imageediting

Knowing When to Fold

The overall measure of success for any photographer will likely be at least partially attributable to the effectiveness with which they are able to edit their own work.

Why Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI Blew My Mind

For the past few years, I've been content with keeping my entire photo editing worldview pegged to the Adobe ecosystem. Anything that Lightroom couldn't handle, or that required more refined content-aware heavy-lifting, was offloaded to Photoshop. And that's the way things went for a very long time.

Landscape Photographer: Why I Don’t Use Global Sliders in Lightroom

When you use Lightroom, do you edit globally or locally? Many (possibly most) people use the global editing sliders liberally when processing an image. But landscape photographer Thomas Heaton's most recent video makes a good case for using mostly local adjustments and leaving those global sliders alone.

Sneak Peek: This is Content-Aware Fill on Steroids

Adobe Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill is a powerful way to remove portions of photos, but its results can fall short and it doesn't have tools for customizing the results. But that's about to change: it will soon receive a huge upgrade with its own workspace and tools, and the 2-minute video above is a Sneak Peek at what's coming soon.

Lightroom Sucks: An Open Letter to Adobe

“Panic on the streets of London, panic on the streets of Birmingham, I wonder to myself, could life ever be sane again?” You’d be forgiven for thinking The Smiths were singing about wedding photographers mid-summer running around the streets in a naked hysteria after they’ve just installed the latest Lightroom update.

Testing the Speed Boost in Luminar’s Jupiter Update

Luminar has a new update, and it’s fast! Although I recently published an extensive review of raw processors that included Luminar 2018 v1.1, the new update called Jupiter (v1.2) has significant changes and improvements. I believe it warrants an updated review covering the important changes. So here it is.

Pixelmator Pro to Feature AI-Powered Photo Editing Features

Pixelmator is an image editor for macOS that launched back in 2007 and has since grown into a formidable alternative to Adobe Photoshop in a previously untouchable domain. Now the company has just announced a Pro version of its software, which is set to be released this fall.

Polarr Photo Editor 3 Launched for Web, Chrome, and Windows 10

The free browser-based photo editor Polarr is expanding its reach yet again. After launching version 2 of its online photo editor back in February and a wildly popular iOS photo editing app back in June, the company today unveiled version 3 of its flagship photo editor and the company's expansion to Chrome and Windows 10 Desktop.

Adobe Unveils Its Photoshop Fix Mobile Editing App

After pulling the plug on its Photoshop Touch app back in May, Adobe is now back in the mobile photo editing game. Today the company officially launched Photoshop Fix, the app that was teased months ago and code-named "Project Rigel."

A Blast from the Past: Demos of Adobe Photoshop 1.0

Adobe celebrated Photoshop's 25th birthday yesterday with great fanfare. Since the original Photoshop version 1.0 was launched back on February 19th, 1990, there have been 15 major versions released that have advanced the way we work with (and look at) photographs.

To see how far post-processing has come over the past two-and-a-half decades, here's a closer look at what it was like to use the very first version of Photoshop.