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How to Combine Photos with Unreal Engine for Creative Composites

Mixing photography with digital backgrounds is becoming easier and more approachable. In this in-depth and over one hour video, Serge Ramelli breaks down how to use the free Unreal Engine to build a background from scratch and use it to create new composite photographic images.

Razer Blade 14 Review: Made for Gamers, Great for Creators

The Razer Blade 14 released just a few short weeks ago is aimed squarely at gamers. The headline on the Razer website is "the world's most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop." But don't be fooled by the glowing green logo and the RGB-backlit keyboard: with its AMD CPU, NVIDIA GPU, and color-accurate QHD display, the Blade 14 is an ideal choice for photo and video editors who are looking for a PC that's portable and powerful.

Apple’s Camera Can Read Text, Spotlight Now Searches Photos

Announced today at the WWDC 2021, Apple has added "Live Text" to photos with the forthcoming iOS 15. This feature will enable Apple devices to recognize text and numbers within an image and let users copy that text from the image and paste it into other apps like Mail or Messages.

How to Control Capture One on a Mac With Your iPhone or iPad

With the latest iOS 14 comes some great features, and one of my favorites is the new shortcut app. If you don't know what a shortcut app is, it allows you to perform complicated tasks automatically, some without any interaction whatsoever.

Photoshop’s ‘Save As’ Function Has Changed. Here’s Why

As part of its May 2021 release of Photoshop on Desktop -- version 22.4 -- Adobe made a significant change to how the "Save As" command works. Rather than continuing to act as it has across applications on all computers for decades, Adobe altered the basic functionality and has left users baffled.

Apple’s Next-Gen ‘M2’ Processor is in Production: Report

The M1 Chip successor from Apple, which is currently being called M2, is looking more likely to arrive in MacBook computers by the end of the year. A new report states that the processor has already gone into mass production and could start shipping as early as July.

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon's footsteps, Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software—which allows you to use various X-Series and GFX cameras as webcams for streaming and video conferencing over USB, without the need for a capture card—was only available for Windows 10.

You Can Now Get 3 Months of Affinity Photo for Free

Not be outdone by Adobe—who is currently giving everyone 2 months of Creative Cloud for free—Serif is offering prospective users 3 months of free access to Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher, after which you can buy the software at a steep discount if you so choose.