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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

OWC has expanded their end-to-end ecosystem of professional storage solutions by adding three new items of vital interest to content creators, moviemakers and photographers in general. Their latest innovation is their Atlas USB4 CFexpress Type B 4.0 Memory Card Reader. Here's the total rundown. If you want to speed up your workflow and improve data safekeeping, you need to read this.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Photographers—pros and amateurs alike—are in constant pursuit of maximum creative expression, streamlined workflow, and more time to spend creating and less time fidgeting with back-office chores. Zoner Photo Studio X is the passport to do all of this and much more. The incredible power and flexibility of ZPS X are outshined only by its seemingly endless creative prowess.

Here's the inside look and a small gallery of creative interpretations of an image anyone could capture, even with a smartphone.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Get your walking shoes on, America. Much loved Fujifilm and Luminar Neo, the award-winning AI photo editing software, subsidiary of Skylum, today announced they're hosting a series of nearly 50 photo walks throughout the USA. Here's your chance to hang with experts and learn more about your local environs. The program kicks off with photo walks in Dallas and Las Vegas on Friday, March 8. Registration is required.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining a foolproof way to install, organize, and manage image-editing plugins so they work most efficiently for your specific needs. We're following that up today with what one pro says are "the five best plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  0 comments

A thorough understanding of the ins and outs of White Balance is essential if you want to create photos with accurate colors, regardless of the type of images you shoot. And according to professional photographer Chris Parker, "there are three things pros know about White Balance that are rarely taught."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a lot of noise about AI right now, and most of it AIn't good. That's understandable. Even so, don't let the naysayers detour you from experiencing the most powerful photo editing tools in the universe.

If you want to discover what you've been missing, or if you're just AI-curious, here's enough to get started enjoying Adobe Firefly, the future of graphics, in its various guises.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Posting holiday snaps to your social media page is quick and easy—but it can be hard to control who can view your personal pics. You want to show your family members a great shot of you frolicking in Fiji on December 25, but do you really want to tell the entire world that your home back in Kansas is unoccupied until after New Year's Day? Create a virtual picture-sharing family room online, a secure place viewable only by those to whom you give permission, with Zonerama, a free and easy-to-use platform provided by a folks at Zoner, makers of Zoner Photo Studio X.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Luminar Neo from Skylum Software balances dynamic presets with essential editing tools and extreme ease-of-use. Newbie or vet, you should take a closer look.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Gifts for photographers? We have some suggestions—20 of them. And don't forget to treat yourself—you deserve it. You what?! Oh well, treat yourself anyway.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

The 2024 editions of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements leverage Adobe Sensei AI-powered features and gain additional automated one-click creative edit options plus slick new GUIs. The corresponding web companion apps have also been enhanced. Here's a summary of what's new.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Zoner has updated Zoner Photo Studio X and the watchword is SPEED. The updates significantly enhance performance by utilizing your graphics card, enriching the experience on lower-powered PCs, improving ease of navigation, and much more. Already established as a top features-for-dollar photo and video editor, Zoner Photo Studio X continues to get better and better with every upgrade. Plus you get a ton of extras and all for the same very affordable price.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 15, 2023  |  0 comments

When Adobe announced how they’re implementing Firefly, their potent AI engine, across their various software applications, they also declared the adoption of a consumption model for access, i.e., a Generative Credit plan that regulates usage. Here are the details including the number of tokens each app receives monthly. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe announced major AI-generation news and the best thought-out, purposeful rules to protect nearly everyone in the source artist-to-end-user chain. Here are the major takeaways.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Our local supermarket has Halloween candy and scary witches on display, so that can mean only one thing in New Jersey—school is about to open. Annually, each and every elementary school student produces, on average, 331* metric tons of precious artwork; add another 11* tons if they attend summer camp. Some of the items are small enough to fit on the refrigerator door, and all of them are worth keeping forever. Short of renting offsite storage space to house and curate their youngsters' souvenirs of academia, how do sentimental parents cope?

[ *Author's estimate based on absolutely nothing. ]

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Show your best images to the world and earn bragging rights when your photograph is selected to join the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery. It doesn't matter whether you shoot with a smartphone or a Hasselblad—if you have the talent, let it be recognized.

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