winparkman

Lives in United States Houston, United States
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Jan 10, 2005
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Nikon and Fuji

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There is nothing about google that benefits anyone but google's desire to control the world's data. They've become one of the poster children for big tech bad boys. Google is corruption.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 14:36 UTC as 3rd comment

I dealt with something similar in my non-photography business. A company attempted to hold up an entire industry over patent infringement. They offered a chance to buy into their program as an alternative to being sued. I refused. They threatened but a few months later, they went bankrupt. The reputation of the people involved was such that they could never return to our industry. Good. They were slime.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:09 UTC as 13th comment
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winparkman: Disgusted with them. It's a nice product but paying full price to upgrade each time just isn't worth it. I use it as a plug-in to LR.

No it isn't. The free upgrade depends upon which version of NIK2 you have. I just stopped upgrading because each time the upgrade cost money. Their product is good but it isn't great and not worth the amount of money they are asking you to invest.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 13:27 UTC

Disgusted with them. It's a nice product but paying full price to upgrade each time just isn't worth it. I use it as a plug-in to LR.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 12:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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winparkman: It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

I stand by my original statement: I don't trust Corel. It made me angry when I bought Corel X7 and I had to pay for "premium" content. Really? I just bought the thing and you want me to pay more? No, I am done with them.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 22:59 UTC

It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
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(unknown member): I downloaded, installed and tried this Corel AfterShot Pro 3.
I have stock NEF (Nikon RAW) files purposedly underexposed, overexposed, blemished, slightly not focused that I use for testing.

Very impressive . . . and I never even read any "instructions".
The annotation (watermark) was very easy to use. Blemish removal and color control are better and easier to use than that of the Nikon Capture NX-2 . There are many handy features of the Capture NX-2, the Color Control Point, Black, White, and Neutral Control Points are every useful, The Double Threshold make recovery of Underexposed and Overexposed photo is unparalleled. But overall, I find the latest offering from Corel draw better.

Price is about 40% cheaper than the Capture NX-2. If Corel honor my 20 year old Corel Draw, I'll get another $20 off.

I'll do a few more test, but it is looking good!!!

If your comparison is only to NX2, then I think you are going to be greatly impressed.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 13:42 UTC

well, halfway, don't buy it. The 18-35 is on my camera most of the time. I look forward to the 50-100 and I will actually buy it. Without image stabilization...hehehehe...another expert!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 95th comment

No upgrade from Coreldraw graphics suite? I have LR and the only thing that might entice me away is a clean interface with graphics suite.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 18:48 UTC as 34th comment
On article Bibble Labs purchased by Corel (50 comments in total)

I am a Lightroom user but I have used Corel since it first appeared in the early 1990s. Although PS5 is a better product, Corel is easier to use and the integration of the draw and photo package are hard to beat. It is very easy to create nice documents.

That said, Corel Photopaint is a dog when it comes to RAW. Corel needs an improvement. What is ironic is that Lightroom developed from a product called RAWshooter which was a giveaway with the Corel Graphics package (version 8 or so, as I recall).

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 17:52 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

At first, I felt skeptical about what Morris was saying. But as the interview progressed, I understood what he was trying to say. I think one of the best pieces of advice about photography I received was that all photos lie. In this video, Morris is saying exactly that. What good photos do is touch us emotionally. That is good but we should not let our emotional response turn the photo into truth.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 17:04 UTC as 21st comment
On article Book Review: Saul Leiter: Early Color (25 comments in total)
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joblins: one of my favourite photographers, more pics here http://www.lensculture.com/leiter.html

Wow. I did not know this photographer and what a shame for me. I enjoyed that slide show. I also collect books and so I'll begin my hunt for this book.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 13:49 UTC
On photo AN August Morning in the Is it for real???? challenge (3 comments in total)

Could be a thunderstorm has just dissipated leaving behind the ice crystals. Fascinating photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2011 at 12:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo i'm not a girl not yet a women in the ~ S h e ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

I wish you had posted this larger...

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2010 at 15:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Viktoria Hedberg in the Strobist - off camera flash challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

I loved this shot and it was my top-rated.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2009 at 00:11 UTC as 2nd comment
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