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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Eagle Pics July 25, 2016
    .Thanks for the information, JBTaylor;I know what you mean...That last shot of the eagles perched on the top of the rocks and the seals watching you and the boat do look odd indeed. Most of the times we don't see all of these things happening at the same time...Apparently there are 'touristy' reasons. They are […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Two Landscapes July 25, 2016
    .Hmm, lovely light tower in the first but cannot decide if it's a light house in the second or a church? Nice-looking places.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:52 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Bridge July 25, 2016
    .Hi JBTaylor;Bridges are always interesting. : )I like the first shot for showing the technological/structural design to a certain extent in a close up and the second one for showing off the aesthetics of the structure lending its own rather brutal beauty to the surrounding environment. As for the third, it's good to know that […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Two Landscapes July 25, 2016
    Hello JBI like cloud formations and strip of light on land in the first picture.ShelikaStatistics: Posted by Shelika Gaur — Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:15 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 24, 2016
    Shelika Gaur wrote:Thanks for your valuable suggestion Suri Sahib.I have reprocessed the file. _DSC3616 B.jpgThis one looks much better to me. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:20 pm
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Capturing Autumn colour better

Upper: unprofiled (Standard) raw conversion. Lower: using a tunsgten-light generated custom camera profile, combined with a polarising filter, gives a more vivid impression.

Most Alpha system users know that some – not all – cameras have a special JPEG mode for Autumn Colours. They’ll also know that if you shoot raw, with no JPEG . . . → Read More: Capturing Autumn colour better

Capture One Express bundled for Sony raw handling

Capture One Express (for Sony) RAW converter and image editing software will be bundled with Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras in future.

The ‘Capture One’ RAW converter and image editing software from Phase One has been newly adapted for Sony. ‘Capture One Express (for Sony)’ will be provided at no extra charge to users who purchase . . . → Read More: Capture One Express bundled for Sony raw handling

Free software and a cut-price lens

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You have until November 3rd to grab a free download of a truly excellent utility for Mac OSX, created by DxO Optics Pro software team – DxO Perspective. It normally costs $19.95 (or local equivalent) as an Apple App store download, but they have made it free for a few days. It’s a fully working, . . . → Read More: Free software and a cut-price lens

New apps for NEX 5R and 6

Light Shaft and Motion Shot are two new apps for the NEX-5R and NEX-6 – one of which looks almost unacceptable (sure way to get your images disqualified from competitions, however much fun) and the other really innovative, bringing a motion clip function to the NEX range which it was lacking before.

There is also . . . → Read More: New apps for NEX 5R and 6

New Lightroom and ACR release candidates

Beta (release candidate) versions of new Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw can be downloaded free now from Adobe Labs. You won’t get these updates using the normal search for updates in Adobe apps, as they are not the final release and can not be found on Adobe.com Downloads yet.

Links:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cameraraw7-4/

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/lightroom4-4.html

These updates will . . . → Read More: New Lightroom and ACR release candidates

Adobe gives away legacy Photoshop/Suite (CS2)

If you don’t like using Elements, and can’t afford the latest Photoshop, and have something like a Mac G4 or early Intel series, or a Windows XP machine, Adobe has an unbeatable price for you to download and use Creative Suite CS2.

Free.

The link you need is:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?pid=4485850&e=cs2_downloads

Be warned that since this link . . . → Read More: Adobe gives away legacy Photoshop/Suite (CS2)

DxO Optics Pro support for Alpha 99

DxO Labs, announces the immediate availability DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony SLT-A99, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs, and the Canon EOS M.

DxO Optics . . . → Read More: DxO Optics Pro support for Alpha 99

Go wider than wide with Photomerge

In the latest incarnation of Photoshop, CS6, the Photomerge function is faster than ever before and leverages all the context-aware, pixel matching math of the previous versions enhanced to a degree you’ll find hard to believe.

Sony NEX and Alpha cameras have the same technology built-in for their sweep panorama mode, but anyone who’s used . . . → Read More: Go wider than wide with Photomerge

Photoshop CS6 beta – download now!

LONDON, UK. — March 22, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 beta, a preview of what’s to come in the next release of the industry standard in digital imaging, is available as a free download from Adobe Labs. Customers can download the beta, try out the experience and provide feedback . . . → Read More: Photoshop CS6 beta – download now!

Free download PDF guide to Adobe Camera Raw

You can open or download an excellent (slightly dated, unrevised since ACR 6.1 but finally translated into English from the original Italian by Francesco Marzoli) guide to all the deeper functions and tricks of efficient workflow using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop from X-Rite:

http://www.xritephoto.com/Documents/Literature/EN/GuidaCameraRaw_en.pdf

This PDF instruction book obviously mentions the . . . → Read More: Free download PDF guide to Adobe Camera Raw