photoaddict

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photoaddict: First of all, I used to be pro-Wintel and now I am all Apple. I will never go back to Windows.

Second, my experience with Apple is far more satisfying and more productive than I ever was with a PC.

Third, MacOS is truly a marvel operating system. It was built on BSD (Unix). It just works. On top of BSD is a beautiful well designed GUI.

Fourth, I am a programmer and having a Mac gives me more opportunities to test several platforms. I can test Ubuntu, MacOS, and Windows on a Mac.

Fifth, a Mac is inherently more resistant to viruses and malwares. It's less prone to failures.
Last, did anyone actually notice that the iMac Pro gives 200% to 300% speed bump? That is truly unheard as most speed bumps are usually around 25% between generations. When time is money, professionals would definitely take iMac Pro into consideration.

I love Apple. I wish Apple could be more "upgradable" or affordable. But you get what you pay for: the best computing experience.

It just cracks me up how a pro-Wintel mindset still persists to this day.

MacOS is a POSIX certified OS making it a true Unix. Windows is not. Not even Linux is a certified POSIX OS. I cringe when people think Unix is better than MacOS when in fact MacOS is Unix with a GUI. They don't even know what Unix means!

I have Windows 10 as well and it's still a piece of junk.

Professional programmers use Macs when they target different platforms. A regular PC will NOT run a MacOS. It doesn't matter how you personally feel; it's a fact that MacOS is still a very popular operating system and that MacOS has tools to develop iOS apps and Mac apps. You cannot do that on Wintel. Macs can run Windows.

Unlike Windows, MacOS has PHP, Apache, Ruby, and so on are bundled with its release, all ready for web developers. Need to install updates or new tools? No problem, you can do that with homebrew, composer, et al in terminal.
Macs are just better.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 19:02 UTC

First of all, I used to be pro-Wintel and now I am all Apple. I will never go back to Windows.

Second, my experience with Apple is far more satisfying and more productive than I ever was with a PC.

Third, MacOS is truly a marvel operating system. It was built on BSD (Unix). It just works. On top of BSD is a beautiful well designed GUI.

Fourth, I am a programmer and having a Mac gives me more opportunities to test several platforms. I can test Ubuntu, MacOS, and Windows on a Mac.

Fifth, a Mac is inherently more resistant to viruses and malwares. It's less prone to failures.
Last, did anyone actually notice that the iMac Pro gives 200% to 300% speed bump? That is truly unheard as most speed bumps are usually around 25% between generations. When time is money, professionals would definitely take iMac Pro into consideration.

I love Apple. I wish Apple could be more "upgradable" or affordable. But you get what you pay for: the best computing experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 04:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 8 replies

I actually would love to see that in DSLRs. I often wish for that because I am tired of taking out the card and putting in SD slot or forgetting to put the card back in and so on. It would be nice if everything can be done wirelessly.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 02:32 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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Herp Photos: I for one am very tired of google and apple and others making software and hardware decisions based on the lifestyle and internet availability that the employees enjoy in silicon valley.
Not everyone is always connected to the cloud and often if you are it might be with bandwidth which makes cloud storage useless for things like searching for photos, browsing through them at full resolution and especially trying to watch a 4k video at full resolution. Also as phone cameras improve, the file sizes will only increase. Micro sd cards are much easier to transfer between phones also. Can you imagine having to copy 500gb of data from internal storage to another phone or from the cloud to another phone (for those who want offline access)
Of course not having your photos in the cloud limits their ability to study them for AI training and limits their ability to charge for cloud storage options once free limits are reached.

It's not just that... they keep forgetting that many ISPs do impose caps on how much data can be used per month.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 02:26 UTC
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BryceM: Reminder: This is rhe same publication that went on record calling Blake Shelton "the sexiest man alive"...

It was People, not TIME.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

Seriously, anyone who insist on uploading thousands of RAW images in the cloud as a source of their storage is an idiot and deserve to be booted from their ISP. (BTW, some ISPs do boot them or charge them extra if they feel are taking too much bandwidth away from other customers).
Internet bandwidth is NOT free. It is NOT unlimited.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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minababe: I am not against colorization if it's actually done so skillfully that you can't tell if the photo was black and white before and it makes you feel as if you're looking at a contemporary image. I've seen amazing colorization that makes even 100 year old photos look like they were taken yesterday: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/colorized-history_n_5553084.html

But these samples I'm seeing from this book all have that cheesy "hand tinted" look of colorized photos from ages ago, with the weird unnatural skin tones and everything. Sorry, but I'm not really impressed with what I'm seeing. It seems that the compiler scraped the bottom of the barrel with this collection.

I agree. I though the colorized pics in Retrographic book looked so obvious while the colors in photos in Huffington post look very realistic.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

So, their cellphone can't do the job? Too complicated?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 66th comment

I have one (not from them tho) because I thought it was cool. But now I honestly don't like it at all. It's always discomforting thinking you're ruining your lens only to realize it's a mug. I threw it out.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 37th comment

Pentax K1 still outperforms Sony in terms of moire... seriously, look at the residual color moire on newspaper print. Even when you look at the resolution lines, you can clearly see that Pentax has virtually no color artifacts/moire all the way while Sony shows some color moire although much less than the standard shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 211th comment | 5 replies
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (201 comments in total)

But where are 8K TVs?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 20:01 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies

no megapixels? Ferget it!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On article A retoucher reviews the Touchbar MacBook Pro (30 comments in total)

I love my 13” MacBook Pro. It is doing so well to me. I hook it up to dual monitors with thunderbolt 3 adapter and close the lid as I rarely look at the MacBook display.

I switched from hardcore wintel advocate to an Apple fanboy. I find myself much more productive on a Mac than I was on a pc. Yes Apple limits the hardware choices significantly but it makes my choices easier and I feel happier as long as I stay in the Apple ecosystem. Plus the fact that Apple sweat over little details on good designs makes computing experience a pleasant one for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:50 UTC as 7th comment
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Mssimo: I would not call heart and star shape bokeh "professional-looking"

How to make custom bokeh with different shapes (all done with an add-on to the len):

http://globetrotterdiaries.com/tips-techniques-2/love-is-in-the-air-create-your-own-heart-shaped-bokeh

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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Mssimo: I would not call heart and star shape bokeh "professional-looking"

You know you can do the same with professional cameras?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:31 UTC

Now, that's what AI is about. It's about harvesting other data to do some serious decisions about given contexts to the original image.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 50th comment
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FLruckas: Yesterday it was Skylum...
Today it's back to Macphun....
That dog in the sample images is gonna be turning their head sideways....
DPR doesn't read their own news?
J/K
Well, sort of....
:=)

They said they start changing in 2018.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:11 UTC

Love looking at how wet plate photography works. Good shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 9th comment

BTW, I looked at the paper. There is absolutely NO AI involved. It's just using algorithms to achieve the desired result. It doesn't really "analyze" the entire image and think, "ok, it's a face... let me make it a pretty face" or anything.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 73rd comment

The "improved" ones look much more like smartphone than the actual DSLR quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 75th comment
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