Walter

Joined on Oct 27, 2000

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mandophoto: Adobe needs to do more quality control. To wit:

Lightroom CC 2015.7 with Mac Sierra has serious issues that Adobe is choosing to ignore.

Problems are:
Linear point tone curve cannot be adjusted consistently.
The click and drag tool with the color adjustments does not work properly.
Controlling the size of the adjustment brush is frustrating as small changes are difficult.

The above problems were introduced with the current version of Lightroom CC that was specifically released for use with Mac Sierra. The odd thing is that both Camera Raw and Photoshop (most recent releases) work perfectly.

As of now, I cannot recommend Lightroom CC. Unfortunately the naysayers of the CC plans seem to have been proven right by Adobe itself.

Have you checked out CC 2017 yet? Lightroom can't be far behind...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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Nikita66: ahhh, the Olympics: corrupt as FIFA, doped athletes, 30% of all airtime is ads, billions wasted on two weeks of running and sliding...
It's a strange and un-evolved world.

Shame on the doping...bigger shame on the billions wasted on killing each other when we could be running and sliding and loving each other. A lot of clean athletes who give everything for four years or more so that human endeavour to the highest standard is achieved. As for the article which "is" about photography I love to see people who are passionate about what they do and I am sure many fabulous shots will capture this.... The couch potatoes can watch without lifting a finger and order in... yes I agree strange..all about perspective I guess.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)
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tbcass: What if you're someone like me who is sick and tired of the unnatural looking overused effect of long exposures on water falls? I've been seeing them for 50 years and hate the look. I stopped doing that long ago and now usually hand hold at 1/30 to 1/60 sec which is slow enough to allow a more natural looking movement blur of the water yet fast enough for hand holding and to freeze moving leaves etc.

I still love the look of Ansel Adams waterfalls... yes they were created on big cameras at F64. Now we have all the choice in the world and sometimes creative choices are just down to carrying a tripod or not.... As for moving leaves? We can now take several exposures at different speeds ......layer and get the best of both.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

I think EthanP99 was being sarcastic... I hope you don't have toooo wait too long....

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

That sounds good....it would be worrying if there was a delay.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 14:34 UTC

How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

No I was comparing the right ones...I see that the exposure is the same for both yet the 5DSR raw image without any processing appears at least a 1.5 stop darker... Opened both in ACR latest version on my calibrated monitor. I would normally expose more for the shadows and pull the highlights back as under exposed shadows will always be more noisy.... The Sony performs well in low light....correct exposure in a well lit studio will separate the two..both are good.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Did some more looking ..the Sony is very nice low light camera...:)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)

Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 216th comment | 7 replies

The shot of throwing the flowers is awesome...it totally captures the feeling of going over the edge... Brides have nearly drowned in lakes and more ...glad this one did not need to rely on her dress being a parachute. Great idea ...well executed!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 30th comment

So funny "Creative Live" free.. Lightroom Crash Course!! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 130th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

I am not really convinced but that is ok...I wonder if all makers of DSLR'S will now abandon the filter....? If it makes no difference and moire is not an issue why have one? I can see that photography of nature and general photography might be fine butI struggle to believe that you will not get moire if you photograph an executive with a fine striped/patterned shirt/suit. Screens and patterns in architecture are common and can be difficult....just curious really..if no problem great.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

So you would be happy to shoot architecture and executive portraits with this camera...? Just curious ..I don't follow moire issues on Nikon cameras....I am sure this camera would be great for landscape.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)

Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 385th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)
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tornwald: We need to know nothing, because Adobe is dead.

Barry I agree that Photoshop these days is not necessarily a good match for the masses. I always felt that Photoshop was designed for professionals and perhaps serious amateurs from the outset. There was a phase when it seemed that everybody was talking about having "shopped" their pictures. We have all seen basic Photoshop used crudely...these days it is not necessary to use it/own unless complicated serious work is being done. Adobe know this and seem to be going back to their roots which will upset some but professionals will appreciate it. I remember when Dpreview was frequented by leading photographers prepared to share their invaluable experience...things have changed ...they have left and rather than appreciate technological advance it seems that almost every change is greeted with dissension..
I just download CC 2014 which will require updating some plugins and exploring new features but it is nice to be able to flick back to the previous version until I have sorted that.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

Professional photographer for thirty five years....best years of film...worst years of digital and still trucking... no Adobe connections. Trotting out the old 101 and Adobe employee arguments are banal and weak...why not just accept that Adobe have lots of satisfied customers.... If you don't need...want or like the Adobe model fine but don't expect to be the only voice on the block. Oh yeah...try "changing" the weather.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 19:36 UTC
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Walter: Most people who did not read the headline would not have realised there was a problem - the software just kept working. The "cloud " is just a step along the way, horses to automobiles if you like. Someone earlier could not grasp the concept. In the past horses died, more recently computers crashed, of course nobody ever had an external hard drive die with all the files on it ..never to see the light of day again. Cloud backup just gives an additional way to save stuff. I still remember the horror when solicitors stored all their faxes only to return years later to blank pieces of paper.

I personally like the seamless Adobe updates... I use the software everyday and it is more stable than ever... the cost is proportionate to value for money for me. There are all sorts of other software if you want to "own"...hey ho...another storm in a " half full" teacup.

As for the article....? Keep them coming Dpreview it is nice to be updated with what is going on with links to work arounds.

Howaboutit?

Did it affect you?....anyone you know? Again you ignore a real question...what about Mary Ellen Mark? If you don't know who she is you can google but what about the comment?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
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Walter: Most people who did not read the headline would not have realised there was a problem - the software just kept working. The "cloud " is just a step along the way, horses to automobiles if you like. Someone earlier could not grasp the concept. In the past horses died, more recently computers crashed, of course nobody ever had an external hard drive die with all the files on it ..never to see the light of day again. Cloud backup just gives an additional way to save stuff. I still remember the horror when solicitors stored all their faxes only to return years later to blank pieces of paper.

I personally like the seamless Adobe updates... I use the software everyday and it is more stable than ever... the cost is proportionate to value for money for me. There are all sorts of other software if you want to "own"...hey ho...another storm in a " half full" teacup.

As for the article....? Keep them coming Dpreview it is nice to be updated with what is going on with links to work arounds.

Wow ..howaboutraw...you still here arguing about cloning. After reading each post again it is interesting how quickly you shifted from "the cloud" and the 24 hour outage which affected no one. Not one of your comments is a "winner" throughout the whole thread.I would love to hear what you think about my Mary Ellen Mark quote....

Link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 08:53 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

I was one who hoped film would run alongside digital but once the pro labs started scanning negatives I had enough and changed. I have always said that Adobe CC is not for everyone and that is fine. There are and will be alternatives that work just fine...I am one who finds certain things hard to change. I have always enjoyed using Photoshop and don't like the idea of having to invest huge amounts of time to learn a new software.(I am hate reading technical manuals ;) ) I can cope with the small incremental changes that Adobe make..... Having said that I moved to Mac this year and when I go back to my PC I can't imagine going back. Funny old world...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

1:Do you know of Maya and the context of her quotes....?

2: Of course things can be changed...but I can "guarantee" that you ottonis will not change the cloud. You can moan and groan all you like.....

3: What you don't seem to get is that there are over a million users happy to pay for Adobe's innovation.... there are always a very small handful of vocals telling them they are nuts for buying into CC but in reality it works fine. Yes no doubt Adobe have lost some but the groundswell is on their side and in a year or two people will have adjusted their thinking to a "change" they could not make... something new and different will take its place and the cycle will repeat. Some people just struggle to adjust and have no vision.... I still remember when people would not buy a mobile phone or get a computer....or even buy a digital camera! I remember professional photographers playing catch up because they dug in their heels....many just fell by the wayside.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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