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.
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.
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
A couple of days ago, Brian Auer posted a project on his blog where he invited people to use a photograph that he would supply and process it in Photoshop (or any other image editing software). The idea was to see how different people take an image and work on it.
Brian was kind enough to give us the option of starting from the original RAW file from his camera as long as we reminded ourselves time and time again that we did not own the photograph, but were only borrowing in for purposes of this project.
My parents live in a village in India and broadband internet hasn’t yet found its way there and I’m sure it also hasn’t reached many suburban and rural areas in India where most of our parents live. We the city slickers go on taking pictures using our latest digital cameras showing off the ever growing … Read more
Chris Marquardt from Tips from the Top Floor has just recently interviewed John Nack, the product manager who was in charge of Adobe Photoshop CS3. Chris, in his usual charismatic manner, has gotten a lot of information out of John in this marathon 46 minute podcast. However, if you’re an avid Photoshop user and fan … Read more
I’m amazed at Susheel’s ability to take pictures using his amazing camera, lenses and filters and his ability to edit his pictures in RAW format. He is a thorough professional but me – I’m an amateur with some decent knowledge about compositions. I use a small point and shoot Sony digital camera and I have … Read more
Creating panoramic images is fun; especially when you can use a digital camera. The time consuming and painstaking process of developing, scanning, colour matching and only then stitching the images together. With digital images, you can take the photographs, stitch them together, colour correct and then crop and display the images. Always remember to keep … Read more