A Guide to Raw Photography

August 28th, 2014

Since digital cameras started appearing on the market raw became one of the most important developments. Raw is an amazing format that offers the ultimate control over your images and allows you to maximise all the quality from your camera.

You are ready to start shooting raw if you have a DSLR or CSC or a compact camera that can shoot raw (not all compacts can). In other words, you are ready to produce better quality pictures.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 available

August 9th, 2014

Camera Raw pluginAdobe released the next version of Adobe Camera Raw – 8.6 – for Photoshop CC and CS6.

One of the big enhancements in this new version of Camera Raw is improvement in performance when batch processing images, both through the Save button in Camera Raw and when converting images to DNG in the DNG Converter.

As you are probably aware, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include bug fixes, new camera support and lens profile support. Any new features will be available for Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CC only.

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Time to Ditch Your DSLR for Fuji X-E1?

July 30th, 2014

Is it time to ditch your DSLR camera? Maybe. It depends on what you use your camera for.

In the last few years, a new camera system appeared – mirrorless cameras. I wrote about it recently, here’s the post if you haven’t read it:

Fuji Makes a Comeback with X-Series!

So what I want to focus on in this post are my views on one of Fuji mirrorless cameras – Fujifilm X-E1.

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Switching to Lightroom for Aperture Users

July 14th, 2014

For quite some time now, there has been quite a lot of speculation of whether Apple will keep development of Aperture.

Recently, Aperture development seemed to be stagnant and at the same time Adobe kept adding more and more new features into Lightroom making it into a powerful application for photographers.

Now, Apple officially announced that they’re not going to keep developing Aperture any more. More on this in my earlier post:

Apple stops developing Aperture

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Raw Shooting coming to Android L

July 3rd, 2014

Google are updating their mobile operating system – Android – and finally they’re taking it to version 5 named Android L, apparently.

Probably one of the biggest new features, to photographers at least (if we can talk about photographers using mobile devices for photography…), is the addition of Raw shooting to Android. Android L will allow for raw shooting in DNG format.

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Apple stops developing Aperture

June 29th, 2014

Apple announced that it’s stopping development of their Lightroom-equivalent for photographers – Aperture.

Apple are introducing Photos application to their next version of Mac OS X, which together with iCloud Photo will enable users to store their images in the iCloud and access them in Photos application from wherever they are.

This might be great news for Adobe as now many Aperture users might move to Lightroom.

Here are some great new features in Lightroom 5:

New Features and Adobe Certified Training in Lightroom 5.

Adobe announces Creative Cloud 2014

June 18th, 2014

Last week Adobe published a teaser of what’s coming to Creative Cloud – a sneek peak preview of a new feature in Photoshop CC.

As well as adding a new feature – Focus Masks – that we already know about, today’s official announcement brings a host of mostly minor new features including new blur effects, updates to content aware fill, and improvements to tools like smart guides.

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Fuji Makes a Comeback with X-Series!

June 10th, 2014

Fuji has been very well known for their films for many years. I still remember using Fuji Superia and Fuji Velvia when shooting film. This was so long ago…

Since the digital era started, Fuji hasn’t played any major role. All focus was on Canon and Nikon…. and now Samsung and Sony. But Fuji found their own place in the digital era of photography with their digital compacts and now with their X-series.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 RC Available

June 3rd, 2014

Adobe made Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidate available as a download from Adobe Labs.

In this update, Adobe added support for a few new cameras as usual:

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fuji FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4

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Before/After in Camera Raw (finally)

May 26th, 2014

Well, it’s about time… We finally have received Before/After preview inside Adobe Camera Raw, yey! ;-)

I know what you’re probably going to say, we have had a way to preview in Camera Raw for a long time. Yes, but the way it was working was with the checkbox for Preview.

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