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Re: [ccd-newastro] Re: Photoshop to be only in Cloud

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  • Carson Brucker
    Thank you Tom.
    Message 1 of 31 , May 10 10:33 AM
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      Thank you Tom.

      On May 10, 2013, at 10:29 AM, "tpiccian" <tpicciani@...> wrote:

      > Corel Paintshop Pro might be something of an alternative. It has a free trial and the total price is around 50-60 bucks.
      >
      > I already have CS6, purchased for $388 under educational discount but I'm tempted to download it for a test drive.
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      > Tom P.
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      > --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, Carson Brucker <cbrucker@...> wrote:
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      >> Stan,
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      >> What software do you recommend as a replacement for it? I have been using it by
      >> default but would be interested in something equal or better.
      >>
      >> Thanks,
      >>
      >> Carson
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      >> From: Stan <stan_ccd@...>
      >> To: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Fri, May 10, 2013 8:27:05 AM
      >> Subject: [ccd-newastro] Re: Photoshop to be only in Cloud
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      >> The title of this thread is not exactly true. The software will not truly reside
      >> in the cloud; e.g. you will not need an internet connection to run the software,
      >> only to download updates. It's just that the users must subscribe to the
      >> software.
      >>
      >> The amateur photo forums are in a hysterical tizzy over this. There is a lot of
      >> incorrect information and silly speculation along with loud proclamations of
      >> "never use another Adobe product again" and so on.
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      >> Adobe had to respond to some of this:
      >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/08/Adobe-photoshop-cc
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      >> Adobe operated a hidden subscription scheme anyway. Their upgrade train ran
      >> frequently and required ongoing participation (failing to upgrade past 1 or 2
      >> versions invalidates the ability to upgrade at all). Older versions were
      >> abandoned in a cynical manner; e.g. newer camera support was denied to prior
      >> versions even though it would have been easy and simple for the software to
      >> reference their own "Adobe Raw" camera module.
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      >> So it is refreshing for them to make the subscription explicit.
      >>
      >> Now might be a good time for astro-imagers to question how much they really need
      >> "PhotoFraud". I've always considered Photoshop to be an overpriced,
      >> inappropriate and awkward tool for astro-images...
      >>
      >> Stan
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    • Pete Su
      ... Neat. I did not know. I ll have to play with that. Thanks. Pete
      Message 31 of 31 , May 14 8:44 AM
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        On May 14, 2013, at 11:24 AM, "Stan" <stan_ccd@...> wrote:

        > --- Pete Su <pete.su@...> wrote:
        >> ... pet feature of Photoshop ... is non-destructive
        >> masked adjustment layers...
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        > CCDStack can be used for layering actions, though it does not display a running result (you must press the "combine" button or menu item to enact the layers).

        Neat. I did not know. I'll have to play with that. Thanks.

        Pete
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