Software and storage tips Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:49:22 +0000 Software and storage tips en-CA Topaz Video Enchance 8K,Gigapixel AI for Video Tue, 31 Dec 2019 09:17:38 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23311@/talks/discussions

Topaz labs cancels free updates policy, subscription model to follow soon Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:31:07 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23530@/talks/discussions

If we haven't already been acquainted, I'm Eric, CEO of Topaz Labs. I hope you're off to a great start in 2020. I have an announcement that may seem like bad news at first, but will end up being good news in the long run:

Starting in August 2020, we will charge for product upgrades to DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, Gigapixel AI, and Mask AI.

Every company says that they value their customers. When we started Topaz Labs many years ago, we tried hard to figure out ways to show this through actions instead of just words. One of the ways we did this was by offering free major upgrades for all of our products. Conceptually, this felt really good to us; we loved the idea of acting differently than faceless corporations by giving ongoing value for free instead of charging for every little thing.

Within the last few years, though, we started to realize something. Product development and research is expensive! It turns out that if we can only earn money by releasing new products, there's a very powerful internal incentive to only do that. Despite our best intentions, we found that we weren't focusing as much as we wanted on improving our existing products. We ended up with several different products that did similar things, which caused confusion about which tool to use. Although it started out with good intentions, our free upgrade policy ultimately prevented us from delivering the best possible products to you.

Make no mistake about it: this situation was 100% our fault. We were not thoughtful enough about aligning our pricing structure with continuous improvement of our products. Since realizing this, we took some major steps to improve in 2019:

  1. Consolidated all of our offerings into a single product per category (noise reduction, sharpening, effect creation, etc.)
  2. Massively shifted our internal goals to prioritize improving existing products over releasing new ones
  3. Stopped advertising free upgrades as a policy

Despite not advertising it anymore, in 2019 alone we were proud to give away over $8M worth of claimed free upgrades to major new products like DeNoise 6 => DeNoise AI, InFocus => Sharpen AI, Adjust 6 => Adjust AI, and Studio 2. We've already seen a major improvement in the usefulness and experience of our products, and we're excited to continue down this path in 2020 and beyond.

The next step is to actually move to paid upgrades to finally align our pricing policy with how we want to build products as a company. Basically: it's our fault, yet I'm asking you to lock arms with us and walk through this phase of our development by accepting this change. I know it's a lot to ask for, but I hope you can agree that this path really is best for continued improvements to the products that we hope you've grown to rely upon.

Here's how it will work:

Upgrade license renewals

  • After buying a product for the first time, you'll receive 1 year of free major + minor upgrades from your date of purchase.
  • After your first year of free upgrades is complete, you can buy another year at any time in the future - for any single product for $49.99. If you own multiple products, you can activate a year of account-wide upgrades for $99.99.
  • Only DeNoise, Sharpen, Gigapixel, and Mask will require an upgrade license in 2020. Other products remain under the old policy.

We want you to own your software instead of having to pay to keep accessing it. Once you buy one of our products, you can keep using your purchased version as long as you want regardless of upgrade status. We're really proud that some of you have continued to trust our products for over a decade after buying it once, and we'd love for this to continue.

Similarly, you should also be able to choose when to upgrade and not be penalized for it. If you don't think a certain upgrade is worth it, don't renew your upgrade license just yet. Wait until it actually includes something you want to pay for. This also incentivizes us to make sure that the improvements we do implement are useful enough for you to upgrade.


As an example, let's say you buy Gigapixel AI for the first time today (2/13/2020), so you receive free upgrades to Gigapixel AI until 2/13/2021.

We then release Gigapixel v4.5 in March, v5 in May, v5.1 in August, and v5.2 in December 2020. You receive all these upgrades for free as part of your initial 1-year upgrade license.

Now imagine we release Gigapixel v5.3 in May 2021 and you decide it's not worth it. Even though your upgrade license has expired, you can continue using Gigapixel v5.2 (your last owned version) for as long as you like.

Gigapixel v5.3 in May 2021 has a feature you really want, so you purchase an upgrade then. You receive Gigapixel v5.3 and another year of free upgrades starting from the time you purchased the upgrade until May 2022.

Existing customers

For the listed products above, existing customers have an upgrade license starting from a year since they purchased. For example, if you bought DeNoise AI in November 2019, your upgrade license will last until November 2020.

That said, we thought it'd be unfair to immediately expire licenses for people that have purchased over a year ago. So for anyone in this situation, we're extending a minimum 6 months of upgrade licenses. Even if you first bought our products years ago, the earliest you'd possibly need to pay for an upgrade is in August 2020.

Starting soon, you'll be able to see the remaining time on your upgrade licenses in your Account.


I know this is a major shift. We've offered free upgrades for so long that it's become part of what we're known for. I guess this change all comes down to a single core idea: to be truly useful to you, we believe we should be offering fewer products that go deeper rather than a buffet of shallow products.

In other words, we don't want to offer you novelties that you'll stop using after a month. Instead, if you buy DeNoise AI, we want to help you handle noise reduction forever through our software. This means constantly evaluating and adding the most promising cutting-edge noise reduction techniques, relentlessly improving integration with your workflow, and continually adding major new functionality like batch processing (just released!) and selections. You shouldn't have to worry about noise reduction ever again... or at the very least, you should be able to rely on us to worry about it for you. Paid upgrades are necessary for us to support this kind of deep focus.

Again, this was not a quick or easy decision to make, but we think it's a necessary one in order for us to deliver massive value for you in the future. All I ask of you is that you give us a chance to prove this through our product improvements in 2020 and beyond.

Thanks so much,

Eric Yang
CEO, Topaz Labs

Skylum Luminar 4 Topic Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:10:19 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18109@/talks/discussions


New Luminar 2018 delivers a breakthrough photo editing experience for photographers on Mac & Windows with new filters, tools, non-destructive editing, major speed boosts, and a digital asset management platform that will arrive in 2018.

Macphun, the California-based software developer today announced Luminar 2018. New users will be able to purchase Luminar 2018 for $59, and current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special price of $39. Preorders start November 1 at

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018 digital asset management platform. Users will also benefit from the new intelligent Sun Rays filter, LUT support, and real-time noise removal. With adaptive workspaces that match styles of shooting, Luminar adapts to deliver a complete experience that avoids clutter and complexity.

Luminar 2018 has been re-built from the ground up for dramatic performance boosts. Existing filters deliver richer colors and depth in less time. A brand new streamlined user interface speeds up working with presets, filters, and masks. With full support of pro options like layers, masks, and blending modes, complex repairs and photo composites can be easily accomplished.

And, importantly, Luminar works on both Mac- and Windows-based desktop computers*.

“We’ve taken the time to listen to photographers, and what they want is performance and quality. The less time photographers have to spend in front of computers, the more time they have for taking pictures,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Macphun. “Our mission is to get Luminar streamlined with just the tools and controls photographers need. The goal is simple: enable the best-looking images with the least amount of effort.”

Luminar offers a new RAW Engine that can handle high-quality images faster. Plus, it's easy to solve image problems caused by camera lenses with Lens Correction features that resolve vignette, distortion, and color aberrations. If the photo has unwanted perspective problems, a new Transform tool can quickly solve them.

Instead of stuffing menus with boring effects and old technology, Luminar only puts in filters that photographers want and need. Luminar offers more than 40 filters to correct color, sharpen details, and release creativity. New filters include the ability to enhance color with Brilliance, selectively lighten or darken specific areas of an image with Dodge & Burn, as well as the ability to change the lighting in a photo with Sun Rays.

Want a whole new way to stylize images? Try the new Lookup Table adjustments, known as LUTs**. Creative color, perfect black and white conversions, and even digital films stocks are just a click away. Lightroom users who rely on custom presets created for Lightroom can also easily convert those presets into LUTs (with a free 3rd party tool) and use them inside of Luminar 2018.

Luminar 2018 will become available in November 2017, and in 2018 a free update will provide a new image browser/digital asset manager to help photographers manage their image libraries.

Photographers will be able to sort, rate, organize, and backup their photos at great speed. The new digital asset management platform in Luminar will work without subscription and will work with any storage (cloud or local). It will also bring a number of unique features, that the current Lightroom library can’t boast.


  • Pre-order for Luminar 2018 will run from November 1 until November 16.
  • Pre-order customers will receive a special price and value-add bonuses such as:
    • A pack of signature presets & textures from a Pro photographer Nicolesy.
    • An exclusive pack of LUTs.
    • 1-year Power plan from SmugMug ($72 value). For new accounts only


Mixed-computer households can share the same product key for Mac and PC which can be activated on five devices.

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special pre­-order price of $39
  • New users can purchase Luminar at a special pre­order price of $59
  • The retail price for Luminar 2018 after November 16 will be:
    • $49 upgrade for current Luminar HDR users
    • $69 for new users

The digital asset management platform will arrive in 2018 as the free update for all the users of Luminar 2018.

Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:06:42 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12842@/talks/discussions

Lightroom CC is now available as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription ($9.99 per month) or as the equivalent standalone $149 perpetual-license Lightroom 6 application. But the single purchase option won't include syncing photos to Adobe's mobile apps, such as Lightroom Mobile, Slate, and Voice. Adobe uses a smaller-footprint version of the photo file called Smart Preview for transmitting to Web and devices, so bandwidth and storage aren't taxed unnecessarily.

Lightroom CC -
It is part of their Photo plan

Lightroom 6 -

Adobe Photosop CC 2019, former 2017, Creative Cloud Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:13:05 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8003@/talks/discussions Adobe just announced a Creative Cloud program for photography.

Adobe Photoshop CC + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and 5. 20GB of storage. Video tutorials.

$9.99 a month. And they have no plans on raising it.

Filmic Double Take iOS app Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:45:11 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23455@/talks/discussions

Davinci Resolve Studio as RAW Photo Editor and Manager Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:20:25 +0000 tida 23419@/talks/discussions DaVinci Resolve Studio comes from version to version closer to an image editing and managing tool. Media Page can import thousands of Images and becomes very convenient for managing images. Color grading is superb for dealing with tons of images. Resolution of 8K Video format - means a lot of megapixels whereas output can be 16 bit tif.

One of the weakest point is RAW handling as it only accepts DNG. DaVinci also wants to treat DNG as sequenced video clips which makes Image ingestion tricky. Due to this issue I created an extraction tool.

The aim of the Media Extraction tool is the simple integration of any Camera RAW file into DaVinci Resolve Timeline.

Please find below a link for a program which I release as freeware. It does not include any time limits. I would be happy for any comments to improve this software. It's currently only available for Windows Platform;) MacOS is a matter of time as I have to downgrade my computer or have to wait until Lazarus (Free Pascal) is compiling on Catalina:(

The MSP Media Support Program does include a Media Extraction Tool and a Resolution Calculator for Dummies.

Accepted Camera RAW formats: 3fr, arw, cr2, cr3, crw, dcr, erf, fff, gpr, iiq, kdc, liq, mos, mrw, nef, nrw, orf, pef, raf, raw, rwl, rw2, srw, srf, x3f

Idea is to start with JPG files and put them in different Timelines (Landscape, Portrait, different aspect ratios) and align them. Before you start with color grading you extract RAW files, convert them to DNG and re-link them. After that, you work with RAW...



  • Create Timeline, set resolution
  • Drag&Drop JPG Photos from different folders
  • Align and Zoom
  • Save Timeline as ALE
  • Extract RAW Files
  • Reconform Files to Re-link from JPG to RAW
  • Color Grade
  • Export single images to TIF

Extraction an Re-Linking
A batch of JPG and its partner RAW files will be extracted from a branched folder structure and copied into one folder. The files are originated from a drag and drop edit of JPG files into a Davinci Resolve timeline. Files are filtered by an exported ALE timeline file.
Camera RAW files will then be converted into DNG files by the help of the integrated Adobe DNG converter whereas it’s corresponding RAW and JPG file will be erased to guarantee clean re-linking.

Timeline Photos need to be re-linked from JPG to DNG to enable the edit from 8bit to 16bit. This can be done by Davinci Resolve itself.

Note: You need to download Adobe Digital Negative Converter to use functionality of DNG File Cleanup. Make sure to use correct folder settings.
Please read also the Manual to get more information. Have fun...


Nik Collection 2018 by DxO and DxO PhotoLab Thu, 31 May 2018 19:56:54 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19810@/talks/discussions

PARIS -- June 6, 2018 -- DxO, one of the world's most innovative consumer imaging companies, today announced the immediate availability of the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO, an updated suite of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop plugins for photographers and creative professionals. Eagerly awaited by the user community, this "by DxO" update marks the return to the market of the Nik Collection with the first stable version and with customer support. Also available today, DxO PhotoLab 1.2, an update of DxO's acclaimed RAW and JPEG image processing software, adds new local correction features and adds support for seven additional cameras.

Nik Collection 2018 by DxO: Better user experience and stability

Since the acquisition of the Nik Collection from Google in late 2017, the DxO development team has spent several months analyzing and optimizing the code of the seven plugins that make up the software suite to make them stable and operational. "The process was long and complex," explained Bruno Sayakhom, Product Owner at DxO. "It was necessary to recover and recompile source code that had not been maintained for a long time in order to make it compatible with the latest versions of Adobe products and the latest Apple OS updates. This is a first step that allows us to start afresh."

The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is now fully functional and compatible with all 64-bit Windows and Mac platforms, as well as with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2017/2018. In addition, DxO now provides support in four languages on its website (, which will soon include exclusive tutorials. The software suite update, including the seven plugins, is now available in 13 languages, and includes a free 30-day trial period.

"We are proud to relaunch the Nik Collection, which users have been waiting for," said Jean-Marc Alexia, DxO's VP of Product Strategy and Marketing. "We have put all of our know-how into offering photographers and creative artists the best possible user experience. This is just the first step: using Uservoice-type surveys, we will be reaching out to the user community, from whom we greatly desire to gather feedback about their experiences and gain insight into their expectations." Designed for expert photographers and graphic designers, the Nik Collection includes seven powerful plugins for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements that offer a full range of creative effects and filters:

  • Analog Efex Pro applies analog film, camera and lens simulations to digital photos.
  • Color Efex Pro includes a set of filters for color correction, touch-up, and creative effects.\ Dfine reduces the noise of digital images by analyzing the specificities of each device.
  • HDR Efex Pro processes images in HDR.
  • Sharpener Pro increases the accuracy and enhances the detail of digital images.
  • Silver Efex Pro is a black and white image conversion solution inspired by darkroom techniques.
  • Viveza locally adjusts the color and tone of specific areas of the image.

Thanks to exclusive U Point technology, the Nik Collection plugins allow you to apply local settings to specific areas in a fluid and precise way.

The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is available for download on the DxO website ( for $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 instead of $69 / £59 / €69 until July 1st, 2018.

YnLight - software to control Yongnuo yn-360 and yn-600 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:04:40 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23389@/talks/discussions

LucidPix AI Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:51:56 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23364@/talks/discussions

Canon Plugin coming with AI Photo Quality Sorting Thu, 09 Jan 2020 12:30:06 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23346@/talks/discussions

Helping photographers boost their business and productivity, while helping to build trust and customer confidence, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the beta version of the Company’s first photographer matching service Image Connect, making the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust that much simpler. The company also launched a Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers.

“With a deep rooted heritage in imaging expertise, our company has built a trusted reputation in providing tools and services to professional photographers that help better their craft and support them in building their business with confidence,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Services, such as Image Connect, will provide professional photographers with a great value proposition, offering reliability and peace of mind for their customers that can in turn increase their business opportunities as well as their productivity.”

Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can save photographers countless hours in post-production by using technical models to cull for image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes. Analyzed images will be flagged with different colored flags to remain true to the native Adobe Lightroom Classic experience*. The photographer also has the ability to customize the settings within each technical model to remain in complete control. The Photo Culling plug-in will be available exclusively on the Adobe Exchange App Marketplace for a monthly subscription.

Both services are currently scheduled to be available in Q1 2020.

Capture One 11 and 12 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:27:15 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18360@/talks/discussions

Main New Features

  • Annotations
  • Export with Assets
  • Improved “Back-up And Restore” mechanism for Catalogs
  • Duplicate checker for the Importer
  • LAB Readouts
  • Levels as a Layer Adjustment
  • Color Balance as a Layer Adjustment
  • Create new Filled Layer
  • Presets for Layer capable tools
  • Master Layer Opacity
  • Feather Mask
  • Refine Mask Edge
  • Clear Mask
  • Greyscale Mask preview mode
  • Expanded AppleScript

Adobe Photoshop Camera for iOS and Android Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:35:41 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22939@/talks/discussions

  • Another "AI" auto-enhance app + set of cheap filters
  • Preview only
  • General availability launch will be in 2020

With Photoshop Camera you can capture, edit, and share stunning photos and moments – both natural and creative – using real-time Photoshop-grade magic right from the viewfinder, leaving you free to focus on storytelling with powerful tools and effects. Leveraging Adobe Sensei intelligence, the app can instantly recognize the subject in your photo and provide recommendations, and automatically apply sophisticated, unique features at the moment of capture (i.e. portraits, landscapes, selfies, food shots), while always preserving an original shot. It also understands the technical content (i.e. dynamic range, tonality, scene-type, face regions) of the photo and automatically applies complex adjustments.

Sandboxie - superb isolation software now free Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:01:30 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23055@/talks/discussions

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

Supports both Windows 7 and Windows 10 without issues.

Digital Anarchy Transcriptive Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:22:06 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17753@/talks/discussions

Photoshop for iPad Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:44:24 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22940@/talks/discussions


Will run at

  • iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Cellular)
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch) and 2nd generation
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad 5th Generation
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Air 2

Gear organization ways? Sun, 03 Nov 2019 10:57:40 +0000 Knotbar 22931@/talks/discussions I'm looking for a way to organize all the gear I currently own, with info about it like number of units, purchased date, serial numbers, lending status and such. I've been using mygearvault android app but I don't like it very much and I don't like the way it handles information too: you have to create an account to use it and it focuses on the price of the items and insurance stuff. I would prefer a more traditional and private software. I don't care about synchronization between devices either

I thought to make a fillable PDF forms wich I could carry with me but first I would like to know the solutions that commonly you are using to that matter and to elaborate and export collections of gear for specific tasks, too.


Multikeyboard: Revolution for macro loving editors Sun, 03 Nov 2019 02:08:49 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22929@/talks/discussions image

No such software is available for now except if you use some specific devices made by one firm and use their drivers.

Public soon.

On1 Photo RAW 2018 and 2019 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:24:44 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17900@/talks/discussions image


New ON1 Photo RAW coming at the end of the month. There will be a free public beta of this latest release available this Friday (October 6th). Along with the essential tools and features needed in a photography workflow, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 includes key updates to the fast, non-destructive raw processing engine. Photographers will now have an integrated tool with accelerated photo management, precise photo development, hundreds of customizable photo effects, fast and beautiful HDR, pano stitching, masking and blending adjustments, layers, and much more – in one app.

From the beginning the ON1 community has driven the development of ON1 Photo RAW based on what’s most important to you. Almost every feature and improvement made to the app in version 2018 is a direct result of community input through the ON1 Photo RAW Project. This type of transparency is what you can continue to expect from our team. This process has solidified ON1 Photo RAW as the app designed by photographers for photographers.

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 will be updated and enhanced in many areas. Key new features will include the following.

  • ON1 HDR – Create stunning HDR photos that merge all tonality from a bracket of photos in a fraction of the time (test results have shown up to seven times faster than other HDR apps). Automatically aligns photos and removes ghosting from motion between exposures. Includes full non-destructive editing with natural results and can be turned up to 11 for a surreal look.
  • Pano Stitching – Combine multiple photos into a single panoramic or matrix photo. Automatically aligns photos, even if they are not shot on a tripod, and blends them together seamlessly. An option to embed panoramic metadata for Facebook panning is also available.
  • Global Mask Editing Tools – These include new mask Density and Feather sliders to allow for changing the density or opacity of masks as well as blur masks for softening.updated
  • Luminosity Mask Updates – Adjust the levels of a mask to increase the contrast or brightness as well as set a tonal window to only affect a certain zone. These updates allow users to target just the area they want, based on the photo.
  • Color Range Masks – Create a mask from a color range selection.
  • Blur and Chisel Mask Tools – In ON1 Effects, the Blur and Chisel mask tools are now included. The blur tool is perfect for softening or feathering a mask selectively. The Chisel tool lets the user push or pull the edge selectively, to remove halos. All of these new masking options are re-editable and non-destructive.
  • Versions — Versions are virtual copies of the same photo. Each version created can include non-destructive settings, including crop, retouching and adjustments. Versions work just like any other photo without taking up more space on your computer.
  • Updated UI — Clean and modern UI where your photo is the center of attention. Custom name filters and layers to easier keep track of work. Also select your own UI accent color.
  • Paint with Color Brush — Painting with color can be a solid color, perfect for skin smoothing and making annotation layers, or paint with just the color and leave the underlying luminosity in place to change the color of objects like eyes.
  • Selectively Add or Remove Noise — Brush away noise in areas like skies or add noise for an artistic effect.
  • ON1 Photo for Mobile — Take the best shots with you on the go with the free ON1 Photo for Mobile app. It’s a great way to share portfolios. It can also sync new photos taken on phones back to the desktop so those photos are ready for editing.
  • Additional Camera & Lens Support — Added support for the Nikon D850, Olympus EM-10 III and Panasonic DMC-G85, plus a ton of new lenses.

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 will differentiate itself from other apps by allowing photographers to both browse and catalog their photos from the very beginning of their workflow. This hybrid system provides one of the fastest ways to manage and organize photos. The ultra fast photo browser is perfect for quickly viewing and culling through photos without having to wait on an import process. Once the culling process is complete, the ability to create and catalog those photos is the next step in most common workflows.

There is plenty more available within the apps non-destructive workflow in terms of photo development. These features include re-editable adjustments such as exposure, contrast, color, shadows, highlights, lens correction, and transform tools. The hundreds of unique photo effects are also perfect for finishing off your photos to add that extra punch. Photographers have complete control of how each effect is applied using masking brushes, gradients masks, and local adjustments. Each effect is also completely customizable to save any look as a custom preset.

Photo editing technologies such as live blending options, apply to, smart layers, smart photos, and mask refinement tools also make ON1 Photo RAW 2018 a more advanced pixel editor without having to launch a separate app. The ability to combine photos together with layers, masks, and selectively apply filters and effects to raw photos gives users a big advantage.

Don’t let the name fool you; ON1 Photo RAW 2018 isn’t just for raw files. Supported file formats include JPEG, TIF, PSD, PSB, PNG, and DNG are supported and benefit from the speed, performance, and abundance of editing tools in the app. Photo RAW 2018 also continues to work seamlessly within current photography workflows. The app integrates as a plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® and further builds its case as a complete standalone photo editor. Version 2018 also integrates with the major cloud services to allow for uploading, managing and editing photos across multiple computers. This also allows users to sync photos and their edits across multiple computers or in a studio setting.

Price and Availability

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 will be available for download as a free public beta on October 6th from our website. Previous owners of any ON1 app (or ON1 plug-in) can upgrade for just $79.99, regularly $99.99. Those who don’t own an ON1 app can pre-order for $119.99. For a limited time, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is will be bundled with some excellent bonus materials which include: Three ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Courses by Product Director Dan Harlacher, and all of their 2017 and 2018 Loyalty Rewards. A single purchase of ON1 Photo RAW 2018 works with both Mac and Windows and includes activation on up to five computers. The full release of ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is currently scheduled for the end of October, a free 30 day trial will also be available at that time. ON1 will also be releasing another update to the previous version, ON1 Photo RAW 2017, later this year. This update will include support for new cameras, lenses, and bug fixes.

Software Waveform and Vectorscope solutions Thu, 05 May 2011 07:49:34 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 55@/talks/discussions

ScopeBox - $99, standalone


Weveform is present in Premiere Pro

Also few plugins are available.
Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop? Thu, 09 May 2013 21:33:30 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6932@/talks/discussions Photoshop is real cause of most angry comments towards Adobe CC proposal.

It is too widespread and used by too many different people.

What alternatives you know? I mean here full fledged photo editors with modern cameras raw support, layers, etc.

Updated for 2016.

PhotoLine 19.51

Has 16bit support, vecor tools, Mac/PC versions, 64bit version. Works as portable on your USB stick, if you like. Small and fast.

Sherif PhotoPlus X8

Affinity Photo 1.4

Mostly Mac editor, but now also beta version for PC exist.

Sagelight Editor

  • Advanced editor with unique interface
  • Lifetime version of Sagelight for $39.95
  • Development stopped as of 2016, developer lost



Corel PaintShop Pro X9


Pixelmator 3.5

Mac only editor.

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • $30 at

CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra 7

Corel AfterShot Pro 3

It is less editor and more Lightroom like thing.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

So called consumer editor.

Alien Skin Esposure X5 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:42:06 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17760@/talks/discussions

Auto Reframe tool for Premiere Pro Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:25:12 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22578@/talks/discussions

Today, we’re excited to announce a new feature coming to Premiere Pro that will be a must-have in the age of content and platform proliferation. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Auto Reframe intelligently reframes and reformats video content for different aspect ratios, from square to vertical to cinematic 16:9 versions. Like Content-Aware Fill for After Effects (introduced this spring), Auto Reframe is an Adobe Sensei technology that uses AI and machine learning to accelerate manual production tasks, without sacrificing creative control. Through Adobe Sensei, we’re leveraging over a decade of AI and machine learning capabilities built into Adobe’s flagship products.

For broadcasters or anyone else who needs to optimize content for different platforms, Auto Reframe will help you get there faster. If you’re on the ground at IBC, we’d be happy to show you how Auto Reframe analyzes, crops, and pans footage to prioritize the most compelling parts of your video at our IBC Stand (Hall 7-7.B35).

Control your GH3 from a Web Browser - Now with video ! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:56:17 +0000 lenuisible 6703@/talks/discussions end users post, for technical info see post 3 below

v0.4 is out. a Java player has been added for live view ! most commands are there

To test this :

  • download the attached zip file (last version is v0.4) , and decompress it wherever you want
  • for the live view to work, you need :
  • start the Wifi on your GH3, "new connection/remote shooting" (it works also if you connect through a Wifi AP, you just need to find the IP address of the GH3)
    • if you're using a direct connection you can launch the "Control.html" file after you connected your PC/MAC to the GH3 network
    • if you're using a Wifi access point, you have to find/replace all the "" in the "requests.html" file with the IP address of the GH3 before launching the "Control.html" file
  • if you want to use the live view on a Windows PC launch control.bat instead of control.html (see above for Java installation). If you're using a MAC, you have to find a way to launch UDPServer with Java, I don't know if it works
  • play with the different settings and commands

  • To take a picture, use the shooting button (you can do continuous shooting with press&hold if the dial is in that mode)

  • To start a recording press "record"

  • manual focusing uses press&hold buttons with 2 speeds, you can play with the interval between 2 successive focusing actions with the input fields on top of the 4 focus buttons.

  • The zoom uses press&hold buttons, with 2 speeds (for PZ lenses of course)

Some commands will not work depending on the selected mode on the dial (ie focal in S mode)

The screen goes black quite often, just take a picture or half press the shutter button to turn it on again. But now that live view works (on Windows at least), you shouldn't have to look at the GH3 LCD anymore.

If the GH3 freeze, you may have to take the battery out (may happend if you use a feature non supported by the selected mode on the dials)

To properly interrupt the connection, just "terminate" it on the GH3 menu

You can stop the video recording using "playmode" (which is the command to display the photo on Lumix Link).I didn't look at the files generated when you do that, if someone could look at the integrity of the video file after this abrupt stop, it would be useful. You have to press "recmode" to control the gh3 again.

Clarification :

This is a PoC. I'm not a developer, and won't spend much time on future version. someone with some basic web dev skills will be able to do a much better job in no time; He just has to look at the code, and eventually ask me.


Finally, masterpiece button - Topaz Adjust AI Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:25:57 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22223@/talks/discussions

Affinity Photo for Windows topic Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:16:22 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16025@/talks/discussions PR

Windows users can now download the long-awaited Affinity Photo, with the launch of a free public beta.

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Chosen as Apple’s ‘App of the Year’ 2015, and ‘Best Imaging Software’ 2016 by the Technical Image Press Association, Affinity Photo for Mac has received thousands of 5-star reviews from professional photographers, editors, artists and retouchers around the world.

The Windows version matches it feature-for-feature and the public beta offers users the chance to try it free of charge before the full version goes on sale.

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Participants will be excited to know that the beta version includes a host of powerful new features to be made available in Affinity Photo’s next major update, v1.5.

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They released v1.1 now already.