NetMage

Lives in United States Danville, AK, United States
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Joined on Jan 22, 2006

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Ruy Penalva: I always found Corel very non intuitive and hard to master. Complicated the old interfaces.

Except for perspective correction - I have yet to see anything handle that better or easier.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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The Squire: "This allows for 4K video capability to be installed in devices with limited storage or processing power."

Doesnt HEVC need more processing power than H264?

Fortunately Apple has never had issues with overheating or throttling in the iPhone.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
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turvyT: What they need is a better water protection.

The iPhone 7 is rated at IP67 and in actual tests beats the Samsung rated for IP68. I don't they will go backwards with their newer phones.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
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CaPi: Isn't this what apple does when a new model is about to launch or gets updated?
Rumor mongering at it's best ;)

iPhone SE: March 2016 doesn't seem like years ago to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 04:33 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: About 20 years ago, I carefully set up my film camera to take a photo of an eclipse, getting a picture showing the sun with a bite missing. On the one hand, I was pleased that my effort paid off. On the other, I realized that I could have created an identical image just by taking a photo of a pin hole in a box, with a lightbulb inside the box.

Sometimes, all the effort isn't worth it.

A few years later, I experienced another partial eclipse and didn't bother with the camera - but saw some amazing images of the shadows created by the eclipsed sunlight passing through trees - hundreds of tiny shadows showing the outline of the eclipse.

So, I recommend not shooting the sun, but looking around for other unusual images created by the eclipse.

I have a film picture of just that from a partial eclipse about 35 years ago. One good thing about that is it happens during partial eclipses as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (64 comments in total)

Before iPhone, I used to carry a SD series in my pocket every day. I really wanted to upgrade but Canon dropped the optical viewfinder from newer models and I wasn't interested.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 46th comment
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Amando Hernandez Monge: Deeply sorry. Good and reliable products are not enough to survive in the photography bussiness

They were for 94 years. Somehow I feel like mismanagement that lacked the vision to anticipate the inevitable popping of the digital bubble back to pre-digital level of sales deserves a lot of the blame.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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NetMage: It doesn't seem like (Fuji sure don't want you to know) that the SP-2 prints the new square format, so still waiting for a larger Instax printer.

Now I am wishing Instax square was 3.9x3.9 instead of 2.4x2.4

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 18:58 UTC

It doesn't seem like (Fuji sure don't want you to know) that the SP-2 prints the new square format, so still waiting for a larger Instax printer.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Barty L: Without doubting the experience of those who find it slow, I've never really had any speed issues with Lightroom. Importing and exporting are fast. As I move sliders around during processing, the effects are seen instantaneously. And this is on a modestly-specified Wintel laptop (3-gen i7, 8GB RAM). Startup could be a little faster, and if they speed up preview generation I'll take that but I don't think the time currently taken is unreasonable.

What I really want from them is an undertaking that they will continue to offer the application with a perpetual licence option.

I think it is fair to say those answers applied to LightRoom 5 and the addition of a subscription version, and did not say indefinitely like the license answer.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
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Rick DeBari: I'll stick with my good old Photoshop CS6 thank you. It works fast and no monthly payment fee because it's paid for outright. ☺

There is a perpetual licensed version of LightRoom available.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
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UneVache: Most likely, they are just preparing version 7, and it will be delivered under subscription only model.

It's equally true they might want to keep a perpetual licensed version available to capture the subscription averse income and provide a gateway to a subscription that includes Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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Sutlore: Very nice to see them listen to the consumers. Hopefully, the update will not only for LR7 or later version.

I'm still using LR6.

That isn't very likely. Back porting performance improvements will have no financial justification and isn't always easy.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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frosti7: Adobe and performance is not something that goes together,
if you use adobe premiere then expect ridicules rendering times,

the funny part is that years ago, the users have developed graphics card acceleration on their own, i cant comprehand why a single person can implement it and adobe cant

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1243687

Vista wasn't a complete re-write of anything.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
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munro harrap: Those who complain are online waiting for Adobe's server, built-into their PCs, to steal compressed versions of their images for free. GO OFFLINE, delete your connecting software -easy to do(its in the Adobe folders in Apps), and carry on.

WHY are you online working for Adobe for nothing?

As to a fix, it'll not happen, and IF it does will take as long as it has to admit the problem.

Me personally I am still on 4.4 and its a lot faster than Optics Pro 11!

You really shouldn't stop taking your meds.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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TORN: Just slap that Bayer sensor in a higher up body and I will be happy with Fuji. Similar image quality without the hassle in raw.

@RMGoodLight LOL "Bayer requires no interpolation" - you have no idea how RAW processing is done, do you?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
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K RAVINDRAN: Hope Nikon listens to the wish list of its hard core long standing customers and will not disappoint. It is now are never.
What is wrong in collaborating with Fuji film.

I don't see discussion in forums as a serious measure of anyone's importance to an industry.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
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Abdouh19: Sony took 7 years from NEX to A9 ... i dont see them succeed in mirrorless market for two major raisons
1) if they create a new mount that means zero lenses , and if they go with the F-mount , the camera will look like a brick ( pentax k01 for ex )
2) sony isnt selling their best sensors anymore

I doubt if small size and the poor battery life that goes with it are the biggest advantages of mirrorless for most of its users.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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Hellraiser: I just hope they are smart enough to ditch the F mount and go with a competent new design.

Except a big part of being Nikon is the semi-compatibility they have with all of their lenses. It would not be very "Nikon-ish" to give that up with a new mount.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
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marc petzold: LR is a hell lot sluggish & dismal performance, even with a fast PC. Thanks God, there are many alternatives. C1 Pro, On1, RT (RAW Therapee), DT (DarkTable - Linux only), PhotoNinja, DxO Optics Pro, to name just a few...it must have been "Swarm Intelligence" that the masses are using LR only. Means: What everybody does use, must be good for me - wrong turn.

The former Lightroom, better being known as "Pixmatec Raw Shooter" was a way nice & fast program, back into it's heyday - then came Adobe, adding a bit here & there, and it was then later becoming Lightroom 1.0....

It's the same with Jasc, PSP (Paint Shop Pro) was a way good Graphics Editor, when it was being owned by Jasc...but it sucks, since it's been bought by Corel...i've used PSP from 1.0 (Shareware back then!) 'til X2 12.50...parallel PS since 4.0...and stuck with CS6, because it can all do i ever want & wanted.

Just my 2 cents...

Good Light !
Marc

Or perhaps LightRoom is actually the best choice for most despite the compromises, which BTW are part of any product selection.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
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