Software and storage tips http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/software-and-storage-tips/feed.rss Wed, 25 Apr 18 08:03:42 -0600 Software and storage tips en-CA 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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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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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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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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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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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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Affinity Designer available for Windows http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16060/affinity-designer-available-for-windows Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:19:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16060@/talks/discussions

Affinity Designer, the #1 bestselling professional design and graphics app for Mac, is now available to buy for Windows.

The fast, precise and feature-rich vector design tool has consistently been the top paid-for design app on Mac since launch. The response has been meteoric, including a coveted Apple Design Award and thousands of 5-star customer reviews on the Mac App Store.

For many professionals, Affinity Designer has become their go-to app for everything from creating concept art, print projects, logos and icons to UI design, web graphics and mock-ups.

And because Affinity Designer on Windows matches the Mac version feature for feature, PC users will experience the same thrilling speed, incredible tools and supreme accuracy which have given Affinity Designer its formidable reputation.

To celebrate the launch, Affinity Designer for Windows can be bought for a discount price of $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 until 24 November direct from https://affinity.serif.com/designer/

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of developer Serif, says: “When we launched Affinity Designer we never expected the impact it has made. Seeing it so widely adopted by designers around the world – and all the incredible work people are creating with it – has been such a rewarding experience for the team here.

“We’ve released many updates to Affinity Designer since launch, adding hundreds of new features which users asked for. But by far the biggest single request has been for the Windows version so we’re delighted to finally deliver that.”

Experienced digital designers, illustrators and artists will feel instantly at home with Affinity Designer’s powerful selection of essential tools. Buyers can also expect:

  • A complete vector and pixel editing toolset
  • 10 million+ percent zoom
  • Non-destructive effects and adjustment layers
  • RGB, CMYK, LAB, Pantone and ICC colour management
  • Advanced typography, including text styles and text-on-a-path
  • Effortless PSD, SVG, EPS, PNG and PDF/X handling
  • Unlimited artboards with device pre-sets
  • Super smooth gradients and colour control
  • Standard and retina resolution pixel preview
  • Unlimited and saveable undo history
  • Incredibly powerful export capabilities
  • Symbols, including multiple versions and nested symbols
  • Constraints for pseudo-responsive design
  • Grids, guides and advanced snapping including pixel alignment
  • Fully customisable shortcuts.

“What might surprise some people is that the Windows version shares exactly the same back-end code as our Mac version," adds Ashley Hewson. "Not only does this mean perfect cross-platform file compatibility, it means the same memory management and rendering technology which give Affinity Designer its blistering speed.”

Designed to work on 64 bit Windows 7 and above, and available with support for eight languages, the on-sale version has been refined over a public beta testing period with more than 180,000 users taking part.

Affinity Designer for Windows can be purchased direct from https://affinity.serif.com/designer/. The usual price will be $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 with updates included – there’s no ongoing subscription.

Affinity Designer is part of a trio of professional quality design software tools. Affinity Photo launched for Mac last year and is now in free public beta on Windows (from https://affinity.serif.com/photo/windows/) while Affinity Publisher is expected in 2017

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Affinity Photo for Windows now final http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16025/affinity-photo-for-windows-now-final Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:16:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16025@/talks/discussions PR

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

It’s the first opportunity for PC users to experience the speed, power and precision of the award-winning professional image editor.

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.

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity developer Serif, says: “When we started developing our Affinity apps nearly seven years ago one of the key aims was to be cross-platform, so this is a huge milestone for us. Because we did plan this from the beginning we made nearly all of our back-end code – the core engine of Affinity, if you like – completely operating system independent.

“This not only means that file compatibility between the two platforms is 100% perfect, but all the power, performance, tools and accuracy which have really set us apart on Mac are there for Windows users to enjoy now too.”

Affinity Photo’s awe-inspiring range of tools work in real time, so there’s no waiting to see results. Non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management are standard, so Affinity Photo has all the accuracy and quality necessary to make beautiful images spring to life.

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.

They include:

  • Advanced HDR merge producing full 32-bit linear colour space images
  • Focus stacking to bring depth to multiple combined images
  • Batch processing for smoother, faster workflow
  • An all-new way to edit 360 degree images

The beta period also offers Affinity’s developers the chance to perfect the product before its full launch, and users are encouraged to share their feedback.

Naturally, Affinity Photo works perfectly with Serif’s stunning graphics editor Affinity Designer, sharing a common file type and shared save history. Affinity Designer for Windows is on the verge of full release.

Windows prices will match Affinity’s subscription-free Mac pricing ethos, with a one-off payment of $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 covering future updates.

For more information about Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/photo

To sign up for the beta: https://affinity.serif.com/photo/windows

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Magix Photostory Premium VR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19307/magix-photostory-premium-vr Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:30:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19307@/talks/discussions

UK PR

MAGIX Software announces Photostory Premium VR, its first virtual reality software. Now impressive virtual worlds can be created in just a few steps with conventional photos and videos, and no additional hardware is required.

The release of Photostory Premium VR complements MAGIX's successful Photostory product family with a new, innovative way of editing photos and videos. The program includes an extensive set of VR functions, the full functionality of Photostory Deluxe and numerous additional effects.

Photostory Premium VR offers users various options to create interactive VR presentations. 360° photos and videos can be assembled to form professional virtual tours. Additional content such as regular photos and videos or texts can be added and edited with just a few clicks. The software also makes it possible to achieve real surround sound by adding audio files. Users who do not have an extensive collection of 360° or 3D content can also display their conventional photos and videos in one of the 3D worlds provided by the program.

No additional hardware is required to run Photostory Premium VR and create impressive interactive VR presentations. Even an ordinary PC or laptop can realize the full potential of this incredible new VR software. It brings a technology, which is increasingly used at trade fairs and in the real estate industry, to a completely new audience of every-day users. Photostory Premium VR also supports advanced VR hardware and fully-featured VR content that can be extensively edited.

For sharing and playing finished VR experiences MAGIX provides the free app MAGIX VR-X Player. This allows viewing on a PC or laptop, with VR glasses or with a VR headset for smartphones.

MAGIX has also announced Photostory Premium VR 365 which is a subscription service that allows users to enjoy all of the professional features of Photostory Premium VR for a low monthly fee.

“Virtual reality is currently one of the most exciting technological developments of our age”, says Stefan Renz, Photostory Premium VR's product owner. “We have over 20 years of experience in developing photo and video editing software and are using this knowledge to help shape VR innovation. We truly believe that Photostory Premium VR will greatly expand the circle of users who can take part in this exciting new technology.”

MAGIX has already been working on VR projects with Intel (Alloy) and Microsoft (HoloLens). In 2017 the company acquired Dresden software firm, simplitec GmbH in order to tap into the virtual reality market. The simplitec team is now fully focused on VR development under the MAGIX management. Depending on their requirements VR newcomers and professional producers of VR content can choose between different versions of Photostory Premium VR:

  • Photostory Premium VR £109.99
  • Photostory Premium VR 365 from £7.49 per month
  • VR-X Player free of charge

For more information:

https://www.magix.com/gb/photo-graphic/photostory-premium-vr/

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Mac free apps, tips and tricks http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11519/mac-free-apps-tips-and-tricks Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:05:20 -0600 maxr 11519@/talks/discussions Hey pips =)

I put together some stuff that either workarounds some of mac OS problems/limitations or makes specific tasks easier.
Your most welcome to add your own

 

01 Afloat

 
I wanted DigitalColor Meter to remain on top of all windows as is very anoying to have to call for the app to see/copy values.
This is the solution I found: afloat • case you want to I attached SIMBIL 0.9.9 and this Afloat direct download link HERE should work. BIG thanks to Chris Van Patten

 
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See in the screen grab below how DCM it is not active as safari was selected and yet it remains floating on top, like a good girl ;-)
 
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It works with many (not all) applications including finder itself, below's another example
FYI with multi-window apps, i.e stickies, IF you decide to pin one window to the desktop, you'll have to circle through (finder then stickies) to then select window from the menu, be sure that the correct sticky is selected and then adjust effects, that'll make dialog desapear. Have a look at guide that comes with afloat installer as there are shortcuts for almost everything. The "Make this window an overlay" (clicks fall through) and "Make it opaque while I'm working with it" options are also useful

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Alien Skin Esposure 3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17760/alien-skin-esposure-3 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:42:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17760@/talks/discussions

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NCH Express Animate - free tool to make animated titles http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19208/nch-express-animate-free-tool-to-make-animated-titles Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:19:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19208@/talks/discussions

https://www.nchsoftware.com/animation/index.html

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On1 Photo RAW 2018 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17900/on1-photo-raw-2018 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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Suggestion for free graphics design software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19016/suggestion-for-free-graphics-design-software Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:31:39 -0700 amiraleyvac 19016@/talks/discussions Hello,

I am newbie to graphics design world. Recently I have introduced about "clipping path". And it seems interesting to me. and I have already seen a tutorial about it. But I don't have Adobe Photoshop. I went to their site but the software wasn't free. Is there any other free software like Adobe Photoshop where I can learn & practice clipping path?

Tutorial looks good. Because there is picture with description for better understand. But unfortunately i don't have Adobe Photoshop software.

Is there anyone who can help me out? Thanks in advance.

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Hybrid, a great free video converter (win, mac, linux) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11420/hybrid-a-great-free-video-converter-win-mac-linux Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:20:59 -0600 maxr 11420@/talks/discussions image
 
 
                                                                         http://www.selur.de
 
 
It is free, BIG BIG THANKS to Selur from here =)
It is very fast, resourceful (picture below shows its guts), multiformat ( x264, x265, Xvid, VP9, proRES / mov, mkv, mp4, avi, etc.), quite simple to use and navigate and yet it has almost all important options for audio and video conversion (including adding TC). Selur just updated the program today with, among many other improvements and tweaks, a max resolution of 16384x16384 so now you'ld be able to convert alexa 6.5K files :P
 

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Now, if you like it and use it, maybe you could spare some change so the guy can buy flowers #1 to his girlfriend =)

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If you are a dye hard freedom-to-the-flowers supporter, change that for condoms
 
FHD SOC frame grab fresh from today
image Hybrid to proRES422 (my own tweakings) FHD frame grab
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Another 1:1 crop. SOC and passed through conversion only, absolutely no grade or other tweak outside hybrid and karl's ffmpeg downscale script!
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A little stress workflow test with a mix of hybrid and Karl's 4k to FHD script conversions.
BTW I asked Selur - with @Karl 's permission and approval, thanks man! - if he would consider implementing Karl's script. He's probably thinking about it or writing poetry for his beloved one, you never know ,-)

Here's a general feature list:

•   extensive ability to configure x264s setting (with dependency checks)  
•   ability to configure x265s setting  
•   tagging support for mkv/mp4/mov  
•   chapter support for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray  
•   subtitle suppot for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray  
•   separated audio-, video-, filter profiles, audio&video combi profiles  
•   an integrated bitrate calculator  
•   accepts vc-1 and avc raw input  
•   manual&automatic creation&pass-through of chapters  
•   ability to encode single title/chapters  
•   a job-control  
•   aac/mp3/ac3/ogg/flac/dts/pcm audio encoding with dcaenc/mencoder/ffmpeg/aften and different aac encoders  
•   supported aac encoders: qaac, fdk, faac, fhg, neroaacenc, vo-aacenc  
•   filtering through mencoder (+ some resize automation) or avisynth if the 'avisynth extension' is used  
•   acceptable Input: avs and everything that mplayer/ffmpeg can decode  
•   supported video output formats: MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264, qsvencc), VP8/VP9 (vpxenc), ProRes (ffmpeg), MPEG-4 HEVC (x265, kvazaar, DivX265), FFV1 (ffmpeg), UT video (ffmpeg), FFvHuff (ffmpeg)  
•   supported audio output formats: dts, ac3, ogg vorbis, mp3, aac, flac, pcm, opus, pass-through  
•   supported containers: mov/mp4/mkv/m2ts/webm/avi, Blu-ray or a AVCHD structure  
•   audio/video pass-through -> can be used for muxing, tagging, chapter editing  
•   a lot of option to automate stuff  
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Fastest Film Grain and Subtitle software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19014/fastest-film-grain-and-subtitle-software Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:34:06 -0700 zcream 19014@/talks/discussions I have a 100 min indie film. AE CS6 has an excellent Film Grain filter, but it take 6 days to render. Thats how slow it is. And adding subtitles is also clunky.

ffmpeg has a noise filter and takes subtitles - takes 11 hours in total.

Using a simple film plate, AE CS6 can do grain and subtitles in a day.

Hitfilm does not do subtitles but does an excellent 35mm film grain in 7 hours.

Is there any option that will do a render from Prores or Cineform to X264 or x265 with added film grain and subtitles in realtime ?

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ACDSee Video Studio 2 for Free http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18985/acdsee-video-studio-2-for-free Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:16:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18985@/talks/discussions image

Simple, small useful editor. Can use on your note or second PC.

Can use for very simple vlogs recording and editing.

Has build in good screen and webcam recorders, so can make quick tutorial videos.

GPU accelerated for NVidia cards.

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https://www.acdsee.com/en/give-away

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LUTastic - 3D LUT Preview Gallery Tool for Windows http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17289/lutastic-3d-lut-preview-gallery-tool-for-windows Mon, 03 Jul 2017 05:45:28 -0600 fatpig 17289@/talks/discussions I have just released the free trial version of my new LUT Preview Gallery tool LUTastic. It will display a preview of your input Video with every LUT applied so you can select your favorite one with ease. It features a live preview of the video.

Trial version is limited to 3 LUTs. Pro version is not limited.

Suggestions for features are appreciated. Also: what forums and other places would be good to make people aware of this tool?

Happy LUTing ;)

http://www.fatpigtures.com/lutastic.html

  • small update to interface colors online now.
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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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Darktable 2.4.0 - free raw edit software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18586/darktable-2.4.0-free-raw-edit-software Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:58:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18586@/talks/discussions image

https://www.darktable.org/2017/12/darktable-240-released/

Download at - https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.0

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NAB NY 2017: vMix Production and Streaming Software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18456/nab-ny-2017-vmix-production-and-streaming-software Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:15:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18456@/talks/discussions

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Red Giant website overwhelmed by buyers, 40% off sale http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18401/red-giant-website-overwhelmed-by-buyers-40-off-sale Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:26:08 -0700 apefos 18401@/talks/discussions Red Giant website imploded into a blank page, overwhelmed by buyers (40% off).

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https://www.redgiant.com/

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Capture One color issue with Stills http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17646/capture-one-color-issue-with-stills Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:16:46 -0600 Scot 17646@/talks/discussions I have been having an issue with my Panasonic G85 shooting stills and processing with Capture One. When highlights get blown out the rolloff from the blown out high light on peoples faces goes to a sickly yellow on edges and sometimes the skin tone looks mottled. Oddly I tried using other profiles like GH4 with similar results which leads me to believe it is a problem with more than just the G85 color transform. I have sent samples to Phase One and the final answer was "I will pass on to R&D for re-profiling consideration". I figure if anyone else is experiencing the problem submitting it to Phase One may make it a priority. I processed the same file with Affinity photo and did not have the color issue.

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Control your GH3 from a Web Browser - Now with video ! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6703/control-your-gh3-from-a-web-browser-now-with-video- Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:56:17 -0600 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 "192.168.0.1" 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.

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Photodex ProShow 9 - Slideshow Making Software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18265/photodex-proshow-9-slideshow-making-software Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:40:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18265@/talks/discussions

http://www.photodex.com/proshow

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NewBlueFx Titler Pro 6 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9114/newbluefx-titler-pro-6 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:28:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9114@/talks/discussions

http://www.newbluefx.com/products/titling/titler-pro-2.0

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Cyberlink PerfectCam - Virtual makup for web camera users http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18140/cyberlink-perfectcam-virtual-makup-for-web-camera-users Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:21:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18140@/talks/discussions image

https://www.cyberlink.com/products/perfectcam/features_en_US.html?&r=1

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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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Robust Deblurring Software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18051/robust-deblurring-software Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:08:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18051@/talks/discussions

  • v4 released at 10 Oct. 2017
  • It incorporated the latest powerful blind deconvolution technologies to remove camera shake.
  • It is capable of handling large blur kernels.
  • The blur kernel sizes for most natural images can be determined automatically .
  • It can recover subtle structures and fine details.
  • The CPU code is well optimized; GPU feature is also enabled.

http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/leojia/deblurring.htm

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False color Plugin http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18040/false-color-plugin Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:07:35 -0600 MikeLinn 18040@/talks/discussions

Support for Adobe Premiere and After Effects, OFX hosts.

https://timeinpixels.com/false-color-plugin/

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