All Good Things Come to an End

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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby gio » December 19th, 2016, 10:59 am

Sorry to see this. Jonathan and Kiril, thank you for this software, your excellent support, the white papers, and offering PWP now for free.
All the best
Johannes

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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby jsachs » December 19th, 2016, 11:41 am

Kiril has posted the 32-bit version - there was just a minor typo which he fixed.
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby HanSch » December 19th, 2016, 2:31 pm

A few days before I retire, my favorite software does the same....
I can't add much to the things that have been said. This is great photo editing software and I love to use it, will keep using it. With a bit of luck the RAW-files from a possible future camera can be handled via the DNG converter. The adaptive "expand to full range" option is always very convenient when batch processing a lot of RAW files, and the final editing is something I always look forward to.
Thanks to the developers and to this user group. And if the reworked version might come available, I will not hesitate to use it.
Han Schutten
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby jsachs » December 19th, 2016, 3:14 pm

There are a lot of good raw file converters out there, my current favorite being DxO Optics although I used to use Capture One which was also good. DxO does an excellent job of correcting camera and lens distortion, chromatic aberration, light falloff, sensor noise and softness as well as providing very good haze removal and micro-contrast enhancement features. Both DxO and Capture One are relatively expensive however. RawTherapee is also popular as a free raw converter (http://rawtherapee.com/) and there are others. I have not used it but I am sure others on this message board have their own recommendations.
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby tomc001 » December 19th, 2016, 10:25 pm

I first heard about PWP on the old Compuserve photo forum. PWP was said to be designed to be used by photographers so I tried it and liked what I saw. And have been using it ever since. I don't know just when I started using it, but that first CD came with something to do a rudimentary monitor calibration/adjustment. I no longer remember just how it was supposed to work.

I use Capture One Pro to process raw files and PWP for image processing. It will continue to be my photo editing software for a long time yet. I've never owned or used Photoshop or Lightroom. PWP does everything I need.

Thanks Jonathan and Kiril.

Tom

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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby dvhirst » December 20th, 2016, 2:47 pm

Jonathan, let me join the group wishing both you and Kiril well as you move to new endeavors.

This board contains an immense wealth of information from both you and Kiril, as well as posts from DEN and many other knowledgeable and helpful members. My question: is there some way to archive the board's content to make it available long term, even if it won't be "live" any more? I would be hugely disappointed if this wonderful resource were to disappear totally. It is a great reference and helpful friend when questions arise about "how-to" use PWPro. Thanks for your thoughts on this query, and for any action you can take to make it so.

Best wishes to you all.
Don Hirst
Canon 70D, 17-40L, 24-105L, 100-400L
Canon G10

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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby jsachs » December 20th, 2016, 2:57 pm

Not to worry - it is our intention to keep the message board alive even if we switch web hosts.
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby Charles2 » December 20th, 2016, 2:59 pm

I would not have got fairly deep into photography as a hobby if I had wrestled with the big gorilla Photoshop. By chance I came upon PWP, which gets the credit or blame. Its transformations are simple yet with such depth that every few months I get into something about image development that I did not suspect existed.

I must say that Raw Therapee became my raw developer. It too is a fine program, and it speaks for the value of a dedicated volunteer community of software adepts who also want the best in photography.

The random insights on the board were valuable, too. Just a month or two ago Jonathan mentioned that he sets his camera balance, for natural light shots, at a specific Kelvin temperature. I've mostly adopted that practice, and it works great on Fuji X cameras as well as helping me understand and stick to the basics of photographing light.
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby dvhirst » December 20th, 2016, 3:11 pm

jsachs wrote:Not to worry - it is our intention to keep the message board alive even if we switch web hosts.


Thank you for this good news; I expect everyone one who uses PWPro will be glad to hear it.
Don Hirst
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Re: All Good Things Come to an End

Postby kkopchynski » December 20th, 2016, 3:18 pm

Jonathan, Kiril,

Best wishes to you in whatever comes next. Thank you for this great product and releasing it as freeware. I am going to introduce this to my photo camps next summer. Thanks also to all of the members of the forum community. I've always said that the community here was the best feature of the software. PWP was one of the first alternatives to commercial software I came to know and helped me to realize that there are other similar gems out there.

Sincerely,
Kevin Kopchynski


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