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How to Optimize Lightroom Classic for the Best Performance

One of the consequences of reviewing computers for PetaPixel and running benchmark after benchmark is that you learn a thing or two about working in Lightroom. From weird quirks to the optimal performance settings for import, export, and editing, there are a few key changes you can make to coax a little more speed out of Adobe's Raw editor.

XP-Pen Artist Pro 24 Review: Editing Photos on a 24-Inch Pen Display

There are two big leaps you can make in your photo editing workflow. The first is moving from a mouse-and-keyboard setup to a pen tablet like the Wacom Intuos Pro—almost everybody does that at some point. But if you really want to kick your experience up to another level, there's one more step you can take: you can buy yourself a high-resolution pen display.

Loupedeck and Adobe Team Up on Bespoke Photoshop Plugin

Part of Adobe's big Photoshop update today was the announcement of a new "plugin experience," including a bespoke Plugin Marketplace and special Plugin Launchpad. And one of the first photography companies to take advantage of the new experience is editing console maker Loupedeck.

Google Takes a Stand Against Sneaky Selfie Filters that Retouch Your Face

Google has announced a new set of "people-centered" design guidelines around the face-altering selfie filters built into many smartphone camera apps. The initiative encourages companies to be more transparent about how they apply these filters, change the design language used, and give users more direct control over their experience.

30 Lightroom Tips and Tricks for Faster Photo Editing

Landscape photographer Christian Möhrle of The Phlog Photography recently put together a handy compilation of his favorite tips and tricks for Adobe Lightroom Classic. Chances are good you'll find at least one or two (and probably several more) little workflow tips that you didn't know about.

ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and Launches All-New ON1 Portrait AI

Portland-based software company ON1 made three announcements yesterday. It launched a new application called ON1 Portrait AI, pushed a major update to ON1 Photo RAW Mobile for iOS and Android, and unveiled the latest version of the ON1 Photo RAW desktop editor, which will officially launch in October.

How to Swap Faces in Photoshop in Four Easy Steps

Our friend Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge recently teamed up with the folks from Adorama to put together a very handy Photoshop tutorial you may want to bookmark for later. In this video, he shows you how to swap faces and expressions in four easy steps.

Skylum Unveils Luminar AI: A Fully Automated, AI-First Photo Editor

Skylum has announced a new, AI-first version of its Lumiar photo editor. Dubbed Luminar AI, the program takes all of the machine-learning tools from Luminar 4, adds some more, and puts them all into a new app and plugin that's all about "reinventing" traditional photo editing.

This Free Photoshop Add-On Will Read You Jokes and Puns While You Work

Retoucher Pratik Naik and his co-workers at Infinite Tools have released a fun (and free) little side-project that you might want to get in on. It's called the "Infinite Jokes Panel" and it's a Photoshop add-on that will read you jokes, puns, and condescending statements about your photo editing abilities while you work.

How to Create the Perfect Photoshop Toolbar for Your Editing Needs

Photoshop master Unmesh Dinda at PIXimperfect has put together a simple tutorial that could have a significant impact on your photo editing workflow. In a few minutes, he'll show you how to customize your editing experience and create your personal "dream Photoshop toolbar."

This Full Astrophotography Workshop is Now Available for Free on YouTube

Ian Norman and Diana Southern over at Lonely Speck just uploaded their full 2016 astrophotography workshop to YouTube for free. This incredible resource covers everything from getting the shot, to basic editing, image stacking, and panorama stitching. They even included the Q&A from the end of the meetup!

Testing Every New Feature Adobe Just Added to Photoshop and Lightroom

Earlier this week, Adobe released major updates for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera RAW, with new and improved features across the board. But if the announcement was a bit overwhelming, don't worry: Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE has put together a demo of every new feature that Adobe just added to these products.