Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

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Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostThu Jun 13, 2024 6:47 pm

Hi Blackmagic,
If you want to dominate the software market you will need to create replacements for Photoshop, Lightroom, and possibly Illustrator and InDesign.

So many people start with Adobe products because of their access to it in High School or University. And the world sorely needs a Lightroom alternative that can organize photos and do bulk corrections. You are so close already with the tools already built into the Media page and the Color page.

So many people hate Adobe and their subscription. You already have a good start. You can keep going and I think a lot of people and schools will switch.
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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSun Jun 16, 2024 8:17 pm

Blackmagic Design is a hardware, not a software company. The software they have created and develop is to support those hardware products. What we don't need is resources moved away from the development and improvement of current products to a speculative venture to compete with Adobe's photo software.
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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSat Jul 13, 2024 2:33 pm

jefforig wrote:If you want to dominate the software market
Not sure that's their goal. They seem pretty focused on Broadcast and Cinema market - motion, not stills.
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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSat Jul 13, 2024 3:09 pm

jefforig wrote:...the world sorely needs a Lightroom alternative that can organize photos and do bulk corrections.

Have a look at this:
https://www.darktable.org/
darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSat Jul 13, 2024 3:22 pm

Usually when folks want Blackmagic to do “something” they want low cost solutions to existing products. Fortunately there are already Adobe alternatives. This post did get me thinking tho, it would be nice to have a vector based module to greatly simplify text and graphics in Resolve. For all the AI junk and “world’s first” it sure would be nice to have a meat and potatos text and graphics processor.

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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSun Jul 14, 2024 10:04 pm

It would seem that users dropping Photoshop are choosing to move to Affinity. ;)
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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostSun Jul 14, 2024 10:58 pm

Affinity was a one time $30 cost. For my occasional such needs, it's perfectly sufficient.
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Re: Suggestion to Dominate the Software Market

PostMon Jul 15, 2024 1:47 am

I got the full Affinity set for PC, Mac and iPad for just over $100. Now I just have to learn all of them !!! Affinity Photo 2 does everything I have wanted so far. I never moved from CS6 so do not now see the need for that any more.
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