huggybear wrote:Let the masses buy card readers and fuck around with closed off software that requires them to give their bloodtype and sell their mother's dentures. I genuinely don't care anymore unless someone approaches me about Linux.
glaston wrote:Not trying to be blasphemous, it's just too easy to dismiss the use of branded OS' as being for the lazy or ignorant. There are very legitimate reasons why people with specific needs would choose Windows or OSX over Linux.
glaston wrote:For the casual user GIMP is a viable replacement for Photoshop, but for a design professional this is just not the case.
glaston wrote:The problem with imaging under Linux is not with camera support or the ability to load images from devices.
It's with color management and workflow.
This is one area where Linux is just not mature enough to be depended on in a production environment. Not that it isn't possible, it's just not practical yet.
Support for spectrophotometers and colorimeters is severely lacking. As it stands, the most practical workaround for that problem is to create monitor profiles using either MacOSX or Windows, and importing those profiles into Linux.
I know. I'm not accusing anyone of saying anything. I just wanted to throw my comments out there to get some discussion on this. People are ridiculous in how they'd pay top dollar for something like Photoshop when they have no idea how to use it in the 1st place, and their needs in no way require it.huggybear wrote:My comment earlier has not been geared towards professionals who need software like Photoshop, it's meant to describe casual users who think that using Windows with Photoshop to rotate a picture is somehow superior to doing the same on Xfce with Gimp, simply because Windows and Photoshop are products that come in shiny boxes. But instead of flatout saying: "Yes, I am a sucker for advertising and think that things have to cost money to be decent.", they go on telling you bogus arguments about how they can't live without their bloated $50 ACDSee clone and how Gwenview or Shotwell can't replace it -- even though they have never used any of the two.
Awesome!!!! And relatively cheap compared to the Spyder I got. I wonder how it stacks up? Do you have one? I'd buy one right now if someone could give a review.demosthenese wrote:
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