Magnus3D: I have spent the evening playing with the demo since it was released and i like it a lot! it's faster than the previous version although still a bit laggy in the interface. The Prime thingy is great but the preview is so small i can barely see if and what effect it has. I would like to have the preview bigger or a option to apply it to the whole photo so i can actually see the effect it has before exporting.
One tiny little thing still bugs me and it's the croptool, it should work as it does in Lightroom or ACDSee Pro 7 where you can adjust it along any point or corner along the edges and then rotate it by using the rotate gizmos when you move outside the crop area.
Besides that, it's a real nice release!
I always keep the filmstrip with previews in a separate window on a secondary monitor if possible, that way you can easily see which photos you want to process or not.
I have spent the evening playing with the demo since it was released and i like it a lot! it's faster than the previous version although still a bit laggy in the interface. The Prime thingy is great but the preview is so small i can barely see if and what effect it has. I would like to have the preview bigger or a option to apply it to the whole photo so i can actually see the effect it has before exporting.
Jogger: Apple and Leica, the two most pretentious brands out there... sounds like a perfect marriage
Not quite, third party manufacturers like Samsung, Intel and many others delivers to Apple and all Apple does is assemble it for you in a shiny box and slap on a fruity logotype for which you happily pay their premiumprice.
Good to finally see an article here which does not always say how fantastic the iPhone is as a camera.
Thanks but no thanks, i'm not buying into the hype. I will rather pickup the Nokia Lumia 1020 as it is simply a better device and camera.
"Man breaks another record, oldest virgin alive. He is also a proud owner of 4,425 cameras of which he uses none." :)
huyzer: The Bad lists: "No physical shutter button" twice. That must mean it's really bad. ;)
You can also trigger the shutter when you plugin your headphones and use the volumebutton on them to take photos with. It works very well as a cabletrigger.
slee19: Maybe this all seems silly and absurd now...but I remember using record players to play records and cassettes in my Walkman to listen to music. I couldn't have thought back then that we would someday use iPods and iPhones and pandora and spotify for music. I think as skeptical as we can tend to be, we need to remember that just because someone tries something new or pushes the boundaries of where we currently "are"...it doesn't make it inherently wrong. I use both dslr's and my iphone and I love them both. But it doesnt lesson my creativity or abilities when I use my iphone! Keep pushing Kevin. I am excited to see what you come up with!
There is nothing wrong with change, but change should always aim for the better. This is only aiming for the worse in every possible way.
It's all just a publicity stunt to get some attention from fanboys of Apple gear. News sites jumps over this because this as it instantly gives them lots of hits and traffic to their sites, although as the comments seen here it's hardly positive feedback for them.
If a so called 'professional photographer' came to my wedding with a bloody iPhone only i would kick his ass then sue him for not delivering the highquality work i demand from a professional on such a important day.
It's an insult, that's what it is!
If this was done with a Android device the article would only mention that some smartphone or phone was used, but when it's a device from Apple they are forced to mention it by it's productname. That gives me a bad feeling.
I would love to know how many users they lost because of this stupid so called "mistake". Probably a lot of users dropped out and will never return again.
I refuse to sign up and pay for anything with 500px until they start caring about all of us Android users.
Suntan: It seems kind of silly to write this article now, when we are days away from getting MS based tablets that may have the ability to run full-blown PShop or lightroom...
Well such an article would make the iPad 3 look bad which is why they had to write it now so they could elevate it to a holy level as reviews of that device always do for unknown reasons.
I'm myself using the Note 10.1 tablet and have no issues at all working with RAW files and delivering to clients on the fly.
Doug Pardee: Initial impression: very nice. I'd like to see app-related stuff more clearly divided into applicable devices: iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, etc. In particular, the "Apps" list doesn't allow me to select Android-only (and Android-phone-only) apps. Okay, slippery slope there because of different Android versions, but even a simple iOS/Android/other selection would be nice.
Speaking of the apps list, I'm amazed that Streamzoo isn't on there yet. And Camera 360, which is probably the most flexible free Android camera app. A few others I use on Android: Cymera, FX Camera, and Retro Camera.
I think there is too much focus on Apple and their products and apps for them on that site. This makes the site completly meaningless to me and millions of other mobile device users since i don't use toys from that specific company.
Hip stuff usually never lasts very long, just like this and all those toys Apple spill out to their hipster fans.
If Apple released a device with these technical specs no one would have complained about it, it would have been instantly overhyped and cost just as much as this Nokia phone does, if not more.
Iron Mike: a 15 in display with 2880x1800 resolution will make stuff so small it will be very hard to see, including text. The 1080 resolution on my 16 in laptop is bad enough, this will only be worse...
The problem with this type of display is that the contrast level is too high, things will start to look unrealistic on it which is definately not something photographers and editors should desire. It's a common trick to boost contrast to increase the illusion of crispyness and sharpness in a display but for any sort of graphicsrelated work it will be bad news.
A totally ridicilous amount paid for what's only a temporary hype with washed out bad looking photos of uninteresting things. Facebook made a facepalm once again..