cactuseskimo

Joined on Sep 8, 2015

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Andrea Georgia: As others have mentioned, LR's new colour grading tool is near identical to the one Capture One Pro has had for quite a long while. Capture One has generally finer controls and renders my images better than LR does.

Sheesh. And CO got the radial mask and updated functionality of their heal brush that LR had for years too. Give it a rest.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 20:09 UTC
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Jones Indiana: So Lightroom and Photoshop finally get a tool that for long already exists in Capture One Pro. [sarcasm] Well done for an industry leader... [/sarcasm]

Remember when you couldn’t even use a radial mask or reference more than a single spot per layer for the heal tool in C1? Man, those were the days . . .

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2020 at 20:17 UTC
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infiltrator: Oh look, adobe finally brings what Capture One have had for years! Lol Adobe and Canon are so similar

There were multiple, rather “basic” features that C1 also omitted for years that LR had. Remember their BIG announcement just months ago which finally brought their cloning/healing functionality up to par with Lightroom and other editors. Before that, it was the worst implementation among RAW editors, period. Anyway, I’m happy for both programs to get better and provide competition to each other. I do wish LR had something similar to the “skin tone” section in C1 though!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2020 at 20:12 UTC
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cactuseskimo: If Voigtlander ever decided to make Autofocus versions of their lenses, their business would EXPLODE.

Ecka, if you’re referring to a tech-art adapter, no thanks. Those are fickle and have questionable reliability, only really focus well in the middle of the frame, and also get in the way of the tripod mount. And yes, the casing of the lenses would have to change for an autofocus design to something perhaps a little less robust, but there would no doubt be a lot of interest to have AF versions with the unique looks and specs of the Voigtländer lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 02:50 UTC

If Voigtlander ever decided to make Autofocus versions of their lenses, their business would EXPLODE.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 23:15 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
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(unknown member): Whoa, how's that reflection of the sky in the lake!? How'd that happen!?

The reflected sky is justthe original sky in the photo. It’s just received the toning and processing that the AI sky applied to the entire photo, making it pop out a lot more.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 17:15 UTC
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Reactive: If you want a really good laugh, take a look at Portrait Professional. Judging by its advertising and website, the software has the ability to turn any good quality photo of a person into what looks like a poor quality 3D rendering of a waxwork dummy. I've seen more realistic looking "humans" produced entirely in 3D software.

While their presets are way overdone, I've found you can get fantastic and subtle results from portrait pro . . . and very quickly. I love it for headshots.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 02:50 UTC
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cactuseskimo: I agree. While most of the images are quite nice, the winner looks like unnatural garbage to me. Looks like a bad attempt at creating a life like painting.

But to answer your question, unnatural looking lighting, plus hyped up exposure, contrast and saturation values is probably the recipe that was to used to get there.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 20:02 UTC
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cactuseskimo: I agree. While most of the images are quite nice, the winner looks like unnatural garbage to me. Looks like a bad attempt at creating a life like painting.

I didn’t think I had posted any of my garbage shots here for anyone to see. How did you find them?!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 20:00 UTC

I agree. While most of the images are quite nice, the winner looks like unnatural garbage to me. Looks like a bad attempt at creating a life like painting.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 14:22 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article iPhone XS / XS Max sample gallery updated (152 comments in total)

I’m probably an iPhone user for life, but I think that the new Google Pixel phone looked like it had better image quality. Some of the shots in that gallery looked admittedly pretty pro when viewed on a screen. Scary time in my opinion for family photographers. A lot of those “simple” portrait shoots are going to be lost to DIY’ers.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 14:26 UTC as 13th comment
On article Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery (377 comments in total)

I've been thinking recently, what if I was a back-hoe operator and then everyone in town was given a back-hoe? Honestly, it wouldn't matter how skilled of a back-hoe operator I was, there would undoubtedly be less business to go around town as people tried doing things themselves - especially the simpler jobs (AKA family photos). Now, if I was absolutely the MOST skilled operator in town, yes, I probably would still be able to make a living from it. But several of the moderately skilled, or even excellent back-hoe operators would find themselves short on business - even if their back-hoes were still a little more full featured and advanced than the ones given to the towns folk.

Pretty soon, everyone IS INDEED going to get their back-hoe. Think about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 20:12 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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cactuseskimo: My experience with PC's for several years is that they always slow down considerably after a couple years. They get super "fudgey" and every time you go to open a program, you only half expect it to work. All kinds of annoying little errors and what-not. Also, wireless printing with a PC is probably the most annoying experience ever. I've only had my MAC for a little more than a year, but so far, so awesome! We will see.

Naw. I regularly cleaned up my PC computers. They slow down regardless. At any rate, I just find Windows products to generally be a mess. Their services for example like hotmail, their business solutions like onedrive, sharepoint etc. always seem to be implemented weirdly, and kind of get entangled with their other products. At any rate, either PC or Mac will do you just fine. Your preference. So far though, I will be definitely be sticking with MAC for my next computer. It's just a more cohesive, branded experience in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 12:10 UTC

My experience with PC's for several years is that they always slow down considerably after a couple years. They get super "fudgey" and every time you go to open a program, you only half expect it to work. All kinds of annoying little errors and what-not. Also, wireless printing with a PC is probably the most annoying experience ever. I've only had my MAC for a little more than a year, but so far, so awesome! We will see.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:12 UTC as 163rd comment | 3 replies
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