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.
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.
Serif has released version 1.10 of their Affinity products, including Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, all of which come with some pretty supercharged performance over the previous version. Rather than just focusing on adding new features, the new update focuses on getting the existing features working as quickly as possible for a smoother and more real-time experience.
This update represents a complete rewrite of the software’s memory management that allows the software to work much faster across all platforms including Intel and M1-based Macs, Windows and iPad. As well as speed improvements, Serif says the software can now also work with much larger documents, including ones with hundreds of thousands of layers.
Unless we use precise adjustments or a grey card, some cameras tend to make the white balance a little off. This especially holds true for phone cameras, and I must admit that my Nikon doesn’t do a great job in some conditions, either. But it can be an easy fix. In fact, there are several ways to make it just right, and Cristi Kerekes presents you with three of them that he finds the simplest and the most helpful.
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.
If the name James (Jamie) Fridman rings a bell, that’s because his work has probably made you laugh out loud at least once. Jamie is not only a Photoshop wizard but also a man with a fantastic sense of humor. And when you bring those two together, you get hilarious Photoshop creations you’d probably never think of.
Jamie accepts submissions from his followers with requests to edit their photos. Like many other retouchers, right? The catch is that Jamie takes his clients’ requests very literally, so the work he sends back is quirky, unexpected, and downright hilarious.
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.
This is part four of five in a series. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Now that you’ve completed your editing, you’re ready to share it with the world. But how? Well, the answer lies within this tutorial.
It should be noted that edits to your image are not saved directly to the image file. Instead, the editing data is recorded in darktable’s database and an XMP file if the preference default settings are left unchanged. To share your images, you’ll need to “export” them, and the edits you applied will be included.
If you’re ready to learn how to export your images with darktable… let’s do it!
Feeling a little overwhelmed with editing in Darktable? After using Lightroom exclusively for 13 years, I too found myself scratching my head when I first fired up darkroom. A lot of the editing tools are similar to Lightroom. Although, those tools have more built-in features vs. Lightroom. Plus, there’s a bunch of new tools that not even Lightroom has!
This is part three of five in a series. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. In today’s tutorial, I’d like to share some basic edits to help you get started with editing in Darktable. If you’re ready… let’s do it! Oh, and here is the before and after image that I’ll be demonstrating for you…
This is part two of five in a series. You can see Part 1 here. Before you can start editing your images with Darktable, you must first import them! There’s a couple of things we should get out of the way first. One, Darktable does not create a catalog like Lightroom! Two, your image files are not being imported.
So, what you see is a preview of your original file. Therefore, do NOT use Darktable as a way to back up your files… since that’s not what it was designed for. Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s explore two different options for importing your images; via your hard drive or your camera.