Category Archives: Software

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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Data Loss

If you’ve been shooting for any length of time you’ve probably had the extremely unsettling experience of having something go wrong with image files somewhere along the chain.  It can ruin your whole day!  Sometimes you can recover from the … Continue reading

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More News

Canon. It’s official—within a month or so you’ll be able to add a PowerShot G1 X to your photo tool kit and have a fairly small but serious “go almost anywhere” camera with a sensor more than 6 times larger … Continue reading

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The Software Tax

Anyone seriously engaged in digital photography knows all too well the cost of the tools involved in downloading, optimizing, outputting, and archiving those precious image files.  Whoever suggested digital imaging was cheaper or easier than using film probably didn’t have … Continue reading

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Potpourri

More rebates. In a continuing sign that the market is soft for certain hard goods, here’s another rebate from Epson, this time for their relatively new Stylus Pro 4900 printer—$1,000 off!  You’ll recall this is their top-of-the-line 17” model with … Continue reading

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Tidbits

The long-term recovery in Japan continues to disrupt component supply and delivery schedules for many manufacturers of photographically related hardware.  The future impact is simply unknown, and the best advice for the time being is to use what you have … Continue reading

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