Software

 

Video: A Full Portrait Retouch Done Completely in Capture One Pro 8

There are a seemingly infinite number of videos that walk you through retouching a portrait from beginning to end; however, most of them are based in Photoshop, Lightroom and — once upon a time — Aperture. This leaves the less-used but robust Capture One Pro out of the game.

Well, not anymore! Giving Capture One Pro 8 some love is photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz, who decided to take it for a test drive and see how close he could get to his Photoshop results using Capture One Pro 8 instead.

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Livestream iOS App Now Lets You Broadcast GoPro Footage Live, Straight from Your iPhone

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Just in time for the updated GoPro hardware, Livestream has released an update to their iOS app that now allows you to share your GoPro video feed LIVE without getting a computer involved. Read more…

Adobe Unveils New and Updated Apps, Forms ‘Deep Connections’ Between Desktop and Mobile

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As Adobe prepares to give the keynote presentation of its Adobe MAX conference in just a couple of hours, one thing is becoming clear: the theme of this year’s Adobe MAX is all mobile, all the time.

Some exciting new apps, updates to both the mobile and desktop apps we know and love, and the official release of the Creative SDK public beta are all on the docket. Read on to find out what to expect. Read more…

3 Hyperlapse Alternatives for Android Users Feeling Left Out by Instagram

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse app has taken the iOS world by storm, making it incredibly easy for anybody to start creating smooth motion time-lapse sequences using nothing more than their smartphone. There’s just one problem: not everybody has an iOS device.

A large swath of the population prefers to do their smartphoning on Android, but since “the requisite APIs” aren’t available, Instagram has left them out in the cold. So, until Google makes those APIs available to Instagram, here are three alternatives that will hold you over. Read more…

Trash or Keep: Flic Uses Tinder Swipe Interface to Help You Organize Your iOS Photos

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Sorting through the hundreds (if not thousands) of photos on your smartphone can be a daunting task, but a new iOS called Flic is out to make the task seem much more manageable. How much more manageable? About as manageable as swiping through ‘matches’ on the ‘dating’ app Tinder.
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piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens

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What’s the difference between the results of a $300 consumer lens and a $3,000 top-of-the-line lens? If piccure is to be believed, one answer is “post-processing.”

Today, the German computational photography company is releasing a new version of its software called piccure+ that can effortlessly correct the flaws of cheap glass, allowing photographers to obtain high image quality without having to spend a fortune on gear.
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Camera51 App Automatically Helps You Compose Better Photos with Your Smartphone

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Now that practically every phone on the market has a camera, it’s easy for anyone to become a ‘photographer.’ What isn’t nearly as easy is consistently capturing quality images using those phones, especially if you don’t have any background in photography.

But a new app called Camera51 aims to solve these woes by becoming a little composition instructor on-the-go.

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ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

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One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness and texture. That’s an art, absolutely, and often a quite technical challenge.

In this article I will explain how to obtain perfect skin colors, with the help of a ColorChecker. But not just a simple ColorChecker workflow with the standard, bundled software. No, there’s a neat trick which saves a lot of time and a lot of custom color editing (and desaturating) of skin tones.

It’s a quick, transparent automatic workflow, once set up and created. Your camera needs to shoot in RAW. Read more…

Snapwire Collaborates with Adobe to Feature New Creative SDK

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Snapwire‘s mission is to make photo selling ‘human again,’ which is why creative collaboration between image makers and the brands/companies that need those images is at the center of the photo sales platform’s model.

Today, the company enters into a creative collaboration of its own with Adobe in order to make sure their users have the most photo editing algorithms on the market at their fingertips. Read more…

‘No Ad’ App Replaces NYC Subway Ads With Art From the International Center of Photography

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In every facet of our lives, we’re bombarded by advertisements: online, while driving, on the radio, everywhere. So much so that they become more noise than anything else. So wouldn’t you like to erase some of that noise and replace it with iconic photography? Well, soon you can.

For one month, starting in mid-October, No Ad, an augmented reality application will be overlaying pieces of art from the International Center of Photography over the commercial advertisements seen throughout the New York City subway system.
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