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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 06, 2018  |  0 comments

If your eyes have glazed over by the countless videos out there comparing the latest smartphone cameras to real cameras, you’re not alone. The tipping point for photographer Evan Ranft was a video he saw comparing a Google Pixel smarthphone’s camera to a Hasselblad medium format camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 24, 2018  |  0 comments

The Paris, France-based imaging company DxO just announced the release of DxO PhotoLab 2, which is the latest iteration of its Raw image processing and editing software that had once been called DxO OpticsPro. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Along with previewing a cool new Photoshop on the iPad app that’s coming next year, Adobe also unveiled the new Photoshop CC 2019 image editing software today at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. One of the Adobe experts who’s already tried out Photoshop CC 2019 is Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 15, 2018  |  0 comments

It took them long enough. That’s what some Photoshop/iPad users might be saying after hearing today at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles that Adobe will finally be releasing a real version of Photoshop for the iPad in 2019.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  0 comments

One of our favorite photo editing apps for portrait photography is back with a new version. 

The Editors  |  Oct 05, 2018  |  0 comments

If you want to build an online photo album or digital portfolio of your images to share on the web, there are many ways to do it. But one of our favorite options has been the jAlbum photo gallery software, which we have reviewed several times over the years.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update to the powerful free suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. The good news is that Nik Collection 2018 is now available on the DxO website, although the download is no longer free.

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2018  |  2 comments

The following is something people tell me when I suggest using a plug-in or specialized software for enhancing or retouching portraits: “But you can do that in Photoshop!” That’s because when it comes to software for wedding, portrait, and boudoir photographs, everyone has an opinion—sometimes a strong one—even if they’re wrong.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Wish you could right-click an image—or batch of images—and resize to desired dimensions? You can, and the best image resizing app has just been updated. Best of all, it’s free.

Jack Neubart  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Capture One Pro is a top-echelon Raw image processor and editor, courtesy of the people behind Phase One cameras and backs. For this software review, I tried Capture One Pro, which is now on Version 11, on images shot with various cameras, ranging from Nikon to Canon to Phase One.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple months ago we reported that DXO Labs had acquired the very popular Nik Collection of imaging-editing software from Google. That news was greeting enthusiastically by users of the popular Nik plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom, because Google had earlier said they no longer planned to support or update the seven-plugin package.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Just about a year ago we reviewed a fun new software package called PortraitPro Body, designed to add curves to a slender model or make a scrawny teenager look like a weightlifter. And now, parent company Anthropics is back with the updated PortraitPro Body 2, offering a number of new features and enhanced processing speed.

George Schaub  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

I have been using Epson’s Advanced B&W Photo printing mode for many years in a series of the company’s desktop printers but always wished the print software offered a way to see my image adjustments in real time. So, when Epson announced their new Print Layout software, which offers a “live preview” (among other controls) in Advanced B&W Photo mode, I contacted them to give it a whirl. 

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