MisterBG

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Joined on Sep 29, 2005

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Darn it!
Just when I bought a Samyang 10mm f3.5, along comes this.
I guess they made it f5.6 to keep the size down. Comapred to the Samy this is tiny.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 09:04 UTC as 8th comment
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henhen: "he name 'GIMP' was chosen nearly two decades ago as a reference to a scene in the cult classic movie, Pulp Fiction."

You mean G-nu I-mage M-anipulation P-rogram was not obvious? (pulp fiction or not)

Why dont they just copy menus and gui etc..like photoshop? That way i think they might get more users to change over from photoshop to gimp. Everywhere you go its photoshop photoshop photoshop... well if photosohop is so well known and used it will only make sense to make the transition over to gimp easier by setting everything up in a familiar design.

anyway i installed gimp on my nokia n900 way back ago..as well as openoffice.. (on debian).. both open sourced programs... ahhh the good old days.. poor nokia n900, didnt get the spotlight it should have.

I thought the "Gimp" appeared in the movie "The Usual Suspects."

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2020 at 20:18 UTC
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PeterY: Excellent!! Very cool indeed.....I love it!
But why is he using 10-18 on a FF A7RIII? Probably would get better results with an APS-C body. Just saying....

The 10-18 f4 is NOT a "cheap" lens, whatever body you use it on.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 18:37 UTC

Seems to be a bit like reinventing the wheel.
Both Olympus and Panasonic already have excellent lenses of similar focal length and aperture.
Why do they think people are going to pay for a manual focus equivalent?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 10:36 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Sannaborjeson: It's still a "poor man's Lightroom" and miles behind C1 v12 in terms of tools and rendering. Also On1 is not supported by RNI.

Believe me, if you can afford C1 or LR — you'll never use it.

I formerly used Lightroom but On1 gives me better results, and with layers and masks, can fulfill many tasks that Photoshop was needed for.
I no longer use any Adobe products.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 16:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (536 comments in total)

Surely it would be better to use the Canon DPP software for raw processing, rather than some half-baked ACR version?
After all, that's what most owners will be using untill the new format is supported by mainstream software companies.
How can you be sure that your "beta" version of ACR is optimised?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 13:14 UTC as 107th comment | 14 replies
On article Three EF-to-RF adapters available for EOS R (270 comments in total)

How do you rotate a "drop-in" CPL and view the results as you rotate it?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:09 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

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 37th comment | 3 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1623 comments in total)
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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.

https://www.alienskin.com/

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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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.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

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

Kodachrome
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
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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 (465 comments in total)
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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 (465 comments in total)
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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
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