anthony mazzeri

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On article Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS (103 comments in total)
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John M Roberts: I still can't help feel this is a dribbling move towards the characteristics of Aperture yet I will admit I haven't tried it. Why isn't there some incentive by developers to offer a full on replacement to the dumped by Apple Aperture with all the advanced refinements of today that Apple was neglecting at the end. I'm speaking the editing and the management aspects that at the time were greatly appreciated by many.

What I want to hear from reviewers is "Wow, finally a credible replacement of Aperture with all the current advancements included." Isn't there some financial incentive for that?

There is still also Aperture itself which is still fully-functioning on macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
On article Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS (103 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: Wow! Now I'm regretting for not buying the iPhone X... I went with the 8 :( I now wished that I got the X for the raw files to edit on my phone...

Richard, you can shoot RAW on the iPhone 8 using a different camera app such as ProCam.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
On article Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS (103 comments in total)
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Thomas Rose: I do not care how great it is, I will not be using it.

Apple has a track record of introducing applications and then dropping them after a few years, or dumbing down professional applications to please their bigger market of iPhone users. They did it with word processors, with video editing and with Aperture.

Why would anyone with a business to run choose an Apple application when we have no assurance that it will continue to be available long-term.

Microsoft may be guilty of many sins, but dumping their user base by dropping important applications (or dumbing them down, or ignoring backward compatibility) is not one of them.

@Thomas Rose, so how's your Zune going?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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clicstudio: I wish Aperture would come back. It was amazing. Much better than the crappy Lightroom.

@cdembrey, If you have a hard drive full of referenced files and need to move them to a new drive, as far as I can ascertain Photos is unable to ‘re-locate’ them as Aperture does - and so you have to start from scratch and lose all your xmp and developments etc.

This may be changed in the future, but I’m not hopeful as I get the sense it was only included in its basic form to get Aperture users to cross, but that Apple doesn’t really want Photos users to work with referenced files as they don’t fit into Apple’s iCloud future/plans.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Do future versions not being made available at all mean the "unspecified period of time" can legally be zero?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
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photo_rb: Can you imagine if Adobe followed MacPhun's model of a paid upgrade every year? LR and PS would cost a heck of a lot more than $10 a month.

And yes, I know you don't "have" to upgrade.

@photo_rb, what is this $10 a month spin? That's the minmum with only 20GB cloud. For a full photo library? The more adequate 1TB storage is DOUBLE that price.

For users in Australia and elsewhere it's almost triple the price at (AUD) $28.59 per month, which is a whopping $343.08 per annum, which translates to an every 2 year upgrade cycle of $686.16.

When Affinity Photo or MacPhun Luminar (both with soon to be added DAM) are in the $50-$100 ranges for a typical 2 year upgrade cycle, it puts Adobe's $686 cost for the same thing with their LR and PS bundle into true perspective.

If you're enjoying a reduced US price which the rest of Adobe's users around the world are subsidizing by paying double to triple to enable you to evanglize on photo forums about how affordable Adobe is (for you) compared to their competitors, then that is just one more reason for the rest of us to abandon Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Adobe Ps and LR are about as far as I go with Adobe. I personally still prefer to host my online portfolio somewhere else. Yeah, the workflow from PS/LR to Portfolio might be very easy, but I'd rather have more control over my portfolio. but that's just me. Especially seeing that adobe posted a huge profit for Q3, they have enough of my money. Maybe when they update LR (particularly the catalog) I'll consider giving them more of my money and business.

kilofox, included in the subscription price is not 'free'.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: I have a theory.

Subscription in Adobe's case is a service fee. You can't copyright a service which 'rents/hires a product to use'. Only trademark.

So Adobe has no copyright on their CC apps offered as subscription, only if they license/sell them?

Edit - I suppose they can just say they are 'licensing' a copy of their apps on a monthly basis.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 05:14 UTC

I have a theory.

Subscription in Adobe's case is a service fee. You can't copyright a service which 'rents/hires a product to use'. Only trademark.

So Adobe has no copyright on their CC apps offered as subscription, only if they license/sell them?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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bleeboo: Not an Apple fanboy, however, as the owner of a Samsung S8+, beautiful display as that phone has, the video is substandard compared to Apple's 6S+.

I will also miss Android's drag and drop ecosystem which is especially useful when wanting to actually store something on your phone, however...

4K 60P with dual lens optical image stabilization with tele and wide angle options native to the camera is, well, a gamechanger, not really for watching on what I assume will be a gorgeous pixel packed quasi-3K OLED screen, but for offloading and watching on a 4K OLED 55" TV.

Having that kind of pocket rocket is desirable, at least to me.

Sign me up.

PS. You don't actually drag and drop from the PC to the iPhone. On your desktop you simply drag it into any folders on your drive you designate to be catalogued/synced by Mylio, or add it directly into Mylio itself. The Mylio app on your idevice then automatically updates with the file when you next open it. If it's already open, the sync happens in real time.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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bleeboo: Not an Apple fanboy, however, as the owner of a Samsung S8+, beautiful display as that phone has, the video is substandard compared to Apple's 6S+.

I will also miss Android's drag and drop ecosystem which is especially useful when wanting to actually store something on your phone, however...

4K 60P with dual lens optical image stabilization with tele and wide angle options native to the camera is, well, a gamechanger, not really for watching on what I assume will be a gorgeous pixel packed quasi-3K OLED screen, but for offloading and watching on a 4K OLED 55" TV.

Having that kind of pocket rocket is desirable, at least to me.

Sign me up.

bleeboo, I use it exclusively wifi so have never tried via cable, but you can check out their website mylio.com.

But yes, it does work PC to iPhone, even Mac to Android if you want.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
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bleeboo: Not an Apple fanboy, however, as the owner of a Samsung S8+, beautiful display as that phone has, the video is substandard compared to Apple's 6S+.

I will also miss Android's drag and drop ecosystem which is especially useful when wanting to actually store something on your phone, however...

4K 60P with dual lens optical image stabilization with tele and wide angle options native to the camera is, well, a gamechanger, not really for watching on what I assume will be a gorgeous pixel packed quasi-3K OLED screen, but for offloading and watching on a 4K OLED 55" TV.

Having that kind of pocket rocket is desirable, at least to me.

Sign me up.

There'll be a desktop-style file system app as well built into iOS 11.

But you can do that now anyway with third-party apps like Mylio for pics and vids, or FileBrowser for all file types. Both work over wifi - Mylio syncs your device with whatever you add to designated synced folders on your Mac, while with FB you connect to your Mac and browse its drives and folders to choose which files you want to copy to your device.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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bleeboo: Not an Apple fanboy, however, as the owner of a Samsung S8+, beautiful display as that phone has, the video is substandard compared to Apple's 6S+.

I will also miss Android's drag and drop ecosystem which is especially useful when wanting to actually store something on your phone, however...

4K 60P with dual lens optical image stabilization with tele and wide angle options native to the camera is, well, a gamechanger, not really for watching on what I assume will be a gorgeous pixel packed quasi-3K OLED screen, but for offloading and watching on a 4K OLED 55" TV.

Having that kind of pocket rocket is desirable, at least to me.

Sign me up.

iOS 11 arriving next Wednesday will have drag and drop between apps.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
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paul13walnut5: If Adobe are smart they will do another aggressive CC price promotion to mop up the remaining FCP editors, who will adapt to Premiere far more easily than FCPX..

OMFies will still open, if you save your FCP as XML you can open older projects in premiere with a little bit of correction on missing fonts and colour correction (where applied)

There's no real surprise that FCP 7 users will adapt to Premiere because the same guys developed both Premiere for Adobe, and then KeyGrip for Macromedia which Apple then acquired.

Final Cut X is full Apple from the ground up so you'd expect it to be very dissimilar to the old legacy Premiere/KeyGrip/FCP7 version/s.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
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tinternaut: It's not like Apple doesn't have a history of letting down its Pro software users. Other than OSX itself, I no longer use any Apple software. And Windows is now good enough that my next PC will probably not be a Mac.

Quite the contrary. Macromedia was forced to sell KeyGrip (which became Final Cut) because it was Microsoft who refused to allow them to use MS video coding to work with Apple's QuickTime, so Macromedia couldn't even release the app at all without breaching MS licensing.

Apple only bought it because there were no other buyers for an app which Microsoft was essentially ensuring was dead in the water for any third-party buyers or users.

And you want to use Microsoft because you think it's Apple who are out to strangle users.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
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wb2trf: These photos have no soul.

Soul
2. [mass noun] emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, especially as revealed in a work of art or artistic performance: 'their interpretation lacked soul'.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@cdembrey, my answer to your question has already been made in Dheorl's comment above.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@pirate, the interest and value of the trigger is not the point in contention, it's that it will be the most-used feature for most iphone users.

I just can't see multi-flash setups ever being that commonplace for iphone photography. But an off-camera flash for selfies, it'll sell like hotcakes once the Instagram narcissists get wind of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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ttran88: This might make the dxomark one revelant now.

Interesting question. This and the DxO ONE use their own apps so will they be able to work together?

Also, the Godox appears to use bluetooth to communicate wirelessly with the phone, while the DxO uses its own wifi hotspot, so would only be able to communicate with each other via the iphone, not directly. Just guessing.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@DL, I disagree. I would bet most use will be as a single off-camera flash. Using it as a trigger in a complicated multi-flash setup would probably be its least usage for iphone photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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