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Yoggie: Smart move. They cannot compete with the cheap knockoffs on the low end so they are better off sticking with the high end. The difference between a knockoff and the Hero+ LCD is inconsequential for the casual user butt the difference between the Hero4 and even the best knockoff is huge for a pro user.

Mister Roboto says "I think they should reverse their plan and abandon their overpriced model segment and cut the prices to stay competitive."

That's what is called the "Race to the Bottom." It is a suicide race, because the margins get smaller as you go downmarket, so you generate less money unless you can beat your competitors (who have lower expenses than you) with sufficient volumes. If you can't do that you are dead.

Apple has prospered by consistently avoiding the Race to the Bottom. They stay out of the low end, avoided the Netbook Wars which ended in disaster, avoided the cutthroat commodity desktop market that forced IBM and many others to exit that market and forced Dell to go private. It is part of the reason Microsoft Surface is built, marketed, and priced up where the profits are, staying out of the low end.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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sh10453: Question:
Since I'm not very familiar with Adobe products, can ACR be used independently as a stand-alone application, or just as a plug-in with Photoshop/Lightroom?

Also, it would be nice if the article included a link to the ACR 9.4 download page.

ACR is only a plug-in for Photoshop or Bridge. Sometimes I launch it within Bridge because I need to use ACR but not Photoshop.

Lightroom uses the code but not as a plug-in, i.e. you can't update the ACR code in LR. That is why LR and ACR are always updated together. To update LR with the latest ACR code, you update LR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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VoiceOfReason: Curious.... is LR still offered as a stand alone program or is it CC only?

The reason the headline says "Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom 6.4" is that there are two Lighrooms. The CC is the cloud and the 6.4 is the standalone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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WoodWorks: It appears that the panoramic Boundary Warp feature is also not available in the standalone LR 6.4 version, only with CC. At least it doesn't show up for me. Can anyone else confirm? I see no mention of this omission here or anywhere on Adobe support forum.

PDL, the issue is not effects of features on stock prices. Nothing to do with that, you won't find any examples down that road. What you are looking for is the phrase "revenue recognition." Goes back many years before this, rooted in th Enron scandal, since you asked for an example here is a link. It is missing a link but should be from around 2008.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1131991/ipodtouch.html

P.S. Not saying I agree or that it is justified, just that is where this whole kerfuffle is coming from.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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WoodWorks: It appears that the panoramic Boundary Warp feature is also not available in the standalone LR 6.4 version, only with CC. At least it doesn't show up for me. Can anyone else confirm? I see no mention of this omission here or anywhere on Adobe support forum.

Phase One (the company behind Capture One) probably doesn't need better lawyers.

As far as the Internet will tell me, Phase One is a privately held Danish company. As such, they are not subject to the same SEC accounting practices that a publicly traded American company needs to follow.

To compare how both companies treat the same situation could be an apples vs oranges situation without considering the larger context.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
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WT21: The service will be available until Adobe decides they have a better idea. Then it will disappear.

The version you saw "back in early December" was the beta. Google turned up the press releases about the announcement in October when they said it would be available around the "end of the year." That's what this is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:52 UTC

Is it really accurate for this to be compared to Squarespace? I thought Squarespace was full service and highly customizable (as in you can rearrange the layouts themselves), with integrated blogging, ecommerce, specialized content blocks, etc.

As far as I can tell, Adobe Portfolio doesn't have much or any layout control, and doesn't do much more than show your work.

I'm not saying that's bad, 90% of photographers probably don't need more than that. Adobe Portfolio is probably perfect for them. Maybe it's more of a commentary on how so many photographers pay so much money to Squarespace and use so little of it?

It just seems like the real competitors to Squarespace are Zenfolio and Smugmug. I don't think Adobe Portfolio's feature list comes close to those three.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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WT21: The service will be available until Adobe decides they have a better idea. Then it will disappear.

I don't think this service has been available in its current form before. Adobe bought the Behance portfolios, but those were different, and apparently being migrated to this new Adobe Portfolio. I am not sure about this part but I believe Adobe Portfolio is fully responsive design where the old one was not, as one example.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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vladimir vanek: Kind of steep pricing, I'd say...

No problem...those were exactly the factors I was wondering about too. Precision and reliability.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
On article Macphun Aurora HDR version 1.2 update released (24 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Why no Windows??? Only MAC!!! HUH.....

You'll have to find a way to convince a company named "Macphun" to make a Windows application.

Just joking. I think they have stated that a Windows version will come eventually. But at this stage, if you look at the Macphun software catalog, Macphun is all Mac.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
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papa natas: I liked it.
Not enough to go and buy the camera, but guys...Thanks for not using "cool" and "sexy" about the camera's features.
Mystery question:
How do they get a British accent guy in...Seattle?

There's more than way to hear an English accent behind a camera in Seattle. Years before DPReview, Getty Images relocated their worldwide HQ from London to Seattle.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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vladimir vanek: Kind of steep pricing, I'd say...

What are some good models that cost less, with comparable brightness and also have variable color temperature? Serious question, since I don't know.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
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Hugo808: What's the resolution, 0.004K?

ExeE, if 100 years from now someone plays back a properly migrated 1920x1080 (2K) digital video made today, they're going to get 2K worth of information out of it, with all original colors.

If 100 years from now someone plays back an 8mm film, chances are the film will have faded beyond recognition. Thousands of films from only 30-40 years ago are already gone or faded to garbage. Scan that 100-year-old 8mm film and what you will have is 2K or 4K of faint, discolored images.

"In 1993, the Librarian of Congress alerted Congress that motion pictures were disintegrating faster than archives could save them. The works most at risk were not popular commercial blockbusters but culturally significant documentaries, silent-era works, home movies, avant-garde films, newsreels, industrials, and independent productions that were hidden away in nonprofit and public organizations across the country." - filmpreservation.org

Digitize it and migrate it...or lose it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
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Hugo808: What's the resolution, 0.004K?

Well...you can do a 4K scan of an 8mm film frame, but that doesn't mean the film actually has 4K of information on it, especially if it was high ISO. A 4K scan of a high ISO 8mm frame is a 4K scan of exquisitely detailed grain particles.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 00:27 UTC

The ability to solar-recharge itself makes this a perfect camera to install to keep an eye on the "Occupy the Middle of Nowhere" movement in Oregon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: Might not be a prudent choice for those of us who enjoy night photography.

Because the "two-hour internal battery" doesn't last as long as the one in your camera?

(That's the reason there are solar-powered flashlights)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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ttran88: Easily camera of the year 2016!!

To paraphrase what a friend used to say, "It's this month's camera of the year!"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
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graybalanced: One of the things I love the most about my Panasonic advanced compact is the f/1.4 lens. Makes it possible to stay at lower ISOs for more shots, and if the shot is set up properly you can get relatively narrow depth of field even with the relatively small sensor.

As much as I wanted to like this new Panny, I realized that I am unwilling to trade my superfast/superwide lens for the narrow aperture and field of view on this new camera.

Still...at maximum zoom this camera is at f/5.9...ouch!!

At 50mm equivalent, my Panasonic is at f/1.9. But at the same focal length, the ZS100 is at f/4. That's quite a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:15 UTC

One of the things I love the most about my Panasonic advanced compact is the f/1.4 lens. Makes it possible to stay at lower ISOs for more shots, and if the shot is set up properly you can get relatively narrow depth of field even with the relatively small sensor.

As much as I wanted to like this new Panny, I realized that I am unwilling to trade my superfast/superwide lens for the narrow aperture and field of view on this new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:01 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (323 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I was just telling my wife last night in the grocery store how nice it'd be to have a video camera in the fridge so we could see if we'd run out of pickles. I just couldn't remember how many pickles we had left. And I just don't like hamburgers without pickles.

Thankfully, Samsung to the rescue.

Now that Samsung is putting cameras in fridges, will there be a new Refrigerators section between the Cameras and Printers sections of the DPreview website?

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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