Does anyone know what this software does that Photoshop CS wouldn't do?
I saw the MSNBC special called "Tech Summit" and they interviewed high end fashion photographer, Joseph Cartwright, and he stated he used "a camera with a digital back to to send pictures directly and instantly via firewire to his computer to the Phase One software. About a $30,000 plus setup." It was VERY high end professional photography. It was amazing to see how he took pics, and his camera was tethered via Firewire to his Mac and he printed out a print in 2-3 seconds. I don't know what kind of printer he had but it was the size of an office stand-up Xerox machine. He stated, "He can now give the client the finished print at the end of the shooting day vs it normally would have taken days to process!" and "Film photography will absolutely go the way of vinyl. Professional photographers will not have a choice."
Anyway, he used Phase One software and they have versions available for prosumers like us. There's even one called Phase One Rebel.
But what does this program do that Photoshop CS can't do? It main siginificance is working with RAW files which Photoshop can utilize also...
At the least it was neat to see how high tech pro photography has become with their VERY expensive equipment. In ten years, I'm sure they'll be looking back and say, "What you were tethered via Firewire to your computer? You couldn't just snap the picture and send a 100mb photo wirelessly to your computer? Dude (or Dad) how primitive?
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