Category Archives: Software

New Direction

Nine years ago Apple released Aperture, their “professional level” photo editing and management software for Mac computers and I watched several acquaintances embrace this program with unparalleled enthusiasm. Windows users had to wait a couple of years for Adobe to … Continue reading

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Software Choices

Those who regularly use Adobe’s iconic Photoshop program will have already made the decision whether to accept the relatively new subscription program or stick with an earlier iterated version (CS6 being the last). Moving to their Creative Cloud model ensured … Continue reading

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Adobe Deal

The move to subscription software is in full swing and the pressure to sign up is getting stronger.  Adobe is now offering the Photoshop CC/Lightroom 5 package for $9.99 a month even if you don’t own a previous version of … Continue reading

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New Creative Cloud package from Adobe

Looks like “crowd-voicing”—as in large numbers of people complaining very pointedly and loudly—can sometimes have an effect, even on really big companies. If you use an Adobe photo editing product, you’ve probably followed the mini-firestorm of debate that ensued after … Continue reading

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Forced Change

Get ready to say goodbye to Adobe’s Creative Suite. It’s the end of the road for the array of conventional boxed software applications previously available as individual programs like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, or InDesign, or packaged as targeted suites.  Adobe … Continue reading

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Good News

With the rapidly changing digital landscape it’s difficult to bank on anything for very long.  When Google acquired Nik Software a while back, there was considerable concern as to the future of the whole family of extremely popular Nik programs … Continue reading

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Software Transitions

Things change in business and industry all the time.  Some changes have little or no impact on personal/professional activities while others can (at least potentially) become a direct hit. Nik Software has gained a sterling reputation in the image editing … Continue reading

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Imaging Computers

While much of the emphasis in discussions of digital photography hardware revolves around camera bodies and lenses, the computer component is critically important too, at least if you value your time as part of the equation.  It’s the combination of … Continue reading

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Real, and Maybe Real

Real. Some things we know are going to happen—like the next iteration of Adobe Photoshop.  This comes around every couple of years or so and there’s always a lot of grumbling… some at the cost of upgrades, and some at … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

It’s been a busy year so far and without a doubt there’s more to come.  Here’s a short rundown. Adobe Lightroom 4 has just been released.  There are some pretty big changes that should appeal to most users and the … Continue reading

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