It’s been a while since we had any news from VSCO. But now it’s back, and it wants to be your go-to app for mobile editing, inspiration, and connecting to other photographers. The company is relaunching and wants to “return to its roots.” Its aim is to support various creatives, hoping to attract the more serious ones as well.
Browser-based Photoshop clone Photopea now has noise reduction, color space support, and more
Browser-based image editor Photopea has released the 5.2 update. This free editor is often referred to as a “Photoshop clone,” and it really does a pretty good job. But now it gets even better, adding color space support, CMYK mode, noise reduction, and more new options.
How is Luminar NEO different from Luminar 4 and Luminar AI?
Last month, Skylum introduced a brand new software named Luminar NEO. Since it’s the company’s third image editing tool, lots of users were left confused. Who is it for? What is its main purpose? And most of all – how is it different from the two older Skylum’s software, Luminar 4 and Luminar AI? Well, we’re finally bringing you the answers to the questions that might have been bothering you.
Exposure Software releases new update Exposure X7 of their all inclusive photo editor
The software company Exposure has just released their brand new update of their flagship software Exposure X7. As a direct rival to lightroom, Exposure X7 is a powerful RAW photo editing package the company say that it will handle anything you throw at it in terms of photo editing needs. New features include intelligent masking, selectable workspaces, unified crop and transform tools, improved noise reduction, and improved colour fidelity.
VSCO’s paid app now finally has content-aware object removal tool
Most phone photo editing apps allow you to remove unwanted objects from your photos. VSCO has finally decided to join the party and it has introduced the new Remove tool to its app. If this is your go-to editing app, from now on, you’ll be able to remove unwanted objects without leaving the app.
Not labeling edited photos is now illegal in Norway
Norway has introduced a new law aimed to tackle unrealistic and potentially dangerous beauty standards. From now on, any social media post made for promotional purposes has to clearly state if the photos or videos in it were altered. Those who don’t do it will be fined or even end up in jail.
Nik Collection 4 is here: New features and faster, more precise editing
DxO has just announced Nik Collection 4. There are some new features like Meta Presets, whereas some old features have been improved, including interaction with Photoshop and Lightroom. So, let’s see what’s new and what’s pimped up in the latest Nik Collection.
These are the photo editing apps that are collecting and tracking your private data
When we think of online privacy, we typically think of social media, editing, browsing or shopping apps that open our private lives up to the potential world. Or, at least to advertisers. But these aren’t the only things we should be worried about, as this report by the folks at Surfshark illustrates.
Amongst the eighteen types of apps that Surfshark looked into, including social media, shopping, streaming, dating, and various others they delved into image editing apps. And the amount of data that each one captures might surprise you. For example, did you know that VSCO tracks your search history and wants the info on all your contacts?
Colorcinch is another free browser-based editing tool
If your editing software is not available to you for any reason, using a browser-based one is a great option. Colorcinch is one that recently appeared, and it’s a pretty capable and fast option. It’s also free to use (although there’s a paid premium version too), so let’s see what you get and how it works.
Free Lightroom alternative: Moving your images from Darktable to GIMP
This is the final part of a five-part series on the free and open-source Lightroom alternative, Darktable by photographer Chris Parker. Chris didn’t write a post to accompany the fifth video in the series, but we didn’t want to leave the series of posts unfinished, so here we are.
If you missed them, check out parts 1-4, covering Getting started with Darktable, Importing your images into Darktable, Processing your RAW files in Darktable, and Exporting images from Darktable for editing in another application. Another application like GIMP (which is also free and open-source). And that’s what this final video is about.
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