image processing

  1. A

    Advice Wanted Looking for Silver efex

    I have the free nik software kit on my laptop and recently bought a desk top both are Mac products. I enjoy using silver efex and am trying to find if it is still available for free. I have seen older youtube vid and the location they show where to find it is no longer accessible or DXO has...
  2. JensM

    Advice Wanted Breaking into Photoshop.

    Fellows, I am somewhat looking to get into photoshop in general to see what it is about, I used it for a stint in the late 90s, very early 00s on PC, but never enough to get it in my fingers, so to speak and mostly for easy editing of scans and later mainly for size adjustments. 😂 Am now...
  3. M

    Apple Aperture Importing question

    Hello everyone, It's been a while since I've posted here, but know I can always count on you to help me out. I'm using Aperture 3.6, and was wondering about the differences in using JPEG as Original vs RAW as original (when importing). I can see the difference on screen, but what about the...
  4. WhidbeyLVR

    Rules for Digital Darkroom Derby, an image processing challenge

    (last edited December 18, 2021) Digital Darkroom Derby Rules: The Host will provide one or more images to use as the primary basis for submissions, as well as a closing time for entries (approximately 60-hours). Participants should post their entries at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in...
  5. AndyMcD

    Software Capture One 22 now includes HDR merging

    It doesn't have any anti-ghosting so only works on static pictures but this one came out okay...
  6. Bobby Tingle

    New LR masking tool

    Was giving LR yet another try out. As I often switch back and forth between Adobe and Capture One. And holy crap!! The new masking tool in LR is awesome! I don't know when this tool was changed, so it may not be that new. But it was a nice discovery for me.
  7. Kevin

    Software Any Adobe Illustrator users around who could help out with something?

    I have the original .AI file for the "" logo seen in the header but I don't have AI. Are there any AI users that might be able to do a small paid job of some tweaks using the original .AI file? Thanks :)
  8. kyteflyer

    Adobe pulling apps from iOS

    Disappointing, but unsurprising. Adobe is pulling Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix (both free) from the iOS app store on 21st June. They want you to get Adobe Photoshop Express (which used to be free but is now subscription). I use Fix for some things, Its the only Adobe app I use, now, and...
  9. Matero

    Apple Lightroom Classic updated to support Silicon Macs

    I just wondered few days ago how long can it take for Adobe to start supporting Silicon M1 Macs with Lightroom Classic. Well, the update is now ongoing on the background 😎 EDIT: And the new Universal Lightroom Classic feels snappy on M1 Mac mini with just 16GB memory. (And Big Sur 11.4 MacOS)
  10. Bobby Tingle

    Nik 4 released today

    I wasn’t even aware that DxO was finally updating the Nik collection. But there is a mew reworked version available starting today. With discounted pricing for upgrading or buying nee going for a limited time.
  11. kyteflyer

    Linux Linuxed my Macbook again! (Linux image processing)

    Just thought I'd throw it out there for no good reason at all. I now have a Macbook that's called MintyMac. I'm importing (in place) to Shotwell, and have installed Gimp with the ufRaw plugin. I also installed XNViewMP though I have not yet used it. Early days and I am just as likely to...
  12. agentlossing

    DXO PureRAW DXO has just released the most sensational part of their PhotoLab 4 Elite, the DeepPrime noise reduction, as a utility that converts RAW files to denoised, corrected DNGs that can then be imported into other image editing applications. I tried DeepPRIME when it was...
  13. Coksic

    Software Adobe Super resolution - Is this the future?

    The image was taken with a 16mp Fujifilm X-E1 and Minolta 58mm f1.4 PF After processing it through the new ''super resolution'' option in ACR, this image has almost 60mp! 100% crop
  14. kyteflyer

    Software Nikon NX Studio

    Review on DP Review Review: Nikon NX Studio answers our plea for a free, all-in-one editing app
  15. kyteflyer

    Apple MacOS: Lyn App

    This may be of interest to some Mac users, especially those of us on older hardware. I bought a licence for the Lyn app a few years ago but never really gave it serious consideration. How foolish of me. Its lightweight, and it does both image management and basic editing. It will also send...
  16. mike3996

    Wonderful non-tutorials to Darktable

    Boris is a skillful image processer, no doubt. By his own words, he doesn't do tutorials (which can be a bit of a snoozefest to be sure). Instead he makes short (7-10 minute) annotated videos on how he edits a shot using the freely available darktable. I have used Darktable since summer 2017...
  17. Bobby Tingle

    Capture One 21 released today

    The latest greatest thing from C1 is now available.
  18. Bobby Tingle

    Another C1 vs LR observation

    Adobe sent an email with a free trial to return to using their products. So I thought I would see where Lr currently is compared to C1. With us figuring out how to do sharpening in Lr for Fuji files correctly some time ago. Both editors are capable of good results. This time I noticed something...
  19. kyteflyer

    Linux Linux users: more advice required.

    I havent switched yet, but I have sacrificed an external portable to Mint 19, which runs beautifully on my 2010 Macbook White, and have imported all my photos to Shotwell and have been playing with that + Rawtherapee... What are the rest of you doing? I’ve only looked at whats in the software...
  20. Luke

    photo manipulation (bringing old statues some photorealism)

    I thought this was pretty cool and thought some of you would enjoy it, too.
  21. kyteflyer

    Mac and iOS users: RAW Power.

    If you don’t take a look at RAW Power, you’re nuts. Inexpensive to buy, and tons of features for photo editing... Alas, the latest for Mac is not compatible with High Sierra, I havent yet installed on my Mini which is not even running Catalina and probably wont... But on iOS13, its wonderful...
  22. kyteflyer

    Interesting times at On1

    I always liked their software but havent updated since On1Raw 2018... Might be time to take another look.
  23. M

    Using a neutral gray backdrop with blending modes for portraits

    I intend to make a series of portraits of my parents generation, aunts and uncles. So I wanted a portable consistent backdrop. I really like the Annie Leibovitz using a custom Oliphant backdrop style look. The backdrops while absolutely stunning are pricey. Maybe one day. So I use a Wescott...
  24. Bobby Tingle

    My back and forth between LR and C1 finally at an end....

    Almost the entire time I have shot with Fuji, I have mainly used Capture One for my raw processing/editing. At one point even leaving Photoshop for Affinity Photo. This was due to C1 handling the Fuji files much better than LR. And on my editing computer, C1 ran faster. Some time in the last...
  25. Walter Palmer

    Cropping Recommendations

    Maybe it's isolation, maybe boredom, maybe age, whatever... I need to re-check cropping advice from experts. Do I crop in Lightroom to the desired presentation; only crop for print or export; crop a virtual copy for a Collection? What is considered "Best Practice" in 2020?? Thanks.
  26. M. Valdemar

    Interesting Free Russian Film Emulation Software for Mac - Dehancer

    This is really interesting. It crashed on my Mac several times but suddenly became stable. Very good effects:
  27. Walter Palmer

    ACDSee? How is it these days?

    ACDSee has a sale going on. Does anyone have the current Mac version? What is it like? I remember the Old Days when it was lightening fast, slightly limited, no DAM, and Windows only. I have not seen it in awhile (obviously) and was hoping to get a quick update from people I respect. Thanks in...
  28. M

    Workflow 2020

    I have to admit, with 15 years of digital photography I've never really honed a workflow. I used Lightroom to sort and develop and once in a while I'd finish in Photoshop or a plugin like NIK or Luminar, etc. When Adobe went subscription only, I wandered off to try and find something else but...
  29. Cameraderie Bot


    darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Raw is...
  30. mike3996

    Software darktable 3.x

    Cool stuff, man! 😃 Yeah man, that's about it. Pardon me, I've been listening to Ted Vieira podcasts, hours upon hours when I traveled for holidays. This is a detailed changelog about new things in 3.0: darktable 3.0 Some of my older workflows are now obsolete but that's okay. New stuff to...
  31. Jock Elliott

    Messing around with Photolemur 3, Luminar 3, DXO 9

    Early this AM I received an email inviting me to enter a contest and receive a free copy of Photolemur 3. So I did. It appears to be a fully automated program for improving photographs. I then played with the same photographs using DXO 9 (using one of the HDR presets) and Luminar 3 (using a...
  32. Jock Elliott

    Some experimentation with Topaz Sharpen AI

    Before after before after before after Commentary: I downloaded the software as a free trial onto two computers: a Dell Inspiron 13 with an i7 processor and an HP Elite with the Ryzen chipset and 16 gigs of ram. Neither computer has a dedicated graphics card. Sharpen AI seems...
  33. Mike G

    Creative Cloud app update.

    For the users of Adobe products via the Creative Cloud, there is an update around. I had lost the Mac taskbar icon for CC so contacted Adobe help via an electronic link to get the Icon reinstalled, Mr Singh facilitated a reload of the CC app and believe me it is a radically different look so if...
  34. donlaw

    Luminar 3 won't save to Photos on Catalina

    Loaded up Catalina yesterday only to find that any new changes made within Photos can not be saved. Anyone else having the same problem? The problem is noted on the Luminar website.
  35. kyteflyer

    Apple MacOS: Macphun Creative Kit

    Doesn't seem to be possible to buy from the website anymore but some components are still available on the App Store under Macphun. I was using Intensify, Noiseless and Tonality before Luminar was created and I have gone back to them. Intensify, Noiseless and Snapheal are still available...
  36. M

    Google Photos AI

    I randomly took two photos of a deck we were cleaning. One was for the front part and the next was the back half. I didn't make any effort to align them or anything. A while later, I received a notification that my new 'stitched panorama' was ready for viewing. Huh? Well, when I looked at...
  37. AndyMcD

    Adios Adobe

    Just cancelled my CC plan, moved over full time to Capture One Pro for Fujifilm and Gimp a few months ago and haven't looked back.
  38. kyteflyer

    Apple Mac Users only: Acorn

    I've been using Acorn off and on for about 4 years. Its in constant development and is available to buy from the App store, or from the app website. It became my go-to once I had given up on Photoshop (I preferred it to Pixelmator which I also own), because there are many similar features...
  39. kyteflyer

    ACDSee Anyone?

    Just wondering if anybody uses this. I was very tempted by an offer last week of two licences for the price of one which was cheap, anyway. Comments?
  40. Cameraderie Bot

    Corel Paintshop Pro

    See the world through a new lens Experience an all-in-one photo editor and graphic design software that will change the way you edit photos. Creative design power Access a wide range of built-in templates to create...
  41. mike3996

    Correcting horizons: is less rotation always better?

    Hi to all signal processing experts. Sometimes my pic is off by 2.5 degrees; sometimes by -0.14. Intuitively one could imagine that the image degrades less if you have to perform less rotation. Then again, rotation by a multiple of 90 is effectively lossless. I currently assume that the image...
  42. Jock Elliott

    Luminar 3.1.1

    Some time ago, I bought Luminar and am pleased with it. A couple of days ago, I downloaded the latest version -- Luminar 3.1.1 -- and it definitely boots faster ... noticeably faster, even with my ancient Dell workstation that is running Win10 with only 4 gigs memory. I'm impressed. Cheers, Jock
  43. Cameraderie Bot

    digiKam What is digiKam? digiKam is an advanced open-source digital photo management application that runs on Linux, Windows, and MacOS. The application provides a comprehensive set of tools for importing, managing, editing, and sharing photos and raw files. Highlights You...
  44. Cameraderie Bot


    Photopea: advanced image editor Free online design editor supporting Adobe Photoshop PSD, GIMP XCF, Sketch, Adobe XD and CorelDRAW CDR formats. Create a new image or open existing files from your computer. Save your work as PSD (File - Save as PSD) or as JPG / PNG / SVG (File - Export). Our...
  45. Cameraderie Bot

    Luminar by Skylum Make stunning photos that leave everyone speechless. The most innovative photo editor is now available for Mac and PC. Right off the bat, get amazing images with an improved RAW engine. Remove flaws with Lens Correction and Transform tools. Stylize and enhance with...
  46. Jock Elliott

    Luminar by Skylum

    Just downloaded Luminar for Windows beta from here: Luminar for Windows (beta) is live! Try it free today. So far, I find it is pretty interesting. With a couple of clicks, I was able to go from here: To this: The interface is a little like dealing with a mime -- little pictures and...
  47. olli

    Affinity Photo

    Is anyone using Affinity Photo? At the moment it's only available for Mac but there is supposedly a Windows Beta arriving later this year. I'm curious if anyone is using it and, if so, what they think of it.
  48. P

    Software Using Open Source GIMP

    My dad over the summer celebrated his 83rd? birthday (? because we're not really sure *lol*) This image was done a few days ago with the Fujifilm X100 (the "s" is still in it's box and may never see the light of day except for the odd firmware updates) I'm trying OpenSource Ubuntu and...