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Whether you're looking for the insight on the latest imaging software or a program to manage your digital assets, our photography software reviews have it covered. Explore the latest trends in digital darkroom software and techniques here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Photoshop Takes A Backseat

As Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom have advanced and evolved, these packages offer capabilities that give professionals the ability to streamline workflow with local editing power

Photoshop Takes A BackseatApple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom share many of the same features and basic workflow functionality. After all, how many different ways are there to rate and rank images? When it comes to local image corrections, however, the applications differ dramatically in both the features they offer and how they’re implemented. This article explains the differences between how each application addresses local image corrections, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.  Read More...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reality Vs. Imagination

How to use masking software to make the task of compositing more efficient

Reality Vs. ImaginationEach time I raise the camera to my eye, I’m confronted by the reality of what I see in the finder; when ready, I release the shutter.   Read More...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

DPP Solutions: Creating A Film Look

Giving your digital images the feel of a classic emulsion easily with Alien Skin Exposure 2

DPP Solutions: Creating A Film LookFilm has a distinct look. Some photographers have steadfastly stuck with it for the sole reason that they were fond of a particular emulsion and they had come to know that emulsion’s characteristics so well.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Getting Into CS4

Among the useful features in the latest version of Photoshop are the new Adjustments panel and the Masks panel

Getting Into CS4About every 18 months, there’s a common question on the minds of most photographers: Should I upgrade to the new version of Photoshop?  Read More...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hi-Tech Studio: Black-And-White In A Digital World

Get simplicity and complete control with special black-and-white conversion software

Hi-Tech Studio: Black-And-White In A Digital WorldAmong professional photographers, black-and-white is enjoying a tremendous renaissance. While some pros are comfortable with complex color-to-black-and-white conversions, many are now finding the power to create and fine-tune the look they want with simpler stand-alone and plug-in software packages. These packages offer automated presets as well as custom settings. For the first time since the film darkroom, black-and-white is straightforward, both in simplicity and at a professional level.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Photoshop CS4 Takes Off

Adobe alpha tester and all-around digital master Jeff Schewe takes us on a tour of the improvements to the new version of the Adobe Creative Suite, CS4

Photoshop CS4 Takes Off       Yes, it’s that time again, another update to Photoshop, called by its full name, Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 (and, yes, there are regular and Extended versions again, with the Extended version designed for specialized image types and 3-D and multimedia). This represents the 13th time Photoshop has been updated (there were two .5 versions, so this is considered version 11).  Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Think Different About RAW

The power of a RAW file isn’t confined to the opening steps of your workflow

Think Different About RAW

File formats are part of the bedrock of digital photography, with JPEG and TIFF, among others, having special attributes. Let’s take a look at what makes up the features, advantages and benefits of these two formats.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Photoshop Lightroom 2

With more sophisticated image-processing tools and a host of robust organizational features, the new version of Lightroom packs a punch for professionals

Photoshop Lightroom 2Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 was launched officially in July. You should be able to get final versions as you read this. After working with it through Adobe’s development process, I think the new version may change the way photographers deal with color images. Lightroom 1.0 was widely regarded as a solid tool for organization and some elementary manipulation or enhancement of images.   Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

DPP Solutions: Studio Management Software

A variety of software solutions keep your photography business streamlined and your mundane tasks minimal

DPP Solutions: Studio Management Software

More business is good because that means more money. More business is bad because that means there’s more to keep track of. As your studio grows, software that provides customized management tools for photographers and their studios becomes even more relevant. Luckily, there are a lot of great software solutions out there, and here we look at a few of the best and most reliable.

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