GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

That's the way to always judge how a camera works. Even when it has a clearly dummy lens on it.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 03:56 UTC
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mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

It's not a point. It's an assumption. Based on nothing more than rather immature bashing.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

Anyone who does not want the "more zoom"will hardly be pushing it to 400mm then will they?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 01:10 UTC
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razadaz: You cannot compare the cost of this to Photoshop. Photoshop is a rental plan with no fixed rate. It can go up at a moments notice in the same way that long standing CS6 upgrade privileges to long time users evaporated over night and without warning. As far as I can see with this software is that it performs well, and that’s the most important factor. You can always add features but base performance is hard if not impossible to improve.

To those who believe Photoshop is so established it could never be knocked of its throne I have one word to say; Quark.

When I first started in computer graphics QuarkXpress was the de-facto DTP. No one ever thought its position at No 1 could ever be threatened.

I can't trust Adobe. They proved it.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
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lawny13: I mostly do photo editing and simply use LR. I sometimes dive into PS but I do not by any means take full advantage of what the software can do.

At $108 a year or here in the EU €147 ($169 a year) I am certainly not going to switch to the adobe CC band wagon.

There is a reason why companies DO NOT upgrade their CAD software (or any software) every time there is a version/revision release. The added features do not justify the cost to benefit. They always wait for when the incentive is big enough. I have a feeling that for a lot of people this holds true for adobe products as well. I had upgraded from CS3 to CS6 because I couldn't be bothered with CS4 and CS5.

Adobe is simply taking advantage of their leading position. As for updates for CS6... no need. I am fine with the way it is running now. I hope affinity progresses so it is an option in a year or 2 when I would consider an upgrade. Rent software? Haha... those who want to get locked into the product further go ahead.

Of course. Rented software is an admission the product is mature and they can't make people shell out for updates with small incremental improvements. It's a mug's game. If it were not, they would offer both options.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:39 UTC
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maxnimo: Any competition to the Adobe monopoly is most welcome.

Still won't make me rent my software. Keep trying though. Nine times out pof ten when people complain about poor interfaces they mean "One I do not use regularly". These is much that is hardly instinctive about Photoshop too.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
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maxnimo: Any competition to the Adobe monopoly is most welcome.

Paintshop Pro is 64 bits.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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BaldCol: Sorry, if it's not being offered on a monthly subscription I'm not interested.

Maybe both could try offering it on both. And let people vote with their wallets.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
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spontaneousservices: Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

Try it and see.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
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forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

I love the Adobe adverts here. If it is such a great deal, give us CHOICE.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:47 UTC

I'll give this a try. Anything but renting my software.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC as 42nd comment
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forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

Here's a serious point. Stuff Adobe's subscription model.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
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razadaz: Its price drops like these that put me off investing in any expensive camera. I know of no other manufacturing business where prices drop continuously after a product is launched. Even software companies like Adobe (where development cost is high but the production cost is zero) don’t drop their prices like this.

Any computer product pretty much starts losing value as soon as you pay for it. You are just not paying attention.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
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GaryJP: Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

"Is there a bigger loser on the planet than the Apple basher?"

Undoubtedly the Apple fanboy.

Incidentally, my place is full of Apple stuff. Just not the phone. But I don't get religious about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:52 UTC

Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 89th comment | 9 replies

I love the smell of brand wars in the morning.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 00:55 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

As someone said, the people who should be MOST interested in this sale are the Australian tax collectors. If it's bogus, he's going to have a hell of a tax bill to fork out for a bit of publicity.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Because there is a hell of a lot more to processing good black and white images in Lightroom or Photoshop than "hitting the BW button". And the adjustments you can make are a lot better than anything the camera turns out by itself.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:21 UTC

"less than charitable commentary" on another photographer's work?

Among DPReview contributors?

Don't be silly.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 125th comment
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Not me.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
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