bigfatron

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 23, 2009

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  • I was a long time flickr subscriber (since about 2006) but dropped it last year.  All my stuff is now on google photos for half the cost of flickr (I bought 200GB of cloud space so everything is ...
  • @mandophoto depends what you're comparing it to. The last subscription I paid was in May 2018 and that was $25 (grandfathered rate as a long term subscriber) and I wasn't charged VAT. Its now $60...

  • I was a Pro member for about 13 years and stopped renewing just after the Smugmug buyout and once the big price jump kicked in.

  • The legendary/infamous Canon 75-300 III. I didn't actually buy it, it was given to me by someone who probably just wanted it out of their house.   Even at no cost it was that bad that I still felt ...
  • The only one I've kept long term but use very lightly is a 24-105L mk 1 (still useful for scenarios where I can only take one lens or am in an environment where I don't wish to be changing lenses). ...
  • Which is fine, if you're happy with that combination of the various cost and risk trade-offs. The point is though that there are many things about cloud based backup that can be perceived as big ...
  • Where do you keep the disks?
  • Cloud storage is, by definition, off-site.  If you're set up right then new files you create can be backed up to the cloud instantly and without any intervention required.  If a provider closes ...
  • Absolutely agree regarding groups needing a root and branch rethink.  Even just archiving off the stagnant groups would be a massive start in the right direction.
  • They did at least drop it to 1000 for free users. You're right though that when they had virtually no limit on free accounts then it just became a dump, and even their own apps encouraged this ...
  • If you pay for Google One (rebranded Google Drive) storage then you can have your pictures on Google Photos at full resolution.  It's what i've been doing since letting my flickr Pro account lapse ...
  • Sharing was useful, being able to see what other people were doing was good and it also doubled as an off-site backup for me.  Unfortunately they went through with the deferred price rise that ...
  • Apologies. Type 'Task Scheduler' into the Start menu and open the app of the same name. Expand out 'Task Scheduler Local'  and select the first child item (Task Scheduler Library). Your mileage may ...
  • The nags come from a scheduled task that gets installed. Its easy enough to disable if you know where to look.
  • I only use PSP for occasional pixel level editing that I can't do in Lightroom (i'm still on the last perpetually licensed version of that).  For that purpose its perfectly adequate.  I agree ...
  • If you are tempted then the current Humble Bundle that includes it (has just under 2 days left to run) is significantly better value https://www.humblebundle.com/software/painter-create-with-confid ...
  • Your list of appealing characteristics is what piqued my interest recently in the EOS R.  The AF not being quite there yet for action stuff is what ultimately made me stick with the traditional ...
  • It depends where you are to some extent. Regulations in the UK for instance regarding crowd/display line separation, overflying etc have changed over the years.
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