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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Full Version of Adobe Photoshop CC – Touch-Friendly?

May 20th, 2014

Adobe seem to be working on a touch-friendly version of Photoshop CC – full version of Photoshop CC.

Microsoft have just announced the new version of their Surface tablet – Surface 3 – with super-high resolution screen (12 inch) and Adobe went to show a new version of Photoshop CC it’s got in the works.

This version of Photoshop CC is designed specifically for use with a touchscreen and stylus.

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Samsung Note 3 Video equal to Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

May 12th, 2014

You must be thinking I’m crazy… Well, I was a bit shocked when I found out about this crazy test…

A cinematographer Alec Weinstein, run some tests on video on very unusual competitors: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (a £3,000 DSLR camera) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (a £500 phone).

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Typekit Portfolio now part of Single-app CC subscriptions

April 22nd, 2014

Great news for Single-app Creative Cloud subscribers, Adobe are now including Typekit Portfolio at no extra cost to Single-app subscribers.

This includes full access to desktop fonts sync, and should be especially good news for those of you who want to use Typekit fonts integration with Illustrator and InDesign.

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