tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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AbrasiveReducer: With all these alternatives, it's surprising that we get in the habit of using Photoshop and just keep paying. You can look at something like Affinity Photo and get an idea of what PS should sell for, if it was something you could own. No wonder Adobe loves, loves, loves subscriptions.

Having to charge $900 on a credit card because I don't have that much disposable income sounds like a quicker path to debt.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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maxnimo: If it doesn't have layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools then it's not a Photoshop alternative.

Now you are getting the idea. That's why these cheaper alternatives were listed and the whole point of the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
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tex: As others have noted, a rather incomplete and idiosyncratic list....

The next version will be called "Every Photo Editor ever made" and then someone will wonder why the 4-bit grayscale editor from PalmOS was not included.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Have tried gimp so many times it just can't handle raw files doesn't matter what you run it on my laptop or my brother works desktop which he uses blender for animation and large raw images from advertising agencies. Gimp just has a melt down every time.

Even with the full Photoshop, typically one starts in some RAW workflow software and sends a TIFF or high quality JPEG over to the editor (i.e. GIMP) for additional work.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
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piratejabez: Thanks for the roundup! I'd never heard of CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra 7 (ugh, that name...).

Most of these software titles have free demos. Wasn't a fan of PhotoDirector myself, but load it up and try it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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tkbslc: Hasn't a solid smartphone camera pretty much replaced the function of one of these?

Most high end camera phones support opening the camera app with a hotkey. Most also now come with PDAF for instant focusing. You can have the camera app open and focused in the time it takes to raise it up from your pocket.

There's just no way you are going to dangle a camera from your wrist every where you go, It would be the most annoying thing in the world. So I don't buy the premise anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: With all these alternatives, it's surprising that we get in the habit of using Photoshop and just keep paying. You can look at something like Affinity Photo and get an idea of what PS should sell for, if it was something you could own. No wonder Adobe loves, loves, loves subscriptions.

It may not be cheaper, but it sure lowers the barrier to entry. You can now start using Photoshop and LR for $20 instead of $900.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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maxnimo: If it doesn't have layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools then it's not a Photoshop alternative.

I think you mean that it isn't a Photoshop alternative to those that need layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:00 UTC

SUprised two of the best didn't make the list:

Photoshop replacement: Corel PSP Photo
Lightroom replacement: ACDsee Pro (or Ultimate if you want Layers)

Photoshop ELements is a fairly weak editor compared to Corel PSP, but it has the advantage of supporting pretty much any full Photoshop plugin or action. So it's useful as a cheap interface to plugins (like DxO FilmPack or Nik Suite).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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joe6pack: I have a lot more respect to this guy after learning that he never spend > $15 on a camera.

For some of these I would have to guess that trades were involved. You couldn't get a Leica for $15 in 1930.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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tkbslc: Seems kind of sad, really.

The fact that he always needs a new camera means he is not ever (nor ever will be) happy or satisfied with his collection.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 14:41 UTC

Seems kind of sad, really.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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photophile: People have been saying for years.....give us a digital version of the Trip-35!!

I don't know man, have you used a trip 35 recently? It's fully auto and only has a few roughly calculated focus zones. It's about a half tier up from a disposable camera in use.

Solar power is nice, but that's not going to work for digital for more than 3 shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
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tkbslc: Hasn't a solid smartphone camera pretty much replaced the function of one of these?

Use HDR and expose for the sky.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 14:32 UTC

Hasn't a solid smartphone camera pretty much replaced the function of one of these?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 21:36 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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aliasfox: Oly, come out with a 4/3" sensored digital Epic packing a sharp f/1.4 lens (14, 17, or 25mm), make it weathersealed, and put it on shelves for less than $500, and it will be the first thing on my Christmas list.

$1000 is a bit more realistic.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
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CIASpook: PTSD? serious? bunch of wankers!!

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141201-the-myths-about-ptsd

In this story it says 4-6% of UK soldiers returning from war have developed PTSD, That's certainly right in line with the 9 out of 198 listed in this story. Most people have normal coping mechanisms and recover. A small percentage of the population cannot.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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CIASpook: PTSD? serious? bunch of wankers!!

You ever been in a plane that suddenly dove toward the ground at a rate of speed that is 50% faster than you can fall?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:14 UTC

This plane was diving at a rate of speed that was 50% faster than the terminal velocity of a skydiver. (53 meters per second for human / 80 meters per second for the plane)

I am sure EVERYONE on that plane thought they were going to die for a very long 30 seconds. And to find out it was because some moron dropped his camera?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 17th comment
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RedFox88: Those ten didn't get PTSD from that plane decent. Lawyers. Wow!

What's next? I can sue the State for a deer running in front of my car getting my heart rate up because they didn't kill enough if them off ?!

What an awful analogy.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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