Adobe has been using its AI-powered Sensei technology to introduce various upgrades to its apps. In the most recent upgrade, Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom CC became able to enhance details in your images and give you up to 30% higher resolution on raw files.
Sigma has announced a new plugin which adds X3F import support into Adobe Photoshop CC. Sigma camera users have been mostly limited to using Sigma’s own Sigma Photo Pro software to process their camera’s X3F raw files. A few cameras are supported natively by Adobe Camera RAW, but their recent cameras are not.
Now, though, you can bypass the (rather sluggish) Sigma processing software and bring your X3F files straight into Photoshop.
Earlier this month, Adobe released a new “massive update” for Lightroom and Camera Raw. The update brought Sony A7III support, along with a few other new Canon & Panasonic cameras. This update wasn’t without issue, though, and a bug fix update was released a couple of days ago.
The update did add a new “Profiles” tab, though. It includes six new Adobe Raw profiles, a whole bunch of creative profiles and the ability to create your own. But that last bit is causing some people issues. They’re not entirely sure how it works. So, Josh Haftel at Adobe put out this video to explain it all.
Summer’s here, and with it comes sunburn and redness. This redness becomes particularly obvious in photographs. Sometimes, if it’s photographs of our friends, we’ll leave them looking like a lobster so we can make fun of them. But often it’s a client, or other subject that we actually want to be pleased with the way they look in the photograph.
Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is here with a very quick technique to help reduce or even completely remove the redness from such photographs. You might have to get a little tricky with multiple layers and masking for severely patchy sunburn. But, it’s a good and fast technique to start you off.
One of the questions I get most often from people who have just picked up a new camera is: What camera quality settings should I use for photos and video?
I usually answer that question with another question: Have you ever desperately wished that you only had a low quality version of a specific image or video clip? No? Me neither.
So the short answer is: The highest quality setting your camera has.
Continue reading for the rational behind this, and tips for archiving high quality photos and video while saving storage space…
Here is something that can have a huge impact on how Canon shooters will aces their files. Up till now, they were dependant on Canon’s proprietary raw format – CR2. But a recent proof of concept from Magic Lantern shows that Canon bodies can shoot DNG right inside the camera.
As a short recap, each camera maker has their own closed proprietary format in which the provide RAW files. Canon uses CR2, Nikon has NEF, Sony uses ARW and so on. The thing is that each of those formats are proprietary. Adobe DNG, on the other hand is open, light and releases software makers from their dependency on camera makers.
Magic Lantern used “a1ex” (who seems to be very active in ML development) released a proof of concept snippet of code that makes Canon cameras save DNG files rather than CR2 files.
I’ve always had a lot of fun challenging myself with creative and/or technical limitations. Like giving myself a photo assignment to spend the day or even an entire vacation with a certain camera/lens combination and a limited shooting style, like to shoot only macro or only black and white, etc. It usually makes me work harder to get the shots, but more importantly, I often come home with photos I probably wouldn’t have if I had taken my best equipment and approached shooting in my usual way. And who knows, what if through an exercise of self-imposed creative or technical limitations, I accidentally “stumble on a style”?! Which is exactly what happened to me and why I’m suggesting you try it yourself!
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.
Adobe has released ACR 8.8 as a final release for both Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC users.
For Lightroom users and those using older versions of Photoshop, the company has released DNG Converter 8.8.
It also adds profile support for a list of lenses in Canon, Nikon F, Sony Alpha, Sony E, Pentax, Sigma, Leica, MFT, DJI and Yuneec mounts.
It’s been about three months since its last update, and now the next release candidate for Adobe Camera Raw is here. If you’ve been waiting on support for the Panasonic LUMIX GH4, Camera Raw 8.5 now gives you the opportunity to do so. Along with it, a few more cameras from Olympus, Nikon, and Canon are added into the mix, receiving raw image support in the program; if you’re just getting into photography, editing the raw image files is one of the best things you can possibly do for your photos, so GH4 users out there should definitely give this update a look.
Unfortunately, like the last time, there’s no word on an update coming to Lightroom at all, so we’ll have to wait and see where that goes. Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 RC is now out for both Photoshop and Creative Cloud. Check out what else is featured – including new lens profiles, bug fixes, and software modifications – after the jump.