Software and storage tips http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/software-and-storage-tips/feed.rss Sun, 21 Oct 18 12:50:05 -0600 Software and storage tips en-CA Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6932/alternatives-to-adobe-photoshop Thu, 09 May 2013 21:33:30 -0600 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

  • http://www.sagelighteditor.com/

GIMP

Corel PaintShop Pro X9

Acorn

Pixelmator 3.5

Mac only editor.

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • $30 at www.pixelmator.com

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.

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Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12842/lightroom-cc-and-lightroom-6 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:06:42 -0600 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 - https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?PID=3485381
It is part of their Photo plan

Lightroom 6 - http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?PID=5405339
http://www.adorama.com/AB65237578.html

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Adobe Photosop CC 2017, former 2015, Creative Cloud http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8003/-adobe-photosop-cc-2017-former-2015-creative-cloud Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:13:05 -0600 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.

http://www.adobe.com/en/products/photoshop.html

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And so it is - kinda Photoshop on iPad http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20675/and-so-it-is-kinda-photoshop-on-ipad Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:58:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20675@/talks/discussions

Wanted completely wrong interface for device - you got it!

Just note that it is marketing announcement still!

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PortraitPro Body 3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20663/portraitpro-body-3 Sat, 13 Oct 2018 12:43:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20663@/talks/discussions

Anthropics Technology announced today the launch of PortraitPro Body 3 photo editing software. The intelligent full-length portrait editor includes automatic body selection, advanced tools for fixing warps, and intelligent tutorials among the main new features. Designed to save photographers hours of time, it works as standalone software as well as a smart filter for Adobe Photoshop and a regular plugin for Photoshop Elements and Lightroom.

KEY NEW FEATURES

Automatic body selection Work faster and smarter with powerful new image processing algorithms that use deep learning to automatically detect even complex and unusual poses accurately.

Advanced Warp Fixer 

The Warp Fixer allows you to have fine-grained controls over the way the background changes in edited portraits. The Warp Fixer in version 3 has been significantly improved and offers increased flexibility and control, allowing you to easily repair the warped features and background.

Intelligent tutorial system 

Track your progress with a variety of tutorials that guide you through the features of the software. With fine-grained tracking of your progress, you can easily see which parts of the software you have mastered.

WHAT CAN PORTRAITPRO BODY 3 DO

  • Professional full-length photo editing in minutes.
  • Automatic body selection --- advanced image processing algorithms lets you start editing right away.
  • Body contouring --- specialized shape tools designed for full body portraits.
  • Adjust build and height --- intelligent controls with extensive sliders for fine tuning.
  • Correct posture --- natural fixes for camera distortions and unflattering posing.
  • Smooth skin and remove blemishes --- using ClearSkin™ technology.
  • Face editing controls --- adjust expression, smooth skin and relight the face.

EDITIONS

PortraitPro Body Standard --- standalone, dedicated software for professional full body retouching.

PortraitPro Body Studio --- works as standalone software, a smart filter for Adobe Photoshop and a regular plugin for Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. Studio Edition handles camera RAW files, supports conversion between different color spaces and provides JPEG/TIFF embedded color profile support.

Compare the different editions: www.portraitprobody.com/editio...

AVAILABILITY, FREE TRIAL AND PRICING

PortraitPro Body is available to purchase or for a free trial from www.portraitprobody.com/.

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Skylum Luminar 2018 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18109/skylum-luminar-2018 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:10:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18109@/talks/discussions

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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 www.macphun.com/luminar.

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.

Availability

  • 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

Pricing

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.

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Canon Digital Photo Professional Raw app for iOS http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20639/canon-digital-photo-professional-raw-app-for-ios Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:20:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20639@/talks/discussions

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canon-dpp-express/id1315877685

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What's New in KeyShot 8 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20625/whats-new-in-keyshot-8 Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:12:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20625@/talks/discussions

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On1 Photo RAW 2018 and 2019 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17900/on1-photo-raw-2018-and-2019 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:24:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17900@/talks/discussions image

PR

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.

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Smash - Transferring Big Video Files With No Size Limits http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20497/smash-transferring-big-video-files-with-no-size-limits Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:00:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20497@/talks/discussions

Smash reinvents file transfer service for photographers and creative minds

Smash is the unique free and simplest way to send your files from one to many with no size limits. In addition, Smash allows recipients from any device to view photos/images, listen to music, watch videos and read documents… before downloading them.

During files uploading, Smash also helps you discover artists, photographer, designers, musicians and creative organizations through a full screen presentation without advertising.

Frustrated for too many years by the limit in size imposed by traditional file transfer services and by the waste of time that it causes and also by the advertising pollution integrated in this services, we have decided to innovate:

  • Launching a new file transfer and sharing contents meeting different creative’s needs: professional and amateur photographers, musicians, audio and video producers, publishers, illustrators, designers, architects, engineers, marketers…
  • Offering use model without any advertising but exhibiting cultural and artistic contents which generate a true inspiration.

An innovative and unique digital content interactive sharing service originally designed for photographers and creatives.

Creatives from around the world increasingly need to not only transfer but also share through interactive way rich contents (including documents, photo, audio, video…) which are becoming larger and more frequent.

In this way, Smash is the first free file transfer service in a world with no size limit which meets the sender and recipient expectations.

For senders:

  • It’s free
  • No registration
  • No size limit for the files
  • No ads
  • Discover art works during uploading your files
  • Personalize your Smash: Add a cover photo or video in the background to impress your recipient(s)
  • Promote your company or your creations (while your recipient is downloading your files) with photos or videos, link to your website and social networks.

For recipients:

  • Smart preview of contents: customized presentation of contents according the type of content sent (photo, video, audio, document) before downloading.
  • Before downloading, have the possibility to:
    • View your photos/images
    • Watch your videos
    • Listen to your musics
    • Read your documents
  • Download all the files or only some of them
  • Access from any device (fixed and also mobile)
  • Files available up to 14 days with the free plan and up to 365 days with the Premium plan

Smash is useful not only for file transfer but also for interactive content sharing.

The preview enables both time saving and a stronger more interactive collaboration between sender and recipient. Moreover today, with users being constantly on the move, the mobile device access facilitates the preview of digital contents and makes them more reactive.

A new use model of file sharing service: making accessible cultural contents instead of advertising

Accordance with our vision, Smash doesn’t only transform file transfer with innovative features but above all revolutionizes the use of digital content sharing by replacing an advertising model by a cultural one: no advertising but a background display presenting like in a gallery amazing art or other creative projects and works.

Thanks to this new model, Smash allows users, while waiting for their upload, to discover, instead of usual advertising, creative works and immersing themselves into their universe which enriches their cultural knowledge and gives them useful information about exhibits and events.

https://fromsmash.com/

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Causality - writing and story development app http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20436/causality-writing-and-story-development-app Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:07:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20436@/talks/discussions

https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com/causality.html

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Comparison of Vegas Pro 16 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 14 for Producing HDR Videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20434/comparison-of-vegas-pro-16-and-davinci-resolve-studio-14-for-producing-hdr-videos- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:06:19 -0600 markr041 20434@/talks/discussions I created a 4K HDR10 video from each software package using the same clips, shot in Slog2.

Vegas Pro produced an HEVC HDR10 video playable on any HDR TV and playable on Windows 10 computers capable of HDR (I have a 10bit, HDR monitor).

Resolve creates an Avid 10bit 4K HDR video with the correct HDR10 metadata. It plays on no hardware of any kind in HDR and does not play in HDR using any software I know about, but the file is recognized by YouTube as HDR. Resolve has no HEVC or even H264 10bit render options!

For the exact same HDR10 4K video the Vegas-produced file size was 408Kb. The Resolve-produced HDR10 4K video from the same clips was 8.6GB. Yes almost 9 gigabytes versus half a megabyte! The Vegas Pro video took 25 minutes to render, the Resolve video 7 minutes (because the file is only lightly compressed).

Here is the Resolve version:

Here is the Vegas version:

I do not see much of a difference. The Resolve video is brighter (more DR) because I was able to use the scopes to max out the DR.

I think I understand the scopes (designed specifically for HDR) and the controls in Resolve. But I understand neither in Vegas in ACES for HDR, yet (I have mastered them outside ACES and in SDR).

These HDR10 videos were both made essentially only using the built in (ACES or ResolveCM) transforms from Slog2 to HDR10 for 1000nits screens with little tweaking by me, except for increasing the DR a bit in Resolve.

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Prodad Erazr - remove unwanted stuff from videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20428/prodad-erazr-remove-unwanted-stuff-from-videos Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:42:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20428@/talks/discussions image

  • Clear timeline for a fast workflow
  • Easy trimming of clips
  • Comfortable marking of objects
  • Manual & automatic object tracking
  • Comprehensive keyframe support
  • Supporting optional input devices (like USB pedals)
  • Effects preview window prior to file export
  • Direct YouTube upload if desired
  • Compatible with every framerate (24p/25p/30p/50p/60p and more)
  • Supports resolutions up to (and including) 8K

http://www.prodad.com/Video-editing-and-modification/ERAZR-V1-59028,l-us.html

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Aurora HDR 2019 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20430/-aurora-hdr-2019 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:41:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20430@/talks/discussions

PR

Skylum Software is excited to open pre-orders for the fourth major version of its award-winning HDR program Aurora HDR --- the most sophisticated version since being released in 2015. New users can purchase the new version for $89 and current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for a limited time at a special price of $49 at skylum.com/aurorahdr.

Skylum's ultimate goal is to give photographers an easy-to-use yet powerful tool to create vivid, captivating, and incredibly dynamic images. The company is to deliver on that goal with the all-new Aurora HDR --- an impressive HDR photo editing tool that blends power and intelligent technology with intuition and a seamless workflow.

With a press of the button, you get amazing images that look as natural as they did when you pressed the shutter. To achieve your own creative vision, Aurora HDR's many powerful filters, tools, and Aurora HDR Looks are also on hand for you to utilize. It's a capable HDR editing software designed not only for professional, experienced and beginner photographers, but also as a solution for real estate marketing.

At the core of this update is Skylum's revolutionary Quantum HDR Engine^TM^, an AI-powered tone mapping technology that's been three years in the making within Skylum's AI lab. Now, when creating an HDR image using multiple bracketed shots, Quantum HDR Engine meticulously analyzes the photos and intelligently merges them. Not only does it minimize the major issues that other HDR merging tools have, but it also generates stunning results, producing images that are dynamic yet natural-looking.

Specifically, whether you're working with bracketed shots or a single image, the Quantum HDR Engine reduces burned colors, loss of contrast, and noise, as well as mitigates unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting. To do this, Skylum developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural networkand took those findings to develop the technology needed to create incredible HDR photographs. The result is an editing software with a solid performance for even the highest end architecture and real estate photography projects.

"We are incredibly excited to get Aurora HDR 2019 into the hands of photographers from around the world. The results are so accurate and natural that the final images appear as though you're looking at the scene with your own two eyes. Simply put, it's HDR finally done right." --- Dima Sytnyk, CTO and co-founder of Skylum.

A new HDR Smart Structure technology gives you the precise amount of details, structure, and sharpness in an image without creating excess artifacts that can make an HDR image look over-the-top. This allows Aurora HDR to produce images with the incredible details and realism favored by architecture and real estate photographers.

To deliver creative color toning, perfect black and white conversions, and digital film looks in seconds, Aurora HDR 2019 also boasts new LUT mapping integration with instant preview. Utilizing the same tools used in motion pictures, you can now stylize your images through color grading, giving your images the perfect look and toning to bring out the awe in each and every one of your photos.

To give that perfect finishing touch to an image, or to create a signature look you're going for, the new Aurora HDR 2019 introduces Aurora HDR Looks to replace Presets as well as offer more selective aesthetic choices and more refined toning. Aurora HDR Looks can also include textures and masks, making for an almost infinite number of HDR editing possibilities.

World renowned photographers have created their signature Aurora HDR Look packs exclusively for Aurora HDR 2019, among which are Aurora HDR Looks for Real Estate by Randy Van Duinen, and signature Aurora HDR Looks from Trey Ratcliff, co-developer of Aurora HDR 2019, and Serge Ramelli.

All in all, Aurora HDR 2019 is designed to create the natural-looking HDR images without the need for a complicated workflow. Whether you're working with a single exposure or twelve bracketed shots, Aurora HDR 2019 gets it done.

Aurora HDR 2019 is available for pre-order starting September 12th. Pre-orders include bonus downloadable content and costs $89 for a new purchase and $49 for an upgrade. When released on October 4st, the price will jump to $99 new and $59 for an upgrade.

The bonus pack includes:

  • Video tutorial "Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019" by Trey Ratcliff
  • The Landscape Photography Handbook by David Johnston
  • Exclusive interior Aurora Looks by Richard Harrington
  • Burning Mood LUTs by Richard Harrington
  • 3-month 500px Pro membership
  • $300 OFF a multi-day Iceland Photo Tour
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Topaz A.I. GigaPixel scaler http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20286/topaz-a.i.-gigapixel-scaler Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:30:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20286@/talks/discussions

https://topazlabs.com/ai-gigapixel/

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Infographics, kind of like Photostory http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20187/infographics-kind-of-like-photostory Mon, 06 Aug 2018 03:45:52 -0600 radikalfilm 20187@/talks/discussions I'm wondering if there is a product out there that provides a fast workflow (using templates?) for creating 2D infographic animations (mixing photos, video, text, pie/bar chart animations, design elements). It should accept professional wrappers as input (mxf) and XAVC codec flavors, and also mov/ProRes.

I am aware all this can be achieved/imported in After Effects, however AE has a certain barrier of entry that doesn't fit my definition of fast workflow. Please do not point to proprietary broadcast CG software priced $$$.

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MAGIX Photostory Deluxe http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14068/magix-photostory-deluxe- Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:14:41 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14068@/talks/discussions

http://www.magix.com/int/photostory-on-cd-dvd/deluxe/

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Stitching and editing VR cameras raw photos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20159/stitching-and-editing-vr-cameras-raw-photos Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:31:00 -0600 MikeLinn 20159@/talks/discussions

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EOS Inspector 2 - Mac software to get shutter counts http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20134/eos-inspector-2-mac-software-to-get-shutter-counts Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:42:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20134@/talks/discussions image

FEATURES

Device Overview

Important details about your camera, such as serial number, battery charge level, possible shots and firmware version are presented as soon as you connect your camera via USB cable.

Shutter Actuations Info

EOS Inspector displays a shutter actuations count along with a shutter’s rated lifespan (that varies from camera to camera) so you can easily see the percent of its wear. For modern EOS cameras Live View related actuations are also displayed.

For newer cameras you’ll get even more! Most EOS cameras released since 2015 (such as the 1D X Mark II, 5D Mark IV and 5DS) provide more details on shutter’s usage. You’ll get separate values for photos taken through the viewfinder, photos taken via the Live View and a number of Live View sessions. All these values are presented visually on the detalization bar.

65 cameras supported

EOS Inspector is tested and confirmed to be working with 65 Canon EOS cameras, including the recent ones like 1D X Mark II, 5D Mark IV and 5DS.

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Excire Search and Excire Search Pro Plugins http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20107/excire-search-and-excire-search-pro-plugins Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:52:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20107@/talks/discussions

PR

Excire Inc. today announced the immediate U.S. availability of Excire Search and Excire Search Pro, Lightroom plug-in software. Excire is a powerful image-retrieval and annotation plug-in that uses proprietary Artificial Intelligence for pattern-recognition and deep learning technologies. Excire is ideal for use by amateur and professional photographers, stock photo agencies, photo-sharing websites, professional photo-labs and others who rely on industry-standard Lightroom Catalogs as integral to their standard workflow.

In contrast to traditional systems that require a user to manually enter appropriate keywords or search tags for each image, Excire works by automatically learning the characteristic features of all catalog images. In turn, images are tagged with any of five hundred built-in keywords (125 keywords for Excire Search). Appropriate images can quickly be retrieved or used for subsequent searches based on example images or desired keyword content entered by the software. Both the Excire Search and Pro plug-ins reside on a user's own computer, there is no need for lengthy cloud transfers or even access to very large files. The Excire interface is intuitive and easy-to-use so even occasional users will find it helpful.

"The AI technology used in Excire Search Pro was developed by computer scientists at the Pattern Recognition Company (PRC), parent company of Excire Inc., located in Lübeck,Germany," said Erhardt Barth, co-founder and CEO of Pattern Recognition Company. "PRC is dedicated to bringing Artificial Intelligence technologies to photographers. Our unique skills in Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Computer Vision makes Excire particularly well-suited to assist our customers as they organize their digital image files."

Interested buyers can download a fully functioning 15-day free trial of Excire Search or the Excire Search Pro plug-in for Lightroom. Interested photographers can learn more about Excire via online tech demos or by watching complimentary video tutorials on the Excire website. Excire Search Pro is available now (Mac or Windows) for $119 and the simpler Excire Search plug-in, is also available now (Mac or Windows) for $69. More information is available at the Excire website: http://www.excire.com

About Excire

Excire Inc. is an American corporation dedicated to bringing useful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to photographers. Excire technology was developed by the Pattern Recognition Company (PRC), a spin-off from the world-renowned University of Lübeck in Germany. PRC consists of a team of computer scientists; all focused on their shared passion for making AI an important productivity tool for photographers around the world. The Excire team possesses unique expertise in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Computer Vision and they were using Neural Networks and Deep Learning long before those technologies became fashionable. For more information about Excire Inc. please visit https://www.excire.com

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Kandao Raw+ - nice raw stacking software for low noise http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20075/kandao-raw-nice-raw-stacking-software-for-low-noise Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:04:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20075@/talks/discussions

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More info at - http://www.kandaovr.com/en/newsroom/news/?id=38

Download - https://www.kandaovr.com/en/software/

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Fake story of full Photoshop on iPads http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20061/fake-story-of-full-photoshop-on-ipads Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:34:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20061@/talks/discussions

Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.’s iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.

The software developer is planning to unveil the new app at its annual MAX creative conference in October, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The app is slated to hit the market in 2019, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private product plans. Engineering delays could still alter that timeline.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-13/adobe-is-said-to-plan-photoshop-for-ipad-in-app-strategy-shift

Whole story made by Adobe PR department, mostly related with mobile company branch.

Idea is to present new version with more features added as "full version" and "mostly like on PC or Mac", of course all paid bloggers and youtubers will be also used during October launch.

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Corel PhotoMirage - moving photos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20041/corel-photomirage-moving-photos Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:03:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20041@/talks/discussions

https://www.photomirage.io/en/

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Developing an image • Photography related workflows, conditions and thoughts http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6524/developing-an-image-photography-related-workflows-conditions-and-thoughts Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:27:52 -0600 maxr 6524@/talks/discussions Hi guys! GH's can take stills too and damn good ones. Let's share workflows, compare apps and results! I personally, organize a 40.000 photos catalog with lightroom. Lr is very versatile but there are times when even it's myriad tricks don't get there. Capture one is giving me pretty nice results (best color engine out there) which doesn't come as a surprise once I got best results with 4/3's ORFs; is also unbeatable at sharpness. Other times I go with raw developer; I like it's simple interface and that I can get closer to "traditional" analogic photography (i.e. DR) look/feel. WHAT ARE YOU USING?

gashô

capture one (linear mode), left • lightroom, center • raw developer, right

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Lumix Tether Software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17847/lumix-tether-software Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:22:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17847@/talks/discussions image

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Capture One 11 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18360/capture-one-11 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:27:15 -0700 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

https://www.phaseone.com/11

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Post lighting in Apollo iPhone App http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19770/post-lighting-in-apollo-iphone-app Tue, 22 May 2018 13:17:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19770@/talks/discussions

  • Add up to 20 light sources
  • Position each one in 3D space
  • Change the light intensity
  • Alter the light spread
  • Change the color
  • Add a light BEHIND an object for silhouettes

https://apollo.camera/

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Free Nik bundle photo plugins + pack of presets http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14867/free-nik-bundle-photo-plugins-pack-of-presets Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:06:23 -0600 maxr 14867@/talks/discussions  

NIK BUNDLE NOW 4 FREE

 
direct DL link WINDOWS - https://dl.google.com/edgedl/photos/nikcollection-full-1.2.11.exe

direct DL link MAC - https://dl.google.com/edgedl/photos/nikcollection-full-1.2.11.dmg

 
For anyone interested my experience is that Dfine is all around an excellent denoiser, newest topaz DN6 probably the best (also more time consuming) close followed by noiseware. Silvereffex is nice too, silkier than almighty tonality street dog. Sharpener Pro is also alright, mix (lighten and darken layers) to lessen effect, good clarity, you can configure it (well all of them) to go into new layer with mask (plink!) quick stuff. Color Effex has a ton of options and the legendary U-points (glub glub), useful if you invest some time, explore the myriad effects and combinations and end up creating some recipes, like sardines stuffed with mozzarella and heroin; used to be my post digi-darkroom, today's alien. Analog effex's also fun, for crazier moods. Skip Vivezza and specially HDR Effex, very bad. This suite used to be hundreds of petrodolars, probably google decided on dumping it (not cost effective) and thus the grandiloquence gest (prrrfff), enjoy =)
 

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

 
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Some good introductions by Northlight Images

Silver Efex Pro
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/silver_efex_2.html

Sharpener
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/sharpening_nik3.html

Viveza
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/viveza-2.html

Color Efex filters
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/color-efex-pro4.html

Noise
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/dfine_2.html

 
 
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Mind you some things: when you save the image in standalone mode it will overwrite the original, so better make a copy beforehand. In Dfine the more manual noise's patches you select the better the results, BIG difference, it's also worth tweaking the advanced controls. Whenever I say u-point I mean control points, I'm used that way; these points behave a bit like add or/and subtract circular gradients' masks (with selectable ratio/size and transparency/power) but they also are very sensitive to where they're placed, a bit like a spot light (mimicking a 3D behaviour) within the confinement of a 2 space. When you save a recipe, U-points are not saved with it... basically there's no way of creating a U-point "memory". You can export your recipes and backed them up, shared them, etc. Also U-points behave differently depending on filter, e.g. in Pro-contrast the effect is not activated unless you create either "+" or "-" u-points. I found to be useful to mark the favourite effects (yellow star) so they're easier to locate. If there is something you'd like to apply to a video, you can save a recipe (as long as there are no vignetes, sharpening, etc. only luma and chroma tweaks without masks), convert Davinci's base trim_lut0.dpx to png or tif, apply your recipe and then create an timeline with the file and extract the grade's LUT in Resolve =)
 
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41 free presets for PVs

Finally, attached are 41 presets - the ones managed to find - I created on CE long time ago; plus a couple charts for testing. You've got to understand that many of them were developed working on some specific look/batch/context/experience, plenty of times directly with unrefined (no time to cut baby's nails man?!!) base image, sometimes darker, sometimes brighter, more constrasty, more bland, etc. etc. Most if not all are meant to be used together with U-points, otherwise pretty useless; for instance I recurred a lot to the glow effect, but the reality was that more often than not with just u-points to very specific areas, as I mentioned before it's silly but there's no way to save those u-points. Hierarchy of effects' stack can also be changed and thus plenty more variations are possible.

To import the presets, see here - http://flypapertextures.com/installing-nik-presets/ - they'll live in /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/Google/Color\ Efex\ Pro\ 4/ImportedPresets folder on a mac. CE has a semi-hidden history tab too.

 
List of package contents:

CH_01_test_zega_chart_sRGB.jpg
CH_02_Pixl_Cmnet_Pro_Ver9_04.jpg
README.txt
m__07_V&T.np
m__BREAD_01.np
m__CHUCHO.np
m__CHUCHO_02.np
m__CHUCHO_BAN.np
m__CHUCHO_BAN_night.np
m__EXTRACTOR_01.np
m__EXTRACTOR_02.np
m__FSWL.np
m__Fuji-400H_Bernard.np
m__GRAIN_obscur.np
m__HDR_meltiness_01.np
m__JJ-01.np
m__LMV - 01.np
m__LMV - 02.np
m__LMV - 03.np
m__LMV - 04.np
m__PORTA_grain.np
m__PORTRA-VC_sweetness.np
m__PORTRA_grain-desat.np
m__P_nightkiss.np
m__P_oldemoc.np
m__P_oldemoc_02.np
m__P_sunbath.np
m__beby_softness_01.np
m__child_portrait_01.np
m__crakeleur.np
m__doble-ass.np
m__doggy-madness.np
m__escuelita_01.np
m__escuelita_truck.np
m__faded_01.np
m__faded_02.np
m__galerio_01.np
m__galerio_02.np
m__horizon_pan.np
m__naked-red.np
m__portraiture_SOFT.np
m__possibleHDAR.np
m__sunarice.np

 
       Enjoy
 

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Patternodes 2 - fun app to make advanced patterns http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19594/patternodes-2-fun-app-to-make-advanced-patterns Sun, 29 Apr 2018 05:29:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19594@/talks/discussions image

Node based interface.

Site - https://www.lostminds.com/patternodes2/

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Smart Photo Editor with node based effects http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19381/smart-photo-editor-with-node-based-effects Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:49:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19381@/talks/discussions

Program page - http://www.smartphotoeditor.com

Check Review

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