Lightroom 6 is taking its sweet time getting here. Meanwhile, Nikon shooters with the new D5500 and D7200 DSLRs are mostly sitting on their hands waiting to process their files. It may not be much longer though… [Read more…]
It is common practice for software companies to stop supporting older operating systems at some point. However, Adobe’s upcoming major Creative Cloud update will require Mac OS X 10.9 or higher to run applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. OS X 10.9 was released less than two years ago. That is pretty cut-throat for OS support.
Of course, Adobe claims this is all for the good of the user “in order to take advantage of the latest operating system and technologies.” With NAB around the corner, we will probably see what’s under the curtain the next two or three weeks.
Lightroom 6 is a little more lenient and will support OS X 10.8 and above.
Regardless, if you are stuck on an older version of Mac OS X due to support for legacy software apps, then it is time to make a decision about what’s more important to your workflow. Or, at the very least, figure out a dual boot scenario that works for you and your system.
If you want to upgrade, of course, Apple offers a free update to OS X 10.10.
The next major Creative Cloud release is presumed to support at least Windows 7 and up, although Adobe has not officially confirmed that yet. We’ll let you know if that changes.
Adobe has released its update for Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC customers, which includes support for the following cameras. [Read more…]
Lightroom 6 is turning out to be one of the leakiest products Adobe has released in a while. Now, an eagle-eyed reader has spotted the product over on Best Buy’s site with a price of $149.99 for the full version and $79.99 for the Student and Teacher Edition. Both of these prices were expected, as that has been the default pricing scheme for Lightroom version for several years now. [Read more…]
The backlog of RAW file support for new cameras is starting to build up. Hopefully, that backlog will break on March 25 if that latest leaks from an Australia retailer are legit. [Read more…]
The liquify filter in Photoshop is often demonized as the tool for making unrealistic body alterations in advertising images. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. In the above video, Jeff Rojas walks us through the basics of using the liquify filter and what the various tools inside the filter do to an image. He also makes a case for editing subtle changes with an eye toward natural body proportions.
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Today, Adobe released Photoshop Mix 1.5 with added support for Adobe Ink and the Cloud Clipboard, allowing users to browse an album of their creative assets that can be pasted into an image in Photoshop Mix with one touch of the stylus. Photoshop Mix also now supports Wacom and Pencil styluses. [Read more…]
The launch of Lightroom 6 appears to be just around the corner with March 9, 2015 being the suspected release date. Photo Rumors uncovered a leak at a French retailer of the new Lightroom 6 box art (seen above) and some of the key new features, which look very impressive.
The big new features include:
These are all great additions if this leak turns out to be legit. Based on other info in the leak, there appears to be a retail prices for Lightroom 6, which would negate some rumors that have been floating around suggesting that Lightroom 6 would make the exclusive move to Creative Cloud. Of course, you still need Creative Cloud to take advantage of some of the great features inside of Lightroom mobile.
As noted previously, Lightroom 6 will be a 64-bit only application and will require Windows 7 or higher; or OS X 10.8 or higher to run.
If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.
Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.
If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.
There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.
Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7.1 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6, which adds RAW file support for the new Sony A7 II and updated support for the Samsung NX1. Several new lens profiles are also part of the update.
A corresponding update for Lightroom 5 (to version 5.7.1) is expected to be released within the next week. I’ll have the latest on that update as soon as it is released.