Author: Rod Lawton

Adobe Lightroom for mobile update July 2017

Lightroom for mobile has steadily evolved from a portable way to check out pictures in your Lightroom catalog into a powerful and useful sidekick for the desktop app, and the new Android and iOS versions make it more powerful still. Version 3.0 for Android brings a redesigned, faster and more efficient app that’s a better match for the Android operating system. Version 2.8.0 for iOS adds new tools to the iPhone version and a redesigned interface for the iPad to make better use of the larger screen and the Apple Pencil support in the iPad Pro. iOS users get...

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Alien Skin to offer 40% off for a limited time only

Alien Skin software is running a four-day summer sale from July 20 to July 24, with an impressive 40% savings on products bought from the Alien Skin online store. This includes Exposure X2, one of my favourite Photoshop alternatives, recently updated to include Advanced Layers. Alien Skin Exposure X2 review This isn’t the only software that Alien Skin publishes. It also has Blow Up, for creating high-quality enlargements, Snap Art for making photographs look like hand-crafted artworks, and Eye Candy 7, a long-standing favourite amongst graphic designers for creating special effects in Photoshop such as fire, chrome and more....

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Adobe Camera Raw 9.12 and Lightroom update

Adobe has released a simultaneous Camera Raw 9.12 update Lightroom CC 2015.12 update, as well as Lightroom 6.12. It brings support for new camera RAW files, new lens profiles and new camera colour profiles. Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom use the same RAW processing engine, which is why they’re updated at the same time. Lightroom CC 2015 review Adobe has fixed some bugs and added support for new cameras, lenses and camera profiles, but says this is not a maintenance release to address Lightroom speed and performance issues highlighted in its recent user survey! New cameras supported Canon EOS...

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Adobe Stock review

If you’re a designer or an illustrator you might have an interest in Adobe Stock as a quick and cost-effective way to find and buy stock images to suit your projects. But if you’re a photographer, Adobe Stock is interesting in a very different way, as an opportunity to make money from stock sales of your own work, especially since you don’t have to be a Creative Cloud subscriber to submit images – you just need an Adobe ID. That’s the focus of this Adobe Stock review. You may have thought about submitting to stock libraries before, but been...

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Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G in action

I’ve just been sent Sony’s two new full-frame FE mount superwide zooms and I took both down to Durdle Door for a try-out with Digital Camera Magazine. The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the premium model, offering a 1-stop aperture advantage over the older Zeiss 16-35mm f/4, but it’s the Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G that really caught my eye. This is the widest rectilinear zoom yet for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless A7 and A9 models and I tried it out with an A7R II. I love super-wide lenses, and this one let me get right inside a small hollow in...

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