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Lightroom Now Remains Mostly Functional Even if Your License Runs Out

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It’s come to light that, within the latest Creative Cloud update, there is a major change in how the licensing functionality for Lightroom works. Specifically, even after your license runs out, it’s been discovered that Lightroom still continues to function — for the most part. Read more…

external Canon Announces Print Service For Android 4.4 And HP Slate —Photography Blog

“As the growth in mobility among individuals and businesses around the world expands exponentially, Canon U.S.A. continues to deliver to our customers the technology they need to remain productive and successful,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior VP and GM.

 
Jul 10, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external 10 Photography Startups That Will Change Our Industry For The Better —Resource

With Instagram at the head of the pack demonstrating the power of a good idea, here is a pick of 10 photo-related startups that are worth keeping an eye on.

 
Jul 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Aperture Is Dead. Long Live Photos! —Aperture Expert

Undoubtedly Apple will lose some users to Lightroom. That’s inevitable, and I’m not going to say “they’ll be back!”. But they probably will :-)

As before, for most of us diehard Aperture users, we’ve added plugins or other apps to enhance the Aperture experience to do everything Lightroom does, and more. There’s no reason for that to change. At least now, finally, we can see the future, and we don’t need a crystal ball to do it.

 
Jul 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Timera Allows Users to Create Then & Now Photographs with Ease on iOS and Android

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Timera 2 is the second iteration of a rather unique then-and-now compositing app that crowdsources photographs from around the globe and allows you to easily document the changes that have taken place in the world around you over the decades.

Through a massive user-generated database of historical images, appropriately geotagged to their location, Timera users can create unique then-and-now photos by overlaying the archive photo with a photo they just took. Read more…

Google+ Photos Update Brings Snapseed-esque Functionality to the Browser

Google’s acquisition of Nik Software some time ago caused quite a stir in the photography community. Creators of a number of plugins, filters and the editing app Snapseed, Nik Software had a lot to offer Google in the world of photography.

And little by little, as Google has continued to improve its photo platform and services, more and more influence and integration from the acquisition is making its way to the end user. Case in point is Google+ Photos’ latest update, which features a number of Snapseed-esque editing tools. Read more…

Apple Confirms 3rd-Party Extensibility and Robust Editing Features in OS X Photos

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Although still far from its public debut, more and more information about the new Photos app for OS X is making its way to the public.

Meant to be the successor to both iPhoto and now Aperture, Photos is said to create a more seamless photography workflow across OS X and iOS devices. And the latest news indicates that the OS X version of Photos will offer some potentially exciting features. Read more…

external The One Aperture Feature that I Can’t Live Without (and Alternatives) —ZDNet

I stuck with Aperture for so long for one feature: Photo Stream (now called iCloud Photo Sharing). It works like this: I snap a photo on my iPhone (or iPad) and it’s immediately synced to the cloud and available in Aperture or iPhoto.

It sounds simple, but it’s the reason that I didn’t migrate to Adobe Lightroom years ago.

 
Jul 01, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

The ‘Doco’ Extension Gives Photoshop the Documents Panel It’s Always Needed

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When you’re working with multiple photos in Photoshop, one of the biggest pains turns out to be management. Despite being around for over 20 years, Photoshop’s approach to dealing with multiple documents still feels rather archaic or, to put it technically, a pain in the butt.

This left a gap in the photo-editing program that needed filling — a gap that an extension called Doco (pronounced dock-oh) is trying to take care of. Read more…

Recent Creative Cloud Update Enabled App Data Gathering, Here’s How You Turn it Off

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In a sneaky move that the company probably hoped nobody would notice, Adobe turned on “Desktop App Usage Information” by default in the most recent update to Creative Cloud. This means that, unless they manually go in and disable the feature, CC users’ app usage data is currently being shared with Adobe.

Fortunately, disabling the feature is pretty easy, assuming you don’t want that info shared with Adobe. Read more…