Recover Photos From Damaged Memory Cards for Free: Fstoppers Reviews PhotoRec – Photography Article

Recover Photos From Damaged Memory Cards for Free: Fstoppers Reviews PhotoRec Few things are more terrifying than a corrupted or accidentally formatted memory card. When that recently happened to me, I hastily hopped on the Internet to find memory card recovery software. After several hours of searching, I came across an obscure but free tool, and a few hours later, all my images and videos were safely and securely transferred to my hard drive. My girlfriend works as a marketing…

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TeraCopy, the Life Saver File Transfer Freeware That You Should Use – Photography Article

TeraCopy, the Life Saver File Transfer Freeware That You Should Use Copying our files to a computer after a shooting session is mandatory step. But there is more than Windows file transfer utility. TeraCopy not only copies your files but it makes sure that your precious data arrives at destination safely. This freemium software is designed as an alternative to the native Windows Explorer solution. Data integrity is the key feature of TeraCopy. As the developer explains, it “can verify…

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Using Lightroom Classic’s Secondary Display to Be More Productive – Photography Article

Whether I’m teaching someone Lightroom or only showing a friend my photos in Lightroom for the first time, the one thing they usually comment about right away is my use of Lightroom’s Secondary Display feature. It’s a great feature that really makes me more productive. Most tutorial videos that teach how to use Lightroom use screen capture to show the Lightroom interface, and therefore don’t show the use of a secondary monitor. Unless you happen to be poking around the Lightroom…

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Adobe Shows Off Improved Content-Aware Fill Coming Soon to Photoshop – Photography Article

Adobe is making some big improvements to the Content-Aware Fill tool in Photoshop. In a sneak peek of an update that’s “coming soon,” Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Stotzner shows how an upcoming version of the tool will make it easier to get realistic results from this already-powerful fill tool. Content-Aware Fill is already a powerful feature that works well about… 50% of the time. But it’s about to get a little bit more intelligent. Coming soon, when you access Content-Aware…

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A Review of the AI Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 – Photography Article

Replacing the sky in a landscape or outdoor portrait can be both a difficult and very tedious process. Skylum is preparing Luminar 4 for release this fall, and the marquee feature is its automated sky replacement that can allow photographers to quickly replace a sky in a convincing fashion. Is it the groundbreaking feature it has the potential to be? This great video review answers just that question. Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this awesome video review takes a look…

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Canon Releases Major Autofocus Firmware Update for the EOS R and RP – Photography Article

If you own Canon’s EOS R or EOS RP, download the latest firmware for your camera ASAP. As of last night, Firmware Ver 1.4 and 1.3 for the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP, respectively, have been released, boasting improved overall autofocus performance, enhanced Eye and Face Detection AF, and more. In the race towards Eye AF domination, Sony is clearly the winner, but until today Fuji and Nikon’s Eye Detection AF both seemed to outperform Canon’s version in…

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Sony a9 Firmware 6.0 Adds Animal Eye AF, Interval Timer and More – Photography Article

If you own the Sony a9, it’s time to head over to the Sony website and download some new firmware. The long-awaited Firmware Version 6.0 has finally been released, adding Eye AF, an Interval Timer, and more to the high-speed Sony sports shooter. Firmware version 6.0 was first teased back in January when Sony revealed the a6400, and these same functions first made it to the a7 III and a7R III in April. Finally, after adding AI AF and some…

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How to Use Google Earth for Extremely Detailed Location Scouting – Photography Article

There are a lot of great location scouting tools out there. But while PhotoPills and The Photographer’s Ephemeris do an amazing job and are packed full of useful features, photographer Tony Northrup explains why he prefers to use something else that’s completely free: Google Earth. Northrup still uses PhotoPills and TPE, but as he explains at the beginning of the video above, he knows of no mobile application that can paint a complete picture when you’re location scouting. That’s why,…

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How to Shoot People-Free Photos of Crowded Places – Photography Article

It’s more and more difficult these days to photograph places without crowds or cars. One of the strategies that can help achieve that is to wake up early and be there at sunrise, but in very popular places, there will be other photographers with the same idea as you. So, how can we take a picture of a scene without this crowd? In my work, I follow a very simple rule when I edit — if I can remove it…

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Skylum Shows Off AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer Coming to Luminar 4 – Photography Article

Skylum continues to tease impressive AI features that are coming to its Luminar 4 software this fall. First we got AI Sky Replace, then AI Structure, and now the software company is showing off two impressive new AI-powered tools that will take out blemishes, whiten teeth, adjust facial features, and more: AI Skin Enhancer and AI Portrait Enhancer. AI Skin Enhancer focuses on removing imperfections and blemishes in the skin without over-smoothing or otherwise removing all of the character from…

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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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