5 Things You Need to Know About Your Lightroom 5 Catalog

Adobe Wordwide Design Evangelist, Terry White, put together this brief video about 5 things you need to know about your Lightroom 5 catalog.

These are helpful tips that advanced Lightroom users probably already know about; however, if you don’t know about them, they could potentially improve your workflow. Here’s a list of the highlights of the tips. [Read more...]

Topaz Clean 50% Off Deal Ends Tomorrow

Topaz Clean

Topaz Labs 50% off deal on the Topaz Clean plug-in ends tomorrow, May 31. Topaz Clean normally runs $29.99 but will be $14.99 with the promo code mayclean.

Topaz Clean lets you smooth edges and surfaces in your photos. Clean has three main controls, described by Topaz Labs below:

  1. Smoothness: smoothes the surfaces of your photo. Useful for removing blemishes from skin, removing dust + noise, creating a “flatter” texture, and more.
  2. Edges: smoothly enhances edges with a unique process that looks “vectorized”. This creates smooth and well-defined lines in your photo that work great on image features like hair and eyelashes.
  3. Texture: recovers and refines original detail in your image to keep it looking natural. For example, re-introduce original skin texture in your portraits to prevent your post-processing from looking too overdone or “plastic”.

It works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.  In order to get the deal price, use the couple code mayclean during the checkout process here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Avid Media Composer Adds Software Subscription Option

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Avid is one of the latest software vendors to move to a subscription software model with Media Composer available for a $49.99/mo subscription price. So far, however, Avid is taking a gentler approach to the subscription model by continuing to offer a purchase option to Media Composer in addition to the subscription option. [Read more...]

DxO Optics Pro v9.5 Adds Tighter Lightroom Integration

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DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.5 with added integration for working with Adobe Lightroom. Additionally, the update adds RAW file support for 4 new cameras: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Nikon 1 V3, the Panasonic Lumix GH-4, and the Sony A6000.

Highlights of the new features from DxO Labs’ press release are as follows: [Read more...]

Corel Takes Another Stab at Lightroom’s Market Share with AfterShot Pro 2

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Corel AfterShot Pro was hyped as a serious Lightroom competitor when it was announced over two years ago. While the program received a few updates along the way, it was quickly forgotten and written off by most photographers. Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture were just too well oiled to let AfterShot Pro in the door. However, that hasn’t stopped Corel from building a better version of AfterShot Pro. [Read more...]

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Released

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onOne Software has released Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, which includes speed and productivity enhancements to the Perfect Photo Suite’s Browse module, improved performance with the Perfect Eraser tool, and enhanced masking support in Perfect Effects and Perfect Layers. RAW file support is also included with the Standard Edition in version 8.5.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 has grown into a full-featured photo editor, which works as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, as well as a standalone app. 

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 includes 8 integrated photo processing applications, described by onOne below. [Read more...]

Get Totally Rad Launches Replichrome II: Slide Film for Lightroom and ACR

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Get Totally Rad has released a new preset pack called Replichrome II: Slide, which works with Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

Replichrome II includes presets for Fuji, Agfa and Kodak slide films, which further contains multiple versions of each slide film, using both Nortitsu and Epson scanners. Check out the rundown of the various slide film presets below. [Read more...]

Topaz Clean at 50% Off – Deal Alert

Topaz Clean

Topaz Labs is offering the Topaz Clean plug-in at 50% off now through May 31. Topaz Clean normally runs $29.99 but will be $14.99 with the promo code mayclean.

Topaz Clean lets you smooth edges and surfaces in your photos. Clean has three main controls, described by Topaz Labs below:

  1. Smoothness: smoothes the surfaces of your photo. Useful for removing blemishes from skin, removing dust + noise, creating a “flatter” texture, and more.
  2. Edges: smoothly enhances edges with a unique process that looks “vectorized”. This creates smooth and well-defined lines in your photo that work great on image features like hair and eyelashes.
  3. Texture: recovers and refines original detail in your image to keep it looking natural. For example, re-introduce original skin texture in your portraits to prevent your post-processing from looking too overdone or “plastic”.

It works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.  In order to get the deal price, use the couple code mayclean during the checkout process here on Topaz Labs’ website.