Photo editing software

We are in the middle of a popular photo explosion, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past decade. Not since the introduction of the Brownie camera in 1900 has there been such interest in photography by the general public. For $1 (about $30 in today’s money), normal everyday people could make… Read More

A few years ago Google purchased Nik, a German company that developed the Snapseed photo app. Along with Snapseed, Nik also developed several photo editing plugins: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. These plugins work with popular editing programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. This… Read More

If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you’re going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad… Read More

If you do a lot of photo editing, you may already know all the keyboard shortcuts to make your task easier.  But if you’re a novice, or a not-so-novice who just can’t remember all those shortcuts, these Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Apple keyboards will help you speed up the process of editing your photos.  Skins… Read More

I owe Julie a long overdue review. OK, OK, two long overdue reviews and one that I can probably still call “on time” at this point. I am going to start with my review of something from one of my favorite product categories — Photoshop plugins. I really can’t seem to get enough of these… Read More

Well, it has been a long time since I have written a review for Julie. I fear I may have forgotten how it is done! Shabria, at Alien Skin, asked Julie if she would be interested in reviewing Snap Art 3 — their latest version of the Photoshop plugin that converts photographs into drawings and… Read More

You’ve just framed the perfect picture, you push the shutter button and… a car’s driven past, there’s some fool making stupid faces, people are walking past.   Don’t you just hate that?  It doesn’t just happen where there’s heaps of people either,  Ta Proehm , 5:30am in the morning, only about 2 other people there… Read More

Adobe has announced its Photoshop Touch suite of photo editing apps for tablets.  You’ll be able to use images from a variety of sources, including the online picture sites and your on-board camera.  You can combine photos with layers, even using your on-board camera to fill in a layer as you work.  You’ll be able… Read More

Digital cameras are convenient.  They allow you to instantly see your photos, so you’re always sure you got the image you wanted.  But what many photographers find lacking with digital cameras is the character that film imparted to their pictures.  If you are nostalgic for the look of film photography but don’t want to give… Read More

A lot of Apple mobile products now include cameras, so I find myself taking more photos than before.  When I take a photo with my iPhone 4 or iPad 2 that needs a bit of tweaking, I have to transfer it to my laptop because I have no editing software for those devices.  I recently… Read More

Topaz Adjust from Topaz Labs is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that can quickly create single-frame HDR effects.  The plug-in works with Photoshop CS3-CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6-9 on Windows and Mac computers.  (It will work with some other platform-specific applications, too.)  With Topaz Adjust, you can easily correct and balance image color and exposure… Read More

I often write news items about iPad apps I think might interest you, and usually I find just a screen capture and a couple of sentences are enough.  The AutoPainter app for iPad is so much fun that I thought it deserved a little more.  The iOS versions (also available for iPhone) have been ported… Read More