Posts Tagged ‘program’

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

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Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started and how far it has come in the past two-and-a-half decades.
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Fujifilm Bringing Film Simulation to Its Official RAW Conversion Software

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Fujifilm is bringing its popular mirrorless camera film simulation modes to its desktop RAW conversation software. Rather than shoot photos in certain modes and have those looks baked into the JPEG files, photographers will be able to choose their film look during post-processing.
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Here’s a Look Into the ‘Photos for Mac’ App That Will Replace iPhoto and Aperture

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Apple announced last year that it was pulling the plug on its two main photo editing and management programs: iPhoto, which is aimed at consumers, and Aperture, which is geared toward pros. Both products would be replaced with a single app called “Photos for Mac.”

Here’s a look at what we can expect when the app arrives later this year.
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Microsoft Unveils Image Composite Editor v2.0: Auto Completion and Video to Panorama

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Microsoft Research has announced version 2.0 of its Image Composite Editor (ICE) software, a free program that offers advanced panoramic photo stitching technology. If you’re on a Windows machine and need a way to combine multiple photos into single shots, ICE is a download you may want to look into.
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Sony Announces Pro Support Service: Quick Repairs, Loaners and More for Pro Photographers

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As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.

And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it’s calling the Sony PRO Support service program.

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Red Giant Software Unveils Offload: A Dead-Simple Application for Transferring and Backing Up Footage

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Red Giant Software has unveiled their latest piece of programming built for videographers of all kinds. It’s called Offload, and it offers a dead simple way to securely and simultaneously transfer and backup your footage from your camera to your computer.

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Researchers Create Software Capable of Intelligently Averaging Thousands of Photos Into One

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Researchers at UC Berkeley have created software that automatically averages hundreds or thousands of similar images to create the pinnacle of amalgamations.

Unveiled last month, AverageExplorer lets users see the average image that represents whatever collection of images they’re looking at. The idea is to break down the overwhelming amount of images given when searching through Google Images, Flickr or Bing and combining it into one visual summary of the result.
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Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

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Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content,” Flickr seems to be taking strike at 500px and others to get their hand in on the licensing game.

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DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software is Free Until October 31st

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Want to quickly make your digital photos look like analog ones without shelling out big bucks for paid software by VSCO and DxO? You’re in luck: for a limited time, DxO is giving away free licenses for the previous version of its creative image processing program FilmPack 3. By comparison, VSCO charges $119 for its film emulation packs, and DxO charges $79 for FilmPack 4.

All you need to do is visit the promo page and enter an email address the activation code should be sent to. The software download weighs in at about 280MB. This promo ends on October 31st, 2013, so act soon if you’d like this free program.

DxO FilmPack 3 Free License [DxO via Reddit]

Using Focus Stacked Photos to Create 3D Reconstructions

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Creating a 3D scan of an object can be done several different ways. We’ve seen everything from long distance laser cameras and hacked Kinects used to great effect. Computer engineer Giancarlo Todone’s take on creating a 3D reconstruction takes another approach: using focus stacking. Read more…