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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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Photography Reviews

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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Photography Reviews

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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Photography Reviews

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.

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Photography Reviews

DxO Photolab 2, vastly improved

In the final week of October, DxO Labs released its newest version of Photolab. The app has been improved overall but the main features worth a closer look are ClearView Plus, advanced colour management, spot weighted corrections, U-Point functionality and PhotoLibrary.

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Photography Reviews

Exposure X4, a Lightroom alternative?

It’s been a while since I reviewed Alien Skin’s Exposure app, so I took it upon me to give Exposure X4 a good look and what I found was an app that combines strong MAM features with an attractive feature set for adjusting and creatively editing images.

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Photography Recap Reviews

More natural starting point for editing with Aurora HDR 2019

Skylum’s Aurora HDR app has quickly gained recognition as one of the most powerful and efficient HDR application available. Initially, this was due in part to Trey Ratcliffe’s active collaboration with development but two versions later the app’s high standards and ease-of-use have made it the HDR image editor of choice. The 2019 version has just seen some major improvements.

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Photography Reviews

Loupedeck+

A control surface is designed to let you navigate and control an image/video editing application efficiently. Loupedeck+ is a Finnish design. It’s a keyboard lookalike with dials and knobs and it integrates with Adobe Lightroom, Capture One (currently in beta) and Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 through a software driver annex control panel.

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Photography

DxO releases DxO PhotoLab, the new DxO Optics Pro

DxO, the well known French developer of DxO Optics Pro and the force behind DxOMark, plans to continue development of the Nik Collection, with the current version to remain available for free on DxO’s dedicated website, while a new version is planned for mid-2018. The first results of the acquisition are the inclusion of Nik’s U Point local adjustments solution, in addition to a new Repair tool and improved DxO Lens Sharpness technology. As a result, DxO Optics Pro also gets a new name — DxO PhotoLab — and is expected to be setting a new standard in RAW processing for pro and enthusiast photographers.