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On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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ExaktaFanUK: There is some confusion here. I subscribe to Photoshop Photograpy Program and use Photoshop CC 2015. I consider it reasonably good value, with frequent updates and good free onlien and phone help when needed. The software is installed on my PC, using at least 1.4 gB for 5,000+ files, and is not accessed on"the cloud".

You, quoted from June 2013. How does the koolaid taste?

"The monthly subscription may look low in comparison with outright purchase at the (old) full price until you mutiply by 12 to get the annual cost and take into account that it has to be paid year in, year out. That may nit be feasible in some cases; e.g. for an amateur photographer who retires on a pension that is half prior earnings and could cope without the latest software, or becomes unemployed.

It really is regrettable that there is no option to buy permanent rights to use the software without upgrading."
ExaktaFanUK Posted on Jun 18, 2013

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: While de facto standards are all well and good, this is a prime example of having only ONE "real" option ends up screwing us all.

So anyone who's waiting to get a 5d4, 1d4, t7i, nikon 9000 or whatever, you have to pay adobe for pshop to even see the files. MONTHLY. Forever. Sure, you can use canons or nikons crap software...PER IMAGE. Their apps are quite terrible, rivaling the worst in possible UI design.

Some smart guys keep talking about the cost of a starbucks, but how about the costs of non working software because your lifetime subscription ran out, or the day the prices go up and you cant do a damn thing about it.

The prices will rise, as soon as the user base hits some magic number in their marketing departments papers.

We are screwed, and only the foolish don't know it. Ill start looking at capture 1. As a community, we should all band together to kickstart or support a universal raw module with cataloging ability, so NO one gets locked out of thier camera raws ever.

@riveredger
NOONE thinks they will be locked out of their raws. Just their raw edits from ACR. Yep, here's your raw file back, minus the changes you made to your editing process.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:36 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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backayonder: $9.95 AUD a month for Lightroom and Photoshop less than two mugs of flat white.
Seems a bargain to me. My shelf is littered with worthless copies of Lightroom 1 to 5 and CS versions too.

What does LR6 bring in image quality over LR5? Nothing. No change at all. Same engine.
But hey, I don't have to use my other software because they added panorama and HDR. Wooooooo. And they even added....wait for it...DEHAZE...but only if you have the CC version.

Maybe you should have just kept LR5 and saved yourself some cash. Every month.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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Nick - Photography: The best photo editing software ever made.
I have over 350 photo's on Getty Images processed with the help of Photoshop and Camera raw
http://www.gettyimages.dk/search/photographer?family=creative&photographer=Nick+Brundle+Photography

Thanks for your infomercial, Nick. Your blatant self promotion... By the way, ANYONE can put images on Getty. Perhaps I should photograph artistic piles of dog feces and put a collection on Getty. Processed with an Adobe product, of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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riveredger: Intuitively, I suspect anyone who thinks $10/month is outrageous is using a pirated copy of it now, or doesn't own it all.

You're ignorance and naivete is showing. I have paid good money for CS2, CS3, CS5 and CS6. Additionally LR 3, 4 & 5. I have issues with pirating software, and won't. I also have issues with renting software, that disappears when my payments stop.

Oh, and Adobe Photoshop CC is very much pirated. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=adobe+photoshop+cc+crack

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: While de facto standards are all well and good, this is a prime example of having only ONE "real" option ends up screwing us all.

So anyone who's waiting to get a 5d4, 1d4, t7i, nikon 9000 or whatever, you have to pay adobe for pshop to even see the files. MONTHLY. Forever. Sure, you can use canons or nikons crap software...PER IMAGE. Their apps are quite terrible, rivaling the worst in possible UI design.

Some smart guys keep talking about the cost of a starbucks, but how about the costs of non working software because your lifetime subscription ran out, or the day the prices go up and you cant do a damn thing about it.

The prices will rise, as soon as the user base hits some magic number in their marketing departments papers.

We are screwed, and only the foolish don't know it. Ill start looking at capture 1. As a community, we should all band together to kickstart or support a universal raw module with cataloging ability, so NO one gets locked out of thier camera raws ever.

@riveredger
"No one is kicking you out of your RAWs. The misinformation around here is scary."
Starting with your misinformation.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: It sounds like the article would be more accurate if it said that Adobe is intentionally crippling ACR so that new releases will no longer work with CS6, in hopes of forcing satisfied CS6 users into an upgrade they would otherwise not buy.

ACR CS6 vs ACR CC work the same way; as a side program that exports processed raws to photoshop. They could easily make ACR work for both. They are choosing not to, to push more people to their subscription model.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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nycgazelle: I am entirely supportive of the subscription based model. I don't feel a need to try and pirate anything. Two Latte's at my fancy coffee shop are more than a fair monthly payment for software I use daily to make money. There is no excuse to pirate software anymore like this when its so affordable. Their developers need to be paid too guys! Jeez. Go F yourselves.

I WAS purchasing their software. Every two years. Now they decided they don't want to sell me the software anymore. They want me to rent it. They, and you, can "go f yourselves".

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:15 UTC
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backayonder: Oh well on a positive note think of all the trees and minerals and that shiny ingredient that makes DVD's er shine being saved due to Adobe not making a physical product.

Any Green Environmentalists opposed to the CC model must be very traumatised.

Ummm...my last two versions of CS were downloads.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (465 comments in total)
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detefon: Maybe this is a stupid question but what's the point of switching photoshop to the cloud if the cloud version are also being pirated?

@Trk
LOL! You're too funny. Naive, and funny.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.

@MeganV
LOL. Here's two from a quick Google search. But go ahead, argue about something else now.
http://c1styles.com/shop/
http://captureonestyles.com/

Oops...here's a third. http://www.captureonecomplete.com/uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=79

Wait, one more http://store.rwboyer.com/page/503

I quit looking.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.

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Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.

@MeganV
FYI Capture One has it's own ability for VSCO like film emulation, and they are very good and highly modifiable. Here is one person that sells presets http://captureonestyles.com/

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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ImageAmateur: I have tried quite a few converters. Then I tried Capture One.

Glad I did. LOVE it.

Colors, tonality, contrast, out of box and with tweaking are wonderful.

Colors especially seem much easier to control than in some other software. And when one batch processes with some other software, often the preset made in one image does not translate well onto other images, with some other RAW converters, colors especially and contrast.

With Capture One, presets made in one image of a shoot translate 'honestly' to other images, even if those need tweaking, but I get what I expect from the preset.

Cant say enough good about it.

If I had to do it over, yes, I would like to think that I would have just bought Capture One from the beginning for its price and saved on others.

But then, I would not have learnt what I did in others and would not appreciate now, just how good it is.

Try it, you may like it. I LOVE it.

@brendon1000 There are NIK executables. They are unsupported as standalone, but work just fine.
For example, on my computer, the executable for HDR Efex Pro 2 is located here C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\HDR Efex Pro 2\HDR Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.

Yanko, your opinion matches many, many others. I've used them all, and my go to program is Capture One. Very happy it works well for you as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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edorf_71: Wow! Bought CaptureOnePro 8.3.2 64-bit today and have just tested it on some rawfiles from Fujifilm XE-1. All I can say is BIG difference to LR 4.4.1. in; Colors, smoothness and sharpness,effectively more resolution. Nice and easy UI. Happy camper :-)

I think U can't go wrong with this software if looking for ultimate image quality is your highest priority.

Cheers

I keep telling photographers I know this very same thing. It is so much better output to LR. But some people don't like change. I'm glad it works well for you. It makes raw files from my E-M5 and E-M5II shine!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
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afterburn: I like the images C1P produces when someone else has edited them, but I couldn't produce a result I like to save my life with it. So, I will stick with LR which gives me results in a few seconds.

But... you may say, that is because you don't know how to work the program. And you would be entirely correct. I might even be able to get better results in C1P than I get in Adobe products if I knew C1P inside out.

But why would anyone throw years of learning and experience of product A in the bin just to invest money and time to acquire and learn product B when product A does everything you need it to do?

@Afterburn. I'm sorry it has taken "years" for you to learn simple adjustments in Lightroom aka ACR with a GUI. A few 10 minute YouTube videos would have saved you, I don't know, years of learning? No need to insult me or call me names just for pointing out the obvious and countering your now twice-edited drama.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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ImageAmateur: I have tried quite a few converters. Then I tried Capture One.

Glad I did. LOVE it.

Colors, tonality, contrast, out of box and with tweaking are wonderful.

Colors especially seem much easier to control than in some other software. And when one batch processes with some other software, often the preset made in one image does not translate well onto other images, with some other RAW converters, colors especially and contrast.

With Capture One, presets made in one image of a shoot translate 'honestly' to other images, even if those need tweaking, but I get what I expect from the preset.

Cant say enough good about it.

If I had to do it over, yes, I would like to think that I would have just bought Capture One from the beginning for its price and saved on others.

But then, I would not have learnt what I did in others and would not appreciate now, just how good it is.

Try it, you may like it. I LOVE it.

@ImageAmateur You stated "CI" several times....do you mean "CO" for Capture One, or am I missing something obvious?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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Nemesis2001: Would have liked a direct comparison with Lightroom. I read everywhere that C1 has better "IQ" than Lightroom, I did a very quick comparison but found nothing drammatically different.

@Thematic...again, you are comparing very old pieces of software. Capture One Pro 7 is now at 8, DXO 8 is now at 10, and LR4 is now at 6.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:18 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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afterburn: I like the images C1P produces when someone else has edited them, but I couldn't produce a result I like to save my life with it. So, I will stick with LR which gives me results in a few seconds.

But... you may say, that is because you don't know how to work the program. And you would be entirely correct. I might even be able to get better results in C1P than I get in Adobe products if I knew C1P inside out.

But why would anyone throw years of learning and experience of product A in the bin just to invest money and time to acquire and learn product B when product A does everything you need it to do?

Years of learning...to move a slider back and forth? Really??

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
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