Michael Piziak

Michael Piziak

Lives in United States West Virginia, United States
Joined on Apr 10, 2012

Michael Piziak's recent activity

  • Nicely done!
  • Commented on photo Broken Open in the Macro - Damaged challenge

    Congrats on winning!
    Nicely done!

  • Replied in Gimp
    Free, open source, available in Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Much of the power of Adobe photoshop.
  • Can one simply use a white balance card as the surface to put ones subjects on, then go into the photo editor and (for example in Gimp), go to colors->levels, and select the eye dropper.  Then say ...
  • Created discussion thread What's a good upgrade from the kit lens
    What's a good Pentax brand manual lens that is an upgrade from the kit lens? Can be m42 screw on (I have the adapter) or k mount.  I'm looking for a sharper lens. I'm assuming it will be fix ...
  • Thanks for the clarification. At least we know Flash is on it's way out & fairly soon. Michael
  • Commented on photo Gears in the Mechanics- Macro only challenge

    Wow, just WOW!

    Nicely done!

  • I posted a thread about this in the Site Feedback forum.  An administrator replied that they intend to phase out flash by the end of *this* year. We will see then.  The year ends in ~2 months. I ...
  • I refuse to enter any of the challenges (refuse to install it), even though I host one, because of Flash.  The administrators have promised that they will make this site Flash free by the end of ...
  • Nice reply.  Thanks.
  • Nice reply.  Thanks for the information.  I remember much of it when I read the History of Linux years ago.
  • Don't forget us, But I'm sure most are Canon and NIkon at the press conference(s). link: https://www.google.com/search?q=Pentax+white+lens&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiow4fTsJfXAhVG9YMKHQD ...
  • This reminds me of several articles I read that we now have a generation of people that may lose their photos forever.  Why?  Because those in the past shot with film and have photo albums at ...
  • How much do these Sony FE lenses cost? I'm enjoying 40+ years of the Pentax k lenses that are inexpensive (from the film era), easy to find, and amongst the most well engineered Japanese lenses ...
  • Touche. Most of your points are well taken. I'm no expert on the history of Unix; however, I do know that Unix is now a member of the "Open Group" from reading about Unix on Wikipedia. I'm sure, ...
  • The last pie chart I looked at, from 2016, Sony is in 2nd place behind Canon in market share.  That's remarkable, considering how long Nikon has been in the camera business. Me and my fellow Pentax ...
  • Replied in Canon Empire
    Lemmings
  • I was an Apple user for years, but I slowly learned to hate their proprietary ways. For example, they changed the way the charger would plug into iphones and ipads, so they could make more money ...
  • I'm more concerned with how well they back up our photos than if they'll ever run out of space.  I do the stupid thing and store all my photos on Flickr.  I keep no copies on my drives - 99% of my ...
  • Created discussion thread Anyone else just use Gimp?
    Sure, Photoshop is more robust.  But I gave it up a long time ago and just use Gimp.  All I do is adjust levels, curves, and a few other things. Anyone else just use Gimp?
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