Colorizing a black and white image in Photoshop requires a huge amount of time, and not to mention that you need exceptional skill to do it. A year ago, Richard Zhang and a team at University of California revealed Algoritmia, an app that does it automatically. It was fun to play with it, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. Now, a year later, they have found a new approach. And this time, the results are way more impressive.
Action cam manufacturer GoPro has been in hot water lately, between recent lawsuits and steadily-declining stocks. But that isn’t stopping them from trying to up their game with the help of a few new acquisitions.
Today, however, we are happy to announce that version 12 has been released in beta (and I’m currently downloading it)!
Reducing the start-up time for all cameras, and brining XAVC-S recording to the a6000, the download links should become available shortly.
DaVinci Resolve has been renown for its color grading capabilities for while, and they made me one happy freeloader when they started offering a pared-down version of their software at no cost. But, one major thing DaVinci lacked was the total control of a non-lineal editor. Now, with the upcoming release of DaVinci Resolve 12, you get the best of both worlds.
Lightroom CC was announced just over a month ago, and Adobe is already offering a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released feature that could become a landscape photographer’s best friend.
Adobe Evangelist Terry White walks viewers through the new dehaze slider, showing just how incredibly effective it is, but also how other photographers can use it for a dramatic effect.
Time to get out all the first-person footage you captured with your GoPro, but never touched, as Microsoft finally released its Hyperlapse technology.
Capable of turning standard lengthy videos into smooth and stabilized time lapses, you can expect to see a significant bump in time lapse videos in the near future.
The software is available in one form or another to Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Mobile and Android users.
Microsoft seems thrilled about the release; just don’t confuse it with Instagram’s Hyperlapse app.
One of the celebrated improvements in Lightroom CC is the faster performance, said to be up to ten times faster, thanks to the software’s ability to leverage the graphic processor unit (GPU).
A few days after the official release, however, an Adobe engineer shared additional information regarding GPU acceleration and turns out it might not be all that great. Not right now, at least, and not for everybody.
At the moment GPU acceleration is only available in the Develop module, and even then not all editing controls enjoy it.
Additionally, while GPU implementation offers no advantage for some functions, certain others will actually take longer with the acceleration enabled.
This information also applies to Camera Raw 9.0 for Photoshop/Bridge CC.
If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Bridge, On1 is offering up their Perfect Browse software free of charge. Just head over to their website, plug in your name and email, and the download should begin automatically. You’ll then be directed to another page where you can copy your license number (they’ll send it in an email, too). [Read more…]