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Review: DxO NIK Collection 2

DxO recently released a brand new version of NIK Collection. NIK Collection 2 now includes Analog Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Dfine 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Sharpener Pro 3 Output and Sharpener Pro 3 Raw Presharpening, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Viveza 2. DxO created over 40 new presets, includes U Point local adjustment RAW editing capabilities and adds support for HiDPI displays — which is interesting for Windows users only.

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Geotagging in every conceivable way, with perks: HoudahGeo 5

HoudahGeo 5 is a geolocation app for photos. It has several features that allow you to tag your images with geographical metadata in a number of ways – no GPS tracker needed, even. And it has a helpful interface.

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Review: ProGrade Digital MicroSDXC Dual-slot Reader

Although you can, of course, offload your footage and photos using a €5 SD-card reader, it pays off to spend that little bit more. A good media reader won’t fail in the middle of an offload, is fast, robust, readily available and unobtrusive. ProGrade’s memory card readers are all of that and more.

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Editor's Choice 2019 Photography Reviews

Review of Photo Mechanic 6, the MAM with the most powerful metadata support

The management app for professional photographers and photojournalists, Photo Mechanic 6, has been upgraded to version 6. It has a lot of new features and should be much faster than version 5.

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Review: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac

On the Mac, the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a newcomer, but the application suite has been around for many years on the Windows platform. The Mac version is a successful port in terms of feature set, but it probably won’t dethrone Adobe apps, nor kill the Affinity Photo and Designer apps. Corel has waited a bit too long and hasn’t fit out the Corel apps with a streamlined enough interface for that to happen, in my opinion.

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LandscapePro 3 helps you create images from photos with AI

AI is creeping in on us and photography is one of its favourite applications. Landscape Pro 3 promises to enhance your images with AI, seemingly taking all the creativity and work out of image editing, but looks deceive.

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Editor's Choice 2019 Photography Reviews

Capture One Pro 12 image editor beats all others

Capture One Pro is a professional photographer’s delight. It’s an image editor and a media manager. I tried version 12 which comes with a lot of new, cleverly implemented features.

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The SpiderPro V2 is even more comfortable than the first version

The SpiderPro V2 is the second generation of this camera holster for DSLRs. It has a bigger and better mounting plate, keeps the camera even closer to your body and has a movable belt part for installing a second holster or belt clip.

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Sturdier, even more accurate Lumu Pro iOS light meter measures flash colour temperature

Lumu released its new generation of Lightning-connected iOS light meter sensors just in time for Christmas. The original Lumu Power has proven to be a very accurate light meter sensor but is too slow to measure the colour temperature of a strobe or speedlight. The new Lumu Pro is fast enough.

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Ready to take on Lightroom: Luminar 3 with Library

Skylum has just released a Library-equipped version of Luminar and updated the version number in one fell swoop. After playing around with a late beta, I think it’s a decent attempt at making a photo management system and the roadmap promises improvements that will answer most of the professional photographer’s needs.