Started by eagleyepro, March 13, 2013, 12:07:29 pm
Quote from: Isaac on March 26, 2013, 02:29:29 pmA word may have several different meanings.Even the Pocket Oxford Dictionary provides half a dozen meanings for "edit" which, for a reasonable person, should end this dull squabble.
Quote from: jjj on March 27, 2013, 12:07:48 am...Debate is however bit of a diversion whilst waiting for work to tediously render, which is waaaaaay duller.
Quote from: jjj on March 27, 2013, 12:01:00 am No surprise there. And yet again, there's a contradictory statement.Of course words meanings change, some words end up meaning the complete opposite of what they started out as. Let used to mean prevent for example.And meanings are certainly not universal if some of us use words in ways you refuse to acknowledge, despite the dictionary definitions agreeing with us. Edit amongst its other meanings, means to change or modify, which describes exactly what photo-editors do funnily enough and is why they are called that. Only on the part of old fogeys still living in a past which never really existed.Just one of several meanings of the word, certainly not exclusive.And to repeat myself - They are called editing suites are they allow you to edit photos. Easy concept for most of us to grasp. Actually you are wrong as many, if not most current photographers use the term to mean altering images and remember the dictionaries are in accord with us, not you. Now as language works by consensus, we are using the word correctly.The fact editing also means selecting images is something no-one has disputed as both meanings are correct. Denying the existence of the meaning most commonly used by photographers today however, is a bit bonkers.And protesting changes in language is a proper grumpy old man/woman territory.
Quote from: jjj on March 27, 2013, 12:04:56 amUh, you can edit your images in both senses of the word in PM. The only people abusing definitions are the ones like yourself denying both vernacular + dictionary meaning.
Quote from: Tony Jay on March 27, 2013, 05:07:17 amA faster computer should fix that. Just kidding!!
Quote from: mshi2008 on March 27, 2013, 09:31:12 amReally? You can do both editing and retouching in Photo Mechanic? That's something your copy allows you to do?
QuoteLearning any trade is to learn its jargon first. At least for me, I haven't encountered any professional "retouching" firm calling itself an "editing" firm yet, and all the retouchers that I know haven't started to call themselves editors yet. At least from my own experience, all curators who I have interacted with well understand the precise difference between editing and retouching.
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