Affinity as PS alternative /// Ida or WAFF-3 /// and the end of Panachonic

Hey pips!!!

What a mix this post (from where I write to); anyway let’s get down to it.
First I’ld like to point out a very well thought out alternative to photoshop on mac called Affinity Photo

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Though right now is still at beta, you can already download it for free at their website or with this direct LINK. When the program leaves beta testing it will be available for $50 with no subscription charges and free updates for two years.

Out of a preliminary experience, a clone of PS (with even same shortcuts), very nice UI (real fullscreenable) and one where you can actually resize panels as big as you wish, some intelligent changes (you can directly delete or merge an adjustment inside the adj window), before/after window, very useful select menus (by RGB colour, or luminance values), rasterize to masks option, implemented lanczos in up/downsizing, can still rescale while exporting, export LUTs and history of/with the file. Has RGB parade, waveform and even vectorscope – something that PS lacks completelly – ahhh and one very annoying thing improved over PS is that you’ve can preview adjustments blending modes live, before even committing to them. Still useful frequency separation, importing plugins from photoshop (that’s a total In Your Face to adobe, ja ja) and 3D kind of lighting… and must add very responsive and fast overall; differently from PS, it has been build from scratch =)

 

Some screengrabs for ur high delight • click 4 enlargment

 

Some damn funny and gooood version from Andy Rehfeldt. The RATM version above is also his. For loads of energy and good disposition, check his Radio Disney Verison Album =)

 

 

Okay so this is the poster of Ida, a B&W film by polish director P. Pawlikowski that you “should” check out =)    Colidence enough I have a friend called Ida from Poland, wuauuu life is soooo boringly surprising, ja jaaa!! Worth mentioning that either in spanish as in portuguese “ida” means to go but also can be read/imply as one way (ticket)

 

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And this is how the poster looks in Lisbon, like a sad refugee from a war… and I cannot but feel like that… some days.

Specially the days, like the one I took the photo and when my camera stop working. I’m really fed up with the programmed obsolescence philosophy of all big corps. I have had several pro-bodies from other brands which I didn’t remotely treat as tenderly as this one and which went through hell fire, extreme tropical humidity, -15C, misc contusions, finest dust and corrosive sand… and while with other brands I never ever had an issue, with my GH3 it’s been a fucking nightmare from start. Hey but the price tag was up there at pro-level pockets. Honestly if I hadn’t so much money invested in MFT glass, I’ld switch to something more “serious”. So despite I keep on feeling tremendously lucky,

Panasonic SHAME ON YOU, dirty greedy bastards with tiny souls!!!!

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All Ida photos were developed with RPP and Affinity Photo.

At least on the last picture I took before the camera broke down there’s a girl nice and openly smiling, but almost all true/natural smiles are pretty nice

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You know what I’m going to do now… I’m out for having dinner with my friend Pííííter, bitoqueeeeee!!!! Cheers

 

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Photo by Karma Bhuti

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