Do You Need Photoshop?

Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives.
By David Willis
Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives. From beginning to end, it's as comprehensive a program as youcan get for working with images, and each new release sets the bar for other image-editing software to keep up with. With a…

Tablets The Ultimate Travel Companion

Tablet computers have taken the world by storm, and with good reason.
By David Willis
Tablet computers have taken the world by storm, and with good reason. With one small handheld device, you have the basic features of a computer, but in a far more portable package than even a laptop can provide, also featuring a futuristic design, exceedingly easy-to-use interfaces, fast startup and wireless…

Silver Efex Pro 2

For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
By Wes Pitts
For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. Version 2 includes several improvements that allow more control over fine details, plus new tools to add image borders or bring back color in a specific area. In addition to global enhancements, Silver Efex Pro…

May/June 2011

By The Editors
High-End Printer Make sure your images look as good on paper as they do in-camera by using the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 to print them out. The printer uses the same UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink system found in the R2880 and R3880. Unlike those printers, the R3000 automatically…

Sound Advice For Video

Audio can make or break a video, and it’s especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound.
By David Willis
Audio can make or break a video, and it's especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound. A dedicated audio interface with an XLR input is what video pros use to…

Portrait Professional 10

For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional.
By The Editors
For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional. Version 10 is available as a standalone application or plug-in, and it works its magic with the data acquired from analyzing thousands of…
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