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I had a chance to see the new release Intensify from Macphun live in New York recently. I must say that the application does exactly what it promises to help you “discover the beauty in the details.” The app is designed as a way to quickly improve tone, color and contrast. There are two versions […]

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One of my favorite plug-in discoveries  is Retrographer from Mr. Retro.  It works in Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto.The plug-in designed to create authentic vintage photography effects. I’m already a big fan of Mr. Retro’s Machine Wash plug-in which ages text and images, and this versatile package really delivers. The manufacturer claims that users can perfectly re-create any […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter Adobe has just announced that they are closing down its Photoshop.com storage and sharing service as well as Photoshop Elements membership areas.  They instead are migrating client accounts to their other service called Revel (formerly Carousel). Here are some quotes from the Adobe site/press release (as well as my commentary and […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke Follow him on Twitter One of the most common requests I get for personalized help on ApertureExpert is to assist in organizing a library that’s suffered years of neglect. When you’re staring at a veritable rat’s nest of images, getting them sorted out can be a very daunting task! But […]

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  By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with the Camera Raw dialog, you should always take the time to switch over to the Detail tab.  Here you can take precise control over both sharpening and reducing noise. All raw images need sharpening. By default a value may be applied to the raw file based […]

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If you’re a Mac user, two new cameras now have official support.  OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital […]

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I own every major (and maybe even minor) photo plugin, filter, template and preset on the planet. I like many of them. But if I were asked to pick just one, I’d probably lean very hard toward Perfect Photo Suite 7. This product has matured very nicely and offers photographers just about everything but the […]

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If you were looking for one more reason to step up to Adobe Creative Cloud, it just arrived. For $49 a month for pros or $29 a month for students (with annual subscription) you know get the entire Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, a bunch of cool tablet apps, a suite of online services, and […]

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The first thing I’ve noticed during my switch to Lightroom is that the LR community is large and generous. There are numerous resources to choose from to help you either switch to LR, start with LR or improve your existing LR skills. This is reason number 382,273 why I’m switching from Aperture to LR. The […]

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Several months ago I reported that Adobe was going to release a public beta of Photoshop CS6, as they usually do Lightroom. Today that prediction came true. New Features in Photoshop CS6 Beta include but are not limited to: 1. There are new additions to the Content-Aware tools: Content-Aware Patch allows greater control by letting […]

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Nik Software is working hard to create a string of plug-ins for Aperture and Photoshop. Their stable has grown again to include their newest product, Silver Efex Pro. This plug-in will give you complete control over black and white images in a way that neither Aperture or Photoshop can. I tested the product using my […]

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I am and have always been, a big fan of the Nik software. In addition to their products for Aperture, I use Nik Sharpener and Nik Dfine for Photoshop. As an Aperture user I have been counting the days until they release Color Efex Pro as an Aperture Plug-in. And now I can stop counting. […]

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Nikon has announced the release of Capture NX 2 for both Mac and Windows. A free trial download is available. While this update will be of primary interest to Nikon shooters, it’s obvious that Nikon has its sights set on all digital photographers. The program offers some features that might compete with Photoshop, Aperture and […]

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