When HDR software first came out I wasn’t a big fan. Mostly due to people overcooking the images with effects and saturation. The other problem was the selection algorithms were off leaving halos which were especially noticeable around the horizon and skylines of images. Aurora HDR 2019 and resort photography The programmers became better and the processing became more intuitive and I came to embrace the use of HDR software more often. When Macphun, (now Skylum) came out with Aurora HDR 2017 I was pleasantly surprised by how much more … [Read more...] about Aurora HDR 2019 dynamic range for resort & real estate photography
A new update for Luminar launched, today. It's a free update, and it's boasting big speed increases and some new features. They've improved the RAW engine and added support for more cameras, too. They've improved details at high contrast areas so you'll see less chromatic aberration (that pink/green fringe you may see with some lenses) and less of that halo effect that sometimes happens in high contrast spots--like a subject in front of a bright sky. The best new feature (in my opinion) is that picture profiles from your camera are now … [Read more...] about Luminar 2018 Update: JUPITER (Spoilers: It’s Faster!)
Guest Post by Trey Ratcliff - Republished here with permission You can find the original on Trey's site here. Switching From A Mac To Windows Pc I converted to Apple over 5 years ago when it was clear to me Apple made the best products for creative professionals. I loved Apple and became a hardcore fanboy. I was all-in. Now, I’m switching back to PCs. The new line of MacBook Pros are not-that-awesome. Apple has always been a company that makes beautiful, well-designed products (and still does), but they’ve started to put an emphasis on … [Read more...] about Apple Is Dead To Me… I’m Switching To Windows!
Adobe just posted some information regarding the compatibility of the not-yet-released Lightroom 6, and operating systems for Mac and Windows. To read the update, go here. In summary, Lightroom 6 will require that your OS (Operating System) is up-to-date with a recent versions of Mac or Windows. Here's what you will need in order to run Lightroom 6 (when it is released): Mac: OS X 10.8 or above Windows: A 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 For users with older software (Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows) they mention the … [Read more...] about Lightroom 6 Will Require Updated Operating Systems
On Monday, we told you about a new program called Flixel for Mac which makes the cinema graph process very easy. Over in the Photofocus forums, a reader (Bruce Goren) told me about a similar program from Windows. Microsoft Research (a test group inside Microsoft) has been experimenting with what they call Cliplets. Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that gives users the power to create "Cliplets" -- a type of imagery that sits between stills and video, including imagery such as video textures and "cinemagraphs". The app … [Read more...] about Create Cinemagraphs on Windows
At this year's NAB, the Photofocus team got a chance to catch up with HP about their new computers. This one we had to keep a secret until it was announced. We think the HP ZBook 14 is a well-designed machine for photographers to take on the road. Weight starts around 3.5 pounds You can get up to 16 GB of RAM i5 or i7 processor Thunderbolt ______ … [Read more...] about HP ZBook 14 First Look
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a guest post by TWIP fan Ben Leal. Ben is a Microsoft employee, however he's not part of any of the product groups mentioned in this post. Ben is a tech enthusiast, gadget freak, and photo lover fully on a PC platform. Back up On TWIP you talk a lot about the need to have multiple copies of files and a redundant file back up system. Microsoft produces a product called Windows Home Server targeted at the consumer market for the growing digital collection of content homes are generating. You can buy these machines … [Read more...] about Backing Up & Moving Photos On Windows Machines