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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49) on November 22, 2013

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

Capture One Pro 7 Review
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Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on January 28, 2013

Significant upgrade extends lead, but older machines will struggle! Capture One Pro version 7 is a significant advance on version 6, especially for Nikon users who now have access to Live View while tethering. Some improvements include noise reduction, better color rendering, and profiling for popular pro Nikon Camera/lens combinations. Find out what else is under the hood. Read more...

Review Phase One Media Pro
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Review Phase One Media Pro

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on August 26, 2011

Media Pro is a fast, powerful and sturdy digital assets management system which integrates well with Phase One Capture One, but is also worth looking at even if you mainly use Photoshop, Nikon Capture or dXo as your primary raw developer. Read more...

Lightroom Black and White
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Lightroom Black and White

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on November 9, 2012

A guide to producing better black and white images in Lightroom. If you're going black and white with any photograph, the end result can be made stronger by doing things yourself and not just letting your software decide how to create the tones and contrast that ultimately make for a powerful black and white image. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review
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DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on March 28, 2012

DxO Optics Pro is a high-end raw developer designed to extract the maximum optical quality from laboratory calibrated lens combinations, but also offering maximum freedom to the user to use the same tools with unsupported combinations, or for creative effects. It is highly specified as a batch processor, having a simple out-of-the-box interface for optimizing an image. Read more...

Capture One Pro 6 review
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Capture One Pro 6 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on March 15, 2011

Lightroom for grownups? Phase One's Capture One Pro software offers the ultimate workflow for Phase One and Leaf cameras, and much of this functionality — but not all — is available for Nikon shooters. It works at blazing speed, has extensive customisation to fit around how you want to work, and has some very refined features not available on competing systems. Read more...

DOF for Blackberry
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DOF for Blackberry

POL F. GILLARD (pfgbel47) on July 12, 2010

I could only test the "online" version of this excellent tools because I do not have a Blackberry but an HTC Win Mobile 6.x.It's great of course and I appreciate this particularly useful tool when outside on the field, there where it is needed and not at home before leaving for a shooting day. Read more...

The OnOne Photoshop Bundle
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The OnOne Photoshop Bundle

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on October 13, 2009

The OnOne Photoshop plugins bundle offers three industry leading tools, one-nice-to-have, an odd-box neither fish-nor-foul which you'll either find incredibly useful or incredibly annoying, and a tool that improves on a Photoshop built-in function. Read more...

PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review
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PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN) on February 7, 2006

Capture One Pro is software specifically dedicated to handling and editing raw images, with emphasis on raw workflow. This review is based on version 3.7.1. Nikon D2Hs, D2x and D50 users - you'll be happy to know that Capture One version 3.7.3 is now able to read Nikon white balances (pre-defined, auto and custom). Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
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Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on January 21, 2013

PictureCode is a serious contender in the raw converter/processor arena. With little effort you can easily produce excellent images with great color, detail, and separation of tones. Not to mention the noise reduction is something else out of this world. See the full review and judge for yourself. Read more...

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