On This Date: Photo taken 12/28/2007

Ten years ago today my Nikon D300 arrived. I shot the traditional photos of Joan and Taffy–Oreo, too. I got some (lousy) pictures of the Christmas tree ornaments. Then I wandered around the house taking images of things on shelves and walls.

I discovered my software couldn’t handle the D300’s RAW format. So I reset the camera to shoot TIFs and repeated the process.

Here’s one of the RAW photos I took after I unboxed the camera. I don’t think I’ve posted one of those before.

I forget what software I was using at the time–perhaps PhotoImpact. I could–maybe should–have switched to Photoshop, but I’ve an aversion to Adobe products. Finding suitable software that supported the newly-released camera soon led me to Bibble Pro, a product I learned to love. (It’s hard not to notice that Corel acquired both PhotoImpact and Bibble, and both times I went elsewhere. I’m not certain that’s significant. I did use Corel’s AfterShot Pro–Bibble’s successor–for a couple years. And long ago I owned a copy of PaintShop Pro.)

These days my main photo processing tools are made by DxO and Serif.

It’s not that I dislike Adobe. It’s more that Adobe controls enough of the infrastructure I use that I consider it important to support their competitors.

Number of pix taken on various December 28ths: 338
Year of oldest photo: 2003

How I Rated the Date’s Photographs:

  • 1 Star: 6
  • 2 Stars: 47
  • 3 Stars: 232
  • 4 Stars: 50
  • 5 Stars: 3
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