Michael Foran

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Michael Foran: I have no issue paying for an Adobe subscription as long as my content remains my own. But when they start moving my work into their walled garden, that is where I draw the line. I don't want my work on their servers unless I say it's ok. And while I like the idea of cloud based database backups, I do not want my database to live exclusively in the cloud. I want the autonomy to maintain control of my content. There are no conveniences Adobe can offer that will allow me to autonomously grant them this permission. Adobe, as you inevitably move forward with merging the two versions of this program, realize that your core customer will reject this change.

Nor from a privacy perspective. There are some things I'd just rather be kept private and I don't want Adobe's AI crawling all over it, collecting data that can be stolen or abused.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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Michael Foran: I have no issue paying for an Adobe subscription as long as my content remains my own. But when they start moving my work into their walled garden, that is where I draw the line. I don't want my work on their servers unless I say it's ok. And while I like the idea of cloud based database backups, I do not want my database to live exclusively in the cloud. I want the autonomy to maintain control of my content. There are no conveniences Adobe can offer that will allow me to autonomously grant them this permission. Adobe, as you inevitably move forward with merging the two versions of this program, realize that your core customer will reject this change.

Rishi, I thought I had read in the previous article that the database was exclusively in the cloud, but now I don't see it so I must have picked that up from another source. Thank you for the correction. Is there a way to prevent LR CC from automatically syncing photos to the cloud? Can it be set to an opt-in rather than opt-out preference?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 04:46 UTC

I have no issue paying for an Adobe subscription as long as my content remains my own. But when they start moving my work into their walled garden, that is where I draw the line. I don't want my work on their servers unless I say it's ok. And while I like the idea of cloud based database backups, I do not want my database to live exclusively in the cloud. I want the autonomy to maintain control of my content. There are no conveniences Adobe can offer that will allow me to autonomously grant them this permission. Adobe, as you inevitably move forward with merging the two versions of this program, realize that your core customer will reject this change.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 108th comment | 6 replies

Is the unsaid inference here that Adobe will be deprecating the 'Classic' version while they spend all their time developing the new 'CC' version with new features? If so I'm going to have to start looking for new software. I have no issues with the Adobe subscription service- I use their entire suite on a daily basis for work and it more than pays for itself. But I have no desire for the cloud based integration that seems to be the focus of the new version. *Especially* the cloud-only database. While I wouldn't mind to have automatic cloud based database backups, an exclusively cloud based solution is not something I can trust. Also, I'm not exactly buying the whole 'legacy code' thing. Lightroom isn't that old. I suspect the more likely reason for the new version is that they want their tablet and desktop versions developed in parallel, so they are probably writing in a new environment that compiles more easily, and behaves more consistently across platforms.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 19:32 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

The court made an error in this ruling. To define copyright in those terms is just plain illogical, and wrong. Not sure who David's lawyer was on this case but they did a terrible job presenting his case, and the rendered verdict was flat out incorrect. I feel bad for him and hope someone challenges this ruling that has the finances to back it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 260th comment
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fedway: So why not just shoot video instead of time lapse for sequences like the above? I don't do either so I honestly want to know. Is it the higher resolution from time lapse stills?

I answered this on another post- basically you can take exposures with a shutter speed slower than your frame rate.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Just curious what advantages time lapse has over video?

Mainly, I think, is that it allows you to take exposures that are longer than your shutter speed. If you are shooting video at 24 FPS, the longest shutter speed you can have is 1/24th of a second. That probably isn't enough to capture the milky way, or northern lights. If you can get what you want in shutter speeds faster than your frame rate, it's probably easier to capture video and speed it up (having these custom gimbals would still be necessary though or you'll get a lot of shake). You can also capture higher resolution, which allows virtual camera moves in post.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: I'm starting to wonder just how much money Sony is slipping DPReview (under the table) to do 6 different front page showcase articles on this camera in less than 2 months... and OH PALEEEEEEZE... with it's crappy dynamic range... it's neither working wonders or shetting blunders... :P

I honestly don't understand the point of comments like this. You don't want to read it, don't read it. It's an important camera. It's an interesting article with information I would like to know. Go away.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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Conjure: Most of the news sites published similar pictures WITHOUT the corpse.

Is it really necessary to show the body of the victim? Is this the right way to show your condolence to his relatives?

Yes is is completely necessary. It's important to the story that the image tells. It's shocking and horrifying, but essential.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:03 UTC

It's got Pulitzer written all over it. The detail that gets me is the poor Ambassador's glasses back against the wall.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:00 UTC as 155th comment

WD has screwed me over too many times with their shoddy hardware and terrible software. I'll never buy one of their products again. They have poor QC, and if their software works at all it's a surprise. I have had a couple hard drives fail within two years of light use, a NAS that only booted once and then died, and backup software that wouldn't recognize all my WD drives. After they broke my older model WD Live with a firmware update and then refused to fix it because it was old, I swore them off for good. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me 5 times, shame on me.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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rfsIII: Awesome. Except for the fact it's a Microsoft product which means it will come with a ton of bloatware, be taken over by ransomware as soon as it is connected to the internet, have an overly complicated and unnavigable UI, will crash at the worst possible times, and Microsoft will offer its usual "blame the user" non-support. Apple, for all its many faults at least has a base of users who are somewhat helpful.
Microsoft: Beloved by IT managers, hated by users.

Where do you buy your computers, Best Buy? Hahaha, wow dude you sound like you haven't touched a Windows computer since 1998. Time to stop trolling Usenet and get with the times grandpa.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
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JRFlorendo: It's definitely price not to sell, good luck MS.

If you don't think this is a good value then you definitely aren't the demographic they are aiming towards. A 10 bit 28" touch screen monitor with a pressure sensitive stylus alone will run you almost this much (https://us-store.wacom.com/Catalog/Pen-Displays/Cintiq/Cintiq-27QHD-S01). Granted, the pen sensitivity isn't as good as a Wacom, but you are also getting an entire computer with it. And the specs are pretty decent. If you have a need for these tools like I do, this is a very compelling offer.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
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Everlast66: Is the SLT mirror removable? I think this would be a very useful feature to be able remove it and use only the on-sensor 399 PDAF points and also not lose 1/3 of the light.
Not a big issue these days, but it shouldn't be that difficult to make the mirror removable.

I didn't debate that. Just correcting the incorrect statement, which is a significant error.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
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Everlast66: Is the SLT mirror removable? I think this would be a very useful feature to be able remove it and use only the on-sensor 399 PDAF points and also not lose 1/3 of the light.
Not a big issue these days, but it shouldn't be that difficult to make the mirror removable.

That's 1/3 of a STOP of light, not 1/3 of all available light. Big difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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mike lomas: $3k - similar price of a decent drone which would offer far more flexibility??

You couldn't do stop motion on a drone. Batteries wouldn't last nearly long enough. You're talking multi-hour shoots here.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:51 UTC
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col4bin: Adobe is in my rear view mirror. After many years of using their products, I dumped them for non-subscription based software.

Do you actually like the software better, or is the subscription model the only motivating factor?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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col4bin: Adobe is in my rear view mirror. After many years of using their products, I dumped them for non-subscription based software.

So what are you using now?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

How little is everyone making in their work that the cost of a Photoshop subscription is even an issue? If you place a value on your time it probably costs more for you to complain about it in the DP forums. It's the price of doing business.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
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Tim McClanahan: "Face Aware Liquify" - I think that's what happened to Ramsay Bolton, isn't it?

It certainly happened to the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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