End of Camera Raw Updates for CS6 Users

July 29th, 2015

Adobe made quite a big announcement that involves Photoshop CS6 owners.

Adobe have announced that the next update to Camera Raw – Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 – is going to be the last one for Creative Suite 6 owners (Photoshop CS6, Bridge CS6).

What it means is that from now on, only Creative Cloud subscribers will be receiving updates to Camera Raw. Owners of Photoshop CS6 will need to keep using Camera Raw 9.1.1 (which will not include support for raw files from newer cameras) or convert their raw files to DNG using a DNG Converter from Adobe to keep working on their raw files.

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Shooting Landscapes

July 27th, 2015

There are a couple of “rules” when it comes to shooting landscapes: follow rule-of-thirds, use lead-in lines and include interesting foreground.

Rule-of-thirds is a great way to add balance in the image by positioning the main subject/object at one third of the image (on intersecting lines when you divide an  image frame into nine equally sized rectangles. By applying rule-of-thirds within your image you will draw viewer’s eye towards your focal point – a particular point within the image.

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New Export for Web in Photoshop CC 2015

July 17th, 2015

New Export for Web in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Hello everyone,

I’m back with Photoshop Lightroom TV! 😉

I really enjoy creating videos for you, guys, so I thought let’s get going! After more than 130 episodes and after more than three years, why not do year four? 😉

In this new episode, I’m taking you through the new Export for Web feature in brand new Photoshop CC 2015 release.

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Time to Ditch Your DSLR for CSC (Fuji X-E1)? Part 2

July 14th, 2015

Fuji X-E1 camera

Hello again. Some time ago I posted an article with the same title (very similar at least) about considering switching from a DSLR to a CSC camera. I mentioned I would write more about Fuji X-E1 which I recently purchased. And here we are.

I’m going to jump straight into discussion about Fuji X-E1 (or Fuji X-System in general).

One of the main reasons for me to switch was the size and weight so CSC would suit me perfectly. One of the reasons why I chose Fuji X-System was because of the quality of the cameras (build quality) and the styling. And Fuji lenses are amazing!

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Firefox OS rocks!

September 4th, 2014

alcatel_1Technology changes our world. Technology improves our lives.

However, at the same time, our lives are becoming more and more complicated and technology sometimes makes us crazy about it.

Look at mobile phones and tablets. I remember mobile phones being for us for making phone calls and texting people. But nowadays, mobile phones became more like portable computers being used for everything, from making phone calls and sending text messages to checking email, social networks and browsing the web.

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A Guide to Raw Photography

August 28th, 2014

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

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

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 available

August 9th, 2014

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

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

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

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Time to Ditch Your DSLR for Fuji X-E1?

July 30th, 2014

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

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

Fuji Makes a Comeback with X-Series!

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

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Switching to Lightroom for Aperture Users

July 14th, 2014

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

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

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

Apple stops developing Aperture

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Raw Shooting coming to Android L

July 3rd, 2014

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

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

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