Lightzone has pulled the plug it seems.

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by bbodine9, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. bbodine9

    bbodine9 Regular

    Jul 11, 2010
    Word on the street that Lightzone may be mia, no longer is there a web page or forum available.
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Gee, I'm sorry to read this because I know there are or were quite a few people who really enjoyed using Lightzone.
  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ... and are now left with an application that they paid their hard-earned for, with no upgrade path and no support ...
  4. Doug Pardee

    Doug Pardee New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    LightZone is now UNDEAD


    Light Crafts is gone, but some users have pulled together the LightZombie Project to try to keep LightZone alive for current users. We've got user forums, Raw-file updates for new camera models, links to re-download the installation package and instructions on recovering a lost license key, and anything else we can think of.

    We can't issue new licenses, but if you're currently a LightZone user, drop by our site:
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Doug thanks very much for this information and the link. Best wishes!
  6. I've never even heard of lightZOne :(
  7. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Looks like Apple picked up the developer (per Wikipedia).
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Doug welcome to the forum and hope you stick around. I found your link to not work for me. I have added your own site - hope you don't mind.

  9. Doug Pardee

    Doug Pardee New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    We're getting sporadic reports of that from areas outside the US. We suspect it's related to DNS caching — there was a glitch in getting our domain name set up, and for most of a day, five of the six authoritative nameservers were giving out the wrong IP address.

    Some users tell us that putting the www on there helps: The LightZombie Project | LightZone™ is dead... or IS IT?

    Thanks for the report, Bill.

    Update: The DNS problems that delayed the launch of the site by a day have returned. We apologize for the inconvenience, which affects us, too, since we can't get to the site either. This is one of those things that should be easy, but for some reason turns into a giant hassle. We will be back up, but it'll be somewhere between a few hours and a few days. Obviously, we're hoping for the shorter side. In the meantime, bilzmale's link works fine to get to our tech site.

    New Update: I think we've got the DNS situation under control. If you're still having trouble reaching the site and are running Windows, you can try opening a command (cmd) window and entering the command "ipconfig /flushdns", then try accessing again. Our apologies for this annoyance.