DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the photography and image editing industry — Photolab being one of my favourite and most powerful editors — will be hosting free webinars throughout the month of April. Simply register to save a seat for one of their many photographic educational webinars and then sit back and enjoy as a number of renowned hosts take you through how to shoot, process and create amazing photographic results.
In corona virus times, freelancers have a hard time making ends meet. On the other hand, we have time to spare as the economy grinds to a halt worldwide.
These are trying times, not just because you can get severely ill but also because the Covid-19 pandemic is already causing serious economic trouble with, especially, freelances like myself and small companies suffering the hardest blows — our group rarely has decent protection against a recession.
Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher have been updated and DxO updated NIK Collection 2.3 to 2.5 — and all of these updates have some juicy stuff to offer.
With Capture One Pro 20, Phase One has once again created an upgrade that smoothens your workflow, makes image cataloguing and editing more fun and more efficient, all the while adding some much wanted improvements.
A decade or so later than when I tested a Tangent Wave control module, the Loupedeck CT is here, retailing at half the price, with a touch screen, a wheel, dials and buttons, and the promise of usability with multiple applications.
Luminar 4 is Skylum’s most AI-driven app until now. It has a plethora of features that no longer depend on your masking or layer blending skills without – much to my surprise – taking out the creativity completely. What Luminar 4 does help you with, is to automate the work that requires you to painstakingly draw selections and blend layers to correct luminosity errors.
DxO released its third upgrade of Photolabs, the former Optics Pro. The new version has a new repair and clone tool, a new local adjustments mask manager and a new colour wheel. And finally, after so many years, the metadata module has been updated as well, albeit with a very modest support for a keywords, author name and copyright field.
Did you know the people at Serif have written, edited and published their own books for learning Affinity Designer and Photo? Well, they have and they’re both excellent books for learning the two apps. At the very least, you should seriously consider them as they contain invaluable information and tear-out cheat sheets.
Serif, the developers of Affinity Photo and Designer, last week released their much-anticipated publishing app, Affinity Publisher. The new layout design app comes with a good deal of unique and very clever features, including “StudioLink”, an integration system – that re-defines the adjective “seamless” – between Publisher and their Designer and Photo apps.