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Horrible UI, with two columns of tiny icons on each side of the screen.
You are constantly moving the cursor from one side of the screen to the other.
Why can't the icons all be grouped together like Photoshop?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jens Brogaard: Other cloud subscriptions offer at least the option of returning to a free/basic model. Would be quite easy for them offering the now classic LR with no cloud and no auto upgrade and reduced price!

So here we older/wiser grumpy men are ;) with a list of alternatives:

* Affinity: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
* Aurora/Luminar: https://macphun.com/
* On1 Photo Raw: https://www.on1.com/
* Rawtherapee: http://rawtherapee.com/
* Capture One Pro 10: https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Capture-One-Pro/Highlights.aspx
* ACDSee PhotoStudio: https://www.acdsee.com/en/products/photo-studio-professional
* Photodirector 9: https://www.cyberlink.com/products/photodirector-ultra/features_en_EU.html

* Too many or other pro suggestions?

Exposure X3 from Alien Skin Software.


Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
In reply to:

Gabor Takacs: blogs.adobe.com, May 6, 2013

Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?
A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.


No comment.

Indefinitely does not mean "for ever" for which the word is infinitely.
It means for an undefined length of time.
Adobe have obviously defined that time as being 18th October 2017

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:10 UTC

Don't see much difference between this and the existing pen tool.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (162 comments in total)
In reply to:

Albert Valentino: As Simon Garfunkel used to sing....

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Actually it was just Paul Simon from "There goes Ryhmin' Simon."
He had split from Garfunkel by this time.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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utomo99: The price increase more than 20%. which I think is too high. because the different is not too big
what do you think ?

Give it 6 months and then check the price again.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
In reply to:

Dan Wells: MultiMedia Cards caused a good deal of confusion in the early days of SD. They were "almost a SD card", missing some security features (the music and movie industries used to dream of selling content on cards). The catch was that, while the contacts were compatible and the cards were the same size (SD is a bit thicker), a camera could be SD only,MMC only or both. It wasn't until around the time of SDHC cards in the gigabyte range that MMC cards more or less vanished - they're actually still around in some embedded applications according to Wikipedia. MMC went up to 512 MB, and you'd see both on the market together in the 64-256 MB range - below something like 64 MB, SD was more expensive, in the next size range up, they were about the same, then MMC dropped out completely in the SDHC capacity range (and we've never seen anything like today's SDXC cards in a MMC variant).
What made this confusing is that some cameras around the transition didn't understand SD (they generally had both MMC and xD slots), others didn't understand MMC (often cameras that DID understand SDHC), and others took both. Remembering that the cards are almost physically identical, it created a first class mess for a few years! Once everything understood SDHC, MMC was more or less forgotten - it had a significant capacity (and speed) disadvantage and no longer had a price advantage. Now, with the exception of a few cheap (or older) cameras and laptops that won't take SDXC cards, anything that will fit in a SD slot will work.

I never forgave Olympus for dropping the "Smart Media" card...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 00:13 UTC

Couldn't wait until April 1st...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 08:33 UTC as 112th comment
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)
In reply to:

joyclick: Boycott Adobe.

And your layers based bitmap editor of choice is...?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)
In reply to:

davids8560: What bugs me is I bought the full CS6 suite shortly before CC made its debut. If they warned me everything was about to change, I sure don't remember it. They just took my $2,100. And I won't forget that.

Yes - I'm in the same position and I don't remember that either.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 05:09 UTC
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Sabatia: I started digital imaging more than twenty years ago via scanning slides and film with a high-end dedicated scanner. I loved Adobe because I got so much joy out of creating collages and printing my images on my large-format printers. Now I feel that they've lost their souls, with money being their only reason for existence. I feel sad for Adobe employees.

I think you'll find most companies exist to make money - It's called business.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark (67 comments in total)

Most club judges would point out that the bright area in the sky draws the eye away from the rest of the image.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:09 UTC as 12th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark (67 comments in total)
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Tan68: The image was exported to PS to adjust left slider on levels to 14, if I understand correctly. It is not possible to adjust blackpoint on levels in LR ?

Yes. You can adjust both Black and White points in LR, but the text says the main editing was done in ACR, so maybe that's different?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:07 UTC

Seems like something you could do a lot more easily with digital layers and save loads of printing paper.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): The music is annoying.

Music is only annoying if you don't like it.
IF you don't like it - Turn it down.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On article Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography (55 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Can someone explain number 6 to me? I'm having a hard time understanding that one.

Getting hit by a breaking is a little like getting hit by a slow-moving car. It hurts just to look at these because I know what came next.

Yes, a little too much Photoshopping in number 6.

I suspect that many are Photoshop composites, although very well done.
I saw some photos like this taken in the UK by someone who is obviously copying Clark Little's techniques. These were clearly Photoshop composites, since some of the wave angles were impossible in relation to the background

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Great video but it's amazing how this has grown from something that was easier to use than Photoshop, to what it is now.

It's a completely different program, with a different application to PS.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
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jazzphotog1: Video looks very useful. Physical problem here...must be able to watch the video in 10-15' intervals. Can it be downloaded & saved to my computer (Mac)?

There are lots of YouTube downloader programs available.

I don't use Mac, but here a couple of many:

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On article Site Update: notifications (122 comments in total)

Notifications are displayed most recent first.
If they all relate to an ongoing thread it would be more useful to have the oldest displayed first, otherwise you finish up reading the thread backwards, i.e from the bottom up, rather than from the top down.
Please can we have the notifications displayed with the oldest at the top, the same way the forums are displayed?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

The word is "trawling" not trolling, read the second sentence of the description.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
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