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Ronald N. Tan

Posts: 2747

Los Angeles, California, US

I really wish you'd do your sales soon, because I wanted to upgrade to 7 PRO from 6 PRO.

Thanks!

Your long time fan,

Ronald

PS: Anyone else here waiting for a possible discount to upgrade? I was looking forward to their Black Friday and Christmas deals, but no luck. :-(

Dec 29 12 08:44 pm Link

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descending chain

Posts: 1280

Fullerton, California, US

Come on, Ron.  It's only $89.  Just buy it.

Dec 29 12 09:00 pm Link

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Ronald N. Tan

Posts: 2747

Los Angeles, California, US

I am a Scrooge. :-)


descending chain wrote:
Come on, Ron.  It's only $89.  Just buy it.

Dec 29 12 10:07 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21598

New York, New York, US

It's well worth the $89....

Hell, it's worth the retail price for the full version.

Dec 29 12 10:46 pm Link

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D M E C K E R T

Posts: 4786

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

also waiting for a sale of any kind.

i'm sort of looking at an excuse to not buy LR. i'm irritated i missed amazon's $75 deal, so i need to take it out on someone. lol

i mean...i could just scan my work badge and get the student/teacher edition of LR for $75, but that requires doing something.

plus...this way i get better stuff anyway.

Dec 30 12 12:48 am Link

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Dan Brady

Posts: 610

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Have you tried the trial version? I have had a lot of issues with it crashing hmm

Dec 30 12 12:58 am Link

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Faze1 photography

Posts: 574

Lawndale, California, US

Dan Brady wrote:
Have you tried the trial version? I have had a lot of issues with it crashing hmm

+1!! I thought it was just me!

Dec 30 12 01:02 am Link

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photoimager

Posts: 5006

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

D M E C K E R T wrote:
i mean...i could just scan my work badge and get the student/teacher edition of LR for $75, but that requires doing something.

plus...this way i get better stuff anyway.

The software is identical, or at least it is with the CS packages for education purchasers. Adobe don't even have the 'home and non-commercial use only' warning integrated in the software that Microsoft has.

Dec 30 12 01:08 am Link

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realistgva

Posts: 462

Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland

I could no longer wait and spent the 169 for the 5 user license upgrade.

A sale would have been great but working without CP7 was worse

Dec 30 12 06:18 am Link

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TheScarletLetterSeries

Posts: 3454

Carmel, California, US

Minor C1Pro updates are always free.  For major version updates, there is an upgrade cost, and I've never seen the version upgrade cost lower than it is currently (I've been with C 1 Pro since ver 3).

This particular update is worthwhile.  The new processing algorithms make it like having a new camera!  I processed some old RAW files from 2007 (Canon 5D classic) and the difference in comparable 60" prints was dramatic.  It was like having photographed the image with a higher megapixel camera in 2007!  Very noticeable.

You already know there are a host of other improvements as well.  I like the ease of applying LCC for images photographed with my IQ180 and technical camera with movements.  The speed of processing is a bonus.

Stability issues (I never really had any) seem to have been addressed with ver 7.01.  I expect version 7 to fully mature with future minor updates, much as previous versions have benefited, from user feedback.

Buy it Ron.  You're wasting time and money by waiting!  : )

Dec 30 12 07:10 am Link

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D M E C K E R T

Posts: 4786

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

photoimager wrote:

The software is identical, or at least it is with the CS packages for education purchasers. Adobe don't even have the 'home and non-commercial use only' warning integrated in the software that Microsoft has.

indeed they are.

i'm just being lazy and looking for an excuse to get something other than lightroom. lol

Dec 30 12 06:17 pm Link

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QuaeVide

Posts: 5287

Pacifica, California, US

The main problem I've had with 7 & 7.0.1 is a long delay (10 seconds) in updating the preview after I make an adjustment, if images are processing in the background. Used to be a much nicer balance in 6.

Dec 30 12 07:34 pm Link

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Ronald N. Tan

Posts: 2747

Los Angeles, California, US

OK! There.

PhaseONE received my 99.00 USD.


TheScarletLetterSeries wrote:
Minor C1Pro updates are always free.  For major version updates, there is an upgrade cost, and I've never seen the version upgrade cost lower than it is currently (I've been with C 1 Pro since ver 3).

This particular update is worthwhile.  The new processing algorithms make it like having a new camera!  I processed some old RAW files from 2007 (Canon 5D classic) and the difference in comparable 60" prints was dramatic.  It was like having photographed the image with a higher megapixel camera in 2007!  Very noticeable.

You already know there are a host of other improvements as well.  I like the ease of applying LCC for images photographed with my IQ180 and technical camera with movements.  The speed of processing is a bonus.

Stability issues (I never really had any) seem to have been addressed with ver 7.01.  I expect version 7 to fully mature with future minor updates, much as previous versions have benefited, from user feedback.

Buy it Ron.  You're wasting time and money by waiting!  : )

Jan 02 13 07:47 pm Link

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WMcK

Posts: 5298

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

I read this post and decided to download the trial version of Capture 1 v7.01. I was absolutely amazed at the quality - huge improvements in fine detail and noise levels over ACR. The colours are more natural too. At least I have 60 days to decide whether I could ever go back to ACR now! It is like having a new camera.

Jan 03 13 04:07 pm Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11360

San Pedro, California, US

$89-99??

They must be in trouble.
The last time I looked (albeit it's been a few years), It was like three-hundred and something. Of course, that was at the time of LR1 or 2.

Jan 03 13 04:13 pm Link

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RONALD NZ TAN

Posts: 2383

San Francisco, California, US

Hi John,

The price is for the upgrade. I do indeed concur with you that the price to C1PRO dropped to directly address it competing product: Adobe Lightroom.


John Allan wrote:
$89-99??

They must be in trouble.
The last time I looked (albeit it's been a few years), It was like three-hundred and something. Of course, that was at the time of LR1 or 2.

Jan 03 13 04:15 pm Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11360

San Pedro, California, US

RNZTAN wrote:
Hi John,

The price is for the upgrade. I do indeed concur with you that the price to C1PRO dropped to directly address it competing product: Adobe Lightroom.



Oh - that makes more sense.

Jan 03 13 04:16 pm Link

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RONALD NZ TAN

Posts: 2383

San Francisco, California, US

C1PRO has always been amazing, even when their version was 3.7.8. Also at the time, there was no LR and so the software commanded the hefty premium fee of 500 USD—that is a few dollars shy from the complete retail package of Photoshop! At the time, C1PRO 3.XX did NOTHING but process RAW. You could adjust the exposure, white-balance, and settings and that was about it. The basis settings to fix your "oops" exposure moments during the photography session. There was no variants or "virtual copies" in the LR terminology. If you wanted to create a monochromatic variant, you have to manually duplicate your RAW file and apply the monochromatic settings to taste.

When LR 1.X came into the scene, great for consumers! C1PRO released their version 4 and that included basis lens correction, e.g. chromatic aberration.

WMcK wrote:
I read this post and decided to download the trial version of Capture 1 v7.01. I was absolutely amazed at the quality - huge improvements in fine detail and noise levels over ACR. The colours are more natural too. At least I have 60 days to decide whether I could ever go back to ACR now! It is like having a new camera.

Jan 03 13 04:22 pm Link

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C00P

Posts: 536

Anaheim, California, US

Ronald Nyein Zaw Tan wrote:
PS: Anyone else here waiting for a possible discount to upgrade? I was looking forward to their Black Friday and Christmas deals, but no luck. :-(

I was hoping they would do it again as well. Think last time it was half off.  But....
I finally had to just upgrade.

Tried the 10% off code that I'd gotten from the local Phase rep and got a msg saying it was no longer valid. Emailed the rep and they replied that Phase had globally killed all the discount codes on 11/1. Downside, looks like no discounts for a while. Upside, it's still worth the upgrade.

Jan 04 13 01:53 pm Link

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Kelvin Hammond

Posts: 17378

Billings, Montana, US

I dunno... I just got 6 awhile ago (right before they did 7) (and less then 7 days difference to qualify for the free upgrade...)

Anyhoo, I find myself only using it for certain jobs, but using LR4 for most jobs. Not because the quality of pics it makes aren't just awesome, but I kinda really hate the GUI, and all the stuff that's far too complicated to even bother to learn about. (like the freaky color editor thing)

The other thing I find that puts me off is the lack of users sharing different recipes like you find among LR4 users. Sure, a lot of the recipes suck... but once in awhile you come across something useful.

And... I'm not sure if many plugins work with it. Not that they are convenient in LR4... I'd like to be able to apply a plugin on a series of images without having to open each one independently, or have to process them... I want to see it in the preview before I waste lots of time or HD space on it.

Jan 04 13 02:49 pm Link

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Ronald N. Tan

Posts: 2747

Los Angeles, California, US

MAN!!! You're missing out on the Color Editor. Once I got how to use it, it was like . . . BAM!!! SO GOOD!

It is great for fixing skin dis-colorization on beauty shots. Even our bodies' don't have consistent skin color. What you normally do is to head over into the "Skin Tones" and sample the color you want to fix. Experiment with the sliders, especially with the smooth and uniformity.

Give it a go and once you get the Color Editor, you cannot work without it.


Smedley Whiplash wrote:
I dunno... I just got 6 awhile ago (right before they did 7) (and less then 7 days difference to qualify for the free upgrade...)

Anyhoo, I find myself only using it for certain jobs, but using LR4 for most jobs. Not because the quality of pics it makes aren't just awesome, but I kinda really hate the GUI, and all the stuff that's far too complicated to even bother to learn about. (like the freaky color editor thing)

The other thing I find that puts me off is the lack of users sharing different recipes like you find among LR4 users. Sure, a lot of the recipes suck... but once in awhile you come across something useful.

And... I'm not sure if many plugins work with it. Not that they are convenient in LR4... I'd like to be able to apply a plugin on a series of images without having to open each one independently, or have to process them... I want to see it in the preview before I waste lots of time or HD space on it.

Jan 04 13 03:03 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21598

New York, New York, US

Shooting a still life editorial (boots).  Capture Pilot for the iPad is so cool.  It's not as fast as I would like it to be, but it's a lot faster than I thought it would be (files coming from a Leaf back).

Jan 05 13 12:45 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

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New York, New York, US

WMcK wrote:
I read this post and decided to download the trial version of Capture 1 v7.01. I was absolutely amazed at the quality - huge improvements in fine detail and noise levels over ACR. The colours are more natural too. At least I have 60 days to decide whether I could ever go back to ACR now! It is like having a new camera.

I just started to use it to reprocess some photos I shot in Senegal a few years ago (portraits).  I shot both film and digital while there - film for me and digital for the assignment - and we wound up using all the film shots for both as I wasn't nearly as happy with the digital files.  I haven't gone to deep into the rework yet, but so far what I'm able to do in C1 is blowing me away vs. what I was able to accomplish back then.

Jan 05 13 12:47 pm Link

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Kelvin Hammond

Posts: 17378

Billings, Montana, US

Ronald Nyein Zaw Tan wrote:
MAN!!! You're missing out on the Color Editor. Once I got how to use it, it was like . . . BAM!!! SO GOOD!

It is great for fixing skin dis-colorization on beauty shots. Even our bodies' don't have consistent skin color. What you normally do is to head over into the "Skin Tones" and sample the color you want to fix. Experiment with the sliders, especially with the smooth and uniformity.

Give it a go and once you get the Color Editor, you cannot work without it.



I think I'm gonna need a tutorial for the color editor. It's not easy to figure out.

Jan 05 13 01:53 pm Link

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RONALD NZ TAN

Posts: 2383

San Francisco, California, US

Try the steps I laid out. Try to find an image where you'd want the skin dis-colorization to match. You will get used to it trying the sliders in the "Skin Tones" tab of C1PRO.

Smedley Whiplash wrote:

I think I'm gonna need a tutorial for the color editor. It's not easy to figure out.

Jan 05 13 01:57 pm Link

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Jim Lafferty

Posts: 1962

Brooklyn, New York, US

Smedley Whiplash wrote:

I think I'm gonna need a tutorial for the color editor. It's not easy to figure out.

There is a dedicated PhaseOne channel on YouTube and at least one clip specific to the Color Editor you should check out. It's great.

Jan 05 13 04:55 pm Link

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QuaeVide

Posts: 5287

Pacifica, California, US

Just found that reload meta-data doesn't seem to work in 7.0.1.

Jan 06 13 02:01 pm Link