Google+ added improved RAW file to JPEG conversion for over 70 cameras (including new cameras like the Nikon D800 and Nikon 1 J3). Additionally, you can always access your RAW files from the cloud if you need the original on a local drive.
I think this is a big, dang deal. While everyone is stirring for an Adobe competitor to come out of the woodwork with a perpetual license alternative to Photoshop, Google is quietly sneaking up with its acquisition of Nik and just continues to nudge out releases of photo editing, archive and sharing support via Google+. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
Corel recently updated PaintShop Pro with a 64-bit version. PaintShop Pro X6 now supports 64-bit processing and is proudly available from Corel as a perpetual license application, as communicated in Corel’s press release and in correspondence from Corel’s PR department (take that as a direct shot at Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-only licensing).
If’ you’ve been looking for Photoshop alternatives, this might be worth a closer inspection for the price and performance. It even opens your .PSD files if you drop your Photoshop subscription… [click to continue…]
onOne Software recently unveiled Perfect Photo Suite 8, which is now available for pre-order but will be released on November 26, 2013. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
Imagenomic has announced the release of Realgrain 2, a “finishing” plugin for achieving accurate black-and-white conversion, toning, colorizing and darkroom effects and simulates the grain patterns, color, and tonal range of conventional silver halide films. [click to continue…]