Monthly Archive: November 2018

ON1 Photo RAW supported camera and file types

ON1 Photo RAW is a very nice RAW image processor. However, it seems that for some older cameras, they do not use their own RAW image conversion but something else – and what that is, is not clear. For some older cameras, the ON1 results are not up to par for where they need to be today. Their web site describes Tier 1 and Tier 2 camera support and the problems show up on the Tier 2 group – and it is unclear how those photos are actually being processed.

Simple Photography-do we all need the latest camera gear?

Do we all need the latest and greatest camera gear? Nearly all web site and Youtube channel reviewers are gear pushers who make their money through affiliate marketing links. All of them have become “gear pushers”. Marketing propaganda convinces people they need the latest and greatest gear – gear that, of course, will be obsolete by next year when you’ll have to upgrade once again or suffer the consequences of being left behind. But do we really have to live our lives this way and succumb to the marketing propaganda and pressure?

Flickr to charge a fee to have more than 1,000 photos

Flickr’s new owner SmugMug has announced that free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and is doubling the price of “Pro” accounts that can have more than 1,000 photos. Accounts that have not upgraded to “Pro” by February 5, 2019 will have their excess photos automatically deleted by Flickr. I have a grandfathered “Pro” account but I am giving serious thought to deleting my Flickr account after these changes by SmugMug. Flickr’s large number of “free” photos had created a photography community – that community will now largely go away and be replaced by a mostly pro or semi-pro community of people seeking to promote themselves or their business. Flickr then turns into a cloud storage system for photos.