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Bobthearch: The point is, they didn't fix Nik Collection so as to work directly with RAW files. And they didn't entirely fix the high-res screen issues.

They merely fixed PhotoLab so that it can load the Nik Collection as plugins, like other programs such as Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Affinity Photo, ACDSee, and On1 have always been able to do.

And for that fix, they require existing customers to re-purchase both the Nik Collection and PhotoLab.

Is that a good summary of the current update?

Yes, TIFF still works. But they are huge files and totally unnecessary in a modern work flow.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 23:18 UTC
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Bobthearch: The point is, they didn't fix Nik Collection so as to work directly with RAW files. And they didn't entirely fix the high-res screen issues.

They merely fixed PhotoLab so that it can load the Nik Collection as plugins, like other programs such as Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Affinity Photo, ACDSee, and On1 have always been able to do.

And for that fix, they require existing customers to re-purchase both the Nik Collection and PhotoLab.

Is that a good summary of the current update?

... and, as allways, there is One More Thing. I re-purchased the Nik Collection based on the marketing speak about RAW support (finally).

There is no such thing as RAW support in the Nik Collection. It is only when you first open a RAW file in PhotoLab, then work on it in Nik with PhotoLab as a launch platform, and then export it out of PhotoLab that you can use the DNG file format.

To add insult to injury, DxO PhotoLab cannot, I repeat: cannot, import the DNG files it produces in the export process.

So, if I go through the cumbersome process of exporting a Sony or Canon RAW file to the DxO world, work on it, export it back to Lightroom in DNG format, and then want to make some more tweaks on it in DxO, DxO just cannot open the file format it just exported to Lightroom a moment ago.

So save your money, folks, the most recent so-called update of the Nik Collection is a scam all trough and through. It is simply an attempt to trap you into using PhotoLab. Two days in, I hate it.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 11:57 UTC

There is nothing new about this. Lightroom has this feature, and had it for a long time - more than a year, at least.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 16th comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (174 comments in total)
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stefpix: Sony RX100 iii is cheaper and more flexible. I'd rather carry that than a fixed lens.
Something with a 24mm to 70/10mm equivalent. It is more relaxing to have some options than being stuck to a single focal length. At least for me.

I carry both, and they are very different cameras; both have their strengths and weaknesses.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 21:47 UTC

What post processing was applied to these photos? They appear somewhat noisy (expectations adjusted to the fact that this is an expensive and top notch camera) on my Mav Book Pro Retina screen. The ISO 1000 photo of the water artist has very obvious compression artefacts, and even in the ISO 100 photos there is some noise. All this based on full size viewing. Is this due to the fact that A7R II makes some compression even to RAW files, or were these photos taken as JPEG originals?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 08:55 UTC as 8th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (509 comments in total)

A great little camera, X-T10 :)

I bought two and used them regularly for six weeks while travelling, and it was just great. 50-140/2.8 on one; 10-24/4 on the other; hardly a missed shot, and the pictures came out great and just as expected (I have some experience with Fuji X).

Brought along a 5D mkIII just in case, but hardly ever used it. So in the future this is my travelling gear, the whole Fuji kit (feels like it) weighs less than 5D with 70-200/2.8, and even if the Fuji kit will not replace my Canon gear altoghether, X-T10 is a bargain if you want high iq and easy (still; I don't do video) shooting in a small and light package.

I find the user interface on X-T10 better than X-T1, never got used to all the double dials on the latter. The X-T10 feels smaller in hand than the X-T1 for a minute or two, then you never think about it again. No problem using a big lens like 50-140 on it.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 36th comment
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