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Trying out Android video editing apps

Trying out Android video editing apps

Early this year I started to use my smartphone to shoot video. I also thought it would be convenient to use a tablet to do the editing, especially when travelling. (Back home I use Sony Vegas to edit my videos.) But it turned out to be quite a challenge to find a decent Android video […]

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Book Review: Adobe Photoshop Restoration and Retouching

Adobe Photoshop Restoration and Retouching Katrin Eismann New Rider [Have not yet read it but it is on my “Wanted” list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Fully updates edition of the No. 1 selling book on using Photoshop for restoring and retouching any photograph…”

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Software Review: Backup and Storage

Software Review: Backup and Storage

With all pictures saved on digital media backup and storage becomes of vital importance for the photographer. Give it a though: How many pictures do you have on, say, a 250GB external drive? Perhaps 13,000 (250GB divided by an average file size of 18MB) How much work do you have invested in that hard drive? […]

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Software Review: Noise Reduction

Indispensable when you shoot in low-light conditions. You can do it in Photoshop with filter and some manipulations. I have found it easier (can’t say better, since I have not done any tests) to use a dedicated sw to do it. (BTW, if you are going to use noise reduction, you should do it at […]

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Book Review: Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Book Review: Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies Barbara Obermeier Hungry Minds Inc This is a heavy tome. Just over 800 pages (for the previous “CS” edition). It goes through most of the functions and features you need to know about Photoshop basics and Photoshop medium-advanced. It is a bit short on “theory” and background but […]

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Software review: Upsizing your picutres

Software review: Upsizing your picutres

You may find that your “developed” file is not big enough and therefore that you need to upsize it (scale it). There are different tools for that: Genuine Fractals onOne Software www.ononesoftware.com Recommended by many. Also referred to as Genuine Fractals PrintPro. From a workflow point of view the current version of GF is much […]

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Raw File Processing – and some more

In my opinion, unless you like taking Polaroid snaps, you will be shooting in raw format. So you will need some kind of raw processing (development) software. Here are a few: Capture One Phase One www.phaseone.com In my opinion (but not in everyone else’s!) this is the best processing (“development”) software. It takes some time […]

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Book Review: Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction – 4th Edition

Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction – 4th Edition Dan Margulis Hungry Minds Inc. (New edition to be published on 31 Dec 2006) [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my “Wanted” list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “The commonsense, by-the-numbers approach of Professional […]

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Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers Martin Evening Elsevier A very good book on Photoshop for the photographer. It focuses on what you need to know as a photographer and goes quite a bit into theory and principles. Very good to give you an understanding of how to work with digital photography. I am a bit […]

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Digital Asset Management software

If you’re really serious about managing your photos you should get a proper cataloguing application. There are a few out there. Neither is really, really good (but which software is that?). It’s not cheap but useful. You can typically try-before-you-buy. The two I have looked at and find useful are these two: Extensis Portfolio The […]

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Digital Asset Management

If you’re really serious about managing your photos you should get a proper cataloguing application. There are a few out there. Neither is really, really good (but which software is that?). It’s not cheap but useful. You can typically try-before-you-buy. The two I have looked at and find useful are these two: Extensis Portfolio The […]

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Book – Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide

Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide Tim Grey Sybex Inc. [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended] I have not found anything really good and concise written (in books or on the web) on digital workflow. Many have written useful bits and pieces (like Martin Evening with a book on […]

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