Tag: Image Processing Software
Historically, photo software could be divided into three basic types: organizers, editors and special-effects filters.
Backup is the stuff of nightmares, or dreams, depending on how you back up.
Unlike analog film photography, in the digital era, photographers generally shoot in color and then convert their images to black-and-white using digital software.
Portrait retouching is a fine art in itself, and it can be really time consuming to achieve meticulous results. ...
The newest version of Adobe's popular Photoshop Lightroom 5 adds several features that further expand Lightroom's ability to handle the entire photo workflow, from organization to processing and sharing.
Making black-and-white images is easier than ever, thanks to black-and-white adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as black-and-white plug-ins like Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro, Perfect B&W from onOne Software and Topaz Labs'...
For some photographers, Photoshop is an essential part of their workflow.
Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs.
We all enjoy creating on-location portraits.
My photography career began 30 years ago as a photojournalism student in college. My photography career began 30 years...
In photography, the background can make or break a shot.
We can take many different types of portraits: soft, dramatic, pleasing, fun, low-key, high-key and so on.
In this column, I'll share with you a simple technique for removing reality using Photoshop.
I've been having a blast writing this column for Digital Photo for many years, offering mostly technical tips on digital photography and digital image processing. In the future, I'll continue to talk tech, but for now I'd like to offer some...
Corel Painter may not be as well known as Photoshop among photographers, but it offers some very exciting ways of working with photographs and producing artistic interpretations that just aren't possible with any other program.
We all enjoy experiencing beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
With a revised interface and several helpful new tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is a significant upgrade from the previous version. The image management and editing software takes care of your organizing, editing and sharing needs.
When I give a workshop, I stress to my students the idea of thinking like a painter because painters see and paint light on canvas in a unique and artistic way.
Now in its second version, Pixelmator debuted in 2007, but gained more notoriety with the launch of the Mac App Store in 2011. ...
In this installment of Quick Fix, I'll cover some of my favorite Photoshop features.
Whether you're touching up a portrait, working with layers, resizing or adding special effects, onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 6 has you covered.
Nik Software's Color Efex Pro is an easy-to-use plug-in with 55 unique filters that you can apply to your photos, from practical enhancements like Classical Soft Focus or Graduated ND to wilder effects like the new Dark Contrasts, which creates a...
Does this sound familiar? You get a great shot of a subject, but the subject doesn't fill the frame.
Far easier to use than the complicated layers and masking implemented by Photoshop and other workhorse imaging applications, Nik Software's U Point technology for highly controlled and efficient selective image editing is exceedingly simple to use and...
Let's acknowledge the elephant in the room right away: Sensors don't automatically give you the optimum sharpness from your lens, regardless of the lens quality.
Distortion is a bummer. When using wide-angle lenses, it's a big bummer because it can skew a scene in very unnatural, unwanted ways.
Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives. ...
Okay, I admit it. I used the title for this column to grab your attention.
For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. ...