Software

Adobe Shows Off AI-Powered ‘Auto Reframe’ Tool for Premiere Pro – Photography Article

Automated editing is taking over more and more photo and video editing tasks. Case in point: today, Adobe is showing off a new AI-powered tool for Premiere Pro called “Auto Reframe,” which can intelligently crop and pan your footage into multiple aspect ratios. Given the number of devices with different displays in use today, it’s no longer good enough to release a video in a single aspect ratio; but as Adobe points out in its demo, manually reframing your footage…

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Get this $35 AI Photo Editor for Free and Stop Wasting Time on Manual Processing – Photography Article

We live such hectic lives that there’s hardly ever any time to stop and appreciate the beauty around us (let alone take a picture of it). Even if you do manage to carve out a little photography time, even the simplest editing offers new challenges to overcome. All the tools, masks, layers, filters — not everyone has time for that. AI to the Rescue Are you short on time, or even (gasp) don’t like photo editing? AI and machine learning…

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A Comprehensive Intro to Darktable: A Free Lightroom Alternative – Photography Article

Anthony Morganti of IAmMrPhotographer.com recently teamed up with photographer and fellow YouTuber Rico Richardson to produce a comprehensive introduction to the popular (and free) Lightroom alternative Darktable. If you’ve been wanting to try this open source RAW editor but don’t know where to start, this video is for you. Richardson is an expert in Darktable who’s created many a tutorial for the RAW processing software over on his own channel. This 10 minute tutorial is a bit more broad than…

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Alien Skin Exposure Announce Major Re-branding – Photography Article

On August 29th, photo editing software company, Alien Skin Exposure, announced a major rebranding initiative. The company is now named Exposure Software, and, naturally, has a new logo plus a new website URL reflecting their major focus on Exposure — the company’s creative photo editing product. The company, founded in 1993, and made famous for its excellent film emulation plugins and filters, has been competing directly with the likes of Adobe’s Lightroom, On1 Photo Raw, and Capture One, for a share of the raw photo…

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How to Speed Up Adobe Lightroom Without Buying Better Hardware – Photography Article

Adobe updated Lightroom with GPU Accelerated Editing a couple of weeks ago, helping to give your workflow a boost. But if your Lightroom Classic is still running too slow for your taste, this video will help you squeeze out more performance without upgrading to the latest Mac or adding better hardware to you PC. The video was put together by our friend Pye over at SLRLounge, and there are nine tips in all. Even if you’re pretty familiar with Adobe…

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Google Photos Can Now OCR the Visible Words in Your Shots – Photography Article

In a recent update, Google Photos added the ability to recognize the words in your photos by harnessing the power of Google Lens. Google Photos for any smartphone is a must-have in my opinion. The unlimited high-quality backup and fast loading of thousands of photos at your fingertips are unrivaled and the offering keeps getting better. A series of tweets led me to find that the team had added the ability to use optical character recognition to scan your photos…

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Alien Skin Software Changes Its Name to Exposure Software – Photography Article

The photography software company Alien Skin Software announced a major company rebranding today. Henceforth, the company will be known as Exposure Software and its new website can be found at exposure.software. The company formerly known as Alien Skin Software first started creating its tools for photographers back in 1993, and its award-winning photo editor, file organizer, and RAW processor Exposure X4 is used by photographers around the world. The $119 software is available both as a standalone program or as…

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NeuralCam Night Photo App Brings AI-Powered Low-Light Mode to iPhones – Photography Article

One area where Apple has been lagging behind its Android competition is low-light photography. Google’s NightSight and the Night Modes on other Android devices have been blowing away reviewers, so Halcyon Mobile stepped in and developed Neural Cam Night Photo: a third-party app that brings these capabilities to the iPhone. The Neural Cam Night Photo app works the same way as the competition, using AI and computational photography tech to combine multiple exposures into much cleaner and brighter low-light photos.…

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Skylum Shows Off Content-Aware ‘AI Structure’ Tool Coming to Luminar 4 – Photography Article

After announcing the development of Lumiar 4 and teasing its intelligent sky replacement tech, Skylum is keeping the AI train rolling by debuting a new content-aware feature: AI Structure. AI Structure boosts details and increases local contrast in your images, applying the edit intelligently so skin isn’t overly sharpened, and you’re less likely to get noise or halos. It’s like using a combination of the Clarity and Texture sliders in Adobe Lightroom, but without the need to paint in the…

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An Edgy, Cinematic Look With ON1 Photo RAW – Photography Article

Are you exploring ON1 Photo RAW, and looking to get the most out of all its presets and capabilities? Here, learn how to conjure a desaturated, post-modern look using the software.  As you may have read on fstoppers.com before, ON1 Photo RAW is a powerful competitor to the Adobe Suite of photo editing software, combining many features of both Lightroom and Photoshop in a raw editor, including the ability to edit non-destructively, use a myriad of presets, catalog images, and…

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Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Photos by the Text In Them – Photography Article

Google is rolling out a powerful new feature to its Googles Photos app: you can now search for pictures by the text found within them. The optical recognition feature (OCR) was spotted and Tweeted by investor Hunter Walk, who shared that you can now click the Lens tool to select and copy text in photos to paste it elsewhere: Wow, @googlephotos has OCR to turn screenshots into copy/paste text! A. Open google photos and select screenshotB. Pick “Lens” feature [image…

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The Best Lightroom Tool For Improving Composition in Photos – Photography Article

How many times have you returned from what you felt was a productive photography trip only to find that some of the compositions of your favorite images weren’t exactly what you expected? This happens to me rather frequently, but fortunately for us, we have access to one of the best Lightroom tools for improving composition in our photos: the Crop tool! In this 15 minute video, we discuss not only the crop tool but perhaps the greatest aspect related to…

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ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Video 2020, ON1 Sync and More – Photography Article

ON1 let loose a barrage of announcements today as it prepares to release a new suite of software for 2020. In all, they announced two desktop apps, one smartphone app, and one service: ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Video 2020, ON1 Photo Mobile 2020 and ON1 Sync. Details about each of these apps and services are a bit thin for now, but there’s a lot coming down the pike from ON1 over the next several months. ON1 Photo RAW 2020…

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Nikon Has Finally Added RAW Image Transfer to the SnapBridge App – Photography Article

Nikon launched version 2.6 of its wireless image transfer app Snapbrige yesterday, and the latest update comes with two long-awaited features: RAW image transfer and wireless camera control for Snapbridge compatible DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Users of Nikon’s older DSLRs like the D750 could already do some of this with the old Wireless Mobile Utility app, but for all its design and usability advantages, the Snapbridge app was still limited… until now. With the release of version 2.6, Nikon is…

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Fstoppers Reviews the NBP Freqsep Control 2.1 Plugin Update – Photography Article

As always, I get comfortable in my workflow then something new comes along that I didn’t know I needed. This can of course be a good thing as long as we aren’t closed minded to change. Today I’m going over an awesome new feature of the new NBP Freqsep Control update version 2.1. Full disclosure, I am an ambassador for NBP plugins, so I obviously use these products however I wouldn’t endorse a product that I don’t honestly use and…

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PhotoShelter’s FileFlow App Lets You Deliver Client Photos from Your Phone – Photography Article

PhotoShelter has just unveiled a new photo sharing app that takes the photographer/client relationship mobile. It’s called FileFlow, and it allows you and your clients to search, download and share images instantly through the app—no computer required. As the world goes increasingly mobile, this solution seems tailor-made for 2019… ok, maybe 2018. Most content sharing solutions are not targeted at photographers (dropbox, wetransfer, etc.), and many photography portfolio sites are not optimized for mobile use. FileFlow is a solution to…

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Skylum Offers a Sneak Peek of Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 – Photography Article

We published the announcement last month when Skylum told us that the upcoming Luminar 4 included AI sky replacement. No layers, no masking. One click. We know that sky replacement is not for everyone, and the debate is a valid one. For my own landscape work, I’m happy to be able to add a sky from my own sky library when I’m faced with “severe clear” weather on a scene that really needs more than a wide area of just blue. …

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How to Enhance the Starry Night Sky in Photoshop – Photography Article

Let’s say I would like to enhance the stars in this Milky Way landscape photo. I could load the image into Camera Raw and add some Clarity at the risk of adding noise and artifacts to the night sky. Another way of doing it could be to use “Select Color Range” combined with a curves or levels adjustment. However, I often find that these methods don’t yield satisfactory results. I am not saying that the technique I am to demonstrate…

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ProGrade Digital’s New Software Tells You When Your Card is About to Die – Photography Article

Memory Card maker ProGrade Digital has unveiled an interesting new piece of software called “Refresh Pro.” When used with compatible ProGrade memory cards and card readers, the software can tell you the health of your memory card and “refresh” your card’s performance to “factory new” condition. As the company’s name suggests, ProGrade is all about professional grade memory for creatives, and Refresh Pro seeks to deliver on this promise in a novel way. When you plug in a Refresh compatible…

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Open Source Code for a Remote Timelapse DSLR – Photography Article

Want to set up a remote DSLR for shooting a time-lapse? The Intervalometerator (AKA ‘intvlm8r’) is an open-source intervalometer that can help you do so at minimal hardware cost (as long as you’re comfortable tinkering with hardware and software). Created by Sydney-based coder Greig Sheridan and his photographer partner Rocky over the course of a year, the Intervalometerator is designed to be both cheap and easy to build with familiar tools and using Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontrollers. “My partner…

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Refreshingly Simple Video Editing With ACDSee Video Studio 4 – Photography Article

The most common complaint with nearly all video editing software available on the market is the learning curve. Most programs lack a certain degree of intuitiveness, so any attempt to tinker leads to exasperation. That was certainly my number one frustration with past attempts to teach myself to use some of the heftier video editing suites. Enter ACDSee Video Studio 4, the answer to exacting and irritating video editing sessions. As a self-taught photo-editor and retoucher, it took me a long time to feel really confident with the…

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See Luminar’s AI-Powered Sky Replacement Feature in Action – Photography Article

When Skylum releases Luminar 4 in the fall, one of its main features will be a new AI-powered sky replacement tool that intelligently masks a new sky into your photos. We already reported on the upcoming feature, but now Skylum has released a sneak peek of the tool in action. The initial announcement came with still photos, and while the results looked pretty impressive, there’s no way to know for sure that they were one-click creations as Skylum promised. This…

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Adobe Updates Lightroom with GPU Accelerated Editing – Photography Article

Adobe has officially released their August Photography update for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, which is focused on “performance and improving your workflow.” The update adds several little improvements, but the most intriguing update is the addition of GPU Accelerated Editing. To say Adobe Lightroom Classic CC has been plagued by slow performance is an understatement. It’s a constant complaint from Lightroom users that has pushed many photographers to at least try alternatives like Capture One Pro. Major performance updates,…

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Global and Local Luminance Masking in Lightroom – Photography Article

I have often wanted to carry out global adjustments in Lightroom which target specific luminosity values in an image. Lately, I have discovered a way of achieving this. It is not as precise as, for instance, luminosity masking or blend-if masking in Photoshop, but yet it has the power to give an image that extra punch many of us are looking for in our editing. This is the straight-out-of-camera version of the image we will be working with, shot in…

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Augmented Reality Offers Heightened Situational Awareness for Drone Users – Aerial Photography Article

Augmented Reality Offers Heightened Situational Awareness for Drone Users  RadioResource Media Group By Danny Ramey, Web Editor. Thursday, August 08, 2019 | Comments. Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are finding holds in the commercial market as … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email 9-1-1 analog radio antennas apps base stations Broadband consoles data devices digital mobile radio dispatch DMR dPMR FCC rules FirstNet interoperable gateways IoT IP…

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Corel Reveals PaintShop Pro 2020 with Content-Aware ‘SmartClone’ and More – Photography Article

Earlier today, Corel launched a new version of PaintShop Pro that includes some intriguing features for photographers. Boasting intelligent new cloning and selection tools and costing just $80 for the full suite, PaintShop Pro 2020 promises to “meet the needs of photographers and content creators at an unbeatable value.” PaintShop Pro 2020 walks the line between photo editing and graphic design suite, focusing more on photo manipulation than straight retouching. To that end, Corel has added two new tools, an…

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500px Blog » The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending – Photography Article

Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer. He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South Korea. He has taught digital blending workshops in four continents, and he also offers online courses. You can download his free Easy Panel for Photoshop program, which will create Luminosity Masks for you at the click of a button. But if you’d like to take your Luminosity Mask mastery to a new level, check out his comprehensive Luminosity Masks Tutorial below.…

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DJI’s Professional Digital FPV System : Will This Change FPV Droning for Good? – Photography Article

FPV drones have been on the rise the past few years but have had some minor issues with long range transmission and video signal. With DJI’s new digital FPV system, there is a good chance all of that can change and more people can easily adapt to a new type of flying. For years, FPV pilots have been flying with analog signal. If you have used it before, you probably know it isn’t the most reliable thing in the world but it…

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Fstoppers Reviews Cinetracer: Learn Cinematography by Gaming – Photography Article

Envision flying around with a jet pack creating massive film sets like you are a cinematography superhero. Cinetracer is a realistic cinematography simulator where you play a Director, and your quest is to make an epic movie. The real purpose of this program is to create beautiful storyboards for pitching. You should know Matt Workman from his YouTube channel Cinematography Database. His channel is a wealth of information about high-end cinematography. In the past, he has posted twitch style YouTube content…

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JPEGmini Brings Its File Size Shrinking Tech to Capture One – Photography Article

JPEGmini has announced a new plug-in that brings its widely used JPEG file size shrinking technology to Capture One Pro 12. Phase One released Capture One Pro 12 back in November 2018, opening the door to third-party plug-ins for the first time, and JPEGmini was selected as one of the first software companies to create a plugin for the photo editing software. Photographers exporting photos from Capture One can now choose to have JPEGmini automatically optimize the JPEGs for the…

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