Photo editing app maker VSCO has filed a lawsuit against PicsArt, accusing the competitor of reverse engineering some of VSCO’s photo filters. In the lawsuit, VSCO claims that at least 19 filters were copied thanks to PicsArt’s employees who created VSCO accounts specifically for this purpose.
VSCO has announced that the much loved VSCO Film Presets for Desktop are coming to an end. The company says they’re moving completely away from the desktop to focus solely on their mobile app.
The Presets for Desktop have been rather popular over the years, although that’ll all come to an end on March 1st, 2019. VSCO hasn’t really said why they’re killing them off, except to say that they are “always moving forward” and focusing on mobile.
VSCO has been allowing photographers to edit their photos for a while now, and now they’re introducing a new feature. From now on, the users will be able to edit videos as well. You can apply all those stylish filters, and color grade the footage. Although, the feature is available for free only for a limited time, in the trial version.
VSCO (Visual Supply Co) opened an office in New York in December 2015, along with the free studio. Only one year after opening, they decided to shut it down. They say the reason is an attempt to centralize the staff at the company’s office in Oakland, where they have the main headquarters.
This decision didn’t go without consequences, at least for the employees – VSCO laid off the complete staff from the New York office.
VSCO is an app of choice of many smartphone photographers. It is basically a more artistic and more sophisticated version of Instagram, which allows you to edit your smartphone photos and make them look more appealing. This month, the VSCO iPhone app has got a big and important update – it can now support RAW files.
VSCO have announced the launch of their new Open Studio. Based in VSCO’s offices in New York City’s NoMad District, it feature a permanent cyclorama wall. They also have some basic lighting equipment available for those who may need it. Best of all, it’s completely free.
Of course, there is a catch or two. You have to fill out an application. You can’t just show up and expect to use it. You’re also limited to just a two hour spot. If you need more time, you’ll need to apply for another session on another day.
When it comes to getting the look of film, or something even vaguely resembling film, I’m one of those who would sooner just pick up an old Nikkormat, load a roll, and go shoot it, than to try and recreate the effect in post.
That being said, the speed, cost and convenience of shooting digital undoubtedly gives us many advantages that film could never offer, and the look of certain film stocks is still very appealing.
This is where Lightroom and Photoshop preset packs come in, and David Childers over on the Lightroom Zen blog has made a pretty thorough side by side comparison of some of the most popular ones using a wide range of different images.
Since then, they’ve added six more, created a collection of smartphone apps and even developed an artist grant ‘that provides artists the resources to pursue their creative vision, no matter what the medium.’
To honor its 4 year anniversary, VSCO has decided to drop the price of all seven of its film packs to $59, almost 50% off what they usually sell for at the time of release.
Photo filters like those we find in Instagram, VSCO, and Photoshop are often used to apply a desired style to a photograph without having to put much thought into it, but have you have ever took a moment to think about how they work under the surface? How exactly do they work and what’s actually happening to your photograph?[Read More…]