Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas is a Photographer and videographer. He has been taking photographs and studying photography since he was a kid. His classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes this blog (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers and fast computers.

Is Affinity Photo Compatible with PSD Files?

How Well Does Affinity Photo Handle Adobe PSD files?

Affinity Photo is an application that has been spoken of quite highly in the recent past. Affinity by Serif has created a suite of apps that take on Adobe’s stalwarts, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design head-on. While doing so, they’ve added in their own twists, with innovations that will make you smile, and wonder why things weren’t always done this way.

They’re also new to the field, so the apps need to prove themselves before professionals consider switching to Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher full-time. In the meantime, one of the important questions that need to be answered is: Do Affinity Apps support Adobe file formats like .PSD, .AI, .PDF and .EPS which have become industry standards over the course of the last 3 decades or more? Let’s find out…

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How to use Affinity Photo New Batch Job

How to Use Affinity Photo’s ‘Batch Job’

Affinity Photo has a very feature rich tool that allows you to batch process multiple images in a fast, and very efficient manner. In fact, I wished that some of the options that it had were available in Adobe Photoshop too! So, let’s look into how you can use the “New Batch Job…” command that’s in Affinity Photo’s ‘File’ Menu, and let’s also compare it to the tools that Adobe Photoshop has to achieve similar results.

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How you can fix Affinity Photo Multiple Crashes in Windows

Affinity Photo Crashing Frequently? Here’s How To Fix It

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: in some ways better than photoshop. But frequent software crashes spoil the user experience and are never part of the deal that one makes with their tools. Here’s how I figured out why Affinity Photo was crashing, and how I sorted it out.

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Can Adobe Tools be Replaced?

Replacing Photoshop & Lightroom in Your Photography Workflow

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.

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Sony Alpha 1

Sony 50Mpx 30 FPS, 8K Beast of a Camera – The Sony α1 (Alpha 1)

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.

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How NASA Astronauts Captured Photographs in Space

How NASA Astronauts Capture Photographs in Space

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.

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How to Set Up Photoshop and Lightroom to Work Well With Your SSDs

How to Set Up Photoshop and Lightroom to Work Well With Your SSDs

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.

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SSD Configuration Guide for Photo-Editing Desktop Workstations

Simple SSD Configuration Guide for Photo-Editing Desktop Workstations

It’s 2021, 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.

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Secure your digital life

Photography Related Sites Hacked! Here’s How To Secure Your Passwords Today

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.

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Back-up Your Files Correctly: The Story of How I Almost Lost All My Photographs

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.

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