Day 124/365 Mail....

by Russell Smith May. 03, 2019 153 views

A magazine is usually the good kind of mail unless I am lucky enough to have a photo related item inbound. This past Christmas I got a Subscription to the Food Network Magazine so every month I look forward to that arriving in the mailbox.

This morning while sitting on my porch watching the clouds build and drinking coffee I decided to grab the May issue and see what I could come up with for todays shot. I am not 100% happy with it but for the second it will work.

When looking around and seeing when my subscription to AdobeCC renews I noticed that adobe was looking at doubling the price of their product from 10 a month to 20 well a bit more looking and it looked like a 10 a month option would be available for LR only. Well this pushed me to ask if I could have a trial reset for another post processing program that way I could see if it suited my needs with the current update. They were all to glad to reset the trial period and with it being cheaper and able to do 99% of what I currently do in both programs I might be making a swap in my post processing programs. From Adobe to OnOne. I will use the program exclusively for the next month and see if it does what all I want it to do and that way I will be forced to learn it. I know from the article that I read on the subject it was a test only a test but if you are testing it then you are serious about it and when the value no longer equals the cost for me it is time to get out and seeing as there are other players in the game that are 90+% of what you offer for 50% less cost if not more then something needs to change in my humble opinion.

I have one image that I have processed in it that I plan on printing hopefully in the next two weeks and I am looking at two others that I want to process and print just to see how they print from OnOne's export.

This is the first image which I plan on printing in 8x10 format as a test.Within the next two weeks.

This is the first image which I plan on printing in 8x10 format as a test.Within the next two weeks.

The above image is one I am considering printing in a larger format of 16x20 inch to see but that maybe down the road a bit . The other two images are coffee shots also. One is this setup but a different angle and done on film the other is one I did a few months back also. I do see a small spot of sensor dust or dust that was on the cup that needs to be removed but overall I like this image and it was one that I posted in the blog a while back.

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Björn Roose 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't have a clue about the exact use of On1, but I have kicked Adobe's Photoshop out last year (because I definitely didn't want to pay their ransom) and replaced it with Affinity Photo. Very easy switch to make if you're coming from Adobe and ... it's better. For the price of not even 55 euro's ... for life.

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Russell Smith Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 8 months ago

I will look into that one more.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

I really like your coffee images, including this one. There is something very inviting about them.
As for Adobe, I just renewed my subscription last month, so I have another year or so to go, but it really sucks if they chose to keep the increase. Forcing people to  pay $20 a month for Lr + PS is highway robbery, considering their other bundle is just $21, but I have no use for all the other apps in that bundle. I have ON1 and on occasion I work with it but personally I prefer Lr maybe because I have gotten used to it. I don't know if you have heard of Luminar, that is really not a bad editor...might be worth looking into it. Also Matt Kloswoski does a lot of tutorials for ON1 if interested ..... 
https://mattk.com/tutorials/

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

I have checked him out in the past and he has a nice teaching style. I prefer LR 90% of the time.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 8 months ago

BTW today in one of the groups I belong someone mentioned that Adobe has taken off the increase from their website. Not sure if it is a permanent removal, or a game they are playing.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

I think given the reaction they had in their forum it might have been a test of the waters to see how people felt about it but I know it has left a bad taste in my mouth other ways of testing the waters that make more sense.

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