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.
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.
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.
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
The Back-Story Right now, I’m a semi-professional photographer, apart from taking photographs, I also do some graphic design, advertising design and web design. Over the years, I’ve always had trouble with designing websites because of the complicated tables that people used to use for web design… My print design experiences have led me to think … Read more
I’ve often heard people look at a photograph exclaim, “Oh, that’s photoshop!” when what they really meant was “Oh, that’s retouched!” making the name “Photoshop” synonymous with “digital retouching”. Now, Photoshop is by no means easy to learn and the newbie can be quite intimidated by it, so having someone teach you how to use … Read more
There are party pictures; and there are party pictures. This is why you need to know how to make yours stand out from the crowd. This series of tips is for compact digital camera users who want to make sure that everyone else ogles at your pictures. The first few tips are about your camera, the rest … Read more