My initial experience with Affinity Photo was a mixture of wonder and disappointment. Wonder, because I loved the way that they had reinvented the photo editing experience (for someone who grew up using photoshop), and that the editing experience could be so different and in some ways better than photoshop. But frequent crashes were not part of the deal. Here’s how I sorted it out. For now.
Capture One has released their native M1 build for Apple silicon Mac computers as of 27th May, 2021. With this release comes various performance enhancements: quicker and more responsive controls, and faster processing of your images.
Yes, Photoshop and Lightroom can be replaced in your digital photography workflow, and without any compromises to the quality of your output. Affinity Photo, and Capture One Pro are alternatives that are full-featured, professional-grade, and in some instances, even easier to use.
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom seem to be the stalwarts of the digital photography industry. However, there are robust (and sometimes better) alternatives to these two tools. If you’re looking for other options, there’s a long list of Photoshop and Lightroom replacements at the end of the article.
Sony announced their flagship mirrorless camera of the Alpha series… the α1 on the 26th of January.
This monster of a camera seems to break free of all the limitations set forth in the Alpha 7 line of cameras, and the list of headline features makes you feel like it can ‘do it all’. The specs read like a mashup of the A7R line and the A9ii. So what you get are 50Mpx images at high frame rates and video of up to 8K/30p.
Scott Manley’s YouTube channel has been a source of fascination for me ever since I discovered the rocket-simulation game ‘Kerbal Space Program‘. However, it has grown far beyond that to topics that are related to space, and space hardware. One of his recent videos is about the camera equipment that astronauts have taken aboard spacecraft to capture images in space, and it’s packed with information.
Photoshop uses a lot of RAM. It will take as much as you can throw its way, and then some more. As a way to use ‘more’ RAM than a computer had available physically, the developers took to creating scratch disks on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD), as an extension of the data that Photoshop held in RAM.
It’s 2020, and you should definitely be using Solid State Drives (SSD) for your photography workflow to be efficient in ANY photo editor. However, this is especially important for RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Photoshop CC.
If you’ve only been using Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) until now, it’s time to make the switch. Here’s how you can switch over the right way.
Recently it was revealed that a few photography related websites had been compromised, and account passwords were leaked to the ‘dark web’. This is really concerning, especially if you re-use your passwords across websites, or if you just make small changes to keep them -sort of- unique. The solution is to use a service that creates long, unbreakable passwords, so that you don’t have to remember them in the first place. Read on to find out if you were affected by these hacks, and how you can ensure that you minimise any possible repercussions.
In early 2018, I almost lost all my images (from 2006 to 2014). I also almost all the pictures that my father had taken from 2008 to 2014. Turns out, I didn’t lose them all, but that’s only because of a happy accident. Not everyone has these happy accidents to fall back on.
The question I asked myself was: How could I have been so silly? But a better question was, How could I have avoided the possibility of data loss altogether? And that’s what we’re doing to answer today.
Mac Vs. PC, Coke Vs. Pepsi, Nikon Vs. Canon In many ways, this photographic debate is very much like the Mac Vs. PC debate. In many ways, it’s not. The debate has always been fuelled by passionate fans of each camear system, with each group saying that their system is the best, or ‘better’ as … Read more
I came upon the Saramonic SmartMic (also called the i-Mic) by accident, while window shopping at FotoTrade. I mistakenly thought it was similar to the Rode SmartLav+ and was quite surprised to find a similar product at that price point. I was in for a surprise when I opened it up back home. It wasn’t … Read more
This simple-yet-effective lens buying guide helps you make the right decision every time. Found somewhere on the internet. #Humor
Most first-time DSLR camera buyers ask around a lot and do a lot of research before making their first (or second) camera purchase. They’re justified in their concern. They should not end up buying something that is a bad choice. I’m here to bring good news to all first-time camera buyers…. There Aren’t Any More … Read more
If you don’t do this one thing, you will lose all your edits when your lightroom catalog file gets corrupted.
This is the one setting that I always turn on as soon as I install Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR) on any computer: Automatically Write Changes into XMP.
I suggest you do the same, because it has saved me many times. I really don’t know why Adobe sets this to ‘off’ by default. It should always be turned on! Here’s how to turn on