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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 21 2020, @06:12PM   Printer-friendly
from the oops-our-bad-sorry dept.

Adobe Lightroom iOS update permanently deleted users' photos:

A recent update to the Adobe Lightroom app permanently deleted some iOS users' photos and presets, an Adobe rep confirmed on the Photoshop feedback forums. Adobe has since corrected the issue, which was first spotted by PetaPixel, but not before drawing the ire of many disappointed users.

[...] Needless to say, users who had just lost photos and presets were not happy. "Rikk, we understand the announcement, however this doesn't solve the problem," wrote Ewelina Wojtyczka. "People lost months/years of their work. Apologies will not bring it back."

Adobe hasn't further commented on the bug outside Flohr's post. [...] While Adobe shouldn't be let off the hook for this error, perhaps the importance of multiple backups is the hard lesson we can learn from this.


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  • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Friday August 21 2020, @11:28PM (11 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Friday August 21 2020, @11:28PM (#1040157) Journal
    The consumer/prosumer user base for blender is a rounding error in comparison. It also has copporate users willing to pay to add functionality. Won't work with Adobe products.

    Same as Linux vs Firefox - there are companies willing to support developers of Linux for their own ends; no such situation for Firefox.

    Firefox will be dead a year after the current deal with Google ends because it will longer represent a meaningful competitor for the purpose of antitrust law.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @01:52AM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @01:52AM (#1040226)

    The consumer/prosumer user base for blender is a rounding error in comparison. It also has copporate users willing to pay to add functionality. Won't work with Adobe products.

    It certainly works with open source software, which often acquires innovation and functionality long before its proprietary counterparts, especially in regard to Adobe products.

    GIMP had 32-bit editing capability years before Adobe Photoshop, and it was laughable when Adobe made a big deal about their "new" content aware fill, when GIMP acquired the resynthesize function years before. GIMP also had GIF creation/editing long before Photoshop.

    Open source Darktable is just as good (if not better) than Adobe Lightroom, and your settings remain local, so they don't get deleted nor screwed-up in the cloud. Incidentally, there is an upgrade coming to Darktable that has the possibility to bork settings of images accessed with the new version. However, the Darktable developers have warned users well in advance to backup their settings, unlike your "superior" proprietary developers who are financed by corporate interests. In addition, there are even a couple of other powerful open source alternatives to Darktable/Lightroom.

    Furthermore, all of these open source image processing apps can access the raw files from newer camera models long before Photoshop or Lightroom.

    The smaller open source projects just have more freedom and enthusiasm than developers sitting in a corporate cubicle trying grind out a paycheck while not upsetting their boss. Open source projects can move more quickly and release more often than a large corporate entitiy.

    Firefox will be dead a year after the current deal with Google ends because it will longer represent a meaningful competitor for the purpose of antitrust law.

    I think that you will find that it will live on with another name(s) and/or in its already thriving derivatives.

    • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:33AM (2 children)

      by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:33AM (#1040263) Journal

      Waterfox sounds interesting, but I'm not sure why it isn't in the Debian repository. That makes me wonder. It's under the MPL, same as firefox, so that shouldn't be the reason.

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      • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:07PM

        by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:07PM (#1040402) Journal

        Seamonkey still produces the original Netscape. You needn't look for anything else :-)

        And let's ignore the rants of a crazy person.

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      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Sunday August 23 2020, @12:42PM

        by Bot (3902) on Sunday August 23 2020, @12:42PM (#1040765) Journal

        >I'm not sure why it isn't in the Debian repository

        Debian features systemd as the default init against its own former slogan, the UNIVERSAL operating system. I wouldn't take the inclusion in debian repos as something necessarily positive, so I don't take its exclusion as meaningful either.

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:04PM (6 children)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @03:04PM (#1040400) Journal

      GIMP's big chronic weakness is CMYK. There must be some heavy patents behind to keep it out this long.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @05:20PM (5 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @05:20PM (#1040464)

        GIMP has had CMYK capability with different plugins over the years, and there are several stand-alone open source CMYK converters that also work just fine. So, that's probably why CMYK is not high on the list of features to be added in the GIMP builds (https://wiki.gimp.org/index.php/Roadmap). It's not a patent problem.

        Most GIMP and Photoshop users never employ CMYK capabilities. Personally, I have seen CMYK plugins appear in GIMP from time to time after installing different plug-in packs, but I have never used them. I just checked, and my GIMP 2.10.8 version has CMYK capability.

        • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @05:39PM (4 children)

          by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @05:39PM (#1040476) Journal

          Just opened a new doc in mine. No "CMYK" under "Image" > "Mode". They put it somewhere else? Everything I read says "rudimentary support"

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @10:08PM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @10:08PM (#1040536)

            I would guess that when GIMP builds-in CMYK functionality, that it will appear under "Image > Mode" and/or under "Image > Color Management."
             
            My version of GIMP shipped with the GEGL plug-ins installed. One of those plug-ins has CMYK separation functionality ("Colors > Components > Extract Components").
             
            Also, I just installed the G'MIC plug-in for GIMP, and among its zillions of filters there seem to be two that isolate CMYK into layers or into separate images. These G'MIC filters seem to have fine CMYK controls (https://natron-docs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/plugins/eu.gmic.MixerCMYK.html [readthedocs.io]). The standalone version of G'MIC probably just separates CMYK into separate files. CMYK layers can be edited separately in GIMP as grey scale images.
             
            I have heard about folks using the "Separate" or "Separate+" plug-ins ("Image > Separate"), and some install the stand-alone "Cyan" program (https://sourceforge.net/projects/prepress/ [sourceforge.net]) which evidently puts its its own plug-in into GIMP.
             
            ImageMagic (https://imagemagick.org/index.php [imagemagick.org])can also separate/convert images into CMYK.
             
            As a pro photographer, I always use sRGB and send that file to the client/printer (printers want RGB files anyway), so I never touch CMYK. I don't have a fancy printer, nor do most using GIMP/Photoshop. Regardless, I don't know what the advantage is of working on a file in a CMYK space is over simply working on a file in an RGB space and just doing the separations afterward.

            • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @10:35PM (2 children)

              by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @10:35PM (#1040540) Journal

              I think the issue that the document has to be converted. I can't create a CMYK doc. Some people who read those fancy glossy magazines can see the difference

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @11:06PM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 22 2020, @11:06PM (#1040548)

                I think the issue that the document has to be converted. I can't create a CMYK doc.

                If you need to convert "documents" to CMYK, you might better off using LibreOffice to output CMYK or use an open source desktop publishing app that can export to CMYK.

                • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @11:22PM

                  by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @11:22PM (#1040552) Journal

                  Actually it shouldn't matter. The camera shoots in RGB

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