Raw File Processing

Pictures: Black-chineed Hummer, I did not get much detail in the darker areas of the bird.

Black-chinned-Hummer--Z-7D2-_9700

Raw Processing: This morning I used both Adobe Raw and DPP to process the above photo which don’t have all that much details in the darker areas and I was indeed able to save/recover more of it in DPP then I did in Adobe Raw. Now this could just be me, but that is the way it came out for me. By the way, I always use Photoshop to finish editing the photo. Actually, I finish with a plugin from within Photoshop, Topaz labs(DeNoise AI) Noise reduction software about 90% of the time.

Today Fuss …. : Let me see … I am an old man so finding a thing to fuss about is not really that hard, LOL. Today I will pick on software/web sites that wants to rent to you. I know that many of them need a way to keep an income coming in, however ….. lets look at all the software on your computer and think about the ideal of paying for every one of them … and paying for each web site you go to! Would that work for you? It surely will not work for me. So do I have an answer? No, not really, but paying $50 or more a year is not going to work for long, as more and more software companies pile on to the game. And $50 is low for what some of them want. Photo-bucket try for $400 a few years back, wow! Flickr is now up to $60 a year and then there is Adobe Photoshop with $120 a year…. What is going to happen if all go that way? For example, say you had to pay $50 for a web browser, $50 for an Email site, $50 for a news site, $50 for weather, well you can see where this is going. I don’t think it should all be free, companies have a right to make money for their work but greed will catch up sooner or later if they all pile on with large charges.
    Now, saying all that, I am not totally against paying for some things. 1) I kind of got hooked into paying for Flickr because I had about 3000 or more photos on there when they decided they would start charging for any amount over 1000 or delete them if you did not pay. These are all connected to my blog by linking so I either had to let all my old post break or try moving 2000 photos and re-linking each one back to the blog, no that is more then I want to do. So I pay Flickr. When Photo Bucket did the $400 a year I just had to let them go, so you find many broken links in the older parts of my blog. I do pay for other things too but they are all lower cost and I try to keep it to a minimum.
    I think If companies are going to charge they might should think about a time when everyone piles on to the charging game and we will have to pick what is most important to us. And if they could keep the price down enough they might get picked.

What is your ideals on it all?

Weather: It is 105 here at this moment.

Update on AT&T: They have been a bit of a pain for me lately but let me make it clear, I am getting a great deal from AT&T unlike Verizon who can be a pain often and I am not getting much more then the minimum from them and they are not cheap! So the hassle is well worth while with AT&T, and all is working well for now.

Good Day Folks

4 thoughts on “Raw File Processing

  1. I use Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC but I have photoshop CS 5 still on my computer if the pricing becomes an issue for my budget.

    I love Topaz Denoise ai and sharpen ai! I use those when I need them.

    It’s back to the 90’s here with thunderstorms. Stay cool and I am glad you are having better service with AT&T. They’re my phone carrier too.

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    1. So far I have been too cheap to pay for CC, but one day I might spring if I ever get a new computer with a high res monitor 🙂.
      Don’t know if you know or not but Topaz is going to the yearly pay too. At least they are taking the approach of at least letting you keep the last version you paid for. I too really like Denoise AI but I have not used any of their other software.
      I love the AT&T service when I can get it. When I travel I sometimes go to a lot of places where they have no service, here I am lucky to have both Verizon and AT&T service. I am just having a really hard time logging in to my online account because of some silly thing there changed on there.

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  2. Many websites are supported by ads instead of paid subscriptions, and they can be annoying, too. Some news websites have some free content with ads and some are behind a paywall. I can find most of the news I want on free sites, but occasionally there is a blocked article that I’d really like to see. I appreciate it when an app developer gives the option of providing their product free with blinking ad popups or you can pay for an ad-free version. I do recognize and appreciate that app, website, and software developers do this for a living and need to feed their families.

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    1. Yes many do the ad thing and I am find with that. I do think that there will always be free news of some kind and that is a good thing. I do think that sometimes when sites do decide to go the pay route they get a little over overzealous.
      I know that sometimes WordPress Blog readers get adds on Blogs like my where the blog owner don’t pay and that is fine, but it would really upset me if at this point they decided they were going to start charging. Word-press has a paid version and you get more out of it and no ads to your reader is one of the things you can add and that is cool too, just don’t change when you have folks hooked in. I feel like that is kind of bait and switch move, like both Photo-Bucket and Flickr did.
      I am pretty good at finding the free stuff out on the web , I just really appreciate it when it stayed the same as I find it 🙂.

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