Open Photography Forums  
HOME FORUMS NEWS FAQ SEARCH

Go Back   Open Photography Forums > OPF Welcome Hall > Breaking News

Breaking News Updates, innovations, equipment: moderated!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 21st, 2008, 03:33 AM
Nikolai Sklobovsky Nikolai Sklobovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posts: 1,181
Default Got SmugVault?

This is just in!
About 30 minutes ago popular photosharing site Smugmug (www.smugmug.com) launched a new initiative called SmugVault.
Backed by the same uber powerful Amazon S3 service, it extends already unlimited space offered to all SM customer for photo/video files by accepting ANY type of files. At this point the per-file size limit is set to 512Mb, but it very well may be raised in the future.

This feature doesn't come for free, but the charges are *very* reasonable, at least IMHO. Paying like $20..$40 (you pay only for what you use, plus $1/mo service fee) per year for a possibility to easily share RAW/PSD files makes total sense.

And the best thing? My Star*Explorer already supports it! :-)
Simply add your favorite extensions to the "video" files list (I added .CR2, .XMP and .PSD) and hit upload - that's it!
__________________
Nikolai
Sr.Software Engineer
PhotoSoCal, Digital Grin, LA Shooters, NAPP, PPA
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 21st, 2008, 11:03 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 32,754
Default

Nik,

That was a clever plug for your clever software, LOL! But Star*Explorer does not yet support the Mac! Maybe we should try it in emulation?

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 21st, 2008, 12:42 PM
Nikolai Sklobovsky Nikolai Sklobovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posts: 1,181
Default

!LOL!
S*E support was an icing on the top:-) Afterall, that's the only tool on SM-compatible software market that has a persistent queue, which becomes absolutely critical for such humungous files...

But seriously, SmugValut is a huge deal. Being able to upload RAWs, PDS, and any generic files (you prolly want to zip them first, however we're also looking into automatic zipping feature) is a killer feature!

As to the Macs. S*E runs fine on Mac machines over any decent virtualization software (Parallels, VMWare) and of course via dual-boot (BootCamp).
Also its next version will be in .NET/C#, so if Mono ever comes to a fruition, you'll have it that way...
__________________
Nikolai
Sr.Software Engineer
PhotoSoCal, Digital Grin, LA Shooters, NAPP, PPA
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 21st, 2008, 01:24 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 32,754
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikolai Sklobovsky View Post
As to the Macs. S*E runs fine on Mac machines over any decent virtualization software (Parallels, VMWare) and of course via dual-boot (BootCamp).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikolai Sklobovsky View Post
Also its next version will be in .NET/C#, so if Mono ever comes to a fruition, you'll have it that way...
Explain .NET/C# and "Mono".
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 21st, 2008, 03:18 PM
Nikolai Sklobovsky Nikolai Sklobovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posts: 1,181
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
Explain .NET/C# and "Mono".
Uhm...

.NET (pronounced "dot-net") is a mainstream development/run-time Microsoft framework. It provides certain isolation from "bare" underlying Windows API, common sharing point for multiple programming languages, etc.

C# (pronounced "see-sharp") is a C-like programming language for .NET, considered by many as a "primary" one in a sense that a C# programmer should be able to use ALL possible features of the .NET framework (some languages only provide a subset).

And finally, "Mono" is an open-source multi-vendor initiative to allow .NET development and deployment to be a cross-platform one. Several target platforms are considered, including your beloved Mac OS.:-). Translation: I can create S*E MkII:-) under Vista64 and it would still run under Mac OS X 32, provided you have Mono environment installed.
__________________
Nikolai
Sr.Software Engineer
PhotoSoCal, Digital Grin, LA Shooters, NAPP, PPA
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Posting images or text grants license to OPF, yet of such remain with its creator. Still, all assembled discussion 2006-2017 Asher Kelman (all rights reserved) Posts with new theme or unusual image might be moved/copied to a new thread!