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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chadley_chad: I use an old pirated copy of CS5 ... I’d happily pay a fair buy price instead but with greeedy subscription models like this, is it any wonder people like me exist!

I'm with Vik2012 on this one. Blaming piracy for the Adobe subscription business model makes no sense whatsoever, as he/she pointed out.

The same people who compromised the buy to own versions did the same with the rent to use versions. That was predictable.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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Vik2012: Indeed the subscription model is treating Adobe very well. They knew what they were doing when dragging those who didn't need to pay more money into their subscription net. Fair play to them though, if they can get that money and people are happy to pay them. But where do they go from here? Profits got to keep rising to keep investors happy.

Affinity are now making products that would more than match many Adobe users' needs. They plan to add to their Photo and Designer products with a Publisher Beta at the end of this year. I like their permanent licence at an affordable price and free updates approach.

Eric, you could do worse than check out Capture One Pro from Phase One. It's excellent, not expensive and fast. It has to be fast to keep up with Phase One's 100MP medium format cameras i suppose.

Anyway, I switched from LR to Capture One and have not regretted it for a second. Just letting you know in case that helps you.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 22:23 UTC

The first suggested article for me under this one on copyright is the monkey selfie one with the monkey face. I wonder if anyone else would find that amusing. Maybe just me. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:35 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (417 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Have a little lie down there, Charlie. Rest your head. You're going to give yourself a heart attack over the fact that people choose their own phones based on their own needs. No one made you the world's dictator. And won't.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (417 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Charlie Jin, you claim you are using the iPhone since 1983 and still know so little about it? Not everyone who would find that odd would be a troll or an Apple employee.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: iPhone 8 & X will be in Grammy 2018 bag.

Mariano, you were outed as a troll. But you do seem to like your own comments. :))

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
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RedFox88: Meh update. X and 7s are weak.

How do you get paid Mariano? Or is that just in your imagination, like your problems with a phone you never seen, much less used.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
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mxx: Popular Mechanics has an interesting piece titled "It's Never Been a Worse Time to Upgrade Your Phone: The iPhone X cements a growing trend of less for more."

Not bashing the X as such, but just pointing out a few facts about top end phones these days.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/news/a28179/should-you-upgrade-your-phone/?src=nl&mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_news&date=091417
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/news/a28179/should-you-upgrade-your-phone/?src=nl&mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_news&date=091417.

For someone "not bashing the X as such", you have gone to the effort to pick out and spread the links to an article that help you bash it.

There are many more articles that are very positive about the new phone. I think Phones have come a long, long way quickly with iterative updates and the latest Apple phones are nice upgrades.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:11 UTC
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Gary Martin: That notch up top ;(

...as opposed to a "notch" on all sides at the moment? You can play videos to not include it if you want to, or so the demos i have seen demonstrated. I think that it will be quickly forgotten when you are using the phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
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cosinaphile: the talking poop emoji... and it appeal is frankly vulgar and seems to try and leverage focus group studies of the habits of the 13 - 17 year old demographic

corporate attempts to remain relevant in a constantly changing demographic does much to reveal the cluelessness and shortsightedness of corporate america

Getting upset about an emoji? Then you need to reset your perspective on life.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Thanks for letting us know. We were wondering if you would upgrade from your Samsung or not. Keep us posted if you are upgrading to new socks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
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