Affinity Photo 2 is about flexibility and less frustration when your client asks for a different mockup

After well over half a decade of updating Affinity Photo without charging an update fee, Serif, the company that develops Affinity Photo, decided it was time to release a massive, paid upgrade. Affinity Photo 2 has a large number of new features that put a lot of power into your hands, and it still steers clear from using AI-assisted functionality.… Read More Affinity Photo 2 is about flexibility and less frustration when your client asks for a different mockup

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DxO Photolab 6, a major upgrade if there ever was one

DxO’s flagship image editor is 22 years old. It used to be called Optics Pro but its current name Photolab more accurately describes what you can do with it and the new version just expanded on what that entails. Photolab 6 is a major upgrade with the Optics Modules now including support for another nine new lenses. I reviewed the Elite version.… Read More DxO Photolab 6, a major upgrade if there ever was one

DxO PureRAW 2 offers versatility, speed, and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras

DxO released PureRAW 2, which allows users to pre-process images without leaving Lightroom and supports X-Trans cameras. There’s also improved OS integration with access via context menus. DxO PureRAW was awarded the EISA Best Advanced Photo Software 2021 prize upon its release and version 2 builds on this success, offering new features and greater efficiency.… Read More DxO PureRAW 2 offers versatility, speed, and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras

Luminar Neo uses AI for everything that you should be doing yourself

Luminar Neo introduces several AI technologies, including Relight AI, Powerline Removal and Dust Spot Removal. The key to understanding Neo is that your photo will significantly change when edited with Neo as Skylum defines photography in terms of not catching but “enhancing” the moment.… Read More Luminar Neo uses AI for everything that you should be doing yourself

Capture One 22 Pro review

Capture One 22 Pro is the most obvious example of a RAW editor that’s reached the pinnacle of its capabilities. There’s no further improving on features already available, so the developers start adding new ones. In this case, it’s the ability to create panoramic photos and true multi-photo HDR, in addition to wireless tethering for Canon cameras and AI-driven batch-capable rotation.… Read More Capture One 22 Pro review

iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

iodyne’s Pro Data is a storage device that holds 12 NVMe SSDs and has eight Thunderbolt ports for video editors, photographers, audio engineers, and workgroup users who need massive storage space combined with the highest possible throughput. Pro Data works with any computer that has a Thunderbolt port, but is the most useful when paired with M1 Macs.… Read More iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.… Read More OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB