f22photos

Lives in United States La La Land, CA, United States
Works as a Cubicle Dweller
Joined on Dec 30, 2011

Comments

Total: 5, showing: 1 – 5
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)
In reply to:

meltdownman1: This also means that all those writers that put out products supporting ADOBE, (Scott Kelby, Laura Shoe etc.) have to also be planning on changing their business model in the future. They provide a lot of support to amateur photographers. Those professionals that use CS and LR on a daily basis don't really need their help since they have people in the office or network that help them out and thus really have no benefit. Can you imagine the amount of books and videos that will no longer be produced to help people learn CS and LR?

Strictly from a marketing perspective:
It will be interesting to see how the market shifts in support for other products out there will it not? What will we do with all those books and videos currently sitting on our shelves that teach us how to use Photoshop?

I've never liked ACR, and have been using DxO Optics Pro for years. As well as finding it much more intuitive than ACR, DxO jumps on the new camera body/lens combinations faster than anyone else! :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 00:58 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cogset: Can't wait to see Apple's next play.

Aperture with the NIK (or other) plug-ins and/or GIMP is looking better and better. Heck, with Microsoft's blunder (so far) on Windows 8, in essence the learning curve for an Win XP user moving to Mac is easier than that user upgrading to W8. (Note: I like Windows 7 a lot).

So is this is the year of more "New Coke" moments?:
- Windows 8 (a whole HW industry goes into recession and MS quickly trying to re-introduce the Start button in 8.1)
- Adobe betting on 'subscription' vs 'perpetual' licenses, alienating the non-corporate users and forcing people to consider other options.

Note: Microsoft may do the same with Office in a few years.

"Note: Microsoft may do the same with Office in a few years."

They're already trying; it's called Office 360... what a joke!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 00:47 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)
In reply to:

rdc13: so who is going to purchase/upgrade to cs6 now? Anybody?

I'm thinking of upgrading from cs5 at home. I currently use cs6 Creative Suite at work/cs5 at home. I haven't seen the NEED to upgrade my personal software, as I'm doing less freelance these days vs corporate-world work on company-provided PC/software.

The change isn't that great, but I'm thinking that by upgrading for $275 USA I can avoid the cloud-world for 2-3 years.

any thoughts?

I'm on CS5 and didn't upgrade to CS6 becuase there's nothing in it I'd use on a daily basis. That hasn't changed.

But think about it, CS6 is already obsolete, superceded in functionality and features by Photoshop CC... why give Adobe any more of your hard earned cash for an obsolete product?!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 00:44 UTC
On article DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows (95 comments in total)

I started using DxO a little over a year ago and I quickly became a HUGE fan of the product, to me it seemed very intuitive, and I was willing to put up with the somewhat slow processing speeds because of the exemplary results.

However, whilst the move from v6 to v7 has resulted in a considerable improvement in processing speed, images typically take about 1/3rd of the time to process in v7 as in v6 on my system, the downside is that DxO have completely crippled the primary "Projects" workflow to the point where it is unusable for an event-type shooter like myself.

The only time I could imagine using the product now would be if I had a dozen or so "happy snaps" to work with; processing 500-1000+ images from an event simply isn't possible.

Such a shame; I guess I'll be working with v6 'til they kill it off, then I'll be looking for an alternative.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 08:38 UTC as 5th comment
On article DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows (95 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nikonworks: Do not waste your money.
DXO will not automatically, nor manually, update modules on a 64 bit system.
Their support offered no help on the issue.

Indeed, v6.6 and 7.1 work flawlessly on my Win7 Pro 64Bit custom built system.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2011 at 04:43 UTC
Total: 5, showing: 1 – 5