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Seth Shostak  |  May 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Panoramas are easy to wish for, but, until recently, were not easy to get. To shoot high-quality panos often required special cameras that could rotate their lens while simultaneously advancing an aperture slit across a curved film plane.

Scott Kelby  |  May 31, 2016  |  1 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Don’t you hate it when you straighten a horizon in Photoshop and ended up cutting off important parts of the photo in the process? Well, Adobe has an answer for that with its upcoming Content-Aware Crop feature for Photoshop CC.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Athentech has an offer you can’t refuse: A free download of their popular Perfect Exposure plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom. With this easy-to-use, fully functional plug-in you’ll be able to correct exposure mistakes and add depth, contrast and soft light to your images.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Anthropics Technology has unveiled LandscapePro, an easy-to-use, full-featured software package designed to take your photo retouching to the next level. Created specifically for enhancing scenic photography, LandscapePro is available in standalone and Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements plug-in editions.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Corel is clearly taking a shot at Adobe with the AfterShot Pro 3 photo editor/management suite, which offers a host of new features and claims to be four-times faster than the latest version of Lightroom. This powerful new version of AfterShot Pro comes at wallet-friendly price of $79.99.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2016  |  1 comments

Superimpose is a robust iOS app that quickly performs a variety of tedious Photoshop functions on your iPhone or iPad with a few taps of the screen. It offers a variety of exposure controls and filters, but the real strength of this app is its ability to automatic more complex tasks like blends, masks, blending, blurs and superimposed images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Macphun has announced an offer you can’t refuse: A free download of their new Filters For Photos app that lets Mac users create striking effects without the complexity of other image-editing programs. The new app can be used as a standalone program or as an extension for the popular Apple Photos application.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Under development for the past few years, ON1 Photo RAW is the first Raw processing software and non-destructive photo editor to be unveiled in over a decade. With support for over 800 cameras and sophisticated editing capabilities, the software utilizes cutting-edge code to make the most of today’s hi-res cameras and high-performance computers.

Howard Millard  |  Apr 15, 2016  |  0 comments

HDR, as most photographers know, stands for High Dynamic Range, allowing you to capture a wider range of highlight and shadow detail than you could in a single frame. You create an HDR image by shooting several identically framed shots of the same scene at different exposures, often with three brackets such as -2, 0, and +2 EV. The newest kid on the HDR block is Aurora HDR Pro from Macphun, currently for Mac only, but with a Windows version in the works.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Whoever said, “nothing is ever free” was dead wrong: Today you can download the latest Nik Collection of powerful image-editing software. Many of us love this suite for the simplicity it offers is getting the best out of our images. And now you can do so without spending a dime. 

Steve Bedell  |  Mar 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The first thing I thought when I saw this new update to PortraitPro was “What happened to Versions 13 and 14? I’m still on Version 12 and never saw anything about any other updates.” That’s because there aren’t any. Maybe Anthropics Software is superstitious about the number 13 and just decided to skip 14 as well. Who knows! We’re on to PortraitPro 15 now.

The Editors  |  Feb 09, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve always felt that Adobe’s Bridge image management application has been an unsung (or under-sung) application in the company’s Creative Cloud (CC) software set. Well, this morning, Bridge took center stage as the company has finally updated the application with Adobe Bridge CC version 6.2. (The last major release of Bridge came more than two years ago.)

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 08, 2016  |  0 comments

There are some Photoshop tutorial videos out there that can be extremely helpful and there are some that can be extremely annoying. The humorous short clip below from Sugar Zaza shows precisely why some of them can drive us completely batty.

Joe Farace  |  Jan 25, 2016  |  0 comments

One of the easiest ways to capture that classic black and white look when shooting an IR- converted SLR is to shoot in Monochrome mode. If your camera doesn’t offer that option, you’ll have to convert the image into black and white after the fact. That may be the better of the 2 choices because that approach will give you more control over how the final image looks.

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