Adobe CC and CS6 Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

Apple OS X Mavericks

Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday. I’m not going to cover all of the new features. It’s free though and there are several things I do like (e.g., tabbed Finder, and Menu Bar/Dock available on all screens); however, one of the first things photographers want to know before upgrading to a new OS is whether there are compatibility issues with photo editing software.

I’ve used Lightroom 5 in OS X Mavericks and have no problems at all with it thus far. Additionally, Adobe released a statement regarding its CC and CS6 apps. In short, everything should work fine (except After Effects requires an update). The full statement is below. [Read more...]

Adobe Creative Cloud Pushes Past 1 Million Subscribers; Photoshop CC and Lightroom Now Available for $9.99/mo

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

After the Creative Cloud subscription method was implemented in full and perpetual licenses for future versions were killed,  many photographers vowed to leave Adobe in the dust and proclaimed that the company would crumble and fall from the decision. Adobe’s prior goal was to reach 1 million subscribers before the end of 2013. It seems that they are ahead of schedule. [Read more...]

Corel AfterShot Pro for $14.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro downloads for Mac and PC for only $14.99. AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated earlier this summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here at Amazon.com.

Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mo . . . But There’s a Catch

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One of the biggest criticisms since Adobe killed perpetual licenses and forced Creative Cloud memberships on users who want access to future versions of Photoshop has been the price. The full Creative Cloud subscription that includes all the apps runs $50/mo. Single apps, like Photoshop CC, run $20/mo.

Jimmy Beltz and I discussed this very issue during a live cast shortly after the launch of Creative Cloud. I believe it was Jimmy that came up with the suggestion of offering Photoshop CC and Lightroom for a combined price of $10/mo.

Well, that is just what Adobe has done. [Read more...]

Topaz ReStyle 50% Off Coupon Ends This Week

Topaz ReStyle

The new Topaz ReStyle plug-in was announced earlier this month, featuring a vast array of styles and looks to apply to images.  As part of the plug-in’s launch, Topaz Labs offered a 50% deal on ReStyle for this month.

Topaz ReStyle retails for $59.99; however, it is available through August 31 at an introductory deal price of $29.99. Just use the coupon code restyleit at checkout.

You can check it out and download a free trial here on Topaz Labs’ website. [Read more...]

Topaz ReStyle: New Photoshop/Lightroom Plug-in

Topaz ReStyle

Topaz Labs has released a new application, ReStyle, which features a vast array of styles and looks to apply to images. It includes over 1000 styles/presets that provide one-click results; however, all of the settings are customizable, which allows you to use the presets as a starting point or develop your own custom presets from scratch. [Read more...]